Thank you, Mike Creighton, Creighton Electric, for providing the electrical panel, plug-in stations and manpower, which contributed greatly to a very successful Carp Fall Fest/Chili Cookoff. Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce 30 ____________________________

Park Toilets Vandalized

Archbold police received a second report of vandalism to the men’s restroom at Ruihley Park. An official with the Parks & Recreation Department reported sometime between 4 pm, Wednesday, Oct. 23, and 8 am the following day, someone defecated in the sink, then clogged the toilet with paper and debris. On Oct. 11, police received a report that the men’s […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003 Pettisville voters will select two members to serve on school board in the Nov. 4 election. Thomas D. Beck, Daniel A. Bruner, and Richard W. Young seek the two positions. A 12-year-old Archbold girl is receiving a series of injections after she was bitten by a rabid bat, Monday, Oct. 13. Council voted […]

Archbold School Board Okays Personnel Actions

The Archbold Area School Board approved several personnel actions during its Monday, Oct. 21 meeting. The board voted to accept the resignation of Randy Ruffer from his position as school bus driver. Aaron Rex, superintendent, said Ruffer was one of the district’s senior drivers. “He transported kids for a long, long time,” Rex said, adding it is becoming more difficult […]

Turn Case Over To Dog Warden

Archbold police have turned over a case of two alleged pit bull dogs running at large to Brian Banister, Fulton County dog warden. Police received a complaint of the two dogs, one white, one black, running at large from a home in the 300 block of Vine Street. Police spoke to the dog owners, who said the animals had “got […]

Ruffer Receives Bronze Star For Panamanian Mission

James Ruffer, a retired United States Air Force colonel, has been awarded the Bronze Star for his exploits in Panama during the 1989 rescue of an American prisoner from a Panamanian prison. The award comes with what is known in the military as the “V” device, for valor, indicating the act for which he earned the award involved heroism. Ruffer, […]

Archbold Police Log

Oct. 18 9:19 am: Arrested juvenile on warrant, Archbold High School. 11:19 am: peace keep, 200 block W. Mechanic St. 12:01 pm: Harassment, Archbold Villas. 12:28 pm: Threat-harassment, Fox Chase. 3:21 pm: Unregistered solicitor, 200 block Dogwood Ct., advised person to get permit. 4:10 pm: 911 hang-up call, 500 block Fairview Ct., person with Alzheimer’s. 7:38 pm: A minivan, driven […]


In the Oct. 9 issue of this newspaper, the caption of a photograph indicated Kylie Sauder, 10, Archbold, was the youngest finisher of the Run for the Lights at the Carp Fest Fall Fest, Saturday, Sept. 28. Carol Nofziger, Archbold, wrote in to report her granddaughter, Jenna, 7, Fishers, Ind., and Emma Zaborniak, 9, Archbold, finished the race. Running with […]


Due to concerns about potential heavy rain and storms on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31, Archbold, Pettisville, and Ridgeville Corners have postponed Trick or Treat night until Saturday, Nov. 2, 6-7:30 pm.-Posted 10.30, 1:36 pm

Archbold Man’s SUV Involved In Pursuit

Troopers from the Defi- ance post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are seeking a woman who eluded offi- cers after leading them on a high-speed pursuit, Thursday morning, Oct. 24. The vehicle she was driving, a black SUV, is owned by Steven K. Sheeks, 47, Archbold. Patrick Tusko, a sergeant with the OSHP and the assistant Defiance post commander, […]

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