2009-12-16

PHS JV Boys Stand 1-1



The Pettisville junior varsity boys basketball team opened its season with a 44- 39 loss to Delta, Saturday, Dec. 5. The Birds led 25-23 at halftime but were outscored 21-14 in the second half. Leading scorers for the Birds: David Reyes 14, Arrin Short 12. The Birds evened their re- cord at 1-1 with a 34-18 victory over Edon, Thursday, […]

Lutz Road Truck Decision A Puzzler



The recent decision to reopen Lutz Road to heavy commercial truck traffic is puzzling. Jim Wyse, Archbold mayor, made the decision after consulting with other village officials. Wyse said the goal was to improve safety at the North Defiance Street- Stryker Street intersection, a laudable objective. But years ago, safety concerns closed Lutz Road to trucks. West Lutz Road is […]

Bollard Busters Beware: Camera Will Keep Watch



Archbold will soon have a 24-hour witness watching over the bollards at the intersection of North Defiance and Stryker streets. Village officials have installed a surveillance camera on the Rupp Furniture building (the former Vernier McLaughlin Probeck hardware building) at the southwest corner of the intersection. As soon as parts for a radio link arrive, it will be operational, and […]

PHS JV Girls Stand 5-0



The Pettisville junior varsity girls basketball team remains undefeated after two victories last week upped the Birds’ record to 5-0, 2-0 in the Buckeye Border Conference. Pettisville defeated Evergreen 38-15, Monday, Dec. 7, after leading 23-6 at halftime. Scoring: Katie Yoder, 13 points; Adi Bruner, 8; Lauren Frey, 7. The Birds led Edon 16-11 at halftime, and crushed the Bombers […]

No Extra Holiday For Village Workers



Archbold Village Council won’t authorize an extra paid holiday for village workers in lieu of a raise. That was a good council decision. No one wants to be a scrooge, but hard times force hard measures. In the private sector, how many employees have gone without raises… some, for several years? How many have taken cuts in pay or hours? […]

Prices Going Up Jan. 1 For Parks & Rec Programs



Prices for participation in Archbold Parks & Recreation programs will increase beginning Jan. 1, Jennifer Kidder, Archbold Parks and Recreation director, told members of Park Board during its meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 8. Prices will range from $15 through $25, Kidder said. Programs such as Pony League, where a paid coach and traveling is involved, will cost $25. Programs with volunteer […]

PHS Freshman Girls Beat LC



The Pettisville freshman girls basketball team (1-2) led Liberty Center 14-6 at halftime and outscored the Tigers 14-11 in the second half on its way to a 28-17 victory, Saturday, Dec. 12. Claire Fry and Kelsey Weirauch led PHS with eight points each. Amber Loar scored six.

Letter To The Editor



Glaciers are melting in Himalayas. Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets are melting and raising ocean levels. Alpine snow is missing. Soloman Islands were abandoned because Pacific Ocean has risen. Bangladesh refugees fled the rising Indian Ocean as well as salt water infiltration of fresh water supplies. Drought devastated Australia. Carbon dioxide level will climb at unprecedented rate. Are these disasters […]

Pettisville School Board Looks At Levy



The Pettisville School Board discussed placing a permanent improvement tax levy on the ballot at the Monday, Dec. 14, meeting. While no vote was taken, the consensus was the levy will be needed since the current permanent improvement levy will expire at the end of 2010. Permanent improvement funds are used to purchase buses, computers and pay the district’s share […]

JR. High Sports Digest



Archbold 7th Grade Boys Basketball Archbold began its 2009-2010 campaign with two home games. Stryker invaded AMS, Tuesday, Dec. 8. Archbold got off to a hot start on offense and shut the Panthers down on defense to race out to a 15- 0 lead after one quarter. Brandon Goering and Luke Fisher combined for 11 points in the quarter. Archbold […]


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