Liechty Finds Russians Welcoming

From Russia, With Love

While the United States and Russia have had difficult relations going back decades, Caleb Liechty, PHS ‘13, said on a personto person level, things are much different. “I have nothing but good to say about Russians as a people,” he said. He should know. Since September, he’s lived in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, working with a school there. […]

Car Damaged

Craig Pflager, Archbold, reported to police the passenger door of his car had been damaged. Pflager contacted police, Monday, March 24. Officers investigating the case discovered the top of the door had been damaged by an unknown instrument. It is not known where the auto was parked when the damage was done, but Pflager said the damage was done sometime […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, April 7, 2004 Council received a petition signed by 15 persons, asking it to do something about three allegedly poorlymaintained vacant homes on South Defiance Street. Village officials have been in contact with the owners of other properties in the community about the appearance of their homes. Council seeks bids for expansion of the cemetery. A […]

2014-04-02 E-Edition

Tax Incentive Info For Sauder-IKEA Deal Not Available

Information about the State of Ohio tax incentive agreement with Sauder Woodworking is not available from state officials. Last week, it was announced that Sauder Woodworking and IKEA, the worldwide retailer of home furnishings, had reached a five-year agreement that will see Sauder Woodworking manufacture additional product lines for the Swedish firm. A factor in that agreement was tax incentive […]

Courtney M. Short

Courtney M. Short, age 22, of Zanesville, went home to be with the Lord, March 28, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was born Dec. 10, 1991, in Zanesville, to her parents Dr. Philip E. Short and Kathryn (Love) Short. Courtney attended First Christian Church and graduated from Zanesville High School in 2010 with honors, where she was active in […]

Pettisville Track Returns 25 Letterwinners

Tom Wagner starts his 33rd year as head coach of the Pettisville track teams with 13 letterwinners returning on the boys team and 12 on the girls team. “We have good numbers for our size school,” said Wagner. “We are fortunate to have a number of seniors to lead us.” Boys The boys team, which placed third at the district […]

ConAgra Plant On Reduced Schedule

Daniel Hare, senior director, communications and external relations, said last week the Archbold ConAgra plant is operating under a reduced schedule. Company employees were told March 4 that Chef Boyardee production lines curby rently operating in Archbold will be moved to Milton, Pa., where another ConAgra facility makes other Chef Boyardee products. Details and impacts of the move won’t be […]

Elizabeth (Betty) Leu Barnes Miller

Elizabeth (Betty) Leu Barnes Miller passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 20, 1925, in Fulton County, Ohio, to her parents, George Benjamin and Verena Orpha (Leu) Barnes. She attended Fayette High School, graduating in 1943. She received her nursing degree from Robinwood Hospital School of Nursing in 1947, and worked at […]


Three Archbold graduates are playing on the Lourdes University softball team this spring. Chelsea Goebel, AHS ‘12, daughter of Nicole and Jason Wendt; Hanna Allison, AHS ‘13, daughter of Lisa and Mark; and Alyssa Schaub, AHS ‘11, daughter of Denise and David, are on the team. Goebel, a sophomore, plays the infield and outfield. Allison, a freshman, is a pitcher, […]

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