Judy Ann McCormick

Judy Ann (Schwarck) McCormick passed away peacefully on Dec. 9, 2019, in Defiance, after a long illness. She was 75. She was born March 4, 1944, to Betty (Martin) and Vernon Schwarck, and was raised in Wapakoneta. During her high school career, she was a member of the National Honor Society, Marching Band, and The Lantern, the school newspaper. She […]

2019-12-11 E-Edition

$1.9 Million Raised At #GivingTuesdayNWO

For the second time, #GivingTuesdayNWO has reported an astonishing amount of money raised for charity. Shari Beck, a financial planner for Everence, said at the end of the #GivingTuesdayNWO event, Tuesday, Dec. 3, “we were at about $1.4 (million), and then with the match, it’s around $1.9 (million). We’re still working on the exact number, but that’s about where it […]

U.S. Marshals Seek Fugitive In Archbold

Archbold was buzzing last week after word broke that the U.S. Marshals were in the village on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Reports were the Marshals, along with Archbold police, visited Colony Meadows that morning. Anne Murphy, a deputy U.S. Marshal with the Northern District of Ohio office in Cleveland, confirmed the marshals were in town. “We had some information that there […]

Stop Signs On Co. Rd. 24 To Be Removed

On a 2-1 split vote, the German Township Trustees voted to proceed with removing four-way stop signs on Co. Rd. 24 during their Monday, Dec. 9 meeting. Andy Brodbeck voted against changing the signs. Joe Short and Kenneth “Skip” Leupp voted in favor. The actual conversion won’t be done until after the first of the year, said Leupp. That’s when […]

Santa Visits Ridgeville Fire Department

Children had an opportunity to visit with Santa Claus during his visit to the Ridgeville Corners Fire Department, Saturday, Dec. 7. Left: Four-year-old Reese Robertson, Ridgeville, was a little wary of the man in the red suit, so her mother, Brittany, stayed with her. Right: From left, Santa heard requests from Macoy Miller, 4, and his sisters, Lorelei, 8 and […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Second Sunday In Advent Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Believers baptism candidates: Noah Cheney, Josh & Emily Clemens, Bridget St. John. Message, “Covenant: Abraham,” Genesis 9:8-17, Jesse Kahler. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Mike & Linda Stuckey, Mark & Janelle Beck, greeters; Kathy King, worship leader; Doug & Michelle Nofziger family, Advent candle lighters; Keith Short, song […]


Grief Helping Other Parents Experiencing Grief group, Monday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., meeting room, Fulton County Health Center, S. Shoop Ave., Wauseon. Hope for Tomorrow bereavement support group, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m., Community Health Professionals, 230 Westfield Drive, Archbold. OPERS Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1:30 p.m., Fulton County Senior Center, 240 Clinton St., Wauseon. Ability […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Nov. 27: Amber Lazarais, Napoleon, girl; Sarah & Blake Ruffer, Stryker, girl. Nov. 28: Christina Snavely, Holgate, girl. Nov. 29: Gabby & Derrick Stiriz, Wauseon, girl; Deraya Brown, Hot Springs, Ark., girl. Nov. 30: Renea & Jacob Kessler, Wauseon, girl. Dec. 2: Gabriello & Kevin Baez, Archbold, girl. Dec. 4: Kelli & Bradley Gibson, Wauseon, boy. […]

Couple Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Jose Luis and Julie Tijerina are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Dec. 9, 1989. They have one son, LarryJose. They will celebrate with friends.