Kathy Rupp Approved As Finance Director

Kathy Rupp, acting fi- nance director, gets to drop the word “acting” from her title. Archbold Village Council approved her for the position; the promotion becomes official Sunday, Aug. 1. With the promotion comes a $1,000 raise, bringing Rupp’s annual salary to $45,000. Rupp became the village acting finance director after Joan Lovejoy retired at the end of January. Dennis […]

Protect Freedoms

Every day, Americans enjoy complaining about the government. We grouse and grumble that taxes are too high, that the services government provides are inadequate, and it’s the fault of the other political party. In some countries, that kind of talk earns a trip to police headquarters, or perhaps even a bullet to the head. When Americans worship, we do so […]


Blood Drive Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross blood draw: Saturday, July 31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Harley-Davidson, 862 American Road, Napoleon. NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness Four County, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m., ADAMhs Board office, St. Rt. 66, south of Archbold.

What’s Going On?

An agave plant grows in the front yard of Marilyn Smith’s winter Arizona home. It blooms once every 30 years and did so recently. The heavy stem was 25-30 feet. Neighbors were concerned of damage should the heavy flower stem topple. It cost $350 to have it removed.

Outstanding Debts: Failure To Collect Fines For Violating Election Rules Invites Scofflaw Behavior

Things have changed since last year, when the Ohio Elections Commission had a $31.7 million backlog of unpaid fines and The Dispatch urged the commission to work with the state attorney general office to get serious about the issue. Now, the backlog has grown– to more than $33.2 million. What a disappointing non-response to a problem that costs the state […]

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Archbold Police Log

July 18 7:55 pm: Domestic dispute, 200 block S. Defiance St. July 19 12:35 am: Juveniles out past curfew, 700 block N. Defiance St. July 20 2:27 am: Citations to Jeremy L. Litchfield, 22, Archbold, disobeying stop sign, DUI, and expired license, S. Defiance St. at South St. 3:30 am: Alarm, 100 block Garden Dr., panic button tripped, car alarm […]

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