January 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Wind Turbines Ready Soon?

The wind turbines at the Archbold and Pettisville schools could be generating usable electricity soon, superintendents of the districts said Monday. More...

Montpelier Schools To Arm Some Staff

Archbold, Pettisville School Boards Have Not Discussed Issue

Four staff members in the Montpelier school district building will carry firearms to protect students. That was the result of a vote by the Montpelier Exempted Village School board at its Jan. 9 meeting. More...

Building, Turbine Topics At Pettisville School Board

The list of problems with the new school building is getting shorter, Steve Switzer, superintendent, told the Pettisville School Board, at its Monday, Jan. 14 meeting. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Herman Riley “Butch” Shepard

Herman Riley “Butch” Shepard, age 66, of Archbold, passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Toledo. More...

Jeanne M. Stamm

Jeanne M. Stamm, age 85 years, of Archbold, passed away early Thursday morning, Jan. 10, 2013, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center. She was born June 24, 1927, near Portland, Ind., the daughter of Marion and Lodeema (Gee) Foust. More...

Donald E. Widney

Donald E. Widney, age 73, of Bryan, passed away at 1:50 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Parkview Regional Center, Fort Wayne, Ind., after a long illness. Don graduated from Sidney (Ohio) High School and served in the U.S. More...

People

Couple Celebrates Silver Anniversary

SFC (R) Alan and Kellie Schweinhagen recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Alan Schweinhagen and Kellie Campbell were married Dec. 30, 1987, at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Archbold, by Pastor Michael Nehls. More...

Mayer To Sing At Inauguration

Bailey Mayer, AHS ‘11, will perform with the Lee University Festival Choir at the 57th Presidential Inaugura- tion, Monday, Jan. 21, in Washington, D.C. More...

Essay Contest Winner

Elizabeth Schmucker, an Archbold seventh grade student, is one of five area winners of the Defiance Elks Lodge 2012-13 Americanism Essay contest. More...

Opinion

Fight Against Cancer Is On

Sometimes, no matter how much we pray, no matter how hard we fight, no matter how much money we raise, no matter how much sheer will we put up against it, cancer wins. More...

Legislating Live: Move To Broadcast Ohio House Hearings Will Be A Public Service

Other Editors Say...

The Ohio House opened its 130th session on Monday, Jan. 7, by vowing to be more open with constituents, by expanding the use of technology. William G. More...

No Excuses, Stop For School Busses

If you drive in the Archbold or Pettisville school districts, you must stop for a school bus with its red lights flashing and stop sign deployed. It’s the law on any road fewer than four lanes. More...

Alexandria Grace Beck Is Buckeye First Baby Of 2013

Arrives 11 Days Late

Alexandria Grace Beck, the Archbold Buckeye First Baby of 2013, shouldn’t have been the First Baby of the Year. The daughter of Jeff Beck and Jessica Potts, Archbold, Alexandria’s due date was predicted to be Dec. 21, 2012. More...

Archbold Man Found Dead Inside Car In Water-Filled Ditch

Michael A. Rocha, 41, Archbold, was found dead inside a car that was discovered in a water-filled ditch, Sunday, Jan. 13, an Ohio State Highway Patrol press release said. Rocha was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Co. Rd. More...

Flu Outbreak Hits Early In County

Officials with the Fulton County Health Department say the flu outbreak that has struck both the state and the nation is making itself felt in Fulton County as well. More...

News

Students BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) At Pettisville High School

Students Pick Between Laptops, Tablets

While Archbold High School is providing tablet computers to students, Pettisville High School is taking a different approach. Speaking to Pettisville School Board at its Monday, Jan. More...

Traffic Signals Upgraded At Three Intersections

A contractor recently finished upgrading the traffic signals at three intersections. More...

Park Board Talks About Maintenance

Construction and maintenance issues in Archbold parks were the topics at the Wednesday, Jan. 9 meeting of the Archbold Park Board. More...

Public Record

Local Man Faces Criminal Charges

Jeremy L. Litchfield, 24, Archbold, faces criminal charges in addition to an indictment handed down against him last month. The grand jury met Tuesday, Dec. More...

Local Woman Reports Attempted Robbery

Destiny Jay Salyers, 19, East Gardens, told Archbold police a man entered her residence through an unlocked door and demanded cash. Salyers said the man, described as an African-American, entered the residence about 5:10 pm, Monday, Jan. More...

Police Called To Report Of Possible Crash, Fight

Archbold police were called to a possible traffic crash and resulting fistfight about 3:36 pm, Friday, Jan. 4, but neither incident proved true. Officers were called to the 300 block of West Holland, where one vehicle had possibly struck another. More...

Sports

Streaks Defeat Bulldogs 65-28

The Archbold boys basketball team returned to Northwest Ohio Athletic League action, Friday, Jan. 11, when the Streaks hosted Swanton. More...

AHS Boys Top Elida In Overtime Barnburner

They may not have been the dog days of summer, but the Archbold boys basketball team had a weekend where the Blue and Gold dominated the Dogs. First, AHS dropped the Swanton Bulldogs, Friday, Jan 11. More...

AHS Girls Beat Stryker, Swanton

The Archbold girls basketball team raised its record to 13-1, 5-0 in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League with two victories last week. The Streaks defeated Stryker 70-36, Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Stryker in a non-league contest. More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: prelude; Nick Hudson, worship leader; Jennifer King with worship team, offertory. Message, “Ok, Now What?” Jesse Kahler. Second service: praise and worship by Nick Hudson, worship team and band. More...

Organizations

Blood Drive Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross blood drive: Monday, Jan. 21, 12-6 pm, Crossroads Evangelical Church, 845 E. Leggett St., Wauseon. Cancer Support Living With Cancer support group, Thursday, Jan. More...

Births

Fulton Co. Health Center Jan. 4: Stacy & Steve Riegsecker, Wauseon, boy. Jan. 5: Jessica & Dustin Lester, Delta, girl. Jan. 6: Danielle Camp, Wauseon, girl. Jan. 8: Mikki Smith, Wauseon, girl. _________________________ More...