Stryker Local Schools is a state of the art K-12 facility, combining the elementary school built in 1979 with a new high school that was built in 2009. The school has come a long way since its days as a 4 room schoolhouse in the late 1800’s. Today, the school has over 500 students, with a student teacher ratio of approximately 13:1, and consistently ranks among the top of Ohio’s school rankings. Along with its strong academic tradition, Stryker Local Schools also offer numerous extracurricular and athletic programs, and boasts numerous regional, district, and even state championships in boys and girls sports.
Address: 400 S Defiance St.
Elementary Phone: (419) 682-2841
High School Phone: (419) 682-4591
Superintendent: Nate Johnson
Principal: Dave Schultz
Dean of Students: Beth Morr
The Stryker branch of the Williams County Library, conveniently located in the heart of Stryker, offers a rich history, as well as a variety of services that most people may not realize. In addition to the regular library services, reading programs, and groups, the library also offers the following services free of charge…
Golden Buckeye Card Registration
Copy & Fax Services
Die & Shape Cutters
The Stryker library opened in 1930 in the old Mineral Springs Bath House. Since that time, the library has also been in what is the village municipal building today. The library’s current location, at 304 S Defiance St., was made possible by Erie Sauder and the Friends of the Library Group. In 1994, Erie Sauder donated $50,000 for the building fund of the new library. The Friends of the Library then started what became the “Help the Library, Brick by Brick” campaign, where bricks were sold at different contribution amounts so the community could show raise the necessary funds for the new location. In 1996, the new (and current) location was officially opened. The Stryker Friends of the Library Group won the Friends Group of the Year award from the Ohio Library Council for its efforts in helping make the new library possible. The Friends of the Library also support the library by raising money for purchasing books and audio-visual materials, as well as sponsoring library events. The library is a great community fixture with a lot to offer, and everyone there looks forward to servicing the village every day!
Address: 304 S Defiance St, PO Box 137
Phone: (419) 682-5081
Branch Manager: Connie Aeschliman
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9AM – 7PM, Fri 9 AM – 5PM, Sat 9AM-12PM
Parks and Recreation
The Village of Stryker takes pride in providing its residents a place to enjoy leisure and athletic activities. Springfield Park offers 2 tennis courts, 2 ball fields, 2 playgrounds, an outdoor shelter house, a basketball court, and an indoor pavilion. Riverside Greens, an eighteen hole public golf course, is located just outside of town. Stryker is also home to Knight’s Landing, a place for people to canoe down the Tiffin River. And there are plentiful trails and walking areas for residents to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. The village also offers a summer recreational youth baseball and softball program.
Clubs and Organizations
Stryker Rotary Club
The Stryker Rotary Club brings together business and professional members of the community to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to help build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotarians, as they are referred to, come from all backgrounds, genders, and experience, and meet weekly to socialize and organize work on their service goals. The Stryker Rotary meets every Tuesday at 6pm at the Stryker Methodist Church. To find out more about the Stryker Rotary, contact any of the Stryker Rotarians.
Stryker American Legion Post 60
Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, The American Legion currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide. Yackee-Strong Post 60 in Stryker, named after two WWI veterans from Stryker, support the American Legion’s mission by helping support local legislation and the community with its active membership and participation. The Stryker Legion also strongly supports the local chapter of Boy Scouts of America as well as the Stryker High School activities. Any veteran of the United States Military that served during a time of war may apply for membership by contacting the post.
Stryker Area Heritage Council
The Stryker Area Heritage Council was formed in 2006 by a group of individuals who wanted to preserve the rich history of the Stryker, Evansport, Lockport and the surrounding area. Since that time, the group has been active in making the history of the area come alive with community involvement and events. Council meetings are open to the public, and becoming a member is easy. For more information, please visit the Stryker Area Heritage Council website.