Municipal Income Tax: Best Year Since 2008

The Archbold municipal income tax is on stride to have its best year since 2008, said Dennis Howell, village administrator. Speaking to Village Council at its Monday, Dec. 7 meeting, Howell said gross income tax collections as of Nov. 30 were up 6.8% from the same time period in the preceding year. The village levies a 1.5% income tax on […]

Two-Car Crash Reported

A two-car mishap occurred at the intersection of South Defiance Street, West Barre Road, and Lafayette Street about 9:30 pm, Thursday, Nov. 19. The Archbold police report states a car driven by Cory A. Casey, 32, Archbold, was traveling north on South Defiance Street, and was making a right turn to go east on West Barre Road. A second car, […]

NSCC Board Rejects Fact Finder Report

The Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees rejected a fact-finder report in regard to ongoing negotiations with non-teaching staff. The action came at the Friday, Dec. 4 board meeting. Staff, ranging from administrative assistants to custodial and food service workers, have been working without a contract since the last one expired on July 15. The NSCC Education Association also […]

Youth In Parade

Wayne Newman, Archbold, reported his grandson, D.J. Newman, 12, Archbold, accompanied him on his decorated antique tractor at the Parade of Lights. The parade, Friday, Nov. 27, featured floats, vehicles, and other entries decorated with lights.


In a police log item that appeared in the Dec. 2 issue of this newspaper, incorrect information was published regarding an accident that occurred Saturday, Nov. 21, at 3:21 pm. John Jay Felix, 55, rural Fayette, the driver of one of the vehicles involved, was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way. Sarah E. Gray, 27, Napoleon, the other driver, […]

We’re Still Here

Terror paid another visit to our collective consciousness last week when a young husband and wife, members of the Islamic faith, killed 14 persons in an office party in San Bernardino, Calif. There are too many times when too many people have unleashed too many bullets on too many others, and too many have died. This particular case is heinous […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson, worship leader; Deb Neuenschwander, childrens minister. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Dave & Deb Votaw, Kevin & Rebecca Short, greeters; Adam Cobb, Todd Schmucker, worship leaders; Jen Cobb, chorister; Karen Roth & Kent Roth, candlelighters; Emma & Sydney Cobb, special music; Meagan Beck, childrens time. Art Chupp, Mark Graber, Kendra Beck, Alexa Short, Brian Rufenacht, Deb Votaw, […]

Public Meetings

Trustees German Township Trustees, Monday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., township building, 305 W. Mechanic St., Archbold. Franklin Township Trustees, Monday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., Franklin Township Building, Zone. Library Board Archbold Community Library Board and Audit Committee, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m., ACL, Stryker St. School Board Pettisville School Board, Monday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., library, Pettisville School, 232 Summit […]

Federal Employees Don’t Need Another Holiday

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for what you have and to try to help those who have less. Consider the plight of federal employees. Those who are in their first three years of service get a mere 13 vacation days, 13 sick days and 10 paid federal holidays every year. It gets worse. From years four through 15, […]


Mental Health Mental health support group, Thursday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Four County ADAMhs Board office, T-761 St. Rt. 66, south of Archbold. OPERS Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1:30 p.m., Fulton County Senior Center, 240 Clinton St., Wauseon. Sesquicentennial Committee Archbold Sesquicentennial Committee, Thursday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Wyse Commons, Fairlawn Retirement Community. Bereavement Hope for […]