Village Council Seeks Bids For Curb Repair

Archbold Village Council approved seeking bids to repair curbs on East Lugbill Road and Myers Road during its Monday, June 16 meeting. Estimated cost for the project is $175,000. Council also approved the first change order in the South Defiance Street repaving project, which increased the overall contract cost by $35,900. However, because the project has three funding sources, and […]

Girl On House Arrest

A 16-year-old Archbold girl was placed on house arrest following an incident of vandalism that occurred between 3:45 and 4:55 pm, Sunday, June 15. Brian M. Ziegler, 37, 308 Ditto Street, told police a window and screen were damaged at his residence. The damage was estimated at $250. The police report states once officers completed their investigation, the girl was […]

Attendance Down At Black Swamp Benefit

Charles Nafziger, chairman of the Black Swamp Benefit, said this year’s event appeared to be “down a little.” The benefit, held at the Fulton County Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday, June 20-21, is a joint fund-raiser for the Mennonite Central Committee and Sunshine, Inc. One featured event is the annual auction; a big part of the auction is the sale of […]

Archbold School Board Hires Two New Teachers

The Archbold Area School Board approved several personnel actions at its Monday, June 16 meeting, including the hiring of two new teachers for the 2014-15 school year. A one-year contract was approved for Dana Hilfinger. She will teach English and social studies. A 2009 Anthony Wayne High School graduate, she graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2013 with a […]

Man Sentenced

A Toledo man was sentenced Wednesday, June 11, in Fulton County Common Pleas Court: Ronald Vanhoy II, 34; previously pled guilty to nonsupport of dependents; between June 1 and Nov. 30, 2008, failed to provide support for his child, causing a delinquency for that time period of $1,279.20: currently owes more than $15,000 in child support arrearages; sentenced to eight […]

Former County Employee Indicted On Theft In Office Charge

Fred L. Allen, 61, Wauseon, a former employee of the Fulton County Auditor office, has been indicted on charges of theft in office and tampering with records. A press release from Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, states Allen was indicted, “on one count of theft in office, and one count, tampering with records. “On or about January 12, 2012 […]


Oozeball, volleyball played in mud, was a popular activity at the Black Swamp Benefit, Saturday, June 21. Top: Tanner Hostetler, Pettisville, looks on while Taylor Rabel, a friend from Trine University (Angola, Ind.) falls into the mud after returning a volley. Right: Tim Kauffman, Bridgeville, Pa., goes up to block a shot.– photos by David Pugh

Driver Sneezes, Car Crashes

A driver’s sneeze may have caused a single-vehicle crash, a Fulton County Sheriff Department report states. The report states Clarissa M. Abbott, 52, rural Wauseon, was driving a vehicle north on Co. Rd. 18 at 1:02 pm, Tuesday, June 10, “and the driver sneezed and lost her glasses.” Abbott’s vehicle went off the left side of the road. The report […]

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Honor Students

Breeanne Gobrogge, Ridgeville Corners, was named to the dean’s list for the 2014 spring semester at Bowling Green State University: Students must earn at least a 3.5 gpa to qualify. Erin Lantz, Archbold, was named to the dean’s list for the 2014 spring semester at Anderson (Ind.) University. Students must earn at least a 3.5 gpa to qualify. Ryan King, […]

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