2015-12-23

Howell Reservoir?

Mayor Urges Future Reservoir Be Named After Village Administrator

In one of his last official acts as mayor, Jim Wyse asked that a future village reservoir be named for Dennis Howell, village administrator. Wyse, who chose not to seek reelection after 12 years as mayor, presided at his last meeting of Archbold Village Council, Monday, Dec. 21. Reading from a letter addressed to future village leadership, Wyse noted Howell […]

Senior Citizen Menu



Week of Dec. 28-Jan. 1 MONDAY: navy bean soup or vegetable soup, roast beef sandwich, coleslaw, jello. TUESDAY: pork roast, roasted potatoes, brussels sprouts, applesauce. WEDNESDAY: hot chicken sandwich, potato wedges, mixed vegetables, mandarin oranges, pie. THURSDAY: sausage & kraut or pork loin, smashed red potatoes, peas & onions, mixed berries. FRIDAY: closed.

Alva J. Schlabach

1921-2015

Alva Joseph Schlabach, of Sarasota, Fla., died Dec. 10, 2015. Born in Thomas, Okla., in 1921, he was the eldest son of Elias and Minnie Lantz Schrock Schlabach. In 1948, he married his wife of 67 years, Doris Mary Crossgrove, in Archbold, Ohio. She passed away this past summer. Together they raised their three children in Wauseon, Ohio: Linda (Dana) […]

Returns To Podium



Dave McDonel, former Archbold High School choral director, returned to the podium, Sunday, Dec. 21, to direct the alumni choir. More than 80 former AHS students, along with some members of the current senior class, took the stage for the concert.– photo by David Pugh

Jingle All The Way



Archbold second graders presented their Christmas musical, Thursday, Dec. 17. This year’s show was titled, “Jingle All The Way.” Left: Chanel Velez-Mason sings one of the songs during the show; at lower left is Jason Grime. Top right: Elsie Mello, playing Mrs. Claus, with Santa, played by Avery Roth. At left is Brooklyn Rodriguez, playing one of the elves. Lower […]

Away In A Manger



These two manger scenes have the same origin. Top left: A manger scene at the Jeff Smucker property on US20A west of Burlington was originally located at the St. James Lutheran Church, Burlington. Smucker believes the figures in the scene date back to 1990. Below left: The newer manger scene that is currently outside the St. James Church.– photos by […]

Ruth Jones



Ruth Winifred Perry Jones (Mrs. Richard C.) was born June 30, 1916, at Granville, Licking County, Ohio, a daughter of Era Z. and Bessie (Richardson) Perry, and passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 20, 2015, at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold at the age of 99 years. She was educated in Granville, Ohio Public Schools, and graduated in 1938 from Ohio University, […]

Municipal Tax Preliminary Total Tops $3.9 Million



Preliminary figures show the Archbold municipal income tax raised more than $3.9 million during 2015, council was told at its Monday, Dec. 21 meeting. Dennis Howell, village administrator, said there were still a few days of collections left before the end of the year. The final figure might vary by a few thousand dollars, he said. The 2015 total, as […]

Christmas Celebrates Hope, Light, God’s Love



As Christmas arrives, this newspaper asked several pastors of the Archbold Ministerial Association about the messages they were giving to their congregations. Nine pastors responded. Christopher Pierce, of Christ Community Church, Ridgeville Corners, said Christmas “seems to be getting more and more about receiving. I rarely get asked what I am giving for Christmas. “Almost always, I’m asked what do […]

Archbold Police Log



Dec. 11 1:04 pm: Suspicious person, 600 block Pleasant St., subjects soliciting, advised to get permits. 3:22 pm: Assist Fulton County Sheriff Department with injury accident, St. Rt. 66 at St. Rt. 2. 3:42 pm: Found property, turned in at police station. 4:09 pm: Fraud, Fox Chase. 4:22 pm: 911 hang-up, 400 block Murbach St. Dec. 13 12:17 am: Suspicious […]


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