Western Dist. Court News

(Note: In the listing of traffic offenses, the first number is actual speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, costs.) Kelly Waldron, rural Wauseon, failed to obey traffic signal, Linfoot St. at Shoop Ave., Wauseon, $102, $88. Alice Marie Caulder, rural Defi- ance, failed to obey traffic control device, S. Defiance St., $37, […]

Warrants Issued In May 4 Alleged Cockfighting Case

Fulton County Eastern District Court has issued arrest warrants to two men in connection with the alleged Sunday, May 4 cockfight discovered north of Delta. Information from the court website states warrants were issued for Adrian Garcia, 24, South Bend, Ind., and Luis Garza, 29, Goshen, Ind., for failure to appear. The two are charged with animal fighting, spectatoraider abettor, […]

Jury Convicts Delta Man

A jury returned a guilty verdict against Jason F. Brown, 41, rural Delta, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecutor, said in a press release. Brown was indicted by a Fulton County Grand Jury in February on a single count of felonious assault, a second-degree felony. He caused serious harm to another on Jan. 13. The jury of five women and seven […]

Barbara Ann Steffens

Barbara Ann Steffens, 65, of Broom Rd., Waldron, Mich., died Friday evening, May 23, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family and under the care of Great Lakes Hospice. She was born Aug. 25, 1948, in Cherokee, N.C., to the late Leonard and Fannie (Smith) Peters. She married Wayne R. Steffens on Dec. 27, 1969, in St. Clair Shores, […]

Two Police Reports Involve Bank Accounts

Two cases involving bank accounts were reported recently to Archbold police. Shirley A. Sullivan, 72, Archbold, told police on Monday, May 19, a bank account was opened on Nov. 5, 2013, at a bank in Florida where she and her husband Michael had vacationed a number of years. She did not open the account, and no one was authorized to […]

AHS Boys Win District Team Title

Eight Streaks, Birds Win Individual Titles

The Archbold boys track and field team ran away from the competition at the Division III district track and field meet at Ayersville, Thursday, May 22 and Saturday, May 24. The Streaks finished with 113.5 points, 33 points ahead of second-place Patrick Henry. Pettisville finished sixth with 53. In the girls meet, Tinora defended its team championship, winning with 110 […]

Police Arrest Two In Domestic Cases

Archbold police made two domestic violence arrests during the weekend of May 17-18. The first was reported to officers at 10:40 pm, when a juvenile arrived at the police station and reported having been in an altercation with the suspect, who was identified as Michael J. Vanderveer, 40, Archbold. The victim told offi- cers while arguing with Vanderveer, Vanderveer allegedly […]

Memorial Day Speakers Talk About Heroes, Friends Lost

Speakers during Memorial Day ceremonies at Archbold and Pettisville talked about heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. DannyDymarkowski, rural Archbold, a former Ohio Army National Guard staff sergeant, spoke at the Pettisville Memorial Day service, held at the Pettisville Cemetery. Dymarkowski joined the Ohio Army National Guard in 2007 and spent a year with a […]

To Play In All-Star Game

Tyson Schnitkey and Micah Bernath, AHS seniors, will play on the East team in the Six-County All-Star Baseball Game, Friday, May 30, 7 p.m., at Defiance High School.

Man Sentenced

James Barber, Fulton County Common Pleas Court judge, handed down a sentence in a criminal case, Wednesday, May 21: •Rocky Bussing, 26, Defiance; pled guilty to permitting drug abuse; on Jan. 22, allowed his vehicle to be used in a drug transaction; sentenced to three days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, credit for three days served; placed on […]