Freeman Arrested Second Time On West Virginia Murder Charge

Charles Steven Freeman, 52, Archbold, was arrested at his residence in the Fairlawn Apartments on a murder charge stemming from the 1999 disappearance of two women. APD received a call from West Virginia authorities on Wednesday, July 16, that there was “a full extradition warrant for a person living” at the apartments. “Upon confirming receipt of the warrant, (another offi […]

Michael D. Erbskorn

Michael D. Erbskorn, age 60, of Willoughby Hills, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Erieside Church on the Boulevard, 221 E. 320th St., Willowick, OH 44095. Pastor Larry Pozza will officiate. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Annette (Nafziger) Erbskorn; children, Brian (Wendy) Erbskorn of Euclid, Jill Waltermire […]

Five Archbold Residents Among Those Indicted

Five Archbold residents were among the 15 people indicted by the Fulton County Grand Jury. Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said in a press release the grand jury met Monday, July 21, and handed down indictments charging individuals with crimes ranging from sexual in nature to theft- and drug-related. Those with Archbold addresses indicted: •Brendon A. Manz, 18; indicted […]

Turnpike Traffic Down At Archbold Exit 25

The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission said 353,000 vehicles passed through Exit 25, the Archbold Fayette exit, during 2013. That continues a trend that has been in place since traffic peaked at the interchange in 2006, when 462,000 vehicles went through. The number of vehicles passing through the Exit 25 tollgates has dropped steadily for nine years, according to information […]

Incident Referred To Prosecutor

An incident that occurred in Archbold about 4:15 pm, Sunday, July 13, in the 100 block of Garden Drive has been referred to the Fulton County prosecutor office. The complainant told police someone was on his property attempting to trade some items. The complainant said the person “came after” him-her with one of the items. Police found the suspect, who […]

AHS Fall Sports To Start Practices

Fall sports start next week at Archbold High School. Athletes need a physical on file in the athletic office before being allowed to practice. Varsity Football Practices begin Friday, Aug. 1, 3-7:30 pm at the high school for all football candidates grades 9-12. Questions: contact Bryan Miller, coach. Volleyball (9-12) Practice begins Friday, Aug. 1, 3-6 pm at the high […]

Archbold School Board Okays Personnel Actions

The Archbold School Board approved rescinding a contract previously awarded to Josh Johnson as the seventh grade girls basketball coach at its Monday, July 21 meeting. In response to a question from Phil Nofziger, board member, Aaron Rex, superintendent, said Johnson asked to be relieved from the post, saying he didn’t have the time to take on the job. Rex […]

Phone Scam Fails

When telephone scammers tried to victimize Sue Segrist, 57, Archbold, they failed. Segrist told police on Thursday, July 17, she had received calls from “Card Services” regarding her credit card. When she returned their calls, they attempted to sell her services. She called her credit card company and was told it was a scam. Segrist did not suffer a monetary […]


The camera captured Haylee Valle, 8, Archbold, in mid-air after she launched herself off the high dive at the Archbold Swimming Pool, Monday, July 21. The high dive is always a popular attraction at the pool.– photo by David Pugh

All Smiles

Four-year-old Baylee Tietje, Pettisville, was all smiles while she was cooling off at the Archbold Swimming Pool, Monday, July 21.– photo by David Pugh