Archbold Police Log

March 20 No reports. March 21 1:48 am: 911 hang-up, 200 block E. Holland St., phone problems. 10 am: Citation to Jon H. Ordway, 29, for passing a stopped school bus with its lights flashing, 200 block DeGroff Ave. March 22 3:35 am: Found license plate, 800 block W. Barre Rd., notified owner. March 23 2:15 pm: Lost yellow lab, […]

Letter To The Editor

Perhaps the most ironic, and disappointing thing, about the “shared sacrifice” mantra coming from the Kasich administration is that, according to the Buckeye Institute, a conservative thinktank, his budget spends 12% more than his Democratic predecessor, and includes the use of almost $1 billion in one-time revenue. During the campaign, Kasich was highly critical of Strickland’s use of one-time stimulus […]

Isaac Stoll

Isaac Stoll, age 91 years, of Archbold, passed away suddenly Sunday afternoon, March 27, 2011, in his home. He was born Dec. 24, 1919, near Loogootee, Ind., the son of Amos and Fanny (Richer) Stoll. He married Marie Gingerich on Nov. 20, 1944, and she preceded him in death on April 3, 1973. He then married Clela (Grieser) King on […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: prelude; offertory, Cameron Bible, Sara Kinsman, “Glorious Day.” Message, “God On Trial,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: praiselude by worship team band; offertory and message same as first service. Wednesday: Alive for Guys and Gals, worship team practice. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Chris Keiser, prelude; Ross Wyse, worship leader; Keith Short, song leader; Emily Roth, offertory; Steve Hastings, children’s […]

Roland E. “Jonesy” Jones

Roland E. “Jonesy” Jones, age 72, of Archbold, passed away Thursday morning, March 24, 2011 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. He had been battling several illnesses with his devoted wife, Karen Fisher Jones, by his side. Roland was born June 29, 1938, in Syracuse, N.Y., the son of the late Roland R. and the late Margaret (Lazenby) Jones. On June […]

Lockport 2 Places Third At Lancaster

The 2011 Bible Quiz Invitational took place March 25- 27 at Lancaster Mennonite High School, Lancaster, Pa. The tournament consisted of 47 teams from southeastern Pennsylvania, two teams from Virginia, and 28 teams from Ohio, including 15 from the local Bible Quiz League. Lockport 2 won two matches, then advanced through the second-chance bracket with eight straight wins Saturday. The […]

Martha Rupp

Martha Ellen Rupp, age 88, died March 17, 2011, at Fairlawn Haven. Martha worked at her father’s business, Rupp Furniture Co., after high school. She loved to cook and bake. Martha operated the Cup and Saucer Restaurant in downtown Archbold from 1963 to 1979. Later on, she worked at the Sauder Village Cafe, Camp Palmer, and in the Fairlawn Haven […]


Agriculture Education Pettisville Agriculture Education Adult Ed Advisory Committee, Monday, April 4, 7:30 p.m., Pettisville High School ag room. Topic: small gas engines. NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness Four County, Tuesday, April 5, 7 p.m., ADAMhs Board office, St. Rt. 66, south of Archbold. LSS Card Party Lutheran Social Services “Pepper” party,” Monday, April 4, 18, 1-4 p.m., St. […]

State School Aid Up, But Overall Funding Down

Switzer Says:

For school districts throughout the state, the two-year budget proposed by John Kasich, Ohio governor, is a goodnews, bad-news proposition. Steve Switzer, superintendent of the Pettisville Local School District, said Kasich was correct when he said he increased basic school aid slightly. But Switzer pointed out the basic state aid numbers do not take into account the loss of federal […]

Woman Gets Prison Term, Loses Auto

Donna Crane, 38, rural Wauseon, was sentenced to six months in prison at a sentencing hearing, Friday, March 25. Scott A. Haselman said Crane previously pled guilty to the theft charge. She stole a credit card on Oct. 2, 2010, then fled in her personal vehicle. In addition to the prison term, Crane forfeited her vehicle to the State of […]