Grads Mark End Of Era

Pettisville High School Class Of 2011

The Pettisville Class of 2011 will be known forever as the final class to graduate from the current school building, which has served the district for 80 years. This summer, almost the entire high school building, along with a portion of the elementary, will be demolished. Students will move into the new school facility currently under construction just behind the […]

Local Boy Charged For Having Knife At School

A 14-year-old Archbold boy faces charges of juvenile delinquency by way of illegal conveyance or possession of a weapon for having a knife at the Archbold Middle School. Martin Schmidt, Archbold police chief, said middle school officials discovered the youth had the knife about 1:30 pm, Tuesday, May 10. The knife is described in the police report as a “blue […]

Tornado Sirens Still Needed

In this day of smart phones, text messaging, and a dozen other highspeed, high-tech methods of communication, the tornado siren is old technology. That does not mean it isn’t important or doesn’t have a place in the community. Sirens are intended to be a warning to people who are out of doors. It’s a signal to take shelter, and then […]

Ethan Short Receives Director’s Award

Ethan Short, Archbold, was named the winner of the 2011 Director’s Award at the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute annual student recognition banquet, Thursday, May 12. The Director’s Award recognizes ATI’s most outstanding student. The winner receives a $200 award and will present the student address at commencement. Short will graduate Saturday, June 11, with Associate of Applied Science […]

No Dollar Total Yet In Elevator Case

Andy Ware, communications director for the Ohio Department of Agriculture, said Tuesday a total dollar amount for claims against the Ohio Grain Indemnity Fund resulting from the Archbold Elevator case has not been determined. Ware said state officials are still examining the more than 70 claims that were filed. The elevator’s grain-handling license was suspended last month, after a routine […]

PD Helps Lost Motorist

Archbold police officers came to the assistance of a lost motorist about 6:33 am, Friday, May 13. Martin Schmidt, Archbold police chief, said an officer observed the vehicle pulled over to the side of the road in the 1200 block of South Defiance Street. The driver was an elderly man from Potterville, Mich. Potterville is 12 miles southwest of Lansing, […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, May 16, 2001 Pettisville Spanish Club held its annual Cinco de Mayo celebration celebrating Mexico’s independence, Friday, May 18. A photograph shows Perry Leatherman, Matt Beck, Casey King, and Landon Kauffman in traditional dress. Jim Myer, Pettisville industrial arts teacher, stands beside Scott Houser and his EZ shovel in a photograph. The eighth grader won a […]

4-H News

The Countryside Clovers 4-H Club held its sixth meeting, Tuesday, May 10, at St. James Lutheran Church. Members are reminded to sign up for the June 11 Toledo Mud Hens game at the next meeting. Members who have a design for the t-shirts are to come to the next meeting so a vote can be taken. Jackie Ballmer provided Quality […]

School To Benefit From New House Budget Bill

The Archbold Area School District financial picture will improve if the Ohio House of Representatives’ version of the state budget is approved by the state Senate. That’s what members of the Archbold Area School Board were told during their Monday, May 16 meeting. The district could face fi- nancial concerns as early as 2013 and may need another levy, said […]

Archbold Police Log

May 9 No reports. May 10 8:51 am: A pickup truck, driven by Nathan A. Seiler, 17, Archbold, with passenger Quitin C. Keefer, 16, rural Fayette, was traveling south on S. Defiance St. Following was a sport-utility driven by Hayden R. Stamm, 17, Archbold, with passenger Gabriel M. Rodriguez, 16, Archbold. The Seiler vehicle moved into the left turn lane, […]