Karlin Wyse Named 2014 Citizen Of Year

Karlin Wyse, 68, was at home Tuesday night, Sept. 23, when Pat Wyse, president of the Archbold Lions Club, came to his door. “He said, ‘Karlin, we had our meeting last night, and you were selected as our Citizen of the Year,’” Karlin said. “I was shocked. (I) felt honored, and humbled.” Humble is a good word to describe the […]

Archbold EMS Log

Sept. 11 8:46 pm: Medical, 2000 block Co. Rd. 13, assist Wauseon Rescue, cancelled. Sept. 12 9:27 pm: 500 block Fairview Ct., medical alarm, accidental trip. Sept. 13 3:51 pm: 200 block Wilson St., injury, transported to Fulton County Health Center. 5:35 pm: 500 block Vine St., allergic reaction to bee sting, transported to FCHC. Sept. 15 7:21 am: Accident, […]

Secrecy Casts Doubt On Fulton County Fair Attendance Figures

The Fulton County Fair is a great county fair… we think it’s the best around. Nothing changes that. But when the Fair Board says fair attendance is 291,323 over seven days, is that an actual, real, takeit to-the-bank number? Or is it, like representatives of Defiance, Henry, and Williams county fairs are willing to say, an estimate? And if it’s […]

“Aladdin, Jr.” Features Fine Performances

If you were thinking about taking the kids to see the Archbold Community Theatre childrens production of “Aladdin, Jr.,” go ahead. Even if they’re too young to fully understand the story, the singing, dancing, and mere color on stage will probably be enough to keep their attention. And don’t be surprised if you get a chuckle or two out of […]

Scooter Case In Negotiations

Mark Hagans, Archbold village solicitor, said Monday negotiations are underway in the case against Mark A. Miller, 54, Archbold. Miller is charged with riding a mobility scooter capable of speeds of more than 8 miles per hour on public sidewalks in Archbold. His scooter, advertised as the fastest offered for sale in the U.S., is capable of traveling at 18 […]

Rural Archbold Woman Charged With 14 Animal Cruelty Counts

Mary Chase, 64, rural Archbold, faces 14 counts of animal cruelty after a total of 50 cats were taken from two residences. Brian Banister, Fulton County dog warden, said he was originally notified of the case by the Fulton County Health Department. Banister, along with a health department representative and a representative of the Wauseon Building, Housing, and Zoning Department, […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004 The next step in the Sauder Village walk through time will be a recreation of the first pioneer settlement in German Township. Just as Natives and Newcomers tells the story of Northwest Ohio between 1803 through 1834, the pioneer settlement picks up the story and carries it through 1859, just prior to the […]

Lawrence (Larry) R. Christy

Lawrence (Larry) R. Christy, age 67, of rural Stryker, passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 1, 2014, at Regency Hospital in Sylvania.  For 40 years he had been the Sports Director for WMTR Radio in Northwest Ohio. Larry was born in Wauseon on July 31, 1947, the son of Mike and Barbara (Lawrence) Christy.  On Dec. 17, 1977, he married Becky […]

1975 Freedom Train Visit To Archbold Brought 50,000 To Village

Joan Smith Attends 2014 Freedom Train Reunion

Over a three-day period during the summer of 1975, an event occurred in Archbold that many remember with great fondness. People came to Archbold from throughout the tristate area to stand in line for as many as six hours, in the heat and rain. Some estimates say as many as 50,000 visited Archbold, June 13-14-15, 1975. The American Freedom Train […]

Phone Harassment Reported To APD

Archbold police issued Mary C. Chase, 64, rural Archbold, a summons to appear in Western District Court on a charge of telecommunications harassment on Thursday, Sept. 25. Chase also faces 14 charges of animal cruelty. The charges are detailed in another article. Robert W. Chase, 94, Fairlawn Apartments, Mary’s father, filed a complaint with police on Sept. 24, saying his […]