National Honor Society Inducts 20

Twenty students were admitted to the Archbold High School chapter of the National Honor Society in a ceremony, Sunday, Oct. 4, at the school. The newest members are, from left: Scott Holland, Cara Foor, Prudence Lane, Eliza Avers, Mackenzie Short, McKenna Towns, Madison Kohler, Joseph Richer, Sydney Cobb, Alexander Short, Levie Rufenacht, Rebekah Wyse, Hudson Childs, Darby Stevens, Isabel Krieger, […]

One Dead, Two Critical After Sunday Crash

Geraldine M. Lauber, 78, Wauseon, died as a result of injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of US20 and Co. Rd. 10-3 at 4:02 pm, Sunday, Oct. 25, said the Ohio State Highway Patrol. She was a passenger in a car driven by Jerry L. Lauber, 80, Wauseon. J. Lauber was listed in critical condition at […]


Archbold 8th Grade Volleyball Archbold defeated Evergreen 25- 19, 25-18, Wednesday, Oct. 21, to claim the NWOAL championship, ending the season with a record of 17-4. “I am very proud of the way they have learned to work together throughout the season and how much they have developed from the start of the season to the end,” said Dina Gladieux, […]

Pioneer Cabin Moved To New Site

The Pioneer Cabin, long a fixture in Archbold Ruihley Park, is waiting to be reassembled at Camp Lakota, a Boy Scout camp near Defiance. Martin Schmidt, retired police chief, Eagle Scout, and former scoutmaster, said the building was dismantled by volunteers, including members of the Archbold Lions Club, members of Archbold Boy Scout Troop 63, and others. Work was completed […]

Joe Wyse Makes Progress

Jim Wyse, Archbold mayor, said his brother, Joe Wyse, the Archbold police chief, is making steady progress. Joe Wyse suffered a stroke at his home Sept. 22. Transported by Archbold Rescue to the Fulton County Health Center, he was flown by helicopter ambulance to the Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. He has since been moved to Regency Hospital, Sylvania, […]

Public Meetings

Trustees Ridgeville Township Trustees, Monday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m., Ridgeville Fire Station, downtown Ridgeville Corners. Village Council Archbold Village Council, Monday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St. School Board Pettisville School Board, Monday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m., Pettisville School, 232 Summit St.

Lake Ends Pettisville’s Tournament Dreams

Lake ended Pettisville’s hopes of a trip to the district tournament, Saturday, Oct. 24, defeating the Birds 2-0 in a Division III sectional final. The Flyers (5-9-2) scored their first goal with 20:54 on the clock. They scored their second goal less than 40 seconds into the second half, at the 39:23 mark. Regular Pettisville goalkeeper Gabe Beck didn’t play […]

ACT To Present Agatha Christie Mystery

When Archbold Community Theatre thespians take the stage in December, they will perform “And Then There Were None,” a mystery by prolific English crime novelist and playwright Agatha Christie. Research indicates the play had at least three different titles, including “Ten Little Indians.” Based on her 1939 book, the stage play version debuted in London in 1943, then on Broadway […]

Planning Commission Discusses Subdivision

The Archbold Planning Commission discussed a new four-lot subdivision in the southwest quadrant of Archbold during its Monday, Oct. 26 meeting. Dan and Nate Lange, of Lange Custom Builders, told APC they have purchased 3.26 acres of property east of Lawrence Lane and south of West Lugbill Road. Nate Lange said the firm has a client who is interested in […]

Tools Taken

Tools worth $150 and a $100 dog cage were stolen from a garage sometime between 5-11 pm, Monday, Oct. 19, an Archbold police report states. Teresa L. Taylor, 33, 617 North Defiance Street, told police on Thursday, Oct. 22, the tools were taken out of tool boxes. The dog cage was in front of the tool boxes. Police are investigating.