2007-10-10

Stuckey Named NSCC President; Contract Near?



The Northwest State Community College board of trustees named Thomas Stuckey president of the institution, and learned a contract with the NSCC Education Association may be near. The association represents the college teaching faculty in labor negotiations with the board. NSCCEA members have been working without a contract since August 2006, when their contract expired. Negotiations have been underway since […]

The Fire Truck That Could



This rural Ohio story was collected by John McRobbie from his grandfather for his Introduction to Folklore project in 1992: One day, back in 1927, a fire broke out on a farm just north of Wauseon. It kept spreading and getting bigger and bigger. The Wauseon fire department couldn’t control it, so they called in the Delta and Fayette fire […]

Learning Fire Safety



Ben Koehler, a firefighter/paramedic on the Archbold-German Township Fire Department, instructs a group of children on fire safety and rules to follow in case of a fire, Sunday, Oct. 7. Fire safety demonstrations were part of the open house celebrating Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13.- photo by Mary Huber

Cross Country District Meet Set



Schedules have been announced for the Division III district cross country meet, Saturday, Oct. 20, at Ottawa. The Archbold boys team races in the Div. III District 1 race at 12:30 p.m. The Pettisville boys team is in the Div. III District 2 race at 2 p.m. PHS received the top seed; Hilltop is seeded second. The Pettisville and Archbold […]

Public Unaware Of Secret Catches



Village of Archbold officials told the public they were offering a deal to two developers. But the deal had undisclosed catches. As presented to the public, the Village of Archbold would pay to build a street through private property that could be developed. Because the village went to the developers, not the other way around, the developers wouldn’t pay the […]

Fire Department Open House A Smashing Success



The Archbold Fire Department hosted an open house, Sunday, Oct. 7 to celebrate Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13. Upper left: sisters Joslyn, 6, and Jalyn Tijerina, 3, dress up in junior firefighting gear before having their photo taken. Upper right: Jamison Grime, 3 1/2, covers his ears as a helicopter ambulance lifts off. The little boy was flown from Bryan […]

2007 Ridgeville Twp. Volunteer Fire Department



Wilbur Wesche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 years Dexter Benecke, Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . […]

Archbold Police “Educate” Drivers On Park Speed Law



Thom Ross, Archbold Police assistant chief, said he stopped 11 vehicles for speeding on Woodland Drive in a 35-minute period Thursday, Oct. 4. Ross said Woodland Drive has a posted 15 mile-per-hour speed limit, as do all roads through parks in the village. “We’ve had some complaints,” about vehicles speeding in the park, Ross said, and all of the vehicles […]

Streak Soccer Wins Two, Ties Two; Stays Unbeaten



The Archbold soccer team upped its record to 12-0-3 with two wins and two ties over the past two weeks. The Streaks tied Continental 3-3, Tuesday, Sept. 25. AHS hosted Kalida, Thursday, Sept. 27, and tied the Wildcats 2-2. AHS traveled to Cardinal Stritch, Monday, Oct. 1, and came home with an 11-0 victory. The Streaks hosted Delta, Saturday, Oct. […]

Plastic Bottles Are Valuable



The small recycling building on East Holland Street takes in thousands of empty containers every month. Included are aluminum and plastic containers of all sizes. Brown, green, and clear glass containers are deposited there. We are fortunate, because it’s another service to residents. Container numbers would decrease dramatically if Ohio had a deposit reimbursement. Many states do. A deposit would […]


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