Ruth Ann Smith

Ruth Ann Smith, age 85, of Stryker, passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 4, 2010, at Community Hospital of Williams County-Bryan. Prior to her retirement she had worked at Oberlin’s Processing in Pulaski for over 30 years. Ruth Ann was born in Archbold on July 2, 1925, the daughter of the late Earl and the late Anna (Leupp) Luty. She married […]

Western Dist. Court News

(Note: In the list of speeding offenses, the first number is illegal speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, court costs.) Traffic Jimmy W. Bailey, Sr., rural Wauseon, speeding, 66-55, US20A, $37, $80. Martin H. Barnell, Greenwich, seat belt, E. Main St., Fayette, $30, $43. Quincy O. Brown, Toledo, overweight truck, $496, $80. […]


Parkinson Support Defiance Area Parkinson’s support group, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 1945 E. Second St., Defiance. Speaker: Autumn Richards. SAHC Stryker Area Heritage Council Board of Trustees, Thursday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m., Stryker Depot, 203 N. Depot St., Stryker. HOPE Helping Other Parents Experiencing Grief group, Monday, Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m., meeting room, Fulton County Health […]

Another Victim Of The Economy

Northwest Ohio’s stagnant economy has struck another blow. Archbold Hospital will close its inpatient services and emergency room. While the decision hasn’t officially been made, it’s basically a done deal. Archbold Hospital will still offer services: laboratory, x-ray, outpatient surgery, physical therapy, and a sleep study lab. But the things that make a hospital what it is will be gone. […]

Crash On St. Rt. 120 Claims Three Lives

Three persons, including a four-month-old, died as the result of a two-vehicle headon collision about 5:13 pm, Monday. Aug. 2, in Chesterfi eld Township. Karen Donahue, also known as Karen Donahue- Pinkelman, 44, Metamora, was driving a sport utility vehicle east on St. Rt. 120. Her grandson, Nash Donahue, four months, rural Lyons, was a passenger in the vehicle. Traveling […]

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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000 The United States Postal Service confirmed a site has been secured for the new Pettisville Post Office, south of the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks almost directly at the end of Chestnut Street. Archbold High School sports will be impacted as a result of a party north of Archbold, which was raided by county […]

Charged In Vandalism

Jen Gisel, 21, rural Archbold, and Joshua Stockburger, 20, Archbold, were each charged with one count of criminal mischief in connection with an auto vandalism. The two are charged with allegedly spreading mustard and mayonnaise on a vehicle owned by Sherree Grieser, 506 Brussel St., Archbold. The condiments were spread on the auto sometime between 10 pm, July 26, and […]

2010-08-11 E-Edition

When Traffic Lights Are Out, Stop! It’s The Law!

State law says when the traffic signals at an intersection are not working, all motorists must treat the intersection as an all-way stop. Apparently, many motorists missed that day of driver education, or forgot. While electric power to downtown Archbold was out Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 4, many motorists were sailing through the North Defiance Street intersections at Holland and Stryker […]

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