Greetings, Carptown! I’ve arrived just in time for the beginning of the best festival in the world, the Archbold Carp Festival! Three days of food, fun, entertainment, and bargains in the best place on earth! Boy, I sure am glad I didn’t make a detour to see my friends in the Wauseon Reservoir. Did you see that photo on the […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, July 12, 2000 Pettisville School Board named Greg Nofziger, Pettisville, interim varsity boys basketball coach at the Monday night meeting. School board approved a new contract with the classifi ed employees granting them the same raise the district teaching staff received. For the fist time in 25 years, Archbold will be illuminated with fireworks. This year, […]

Crime Stopper

Fulton County Crime Stopper seeks help to solve the theft of 20 steel plates, taken from a rural Delta business the night of May 21. The plates were stacked outside and are valued at $3,000. Informants call 1-800- 255-1122 in confidence. Informants are eligible for rewards of up to $1,000.

Pettisville School Board Freezes Employee Pay

The Pettisville School Board voted to grant no pay hikes to school district employees for one year at their Monday night, July 12 meeting. The decision came after an executive session, held during the meeting. The no-raise decision includes Steve Switzer, district superintendent. The board approved a new five-year contract for Switzer during the meeting, which includes a one-year freeze […]

Taxpayer Loan To Ruralogic A Good Investment

The Village of Archbold plans to loan $400,000 in taxpayer money to Ruralogic, a start-up information technology company, based on the promise of more than 130 new jobs coming to Archbold in five years. Good decision? Or folly? Joe Burmester, chief executive officer of the company, talks about 500 new jobs in Northwest Ohio in five years, beating overseas IT […]

Western District 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.) Lawrence T. Arnold, Toledo, vehicle registration not visible, US20, $37, $80. Chad M. Conway, Springfield, prohibited right turn on red, N. Shoop Ave. at E. Linfoot St., Wauseon, $37, $80. Rex A. […]


Parents Announce July 31 Wedding

Dan and Karen Ruth, Archbold, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer, Pittsburgh, Pa., to Benjamin Gundy, Pittsburgh, son of Jeff and Marlyce, Bluffton. The bride-elect is a 2003 Archbold High School graduate. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work from Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va., and is a mental health counselor at the Howard Levin Clubhouse. […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: prelude, offertory, He’s Still Working On Me, Malinda Lugbill. Message, “God’s Chisel, Jesse Kahler. Worship team, praiselude; offertory and message same as first service. Wednesday: jr. high Cedar Point trip, jr. high quiz, high school small groups, Alive for Guys and Gals, adult Bible study, worship team practice. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: MYF led worship and shared their […]

Ohio Turnpike Traffic On Decline Since 2006

Traffic on the Ohio Turnpike and at the Archbold- Fayette interchange has been on the decline since 2006. But toll revenues are up about 1.8% from 2006 to 2009, according to information from the Ohio Turnpike Commission. The report states in 2009 about 48.2 million vehicles traveled all or part of the turnpike, down from just under 51.8 million in […]

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