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 […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday. Nov. 16, 2005 Young Spring & Wire, which has been on the Archbold scene since 1959 and is a year from its 100th anniversary, will close its doors in May 2006. Terry Wieland, human resources manager, said the decision to close the facility where 168 persons work was announced to plant employees, Saturday, Nov. 10. A […]

Cordoba Guilty Of Involuntary Manslaughter

A jury of nine women and three men convicted Romauldo Cordoba, Jr., 38, Archbold, of involuntary manslaughter in the Saturday, April 25, shooting death of Joshua McJilton, 27, of Oceanside, Calif., formerly of Wauseon. Cordoba was confronting his estranged wife in a downtown Wauseon parking lot about 1:08 am, when McJilton tried to intervene. Cordoba shot McJilton twice, then fled […]

Police Transport Child

An Archbold police officer transported a girl who had been left at a bus stop to her residence on Thursday, Oct. 29. However, while the officer was taking the girl home, her mother was on the way to get her. The incident started about 3:10 pm, when a woman flagged down the officer and said a girl was waiting at […]

Special Time For Mom, Daughter, Coach

Ezzie (Avina) Sauder, left, wears her 1983 state cross country meet t-shirt in honor of her daughter Elizabeth, right, a member of the Pettisville girls team who ran at the 2015 state meet, Saturday, Nov. 7. Tom Wagner, PHS head cross country coach for both teams, is in the middle. Ezzie was a member of the first PHS girls team […]

Voter Turnout Higher Than Expected: Gilders

Melanie Gilders, director of the Fulton County Board of Elections, said voter turnout in the county was higher than she expected, at 47.2%. It was much higher than the turnout in 2013, the last non-presidential general election, when turnout was 23.83%. It is slightly lower than the 2011 general election, when 54.25% of voters cast ballots, she said. While there […]

None Transported After Oct. 30 Wreck

None of the three people involved in a Friday, Oct. 30 accident on North Defiance Street near Flory Lane required medical treatment at hospitals, a Fulton County sheriff report said. Preliminary information from the report states Kenneth Collins, 45, Archbold, was driving a vehicle north on North Defiance Street, with passenger Michelle Collins, 45, also of Archbold. The Collins auto […]

Waving Witch

Anna Krueger, an Archbold first grade student, waves to the crowd during the annual Halloween costume parade, Friday, Oct. 30.– photo by David Pugh

Bronze Star Medals Presented To 160 Veterans

Walter Spengler, who lived in western Fulton County, enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 24, 1942. A gun crewman (light artillery) with the Cannon Company 378th Infantry Division, he served in battles in three campaigns: in Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe. He earned an EAME (European-African Middle Eastern) Theater Ribbon with three bronze stars (signifying the three campaigns […]

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