2014-01-15

Park Board Learns About Scout Cabin Renovations



Renovations are progressing at the Archbold Scout Cabin, Jennifer Kidder, director of Archbold Parks & Recreation, told members of the Archbold Park Board during its Wednesday, Jan. 8 meeting. Renovations to the kitchen included removing the old paneling and relocating electrical lines behind the wall. Walls were then covered with drywall. Kidder said some of the drywall work was done […]

Woman Charged With Domestic Violence



Vanessa Denise Torres, 25, 817 West Street, Apartment A, is free on her own recognizance after she was arrested by Archbold police on a charge of domestic violence. The police report states officers were called to the Torres apartment at 10:02 pm, Friday, Jan. 3. When they arrived, Michael Anthony Torres, 24, told officers he had been in an altercation […]

AHS Football, Boys Soccer Players Tops On And Off The Field



Archbold High School studentathletes have again recorded another remarkable success, as they’ve proved themselves in the classroom and in athletics. The AHS varsity football team has been honored once again by the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association as an All-Ohio Academic Team. The team has earned the honor for six years, since the OHSFCA first created the award. The […]

Archbold School Board Holds Secret Session



The Archbold Area School Board met behind closed doors for about 50 minutes during its Monday, Jan. 13 meeting. Stated reason for the executive session was to “discuss the employment, compensation, promotion, or demotion of public employees.” No action was taken when the board returned to regular session. The board did approve several personnel matters. A contract issued to Brannon […]

Metz Charged With Murder In West Virginia Cold Case



Joseph Edward Metz, 39, of West Virginia, has been arrested and charged with two counts of first degree murder in connection with the disappearance of his mother and grandmother. Adam Gissy, sheriff of Lewis County, W.Va., announced via press release that sheriff deputies arrested Metz at his home without incident on Thursday, Jan. 9. The case has local interest because […]

TAXES Your Civic Duty



Two things in life are inevitable: death and taxes. As Americans, we may not fear death, but we’ll do anything possible to avoid paying taxes. We cook up elaborate tax-avoidance schemes. We find any way possible to reduce our tax bill. Some will cheat the law to lighten the burden. No one wants to pay more than their fair share, […]

Honor Students



Grace Diller, Archbold, was named to the dean’s list for the 2013 fall term at Bob Jones University, Greenville, S.C. Students must earn at least a 3.0 gpa to qualify. Paige Rone, Archbold, was named to the dean’s list for the 2013 fall semester at Mercy College of Ohio, Toledo. Students must earn at least a 3.3 gpa to qualify.

Herbert J. and Helen R. Grime



Herbert J. and Helen R. (Eisel) Grime, of Archbold, passed away five days apart. Herb passed on Jan. 7, in their home, and Helen passed away on Jan. 12, 2014, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home. Herb was a lifelong area farmer. Herb was born in Archbold on Feb. 13, 1925, the son of Clarence and Ethel (Harsch) Grime. Helen was […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004 Tony and Charity Pelletier, Pittsburgh, Pa., take their son, Berkley, 16 months old, on a sleigh ride in the family heirloom, during a holiday visit to their grandparents’ home of Ken and Kathie Bedell, according to a photograph. Council elevated the fire department chief position to full-time with a salary of $50,945, effective […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit



Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson, worship leader; “Holy,” “Revelation Song,” worship team, offertory. Message, “Identifies,” Jesse Kahler. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: MYF praise band, prelude, music leader; Adam Cobb, worship leader; Joe and Megan Graber, offertory. Message, “Recognizing the Good Stuff,” Gloria Beck. Zion Mennonite Sunday: Karen Stuckey, prelude, offering; Mim Beck, interlude; Joyce Yoder, song leader; Katie and Barb Yoder, […]


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