2014-09-24

Park Board Discusses Repairs At Meeting



Repairs to buildings and equipment were some of the topics at the Saturday, Sept. 20 meeting of Archbold Park Board. Jennifer Kidder, director of Archbold Parks & Recreation, told the board the slide at the Archbold Swimming Pool needs resurfacing, at a cost of about $30,000. The current slide surface has reached the point where it will begin to damage […]

Western Dist. Court News



(Note: In the listing of traffic offenses, the first number is actual speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, costs.) Christy J. Klingelsmith, Wauseon, failed to yield, N. Shoop Ave., Wauseon, $102, $88. Jeffrey Lee Nofziger, rural Wauseon, failed to yield at stop sign, Co. Rd. 16 at US20A, $102 $88. Travis G. […]

Pettisville Golf Falls To Edon, Stryker



The Pettisville golf team had two regular-season matches and the Buckeye Border Conference tournament last week. Stryker 164, PHS 236 The Birds traveled to Stryker, Monday, Sept. 15, where the Panthers prevailed 164-236. Evan King was low man for PHS, shooting a 50. Matt Krill shot a 54, while Hannah Meller had a 65 and Andrew Canada, a 67. Stryker’s […]

Cameron Thatcher Qualifies For World Jr. Diving Championships



Cameron Thatcher, 16, grandson of Maryann Thatcher, Archbold, qualified for the 2014 World Junior Diving Champpionships in Penza, Russia. He and his synchronized diving partner, Jordan Windle, Morrisville, N.C., qualified by winning the USA Diving 3-Meter Synchro National Championship at the USA Diving Junior National Championships at the University of Tennessee in early August. They finished fifth at the World […]

Motorcycle Rider Treated, Released



Jeremiah James Bowers, 31, rural Defiance, was treated and released at the Fulton County Health Center after he crashed while riding a motorcycle on Co. Rd. 24 about 7:10 am, Monday, Sept. 15, a Fulton County Sheriff Department report said. Bowers was riding his motorcycle south on Co. Rd. 24 about three-tenths of a mile north of Co. Rd. B, […]

PHS Soccer Wins Twice, Raises Record To 4-5-3



The Pettisville boys soccer team won twice and tied one game to raise its record to 4- 5-3. The Birds opened the week with a 1-1 tie with Swanton, Monday, Sept. 15, at home. Jakob Waidelich scored Pettisville’s only goal. The Birds had eight shots on goal to the Bulldogs’ four. PHS hosted Liberty Center, Thursday, Sept. 18. Josh Liechty […]

New Dictionaries



Members of the Archbold Rotary Club were at Archbold Elementary School, Thursday, Sept. 18, to donate dictionaries to each member of the third grade class, a tradition the group has carried on for several years. Top: Nancy Hogrefe, a Rotarian, helps Hannah Warren look up a word. Bottom: Wyat Ripke left, and Alayna Perez look over their new dictionaries.– photo […]

Thursday Crash



A sport-utility vehicle driven by Luke J. Merillat, 22, with passengers Stephanie Diane Merillat, 24, and Mark Merillat, 1, all of Archbold, collided on Stryker Street with a semi driven by Michael Anthony Baldwin, 45, Battle Creek, Mich., about 4:27 pm, Thursday, Sept. 18. The crash occurred west of the Franklin Street intersection. There were no injuries. Luke Merillat was […]

Norfolk Southern Needs To Respect Communities



A Norfolk Southern train blocked the Defiance Street crossing for nearly 18 hours, Sunday, Sept. 21, an action that feels like an arrogant disregard for our community. It’s as if NS said to Archbold, “We don’t care about you, and to prove it, we’re going to park this train so it blocks your main street, then walk away and leave […]

Couple Celebrates 40th Anniversary



Phil and Deb Grieser, Archbold, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. Phil Grieser and Deb Short were married Sept. 28, 1974, at Archbold Evangelical Church by Charles Zimmerman. They had three children: the late Justin Grieser; Craig Grieser, Archbold; and Alena Grieser, Grand Rapids, Mich. They have four grandchildren. They are celebrating the occasion with a trip to Tennessee.


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