NOAH: Ordinary People Providing A New Start To Others

“Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.” Author unknown. The Northwest Ohio Agape Home Foundation is a new nonprofi t group, created because ordinary people saw a need and did extraordinary things to make NOAH a reality. Norris and Nancy Allan and four other couples from North Clinton Mennonite Church were involved in a small group study in October […]

Robert L. Hartman

Robert L. Hartman, 79, of Wauseon, passed away late Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at the St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. Prior to his retirement he was a foreman for the former El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline. Mr. Hartman was born near Archbold on Oct. 31, 1929, the son of the late Herman and the late Clara (Hoplinger) Hartman. On […]

Wrestlers Go 9-1 At Bascom

The Archbold wrestling team traveled to Bascom, Friday, Dec. 12 for the two-day Hopewell Loudon Invitational. The Streaks finished 9-1, their only loss coming to Elmwood 34-31. Elmwood finished 10-0. Going undefeated for the Streaks: TJ Weirauch, Jordan Cowell and Chad Rufenacht.


Mood Disorders Women’s Mood Disorders support group, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 11 a.m., Four County ADAMhs Board office, T-761 St. Rt. 66 south of Archbold.

Archbold Native Retires From Ashland University Faculty

Ashland University honored John Fraas, a retiring faculty member, Wednesday, Dec. 10. Fraas, an Archbold native and a trustees’ professor and professor of business administration, retired at the end of fall classes for the 2008-09 academic year. Fraas received an engraved silver bowl during a luncheon held in his honor. A member of the Archbold High School class of 1966, […]

Death Notices

Eva M. Borton Youmans, 86, Defiance, and formerly of Archbold, died Dec. 12, 2008, at Laurels of Defiance. Survivors include a son, Ron (Jennie) Borton, Defiance; stepson, Carl (Linda) Youmans, St. Mary’s; stepdaughter, Anita Jo (Frank) Ordway, Holgate; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; 17 step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren.

Wyses Compete At State Punt, Pass, Kick Competition

Tanner Wyse, 14, and Cassidy Wyse, 13, son and daughter of Russ and Sandy Wyse, competed at the state Punt, Pass, and Kick competition, Sunday, Nov. 30, at the Cleveland Browns Stadium. The two placed second and third in their age groups.

Children Write Letters To Santa Claus

Mrs. Holsopple Grade 2, Pettisville Mrs. Holsopple’s Second Grade Class, Pettisville Front row, from left: Rozlyn Lucas, Zach Basselman, Marais Borton, Morgan Leppelmeier, Zachariah Morrison. Middle row: Madelyn Krueger, Theary Eash, Birch Baer, Felipe Chavez, Josh Graber, Detric Yoder, Austin Horning, Starr Kessinger. Back row: Drake McKeever, Ryan Rufenacht, Devin Beltz, Mrs. Holsopple, Caleb Nolander, Tasha Smith, Abigail Yoder. Not […]

Park Board Discusses Scout Cabin Repair

The Archbold Park Board discussed foundation repairs to the scout cabin in Ruihley Park during the Tuesday night, Dec. 9, meeting. Jennifer Kidder, parks and recreation director, said the cabin work is planned for January or February 2009. She said the building needs other improvements, but “we are not in a (financial) position to do all of it at once.” […]

Archbold Police Log

Dec. 7 9:15 pm: Vehicle vandalism, 300 Park St. Dec. 8 8:18 am: Traffic stop, improper lane, 700 block S. Defi- ance St., sleepy driver, advised subject. 8:28 am: Disabled vehicle, S. Defiance St. at Lafayette St., pushed vehicle off roadway. Dec. 9 No reports. Dec. 10 No reports. Dec. 11 9:10 am: Truck, driven by Johnnie K. Streeval, 43, […]