Opinion

Letter To The Editor



With a broken heart, I write this letter to you. Why would a person promote some young child to drink beer? Yet that is just what will happen in June in Archbold, just because someone wants to make a few dollars, and show that young person it is okay to drink. Go right ahead and make the next generation of […]

Letter To The Editor



There are citizens in our nation working to remove the Bible and its author from all segments of our American society. In 1962 and 1963, the highest court in the land declared school-sponsored prayer and Bible reading unconstitutional. Last year the California legislature attempted to pass a bill that would have prohibited using the Bible for Christian counseling. This month, […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 The US House of Representatives voted to approve postponing the switch from analog to digital television from Feb. 17 to June 12. “I am excited about some of the out-of-the-box thinking” represented by the education proposals put forward by Ted Strickland, Ohio governor. That’s what David Deskins, Archbold superintendent, told Chamber of Commerce […]

Music, Beer, And The Village Of Archbold



How times change. It wasn’t that many years ago, the idea of selling beer on the streets of downtown Archbold would have caused a major uproar. Now the Archbold Parks & Recreation Department is planning a downtown concert for June, at which plans call for the sale of beer by the can. There is no doubt selling beer is a […]

Old Photo Corner



Members of the 1969 Ridgeville Corners Falcons basketball team are, from left: Neal Kauffman; Tom Hoffman; Bill Fether; Carl Henry; Denny D. Meyer; Dave Pratt, coach; Randy Nelson; Frank Rohrs; Jim Rupp; Greg Wesche; Denny L. Meyer. The team finished 16-6 and won its first Henry County League championship since 1959. The Falcons then won their first two tournament games– […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 Council discussed an ordinance requiring property owners to remove snow from sidewalks. Kevin Eicher, a councilman, said he got an earful from a citizen who believed the village should be responsible for removing snow from sidewalks. Another indication the nation’s economy has gone into a tailspin: Calls for assistance by First Call for […]

Remember To Clear Snow Off Sidewalks



After our first significant snowfall of winter fell on Saturday, residents and business owners are reminded to keep their sidewalks clear of snow and ice. First and foremost, it’s the right thing to do. Clearing snow and ice off sidewalks is a civic responsibility to friends and neighbors. It allows safe, convenient passage for those who use the sidewalks. Second, […]

Good Samaritan Who Helped Cat Deserves Thanks

Other Editors Say...

Even after being beaten nearly to death, Freedom the cat is affectionate and seeks attention from people. That’s more than any human should expect from a defenseless creature who was mercilessly kicked and hit with a baseball bat when he wandered up to a pair of teenage boys in East Toledo on Dec. 27. Freedom, who was named for the […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 When the economy turns sour, Cecily Rohrs’ telephone rings. “My phone was full this morning. I had 47 messages,” she said Friday, Jan. 23. “The calls I’m getting now are not from people who are in generation poverty, but people who are brand new to poverty,” she said. Ken Caldwell, director of Fulton […]


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