Public Meetings

School Board Pettisville School Board, Monday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m., library, Pettisville School, 232 Summit St. Trustees Clinton Township Trustees, Thursday, Feb. 2, 1 p.m., 5736 Co. Rd. 15-1, Wauseon. Ridgeville Township Trustees, Monday, Feb. 6, 8 p.m., Ridgeville Fire Station, downtown Ridgeville Corners. Village Council Archbold Village Council, Monday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 […]

Blackbirds Beat Locos, Set Up BBC Showdown With Stryker Panthers

Pettisville used a quick start and coasted to a 46-22 Buckeye Border Conference girls basketball road win at Montpelier (5-11, 3-6 BBC), Thursday, Jan. 26. The win raises the Birds’ BBC record to 9-1 and sets up a pivotal showdown with Stryker, who remains unbeaten at 9-0 in conference play, tomorrow, Thursday, in the Bird Cage. The Blackbirds (13-3) jumped […]

Gertrude (Seiler) Hitt

Gertrude (Seiler) Hitt, age 89, of Archbold, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. She passed away at Defiance Area In-patient Hospice. From a child, Gertrude loved Jesus and was baptized and attended Archbold Evangelical Church. She loved church and school.She was born on Oct. 8, 1927, on the family farm west […]

Dean E. Miller

Dean E. Miller, age 72 years, of Archbold, passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Jan. 27, 2017, at Hospice in Defiance, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Feb. 14, 1944, near Archbold, the son of Dale and Laura (Nagel) Miller. He was blessed with 51 years of marriage to Diane Rupp, beginning on […]


Pettisville 7th Grade Girls Basketball Pettisville (13-2, 11-0 BBC) def. Delta 25-7, Monday, Jan. 23. Pettisville leading scorers: Karsen Pursel and Addison Moyer, 8 each. Pettisville 8th Grade Girls Basketball Delta def. Pettisville 31-8, Monday, Jan. 23. Pettisville leading scorer: Ellie Wixom 4. Pettisville (5-12, 4-8 BBC) def. North Central 25-16, Saturday, Jan. 28. Pettisville leading scorer: Elise Hartzler 11. […]

Spencer David Johnson

Feb. 9, 1982-Jan. 28, 2017

On a beautiful, sunny, Florida morning this 28th of January, the Lord our God took the hand of Spencer David Johnson and carried him to heaven. After a four- month hard- fought battle with cancer, Spence’s heart could stand the strain no more. He leaves behind his beautiful wife Lana (Nofziger) and two very precious children, Penny and Finn.Born in […]

Dorothy J. Timmons

Dorothy J. Timmons, age 85, of Wauseon, went to meet her Lord and Savior, Saturday morning, Jan. 28, 2017, at the Genoa Retirement Village in Genoa. She was born on Feb. 26, 1931, to Harry and Verna (Rettig) Brink, near Holgate. She graduated from Holgate High School in 1949. She had lived in Holgate and Archbold, but most of her […]


Luke Fisher, AHS ‘15 and son of Vern and Rosemary, grabbed four rebounds and scored six points in Bethel College’s 102-94 Crossroads League victory over Huntington University, Tuesday, Jan. 24. Fisher had five points and two rebounds in an 87-74 victory over sixth-ranked Indiana Wesleyan, Saturday, Jan. 28. The Pilots, ranked fourth in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division […]

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Williams County Grand Jury Indicts Herzog

A Williams County Grand Jury handed down a 10- count indictment against the man who led police and sheriff deputies on a twocounty chase on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Jade Herzog, 41, who has a rural Bryan address, was indicted Wednesday, Jan. 18, on six counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of felonious […]

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