Rushing The Field

Boys, girls, and coaches in the Archbold Parks and Recreation flag football program got to run out on the football field with the AHS football team prior to its NWOAL game with Liberty Center, Friday, Oct. 16. About 100 youths participate in the program. Top left: Cahle Roth, Taygen Hobbs, Steven Diller, Ben Gomez (blue jacket), Isaac Meyer, Gage Dalton […]

Primitivo “Max” Rocha

Primitivo “Max” Rocha, Archbold, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, peacefully in the Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold, at the age of 84. Max was born June 10, 1931, in Realitos, Texas, and was the son of Juan and Herlinda (Rodriguez) Rocha. Max married Socorro Montoya Jimenez in 1974. They lived in Archbold until they moved to their winter home in […]

LC, Wauseon Win NWOAL Cross Country Titles

Liberty Center won its second straight Northwest Ohio Athletic League girls cross country title and seventh out of the last eight years, Saturday, Oct. 17, at Patrick Henry. The Tigers finished first, second, third, seventh, and eighth to total a team-low 21 points, far outpacing Wauseon, which finished second with 62. Bryan was third with 91. Archbold also finished with […]


Pettisville Girls Second At District; Riley, Garrow Advance Individually

The Pettisville girls soccer team finished second at the Div. III district cross country meet, Saturday, Oct. 24, at Napoleon. Nichole Foor was the first Bird into the chute, finishing second in 19:25. Rounding out the first five finishers for Pettisville: Alexa Leppelmeier was fifth in 19:50; Elizabeth Sauder was seventh in 20:02; Elizabeth Miller was 31st in 22:19; and […]

Judge Denies Accused Murderer’s Request To Attend Mother’s Funeral

James Barber, Fulton County Common Pleas Court judge, has denied a request to allow a man charged with murder to attend the funeral of his mother. Chris Dreyer, the Swant on-based attorney defending accused murderer Romauldo Cordoba, Jr., 38, Archbold, filed a motion in Fulton County Common Pleas Court, asking the court to grant a furlough to Cordoba to attend […]

Richard D. Riegsecker

Richard D. Riegsecker, age 73 years, of Ridgeville Corners, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday evening, Oct. 13, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee. He was born Oct. 20, 1941, near Fayette, the son of Theophilus and Dorothy (Mack) Riegsecker. He married Loraine Fay Friesen on Aug. 24, 1962. A 1959 graduate of Fayette High School, he worked […]

Streaks Beat Wauseon To End Regular Season

Archbold finished the regular season with a 25-21, 25-22, 25-21 Northwest Ohio Athletic League volleyball victory over Wauseon, Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Thunderdome. “It was a great team effort tonight by the Streaks,” said Jill Holdgreve, AHS head coach. “We’ve been working hard to correct our errors and tonight, we controlled our game. “Smart plays and communication by the […]


Archbold 1, Genoa 0

Archbold (11-4-2) defeated Genoa (5-7-3) 1-0, Saturday, Oct. 24, to win a Div. III girls soccer sectional championship at Archbold. The Streaks play Woodmore (16-1-1) in a district semifinal, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7 pm, at Genoa. Woodmore beat Delta 4-0 in their sectional final. In the other district semifinal, Swanton (14-3-0)  meets Eastwood (13-3-2). The Bulldogs beat Cardinal Stritch 5-1, […]

Klopfenstein Indicted For Attempted Murder

The Fulton County Grand Jury indicted Preston Alan Klopfenstein, 20, Archbold, on two counts of attempted murder, Monday, Oct. 19. Archbold police were called to the Klopfenstein home at 2:37 pm, Wednesday, Sept. 23, where they found he had allegedly injured his mother, Holly B. Klopfenstein, with a steak knife. The original police report indicated Holly Klopfenstein suffered “a severe […]

Thelma S. Fry

Thelma S. Fry passed away on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, at Anna’s House at Hillside Country Living in Bryan. She was born April 9, 1934, to Henry and Nora (Short) Stamm in Archbold. She was the salutatorian of the 1952 West Unity High School graduating class. After graduation, she worked at the West Unity Bank as a teller and a […]

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