2010-05-12

Smelly House Draws Cleanup Deadline



“Smelly House” may be smelly no more. Safeguard Properties, a “mortgage field services” company based in Cleveland, is now in charge of cleanup and repair of the house at 210 Wilson Street. The Federal National Mortgage Association (FMNA), or Fannie Mae, owns the house, but Huntington Bank, Columbus, is responsible for the upkeep. Neighbors have complained about an odor coming […]

Prom Season



Theft, Vandalism Cases Reported To Police



Theft and vandalism cases were reported to Archbold police last week. Ray Kinsey, Archbold, told officers Wednesday, May 5, a soft drink vending machine outside his building at 218 E. Holland St. was knocked over sometime between 9 pm the preceding night and 6:30 am that day. Once knocked over, the door opened, giving the thief or thieves access to […]

PHS Softball Drops First League Game



Edon avenged an 4-3 loss to Pettisville on April 19 with a 3-2 victory over the Blackbirds, Thursday, May 6, in softball action. It was Pettisville’s first Buckeye Border Conference loss this season. PHS dropped to 15-3, 7-1 BBC. The Birds opened the week with an 11-0 shutout at Fayette. The game started on Monday, May 3, and was postponed […]

Wet Conditions Delay Spring Corn Planting



A total of six inches of rain fell on the Archbold area last month, making it the wettest April in the last five years. If you think that played havoc with your lawn mowing schedule, think about what it did for Fulton County farmers. Greg LaBarge, Fulton County agricultural extension agent, said farmers “got a period between April 19 and […]

Claribel Gallaway



Claribel Gallaway, age 93, of Archbold, passed away Thursday morning, May 6, 2010, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. On June 15, 1940, she married Glenn Gallaway, and he preceded her in death in 1985. Both Claribel and Glenn devoted their lives to teaching. She taught in Van Wert County before marriage. After their marriage they lived in Fayette […]

Charged For Vandalism



Two Archbold boys, ages 14 and 15, were taken into custody by Archbold police after they allegedly threw rocks at a concession building in Woodland Park, Sunday, May 2. The police report said the two managed to do about $200 worth of damage to the building between 3:30 pm and 3:43 pm that day. The pair was charged with juvenile […]

NWOAL Track Meet Runs This Week



The Archbold boys team is the favorite to repeat as champions in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League track meet this week. Wauseon won the girls meet in 2009. Preliminaries were scheduled to run last night Tuesday, with field events and the finals of the 4×800-meter relay. The rest of the finals are Friday, May 14, beginning at 7 p.m. The […]

Archbold, Ridgeville Corners Legion Posts Prepare Memorial Day Plans



The Archbold and Ridgeville Corners posts of the American Legion have prepared plans for Memorial Day services. Memorial Day is Monday, May 31. Because the Pettisville post of the American Legion closed in 2009, legion members from Archbold, which includes former members of Pettisville, will present a Memorial Day program in Pettisville. Members of the Buehrer Lauber-Weckesser Post 311 will […]

Richard A. Heer



Richard A. Heer, age 89, of Archbold, and formerly of Stryker, passed away Sunday morning, May 9, 2010 at the Archbold Hospital. Prior to his retirement he had owned and operated, along with his wife, Lois, Heer Electric in Stryker since 1954. Richard was first appointed to the Williams County School Board in 1960 and served on various committees at […]


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