Archbold Police Log

Dec. 18 2:57 pm: Traffic detail, crossing guard, Lafayette St. at S. Pleasant St. Dec. 19 9:05 pm: Traffic stop, verbal warning for driving with a headlight out, citation to Kimberly Parsons, 35, Napoleon, driving while license suspended, 2000 block S. Defiance St. Dec. 20 1:30 pm: Vandalism to vehicle, Fox Chase. 4:05 pm: Larceny, Archbold SuperValu. 7:20 pm: Assist […]

PHS Frosh Beat Pilots

Down 21-17 at the half, the Pettisville freshman boys basketball team defeated Ayersville 45-33, Monday, Dec. 21. Logan Rufenacht led the Birds with 16 points. Sam Rychener was also in double figures, with 12.

Fulton County Court News

Common Pleas Court Clayton Weaks, Wauseon, plaintiff vs Aymi Shimizu- Weaks, APO, AP, defendant. Divorce. Matthew Wagner, Wauseon vs Coreen Wagner, Wauseon, obligor. Support enforcement. Richard Brown, Swanton and Patricia Brown, Swanton, petitioners, Dissolution. Luke Gasper, Lockport, Ill., plaintiff vs Glenville Logistics, LLC, Columbus, defendant. Other civil. JP Morgan Chase Bank, Irving, Texas, plaintiff vs Dennis Finney, Metamora, defendant. Foreclosure. […]


David Bontrager, AHS ‘13, and Natalie Hubby, PHS ‘12, were named National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Scholar Athletes for fall 2015. Bontrager, a junior at Goshen (Ind.) College, is a member of the men’s soccer team. He is the son of Phil and Lynette. Hubby, a senior, was a member of the GC volleyball team. She is the daughter of […]

Western District 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.) Trent Allen Schroeder, rural Wauseon, seatbelt, Co. Rd. 13, $30, $51. Thomas J. Vernot, rural Wauseon, speeding, 70-55, Co. Rd. C, $47, $88. Elijah Bradley Decker, Morenci, Mich., harvested deer with muzzle-loading rifle […]


Pettisville 7th Grade Girls Basketball Bryan def. Pettisville (3-6, 3-1 BBC) 41-14, Monday, Dec. 21. Pettisville leading scorer: Ellie Wixom 10. Pettisville 8th Grade Girls Basketball Bryan def. Pettisville (7-3, 4-1 BBC) 32-24, Monday, Dec. 21. Pettisville leading scorers: Sophie Hubby 8, Mikayla Graber 7. Pettisville 8th Grade Boys Basketball Pettisville def. Hilltop 30-25, Saturday, Dec. 19. Pettisville leading scorer: […]

Archbold Man Indicted On Five Charges

Paul H. Schoenhals, 22, rural Archbold, has been indicted on five charges by the Fulton County Grand Jury. The grand jury met Monday, Dec. 21, handing down indictments for Schoenhals and 15 others. In a press release, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said Schoenhals was indicted on one count each of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, harassment with […]

2015: A Year In Review

With 2015 coming to a close, it’s a good time to look back on what, by many indications, was a good year. For many, success or failure is judged by economics. Based on such metrics alone, 2015 was a strong, positive year. While the Archbold area, and much of the nation, have yet to fully recover from the devastating recession […]

William Kernig

William Milford Kernig, 80 years of age, Garrettsville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at University Hospital-Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, with family by his side. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Aug. 5, 1935, he was the son of the late William G. and Helen (Skrok) Kernig.Formerly of Ravenna, he had resided in Garrettsville since 1983. Mr. Kernig grew up […]

Christmas Day Crash Claims Man’s Life

A single-vehicle crash at 7:05 am, Christmas morning, left 27-year-old Joseph Babcock, Swanton, dead. The crash is the second in Fulton County in less than four days to claim a life. Both occurred in Swancreek Township. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a press release Babcock was driving a pickup east on Co. Rd. B at about 7:05 am, […]

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