Divorce DivorceCare, a help seminar and support group, and DC4K, a program for children ages 5-12 in families of divorce, Mondays, 6:30 p.m., West Clinton Mennonite Church, 18029 Co. Rd. C, Wauseon. Parkinson Support Defiance Area Parkinson’s support group, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 1945 E. Second St., Defiance. Speaker: Liz Wargo. OPERS Ohio Public Employees Retirement […]

Crime Stopper

The Fulton County Crime Stopper program seeks help to solve a burglary in the 11000 block of Co. Rd. 1, in the rural Swanton area. A homeowner reported on Dec. 10, 2010, a rear door was kicked in to gain entrance. Once inside, a thief or thieves took a .22 caliber rifle with telescopic sight, a 20-gage shotgun, gift cards […]


Hite Picked To Fill Buehrer's Seat

The Ohio Senate Republican Caucus named Cliff Hite, a state representative (R) from Findlay, to fill the state Senate seat of Steve Buehrer. Buehrer was appointed by John Kasich, Ohio governor, to head the state Bureau of Workers Compensation. Buehrer resigned from the Senate, Sunday, Jan. 9, and was sworn in as head of the BWC on Monday, Jan. 10. […]

Why Wait For Safer Lights?

Why must Ohioans wait for improved safety? Here’s a fact: the number of crashes involving Ohio Department of Transportation snow plows and snow removal equipment is up. Here’s another fact: studies show that at night, in snowy conditions, green lights are easier to see than the traditional yellow used on plows and other equipment. To use a popular term, this […]

Man Faces Misdemeanor Drug Charge After Search

Joseph D. Hart, 18, 105 West Street, Archbold, faces three misdemeanor charges after Archbold police searched his apartment about 10:30 am, Tuesday, Jan. 4. Martin Schmidt, Archbold police chief, said officers issued Hart a summons to appear on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Schmidt said officers acted on […]

Breaking News

Four Departments Fight Fire At North Star Steel Plant

Delta firefighters, with the assistance of firefighters from Wauseon, Swanton, and Lyons, battled a blaze at the North Star Blue Scope Steel plant near Delta, Thursday morning, Jan. 13. Jeremy Gillen, DFD firefighter who was in charge at the scene, said the fire was in an office-storage area near the top of the building, about six or seven stories above […]

American Politics And The Gun

Many were surprised by the Saturday, Jan. 8 shooting of a U.S. congressman in Arizona. In the supercharged, superheated political environment of 21st Century America, in which: a political figure says Americans may have to resort to their “second amendment rights”; another political figure uses, “don’t retreat, reload!” as a catch phrase; people openly carry firearms to presidential appearances; what […]

Man Sentenced

A man was sentenced in Fulton County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday, Jan. 5: Louis Sommers, 62, Irving, Texas; previously pleaded guilty to one count, possession of marijuana; on Jan. 16, 2010, marijuana was found in Sommers’ vehicle during an Ohio State Highway Patrol traffic stop; sentenced to five years in prison, a mandatory $5,000 fine was imposed, driver license […]

Dorothy L. (Carroll) Strayer

Dorothy L. (Carroll) Strayer, age 79, of Wauseon, passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon, with her loving husband at her side.  She had resided at Fulton Manor since April of 2006.  She had battled Parkinson’s since the 1990s. Mrs. Strayer was a homemaker, parent, and a cosmetologist with her own shop, The Chic House, for […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001 The Norfolk Southern crossing at Co. Rd. 18 will qualify for crossing gates and lights this spring. Preston Michael Foor is the Archbold Buckeye First Baby of the Year. His parents are Jared Foor and Jessica Balser. With the help of a voterapproved hike, the village of Archbold municipal income tax topped $4 […]