AHS Play Features Suspense, Comedy

Suspenseful. Cheesy. Eerie. Fun. Those are just some of the terms members of the cast of the Archbold High School play, “The Butler Did It,” use to describe their show. “Each of us has a really unique character,” said Adam Steider, an AHS sophomore. “No characters are really alike, which makes it fun,” he said. Kinsey Smith, a sophomore, said, […]

Video Gaming, Hunting Gear Reported Stolen

Video gaming equipment valued at nearly $800 was reported stolen from the home of Mary Austin, 204 E. Williams St. Austin said sometime between 3:30 and 5:30 pm, Friday, Oct. 29, someone entered her residence and took two video game consoles, wireless game controllers, three video games, and a blue and gold Archbold High School gym bag. All told, the […]

PHS Cross Country Runs At Regional

Pettisville cross country runners ended their season, Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Division III regional meet in Tiffin, with no one advancing to compete at state. Dominic Frey was the only Blackbird in the boys race. Frey, a freshman, ran the course in 17 minutes, 46 seconds to finish 68th. “Dominic ran a solid race,” said Tom Wagner, Pettisville coach. […]


Velma M. Engler, 90, Archbold, died Oct. 29, 2010. Survivors include two children.

Police Release Names Of Three Arrested

Samantha J. Poling, 20, Angelo M. Cranston, 23, and Meagan Bunce, 24, all residents of East Gardens, were the persons arrested by Archbold police around 2 pm, Monday, Oct. 25. Poling is charged with assault and disorderly conduct. She has appeared in Western District Court and was released on a $5,000 bond, 10% allowed. Cranston and Bunce were each charged […]

Wauseon Beats Streaks In Girls District Soccer

The Archbold and Wauseon girls soccer teams were so evenly matched that after playing to a 1-1 tie during the regular season, it took double overtime to decide a winner in their Division II district semifinal game, Thursday, Oct. 28, at Otsego High School. The Indians scored with about two minutes left in the second 15-minute overtime period to advance […]

Parks And Recreation Tops For Archbold

The Archbold Parks & Recreation Department had another success with the Slightly Haunted Hayride, Sunday night. Hundreds turned out Halloween night. Many wagonloads of children and adults enjoyed riding through the woods at Woodland Park. Visitors were entertained by creative scenes that included witches, scarecrows, skeletons, and the like. Four teenage boys dressed as ghouls made the ride memorable. Arts […]

Man Found Guilty

A man was found guilty Monday, Oct. 25, in Fulton County Common Pleas Court: James P. Kelly, Jr., 25, Swanton, found guilty of attempted burglary after a less-than-one day bench trial; conviction stems from a May 28 incident in which Mr. Kelly was trying to enter a Swanton home; pre-sentence report ordered, bond continued; conviction result of Swanton police investigation.


Archbold 7th Grade Volleyball Northwest Ohio Athletic League tournament, Saturday, Oct. 16, at Bryan Archbold def. Wauseon 27-25, 19- 25, 25-22. Points won on serves: Brooke Hines 11, Anna Schoenhals 9, Madison Kohler 1, Cassi Wyse 3, Allie McQuade 13. Archbold def. Patrick Henry 25- 18, 25-16. Points won on serves: Hines 8, Schoenhals 1, Maddy Smith 6, Kohler 4, […]

Brock Mealer Defines Courage, Determination, Faith

No one would have blamed Brock Mealer if he decided to spend the rest of his life sitting down. He suffered a spinal injury in a 2007 Christmas Eve car crash, and was told he would never walk again. But Mealer, now 25, said no. With the help of his faith in God, he summoned the courage, will, and determination […]

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