2009-01-07

Village Income Tax Down 14% Since ’06 Record



The village of Archbold 1.5% municipal income tax brought in just shy of $4.2 million during 2008, the lowest figure since 2000. Archbold Village Council was presented with the income tax figures during the Monday night, Jan. 5, meeting. Total gross collections for 2008 were $4,186,097.01, down $279,041.01 from the 2007 total of $4,465,138.76. The decline is about 6.25%. “The […]

Police Release Two December Crash Reports



The Archbold Police Department recently released reports on two auto mishaps that occurred during December. A car, driven by Chase D. Grieser, 16, Stryker, was traveling east on Stryker Street about 10:12 am, Tuesday, Dec. 23, and was stopped in traffic behind another auto waiting to make a left turn into the Rich Ford Lincoln Mercury parking lot. Following Grieser […]

Streaks Win Vermillion Duals; Rufenacht Named Most Valuable Wrestler



The Archbold wrestling team won the Vermillion Duals, Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 29-30. The Streaks scored 515 points; second-place Admiral King had 381. Vermilion was third with 305, followed by Strongsville 292, Wellington 282, Bay Village 240, Firelands 216, Brookside 204, and Elyria Catholic 167. The team finish was capped off by the success of senior Chad Rufenacht (145 pounds), […]

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Paid Your Mortgage? Sucker. Federal Help Creates A Perverse Incentive

You bought a house you could afford. You obtained a loan that allowed you to live within your means and build some savings. You have paid your mortgage on time every month, year after year. You, as a matter of federal policy, are a sucker. For nearly two years, politicians have tripped over one another to reward the incompetence and […]

Basketball Scenes



All kinds of activity goes on during a high school basketball game, as demonstrated by these pictures taken at the Archbold- Fairview boys basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 3. Clockwise from left: Kelsey Yaichner, a cheerleader and AHS junior, stirs up the crowd. When the action on the courts is a little slow, Leah Gautsche and Katie Goering, 7, Archbold, play […]

Woman Reports Door Tampering



Marlene Nofziger, 105 Walnut St., reported someone tampered with the handle of a screen door. The Archbold police report states sometime between 2 pm and 3:30 pm, Monday, Dec. 29, someone damaged the door handle, causing $25 in damage. The house was not entered. She also reported her lawn was damaged by snow removal efforts. Officers referred the complaint to […]

Blue Streaks Fall To Tigers, Tame Wildcats



Alyssa Schaub (40) gets fouled by Holgate’s Hannah Stevens after stealing the ball and driving the length of the court. Schaub made both free throws, pulling Archbold to within two, 43-41, midway through the fourth quarter.- photo by Mary Huber Archbold overcame an 11- point deficit to tie the game at 35, but the Streaks couldn’t quite get over the […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Jan 6, 1999 The Archbold municipal income tax collection for 1998, which was not expected to top the record year of 1997, did so by $1,400. Total collections for 1998 were $3,153,499.29. The winter that almost never was, finally arrived Saturday morning Jan. 2, dumping as much as nine inches of snow on Archbold and Northwest […]

Hike In Pettisville School Tax Smaller



When property owners in the Pettisville Local School District open their property tax bills in the next few weeks, they will be in for a surprise. With millages for a new school building going on the tax bills, it was originally anticipated that property owners would see an increase of 7.86 mills to their tax rate. But with the change […]

Archbold Man In One-Car Crash



Adam Hernandez, 76, Archbold, was involved in a one-car accident in the 17000 block of Co. Rd. J about 2:17 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 30. The Fulton County Sheriff Department report states Hernandez was traveling west on the county road when the vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and struck a stone landscape wall. Hernandez was not injured. […]


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