March 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Archbold Middle School Quizzers Tops In County Tournament

The first match of the season back in January for the Archbold Middle School Quiz Team didn’t go well.  Kaiden Keiser, one of three team captains and one of the only three eighth grade students on the squad, said it was more like “a More...

Easter Egg Hunts

Children have three chances to hunt Easter eggs in the Archbold area starting this weekend.  Jennifer Kidder, director of Archbold Parks & Recreation, said Archbold will hold its annual egg hunt Saturday, March 24, 10 am. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Melvin D. Leidig

Melvin D. Leidig, 92 of Orrville, formerly of Canton, died on March 19, 2018, in the OrrVilla Retirement Community after a period of declining health while under hospice care. Melvin was born on Aug. More...

Donna Marie Nafziger

Donna Marie Nafziger, age 87, of Archbold, passed away late Saturday evening, March 24, 2018, at CHP-Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice.Donna was born in Fulton County, Ohio, on Jan. 6, 1931, the daughter of George and Sylvia (Short) Schmucker. On Nov. More...

Lou Ann Beck

Lou Ann Beck, 81 of Henry County, Ohio, passed on peacefully at home on March 3, 2018.  She was born July 8, 1936, in West Unity, to the late Marion Lowell Hartman and Hope Garland Hartman.  On March 30, 1956, she married her loving husband More...

Sports

Heartbreaker

Buzzer- Beater Buries Blue Streaks In Regional Final

Tre Baumgardner’s threepointer at the buzzer gave Columbus Africentric a 42- 39 victory over Archbold in the Division III regional boys basketball final at Bowling Green State University, Saturday, March 17.  “That’s a good bal More...

Africentric Coach Proclaims Respect For Doug Krauss

Michael Bates, Columbus Africentric head boys basketball coach since 2006, is taking his team to the state tournament for the third time in 12 years of coaching at the school.  The former Toledo St. More...

Nubians Play Harvest Prep In State Semifinals

Columbus Africentric (20- 6, ranked 10th in the final weekly poll), plays number one ranked Canal Winchester Harvest Prep (28-0) in a Division III state boys basketball semifinal, tomorrow, Thursday, 8:30 pm, in Columbus.  The Nubians defeated A More...

Religion

Bible Quizzers From Three States In Archbold

About 550 young people from three states were in Archbold, Saturday and Sunday, March 17-18, for the 2018 Bible Quiz Invitational.  It’s the 12th time Archbold and Pettisville has hosted the quizzers, who range in age from 12 to 20.  More...

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Fifth Sunday in Lent  Archbold Evangelical  Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “40 DAYS AFTER: Acts 9-Jesus appeared, “ Byron Dickey.  Central Mennonite   More...

Streaks Fall In Regional Final

Columbus Africentric’s Dorian Holloway tries to draw a foul from Archbold’s Bryce Williams as the Blue Streak drives to the basket in their Division III regional boys basketball championship game, Saturday, March 17. More...

Donor Pledges $200,000 Toward Baseball Complex

A private donor has stepped forward and pledged $200,000 toward the construction of a new baseball complex at Memorial Park. Donna Dettling, Archbold village administrator, said the donor wishes to remain anonymous. More...

Small Group To Talk About Co. Rd. 24 Options

Archbold Village Council discussed putting together a small group to talk about options for Co. Rd. More...

 

News

Fisher Receives Medal For Life-Saving CPR

Rosemary Fisher, a rural Lockport resident and 1989 AHS graduate, received the Citizens Service Medal for saving a man’s life with CPR.  CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is the process by which a person compresses the chest of a pers More...

Archbold Library Board Considers New LED Lights To Save Energy

The Archbold Community Library Board will hold a special meeting, Wednesday, March 28, to make a final decision on new lighting that could reduce energy costs by close to $8,000 a year. More...

Grant Running Out For R.O.C.K.S. Program

Michele Bagrowski, Arch- bold schools curriculum director and director of Archbold R.O.C.K.S. (Recreation, Opportunity, Community, Knowledge, Success), said the grant that funds the program is running out. R.O.C.K.S. More...

Public Record

Archbold Police Log

March 9   12:44 pm: Purse found, Terry Henricks Chrysler-Dodge- Jeep-Ram, returned to owner.  2:09 pm: Released vehicle from impound to buyer.  5:49 pm: Suspicious person, intoxicated subject, 300 block Hawthorn Dr., unable to locate.& More...

Fulton County Court News

Common Pleas Court   Elenia Houston, Delta vs Anthony McCarthy, Jr., Bellevue, obligor. URESA.  AmeriCredit, Arlington, Texas, plaintiff vs Beatrice Kroggel, Toledo, defendant. More...

Western Dist. Court News

(Note: In the listing of traffic offenses, the first number is actual speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, costs.)   Audra Rose Conrad, rural Wauseon, disobeyed traffic signal, N. Shoop Ave. at E. More...

Opinion

No Good Answer

There is no good answer the Archbold traffic situation.  Some question whether Archbold even has a situation. More...

Letter To The Editor

Although I no longer reside in Archbold, I consider it my hometown.  I am very interested in current events. I was born in a house on Park Street in 1932. I either lived or worked here all my life.  I come to Archbold several times a week. More...

Letter To The Editor

I read with interest a letter to the editor praising Archbold and Pettisville for efforts to keep students safe.  I would humbly ask: Is there a single piece of their respective security plans which wasn’t in place in Parkland, Fla.?  More...