June 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Black Swamp Benefit Concert A Big Success

Ron Short, chairman of the Black Swamp Benefit, said the BSB Jam, the Friday, June 14 concert, was a big success.  About 900 to 1,000 people attended the performance by three Christian music groups, and all comments were positive, Short said.&nb More...

Stacy’s Thumb Located

“The Thumb” has been found.  Dennis Stacy, retired Archbold fifth grade science teacher, was looking for The Thumb, a severed human thumb that was kept in a jar filled with formaldehyde, a chemical preservative, which he kept in his More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Olen V. Genter

Olen V. Genter, age 92, of Pettisville, passed away Saturday morning, June 22, 2013, at Whitehouse Country Manor. Prior to his retirement he had been a lifelong area farmer. An Army Air Corp veteran of WWII, he had served in the Pacific Theater. More...

Charles “Ray” Matthews

Charles “Ray” Matthews died peacefully Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Ray was born on April 27, 1924, at Connellsville, Pa., to the late Minnie and Omer H. Matthews. He graduated from Dunbar Township High School in 1941 and served three years in the U.S. More...

Lucille N. Liechty

Lucille N. Liechty, Wauseon, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 13, 2013, in the home of her daughter and son-inlaw, Marilyn and Don Harris, in Burke, Va., where she resided since September 2003.  More...

People

Winzeler, Melms To Wed June 22

Brent and Elaine Winzeler, Archbold, and Jim and Cathy Melms, Ottawa Hills, announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Coral F. Winzeler and Kevin J. More...

Honor Students

Belana Antar, Archbold; was named to the dean’s list for the 2013 spring semester at Kent State University.  Students must earn at least a 3.4 gpa and have completed 12 or more credit hours to qualify.  Kassandra Frey and Tyler Bernat More...

Ribbon Cutting

The ribbon was officially cut Friday, June 14, for E&S Tire, which moved into a building at 1910 South Defiance St. The company sells new and used tires, and performs automotive repair. More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Lockport Mennonite   Sunday: Pat King, worship leader; MYF praise band, music. Message, “Table Manners,” Gloria Beck  Wednesday: MYF.  Zion Mennonite   More...

Five Generations

Lodema Nafziger, Pettisville, holds great-great-grandson Colton Daniel Slye, born April 2, 2013. More...

Senior Citizen Menu

Week of June 24-28

MONDAY: clam chowder, betty salad, asst. More...

Breaking News - 6/18/2013 7:00 PM

Woman Hospitalized After Thursday Crash

Carol J. Lawrence, 64, Archbold, was listed in fair condition at the Toledo Hospital Friday, June 21, following an automobile crash about 11:32 am on Thursday, June 20 at the intersection of South Defiance Street and Burke Street. More...

Knox Box Gives Police, Fire Dept. Instant Access

Imagine that you’re on vacation when suddenly your neighbor calls to tell you that your house is on fire...  Or that you’ve fallen and can’t get up, but your door is locked and no one can get in to help you.  For some, it& More...

Gobrogge Finds Man Close To Death While Mushroom Hunting

Wade Gobrogge, Ridgeville Corners, and his friends went to Michigan’s upper peninsula to hunt mushrooms, but made a much more unusual discovery.  Gobrogge, Joe Wilhelm, rural New Bavaria, and Kyle Badenhop, Deshler, were in a state park ne More...

No Discussion On Replacing Senior Center Director

Fulton County commissioners have not made a decision on what to do to replace Sandy Griggs, who retired as the director of the Fulton County Senior Center.  When asked via email if Griggs will be replaced, Bill Rufenacht, a commissioner, said, & More...

 

News

Archbold Muni Tax Revenue Up About 7%

Gross revenue from the Village of Archbold municipal income tax was just over $600,000 in May, council was told at its Monday, June 17 meeting.  It’s the best result for any May since 2008, when, in just one month, the tax brought in nearl More...

Zoning Board Okays Sunroom

The Archbold Board of Zoning Appeals granted a variance for a sunroom addition to a Farmington Road residence at its Thursday, June 13 meeting.  Charlotte Loetz, 207 Farmington Road, applied for a variance to add the room to the north side of a More...

Archbold School Board Meets Monday To Okay Teacher Contract

The Archbold Area School Board will hold a special meeting Monday night, June 24, to approve a new contract with the Archbold Education Association.  The board approved holding the special meeting at its regular Monday, June 17 meeting.  Th More...

Public Record

Public Meetings

Trustees  Clinton Township Trustees, Thursday, June 20, 8 p.m., 5736 Co. Rd. 15-1, Wauseon.  German Township Trustees, Monday, June 24, 7 p.m., township building, northwest corner of St. Rts. 2 and 66, north of Archbold.  SWCD  More...

Archbold Police Log

June 7   11:16 am: 911 hang-up, okay.  2:38 pm: Gregory Neer, 48, Paulding, reported he and Warren D. Sauder, 61, rural Archbold, were in a traffic mishap at Dairy Queen during lunch hour.  4:40 pm: Civil problem, 600 block N. More...

Archbold EMS Log

May 24   5:38 pm: 1100 block Lindau St., public assist, did not transport.  May 25   6:08 pm: Auto accident, St. Rt. 2 at Co. Rd. 19, mutual aid with Wauseon Rescue, transported one subject to Fulton County Health Center. More...

Sports

Pettisville Track Awards

Pettisville boys and girls track athletes receiving awards are, front row, from left: Jeremy Mann, Buckeye Border Conference scholar athlete; All-Ohio, Academic All-Ohio, Most Valuable Player; Domini More...

Hole In One

David Meyer, Archbold, aced the par-3, 155-yard eighth hole at the golf course in Stryker, Thursday, June 13. His club of choice was an 8-iron.   More...

Opinion

ABC 4 Maddy Fights On

She was a little girl, like so many others, with a cute smile and chubby cheeks. She could be shy with strangers, and when she had hair, she wore cute little barrettes in it.  But a lot of times she had no hair. More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, June 11, 2003   The street tree committee will make a recommendation to council concerning the fate of the trees that line North Defiance Street.  More...

Old Photo Corner

A rare 1908 photograph reveals the heavy flooding on West Street, south of the railroad in Archbold. More...

Recipe Corner

Macaroni Ham Casserole

1 cup diced ham 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon chopped pimiento 1 can cream of mushroom soup 7 to 8 ounces of uncooked macaroni 1/2 cup milk 1 tablespoon More...