February 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Heart Radiothon Raises $23,500

Rich Batdorf, a member of the board of the Fulton County Heart Radiothon, said he anticipates this year's fund-raiser will top $25,000. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Trudy S. Bischoff

Trudy S. Bischoff, age 55, of Angola, Ind., and formerly of Wauseon, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind. More...

Herbert H. Rupp

Herbert H. Rupp, 85, of Ruskin, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Feb. 15, 2009. Herbert was a Retired Commander in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed traveling and running. He is survived by his loving wife, Eunice. They were married 63 years. More...

Public Record

Archbold Police Log

Feb. 8 3:15 am: Domestic, 500 block Ditto St., unable to determine primary aggressor, no arrests. 7:53 am: Vandalism, Holland Court apartments. Feb. 9 10:25 am: Vandalism, Ruihley Park. More...

Local Man Is Person Of Interest In Reported Scam Case

Martin Schmidt, Archbold police chief, called a local man "a person of interest" in an alleged Internet scam case originating in Pennsylvania. Schmidt said the case is still under investigation. No charges have been filed. More...

Youth Says He Was Assaulted

Allen Pedigo, 17, rural Archbold reported that he was assaulted by a group of individuals while riding his bicycle in the 1500 block of S. Defiance St., Sunday, Feb. 8. More...

Sports

Streaks End Regular Season With Victories Over O-G, Stryker

The Archbold girls basketball team ended its regular season with a 16-4 record after victories over Ottawa-Glandorf and Stryker last week. The Streaks traveled to Ottawa, Tuesday, Feb. 10. More...

Cowell Wins League Championship

One Archbold wrestler laid claim to a championship at the Northwest Ohio Athletic League tournament, Saturday, Feb. 14 at Wauseon High School. Jordan Cowell, a freshman wrestling in the 130-pound weight class, won his first NWOAL crown. More...

Liberty Center Wins NWOAL Wrestling Crown; Blue Streaks Finish Fourth

Liberty Center won the Northwest Ohio Athletic League wrestling tournament at Wauseon High School, Saturday, Feb. 14 with a team score of 199.5 points. The Tigers had also won the dual meet portion with an 8-0 record. More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: CD prelude; offertory, I Sing The Mighty Power of God, by mens quartet. Message, "The Power of God," Jesse Kahler. More...

Bible Quiz Holds Fifth Meet At Lockport Mennonite

The fun activity of the fifth Bible Quiz meet, Sunday, Feb. 15 at Lockport Mennonite Church, was to see which team could most creatively display their team name. More...

2009 Fairlawn Haven King And Queen

The Fairlawn Haven king and queen were crowned at the Valentine party on Thursday, Feb. 12. From left: Florence Aeschliman, queen; Sylvan Valiton, king; Lester and Marjorie Nafziger, runner-up king and queen. More...

Over 100 Urge School Board To Approve Boys Varsity Soccer

As many as 140 youth and adult supporters of establishing boys soccer as a varsity sport attended the Monday night, Feb. 16, Archbold Area School Board meeting. More...

Deskins Gets Four-Year Contract

David Deskins, Archbold Area School District superintendent, was granted a four-year contract by the school board at its Monday, Feb. 16 meeting. Deskins' new contract will start when his current contract ends on July 31, 2010. More...

Village Council Rebates $47,900 To ConAgra

Archbold Village Council voted to rebate a $49,700 donation that ConAgra made to the village wastewater treatment fund during a brief Monday, Feb. 16, meeting. More...

News

Library Board Cuts Health Insurance Cost

The Archbold Community Library Board changed the health insurance plan for five employees, trimming $9,676 from the yearly bill. The board took the action in a special meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 11. More...

Village Council Approves Recommendations Of Tax Incentive Review Committee

The recommendations of the Tax Incentive Review Committee were approved by Archbold Village Council at its Monday, Feb. 16 meeting. More...

Police Chief Says Traffic Crashes Surprised Him

The number of automobile crashes on public roads in Archbold fell almost 38% between 2007 and 2008. That's what Martin Schmidt, Archbold police chief, found most significant in his year-end reports. More...

People

Couple Resides In Idaho

Lindsey Holland, Archbold, and Nathaniel Lange, Archbold, exchanged wedding vows at 3:30 p.m., Sept. 12, 2008, at Archbold Evangelical Church, Archbold. Brad Bame was the officiating pastor. Lori Yoder presented the music. More...

Kindergarten Registration Set For Archbold Schools

Kindergarten registration for the 2009-10 school year at Archbold Elementary School is March 2-4. Registration is from 9 am to 5 on Monday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 3. On Wednesday, March 4, registration is from 9 am to 3 pm. More...

Parents Announce Summer Wedding

Craig and Susan Link, Pettisville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cali, Anderson, Ind., to Mark Ahern, Colorado Springs, Colo., son of Mike and Heidi, Stevensville, Mich. The bride-elect is a 2005 Pettisville High School graduate. More...

Opinion

Secret Sessions vs. Public Rights

When a public body, such as a town council, school board, or any government body, meets behind closed doors, in secret, it creates distrust. The public has the right to know everything that goes on within any public meeting. More...

Value The Work

It is human nature to want something for nothing. Whether it's food, clothing, or information, no one wants to pay for what they want. But it's also human nature to want to receive value for one's work. More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999 Did the construction of the Co. Rd. 24-Ohio Turnpike interchange contribute to the flooding in the Darby Corners area last month, and if so, how much? More...