Storms Hammer Area

No Evidence Of Tornadoes

Top Left: High winds Friday night, June 6, brought down a rotted tree on the garage roof of Mark and Lisa Allison, 505 North Defiance Street. Top Right: High winds blew down another rotted tree on a pickup truck at the house next door, Monday night June 9, at 503 North Defiance Street. The home is owned by Jeffrey Bumgardner, […]

Public Meetings

Park Board Archbold Village Park Board, Tuesday, June 17, 12 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St. School Board Archbold Area School Board, Monday, June 16, 5:30 p.m., Archbold High School, 600 Lafayette St. FCBDD Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Monday, June 16, 7 p.m., FCBDD, 1210 N. Ottokee St., Wauseon. Village Council Archbold Village Council, […]

AHS Boys 4×200 Relay Stands On Podium At State Meet, Places Sixth

Seven Archbold athletes advanced to the 2008 Division III state track and field championships, Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7. The boys 4×200-meter relay team was the only Archbold representative to finish in the top eight or better. Jacob Fidler, Nate Hammersmith, Breon Price, and Garrett Waidelich finished sixth in one minute, 31.78 seconds. Bluffton won in 1:28.47, a […]


I want to thank everyone that sent cards and wished me many healthy days ahead and to everyone who helped my family and I celebrate the big “O.” Thank you. Kenny Schang and family

Trees, Wires Block Area Roads; Power Knocked Out

Archbold and the surrounding area has been hammered by storms, but officials from Fulton and Henry counties said none of the damage was the result of tornadoes. “There was no evidence of tornadoes. I went out afterwards and observed the damage. I’m not necessarily an expert, but I saw no evidence of tornadoes. I saw straight-line wind damage,” said Bob […]

Archbold Fire Log

May 23 12:05 pm: Fielitz Corporation, friction in equipment caused sawdust fire; damage: $1,000. May 31 2:30 am: ConAgra, fire in air intake unit; damage: $4,000. June 2 5:50 am: Sauder Heritage Inn, smoke alarm caused by faulty smoke detector.

Nofziger Places Second At State

Boys 4x800 Finishes 11th

Haley Nofziger, a Pettisville junior, placed second in her first appearance at the Division III state track and field meet. The meet was conducted Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 at the Ohio State University, Columbus. Nofziger finished second in the long jump, leaping 17 feet, 3 and 1/2 inches. Winning the event was Nicole Honsaker, a senior from […]


Ability Center Ability Center of Defiance Advisory Board, Tuesday, June 17, 4:30 p.m., Ability Center of Defiance, 1935 E. Second St., Suite C, Defiance. Parkinson Support Defiance Area Parkinson’s support group, Tuesday, June 17, 2 p.m., Ability Center of Defiance, 1935 E. Second St., Suite C, Defiance. SAHC Stryker Area Heritage Council Board of Trustees, Thursday, June 12, 7 p.m., […]

Business Good For Bil-Jax

Say you want to paint the second story of a house or a barn, and you want to use an aerial work platform, or what some call a cherry picker. A few years ago, you would have discovered that many of the machines available had big, heavy counterweights. They were so heavy, they would cut ruts into the lawn. Now, […]

Juvenile Arrested After Domestic Incident June 6

Archbold Police officers arrested a 15-year-old Archbold boy on a charge of delinquency by way of domestic violence, Friday night, June 6. Thom Ross, assistant Archbold Police chief, said officers were called to a home in the 600 block of S. Pleasant St. about 10:39 pm. Those at the scene told officers the youth, who is living with relatives, became […]

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