Archbold Track Ready To Spring Into Action

John Downey, Archbold head track coach, returns 18 letterwinners on a boys squad that fields 38. The Streaks won the Northwest Ohio Athletic League and district meets in 2009, and finished fourth at the regional meet. Returning: Seniors: Nate Hammersmith, four-event state placer in 4×200-meter relay, 4×100, 100 meters, 200; Josh Meyers, throws, NWOAL placer; Jacob Badenhop, shot put/discus; Juniors: […]

Western Dist. Court News

(Note: In the list of speeding offenses, the first number is illegal speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, court costs.) Traffic Rachelle M. Burkholder, failed to maintain assured clear distance ahead, N. Shoop Ave., Wauseon, $102, $80. Joseph R. Click, rural Delta, speeding, 75-55, St. Rt. 108, $100, $80. Ian Patrick Cody, […]

Norfolk Southern Derailment

Wreckage from a 38-car coal train derailment lies piled near downtown Waterloo, Ind., where the wreck occurred Friday evening, March 26. The Norfolk Southern twin-track main line from Elkhart, Ind., to Toledo, which bisects Archbold, was closed to traffic for more than 24 hours. NS runs 100 trains a day over the rails, so the derailment impacted rail traffic, as […]

Stahl New Head Coach For PHS Softball

The Pettisville softball team has a new face in the dugout for the 2010 season. Kendra Stahl, an Archbold High School and Huntington (Ind.) University graduate, takes over a squad that finished 12-8 last season. The Birds brought home a Buckeye Border Conference title with a 9-1 record. “This will be a rebuilding season for us, as this is my […]

AFD Assists With Fire At Wauseon Factory

Archbold Fire Department firefighters joined several other departments in battling a fire at a Wauseon factory early Monday morning. Marv Wheeler, Wauseon Fire Department chief, said WFD firefighters were called to Northwestern Ohio Foam Products, 123 S. Shoop Avenue, about 12:17 am, Monday, March 29. Approximately 12 employees at the company turn polystyrene and other types of foam into insulation […]

Fairlawn Auxiliary Auction Collects More Than $37,000

The 2010 Fairlawn Auxiliary Auction brought in more people, and more revenue, than last year’s edition, said Julia Nafziger, Fairlawn Auxiliary president. Exact figures were not available, but Nafziger said the total raised by this year’s event was more than $37,000, almost $3,200, or about 9.6%, more than last year. “With the economy the way it is, we were very […]

Third-Fourth Grade Girls Win Tourney

Archbold Aerial Truck Out For Warranty Work

Archbold’s aerial ladder truck, No. 101, was not available to respond to a factory fire in Wauseon Monday morning, March 29, due to engine trouble. Andy Brodbeck, Archbold Fire Department chief, said the truck is at a Cummins Engine Service shop in Cleveland, where a glitch in the engine computer system is being examined. Brodbeck said on Monday, March 22, […]

Josh Henry Downplays Danger Of Alaskan Crab Fishing

(Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series on the adventures of John Henry, who has been working in the dangerous Alaskan fishing industry. Last week, he talked about working in fish processing operations. This week, “it starts to get interesting,” he said.) Josh Henry, a Ridgeville Corners native and 2003 Archbold High School graduate, had just […]

Pettisville Track Ready For Season

Tom Wagner, Pettisville head track coach, welcomes back a solid team from last year when the girls squad earned a Buckeye Border Conference title and the boys squad finished third. The Birds have a huge hole to fill with the graduation of Haley Nofziger. Nofziger, last year’s Most Valuable Player, finished third at the state meet in the long jump. […]