2008-12-31

Archbold Police Log



Dec. 19 7:35 am: Assisted Street Department workers with removal of vehicles from roadway to allow snow removal, 100 block E. Holland St. 7:43 am: Assisted Street Dept. workers with removal of vehicles from roadway to allow snow removal, 300 block N. Defi ance St. 8:13 am: Car in field, 200 block S. Clyde’s way, vehicle disabled, owner pushed vehicle […]

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Peace And Good Will: The Hope For 2009 Can Be Found In The Spirit Of Generosity In The American Character

In the Christmas story of the Bible, angels appear to poor shepherds and proclaim the news of the birth of Jesus, saying, “Peace on Earth, good will to men!” That was good- and unexpected- news. The shepherds lived in a region that was under the thumb of the Roman empire, the world power of the day, and times were harsh. […]

Car Hauler Fire Destroys Six 2009 Vehicles



Six 2009-model vehicles were declared total losses after the semi that was carrying them caught fire on the Ohio Turnpike about 10 am, Tuesday, Dec. 23. The Archbold Fire Department was called to the 24-mile marker on the eastbound side of the turnpike. Andy Brodbeck, Archbold Fire Department chief, said when fire crews arrived they found the semi, with six […]

Top-Secret Bailout: Banks Should Spell Out How They’re Spending Taxpayer Money



Banks that lined up for a hunk of the government bailout aren’t disclosing how the money is being spent. This lack of transparency is a glaring flaw of the $700 billion bailout of the financial sector. The rescue package approved by Congress on Oct. 3 opened the door to a history-making federal intervention in the fi- nancial markets. The intersection […]

Crash Claims Woman’s Life



Jennifer E. Johnston, 23, rural Wauseon, died after a two-car crash on St. Rt. 108 in Dover Township about 7:50 am, Friday, Dec. 26. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported Johnston was driving south on the highway when her vehicle went out of control, crossed the center line, and collided with a northbound car driven by Emily L. Johnson, 16, […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998 One of Archbold’s biggest news stories in 1998 happened early in the year when Joe Duff, village administrator since December 1994, announced he was leaving the post to take a similar job in Gaylord, Mich. Dan Ball has spent a lot of time on the air. This year, on live television, he harmonized […]

Woman Injured In One-Vehicle Crash



Stephanie Rae Hamphill, 48, Columbus, was treated and released at Archbold Hospital after the mini-pickup truck she was driving crashed on Co. Rd. 25, about four-tenths of a mile south of St. Rt. 2 about 9:06 am, Monday, Dec. 22. The Fulton County Sheriff Department report says Hemphill was traveling south on Co. Rd. 25, when the vehicle went off […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit



Archbold Evangelical Sunday: combined worship service. Music led by The Ensemble; Orval Grieser, Pat Wyse, Dave Lersch, Advent drama; Andy Wilhelm, offertory. Sermon, “What In The World Is The Holy Spirit Doing?” Roger Andrews, guest speaker. Wednesday: New Year’s Eve Communion, Men Alive. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Gina King, prelude, offertory; Maurice Nafziger, worship leader; Nikki Aeschliman, children’s lesson; William Eash, […]

Water Pipeline May Connect Communities

Tie Archbold, Wauseon Systems?

Jim Wyse, Archbold mayor, said he and Jerry Dehnbostel, Wauseon mayor, are considering connecting the two communities’ municipal water systems. Wyse said discussions about a waterline connecting Archbold and Wauseon have been taking place for about two to three years. The discussions have included a meeting with Vond Hall, Fulton County administrator, because such a waterline would become part of […]

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; second, court costs.) Traffic Nicholas J. Filipovich, Archbold, failure to control, St. Rt. 2, $102 fine, $67 costs. Andrew K. Gurwell, Defiance, expired registration, E. Lutz Rd., $37, $67. Luke D. Beaverson, rural Fayette, failed […]


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