Gordon In Georgia; Bond Is $375,000

Brandon Gordon, 40, the Archbold man charged with alleged child exploitation, was booked into a Fulton County, Ga., jail system on $375,000 bond. Police in Roswell, Ga., have charged Gordon with use of a computer service to seduce, solicit, lure or entice a child to commit an illegal act, child molestation, two counts of solicitation of sodomy, all felonies; and […]

Man With Archbold Roots Killed In Utah Flash Flood

John Russell Walter, 72, Kettering, who grew up in Archbold, was killed in a flash flood while hiking in Utah. Informa- tion from his obituary states, “John grew up on Wilson Street in Archbold, and the family moved to Sidney when John was a freshman in high school.” A press release from the Kane County (Utah) Sheriff Department states hikers, […]

Menchaca Sentenced For Vandalism To Mural

Brittany M. Menchaca, 39, a former Archbold resident with addresses listed in Toledo, Michigan, and Virginia, has been sentenced for spray painting a political slogan onto the Archbold mural. The mural was painted by Dave Rickerd, a Cincinnati artist and Northwest Ohio native in the spring/early summer of 2021. The mural is on the southfacing three-story wall of the former […]

Police Get To ‘Hole’ Truth

Archbold police were able to get to the ‘hole’ truth of a suspicious activities report that was filed Monday, May 29. Police were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of South Defiance Street about 12:54 am, where they were told a subject was digging a hole in the backyard of a residence. The officer noted in his report, […]

Police Catch Juveniles In Park

Archbold police captured two juveniles “in a state of undress in the back seat” of a vehicle in Memorial Park about 8:16 pm, Monday, May 22. The police report states officers received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the park about 8:10 pm. An officer reported he made contact with the youths, and after allowing them to get dressed, […]

Alt Named Assistant Village Administrator

Aaron Alt, Archbold zoning inspector and planning director, will become assistant village administrator, and eventually, village administrator. Alt’s new post was announced at the Monday, June 5, village council meeting. Donna Dettling, who intends to retire as village administrator in 2024, said there were eight applicants that met minimum qualifications for the job. “We ended up interviewing seven. During the […]

Neighbor Trouble

Neighbors in the 300 block of Middle Street “exchanged some unfriendly words,” an Archbold police report states. Officers were called to the home of Stacey Marie Mc- Cullough, 43, at 309 Middle Street, about 9:35 pm, Thursday, May 25. McCullough told police while a relative was having a small recreational fire in the backyard, a neighbor was taking photos. McCullough […]

Swimming Test

Charlie Sefranka, 10, Archbold, swims his way across the Archbold Swimming Pool, as part of the “deep end test.” In order to use the deep end of the pool, youngsters must swim the width of the pool under the watchful eye of a lifeguard. Charlie and several others took the test on Thursday, June 1, opening day of the pool.– […]

Local Woman Injured In May 24 Crash

Amy K Wonderly, 41, rural Archbold, was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Wednesday, May 24, at the intersection of Co. Rds. 16 and B. The Fulton County Sheriff Department report states Wonderly was driving a minivan west on Co. Rd. B, while a car driven Danial Loren Conrad, 41, Napoleon, with passenger Chennoa Marion Camfield, 41, same […]

Kruse Tabbed To Head Intelligence Agency

Jeffrey A. Kruse, a lieutenant general (three stars) in the United States Air Force and 1986 Pettisville High School graduate, has been tabbed to head the Defense Intelligence Agency. The DIA website states it provides “intelligence on foreign militaries to prevent and decisively win wars.” The DIA director post rotates among the four service branches about every three years. The […]