Man Shoots Self During Standoff With Police

As of Tuesday morning, an Archbold man lies in critical condition in Toledo Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound he apparently inflicted upon himself around 2:30 pm, Friday, April 17. He fired four shots from his gun– at least one into himself– after police introduced CS gas, commonly known as tear gas, into his home in an effort to get […]

Fulton County Court News

Common Pleas Court Moses Williamson, Delta, plaintiff vs Michele Blevins, Delta, defendant. Other civil. Robyn Strawinski, Delta, plaintiff vs Joyce McJilton, Wauseon, defendant. Other civil. Capital One Bank, Columbus, plaintiff vs Julie Bostelman, Wauseon, defendant. Other civil. Martin Cortez, Sr., Swanton vs Kimberly Ward, Huntington, Ind., obligor. URESA. Brittany Crow, Wauseon vs Maurice Mike, Jeffersonville, Ind., obligor. URESA. Marriage License […]

Bad Things Happen In A Good Town, But It Remains A Good Town

The events of Friday, April 17, were a shock to Archbold. A young man with a gun chose to harm himself, rather than accept the help that was offered him. The sight of police officers in tactical entry gear crowded around his home, word of neighboring homes evacuated and streets blocked off, of tear gas being used in Archbold, certainly […]

Man Killed In Wauseon Shooting; Police Seek Archbold Man

A Wauseon Police officer said Sunday afternoon WPD is still searching for Romualdo M. Cordoba, Jr., 38, of Archbold and rural Fulton County. Cordoba is wanted in connection with an early Saturday morning, April 25 shooting in Wauseon that left a man dead. Joshua S. McJilton, 27, Oceanside, Calif., formerly of Wauseon, was pronounced dead at the Fulton County Health Center after the incident. A […]

Juvenile Court Charges Filed In Sexting Case

Michael Bumb, Fulton County Juvenile Court Judge, announced in a press release yesterday, Tuesday, that charges have been filed against five juveniles in connection with the investigation of sexting at Archbold schools. Two boys, Lukas Rufenacht and Garrett Grime, both 17 years old, Archbold residents, and AHS juniors, have been charged with juvenile delinquency by way of crimes, that, if […]

Accidents Reported To Sheriff Department

Several local accidents were on file with the Fulton County Sheriff Department last week. •Friday, April 10, 8:35 pm: A minivan, driven by Lester C. Gruetter, 79, Oregon, was traveling north on Co. Rd. 20 with passenger Nancy Lee Schmidt, 76, Morenci, Mich., when the van struck a deer about two-tenths of a mile north of Co. Rd. L-M. Gruetter […]

Earth Day: Look At The Progress

Today is the 45th anniversary of the creation of Earth Day, the annual event that celebrates, commemorates, and urges action on things environmental. Those who remember 1970 recall that at the time, pollution, most notably from automobiles, was fouling the air. The Cuyahoga River, or more correctly, an oil and chemical slick on the river, caught fire in June 1969. […]

Archbold, Wauseon, Fayette Battle House Fire

Firefighters from Archbold, Fayette, and Wauseon were on the scene of a house fire at 20122 St. Rt. 2 early Sunday afternoon. Fulton County sheriff dispatchers called out the Archbold Fire Department at 12:29 pm on what was originally described as a smoke investigation. Calls for a response from Wauseon Fire Department and tanker support from the Fayette Fire Department […]

Virus Attacks Archbold School Website

It was a virus, and not a dedicated team of computer hackers, that attacked the Archbold Area School District website, Thursday, April 16. That’s what Aaron Rex, superintendent, said Friday, April 17. The virus posted a message connected to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The Islamic terrorist group has made news by beheading Americans, Europeans, and Japanese, and […]

Decline To Press Charges

A representative of the Archbold Circle K reported thefts that occurred between 1 and 3 am, Wednesday and Thursday, April 8-9. Total value of the items taken was about $18. The company declined to press charges.

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