Wyse, Ruffer To Marry Nov. 15

Russ and Sandy Wyse, Keith Sigg, Sue Ruffer, and the late Derrick Ruffer, all of Archbold, announce the upcoming wedding of their children, Bridget Wyse and Cody Ruffer. The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Archbold High School. She graduated from Bluffton University in May 2013 with a degree as an intervention specialist, with an endorsement in pre-school intervention. She […]

Council Talks About Baseball Diamonds

Additional baseball diamonds for Memorial Park were a topic of conversation at the Monday, Nov. 3, Archbold Village Council meeting. Plans call for four additional baseball and-or softball diamonds to be added to Memorial Park, west of the present four-diamond complex. A cost estimate was prepared several years ago for the addition, but the project was stalled by the recession. […]

Patterson Plays Kris Kringle In ACT Production Of “Miracle On 34th Street”

Jeff Patterson, Archbold, plays the role of the central character, Kris Kringle, in the Archbold Community Theatre production of “Miracle On 34th Street.” Internet research indicates the play is based on the 1947 motion picture that has become a Christmas tradition. The movie was based on a story by Valentine Davies, a writer, producer and director. The film won Academy […]

Clyde’s Way Repaving Done In A Week

Clyde’s Way was repaved from West Barre Road-Co. Rd. C to the East Lutz Road- Co. Rd. 22-Co. Rd. D intersection in a week, said Bob Seaman, Archbold village engineer. The road was closed Monday, Oct. 20, and reopened to traffic five days later, on Friday Oct. 24. Seaman said the weather was favorable and there were no unexpected problems […]

Sauder Village Receives Award, Adds Campsites

Sauder Village has received an award for its renovations at the village grist mill, and is building additional campsites. The village was honored by the Ohio Local History Alliance with the OLHA History Outreach Award for the grist mill project and the new grain exhibit, “Grain: From Field to Flour.” The exhibit opened this season. Kris Jemmott, director of historic […]


Robert L. Rohrs, rural Ridgeville Corners, plows a field at his Freedom Township farm in Henry County. Farmers have been busy harvesting corn and soybeans and getting their fields ready for winter.– photo by Deb Lecklider

Visits Archbold

John Kasich, Ohio governor, was in Archbold for a campaign stop. Wednesday, Oct. 29.- photo by David Pugh

Village Council Hires Part-Time Police Officer

Archbold Village Council approved hiring Christopher A. Blosser as a part-time police officer at its Monday, Nov. 3 meeting. Jeff Fryman, chairman of the police and fire committee, said an APD officer will take Family Medical Leave Act time off in December. Also, Fryman said when Martin Schmidt, police chief, retires effective Nov. 29, and Joe Wyse, current APD patrolman, […]

Brent Nafziger Named New Fairlawn CEO

Brent Nafziger, executive director of two retirement campuses in Souderton, Pa., has been selected to become the chief executive officer of the Fairlawn Haven Retirement Community. The Fairlawn Board of Trustees selected Nafziger for the job in July, but did not announce his identity until Monday, Nov. 3. He takes over at Fairlawn Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Nafziger, a licensed […]

Farmers Make Significant Harvest Progress

Fulton County farmers have made significant progress with their harvests, Eric Richer, Fulton County agricultural extension agent, said Monday. “I would say we’re within 5% to 10% of being done with soybeans after tonight,” Richer said. “A lot of individuals are done with soybeans, although there is still a small percentage of soybeans out there. “Corn is a little bit […]

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