2010-11-10

Jim Ruffer: Jet Pilot, Military Surgeon, Aided Hostage Rescue



With Veteran’s Day upon us, we are called to think of those who have served our country in the armed forces. Many men and women from the Archbold area have served, but few have had a career like that of James A. Ruffer. Ruffer’s family has a long history of military service. Ruffer, 67, is the grandson of Victor Guy […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000 Voters of the Archbold School District handily approved a bond issue for the addition of a 16-classroom academic wing to the high school. Harold Plassman, Archbold Citizen of the Year, is congratulated by Phil Rich, chamber president, according to a photograph. Brenda Plassman, doctor of psychology, has been busy at Duke University researching […]

Two Transported After Oct. 22 Crash



Marta Katarzyna Sobas, 32, Chicago, Ill., and Michael L. Anderson, 55, West Unity, were treated and released at the Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon, following a 6:30 am, Friday, Oct. 22, two-vehicle crash. The Fulton County Sheriff Department report states Sobas was driving a sportutility vehicle north on Co. Rd. 24, and stopped for the stop sign at US20A. At […]

2010-11-10 E-Edition

Gas Line Break Evacuates Schools



A farmer using a chisel plow broke a high-pressure natural gas line that forced the evacuation of several buildings and homes, including Archbold High School, Archbold Elementary School, and Archbold Evangelical Church, Wednesday, Nov. 3 Students walked from the schools to St. John’s Christian Church on South Defi- ance St., where they waited less than an hour before walking back […]

The Disaster That Wasn’t



A high-pressure natural gas line was ripped open Wednesday, Nov. 3, spewing thousands of cubic feet of natural gas into the area and creating the potential for disaster. If there were ever a cause for alarm, this was it. Potentially explosive natural gas was roaring out of broken pipe near the Archbold Evangelical Church. The sound of the escaping gas […]

Man Sentenced



A man was sentenced Friday, Nov. 5, in Fulton County Common Pleas Court: •Robert J. Norman, Jr., 42, formerly of Quincy, Mich.; previously pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle; failed to return a 2001-model car to a Swanton auto dealership; vehicle recovered; sentenced to 180 days, Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, all but 12 days suspended, credit […]

Okay Golf Carts For On-Street Use



In 30 days, golf carts may legally be operated on some village streets because of an ordinance passed at the Monday, Nov. 8 Archbold Village Council meeting. Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, said the carts must be equipped with all of the same equipment as other motor vehicles, such as headlights, taillights, turn signals, horn, and windshield wipers. They are […]

Spontaneous Event Spawns Pride Of Youth



Ever so often, a spontaneous event occurs that causes a person to think perhaps things aren’t so bad after all. Such an event took place on the night of Tuesday, Oct. 26, after Edon defeated Pettisville in their Division IV district semifinal volleyball match. Usually, after matches, the two teams line up at the net, and the players slap hands […]

Five Persons Sentenced



Five persons were recently sentenced in Fulton County Common Pleas Court: •Brian A. Burns, 21, Delta; possession of heroin; was in possession of the drug on Jan. 27; sentenced to two years community control, ordered to pay cost of prosecution, successfully complete SEARCH program at Northwest Community Corrections Center, Bowling Green; ordered to stay out of bars and taverns, no […]


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