Village Cash Reserves Dwindle Since 2006

Changes in the state of Ohio tax code has left the village of Archbold drawing against cash reserves since 2006, creating the need to look at additional taxes. That’s part of the news that came from the Archbold Village Council meeting, Monday, Jan. 5. Council approved appropriations for 2015. During that discussion, it was stated that the appropriations showed the […]

Bitten By Dog

A dog bite case that occurred on Christmas Eve has been referred to Brian Banister, Fulton County dog warden. Police were called about 9 am, Wednesday, Dec. 24, after Kristin J. Shields, 36, Archbold, told officers she was running in the 100 block of West Barre Road when a dog, identified as a white German shepherd, ran up and bit […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005 Speaking at the Monday noon luncheon of the Chamber of Commerce, Jim Wyse, village mayor, said sidewalks in the historic district will feature a color border with a stamped brick pattern in the downtown rebuild plan. He also showed a drawing of the new streetlights that will be replaced from the Norfolk Southern […]

Nafziger Listening, Learning As New Fairlawn Haven CEO

Brent Nafziger, the new chief executive officer of the Fairlawn Haven Retirement Community, started his job Monday morning, Jan. 5. Nanette Buehrer, dev elopment and community services director at Fairlawn, said Nafziger is “doing all the things a new employee does on their first day of work.” Buehrer said Nafziger met with Fairlawn department heads Monday morning, giving a brief […]

Tools Stolen

Tools valued at $1,473 were stolen from a vehicle parked behind E&S Auto & Tire, an Archbold police report states. Officers noted the tools were stolen from an unlocked vehicle. The theft occurred sometime between 5:30 pm, Friday, Dec. 19, and 9 am, Tuesday, Dec. 23. Taken were a tool kit valued at $450, a cordless impact tool valued at […]

Letter To The Editor

Archbold has been my hometown 86 of my 89 years. I have seen many changes during these years. I was about 12 years old when I watched downtown buildings burn down, including our fire department, and watched as they were rebuilt. I saw downtown flood and rowboats going down main street. We boys waded through about three feet of water. […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson, worship leader; worship team, offertory. Message, “Praying With People,” Roger Johnson. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: chimes, prelude, offertory; Pat King, worship leader; Maddy Roth, Judy Doehrmann, Advent candle lighters; music by Bluegrass Band; Kathy King, childrens lesson. Message, “Your Saving Mystery Revealed,” Steve Heatwole. Zion Mennonite Sunday: MYF, prelude, offering; Abby & Alex Short, Bill Beck, […]

Archbold Fire Log

Dec. 26 3:02 pm: Structure fire, 1226 St. Rt. 108, mutual aid for Wauseon Fire Department. Dec. 29 10:12 am: Structure fire, Dairy Queen, 1498 N. Shoop Ave., Wauseon, assist Wauseon Fire Department.

Architect Hired To Design Red Cross Demolition Specs

The sale of the Red Cross Drug store building to the Archbold Community Improvement Corporation has been finalized. Vaughn Bentz, Archbold councilman, asked about the purchase during the Monday, Jan. 5 council meeting. Dennis Howell, village administrator, told council the closing on the purchase was on Dec. 24, 2014. Jim Frey, who is closing out the inventory, must be out […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Dec. 28: Megan & Matt Cordes, Napoleon, girl.

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