Mayor Discusses Local Business Climate, Future

Despite Tough Times, Village Officials Working To Create New Opportunities

The Village of Archbold netted one big economic development plum during 2008: the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center office building. Lugbill Brothers, Inc., Archbold, is building the 50,000 square-foot, $6-million office building in the Archbold Industrial Park, which it will lease to the service center. The service center will then, in turn, lease half of the space to the Northwest […]

Archbold Police Log

Dec. 14 7:48 pm: Attempted breaking and entering, Pamida. Dec. 15 3:15 pm: Theft, McDonald’s. Dec. 16 5:42 pm: A semi, driven by Johnny W. Savage, 47, Athens, Ala., owned by Western Express, Nashville, backing into a building at Sauder Woodworking and hit an overhead door. Dec. 17 7:42 am: Subject using snowblower, blowing snow from private property into roadway, […]

Honor Students

Tyson Fruth, AHS ’07, and Danielle Newman, AHS ’08, were named to the dean’s list at Otterbein College for the 2008 fall quarter. Fruth is the son of Marc and Karen, Archbold. Newman is the daughter of Doug and Roxy, Archbold. Students must be full-time and average of 3.6 to qualify.


A daughter, Willa Marie, was born Dec. 9, 2008, at Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon, to Corey and Honour Ruffer, Archbold. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. She has two brothers, Weston, 6, and Samuel, 5, and a sister, Norah, 3. Grandparents are Randy and Nancy Ruffer, Archbold, and David and Nancy Hutchins, Wauseon. […]

Archbold Coated In Ice

Archbold and the surrounding area has been coated in ice since the early morning hours of Friday, Dec. 19, when freezing rain began falling. At left, a streetlight casts an eerie glow through an ice-covered tree at the entrance the Fairlawn Duplexes, Sunday night, Dec. 21. At right, Cassidy Baden, 7, was busy learning how to clear snow from the […]

Western Dist. Court News

(Note: In the listing of speeding offenses, the first number is the illegal speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, court costs.) Traffic Joshua A. Cuellar, Archbold, speeding, 37-25 Lafayette St., $77 fine, $63 costs. Ronald Euland, Robbins, Ill., improper U-turn, St. Rt. 2, $102, $67. Ronald W. Lawrence, Sr., Archbold, improper backing, […]

Streaks Split Games, Stand 2-3 On Season

The Archbold boys basketball team split a pair of games last week, hosting Evergreen, Thursday, Dec. 18 and Holgate, Saturday, Dec. 20. The Blue and Gold suffered a 61-48 Northwest Ohio Athletic League loss to Evergreen (4-0, 2-0 NWOAL), but bounced back and defeated Holgate (0-3) 41- 26 in a non-league contest. The Streaks are 2-3, 1-1 NWOAL. AHS 41, […]

Icy Beauty

Trees and shrubs glistened after the Archbold area received two-tenths of an inch (.2) of sleet and freezing rain, Friday, Dec. 19. Ice-coated branches reflecting the sunlight makes one think of the beauty of nature as we celebrate the Christmas season.- photos by Mary Huber

Benfield’s Christmas Lights Dance To Music

Robert Benfield, rural Pettisville, was walking through the Toledo Zoo Lights Before Christmas display in 2005, when he realized, “This is kind of lame. We could do this at home.” And, he did. During the Christmas season, cars stop in front the home he shares with wife Julia and their children on Co. Rd. D west of Pettisville. People tune […]

Nine Persons Charged With Felony Crimes

The Fulton County grand jury handed down indictments against nine persons in connection with crimes in Fulton County, Roger D. Nagel, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said. The grand jury met on Monday, Dec. 15, and handed down indictments against •Brian K. Lindhorst, 31, Millbury; indicted on one count each, aggravated burglary and violating a protection order; allegedly on Dec. 6, […]

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