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DIVISION IV BOYS DISTRICT TOURNAMENT

Kalida 50, Pettisville 47 OT

The Pettisville boys basketball team lost to Kalida 50-47 in overtime at the Division IV district tournament, Tuesday, March 6, at Napoleon. The Birds end their season with a 15-7 record. More...

Archbold Elevator Remaining Assets Divided March 1

The remaining assets of Archbold Elevator were divided among secured creditors during a hearing Thursday, March 1, in Fulton County Common Pleas Court.  Under an agreement worked out between attorneys, The Andersons, Maumee, will receive the lio More...

District Champions

Holding the Div. III girls basketball district championship trophy are, from left, seniors Morgan Cody, Mindy Rupp, Abby Short, Ruthie Beck, and Chelsea Goebel. More...

Fulton Co. Wind Farm Put On Hold

An alternative energy company based in Ireland is not going to pursue a wind farm in Fulton or Henry counties.  But Dan Schumann, a project manager for Mainstream Renewable Power, Ltd., said, “we feel the area has a lot of potential.  More...

Investigate Swanton Teacher For Alleged Improper Conduct

Press and other media reports indicate Michelle Blosser, a social studies teacher at Swanton High School, has been placed on paid administrative leave after allegations of improper conduct with a student.  More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Alfred (Al) Donald La Neve, Sr.

Alfred (Al) Donald La Neve, Sr., 92, passed into eternal life on Friday, March 9, 2012, at 7:52 p.m. More...

Martha J. Beck

Martha J. Beck, age 78 years, of Pettisville, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 4, 2012, at GlennPark of Defiance.  She was born Aug. More...

Jazzmine M. Jones- Caldwell

Jazzmine M. Jones- Caldwell, age 15, of Archbold, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday evening, March 4, 2012, at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon.  Jazzmine was born in Toledo on Oct. More...

People

Christman Inducted Into Mortar Board

Ryan D. Christman, AHS ‘09, son of Erich and Lynne, Archbold, was inducted into the Ohio Northern University chapter of Mortar Board. He is a senior majoring in biochemistry ACS certified. More...

Honor Students

Brian Grime, AHS ‘08, son of David and Carma, and Alex Frey, PHS ‘08, son of Jack and Carol, were named to the dean’s list for the 2011 fall semester at Tiffin University. ----- More...

Yoder Performs In "Xanadu"

Jarrett Yoder, AHS ‘11, is a member of the Maryville (Tenn.) College Theatre Department that will present the Broadway musical comedy “Xanadu,” March 8-11. More...

Opinion

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago  Wednesday, March 6, 2002   Eldon Birky, of Lockport, has a passion for doing things the old-fashioned way.  More...

Other Editors Say... Send A Message: Texting While Driving Can Be Deadly And State Should Make It Illegal

Scientific studies and tragic news stories illustrating the danger of texting while driving have failed to persuade a certain stubborn subset of people, who insist that they are so much more skilled behind the wheel than everyone else that they can s More...

Religion

Four Round Robin Winners At Sixth Bible Quiz Meet

Quizzers from Living Hope Free Methodist and Lockport Mennonite teamed up to lead opening songs at the Sunday, March 4 Bible quiz meet at Lockport.  Awards were presented to the top league teams and top 25 individuals of the 16- match round robi More...

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical   More...

Organizations

Cancer Support   Brunch with Survivors group, Wednesday, March 14, 11:30 a.m., The Union Street Grill, Bryan. Speaker: Rick Beals.  Senior Center   More...

DIVISION III DISTRICT BOYS BASKETBALL

Archbold 45, Tinora 36

Archbold led 29-15 at the half and 35-27 after three before defeating Tinora 45-36 in a Division III district boys basketball semifinal at Napoleon, Thursday, March 8. More...

AHS Girls Fall To Liberty-Benton

LB 40, Archbold 32

Liberty-Benton outscored Archbold 17-6 in the fourth quarter to defeat the Streaks 40-32, Tuesday night, March 6, in a Division III regional semifinal at Ohio Northern University. The Eagles were 22-27 from the foul line for the game. More...

Bill Rufenacht Upsets Genter In GOP Primary

Haselman, Miller, MacDonald Also Win

Bill Rufenacht, former Archbold village councilman, unseated Dean Genter, incumbent Fulton County commissioner, in the Republican primary election, Tuesday, March 6.  Rufenacht lead the entire evening as votes were tallied. More...

Cowell Earns Place On List Of Champions

There is little glamour in the sport of wrestling.  Only diehard wrestling fans can rattle off names like Fried, Steiber, and DiSabato and know their contributions to the sport.  Now, a wrestling name familiar to Northwest Ohio is becoming More...

Local Man Indicted On 8 Charges Of Child Pornography

Timothy A. Rettig, 46, Archbold, has been indicted by the Fulton County Grand Jury on charges involving child pornography.  Scott A. Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said in a press release the grand jury met on Monday, Feb. More...

Selected Unofficial County Election Results

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News

Pettisville High School Has Plan In Case Of School Shooting Incident

The Pettisville Local School District has a plan in place to deal with a school shooting incident like the one that occurred at Chardon, Monday, Feb. 27.  T.J. More...

Councilman Concerned About Noontime Traffic

Vaughn Bentz, Archbold village councilman, told council he is concerned about noontime traffic on South Defiance Street.  Bentz said during the noon hour, motorists attempting to use the drivethrough lines at McDonald’s and Dairy Queen are More...

Horse Barn Water Request Denied

The Village of Archbold denied a request to build a waterline to property within the village for a private horse barn.  Archbold Village Council reviewed the information during the Monday night, March 5 council meeting.  More...

Public Record

Men Charged With Break-In, Robbery Indicted Feb. 27

Two men have been indicted by the Fulton County Grand Jury in connection with crimes in Archbold.  The grand jury met Monday, Feb. More...

Archbold Man Indicted On Drug Charges

John P. Donnelly III, 34, Archbold, was indicted on drug-related charges by the Fulton County Grand Jury.  The grand jury met Monday, Feb. More...

Police Answer Domestic Call, Arrest Man On Other Charges

A man escaped a domestic violence charge, but was arrested on an outstanding warrant on Saturday, Feb. More...

Sports

STATE CHAMPION!

Cowell claims 152- pound championship

What began under the spotlight at the Thunderdome in Archbold ended under the bright lights of the Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University, Columbus.  Jorden Cowell won the 152-pound state championship at the 75th Ohio Hi More...

Ripke Seventh, Coffey Eighth At State Wrestling

Four Archbold wrestlers competed in the Division III state championships, Thursday, March 1 through Saturday, March 3, in Columbus.  Three came home with medals.  Jordan Cowell won the 152-pound championship.  Drew Coffey (106 lbs.) fi More...

Archbold 11th At State Wrestling Tournament

Archbold finished 11th at the Division III state wrestling tournament, Thursday, March 1-Saturday, March 3, in Columbus.  Applecreek Waynedale won the state championship with 104 points, followed by Troy Christian with 81.5 and Delta with 74.&nb More...