2008-01-02

Service Center Names New Superintendent



Darren Jenkins, a former teacher, high school principal, and school district superintendent, took over as superintendant of the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center, Jan. 1. The service center is the result of a combination for the former county boards of education of Fulton, Defiance, Henry, and Williams counties. The center provides support services to schools in the four counties. Jenkins, […]

Citations Issued



Two local women were cited in mid-December auto mishaps that caused no injuries. Amanda Davis, 20, Archbold, was cited for failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead when her car, carrying Brandon D. Bell, 24, Stryker, rear-ended the minivan ahead, Tuesday, Dec. 18. The Fulton County Sheriff Department report states the northbound van, driven by Kimberly R. Roth, 32, Archbold, […]

Here Come The Blue Streaks!



Archbold School Bus Flunks State Inspection



One of the school district buses failed an inspection and was pulled from service, said David Deskins, Archbold Area School District superintendent. Speaking to the Archbold Area School Board during the Monday, Dec. 17 meeting, Deskins said an Ohio State Highway Patrol inspector discovered a leaky transmission. On the same day, another bus was returned to service. Board members were […]

Public Meetings



CCNO Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio Citizen’s Advisory Committee, Thursday, Jan. 3, 7 p.m., administration conference room, CCNO, 03151 Co. Rd. 24.25, Stryker. Trustees Ridgeville Township Trustees, Monday, Jan. 7, 8 p.m., Ridgeville Fire Station, downtown Ridgeville Corners. Clinton Township Trustees, Thursday, Jan. 3, 8 p.m., 5736 Co. Rd. 15-1, Wauseon. German Township Trustees, Monday, Jan. 7, 7 p.m., township […]

Future Looks Good For Archbold



It was not total gloom and doom, but the final editorial in this newspaper last year was not optimistic. Amazingly, the past 12 months provided positive events that were unexpected. The total job count in the community is down because a couple more industries closed, but the picture could be worse. Job losses in Ohio and Michigan are among the […]

Council Names Martz Street Superintendent; Approves $15 Million-Plus Budget For 2008



Archbold Village Council unanimously approved a $15,387,667 budget for 2008 during a special meeting. The action was taken with one member absent during council’s final 2007 meeting, Thursday evening, Dec. 27. The budget includes $4.1 million for wages and benefits. Council also approved the appointment of Jason Martz as village street superintendent. He will replace Grant Bernath, who has been […]

Two Purses Taken From Area Autos



Two Archbold women told police officers their purses were taken from their autos Thursday, Dec. 2. Peggy Lou Vega, 47 Willow Way, told police at 9 pm that her purse was taken from her car while it was parked in the 400 block of Murbach Street. The theft occurred sometime between 7:50 pm and 8:10 pm that day. Total estimated […]

Archbold Cemetery Needs Beautification



After nearly ten years of delay, it’s time renovations to the Archbold Cemetery become top priority. The cemetery is the final resting-place of great Archbold citizens. Reading the headstones is a roll call of our history. It is sacred ground that must be treated with utmost care and respect. Archbold Village Council must continue planning for the future. It’s time […]

Human Resource Association Led By Rupp Receives Award



The Toledo Area Human Resource Association, led by a volunteer board of 20 human resource professionals including Benét (Lauber) Rupp, formerly of Archbold, recently received the 2007 Pinnacle Award. The award is presented by the Society for Human Resource Management. It is for excellence in chapter, professional, and membership activities. “I can’t say enough about the teamwork and commitment put […]


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