2009-04-01

Lockport Wins 79-Team Bible Quizzing Invitational

Two Local Teams In Finals; First Time Since '69

A total of 79 Bible Quiz teams, some from as far away as Pennsylvania and Virginia, poured into Archbold High School, Saturday morning, March 28, for the Northwest Ohio Bible Quizzing Invitational. After 263 matches, it came down to two local teams, Lockport 1 and Sand Ridge, facing off in the Sunday morning championship match. Lockport won the final to […]

Truck Hits Bollard



Alvin P. Harper, 53, Aurora, Colo., struck a bollard, Sunday, March 29. The Archbold police report said Harper was driving a truck owned by Core Carriers Corporation, Quincy, Ill., east on Stryker Street, and turned south on North Defiance Street. The trailer wheels struck the bollard. Harper was cited for violating rules of turning at intersections.

Nofziger, Jaggers Receive Honors



Quinn Nofziger, Pettisville, and Jordan Jaggers, Stryker, received honorable mention honors on the Division IV All- Ohio team for the 2008-09 boys basketball season.

Hospitals Could Face New State Franchise Fee



In a time when hospitals across the state are seeing revenues drop, Ted Strickland, Ohio governor, has proposed a new franchise fee. Amanda Wurst, Strickland’s press secretary, said the fee would be 1.27% of a hospital’s gross revenue for fiscal year 2010, which runs from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010. The following fiscal year, 2011, the fee increases […]

Sheriff Summary



Nathan K. Faler, 21, Archbold, was in a single-car accident, Saturday, March 14, at 8:14 am, a Fulton County Sheriff Department report said. The report states Faler was driving a car east on US20A, turned onto a street in the Burlington area and struck a utility pole. No injury. — Gene W. Bridges, 64, Wauseon, was in an accident about […]

All-Star Cage Classic Set For Fri., April 3



David Rupp and Dani Leaser, seniors at Archbold High School, are two of many area senior all-stars to play in the 26th annual Four County All- Star Cage Classic, Friday, April 3, at Bryan High School. Rupp, Pettisville’s Michael Deffely and Quinn Nofziger, and Fayette’s Austin Hylander are on the East boys team, which includes senior all-star players from Fulton […]

Students Volunteer Time To Clean At Sauder Village



When 55 Pettisville High School students traveled on a music trip to Orlando, Fla., about 55 others were left behind. Known as the “homebound” students, they found a way to occupy one day by devoting a day of community service at the Sauder Village, Monday, March 30. Joined by teachers, the homebound students pitched in to take on many tasks, […]

Public Meetings



Trustees Clinton Township Trustees, Thursday, April 2, 8 p.m., 5736 Co. Rd. 15-1, Wauseon. Ridgeville Township Trustees, Monday, April 6, 8 p.m., Ridgeville Fire Station, downtown Ridgeville Corners. Village Council Archbold Village Council, Monday, April 6, 7 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St. ——

Six Letterwinners Return To Pettisville Diamond



Six returning letterwinners are back for Paul Bishop, Pettisville head baseball coach. Five are seniors, so experience is on the side of the Birds. PHS posted a 9-11 record last year and was 6-2 in the Buckeye Border Conference. Despite the loss of three four-year letterwinners, Bishop said part of his team’s strengths are that the returning players are in […]

Sale Of Evan Church Building Pending



Andy Brodbeck, chairman of the Archbold Evangelical Church elder board, said Tuesday there is an agreement for the sale of the former church building at the corner of Franklin and Park streets. Joe Rodriguez, finance director of the Burlington Church of The Assemblies of God, confi rmed its congregation had agreed to purchase the property. The final closing date has […]


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