2015-11-18

Schools Honor Veterans



Veterans of the United States Armed Forces were honored during special programs at Archbold Middle School, left, and Pettisville schools. The events were held Thursday, Nov. 12, because school was closed due to fog on the actual Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11. Left: Those attending the Archbold ceremony recite the Pledge of Allegiance. An American Legion color guard brought the […]

Graffiti Found



An Archbold police report indicates graffiti was drawn in the gravel at the Ruihley Park baseball diamond. The report states workers hanging Christmas lights in the park discovered the graffiti, which was done sometime between 5 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 4, and 1 pm, Thursday, Nov. 5. Tera Rogers, an officer, said the graffiti depicted an obscene image. Police took photos […]

AHS Boys Soccer, Other Sports Teams Find Success



Many citizens in the Archbold community followed the success of the AHS boys soccer team as it won sectional, district, and regional championships before bowing out in the state semifinal. Earning a trip to state is, in and of itself, a laudable achievement. Out of 191 teams in boys Division III, only four make it to the state soccer tournament […]

Konst Named Fairlawn CEO



Donna Konst, currently director of care coordination at Lima Memorial Hospital, has been selected to be the new chief executive officer of the Fairlawn Haven retirement campus. The Fairlawn Board of Trustees announced the appointment Monday in a press release. “As the board went through the interview process, we were very impressed with Donna’s knowledge of retirement communities,” Doug Nafziger, […]

Crime Stopper



Fulton County Crime Stopper seeks help to solve the theft of tools valued at $12,789.97. A break-in occurred at a property in the 16000 block of Co. Rd. F sometime between Oct. 2-6. Taken were four circular saws, four hammer drills, four grinders, four pneumatic nailers, three chainsaws, two reciprocating saws, two framing guns, cap nailers, two impact tools, a […]

Tragedy In Paris



Few words can adequately describe the horrific terrorist attacks against Paris, Friday night, Nov. 13. Young men shot hundreds of people, then committed suicide by detonating explosives they wore on their own bodies. What could cause anyone to hate so much that they commit mass murders, then blow themselves up just to kill more? There are of course, logical, reasoned […]

Defiance Street Railroad Crossing Scheduled To Close Today For Repairs



As of presstime yesterday, Tuesday, the Norfolk Southern Railroad was planning to close the Defiance Street crossing today, Wednesday, to begin repairs. Railroad officials said it should be reopened by end of business, Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the latest. Bob Seaman, Archbold village engineer, said the repair will be temporary until a new, full rubberized crossing can be installed. Seaman […]

Man Cited For Bus Violation



Jerry H. McGuire, 42, rural Defiance, was cited for passing a stopped school bus as a result of a Tuesday, Nov. 3 incident. The bus driver, Pamela S. Sauder, 49, rural Archbold, told police she was driving the bus west on Stryker Street about 9 am, and was stopped. The vehicle flashing lights were on, and its stop sign was […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



10 Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005 School board is considering asking district voters for a five-year emergency property tax levy. Ken Cline, superintendent, said the five-year time frame “is the one thing that makes sense.” The 17th annual Festival of Lights display in Ruihley Park officially opens Friday evening, Nov. 25. The 8th annual Lights Parade will open the […]

Leaving A Legacy: Senior Boys Soccer Players Reflect On Season




It was an unfortunate end for the Archbold boys soccer team, losing 1-0 in the Division III state semifinals to Canfield South Range. For the four seniors, it was a memorable ride that started long before there was even high school soccer at Archbold. Jeremy Lerma, Elijah Robison, A.J. Short, and Mike Weigand reflected on the season and how they […]


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