“This Will Probably Be The Weirdest Phone Call You’ve Ever Gotten”

Walkers Find Near- Space Balloon Payload Behind House

The Kenny and Mandy Walker family, who live on Co. Rd. U south of Archbold, are participants in a nearspace research program after finding the payload from a high-altitude balloon near their home, Monday evening, Sept. 16. The Walkers were home when Mandy answered the telephone. Son Kenny IV (Kenny III is the father), 9, said the caller was Gary […]

High-Speed Police Chase Ends In Crash

A high-speed chase through Archbold, Saturday night, Sept. 14, resulted in a single-car crash on Co. Rd. C between Co. Rds. 21 and 22, Archbold police and Fulton County Sheriff Department reports state. The police report states officers were in the 400 block of North Defiance Street at about 10:57 pm, when they observed a silver compact car traveling south […]

AHS Golfers Fifth In NWOAL Tourney

Wauseon defended its title in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League golf tournament, Friday, Sept. 20, at Auglaize Golf Club, Defiance. The Indians won with a team score of 310. Bryan was second with 320, and Swanton was third with 320. Liberty Center took fourth with 335, and Archbold was fifth with 338. Kevin Boyers and Ian Radabaugh both shot an […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Jesse Kahler, welcome, greeting; Andy Brodbeck, spotlight; Nick Hudson, scripture focus; “Forever Reign,” “Nothing But the Blood,” “Christ Is Risen,” songs; “How He Loves, My Jesus I Love Thee,” offering; video, “Counterfeit.” Message, “Verify,” Jesse Kahler. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Joe Graber, Megan Graber, prelude, offertory; Erika Nofziger, chorister; Erica Nofziger, Kimberly Wyse, Buffy Riley, Brittany Spotts, special […]

Western District Court News

(Note: In the list of traffi c offenses, the first number is illegal speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, costs.) Tina M. Johnson, Napoleon, speeding, 65-55, St. Rt. 108, $37, $88. Anthony E. Menzie, rural Mc- Clure, speeding, 67-55, Co. Rd. 14, $77, $88. Tonya E. Haskins, Napoleon, speeding, 70-55, St. Rt. […]

AHS Volleyball Team Forfeits Eight Wins

A version of this article was posted to ArchboldBuckeye.com at 5 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 17. With the stroke of a pen, the Archbold High School volleyball team forfeited eight victories after a violation of Ohio High School Athletic Association rules was discovered. Prior to the Tuesday, Sept. 17 match with Montpelier, the Streaks were 8-1, 4-0 in the Northwest Ohio […]

Collegiate Connection

Matthew McCoy, Eliot Nofziger and Jessica Ramirez, students from Archbold, are active at Bluffton University this year. Another student, Hannah Holsopple, PHS ‘11, daughter of Bill and Beth, is spending a semester through Dec. 5 in Northern Ireland. McCoy, AHS ‘11, son of Steve and Brenda, is a hall chaplain, student senator and a C. Henry Smith Scholar. Nofziger, AHS […]

Kay A. Reiniche

June 9, 1940 - Sept. 22, 2013

Kay A. Reiniche, age 73, of Stryker, died early Sunday morning in Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan. She was born June 9, 1940, in Hillsdale County, Mich., to the late Glen Spencer and Loueze E. (Nichols) Spencer Smith. She married Earl N. Reiniche on Sept. 23, 1961, and he survives. She was a graduate of Bryan High School. Kay […]

Birds Sweep First BBC Jamboree Of Season

The Pettisville boys and girls cross country teams won the first Buckeye Border Conference Jamboree races of the season, Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Edon. The Blackbird girls team won with 51 points. Alexa Leppelmeier won the girls race in 19 minutes, 22 seconds. The PHS boys team finished first with 24 points. All five scoring runners placed in the top […]

Nordens Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Roger and Melissa Norden, Okolona, celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary, Aug. 7, 2013. Roger Norden and Melissa Arps were married Aug. 7, 1993, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Ridgeville Corners, by Pastor Robert Mix. They have three children: Daniel, West Unity; Nathan, Napoleon; and Alyssa, Okolona. The couple celebrated with family and friends.