2012-08-22

Saam’s Hearse Is Barn-Fresh




When Dave Saam, Archbold, drives his project car anywhere, it’s difficult to go unnoticed. That’s because Saam’s favorite ride isn’t a plain car or pickup. It’s an old hearse. Not just any old hearse; it’s a 60-year-old Henney- Packard, built in 1951. Its body is essentially untouched, just as it came out of a Williams County wrecking yard one day […]

Five Recently Sentenced



Four men and a woman were recently sentenced in Fulton County Common Pleas Court: •Paul Hobbs, Jr., 36, Holland; sentenced to 10 months in prison for possession of cocaine; on Feb. 3, during a traffic stop, cocaine was discovered in his vehicle; driver license suspended for six months, vehicle forfeited, $1,046 seized applied to court costs. •Jeffrey P. Long, 55, […]

Thirteen Letterwinners Return For PHS Soccer



Richard Nyce, Pettisville head boys soccer coach, looks for this year’s squad to improve on last year’s 7-11 record, and with 13 returning letterwinners this could be the Year of the Blackbirds. All except one starter returns to the 13-year mentor. Back are Caleb Liechty, Steven Young, Caleb Yoder, Troy King, Jacob Roth, Daniel Sauder, Alex Roth, Chris Waidelich, David […]

Murder Charge Dismissed



Charges of murder and aggravated murder against Walter Zimbeck, the man accused of the 1984 murder of teenager Lori Ann Hill, have been dismissed by Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney. Haselman released a statement announcing the decision Monday morning. After a mistrial was declared in the July trial of Zimbeck, Haselman said prosecutors spoke with the jurors. “After having […]

Crashes On Turnpike Snarl Traffic



Traffic on the Ohio Turnpike was snarled for hours following two collisions on the Ohio Turnpike during the overnight hours of Tuesday Wednesday, Aug. 14-15. Jeffrey Rogge, 47, Swanton, was listed in critical condition Monday after the two crashes. Rogge was flown by helicopter to the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, Monday morning, after he was injured in the […]

AHS Golf Ties For 10th At Defiance Open, Wins Quad Match Aug. 15



The Archbold golf team shot a team score of 364 to tie for 10th place out of 16 teams at the Defiance Open, Monday, Aug. 13. Van Wert won the title with a team score of 314. North Central was second with a 327, and Napoleon took third with a 333. NC’s Branden Turner was match medalist with an individual […]

Old Lumber Yard Building Demolished Monday



The office of the former Gotshall Lumber Company was demolished Monday, Aug. 20. Rob Wyse, owner of F&W Auto Supply, who owns the building, said it was torn down “because it was too far gone. “There hadn’t been any repairs done since the late 70s or early 80s,” he said. The building was originally the office of the Gotshall Lumber […]

Western Dist. Court News



(Note: In the list of speeding offenses, the first number is illegal speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, costs.) Traffic Matthew K. Fogarty, Wauseon, speeding, 71-55, Co. Rd. C, $47, $88. Alan R. Joughin, Jr., rural Fayette, speeding, 80-55, US20, $150, $88. Edward Lee Kinsman, rural Wauseon, speeding, 68-55, US20A, $37, $88. […]

AHS Tennis Falls In First Three Matches



The Archbold girls tennis team dropped three opening week matches on the road last week. Bryan blanked AHS 5-0, Monday, Aug. 13, at Bryan. The Streaks traveled to Bowling Green, Tuesday, Aug. 14, and came home with another 5-0 loss. Krista Leupp won her first match of the season at Springfield, Saturday, Aug. 18, but it was Archbold’s only victory […]

Used Car Dealership Sold To Fourth Generation



Aaron and Chad Baus announced last week they have purchased CAR 1, a used-car dealership based in Archbold. They are the fourth generation to operate the business, which traces its roots back to 1924. The company was started by Clarence and John Nofzinger as a wrecking business on East Mechanic Street. They began selling Oakland automobiles in 1926. Sons-in-law Ed […]


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