Mike Childs Buys Ex-Bank Building

Mike Childs, of Childs Investment Group, Archbold, is the new owner of the former Huntington Bank building in historic downtown Archbold. Information from the Fulton County Auditor office website indicates ownership of the building at 219 North Defiance Street changed from First National Bank of Northwest Ohio to Childs on Friday, June 1. The sale price, as stated on the […]


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Hire Two Juveniles To Beat Boy?

Archbold police have few details, but are looking into an incident where two youths were allegedly solicited to administer a beating to a third. Police received a call Sunday, May 27, at about 4:30 pm, reporting that sometime after 10:30 pm the preceding night, a person allegedly solicited two juveniles to beat up another youth, only identifi ed as a […]

ACT Takes To AHS Stage For “Into The Woods”

The Archbold High School auditorium is the venue for the Archbold Community Theatre musical, “Into The Woods.” The musical, which debuted in 1986, intertwines characters and plot lines from several fairy tales. The musical depicts what George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, called the two tragedies in life: “One is not getting your heart’s desire. The other is to get it.” […]

State Champion


Fulton Co. Health Center May 25: Amiee & Gary Dominique, Fayette, boy May 29: Melanie & Wendell Nofziger, Stryker, boy; Heather & Matt Willeman, Wauseon, boy. May 30: Kendra & Eric Smeltzer, Kunkle, boy; Kara Leonard, Wauseon, boy. Twins, Logan Janney and Lyla Luanne, were born May 7, 2012, at Toledo Hospital, Toledo, to Tina (Aschliman) and Ryan McClain, Toledo. […]

Trailer, Music Players Stolen

A utility trailer and two music players were stolen, Archbold police officers were told recently. A representative of the Farmers & Merchants State Bank reported the trailer, valued at $1,200, was last seen at 4:30 pm, Wednesday, May 30, near the bank building at 307 N. Defiance Street. It was missing at 9:30 the following day. The trailer is black […]

Council Seeks Truck Bids

The Village of Archbold is in the market for a new medium duty truck. Council approved advertising for bids for a 2013- model cab-and-chassis truck for use in brush chipping during its Monday, June 4 meeting. The truck will replace a 1993 model. Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, said the 1993 truck is worn out, and is becoming a maintenance […]

Farmers Market Opens Thursday

The fourth year for the Archbold Farmers Market begins tomorrow, Thursday. Jay Budde, a member of the farmers market task force, said over the last two years, the market averaged about 100 visitors each Thursday, with five to six vendors. “Our vendors are happy; they’re selling out,” he said. Budde said the task force is looking for another baker to […]

Memorial Day

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