Vern L. Ruffer

Vern L. Ruffer, age 94, of Archbold, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. Prior to his retirement he had been a farmer, a carpenter, and worked road construction. Vern was born near Archbold on Nov. 2, 1919, the son of Amiel and Mary Martha (Kohl) Ruffer. On June 6, 1942, he married […]

Harassment Reported

Tyler James Shellenbarger, 21, Archbold, filed a report of harassment with Archbold police on Friday, Aug. 29. Shellenbarger told officers the suspect had been sending harassing text messages about a civil matter. He also alleged the suspect had tried to run over him while he was riding his bicycle. Officers noted in the report that they spoke to the suspect, […]

We Saw You At The Fulton County Fair!

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson, worship leader; Kim Rosales and worship team, offertory. Message, “Exodus: Living in Relationship with God-Lesson 1-Manna,” Jesse Kahler. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Jen Cobb, prelude, offertory; Andrew Spotts, worship leader; Karen Wyse, chorister. Message, “Good News for All,” Steve Heatwole. Zion Mennonite Sunday: Jim Sauder, prelude, interlude, offering; Joyce Yoder, song leader; Tom Stuckey, worship leader; […]

Council Okays $30,000 Study

Examines Economic Impact Of Rerouting St. Rt. 66 To Co. Rd. 24

Archbold Village Council approved spending $29,960 for a study to examine the economic impact of moving St. Rt. 66 to Co. Rd. 24. The action came at its Monday, Sept. 8 meeting. Council voted to sign a contract with the Bowling Green State University Center for Regional Development to conduct the study. Officials from the CRD met with council in […]

Arrest One On Domestic Violence Charge

Anthony L. Grieser, 24, 235 Westfield Dr., faces charges of domestic violence and aggravated menacing following a Wednesday, Sept. 3 incident at his residence. The Archbold police report said at 10:53 pm, officers were dispatched to the residence on a report of a fight in progress. Officers stated in the report that Fulton County sheriff dispatchers told them they “were […]

Delta Mauls Streaks In League Opener

Delta set the tone early at Archbold, Friday, Sept. 5, for their Northwest Ohio Athletic League season opener. The Panthers took the opening kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown on their way to a 42-7 win over the Blue and Gold. “Delta is big and strong, and they have studs on the line,” said Bryan Miller, AHS head coach. “We […]


Bereavement Hope for Tomorrow bereavement support group, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m., Community Health Professionals, 230 Westfield Drive. Helping Other Parents Experiencing Grief group, Monday, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m., meeting room, Fulton County Health Center, S. Shoop Ave., Wauseon. OPERS Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1:30 p.m., Fulton County Senior Center, 240 Clinton St., Wauseon. Parkinson Support […]

Monarchs And More

The Fulton County Soil & Water Conservation District hosted the fifth Monarchs & More Family Fun Day, Sunday, Sept. 7, on land owned by Ed and Carol Nofziger on land north of Pettisville on St. Rt. 2. Upper left: Estella Martin, 6, Archbold, holds a leech. Upper right: Samantha Aeschliman, 12, Pete Rupp, 10, and Aaron Rupp 12, from left, […]

Crime Stopper

Fulton County Crime Stopper is seeking help to solve a burglary at a home in the 4000 block of Co. Rd. L, rural Swanton. Between 8:15 am and 7 pm, Monday, Aug. 11, a locked residence was entered. Taken were two diamond rings, a high school class ring, diamond earrings, an amethyst and diamond ring, a charm bracelet, gold necklaces, […]