Ridgeville Park Board Holds First Function

The Ridgeville Township Park Board will hold its first event, an ice cream party fundraiser, at the proposed park site Sunday, Oct. 14. Jayma Gobrogge, park board member, said details for the program haven’t been worked out, but a local woman won a party from an ice cream manufacturer, so that will be the source of the ice cream. Citizens […]

I Want A Goldfish!

From left, Carly Grime, Andee Grime, Josee Grime, and Corbin Vonier, all of Archbold, try to throw ping pong balls into the goldfish bowls to win goldfish at the Fulton County Fair. Carly won a fish on her second throw.- photo by Mary Huber

Couple Planning Sept. 29 Wedding

Mindi Shirkey and Brent Roughton, Archbold, announce their engagement. The bride elect is the daughter of Richard and Lesley Shirkey, Bryan, and Sandy Ray, Archbold. She is a 2003 graduate of Archbold High School and a 2005 graduate of Northwest State Community College with an associate degree in office administration. She is employed as a legal assistant with the law […]

Pettisville Wins Tri-Meet With Archbold, Evergreen

The Pettisville girls and boys cross country teams defeated Archbold and Evergreen to take home victories at the first meet of the 2007 season, Tuesday, Aug. 28 Runners on all three teams struggled due to weather conditions on a hot afternoon when the local thermometers showed temperatures topping 90 degrees. The girls won the tri-meet with a score of 25 […]


This semi-tractor trailer truck got stuck on the bell-shaped bollard at the northwest corner of the North Defiance Street-Stryker Street intersection about 3:15 pm, Saturday, Sept. 1. The truck driver, Scott V. Oakley, of Oakland, Md., turned too sharply, and the front trailer axle went over the bollard; the bollard wedged between the front and rear axles. The frame, a […]

Archbold Police Log

Aug. 26 2:01 am: Loud noises, Jane Ct., six to eight people outside, advised subjects to keep it down. 7:15 pm: 911 hang-up call, 200 block La Choy Dr., child playing with cell phone, advised parents. Aug. 27 7:06 am: Citations to Casey L. Jaggers, 23, Montpelier, expired license plate and disobeying stop sign, E. Beech St. at West St. […]

Couple Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Gene Waidelich and Mary Alice King were united in marriage Sept. 8, 1957, in West Clinton Mennonite Church. Olen Nofziger officiated the ceremony. They have four sons: Steve (Lisa), Tom (Lori), Gary (Mary), and Ron (Julie); and 15 grandchildren. They will celebrate with an open house for family and friends.

PHS Golf Drops To 0-7

The Pettisville golf team was winless last week in four league and non-league matches. The Blackbirds lost both ends of a tri-match with Montpelier and Archbold at Wauseon, Monday, Aug. 27. Archbold won the match with a team score of 165. Montpelier totaled 199, while Pettisville had a 212. Logan Frey led Pettisville with a 49. Pettisville traveled to Morenci, […]

Motorcycle Collides With SUV

A motorcycle and a sport-utility vehicle collided at the intersection of Co. Rds. D and 21 Sunday morning, Sept. 2. Archbold Rescue was called about 10:44 am. The Ohio State Highway Patrol report on the accident was not available at press time. Byron Devard, age and address unknown, the rider of the motorcycle, was picked up at the crash scene […]

Archbold EMS Log

Aug. 14 7:44 am: Archbold Hospital, rescue transport, transported to Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers – Bryan. Aug. 17 9:56 am; Sauder medical building, transported to Archbold Hospital. 11:40 am: Sawmill Court, medical emergency, transported to Archbold Hospital. 1:10 pm: 800 block Farber Dr., rescue, transported to Fulton County Health Center. 2:30 pm: 200 block Vine St., ill, transported to […]