School Board Learns About Electric Bills

The Archbold Area School Board learned additional savings on district electricity bills will take additional investment at its Monday, Oct. 21 meeting. Aaron Rex, superintendent, said the investment would be for more energyefficient lighting, motionsensor light switches, and efficient electric motors and controls for the district HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) systems. While there would be costs involved, the new […]

Hughes, Freeman Await Nov. 1 Hearing

David Hughes, 58, and Charles Freeman, 51, two of three men charged with the murder of two West Virginia women, await Nov. 1 hearings in separate jails. Hughes was arrested in Archbold at his home in the Fairlawn Apartments about 12:20 am, Thursday, Sept. 19. He had lived in the Fairlawn complex for about a year. Hughes was arrested by […]

AHS Volleyball Wins Sectional

Archbold will play Elmwood for the second straight year in a Division III district volleyball semifinal after defeating Swanton to win a sectional championship, Thursday, Oct. 17. The district tournament is the same as last year except for the venue. The Streaks (12-11) play the Royals (18- 7), tonight, Wednesday, 6 p.m., at the Stroh Center at Bowling Green State […]

FFA News

Pettisville FFA hosted a Salsa Fest after its monthly meeting, Monday, Oct. 14. Salsa Fest is a contest to see who can make the best salsa and win the most student votes. This year there were five participants. Mikayla Crouch received first place; Kaylyn McDermott placed second. Pettisville FFA had seven students participate in the Fulton County trap shoot, Tuesday, […]

Man Sentenced

A Swanton man was sentenced in Fulton County Common Pleas Court on Friday, Oct. 18: •Edwin Ritter, 50; previously pled guilty to two counts, aggravated trafficking in drugs; on March 2 and 10, sold the prescription painkiller Oxycodone within the vicinity of a school; ordered to serve 30 days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, allowed work release if […]

AHS Boys Soccer Sectional Champs

Saturday, Oct. 19 was a day of “threes” for the Archbold boys soccer team: the Streaks clinched their third consecutive sectional championship and defeated Pettisville (5-13) for the third time this season, by the score of 3-0. Archbold (11-3-3) advanced to the Division III district semifinal at Ottawa Hills High School yesterday, Tuesday, to play Maumee Valley Country Day (13-1-2). […]

August Unemployment Down Almost One Point

The unemployment rate in Fulton County in August was 7.3%, down almost a full percentage point from July, estimates from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said. The 7.3% was the highest unemployment rate in the four counties of Fulton, Defi- ance, Henry, Williams. ODJFS estimated during July, unemployment was 8.2%. The decline from July to August was […]

Man Sentenced

A man was sentenced to prison Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Fulton County Common Pleas Court: •Michael Stone, 19, Toledo; previously pled guilty to breaking and entering and attempted escape; indicted on June 17 on additional charges of possession of criminal tools and vandalism; charges stem from a June 11 break-in at a rural Fayette convenience store; sentenced to 16 months […]

PHS Volleyball Wins Sectional

The Pettisville volleyball team won its first Division IV sectional title since 2010 with a thrilling 26-24, 25-13, 22-25, 20-25, 15-7 victory over Cardinal Stritch, Saturday, Oct. 19, at Archbold. It was the first five-game match the Birds have played in all season. The roller coaster match “reminded us of last year a little bit,” said John Horning, PHS head […]

AHS Class Of 1978 Reunion

The Archbold High School Class of 1978 held its 35th reunion, Saturday, Sept. 28, at The Blue, Archbold. First row, from left: Marcia (Richer) Lehman, Nanette (Spiess) Buehrer, Mary Young-Garwood, Ann (Rosebrock) Wilkerson, Chris Beck, Karen (Rosebrock) Martin, Diane (Zaerr) Brenneman, Maribeth (Nafziger) Nyce, Rita (Liechty) Gingrich. Second row: Rachel (Liechty) Eby, Eric Hall, James Bernath, David Mann, Albert Babcock, […]