March 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

DEVELOPING STORY

Wauseon Police Charge Adult In Connection With Teen's Death

Wauseon police have charged Craig A. Johnston, 35, Wauseon, with negligent homicide in connection with the March 14 shooting death of Michael J. Schwartz, Jr., 13, Wauseon.–Posted 3.22, 10:30 am More...

Fairlawn Auction Adds New Twist

The Fairlawn Auxiliary is putting a new twist on its 47th annual auction at Founder’s Hall, adding a photography contest to the list of events.  Heather Ruffer is in charge of the photo contest, with help from Erika Nofziger.  More...

Street Reconstruction Bid Approved Monday

Archbold Village Council approved a bid of $1,002,375 from a Michigan firm to rebuild three streets in southwest Archbold at its Monday, March 19 meeting.  E. R. Zeiler Excavating, Inc., Temperance, Mich., was the low bidder.  More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Bernell Clair

Bernell Clair, age 88, of Clarksville, Tenn., and formerly of Brownsville, Texas, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012, in Clarksville.–Posted 3.25, 11 am More...

DEATH NOTICES

Judith Ann Stamm, 67, Archbold, died March 13, 2012.   More...

Public Record

Apparent Accidental Shooting Leaves Wauseon Boy Dead

One Wauseon boy is dead, and a second is charged with juvenile delinquency by way of negligent homicide after an apparent accidental shooting, Wednesday, March 14.  Michael J. More...

Downtown Tornado Siren Fails Test; May Have Found Problem

The tornado siren in the Archbold downtown historic district failed a recent test, but the problem may be found.  Sirens are tested at noon on the first Friday of each month, unless there are threatening weather conditions, said Rich Kilgour, Fu More...

Police Sort Out Guitar Theft Case

Archbold police officers are investigating the theft of three guitars from the home of Virginia L. Carpenter, 59, 406 S. Defiance Street, Archbold, during the early morning hours of Friday, March 2.  More...

Sports

OG Falls In D-III State Semifinal

Portsmouth 74, Ottawa-Glandorf 66

Ottawa-Glandorf, which defeated Archbold in the Division III district boys basketball final at Napoleon, lost to Portsmouth 74-66 in a state semifinal in Columbus, Thursday, March 22. The Titans finish their season with a 19-7 record. More...

Archbold Track Welcomes Host Of Returnees

Dina Gladieux, Archbold head track coach, welcomes back a host of returning letterwinners for her second year at the helm of the Blue and Gold after 20 years as an assistant.  Both the boys and girls teams won the league meet last year. More...

Streak Softball Returns Eight

Last season the Archbold softball team, under the guidance of Joe Frank, captured the Northwest Ohio Athletic League crown, sectional title, and district title before closing out its 25-2 season at regionals.  Frank has a 216-62 record in his 10 More...

Religion

"Plotted Against" Wins Area Bible Quiz Tourney

All 17-area teams participated in the Northwest Ohio Bible Quiz tournament, Sunday, March 18.  Before quizzing action started, all coaches were recognized and certificates of participation were given to all 87 quizzers.  First to receive th More...

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical   More...

Births

Fulton Co. Health Center March 13: Christy & Thomas Myers, Napoleon, boy. More...

Breaking News - 3/20/2012 7:00 PM

BREAKING NEWS

Possible Voter Fraud Case Found In Fulton County

A Fulton County man may face charges in connection with a case of alleged voter fraud.–Posted 3.23, 5 pm More...

DEVELOPING STORY

Swanton Teacher Indicted On Sexual Battery Charge

Michelle Y. Blosser, 44, Wauseon, a teacher at Swanton High School, has been indicted by the Fulton County Grand Jury on a single count of sexual battery.–Posted 3.21, 12 pm More...

DEVELOPING STORY

Youth Charged In Wauseon Shooting Remains In Custody

Stacey Reed, Fulton County chief probation officer, said Wednesday, March 21, that Felipe Villanueva, the 14-year-old Wauseon boy charged in the shooting death of 13-year-old Michael J. Schwartz, Wauseon, is still in custody.–Posted 3.21,3:30 pm More...

iPads Approved For AHS Students

The Archbold Area School Board, by unanimous vote, approved a program that will put Apple iPad tablet computers in the hands of every Archbold High School student beginning next school year.  The board took action at its Monday night, March 19 m More...

Library Board Okays $500,000+ Budget

The Archbold Community Library Board approved a permanent 2012 budget of $534,373.07 during its Wednesday, March 14 meeting.  But the number is misleading, said Joyce Klingelsmith, library director.  The budget includes a transfer of $50,0 More...

Easter Egg Hunts

With the April 8 Easter holiday approaching, Easter egg hunts for Archbold, Pettisville, and Ridgeville Corners are scheduled.  Archbold Parks and Recreation holds its annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 31, 9 pm, at Ruihley Park. More...

 

News

Kindergarten Registration At About 80

Dorothy Lambert, Archbold Elementary School principal, said there are about 80 students registered for kindergarten for the 2012-13 school year. More...

Library May Get New Computer Lab

Joyce Klingelsmith, director of the Archbold Community Library, said the library may be able to get grant funding to purchase six laptop computers.  The grant is part of Every Citizen Online, a state-administered federal program offered through More...

Archbold Village Named Tree City For 29th Year

The Village of Archbold has been named a Tree City, USA for the 29th year by the Arbor Day Foundation.  Archbold Village Council reviewed information from the Foundation at its Monday, March 19 meeting.  The honor recognizes Archbold for it More...

People

Scholarship Winners

  Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center winners of Franklin B. Walter Scholarships for 2012 are, seated from left: Chandler Tinsman, Archbold; Rebecca Rash, Fayette; Tanner Hostetler, Pettisville.  More...

Earns Scholarship

Cassie Norris, a PHS ‘07, was awarded the Martha Draper Lape scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year from the University of Findlay. More...

Unseasonably Warm

Taylor Strong, 15, and Michaela Zaborniak, 14, Archbold, from left, enjoyed the recent warm weather as they wear summer attire while on a stroll, Friday, March 16. More...

Opinion

The Worst Brings Out The Best

While the people of West Liberty, Ky., were still picking up the pieces of their town after it was struck by a Friday, March 2 tornado, Pettisville was preparing to come to their aid. More...

Families, Churches Needed After Teen Tragedies

Recently, two terrible tragedies involving teenagers have occurred in the area. Two young people are gone long before their time. More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago  Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2002  High school students were sickened by exhaust fumes coming from temporary heaters used during the construction of the academic wing addition.   More...