February 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire Dept. Trained For Tank Car Fires

Television screens throughout Northwest Ohio and the nation have been showing images of fireballs erupting into the sky from a derailed train near Arcadia, in Hancock County. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Marvin H. Nagel

Marvin H. Nagel, 73, of Union City, Mich., passed away Jan. 31, 2011, at the Community Health Center of Branch County. He was born July 3, 1937, in Ridgeville, Ohio to Harold and Luella Elizabeth (Behrman) Nagel. He married Marlene F. More...

Helen Ruth Merillat

Helen Ruth Merillat, age 87 years, of Archbold, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 1, 2011, in her home. She was born Feb. 15, 1923, near Elmira, the daughter of Clarence and Ruth (Leu) Clingaman, and married Harold Merillat on Jan. 24, 1942. More...

Duane A. VanDeVoorde

Duane A. VanDeVoorde, 67 years, of West Unity, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Florida Hospital-Heartland Division in Sebring, Fla. Duane was born Sept. 7, 1943, in Mt. Clemons, Mich., to the late Rene and Beatrice (Rolph) VanDeVoorde. More...

People

Cheerbirds

Angie Nofziger, Pettisville High School cheerleader coach, and her high school cheerleaders have been working with the Mini-Cheerbirds, elementary school students, in preparation for a special performance, Feb. More...

Praets Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Praet, Archbold, and formerly of Wauseon, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary earlier this month. Wally Praet and Phyllis Bressler were married Feb. 3, 1951, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Napoleon. More...

Couple Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rufenacht, Archbold, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Ken Rufenacht and Evon Moose were married Feb. 11, 1961, in the St. Paul Methodist Church, Napoleon, by Rev. Spitnale. More...

Opinion

Snowplow Drivers Deserve Our Gratitude

For many, a snow day is a day off from work or school, a chance to sleep late, or a chance to maybe play with that big, expensive snowblower. More...

Schools Operate Frugally

Archbold Area School District teachers, staff members, and administrators have done admirable work keeping expenses at 2006 levels. They did it without drastic, draconian cuts like ending sports or canceling music as other districts have done. More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001 Municipal income tax brought in $382,617.39 during January. That’s more than 82% more than in January 2000. More...

Recipe Corner

Recipe Corner

S’mores Pizza 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour1 envelope pizza crust yeastor RapidRise yeast2 tablespoons sugar3/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup very warm water(120 to 130 degrees)2 tablespoons butter or margarine More...

Shovel Sidewalks, Council Says

Ask About Snow Removal Laws

Members of Archbold Village Council discussed two recent snowstorms and the possibility of establishing a law requiring homeowners to shovel their sidewalks. More...

Snow Is Both Fun And Work

The recent snowfalls that have coated Archbold and the surrounding area have been a source of fun and hard work for youngsters and adults alike. More...

News

Unemployment Tops 10% In December

Fulton County unemployment for December 2010 was 10.6%, the first time the rate has reached double digits in four months. More...

Radiothon 2011 Goal: $27,800

The Fulton County Heart Radiothon has budgeted $7,000 for “Mini-Annies,” the inflatable cardiopulmonary resuscitation mannequins that can teach CPR at home. More...

Archbold School Levy Largest On May Ballot

The renewal of the Archbold Area School District’s $1.1-million emergency operating levy is the largest on the May 3 primary election ballot in Fulton County. More...

Public Record

Archbold Police Log

Jan. 30 7:04 am: Domestic problem, Fox Chase. 8:42 am: Vehicle broken into, Fox Chase. Jan. 31 11:50 am: Theft from vehicle, Fox Chase. Feb. 1 6:35 am: Subject pushing snow in roadway, 400 block Ditto St., advised against practice. More...

Bollard Catches Another Truck

Archbold’s lone remaining bell bollard struck again, capturing a semi that smashed the lighted bollard on Tuesday, Feb. 1. More...

Vehicles Broken Into; Property Recovered

Two vehicles were broken into in the Fox Chase Manufactured Housing Community sometime Saturday or Sunday, Jan. 29-30. Police recovered a black bag containing a pair of athletic shoes, with a total value of $70. More...

Sports

Division III, IV Girls Tournament Pairings

Tournament pairings were drawn Sunday for the Ohio girls basketball tournament. In Division III action at Defiance, Evergreen (14-2) received the number one seed. Tinora (14-2) is seeded second, and Archbold (14-4) is third. More...

Streaks Beat Stryker, Raise Record To 14-4

Leading 26-14 at halftime, Archbold defeated Stryker 56-44, Saturday, Feb. 5, in a non-league game at Stryker. “Today we got a nice team win against a quality team in Stryker,” said Brian Ziegler, AHS head coach. More...

NWOAL Wrestling Tournament Sat.

Wauseon is heavily favored to defend its title in the 48th annual Northwest Ohio Athletic League Wrestling Tournament, Saturday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m., at Archbold High School. Third- and fifth-place matches are 5 pm, followed by the championship finals. More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: prelude; childrens challenge, Deb Neuenschwander. Message, “The Storm of the Gospel,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: praiselude by worship team band; childrens challenge and message same as first service. More...

Archbold Residents To Meet In Fla.

Archbold and former Archbold residents in the Bradenton, Fla. area will gather for the annual Archbold Breakfast at 9 am, Monday, Feb. 28, at the Christian Retreat Cafeteria, Bradenton, Fla. More...

Ladies Revelation Bible Study Mar. 2

Christ Community Church, Ridgeville Corners, conducts an interdenominational Bible Study on Revelation for 11 weeks beginning Wednesday, March 2, 7 p.m. More...