Train Blocks Defiance St. Crossing For 18 Hours

In a case of déjà vu, a Norfolk Southern train loaded with shipping containers blocked the Defiance Street crossing for almost 18 hours, Sunday, Sept. 21. The eastbound train stopped, with three cars extending over and west of the crossing, about 2 am. It remained there until about 7:45 pm Sunday night, a total of 17 hours and 45 minutes. […]

Rachel A. Lindsay

May 26, 1940-Sept. 13, 2014 Rachel Ann (Nafziger) Lindsay, 74, formerly of Maugansville, Md., died Sept. 13, 2014, at the Williamsport Nursing Home. Rachel was born May 26, 1940, in Archbold, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Earl A. Nafziger and Blanche M. (Wyse) Nafziger. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Lindsay in December […]

AHS Girls Soccer Suffers First Loss Of Season

The Archbold girls soccer team won two Northwest Ohio Athletic League matches last week to raise its league record to 3-0, but suffered its first loss of the season to stand 6-1-2 on the season. The Streaks are ranked 16th in Division III by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association in the latest weekly poll. AHS 4, Wauseon 0 The […]

Fulton County Fair Attendance Dwarfs Defiance, Henry, Williams Counties

The Fulton County Fair Board has reported total attendance figures of more than a quarter-million people, 11 out of the last 13 years. In 2013 and 2014, attendance topped 290,000. The figures dwarf numbers reported by the Defi- ance, Williams, and Henry county fairs. Denise Sutter, treasurer of the Defiance County Fair Board, said for this year’s fair, Aug. 16-23, […]

Archbold Police Arrest Two

Archbold police arrested two men last week in unrelated incidents. Matthew A. Hammon, 39, was arrested on a domestic violence charge after an incident that occurred on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 18. The report states officers were originally called to a possible suicidal subject at the home Hammon shares with Brittany J. Long, 22, in Fox Chase at 12:58 […]

AHS Boys Soccer Beats Miller City, Bluffton

The Archbold boys soccer team hosted Miller City, Monday, Sept. 15, earning a 2-1 victory. The Bluffton Pirates visited Spengler Field, Thursday, Sept. 18, with the Streaks again prevailing, 3-0. Archbold traveled to Ottoville, Saturday, Sept. 20, fighting through illness and injury to claim a 1-1 draw with the Big Green. Archbold stands 7-1-3, 0- 1-1 NWOAL on the season. […]

No-Kill Group Protests County Pit Bull Policy

County Won't Allow Pit Bull Adoptions

Fulton County No-Kill, a grass-roots group that disagrees with the Fulton County policy on pit bull dogs, will hold a candlelight vigil at the county dog pound at 7 pm, Saturday, Sept. 27. Tasha Grieser, Archbold, a certified dog trainer and dog bite prevention educator, said the event will honor not just dogs identified as pit bulls who have been […]


Raymond E. Baker, 69, Wauseon, died Sept. 16, 2014. Survivors include a son. Short Funeral Home, Archbold.

PHS Volleyball Ups Win Streak To Seven

The Pettisville volleyball team captured four matches last week and raised its win streak to seven, beating North Central, Edon, Edgerton, and Liberty Center. The Birds hosted North Central, Tuesday, Sept. 16, easily winning the Buckeye Border Conference match 25-11, 25-13, 25-12. PHS traveled to Edon, Thursday, Sept. 18, and brought home a 25-20, 25- 20, 25-17 victory to stay […]

NSCC Fires Two Custodians; Three Others Resign

Updated Information

Update:  Mentioned later in this story is information about Tom Javarinis, who was terminated by the Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees. The Northwest State Community College Education Association filed a grievance against Northwest State officials, protesting the termination. In September 2015, the two sides of the dispute reached a settlement agreement, in which Javarinis’s status was changed from […]