Women Here Protest Black Man’s Death

Update: Approximately 4o people were at the corner of West Holland Street and North Defiance Street Tuesday night, June 2, protesting the death of George Floyd.– Five women were on the corner of North Defiance and West Holland streets, Monday evening, June 1, protesting the death of an African-American man who was being held by police in Minneapolis, Minn. Sydney […]

Dexter Lynn Benecke

Dexter Lynn Benecke, 77, of Ridgeville Corners, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice, surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 5, 1942, in Ridgeville Corners to the late Delmar and Marie (Michaelis) Benecke. Dex was a 1960 graduate of Ridgeville High School and graduated from International Business College in Fort Wayne. On […]

Health Order Signed


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that the following order has been signed by  Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH: Director’s Order that Reopens Facilities Providing Child Care Services, with Exceptions. Posted 11:25 am, 5.31.20

Health Orders Signed


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that the following orders have been signed by  Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH:  Director’s Updated and Revised Order for Business Guidance and Social Distancing Director’s Order that Rescinds the Director’s Order that the Sale of Spirituous Liquor be Restricted in Certain Instances in Certain Counties. -Posted 5.30, 5:36 pm

Everett Dean Short

Everett Dean Short was born on Dec. 12, 1927, to John L. and Virgie (Aschliman) Short in German Township. He passed away on May 29, 2020, at Fairlawn Haven, Archbold. He graduated from Stryker High School, where he enjoyed playing baseball and saxophone. Singing in a young men’s quartet at church helped him see the joy and power of praise. […]

COVID-19 Update: Testing, Assisted Living Visitation, Premium Deferrals, Fairs


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  PHARMACY TESTING: Governor DeWine announced today that the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has clarified rules that allow pharmacists to order and administer tests for COVID-19.  “As frontline health care providers, pharmacies are critical in our state’s response […]

Carol L. (Bates) Wilson

June 29, 1940-May 26, 2020 Carol L. (Bates) Wilson, age 79, of Wauseon, passed away Tuesday night, May 26, 2020, in The Toledo Hospital, Toledo. She was born June 29, 1940, in Wauseon to the late Frank and Emily Bates. She married Danny D. Wilson on Feb. 22, 1969, and he survives. Carol was a retired 45-year employee of United […]

Robert “Bob” Gene Hausch

Robert “Bob” Gene Hausch, age 81, of Stryker, passed away May 25, 2020, at his home. Prior to his retirement, Bob worked at La Choy in Archbold for 44 years. Bob was a larger-than-life character who never met a stranger. Bob was born March 30, 1939, in Archbold, the son of Conrad and Aretha (Armstrong) Hausch. Bob was a graduate […]

2020-05-27 E-Edition

AHS Class Of 2020 Is Hopeful For Future

In Spite Of Pandemic And Concerns Over Economy

In spite of the Coronavirus pandemic and the fears over the economic situation as a result, members of the Archbold High School Class of 2020 are still hopeful. “I believe the class of 2020 will take what we have learned from this time and be better prepared to deal with hardships that come our way in the future,” said Lauren […]

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