2014-10-08

Living His Dream

Hector Urbina Signs Contract To Fight For UFC


Hector Urbina’s career is different than most. Urbina, AHS ‘06, is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter who just signed a major three-fight contract with Ultimate Fighting Championships. MMA is a full-contact combat sport that allows fighters to use techniques from a wide variety of martial arts. An MMA fighter may employ or face the punches of traditional boxing, the […]

Archbold Police Log



Sept. 26 7:37 pm: Suspicious vehicle, Colony Meadows, advised subject. Sept. 27 9:56 am: Glass in food, 200 block S. Defiance St. 5:09 pm: Complaint of unlawful restraint, reported at station. Sept. 29 4 am: Civil problem, kept the peace. 2:12 pm: A car, driven by Skyler Alexander Douglas, 21, Archbold, was parking at Circle K and collided with an […]

Man Sentenced



A Wauseon man was sentenced in Fulton County Common Pleas Court, Tuesday, Sept. 30: •Samuel Sorrell, 27; previously pled guilty to aggravated trafficking in drugs; on or about Jan. 22, sold or offered to sell a drug in the vicinity of a juvenile; sentenced to 24 months in prison; ordered to pay cost of prosecution, court-appointed attorney fees, and any […]

PHS Beats Fayette, North Central



The Pettisville volleyball team sits atop the Buckeye Border Conference standings after defeating Fayette and North Central on the road last week. The Birds traveled to Fayette, Tuesday, Sept. 30, and came home with a 25-6, 25- 19, 25-6 BBC victory. They were back on the road to Pioneer to play North Central, Thursday, Oct. 2, where they won 25-10, […]

“No Confidence” In Administrators At Northwest State

Education Association Airs Complaints


About 15 members of the Northwest State Community College Education Association appeared before the college board of trustees and announced the membership had no confidence in the college administration. Speaking to the board at its Friday, Oct. 3 meeting, members of the NSCCEA, which functions as a union for teachers and support staff, asked Tom Stuckey, president, and vice presidents […]

Omar J. Gnagey



Omar J. Gnagey, age 84, of Archbold, passed away at home on Saturday evening, Oct. 4, 2014, surrounded by his family. Omar was born in Pigeon, Mich., on Oct. 21, 1929, to Elias and Amanda Gnagey. He married Velma Sauder on Oct. 13, 1951, and attended the Tedrow Mennonite Church for 63 years. Omar worked as parts manager at Rich […]

Former Apartment Manager Sentenced



Amanda Bowser, 33, Delta, was sentenced to serve five days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, with credit for two days served, after pleading guilty to charges of grand theft and forgery. In a press release, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said between Dec. 14, 2012, and June 26, 2013, Bowser was employed by Deardorf Property Management as […]

Pettisville Girls Win Second BBC Jamboree Of Season



The Pettisville girls cross country team won the first Buckeye Border Conference Jamboree of the season, Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Harrison Lake State Park. The PHS girls also won the second BBC Jamboree, Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Stryker. The PHS boys team again finished second to Fayette. Girls Pettisville 40, Hilltop 52, Stryker 77, North Central 103, Fayette 106, Edon […]

2013 AHS Volleyball Honored For Academics



The 2013 Archbold High School volleyball team has been honored for its academic achievements. The American Volleyball Coaches Association recently announced the AHS squad was one of 228 high school girls volleyball teams from across the nation recognized with the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2013-14 season. The award honors collegiate and high school teams “that displayed excellence in […]

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 […]


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