Full-Time Village Employees Awarded 2.5% Wage Hike

Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, said most full-time Village of Archbold employees will receive 2.5% wage hikes for 2012. Archbold Village Council approved the increase during its Monday, Dec. 19 meeting. This will be the largest wage hike for the full-time staff in three years. Village officials tightened their belts in response to the national financial crisis, and as a […]


Mary Miller, 79, Jimtown, Ind., died Dec. 27, 2011. Survivors include five children. Paul C. Kanagy, 88, Chesterville, died Dec. 20, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Louella (Waidelich, formerly of Archbold), and nine children.

Blue Streaks Beat Panthers 66-54

Archbold hosted Stryker, Tuesday, Dec. 20 and picked up a 66-54 non-league win to up its record to 4-1. The Panthers fell to 3-2. Jumping out to an 11-0 lead in the first four minutes, the Streaks led 17-5 after the first period. The two squads played even for the rest of the contest, with Archbold taking advantage of its […]

Alianna Isn’t Shy

Archbold Buckeye First Baby Of 2011

Alianna Gabriella Gonzales isn’t a shy little girl at all. Her mother, Mary Zamora, said her almost-one-year-old daughter will be in a cart at a store, and if a stranger smiles at her, she’ll smile right back. “She’ll play with anybody,” Mary said. Alianna is the Archbold Buckeye First Baby of 2011, born Jan. 8 at 10:18 pm at the […]

Several Wrecks Reported To County Sheriff

Several accidents in the Archbold area, or involving Archbold-area people, were recently reported to the Fulton County Sheriff Department: 2:43 pm, Sunday, Dec. 11: A car, driven by Eric A. Fowler, 29, Perrysburg, with passengers Gabriel L. Riley, 31, and Vanessa L. Voelzke, 31, Wauseon, was traveling east on St. Rt. 2; a car driven by Christian Gilbert, 19, Pettisville, […]

Blue Streak Girls Raise Record To 9-0

The Archbold girls basketball team raised its record to 9-0 with a 56-45 non-league victory over Bowling Green, Monday, Dec. 19. The Streaks led 11-9 after one period, but trailed 23-22 at halftime. Archbold outscored the Bobcats 18-10 in the third and 16-12 in the fourth for the 11-point margin of victory. “Tonight was a nice win against a very […]

Christmas Cheer Aids 657 Families

“It’s More About Relationships Than Peas And Beans”

A total of 657 families received assistance through the Fulton County Christmas Cheer “store” last week. “If that doesn’t break a record, it’s pretty close,” said Cecily Rohrs, director of the program. Last year, 586 families were served. The increase is about 12.1%. The number of families served “is definitely up in the last couple of years. There is plenty […]

Christmas Fire

Archbold Clips Birds 47-39

Archbold relied on the foul line in the closing minutes to seal a 47-39 non-league win over Pettisville in front of a packed Thunderdome, Thursday, Dec. 22. “I tip my hat to Pettisville. They are well coached and go at it,” said Doug Krauss, AHS head coach. The Streaks upped their record to 5-1. “I thought our kids played really […]

Man Charged With Sex Crimes Surrenders

Aaron S. Brown, 32, Archbold, turned himself in to Archbold police, Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 21. Brown was wanted after a Fulton County Grand Jury met Monday, Dec. 19, and returned six indictments against Brown, charging him with gross sexual imposition. Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said in a press release, Brown “allegedly had sexual contact with a person less […]