Public Meetings

School Board Archbold Area School Board, Monday, Nov. 16, 5 p.m., Archbold High School, 600 Lafayette St. Village Council Archbold Village Council, Monday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St. Water & Sewer Ridgeville Township Water & Sewage District Board, Thursday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., township building, St. Rt. 6, downtown Ridgeville.

Pettisville Girls 11th At State Cross Country

The Pettisville girls team finished 11th at the Division III state cross country meet, Saturday, Nov. 7, at Hebron. “What a way to finish out a great season!” said Tom Wagner, PHS head coach. “The weather was ideal running for cross country runners– something we normally don’t have in the month of November for the state meet. “The course was […]

Jesse J. Armstrong

Jesse J. Armstrong, age 96 years, of Archbold, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2015, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. He was born Nov. 25, 1918, near Stryker, the son of Clifford “J.C.” and Barbara(Short) Armstrong. He married Beulah Beck on Jan. 1, 1950, and she preceded him in death on May 25, 1994. A lifelong resident of […]

Hubby Named BBC Volleyball Player Of Year

Stephanie Hubby, a Pettisville senior, was named the Buckeye Border Conference volleyball Player of the Year for the 2015 season. Kate Kauffman, a PHS senior, was named to the first team along with Stryker’s Audra Rupp and Fayette’s Jessie Wheeler and Hannah Machacek. Amber Klopfenstein, a PHS senior, was named to the second team, as was Kaela Seiler, Fayette. Among […]


Allen J. Dominique, 86, Archbold, died Nov. 6, 2015. Survivors include three sons. Short Funeral Home, Archbold.

Military Veterans Need A Better Deal

Today is November 11, Veterans Day in the United States. It is the day Americans honor every man and woman who served in the armed forces of the United States. Among the roughly 315 million people living in this country, a mere 21.8 million are veterans of military service. Most serve our country, return home, and pick up their lives. […]

Western Dist. Court News

(Note: In the listing of traffic offenses, the first number is actual speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, costs.) Robert Todd Mattin, Jr., Defiance, attempted assault, seven days jail, credit for seven days served, $200, $174, 30 hours community service, placed on probation; charge of disorderly conduct dismissed. Joshua Gottschalk, rural Delta, […]

Political Cartoon


In its sixth and final year as a sanctioned sport, the Archbold boys soccer team won the Div. III regional championship and advances to tonight’s state semifinal against Canfield South Range. Boys soccer becomes a school sport in 2016. Sitting, from left: Kegan Ott, Isaiahs Gracia, Jared Kidder, Kaiden Bedsole, Mike Weigand, Josh Kidder, Jeremy Lerma, Jereme Rupp. Kneeling: Jack […]

Archbold Man Cited After Mishap

Orlando Morales, 34, rural Archbold, was cited for failure to control after the car he was driving was involved in a single-vehicle crash at 12:30 am, Saturday, Oct. 24. Morales was uninjured. The Fulton County sheriff report states Morales was driving a car west on St. Rt. 2, approaching the curve at Co. Rd. 16, west of Wauseon. The Morales […]