Council Grants 2% Wage Hike To Archbold Village Employees

Archbold Village Council approved granting village employees a 2% increase in base pay at its Monday night, Nov. 19 meeting. Dennis Howell, village administrator, said some part-time employees will get raises that amount to more than 2%, due to the increase in the Ohio minimum wage law. The minimum wage in Ohio increases from $7.70 per hour to $7.85 per […]

Girl Reports Being Followed

A 10-year-old girl reported she was followed from the Franklin St. railroad crossing to the Archbold Elementary School on the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 16. The police report states the girl’s mother reported the incident about 3:59 pm. The girl told officers she was followed by a black fullsize pickup. She could not describe the driver, or if there were […]


Senior Center Fulton County Senior Center, Archbold site, Ruihley Park Scout Cabin, program highlights: Dec. 3, Jim Merillat at the piano; Dec. 5, birthdays celebrated, Mary Oyer and her piano students, blood pressure check; Dec. 10, Bill Goodson, 4-H Camp Palmer; Dec. 12, holiday meal planning; Dec. 19, Pat Nofziger with Christmas stories; Dec. 24, closed; Dec. 31, New Year’s […]

Archbold School District Sets Up Fitness Room For Staff

Christine Ziegler, Archbold Area School District treasurer, told members of the school board the district has set up a fitness room in the Archbold Middle School for district employees. Speaking to the board during its Monday, Nov. 19 meeting, Ziegler said money for equipment in the room came from two years of grants from the district health insurance consortium. The […]

Mailbox Vandalized

Joshua C. Verhoff, 37, 212 Sylvanus Street, told police his mailbox was run over. Verhoff filed the report at 8:03 am, Saturday, Nov. 17. He told officers he last saw the mailbox undamaged about 9:30 pm, Friday, Nov. 16. When he went outside at 8 am the next day, he discovered the damage. The police report said there was no […]

What’s Going On

Shirley Wyse celebrated her 83rd birthday on Nov. 18. ––– Some boys, along with their mentors, took a fruit basket to Vernon and Ruth Roth. Their visit was greatly appreciated. ––– E. Dean and Phyllis Short celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on Nov. 25. ––– If you have an item about a person from Archbold, Pettisville, or Ridgeville Corners you […]

Wyse, Wurster To Wed Dec. 15

Les and Sherry Wyse, Archbold, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Nicole, Maumee, to Brannon Lee Wurster, Maumee, son of Jodi Balser and Tom Kruse, Napoleon, and Brent and Pam Wurster, Columbus. The bride-elect is an Archbold High School graduate. She is studying at Owens Community College to become a physical therapy assistant, and is a waitress at Texas […]

Public Meetings

Park Board Archbold Village Park Board, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 8 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St. Trustees Ridgeville Township Trustees, Monday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m., Ridgeville Fire Station, downtown Ridgeville Corners. Village Council Archbold Village Council, Monday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St.

Streaks Return Five To Hardwood

Doug Krauss has spent the last 28 seasons at the helm of the Archbold boys basketball team, gathering 14 Northwest Ohio Athletic League titles in the process, including the last three. He returns five letterwinners from last year’s squad that finished 17-6 before bowing out as district runners up. Back are seniors Zeb Frank, 7.5 points per game, 2.2 assists […]

German Township Grants Variances

German Township Trustees voted to grant two zoning variances during its Monday, Nov. 12 meeting. Both variances were recommended by the township zoning board, which met prior to the trustees meeting. Ryan and Lori Keim were granted a variance allowing a family to temporarily live in their pole building at 3430 Co. Rd. 21. The Keims told the zoning board […]

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