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Rollie Britsch - The Man Behind The Microphone

Longtime Announcer Known As The Voice Of The Blue Streaks

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part interview with Rollie Britsch, longtime announcer for Archbold High School football and boys basketball.) If you’ve ever been to an Archbold High School football game on a crisp fall evenin More...

District Championship Three-Peat

The Archbold girls basketball team won its third straight Division III district title, Saturday, March 1. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

George Petrowsky, 75 years, Archbold, died March 2, 2014. Short Funeral Home, Archbold. More...

Lelia Mae Brehm nee Biddle

On Feb. 28, 2014, Lelia Mae Brehm nee Biddle of Archbold was welcomed into the loving embrace of her Lord and Savior.  Daughter of Thelma Isabell Brown Biddle Kronman and George Biddle, Lelia was born Feb. 3, 1935, in Toledo.   More...

Gail Biggs

Gail Biggs, age 58 years, of Archbold, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 28, 2014, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.  She was born Sept. More...

People

Acknowledge Anniversary

Christa Luttmann, a representative of Mike DeWine, state attorney general, presents Steve Ringenberg, chief executive officer of Fairlawn Haven, with a certificate acknowledging the 50th anniversary of Fairlawn Haven.– photo by David Pugh More...

Earn Degrees

Michael Hissong, Stryker, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from the College of Engineering at the University of Toledo on Dec. 14, 2013. More...

Earn Degrees

Thomas Warner and Emma Dunn, both of Archbold, earned their degrees during commencement exercises, Dec. 13, 2013, at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio: More...

Opinion

Bring Two Sides Together

There is no more controversial issue in our community today than the plan to relocate St. Rt. 66 to Co. Rd. 24.  The plan was coasting along, for months, even years. There was quiet, under-the-radar opposition. More...

Fairlawn Turns 50

Fairlawn Haven observed a very special anniversary, Thursday, Feb. 27. The day marked 50 years of serving the community.  Fairlawn’s beginnings trace back to when church leaders developed the original concept. More...

Old Photo Corner

The industrial arts building was a separate building from the high school where male students learned to use small woodworking tools. It served the school district many years. More...

Breaking News - 3/4/2014 7:00 PM

DIVISION III REGIONAL GIRLS FINAL - Free Access

Archbold vs Columbus Africentric

Africentric 57, Archbold 42 FINAL More...

DIVISION IV DISTRICT BOYS SEMIFINAL

Wayne Trace 47, Pettisville 37

Wayne Trace defeated Pettisville 47-37 in a Div. IV district boys basketball semifinal, Tuesday, March 4, at Van Wert. The Raiders play Ayersville in the district championship Friday night. More...

DIVISION III DISTRICT BOYS BASKETBALL SEMIFINAL

Ottawa-Glandorf 53, Archbold 46

Ottawa-Glandorf advanced to the Div. More...

Hold Meeting On St. Rt. 66 Move?

As early as 10 months ago, there was at least a brief discussion about an informational meeting on the proposal to relocate St. Rt. 66 to Co. Rd. More...

Fairlawn Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Speakers at the Fairlawn Haven 50th anniversary open house remembered and honored the past, while looking forward to the future.  Speaking at the Thursday, Feb. More...

 

News

Swanton Fire Chief Named Emergency Services Director

Fulton County commissioners announced Tuesday, March 4, that Chad Smith, chief of the Swanton Fire Department, has been named Emergency Services director of Fulton County.  He starts at the end of March.  More...

First “Long Day” Goes Well At Archbold

The first “long” school day in the Archbold Area School District went well, Aaron Rex, superintendent, said Monday afternoon.  Archbold students started going to school 30 minutes longer per day beginning Monday, March 3.  Schoo More...

Safety Efforts Discussed At Archbold School Board

Archbold school officials have done a number of things to prepare buildings and staff in the name of safety.  Aaron Rex, superintendent, reviewed some of the preparations during the Tuesday, Feb. More...

Public Record

Treated And Released

Clancy Foor, 48, Archbold, was driving a pickup north on Co. Rd. 24 about 3:50 pm, Thursday, Feb. 27, when the vehicle went off the road and overturned. More...

Police Arrest Local Woman

Archbold police arrested Alexis M. Huerta 18, Archbold, on a charge of domestic violence after they were called to the residence at 205 Brussel Street at 11:38 pm, Friday, Feb. More...

Investigate $2,000 Theft

Archbold police are investigating the theft of more than $2,000 in cash that occurred over a six month period in 2012-13.  An official with Deardorf Property Management, Corunna, Ind., told police on Wednesday, Feb. More...

Sports

Streaks In Sweet 16

Archbold Wins District Title For Third Straight Year

Archbold won its third straight Division III girls basketball district championship, and its fourth in the last five years, with a 50-40 victory over Delta, Saturday, March 1, at Anthony Wayne High School.  It’s the 12th district title in More...

AHS Girls Win District Semifinal

Archbold outscored Evergreen 10-5 in the first quarter and 18-8 in the third on its way to a 55-40 Division III girls basketball district semifinal victory, Thursday, Feb. More...

Delta Wins Division III Team Wrestling Title

The dominance of Delta continued last weekend at the Ohio High School Athletic Association state wrestling championships with a team title.  The Panthers, who also won the dual meet championship, scored 141 points.  More...

Religion

Central Finishes As Bible Quiz Season Champs

One aspect of Northwest Ohio Bible Quiz is making new friends.  More...

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical   Sunday: Nick Hudson, worship leader; music by the worship team, offertory. Message, “Have You Shed Blood?” Jesse Kahler.  Lockport Mennonite   More...

Organizations

Bereavement   Life Beyond Today bereavement group, Monday, March 10, 7 p.m., St. Caspar Catholic Church, 1205 N. Shoop Ave., Wauseon.  Divorce   More...