More Theft Reports In Archbold

There were four theft reports in the village of Archbold last week, two of which are similar to previous reports. Martin Schmidt, Archbold Police chief, said the thefts could be connected. In one case, a thief entered an occupied residence and stole audio equipment from a truck; in another case, an in-dash car stereo was taken. Value: $1,000. Grieser Schmidt […]

County Unemployment Down Almost One Point

Fulton County unemployment for May fell by nine-tenths (.9) of a percentage point, the largest drop in unemployment in the Four County area. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services estimated Fulton County unemployment in April was 7.5%. In May it was estimated at 6.6%. Defiance and Henry counties saw unemployment fall a tenth (.1) of a point, while […]

Pettisville Opportunity

Pettisville is a remarkable community, just as all Northwest Ohio communities are remarkable. It is a community filled with people who care about their town. The school is the center of life in Pettisville. Residents of the Pettisville school district have stepped up to support the school generously. They have voted to carry more tax burden, so that their children […]

Archbold Man Killed In Car-Train Crash

William W. Figy, 31, Archbold, died early Monday morning, July 7, after the minivan he was driving was struck by a train. The Ohio State Highway Patrol report states Figy was driving south on Williams County Rd. 18. At about 4:07 am, as Figy was crossing the Norfolk Southern tracks, his vehicle was struck broadside by a Norfolk Southern freight […]

Local Firm Wins Insurance Bid

Archbold Village Council selected the Beck Insurance Agency, Archbold, to provide property and casualty insurance at the Monday night, July 7, meeting. Beck agency represents The Ohio Plan. Speaking to council, Ed Leininger, chairman of the fi- nance committee, said the bid tendered by Beck Insurance was higher than that of Government Underwriters, Cleveland. But he said committee members decided […]

Keep Money At Home

With the local price of gasoline above $4 per gallon, and diesel fuel even more, Archbold and area residents are responding. They are responding as they always do when faced with a challenge; they are adapting and changing the way they live. People are finding ways to make fewer trips and drive shorter distances. They’re consolidating trips and driving more […]

Former Archbold Youth Injured In Farm Mishap

Tyler Priest, 13, Van Wert, formerly of Archbold, was listed in critical condition at Parkview Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Ind., on Monday after he was injured in a farm accident. He is the son of Bob Priest, former Archbold High School teacher and football coach. Priest left AHS to become head football coach at Van Wert High School. The Van Wert […]

A Little Help

An earthmover gets a little help, in the form of a shove from a bulldozer. These machines were working on the Lafayette Street storm sewer project last month. Today, the project is almost completed. Constructions crews only work at the site on Fridays now, said Bob Seaman, village engineer. The project involved burying giant storm sewer pipes, some about six […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, July 8, 1998 Karen Rufenacht and David Wyse, property owners along West Lutz Road, told council about their concerns over a bike path, to be built on the north side of the street. Council passed a measure to put a one-half of one percent temporary tax increase before village voters at its Monday night meeting. A […]

Archbold EMS Log

June 9 12:19 pm: Community Health Professionals of Williams and Fulton Counties, medical, transported to FCHC. 3:29 pm: Archbold Medical Group, medical, transported to FCHC. June 10 9:48 pm: 500 block West St., medical, transported to Archbold Hospital. June 12 9:48 am: 11000 block Co. Rd. 26-1, medical, transported to FCHC. 11:49 am: Fairlawn Apartments, ill, transported to FCHC. June […]

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