“The Sound Of Music” An Outstanding Show

Last week, Michael D. Short said “The Sound of Music” is a big show. Short, director of Archbold Community Theatre’s production of the beloved musical, wasn’t kidding. There are a multitude of actors crossing the stage, and several sets appear and reappear. There’s a big orchestra that provides a big sound. Some might say “The Sound of Music” is an […]

Two Remain Hospitalized After July 14 Crash

Christopher King, 17, Archbold, has been upgraded from critical to serious condition at the Toledo Hospital after a crash in German Township about 10:51 pm, Tuesday night, July 14. Tyler Jennings, 15, Archbold, who had been listed in serious condition at the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, has been upgraded to fair condition. Alta Mae Ashmeyer, 16, Napoleon, who was […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, July 21, 1999 High humidity didn’t stifle the turnout of the 20th annual Carp Festival. Large crowds appeared Friday and Saturday. In a photograph Dale Leu holds a stepping stone made by Jim Ziegler that was auctioned for $105. In another photo Deborah Roth, mother of the late Shaun Roth, congratulates some of the participants during […]

School Names New Bus Mechanic

Josh Rufenacht has been named the new Archbold Area School District school bus mechanic and groundskeeper. The move came during the Monday night, July 20, board meeting. Rufenacht has a background in large engine and heavy equipment repair, said David Deskins, district superintendent. He was signed to a one-year limited contract. Rufenacht had been selected as an assistant high school […]

Woman Arrested July 12 For Domestic Violence

Amy M. Barnhiser, 45, Fayette, was arrested and transported to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio on a charge of domestic violence that allegedly occurred Sunday, July 12. Police were called to the home of Don Trevino, 205 Bankey Ave., about 1:07 am. When they arrived, they were met outside by Trevino, who said Barnhiser, identified as his girlfriend, had […]

Letter To The Editor

The 27th of June, this year, was another in a string of fun times when the Thelma and Alan Kleck family and all their progeny gathered once again in the Boy Scout building for unbelievably good food, held hands in thanks to Our Maker for keeping Thelma with us another year (100 and counting!), played lots of lawn games, and […]

Archbold, Fulton County Populations Decline; Lyons Experiences Increase

There were 4,438 persons living in Archbold in 2008, the second-largest community in Fulton County. Based on United States Census Bureau figures, that’s down seven from 2007, a decline of .16% from the preceding year. That doesn’t sound like much, but it continues a trend of populations remaining stable, or even decreasing. Steve Brown, Fulton County Regional Planning Commission director, […]

Burning Gas Can Found In Road

An Archbold police officer used a fire extinguisher to put out a burning gasoline can found near the intersection of W. Lutz Rd. and North Pointe Dr., about 11:34 pm, Friday, July 17. After putting out the fire, the officer pushed the can off to the side of the road, and alerted the Archbold Fire Department. It is not known […]

Puzzling Arithmetic While Governor Takes Bows For Education Plan: Officials Wonder How to Pay For It

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While Ted Strickland, Ohio governor, touts what he calls an unprecedented investment in Ohio schools, the people who actually have to deliver the education are scratching their heads. They’re looking past the rhetoric and the mandates in search of the dollars, and they aren’t finding them. On paper, the change is big: the governor says he has researched the cost […]

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