Cut Ribbon For New Fairlawn Neighborhood

Fairlawn Haven officials and many others were on hand, Sunday, March 16, to cut the ribbon to ceremonially open the new Rupp Rehabilitation Neighborhood, a $3.5-million, 12-room rehabilitation center. The Bill and Melinda Rupp Foundation was the lead donor for the project, which also saw renovation of space in the original Fairlawn building. Cutting the ribbon are, from left: Julie […]

Joseph T. Furko, Jr.

Joseph T. Furko, Jr., 72, of Canadohta Lake, Pa., formally of Archbold, Ohio, and Lake Havasu City, Ariz., passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Pittsburgh, Pa., after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Joe was born in Oakmont, Pa., on Jan. 28, 1942, to the late Joseph T. Furko, Sr., and Mary Siplive Furko. He was married […]

Menacing By Stalking

A report, classified as a case of menacing by stalking, was filed with Archbold police, Wednesday, March 5. Wendy Gail Coxon, 37, address unavailable, told police she received a card in the mail “with inappropriate comments written inside.” The police officer assigned to the case stated in his report, “I spoke with the suspect about the situation. They were advised […]

Heroin Is Used In Archbold, Says Police Chief

For many persons, heroin came into our consciousness in movies and TV shows in the late 1960s. Miserable, dirty junkies on the streets of New York City, desperate for their next fix, were depicted stealing whatever they could to support their heroin habits. Heroin was shown as a dangerous life-destroying drug. A junkie’s story usually ended in being dead, with […]

Mark Eugene Nofziger

Mark Eugene Nofziger, 59 years, of West Unity, passed away unexpectedly this past Saturday evening, March 15, 2014. Mark was born on Oct. 23, 1954, in Wauseon, to Olen and Sarah (Roth) Nofziger, and married Glenda Stuckey on Aug. 2, 1975. A 1973 graduate of Pettisville High School, Mark resided in the West Unity area. He farmed and worked at […]

Open Government Is Honest Government

It is National Sunshine Week, an event of great importance to our way of life. Sunshine Week refers to keeping government open to the people and the agents of the people, the free press. The name implies to let sunshine in the dark backrooms where political deals take place. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, said in […]

Snow Days Bill Passed By Legislators; Archbold Schools Okay New Calendar

With the passage of new legislation in Columbus, Wednesday, March 12, Ohio schools can now finalize their plans to finish the school year. Schools across the state have had to cancel classes because of extreme winter weather, with northwest Ohio being particularly hard hit. As of Tuesday, March 18, Archbold schools have missed 17 days of school so far this […]


Wallace Richard “Wally” Nelson, 89, Napoleon, died March 13, 2014. Survivors include six children. Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold.

End To Noble Effort

About 70 years ago, this nation found itself at war– a second world war. Young men were brought in from farm fields and cities. They left schools, jobs, friends, and families to answer the call to duty and country. They were given the tools of war, and sent off to foreign lands. They acquitted themselves well, defeating the enemy. Statistics […]

Wind Turbine Saves Archbold Schools $83,000

The Archbold Area School Board heard the district wind turbine racked up about $83,065 in electric bill savings during its Monday, March 17 meeting. Also, the board heard there is a possibility the district could save an additional $390,000 by refinancing bonds originally sold to finance the construction of the elementary school. Turbine In his presentation, Aaron Rex, superintendent, said […]

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