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Archbold Schools Excellent

Ranking Could Slip Next Year

Michele Bagrowski, Archbold Area School District curriculum director, said the district will earn the Excellent ranking for the 2009- 10 school year, but could slip to Continuous Improvement for 2010-11. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Doris Lucille Roop

Doris Lucille Roop, age 86, of Wauseon, passed away Monday evening, July 26, 2010, at Heartland of Wauseon.–Posted 7.27, 3:35 pm More...

Jane Ann Bell

Jane Ann Bell, age 93, of Wauseon, died Monday, July 26, 2010, at Twin Rivers Care and Rehabilitation Center in Defiance. Jane was born in Archbold on July 21, 1917, the daughter of Otto and Irene (Nofzinger) Kluepfel. More...

Michael W. Mix

Michael W. Mix, age 64 years, of Wauseon, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010, in Wauseon. He was born on July 13, 1946, in Sandusky, and was the son of Ralph and Irma (Retzke) Mix. Mike was a school teacher. More...

People

Son Of Local Woman Assists U.S. Border Patrol In Road Repairs

For the son of an Archbold woman, helping secure America’s borders meant enduring 12-hour work days in desert conditions where dust, sandstorms and extreme heat are common. Michael V. Wilson, a U.S. More...

Fishing Derby Winners

Winners of the 2010 Steve Schnitkey Fishing Derby are, from left: Zachariah Morrison, 9, Pettisville, biggest and smallest fish; Jackson Waidelich, 13, Archbold, second-largest fish; Kolbi Horst, 5, Archbold, third-largest fish; Keaton Brodbeck, 7, More...

Honor Student

Frank Bumb, Archbold, was named to the dean’s list for the 2010 spring quarter at Ohio University, Athens. Students must earn at least a 3.5 gpa to qualify. More...

Opinion

County Rolls Back EMS Tax Rates

How often does an arm of government say it has too much money? That’s exactly what happened at the end of June, when the Fulton County Budget Commission opted to roll back two emergency medical service levies. More...

Protect Freedoms

Every day, Americans enjoy complaining about the government. We grouse and grumble that taxes are too high, that the services government provides are inadequate, and it’s the fault of the other political party. More...

Outstanding Debts: Failure To Collect Fines For Violating Election Rules Invites Scofflaw Behavior

Things have changed since last year, when the Ohio Elections Commission had a $31.7 million backlog of unpaid fines and The Dispatch urged the commission to work with the state attorney general office to get serious about the issue. More...

Taking The Plunge

Swim lessons at the Archbold Swimming Pool are a fun and important activity during the summer for many area children. Top: Jordan Fidler, a lifeguard, helps five-year-old Sarah Rex, Archbold, float on her back. More...

Legion, VFW Groups Revive WWI Tradition

Blue Star & Gold Star Service Flags Commemmorate Soldiers' Service

The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Wauseon post auxiliaries are reviving a tradition of recognizing the families of those serving in the armed forces of the United States. More...

News

Ruralogic Gets State Tax Credits

Wyse: One More Step In Developing Info Tech Firm

Ruralogic, a start-up information technology firm that could provide as many as 500 new jobs in Northwest Ohio, cleared another hurdle Monday, receiving State of Ohio tax credits. More...

Art In Space

Ellie Wixom, 7, Archbold, center, holds the spaceship she created from recycled materials during the 2010 Black Swamp Arts Council Creative Arts Camp. More...

Kathy Rupp Approved As Finance Director

Kathy Rupp, acting fi- nance director, gets to drop the word “acting” from her title. Archbold Village Council approved her for the position; the promotion becomes official Sunday, Aug. 1. More...

Public Record

Archbold Police Log

July 18 7:55 pm: Domestic dispute, 200 block S. Defiance St. July 19 12:35 am: Juveniles out past curfew, 700 block N. Defiance St. July 20 2:27 am: Citations to Jeremy L. More...

Cite Five Juveniles For Curfew Violations

Five juveniles, three girls and two boys, ages 12, 13, 14, and 16, were cited into Fulton County juvenile court on curfew violations during the early morning hours of Monday, July 19. More...

Theft Cases Reported

Two thefts were reported to Archbold police officers last week. More...

Sports

Carp Fest Volleyball Tournament Winners

The trio of Paul Buehrer, Glen Blohm, and Josh Pettrey, Toledo, won the Carp Festival three-on-three sand volleyball competition, Friday night, July 16. More...

Archbold Middle School Fall Sports Start Practices

Archbold Middle School begins fall sports practices soon. Athletes should report in workout gear and have water bottles to the first practice, and need a physical on file in the athletic office before being allowed to practice. More...

Pony League

Southern Michigan defeated Archbold 3-1, Saturday, July 17, in the Bowling Green tournament. Pitchers: Tyson Schnitkey, Jacob Wagner. Leading hitter: Tyson Schnitkey, single. More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Deb Neuenschwander, childrens challenge. Message, “The Seven Servers,” Jesse Kahler. More...

Playing On The Swings

Elizabeth Whiteman, 3, Archbold, enjoyed swinging in Ruihley Park during Family Fun Time, Saturday, July 17, at the Archbold Carp Festival. –photo by David Pugh More...

Births

A son, Walker James, was born July 18, 2010, at Bixby Medical Center, Adrian, Mich., to Brian and Stacie Armstrong, Archbold. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 1/4 inches long. He has five-year-old twin brothers, Dakota and Wyatt. More...