2015-03-25

PHS Graduate In Line To Become Air Force General




Jeffrey Kruse is about to take a big step. The Pettisville native and 1986 PHS graduate is in line to become a brigadier general in the United States Air Force. Currently he holds the rank of colonel, something relatively few men and women achieve. “The Air Force runs a series of promotion boards for various ranks,” he said. “Last August […]

Beck Insurance Reports Garbage Problem



Police are investigating a case of unwanted trash placed in a local firm’s container. A representative of Beck Insurance reported to police on Monday, March 16, that they found items “that were not used by the business” in the company garbage container. On Thursday, more trash that did not belong to the business was observed. The firm provided photos of […]

Defiance, Wayne Trace Head To Final Four



Defiance (25-2) won the Division II regional boys basketball championship at Bowling Green State University with a 58-33 win over Parma Heights Holy Name (17-10), Saturday, March 21. The Bulldogs, ranked fifth, play tenth-ranked Dayton Dunbar (22-5) in a state semifinal, Friday, March 27, 2 p.m., in Columbus. Eighth-ranked Cleveland Central Catholic (23-4) plays Columbus Walnut Ridge (21- 5) in […]

School Board Hears About New Wind Turbine Website



Archbold school board members learned the district has a new website offering information about the school wind turbine. Aaron Rex, superintendent, told the board during its Monday, March 16 meeting, the new website incorporates a live camera that overlooks the turbine. There are also graphic displays for temperature, wind speed and direction, the position the turbine nacelle is facing, generator […]

Police Respond With Guns Drawn To Alleged Robbery At Rupp Furniture, March 17



Archbold police followed proper procedure when they responded to a robbery call with guns drawn, said Joe Wyse, Archbold police chief. Even though the call turned out to be a hoax, officers were correct to have their guns out of their holsters, he said. Officers were called to Rupp Furniture at about 5:15 pm, Tuesday, March 17, on a report […]

Keith Clyde Anderson



Keith Clyde Anderson, 75, of Pettisville, passed away March 21, 2015, at the University of Toledo Medical Center after a short battle with leukemia. Keith was born in Marion, Ohio, on Nov. 9, 1939, to Kenyon and Willelah Anderson. He was a graduate of the University of Toledo and received his master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. A longtime resident […]

Go Birds!



The Pettisville student body cheers on the girls basketball team in the Division IV regional girls basketball semifinal with Fostoria St. Wendelin, Thursday, March 12. Some students dressed in stripes; some members of the boys basketball team, bottom left, showed their support by wearing old PHS cheerleader uniforms.– photo by Mary Huber

Concern Expressed About Keeping Young People Here



There is a “mass exodus” of young people from Northwest Ohio. They are leaving their hometowns and moving to metropolitan areas and universities. That’s what Matt Gilroy, executive director of the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation, told Archbold Village Council during its Monday, March 16 meeting. Gilroy discussed several topics, but retaining and bringing back young people was the one […]

Archbold Man Allegedly Steals From Elderly Woman



Keith A. Pedigo, 27, rural Archbold, has been indicted by a Williams County Grand Jury for allegedly bilking an elderly woman out of thousands from her social security checks. Williams County offi- cials first discovered the situation about three weeks ago, when Steve Towns, Williams County Sheriff, went with real estate appraisers to a home that was being foreclosed upon. […]

Lyons Man Sentenced



James Barber, Fulton County Common Pleas Court judge, sentenced a Lyons man on a drug-related charge, Tuesday, March 17: •Brandon Clark, 23; indicted Jan. 12 on one count, illegal cultivation of marijuana; pled guilty to one count, attempted illegal cultivation of marijuana; between May and Aug. 15, 2014, attempted to grow marijuana; sentenced to one year probation; ordered to pay […]


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