Alexandria Grace Beck Is Buckeye First Baby Of 2013

Arrives 11 Days Late

Alexandria Grace Beck, the Archbold Buckeye First Baby of 2013, shouldn’t have been the First Baby of the Year. The daughter of Jeff Beck and Jessica Potts, Archbold, Alexandria’s due date was predicted to be Dec. 21, 2012. Jessica was induced on Dec. 31, and was in labor for 29 hours before Alexandria finally made her appearance at 11:17 pm, […]


Our family would like to thank everyone who supported us during the past yearand a-half after our Mother’s stroke while she was in Fulton Manor. Your visits, cards and prayers were a source of encouragement to her. We also want to thank the staff at Fulton Manor for their compassionate care and the doctors who cared for our mother. The […]

Parking Lot Mishap Occurs Thursday

A car struck a parked minivan in the parking lot of the Rite Aid Drug Store in Archbold about 12:45 pm, Thursday, Jan. 10. The Archbold police report on the mishap states Maria M. Thuma, 65, rural Archbold, attempted to drive into a space and struck a parked minivan owned by Janet P. Knierim, 53, Archbold. The minivan was parked […]

Fight Against Cancer Is On

Sometimes, no matter how much we pray, no matter how hard we fight, no matter how much money we raise, no matter how much sheer will we put up against it, cancer wins. Maddy Lambert’s death last week was a tragedy for all. The nine-yearold fought leukemia, and legions of boys and girls, men and women, from all over, stood […]

Archbold Man Found Dead Inside Car In Water-Filled Ditch

Michael A. Rocha, 41, Archbold, was found dead inside a car that was discovered in a water-filled ditch, Sunday, Jan. 13, an Ohio State Highway Patrol press release said. Rocha was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Co. Rd. 15, along the Wauseon Reservoir. Ricky Vitte, on OSHP sergeant, said a passerby spotted a small portion of […]

Jeanne M. Stamm

Jeanne M. Stamm, age 85 years, of Archbold, passed away early Thursday morning, Jan. 10, 2013, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center. She was born June 24, 1927, near Portland, Ind., the daughter of Marion and Lodeema (Gee) Foust. She married Denver Stamm on Jan. 11, 1950, and he preceded her in death on May 3, 1999. A […]

Traffic Signals Upgraded At Three Intersections

A contractor recently finished upgrading the traffic signals at three intersections. Dennis Howell, village administrator, said Tuesday the video cameras installed on traffic signals at the intersectionsofNorthDefiance and Holland streets, North Defiance and Stryker streets, and Stryker and Franklin streets are operating. Howell said there have been no complaints about the new video detectors. They are similar to traffic-detecting cameras […]

No Excuses, Stop For School Busses

If you drive in the Archbold or Pettisville school districts, you must stop for a school bus with its red lights flashing and stop sign deployed. It’s the law on any road fewer than four lanes. Since there are no fourlane roads in the Archbold or Pettisville school districts, there are no exceptions locally. Children as young as kindergarteners get […]

Wind Turbines Ready Soon?

The wind turbines at the Archbold and Pettisville schools could be generating usable electricity soon, superintendents of the districts said Monday. Toledo Edison, area electricity supplier, requires testing of the turbines before they go into operation. Part of the tests require that the turbines prove they will stop feeding energy into the power grid if the power goes out. The […]

Donald E. Widney

Donald E. Widney, age 73, of Bryan, passed away at 1:50 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Parkview Regional Center, Fort Wayne, Ind., after a long illness. Don graduated from Sidney (Ohio) High School and served in the U.S. Navy on the naval carrier USS Shangri-La. He was vice president at Piqua Automotive in Piqua, Ohio, for 10 years […]

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