April 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Photo of the Day

Principal Pressler's Hair Turns Purple In Honor Of Purple Cobras

Mike Pressler, Archbold Middle School principal, had to change his white hair to purple for a day after his students won a challenge, Friday, April 11.This photo is available for sale...just click on the Big Blue Button! More...

Ridgeville Fire Department Called To Alex Products

For information about the fire, see the public record page. More...

Kinsman Tries For Olympics This Sunday

Rachel (Sauder) Kinsman said Monday she is prepared for a second attempt to join the United States Olympic Team as a marathon runner. She will travel to Boston, Mass., Sunday, April 20, for the trial, the day before the Boston Marathon. More...

Township Trustees Accept $650,000 Aerial Truck Bid For Archbold Fire Department

German Township Trustees approved the purchase of a new aerial ladder truck for the Archbold Fire Department at its Monday night, April 14, meeting. While two sets of specifications were picked up, only one bid was submitted. More...

Evan Church Construction Eight To 10 Days Behind

David Lersch, rural Archbold and member of the Archbold Evangelical Mennonite Church, said the church's new building is "pretty well on schedule. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Orville Edwin Richer

Orville Edwin Richer passed from this life in Mesa, Ariz., on April 15, 2008 at the age of 88. More...

Kathryn L. Meyer

Kathryn L. Meyer, age 84, of Archbold, died Sunday, April 13, 2008, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. Kathryn had been a registered nurse for many years. More...

Ruth Short

Ruth Short, age 95 years, of Archbold, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 9, 2008, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. She was born June 2, 1912, near Archbold, a daughter of Aaron and Sarah (Rupp) Short. More...

Public Record

Ridgeville Fire Department Called To Alex Products

Dexter Benecke, Ridgeville Township Fire Department chief, said Ridgeville firefighters were called to fight a fire at Alex Products, Ridgeville Corners, early Monday morning, April 14.. More...

Archbold Police Log

April 6 7:20 pm: Traffic stop, verbal warning for stop bar, and failure to use turn signal, citation to Denece Caldwell, 26, Archbold, driving while license under financial responsibility. 9:02 pm: Vandalism, 1004 Olds Lane. More...

Police Deploy Tasers Against Two Men

Archbold Police officers used their tasers twice last week to subdue subjects who were threatening or uncooperative. Thom Ross, Archbold Police assistant chief, said officers tased Shawn A. More...

People

Stalls Announce May 17 Wedding

Estle "Butch" and Lynn Stall Jr., McDermott, Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassandra Lynn, to Jeffrey Aaron (Jade) Dominique, son of Joe and Deb Dominique, Archbold. More...

Spotts Involved In Plastic Bag Project

Andrew Spotts, right, a Pettisville High School graduate, learned about the negative impact of plastic bags during a one-day Hesston (Kan.) College project. More...

Weldy Member Of Institute At Ashland University

Kirk Weldy, a student majoring in accounting at Ashland University, has become a member of the Institute of Management Accountants at Ashland. He is the son of Kim and Karin Weldy, Archbold. More...

Opinion

Breakfast In School A Good Idea

There are those who criticize the serving of breakfast in school, saying it's the parents' job to send their children to school rested, fed, and ready to learn. That may be the case in traditional families. More...

Pettisville Science Program Is More Than Science

Pettisville School students are doing amazing things with their Science Day projects. The level and caliber of work done by Pettisville High School and Middle School students boggles the mind. More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, April 15, 1998 It's time to start securing the right-of-way for the Co. Rd.22/Clyde's Way underpass. One issue still pending is a runaround track for Conrail. More...

Developing Story

Mother And Daughter Killed In W. Va Auto Crash

Edna E. Eash Nofziger, 90, Pettisville, and her daughter, Mary Ellen Kempf, 68, Fayette, died Thursday afternoon, April 17, after an auto mishap near Hedgesville, W. Va. More...

Photo Of The Day

Frey, Spotts PHS Prom Royalty

Alex Frey and Jodi Spotts were named King and Queen of the 2008 Pettisville High School Prom Saturday night, April 19. More...

BREAKING NEWS

Woman Injured In Motorcycle Crash

Pamela S. Sauder, 41, rural Archbold, was injured in a motorcycle crash in Henry County's Freedom Township about 11:04 am Wednesday, April 16.-Posted 4.17, 3:39 pm More...

BREAKING NEWS

Archbold School Gets Wind Test Tower

Green Energy Ohio announced Tuesday, April 15 that Archbold will be one of two sites in the state to receive the loan of a temporary wind test tower. More...

Obituary

Orville Edwin Richer

Orville Edwin Richer passed from this life in Mesa, Ariz., on April 15, 2008 at the age of 88. More...

Dodgeball For Good Cause

Archbold Middle School students faced off against the teachers Friday, April 11, in a best two out of three dodgeball game, to raise money for the American Cancer Society Fulton County Relay for Life. At left, T.J. More...

Middle School Quizzers Champions Again

Jan Lindsay, coach of the Archbold Middle School quiz team, admits she was lucky. Her Gold team competed in the county middle school quiz tournament Thursday, April 3, and the match against Wauseon was a close one. More...

News

New Fayette School 85% Complete

One wall of the gym at the new Gorham-Fayette School is dominated by a mural of an eagle, wings spread wide, talons outstretched. More...

New School Nearly Complete

Russell Griggs, superintendent of the Gorham-Fayette School District, points out some of the features in one of the music rooms at the new Fayette School. See article, page 13.- photo by David Pugh More...

Teeter Totter

Youngsters were enjoying a break in the weather Sunday, April 6, by playing on the teeter-totter in the Kiddie Korral at Memorial Park. More...

Business

Storrer Nightclub Moving Forward

Construction of Dan and Cheryl Storrer's nightclub is moving forward, Cheryl said in an interview last week. More...

Pennycrest Holds Grand Opening

The ribbon was cut Monday, April 14, signaling the grand opening of the Shops at Pennycrest. More...

Wise Reelected Co-op Trustee

Tom Wise, rural Defiance, was recently reelected a trustee of North Western Electric Cooperative, Inc. He represents Springfield, Ridgeville, Tiffin, and Adams Townships on the co-op governing board. More...

Sports

AHS Boys Tennis Wins First Match Of Season

The Archbold boys tennis team won its first match with a 3-2 victory at Sylvania Northview, Monday, April 7. The Streaks hosted Bowling Green, Tuesday, April 8 and lost 4-1 to the Bobcats. More...

JV Baseball Drops Two

The Archbold junior varsity baseball team lost a pair of games last week to drop their record to 1-2. The Blue Streaks lost 9-5 in eight innings to Edgerton on Monday, April 7. More...

Blue Streaks Go 1-1 For The Week

The Archbold softball team got two games in last week, splitting the contests. The Streaks dropped a 3-0 decision to Anthony Wayne, Monday, April 7, but rebounded Tuesday, April 8 by defeating Edgerton 11-0. More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evan. Mennonite Sunday: Bev Nelson, prelude; offertory, I Will Build My Church, by the Church choir. Message, "Who Are We? Loved Greatly by God," by Brad Bame. More...

Organizations

Gospel Fellowship Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship men's breakfast, Saturday, April 19, 7 a.m., Bryan Community Center, 1130 Buffalo Rd., Bryan. Speaker: Troy Hendricks. More...

WBCL Adds Station

Officials of WBCL, the Ft. Wayne, Ind. radio station, said last week they have purchased a radio station in Bronson, Mich. to add to their network of six stations. WBCL constructed a 20,000- watt transmitter and 400-foot tower south of Archbold. More...