“Crushing” Thunderstorm Deluges Archbold Monday

Matthew Wagner admits that after his mini-pickup truck was crushed by a falling scissors lift on Memorial Day, he was “a little freaked out.” Wagner had driven the truck, which he only owned for about two months, to the Black Swamp Equipment store on East Lutz Road and parked near the scissors lift about 11:30 am. A strong gust of […]

Recession Bottoms?

No one is ready to jump into a chorus line and start singing “Happy Days are Here Again,” but there are some here-and-there signs the economy is beginning to improve. The most recent encouraging news concerns Sanoh, the American arm of a Japanese business. The company has started production in the former ITT Automotive-Cooper Standard building here in Archbold. And […]

Rural Archbold Man Sentenced For 2009 Pettisville Burglary

Bobby Rodriguez, 19, rural Archbold, was sentenced to five days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, and placed on community control in Fulton County Common Pleas Court. Rodriguez was one of three men indicted in connection with a Nov. 19, 2009 breakin at Sunday’s Market, Pettisville. Jerod R. Yedica, 19, and Donald L. Kendall, III, 24, Archbold, were the […]

Streaks, Indians Retain NWOAL All-Sports Titles

Archbold and Wauseon retained the all-sports trophies for another year in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League. The Blue Streaks captured the title in the boys division with 53 points. They claimed outright boys basketball and track and field championships. Wauseon won the girls trophy with 35.5 points. The Indians won the outright girls basketball title. Archbold finished second with 32 […]

Archbold Graduates 96

Speaking to the graduating Class of 2010, Sunday afternoon, May 30, David Deskins, Archbold Area School District superintendent, told the audience the class is indeed a class of firsts. In addition to being the first class to enter the Archbold Elementary School as kindergarteners, they were also the first to text message while in school, the first to have cell […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, May 31, 2000 Restoration of the David K. Aeschliman Memorial in Memorial Park was completed last week. The AHS graduate died four days after the helicopter he was piloting in Vietnam was shot down on Jan. 12, 1970. Over the years the surfaces of memorial pictures and information were scratched and defaced. Last year the Archbold […]

Public Meetings

NSCC Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees, Friday, June 4, 12 p.m., McDougle Center (Room A101C), Archbold campus. Trustees Clinton Township Trustees, Thursday, June 3, 8 p.m., 5736 Co. Rd. 15-1, Wauseon. Ridgeville Township Trustees, Monday, June 7, 8 p.m., Ridgeville Fire Station, downtown Ridgeville Corners. Village Council Archbold Village Council, Monday, June 7, 7 p.m., council chambers, Archbold […]

Shirley Mae Beltz

Shirley Mae Beltz, age 67, of Archbold, passed away Wednesday evening, June 2, 2010 in her home, following a long illness. Prior to her retirement in 2005 she had worked in quality control at Frozen Specialties in Archbold for over 30 years. Shirley was born in Pekin, Ill., on Oct. 29, 1942, the daughter of the late Edward Ray and […]

Memorial Day

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