2009-03-04

NSCC Students Raise Recycling Awareness With Dumpster Dive



Students at Northwest State Community College were busy going through the garbage Tuesday, Feb. 24. In a way, they were looking for a form of treasure- materials that could be saved from a landfill and recycled. Brian Heil, president of the campus group Students For Sustainability, or S4S, said they dumped five days worth of trash on the NSCC atrium […]

Couple Plans Summer Wedding



Brent and Rhonda Gingerich, Archbold, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexandra, Archbold, to Rick Reucher, Toledo, son of Rich and Sharon, Toledo. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Archbold High School. She will graduate from Bluffton University in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in early childhood education and intervention specialist. Her fiancé is a 2003 […]

Pettisville Wins Div. IV Sectional Championship



Pettisville jumped out to a 17-8 first-quarter lead on its way to a 44-34 Division IV girls basketball sectional final victory over Edgerton, Saturday, Feb. 28 at Bryan High School. The Birds (18-4), ranked ninth in D-IV by the Associated Press, shot the lights out in the first period. But the score tightened in the second period as Edgerton (9-13) […]

Baby Animal Day



Kelly Miller, left, and Dalton Myers, Pettisville first graders, had the chance to meet some goats during the Pettisville FFA Baby Animal Day, Friday, Feb. 27. There were piglets, goats, puppies, rabbits, a calf, dog, and even a bird for youngsters to see and learn about.- photo by David Pugh

Feb. Breakfast In Bradenton Draws 41 From Archbold



About 40 persons from Archbold and the surrounding area gathered for breakfast at the Bradenton (Fla.) Christian Retreat, Monday, Feb. 23. Ed Carlin reported 40 persons attended: Curt and Leta Beck, Willie and Donna Buehrer, Ed and Annabelle Carlin, Hal and Irene Garrow, Paul and Evelyn Grieser, Ralph and Bonilynn Grieser, Don (DeRoyce) Hornish, Valeria Hornish, Marvin and Pauline King, […]

Blackbirds Beat North Central, Win Seventh Straight BBC Title



The Pettisville boys basketball team avenged a 55-52 Jan. 23 Buckeye Border Conference loss to North Central with an 86-78 victory over the Eagles, Friday, Feb. 27, in front of 1,200 fans in a sold-out Bird Cage. A North Central win would have given the Eagles a share of the BBC title. Instead, PHS earned its seventh straight BBC championship. […]

Local Officials Lobby Governor During His Visit To Archbold



Ted Strickland, Ohio governor, not only had a chance to speak during his visit to Archbold, he had an opportunity to listen. Many meetings were crammed into the 1 1/2 hours Strickland spent in Archbold, but local officials made most of the time available. David Deskins, Archbold Area School District superintendent, said while he conducted the tour of the Archbold […]

Academic News



Kirk Weldy, an Archbold High School graduate, is a member of the Dauch College of Business and Economics Student Council at Ashland University. The son of Kim and Karin, he is majoring in accounting. The Dauch College of Business and Economics Student Council is an organization for business majors to meet with the dean throughout the school year to discuss […]

Ohio Education Plan Who’s To Pay?



Ted Strickland, Ohio governor, came to town last week to sell his education reform plan. The plan proposes a number of changes; the biggest one is how Ohio pays for schools. Today, school districts, including Archbold, rely heavily on property taxes. This reliance has forced schools to put unpopular levies on the ballot. Archbold schools are no exception. Strickland wants […]

Community CPR Days Teach Life-Saving Skills



Rod Cheney, a paramedic with the Fulton County advanced life support rescue system, said the county has one missing element in the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest. The missing element is bystander participation- average people stepping up to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, to save a person’s life until rescue arrives. Persons age 12 and over can learn CPR, plus […]


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