First Graders Visit Book Fair

Andrea Thiel, an Archbold first grade teacher, brought her students to the school book fair, Thursday, Nov. 29. Clockwise from top left: Elizabeth Theobald is thoroughly engrossed in a book she has picked out; Thiel helps Caleb DeLeon with a selection, while Emma Hagerman looks on from behind; Josie Petersen points out something in a book that Ryann Burkholder, center, […]

Police Discover Homeless Man

Archbold police officers discovered a homeless man living in the alley in the 300 block of West Barre Road about 7:58 pm, Friday, Nov. 23. Sauder Security called police, advising officers of a suspicious person in the alley near D&G Welding, east of the 700 block of West Street. An APD officer spoke to the person, who said he was […]

Police Investigate Alleged Nov. 24 Assault

Archbold police are investigating an assault that allegedly occurred, Saturday, Nov. 24. Martin Schmidt, police chief, said Michael C. Jacobs, 37, Bryan, and another man were at a storage building in the 100 block of South Defiance Street about 7:45 that morning, when they were approached by another person. The third person allegedly assaulted Jacobs. Schmidt said Jacobs sought medical […]

Council Removes $5,500 Charge From Fire Agreement

Archbold Village Council approved a fire protection services agreement with the German Township Trustees without a $5,500 charge paid by the trustees at its Monday, Dec. 3 meeting. Council tabled the agreement at its Nov. 19 meeting when no one knew why the village was receiving $5,500 from the trustees as part of the agreement. Howell researched the issue, but […]

Farm Bureau Opposes Lease Of Ohio Turnpike

Lists Conditions If Lease Approved

The Ohio Farm Bureau is opposed to leasing the Ohio Turnpike to a private investor. John Kasich, Ohio governor, has proposed leasing the turnpike as a way to raise cash for transportation projects around the state. He has stated the bulk of money from the turnpike would be spent in northern Ohio. But while the Farm Bureau is opposed to […]

Robin Eugene Nofziger

June 4, 1962-Nov. 29, 2012

Robin E. Nofziger of Pettisville, Ohio, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Born in Wauseon, Ohio, on June 4, 1962, he was the oldest child of Rodney and Sandra (Fielitz) Nofziger, who survive. Also surviving are his wife, Ruth Jenny (Maldonado) Nofziger and three children, Reuben, Rebekah and Jacob; three sisters, […]

Shop Local This Christmas Season

‘Tis the time of year to be making lists and checking them twice, as the Christmas shopping season has officially arrived. It’s important to make every dollar of the gift-giving budget count. That’s why shoppers need to visit local stores for gift-giving needs. It’s tempting to run to the big-city, big-box stores to scoop up all the super special deals, […]

Car Allegedly Vandalized

Kelli L. Weasel, 38, Holland Court apartments, told police on Wednesday, Nov. 21, her car was vandalized. The damaged was done while parked at the apartments sometime between noon and 5:34 pm that day. Damage included breaking off the turn signal lever, the rear-view mirror, and the lid to the console between the front seats. Police are investigating.

Commissioners Grill Senior Center Director On Roles, Decision-Making Responsibilities

Fulton County Commissioners have questioned the authority of the Fulton County Senior Center Ad- visory Board to make decisions. At the commissioners’ Monday, Nov. 26 meeting, Sandy Griggs, director of the center, was grilled by the commissioners on issues, including a decision to take county-funded meals to residents of the Fairlawn Haven apartments. Minutes released by the commissioners’ office show […]


Maria Magdalena (Chapa) Leal, 54, Archbold, died Dec. 1, 2012. Survivors include her husband, David, and three children.

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