2012-05-02

Witmers Celebrate 60th Anniversary



Warren and Lucille Witmer, Archbold, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Warren Witmer and Lucille Detwiler were married in Columbiana, Ohio, on May 2, 1952. They have five children, Cheryl (Dale) Wenger, deceased, Columbiana; Dennis Witmer, Germantown, Md.; Joyce (Mark) Nafziger, Archbold; Marlene Wilhelm, Homer City, Pa.; and Gerald (Marlene) Witmer, Poolesville, Md.; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

No Grills At East Gardens



Samantha J. Poling, a resident of East Gardens, told Archbold police her grill was missing on Friday, April 20. Officers informed Poling the facility has a new policy prohibiting grills for safety reasons. Management has been removing grills from the premises. Poling was told to call police if she finds out management didn’t take her grill.

Div. III, IV Softball, Baseball Tourneys Set



Pairings and dates for baseball and softball tournaments have been set. In Division III baseball at Archbold, the Streaks (13-7) received the top seed while Fairview (14-8) is seeded second. Liberty Center (8-13) plays Delta (7-12), Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m. The winner plays Archbold, Wednesday, May 9, 4:30 p.m., in a sectional final. Evergreen (12-6) plays Paulding (5-13), Saturday, […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, May 1, 2002 Ohio’s plan to combat West Nile Virus, the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease, is still up in the air. Hans Schmalzried, county health commissioner, said Monday the plan calls for the county to begin collecting dead birds, specifically crows and blue jays, to test for the virus. Two smoke detectors and a plenum. That’s […]

Local Students Participate In Cross-Cultural Experience



Abbey Graber, Andrea Allan, and Eliot Nofziger will participate in a Bluffton University cross-cultural experience in Jerusalem, May 7-24. They and other BU students will stay in hotels and in Palestinian homes and meet Israeli and Palestinian people. Students will experience the Scriptures come alive as they visit biblical and other historical sites. Graber, AHS ‘10, daughter of Steve and […]

Woman Reports Phone Taken



Kylie J. Collins, 19, rural Bryan, told Archbold police her cell phone was taken from her unlocked vehicle. Collins told officers she was at her third shift job at Sauder Woodworking on Monday, April 16. Sometime between 4 and 6:45 am, someone entered her auto and took the phone, valued at $80. The incident was reported Thursday, April 26.

NWOAL Track Meet Starts Tuesday



Archbold will attempt to defend its boys and girls titles in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League track meet next week. The Blue Streak boys will attempt a four-peat after winning the NWOAL championships in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Preliminaries are scheduled to run Tuesday, May 8, beginning at 2 p.m., at Golden Bear Stadium in Bryan, with field events and […]

A Nice Place To Visit



Planning Commission Okays Race Track, Logos On Turbine



Archbold Planning Commission approved the construction of a small racetrack, and the placement of logos on the Archbold Area School District wind turbine during its Monday, April 30 meeting. The decision of the planning commission must go before Archbold Village Council at its Monday, June 4 meeting for final approval. Racers Vern Nemire, owner of the NuArch Lanes, sought a […]

Local Woman In Parking Lot Crash



An Archbold police accident report states a woman became ill and disoriented, causing a single-vehicle crash in the Pamida parking lot about 2:23 pm, Tuesday, April 17. Rhonda L. Hines, 49, rural Archbold, was driving a sport-utility when it struck a light pole. Hines then put the SUV into reverse, and backed into a temporary greenhouse on the lot. The […]


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