2009-05-27

Memorial Day, 2009



Each year, America sets aside one day to honor veterans of the armed services, including those who served during times of war, times of peace, and many who gave their lives for their country. American Legion Posts in Archbold, Pettisville, and Ridgeville Corners held services to honor veterans on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. Top: Members of the Ridgeville Corners […]

Archbold Man Sentenced



Tyler Waidelich, 23, Archbold, was sentenced to two years of community control after being convicted of complicity to commit theft in Fulton County Common Pleas Court. Scott A. Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said Waidelich aided Breanna Bohner in committing a theft of cash between $500 and $5000. The offense occurred Dec. 12, 2008. In addition to the community control […]

Streak Baseball Closes Out Season With Win



The Archbold baseball team closed out its regular season with a 4-2 win over the Northwest Ohio Athletic League rival Wauseon, Tuesday, May 19. The Streaks, under Dick Selgo, first-year head coach, finished with a 13-10 record and was 5-3 in the league. Archbold led 3-1 after the first inning. The Indians closed the difference to 3-2 in the fourth, […]

Archbold Schools Face Difficult Financial Future

Tax Phase-Outs, Expiring Emergency Levy Taking Away Revenue; Will Next State Budget Improve Situation?

Archbold Area School District officials made their best attempt at a five-year budget forecast, and the news is not good. If the state legislature continues with its current plan to phase out the tangible personal property tax, and the Commercial Activity Tax, or CAT tax, and the school district’s $1.1- million emergency levy expires, the district will be out of […]

School Board Okays Wesche Retirement



After 37 years in the driver’s seat of an Archbold Area School District bus, Arlene Wesche has decided to pass the keys to somebody else. Effective June 1, she will retire from her post. Beth Wanemacher, transportation director, told members of the Archbold school board at the Thursday, May 21, meeting, that in 37 years of driving a bus, Wesche […]

Patriots Top Pettisville 10-0 In District Final



Patrick Henry (21-4), the defending Division IV state champion, knocked Pettisville (17-5) out of the Division IV district baseball final 10-0 in five innings, Friday, May 22, at Bryan. The Patriots, ranked fifth in the final Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association Division III poll, made quick work of the Blackbirds, scoring five runs in the top of the first […]

School Board Looks At Buying Church Land Along Park Street



The Archbold Area School Board might purchase property that would make space available for a possible replacement of the Archbold Middle School. The board agreed to form a small focus group, with the goal of looking into purchasing about 3.5 acres of property owned by the Archbold Evangelical Church, at the Thursday, May 21, board meeting. The land is located […]

Vehicle, Deer Wrecks



Shalon R. Short, 31, Wauseon, was driving a car east on Co. Rd. A about 4:15 pm, Friday, May 15, and hit a deer three-tenths of a mile east of Co. Rd. 21. No injury. — Anthony R. Peterson, 32, Bryan, was driving a pickup truck west on St. Rt. 2 about 11:14 pm, Tuesday May 19, and hit a […]

PHS Softball Falls In District Semi



Ayersville (19-4) scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to overtake Pettisville 2-1 in Division IV district semifinal softball action, Tuesday, May 19 at Liberty Center. The Birds, who finished with a 12-8 record, scored their only run in the fourth inning. Jordan Riegsecker was on the mound for PHS. She allowed two runs on six hits, […]

Teachers Say Keep Kids Reading During Summer So They’re Ready For Next Year



School bells will ring for the last time for the 2008-09 school year, today, Wednesday, May 27. Lori Coressel and Kristin Shields, second grade teachers, said for the past week, their students have been excited about the coming summer vacation. “They’re very excited for summer. They talk about it all the time. They talk about playing baseball and softball. “Recently, […]


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