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100 Day

Top: When Archbold Elementary School held its annual 100 Day celebration, Friday, Feb. 3, first grade students had a chance to meet with 100-year-old Vera Schmidt, Archbold. With Schmidt is fourth grader Julisa Nafziger. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Charles H. Backhaus

Charles H. Backhaus, 95 years old of Napoleon, passed away on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Genacross Lutheran Services Napoleon Campus. He was born on Friday, Aug. 26, 1921, in Defiance County, Ohio, the son of the late Arnold R. More...

Gertrude (Seiler) Hitt

Gertrude (Seiler) Hitt, age 89, of Archbold, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. She passed away at Defi- ance Area Inpatient Hospice. More...

Martha M. Blosser

Martha M. Blosser passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at CHP Inpatient Hospice in Defiance, at the age of 83. Martha was born in Wauseon on May 5, 1933, to Lloyd and Mary E. (Grieser) Zimmerman. More...

People

Honor Students

McKenna Rash and Kennedy Wyse, both of Archbold, and Ashlynn Waidelich, Pettisville, were named to the dean’s list for the 2016 fall semester at Kent State University.  Students must earn at least a 3.4 gpa to qualify.  -----  Br More...

Sports

Streaks Garner Three Wins On Hardwood

Archbold had a full week of boys basketball last week, picking up a pair of nonleague wins and a Northwest Ohio Athletic League victory.  The Streaks recorded a 61-48 non-league victory at Stryker to start the week, dropped Bryan 61-48 on its ho More...

Blue Streaks Roll To 19-0 Record With Wins Over Bryan, Napoleon

Ranked second in last week’s Division III Associated Press girls basketball poll, Archbold racked up two more victories last week to improve to 19-0, 5-0 in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League. The Streaks hosted Bryan, Thursday, Feb. 2. More...

Division III, IV Girls Tournament Pairings

Tournament pairings were drawn Sunday for the Ohio girls basketball tournament.  In Division III action at Sylvania Northview, Sylvania Southview, Springfield, and Lake, Archbold (19-0) received the number one seed. More...

Pettisville Schools Lose Almost $250,000 Under Proposed State Budget

The Pettisville School District could lose almost a quarter of a million dollars in state support in the two-year state budget proposed by John Kasich, Ohio governor. More...

Archbold Deserves Bigger Share Of Sales Taxes: Bentz

Noting that one local car dealer has sales of nearly $30 million a year on its own, Vaughn Bentz, Archbold village councilman, questioned why Archbold isn’t getting more money from sales taxes. More...

Income Tax Doubles In January

The collection from the Archbold municipal income tax for January was more than double the amount collected in January 2016.  Archbold Village Council was presented that information at its Monday, Feb. More...

 

News

Firm To Study Water, Wastewater Rates

Archbold Village Council agreed to contract with Jones & Henry, a consulting engineering firm, to conduct a study of the village municipal water and wastewater rates.  Council took the action at its Monday, Feb. 6 meeting.  More...

Council Committee Rejects Agreement

The Archbold Village Council finance committee decided by consensus during a Wednesday, Feb. More...

FERC Gives Go-Ahead To Rover Pipeline

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted part, but not all, of what the company building the Rover natural gas pipeline wants.  The pipeline, which will transport natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale areas of West Virginia, More...

Public Record

Archbold Police Log

Jan. 27   9:34 am: Unlock, 300 block N. More...

Fulton County Court News

Common Pleas Court   MSW Capital, LLC, Sarasota, Fla., plaintiff vs Scott VonDeylen, Archbold, defendant. Other civil.  Corey Colon, Wauseon, plaintiff vs Dana Colon, Strongsville, defendant. More...

Fayette Woman Killed

Patricia Stambaugh, 64, Fayette, became the first Fulton County traffic fatality of 2017, an Ohio State Highway Patrol press release states.  Troopers are still investigating the crash, but initial information indicates Stambaugh was driving a c More...

Opinion

Fund Review Long Overdue

Vaughn Bentz, an Archbold village councilman, is right when he says it’s time to review how the Undivided Local Government Fund is allocated.  Brett Kolb, Fulton County auditor, said the fund is basically sales tax revenue, collected by th More...

Donald Trump Stays On The Offensive In His Inaugural Address

Other Editors Say...

Donald Trump delivered a brief inaugural address on Friday, Jan. More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago  Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007   German Township Trustees will ask township voters to replace the one-half mill fire levy in the Primary Election on May 8.  More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical   Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Mark, The Short Story: What Is Greatness? Mark 10:17-31,” Jesse Kahler.  Central Mennonite   More...

Bible Quiz Spirit Week Awards

Teams winning Spirit Week awards at the fourth area Bible Quiz, Sunday, Feb. More...

Archbold Quiz Team Third In Tournament

The Archbold High School quiz team finished third at the Fulton-Henry County High School Quiz Tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center.  Swanton went undefeated through eight rounds of quizzing to win. More...