A. Marvin Fish

A. Marvin Fish, age 86, of Stryker, passed away Dec. 24, 2020, at CHWC Bryan Hospital, Bryan. Marvin was born April 19, 1934, to Arthur and Ruby (Fouty) Fish in Toledo. He graduated from Stryker High School in 1952. He worked at Bill-Jax, Inc., as the office manager for 44 years. After retirement, he worked for Granite Industries as a […]

COVID-19 Update: Next Vaccination Phase, Local Health Departments and Hospitals, New Maps


On Wednesday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  NEXT VACCINATION PHASE Governor DeWine announced the goals of Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccine distribution are to save lives and for schools to be fully open by March 1st. “Ohioans in the 65 and older category make up […]

No Charges In Dog  Case

In a statement issued Wednesday, Dec. 23, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said there will be no charges filed in connection with an incident in which two dogs were shot and killed for attacking a calf. The issue came to light on the Facebook social media platform first when a rural Wauseon woman posted that her dogs, two Siberian […]

Archbold & Pettisville 2nd Graders’ Letters To Santa Claus


Visit the Special Sections carousel below to read Archbold & Pettisville 2nd graders’ Letters To Santa & area business’ Christmas greetings!

2020-12-23 E-Edition

Horses Deliver Christmas Spirit To Fairlawn

Christmas spirit came to the Fairlawn Haven Care Center by horse on Friday, Dec. 18. Top: Dakota, a miniature horse, in her Christmas finest, walks with Ashlyn Laney around the Care Center. Right: Chance, a Belgian-Andalusian mix draft horse, did his part, spreading Christmas cheer with Jodi Young. The horses are from the Lily Creek Farms Therapeutic Riding Center, Defiance. […]

Archbold School Board Plans To Put Levy Renewal On May Ballot

Archbold School Board took the first step toward renewing the $1.1-million emergency property tax levy at its Monday, Dec. 21 meeting. The measure approved by the board authorizes Christine Ziegler, district treasurer, to go to Brett Kolb, Fulton County auditor, and have him say officially how many mills will have to be charged to property owners to generate $1.1 million. […]

Local Restaurants Took Big Hit In 2020, Grime Tells Village Council

Brad Grime, Archbold mayor, singled out restaurants suffering from the economic impact of COVID- 19 and the threat of the Coronavirus pandemic. “Local restaurants– they’ve all taken a big hit,” Grime said during comments he shared on his first year as mayor during the Monday, Dec. 21 village council meeting. “I thought the residents (of the community) did a pretty […]

Christmas Will Be Virtual For Some Local Families

Christmas began simply, with a family, a tiny babe, a stable in Bethlehem, and three wise men bringing gifts. The holiday has evolved into one of the most anticipated family events of the year. But what happens when travel and large family gatherings are discouraged? Two local families– Denton & Jan Yoder and their three daughters, Beth, Rachel and Miriam, […]

Library Budgeting ‘Extra Conservative’

Jennifer Harkey, fiscal officer of the Archbold Community Library Board, told the board she was being “extra conservative” in budgeting for 2021. Harkey made the statement during the Wednesday, Dec. 16 board meeting. The board approved a temporary budget for 2021. Harkey anticipated roughly $517,000 in revenue, with expenditures of $480,000. The board discussed improvements and repairs to the building […]