August 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Ripke Named New Chamber Director

Lora Ripke, Ridgeville Corners, has been hired as the new executive director of the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce.  Ripke replaces Amy Krueger, who has been executive director since May 1, 2015, and was with the Chamber more than eight years More...

School Open Houses

With the first day of school fast approaching, Archbold and Pettisville schools will host open houses.  Archbold Elementary School hosts an open house, Monday, Aug. 20, 5-6:30 pm.  An open house at Archbold Middle School is Monday, Aug. More...

New Sauder Village Wetlands A Result Of 2015 Flood

June 2015 was perhaps one of the wettest months on record. Between Friday night, June 26, and Sunday morning, June 28, anywhere from six to eight inches of rain fell on the Archbold area. Roads were flooded. Basements were flooded. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

Marlene K. Nofziger, 81, Archbold, died Aug. 6, 2018. Survivors include three children. Short Funeral Home, Archbold.   More...

Public Record

Police Called On Domestic Cases

Archbold police were recently called to two cases of domestic trouble.  Officers were called at 1:10 am, Tuesday, July 24, to a residence in the 100 block of Miller Avenue, where there was a report of domestic violence.  After speaking wit More...

Issue With License Plates Cleared

Bradley Short, 61, Archbold, received a noticed of violation concerning an alleged misuse of old Ohio license plates from the Maryland Transportation Authority in June.  Short told Archbold police on Saturday, July 28, that particular set of pla More...

Archbold Police Log

July 26   8:53 am: Lost keys, 100 block Pheasant Lane.  10:23 am: Traffic detail for street department.  7:25 pm: Suspicious person, 200 block Lafayette St.  7:33 pm: Domestic trouble, 100 block West Barre Rd.  10:15 pm: Dome More...

Sports

Pettisville Boys Golf Opens Season

Mike Zimmerman begins his first season at the helm of Pettisville golf with seven returning letterwinners from a team that finished 6-10 in dual-, tri-, and quadmeets in 2017.  The Birds finished fifth in the Buckeye Border Conference last year More...

Huffman Wins Mid-Season Title

John Huffman, veteran Archbold kart racer, won the mid-season championship in his class at the track at Fremont, Sunday, July 8.  Huffman has been racing in the pro-oval class with valve-in-head engines on the asphalt oval track. More...

Opinion

Report Blocked Crossings!

The frustration of motorists trying to navigate Archbold can be seen in posts on Facebook. While Facebook may be a great opportunity to vent anger and exasperation, it is just that: a place to vent. More...

Letter To The Editor

Planned Parenthood released its annual report.  The report states that its healthcare workers performed 321,384 abortions in the United States last fiscal year. That is the equivalent of 36 unborn babies killed every hour.  More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago  Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008   Pettisville Local School Board voted to place a $4,830,000 bond issue for a new school on the November ballot, Monday, Aug. More...

Funnel Cloud Sighting Sets Off Tornado Sirens

Tornado warning sirens across Fulton County wailed about 10:24 pm, Monday night, Aug. 6, after a Fulton County sheriff deputy spotted a funnel cloud in the vicinity of Co. Rds. More...

RFD Still Has Fire Siren

The Ridgeville Fire Department is continuing a practice that the Archbold Fire Department phased out. When there is a fire or rescue call, the siren at the fire station still sounds. More...

Music Commission Hits Stride, Nofziger Says

In the middle of its second year, the Archbold Music Commission is “hitting our stride,” said Max Nofziger, the founder.  Speaking to Archbold Village Council at its Monday, Aug. More...

Township Trustees Petition For Pettisville Drainage Project

The repair and rerouting of a storm sewer drainage line in Pettisville will be handled through the drainage petition process.  Kenneth “Skip” Leupp, president of the German Township Trustees, said the trustees held a special meeting More...

 

News

Report Blocked Railroad Crossings

Those frustrated by stopped trains blocking one or both of the railroad crossings in Archbold can take action.  The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has a page on its website where private citizens can post a report about blocked crossings, a More...

Getting Ready For School

Teachers are busy getting their classrooms ready for the new school year. Above: Megan Martz, Archbold High School intervention specialist in English and math, gets help from her children, Maci, a third grader, and Dawson, a first grader. More...

Pre-Fair Judging Results Announced

The Fulton County 4-H program has announced pre-fair judging results.  Abbreviations: HM, honorable mention; CW, county winner; SFR, state fair representative.  Accessories for Teens: Arielle Bernal, HM  Active Sportswear: Jenna Halle More...

People

Kerns Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Rev. Dale and Marcia Kern, Archbold, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  Dale Kern and Marcia Uffelman were married Aug. 18, 1968, at Lakewood, Ohio, by Rev. More...

Kings Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Darrel and Carolyn King, Archbold, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  Darrel King and Carolyn Beck were married Aug. More...

Earns Scholarship

Gretchen Lee, PHS ‘18 and daughter of Chris and Char, has been awarded a $1,250 The Andersons, Inc. scholarship from the National FFA Organization.  Lee plans to pursue a degree at Dordt (Iowa) College.   More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical   Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “The SIMPLE LIFE lived well: Ecclesiastes 5:10-20,” Jesse Kahler.  Central Mennonite   More...

Births

Fulton Co. Health Center   July 26: Kristin & Alex Moss, Archbold, girl.  July 31: Brooke & Marcus Schuette, Wauseon, boy; Crystal & Eric Hildreth, Napoleon, boy.   More...