Downtown Huntington Bank Building To Be Sold

After Huntington Bank closes its downtown branch office, Friday, March 9, bank officials say they will sell the building. Records on file with Brett Kolb, Fulton County auditor, say the building, at 219 North Defiance Street, has an appraised market value of $731,400. Bank officials announced last month the downtown office will close. Operations in Archbold will be centered around […]

Blue Streaks Beat Pettisville 46-36

Down 10-5 after one period and 18-15 at halftime, Archbold turned things around in the second half to defeat Pettisville 46-36 in girls basketball action at the Bird Cage, Thursday, Dec. 29. The Streaks outscored the Birds 31-18 in the second half for the non-league victory. “Tonight we got a nice win against a good team,” said Brian Ziegler, AHS […]

OSU Extension Professional Receives Recognition

Cheryl Barber Spires, extension educator of the Fulton County office of Ohio State University Extension, has been recognized by the Ohio Association of Extension Professionals (OAEP) for her work in family consumer sciences educational programming. Spires received the distinguished service award on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, during the OSU Extension annual conference in Columbus. The distinguished service award is given […]

Lane Stopher To Return To Serbia

After spending three years of his life in Serbia, Lane Stopher is home. But in March, the 2004 Archbold High School and 2008 Bluffton University graduate plans to return. Stopher has been working with the War Trauma Center in the city of Novi Sad, through an assignment with the Mennonite Central Committee. The War Trauma Center is an organization started […]

AHS Girls Beat Wildcats 47-41

Archbold jumped out to a 20-5 lead and held on for a 47-41 non-league victory over Napoleon, Monday, Dec. 26, in The Thunderdome. Abby Short led AHS with 22 points, 12 of which came in the first quarter. The Streaks (10-0) outscored the Cats 20-18 in the second and third quarters for a 40-23 lead going into the fi- nal […]


A daughter, Melody Lynne, was born Dec. 13, 2011, at Defiance Regional Hospital, Defiance, to Donovan and Jennifer Ziegler, Defiance. She weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 inches long. She has a 19-month-old sister, Kadence. Grandparents are Tracy and Diana Ziegler, Archbold, and John and Sheri McCoy, Defiance. Great-grandparents are Willie Ziegler, Archbold; Melvin and Elfrieda Jewell, Swanton; […]

Sound Insulation Installed At Pettisville

Steve Switzer, Superintendent of the Pettisville School District, said the installation of additional sound insulation in the new school building is, “for the most part,” complete. The goal of the project was to stop sound from carrying between classrooms in the new school building. Work on the project was performed over the Christmas break. The problem was discovered soon after […]

Archbold Police Log

Dec. 23 12:25 pm: Stood by while person removed personal items, 700 block N. Defiance St. 4:18 pm: Stood by, kept the peace, 700 block N. Defi- ance St. 10:58 pm: Report of possible drunk driver, 100 block Pleasant St., unable to locate. Dec. 24 4:14 pm: Noise, East Gardens. Dec. 25 9:44 am: 911 hang-up from cell phone, plot […]

Andre Is January Resident Of The Month At Fairlawn

Esther E. Andre is the January Resident of the Month at Fairlawn Haven Retirement Community, Archbold. She was born Dec. 9, 1919, to Carey and Minnie (Hermann) Lee, near Wauseon. She had one older brother, Robert, who is deceased. As a little girl Esther loved cats and still does. She attended the Wauseon School District. After completing high school, she […]

Fire Damages Rural Fayette Log Home

A total of 10 area fire departments battled a stubborn blaze in a log-style home east of Fayette, Monday afternoon and evening, Jan. 2. The occupants were not at home at the time of the fire. Fayette Fire Department crews were called to the home at 21821 US20 about 3:45 pm. A Fulton County sheriff deputy on the scene confirmed […]