Bagrowski Makes Case For R.O.C.K.S.

Michelle Bagrowski, curriculum director for the Archbold Area School District, talked about the benefits of R.O.C.K.S. at the Monday, Feb. 25, school board meeting. R.O.C.K.S. stands for Recreation, Opportunity, Community, Knowledge, and Success. It is a before- and after-school program for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. The program is targeted toward students who have a difficult time in school, whether […]

Shipping Container, Chassis Missing

A 53-foot, roughly 10,000- pound shipping container has been reported missing to the Archbold Police Department. A representative of Reliable Transportation Specialist, Hilliard, told police on Wednesday, March 4, the blue container and a trailer chassis, that allows the container to be pulled by a semi tractor, were missing from ConAgra in Archbold. The representative said the container, described as […]

School Board Okays Supplemental Contracts

The Archbold Area School Board voted to approve 29 supplemental contracts for coaches and advisors during its Wednesday, Feb. 25 meeting. The vote was unanimous to approve the contracts, with the exception of the supplemental contract for Jack Downey. John Downey, a board member, abstained on that vote. Football: Bryan Miller, head coach; David Dominique, Todd Ranzau, Brett Cordy, Cody […]

Pettisville School Gets More Tax Money Than Anticipated

The Pettisville school board learned property tax collections were up significantly over the same period last year during its Monday, Feb. 9 meeting. The district received almost $100,000 more in the February collection than in the same period last year, said Chris Lee, treasurer. Lee said the increase was due to several reasons, including a revaluation of property for this […]

Five Injured In Four-Car Pileup

Five people were injured, and one was hospitalized, following a four-car pileup on US20A about a half-mile east of Co. Rd. 14, at 4:32 pm, Monday, March 2. The Ohio State Highway Patrol report states a pickup driven by Frank Allen Slusher, 20, Wauseon, was traveling east on the highway, and failed to maintain control. Slusher’s pickup was struck by […]

Going For Two

Archbold’s Luke Fisher eyes the basket in the first half of action at the Division III sectional semifinal between the Streaks and Delta, Friday, March 6. The senior ended his AHS career by scoring 13 points in the 72-60 loss.– photo by Mary Huber

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson, worship leader; Kim Rosales and worship team, offertory; Jason & Emily Coon, Basque Church Planting Initiative presentation. Message, “Light: Discern Truth,” Jesse Kahler. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Art & Donna Chupp, Jane Wilhelm, Laurin Waidelich, greeters; Buffy Riley, prelude, offertory, chorister; Pete King, worship leader; Linda Graber, scripture; Mark Beck, childrens time. Message by Stanley Green, […]

Advised To Cease Contact

Two persons were advised to stop contacting one another via text message, an Archbold police report states. Tori Leigh Knicley, 20, East Gardens, told police on Thursday, March 5, that she and another person had been arguing by text messaging. She told officers she had not attempted to stop communications. Knicley was told not to contact the person. An officer […]

Thatcher Wins State Diving Title, Sets Records

Cameron Thatcher, 16, son of Paul and Kristin, Powell, and grandson of Maryann Thatcher, Archbold,won the 2015 Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I state diving champ ionships, Feb. 27-28, in Canton. A junior at Olentangy Liberty High School, Thatcher finished with a score of 630.9, a state, state tournament, and pool record. He was named this year’s boys performer […]


Parkinson Support Defiance Area Parkinson’s support group, Tuesday, March 17, 2 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 1945 E. Second St., Defiance. Bereavement Hope for Tomorrow bereavement support group, Tuesday, March 17, 6:30 p.m., Community Health Professionals, 230 Westfield Drive, Archbold. Helping Other Parents Experiencing Grief group, Monday, March 16, 7:30 p.m., meeting room, Fulton County Health Center, S. Shoop Ave., Wauseon. […]