Procession For Kreischer To Go Through Burlington Thursday

Carrie M. Schlade, mayor of Bryan, has announced plans for a procession to return the body of Brandon Kreischer to his hometown. Kreischer, 20, a soldier in the U.S. Army, was killed July 29 in Afghanistan while serving his country. The procession will leave Toledo Express Airport at approximately 4:40 pm, and will travel west on US20A. It will turn […]

Brandon Jay Kreischer


PFC Brandon Jay Kreischer died on Monday, July 29, 2019, during combat operations conducted in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.  Brandon was a 2018 graduate of Bryan High School, Bryan, Ohio, where he participated in choir, Light Shine Singers, wrestling, football and track.  He was an avid weight lifter and enjoyed working out, going to movies, music, reading and Wednesday night youth […]

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Car Dealership, Service Station Open This Week

Kim Krieger, media relations director for Sauder Village, said the doors will open on a new car dealership and a service station this week. The two businesses are additions to the 1920s Main Street at Sauder Village. “As guests enter the Rich Ford auto dealership they’ll be immersed in a car dealership of days gone by, with a 1926 Model […]

Five-Year-Old Sells Cupcakes Instead of Lemonade At Stand

Tripp Carper, a five-yearold from the rural Pettisville area, wanted to do something different with his roadside stand. He didn’t want to offer lemonade or other drinks. He wanted to sell cupcakes. His mother, Sara, said cupcakes were his idea. “He just randomly said, ‘I want to do a cupcake stand. You know, like a lemonade stand, but I want […]

Area Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Two U.S. Army soldiers– one from Williams County– were killed Monday, July 29, from what the Department of Defense called “wounds sustained in a combat-related incident.” Brandon Jay Kreischer, 20, a 2018 graduate of Bryan High School, a private first class, and Michael Isaiah Nance, 24, Chicago, specialist– soldiers with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division– were killed in Tarin […]

Key To Recycling? Do It Better, Says Ryder

(Editor’s Note: This is the second of a three-part series about the state of recycling today. Pam Graber describes changes in the industry, and some of the challenges those in the business face.) “If we want to move recycling product, we have to do it better,” said Michele Ryder, ARS vice president of sales and marketing. “Now, the whole mindset […]

Two Officers Sworn In During Council Session

Jeff Fryman, Archbold mayor, administered the oath of office to the two newest members of the Archbold Police Department during the Monday, Aug. 5, meeting of Archbold Village Council. The two new officers are Grant Schaffner, Fayette, and Jared Sanchez, Defiance. Both are graduates of the Northwest State Community College Police Academy. Council also approved mid-year appropriation adjustments. Donna Dettling, […]

Couple Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Tim and Pam Oberlin, Stryker, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Tim Oberlin and Pam Bernath were married Aug. 9, 1969, by Rev. W.L. Linebrink at the minister’s home. They have two children: Brook (Mandy) Oberlin and Richelle Oberlin, both of Stryker. They have five granddaughters. A family vacation to Alaska will be taken at a later date.


Fulton Co. Health Center July 26: Brittany & Michael Mack, Archbold, girl; Amalia & Reynaldo Soto, Wauseon, girl.

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