Storm Dumps 14 Inches Of Snow On Archbold

The official total of the snowstorm that hit Archbold, Sunday, Feb. 1, is 14 inches, according to the Archbold Wastewater Treatment Plant. Workers at the plant check the weather instruments at about 8 am each morning. Whatever precipitation accumulated is credited to the previous day. At 8 am, Sunday morning, Feb. 1, two inches of snow had accumulated, and was […]

Vehicle Crashes

Several reports of vehicle crashes in the area were filed by the Fulton County Sheriff Department and Ohio State Highway Patrol. •Tuesday, Jan. 20, 8:30 pm: OSHP report: A minivan, driven by Jeffrey L. Merillat, 50, rural Fayette, was traveling north on St. Rt. 66 when it collided with a deer about a tenth of a mile south of Co. […]

Birds Beat Bombers, Fall To LC Tigers

Pettisville raised its Buckeye Border Conference record to 5-1 with a 68-27 boys basketball win at Edon, Friday, Jan. 30. The Birds were back on the road, Saturday, Jan. 31, to Liberty Center, and came home with a 61-55 loss. PHS is 7-8 overall. PHS 68, Edon 27 The Birds jumped out to a 19-6 first-quarter lead and never looked […]

Making A Difference In People’s Lives

New Fairlawn Administrator

Brent Nafziger, new chief executive officer at Fairlawn Haven Retirement Community, didn’t start out to be the head of a long-term care facility. “My father did this work for years,” he said. “I used to tell my dad when he came home from work, ‘are you really working?’ “My impression of work as a little kid was the father goes […]


Mildred I. Durbin, 90, Archbold, died Feb. 2, 2015. Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold.

BBC Names Scholar Athletes

The Buckeye Border Conference has named winter scholar athletes from its member schools. To qualify, students must be juniors or seniors, be a varsity letterwinner during the season of recognition, and have a minimum of a 3.25 accumulative gpa. Pettisville Ben Graber, Eli King, Josh Liechty, Noah Miller, Clay Waidelich, Matt Krill, Evan King, Stuart Yoder, boys basketball; Mikala Avina, […]

APD Joins MAN Unit

The Archbold Police Department will become a member of the Multi-Area Narcotics Task Force, commonly known as the MAN Unit. Archbold Village Council approved the action at its Monday, Feb. 2, meeting. Jeff Fryman, chairman of the police and fire committee and council president, said the decision to join the MAN Unit was prompted by discovery of clandestine methamphetamine labs […]

Police Receive Suspicious Activity Reports

Witnesses report seeing an unknown person taking tools from a storage shed at Colony Meadows between 9:30-9:50 am, Saturday, Jan. 24, an Archbold police report said. The report said an unknown suspect drove up to a vacated mobile home that had been turned over to the park owners. The suspect reportedly took miscellaneous tools from the shed and left. The […]

Wyse Named Individual Academic All-Ohio

Levi Wyse, an AHS senior, was recently named to the 2014 Individual Academic All-Ohio Football Team by the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association. He was one of 113 players in the state to receive the award, and the only AHS player to individually receive the award. Nominated by the coaches, a player must carry at least a 3.6 gpa […]

Mayor, Council Members, Trustees, Fiscal Officers To Be Elected In Nov.

The village of Archbold will have a new mayor in 2016, and three members of Archbold Village Council will be up for reelection in the fall, according to the Fulton County Board of Elections. Jim Wyse, who is finishing a third term as Archbold mayor, has announced he will not seek reelection. On council, the seats of Kevin Eicher, Kevin […]