Early Release For Fricke Opposed By Prosecutor Office

The Fulton County prosecutor office opposes early release of William “Bill” Fricke, Pettisville. In a response to a request for early release filed on Fricke’s behalf, Paul H. Kennedy, assistant prosecuting attorney, said Fricke’s actions were “criminal conduct by a man who put himself above others.” Fricke pled no contest to a grand theft charge and guilty to six other […]

Five Runs In Fourth Spur Lake Past AHS

Down 2-1, Lake scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning on its way to a 6-4 victory over Archbold in the Division III district baseball final, Saturday, May 24, at Defiance. “We had plenty of chances,” said Dick Selgo, AHS head coach. “We only had one less hit than Lake (Lake had nine, Archbold had eight), but […]

Receive State FFA Degrees

Michael Hesterman, Meridith Short, and Madison Campbell, from left, were awarded State FFA Degrees during the annual Ohio FFA Convention, April 30- May 2, in Columbus. Archbold FFAers took a tour of the Ohio Statehouse, and toured the Ohio State University Waterman Dairy Farm, where they saw a fully-sustaining dairy being operated in the heart of Ohio’s largest city. Ben […]

Pettisville Residents Question Loss Of 50 Trees For Sidewalks

As of press time, yesterday, Tuesday, the fate of 50 mature trees in Pettisville was not fully known. The trees were scheduled to begin coming down after school yesterday, Tuesday, to make way for new sidewalks in the unincorporated community. Barbara Sears, state representative (R-Monclova Township) said Tuesday she had asked Todd Audet, Ohio Department of Transportation District Two deputy […]

Streaks Fall To Defiance

Defiance (22-5), ranked fourth in Division II by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association, visited Archbold, Tuesday, May 20, for a rescheduled game. The Bulldogs exploded for eight runs in the top of the third and cruised to a 9-1 win. Archbold (18-8) mustered only two hits, one of which was a home run from Chan Wyse. Wyse (3-3) […]

Archbold School Levy Renewal In 2015?

The Archbold Area School Board will begin looking at putting some type of levy, including the renewal of the $1.1-million emergency levy, on the ballot in 2015. Christine Ziegler, district fiscal officer, told the Archbold Area School Board at its Tuesday, May 20 meeting, that without the renewal the district will be in the red in Fiscal Year 2018, which […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

St. Martin’s Lutheran Sunday: Sixth Sunday of Easter. Katie Short, acolyte; Joyce Winzeler, lector; Steve Basselman, organist/pianist. Childrens message, sermon, “Comforted Today and Always,” Paul Reichert. St. Peter Catholic Sunday: Masses for vigil and 6th Sunday of Easter were for Chuck Hausch, Ed Vetter. Jared & Josh Kidder, Madeline Schrickel, Alexis & Austin Wilson, Elizabeth Mignin, servers; Arlene Hicks, Susan […]

AHS Girls Win NWOAL All-Sports Trophy For Fourth Straight Year

Archbold has won the Northwest Ohio Athletic League girls all-sports championship for the fourth straight year. The Streaks defended their title with 45.5 points. Wauseon was second with 43.5, and Evergreen was third with 42.5. AHS girls teams won outright league titles in soccer, basketball, and track & field. Wauseon claimed the boys all-sports title with 70 points. Bryan was […]

Drug Testing Decision Goes To School Board In June

Aaron Rex, Archbold schools superintendent, told the school board if it votes in favor of establishing a drugtesting program for AHS students, the program will be implemented in the fall. Speaking to the board at its Tuesday, May 20 meeting, Rex said the program will cost about $5,000 to $6,000 per year, with the money coming from the general fund. […]


Fulton Co. Health Center May 15: Morgan Smith, Wauseon, boy. May 16: Korey & Lonnie Ladd, Delta, girl. May 19: Yuping & Mark McGilvery, Swanton, boy; Amanda & Zachary Marihugh, West Unity, boy.

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