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, […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006 Many Archbold merchants reported sales were about average for the Christmas shopping season, but shoppers were in the Christmas spirit. “I can’t remember so many sincere ‘Merry Christmas’ greetings,” said Jeff Fryman, operations manager of Black Swamp Equipment. Marlene Huber, partner at The Corner Gallery, said they had many out-of-town shoppers in their […]

Icy Morning

Mother Nature threw a wide variety of precipitation at Archbold, Monday morning, Dec. 28, ranging from sleet to rain and back again. Above: A village of Archbold snowplow spreads salt on Bankey Avenue. Right: Ice hangs from a street sign near downtown.– photos by David Pugh

Unwanted Persons

An Archbold man has declined to file charges after a Thursday, Dec. 10 incident, an Archbold police report said. Rueben Trejo, 50, 105 West Street, told officers about 7:23 pm that day, he was struck on the side of the head by one of three unwanted persons at his apartment. He declined to file charges, but asked that the three […]

Unemployment Up In County, State

Unemployment increased in Fulton County, the four-county area, and the state of Ohio during November, according to the Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services. ODJFS reported of 88 Ohio counties, unemployment increased in 81, decreased in six, and stayed the same in one. Fulton County unemployment was 3.9% in October, then increased by four-tenths of a percent to 4.3% […]

Mayoral Inauguration, First Council Meeting Of 2016 To Be Held Under Council Oak Replica

When Jeff Fryman takes the oath of office to become Archbold mayor, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at 7 pm, the event will be more than a simple swearing-in. The inauguration is the first of many special events planned for the celebration of the 150th birthday of the village. Steve Van Sickle, a member of the Archbold Sesquicentennial steering committee, said […]

Investigate Marijuana Case

Archbold police are looking into a case involving marijuana that occurred about 3:26 am, Tuesday, Dec. 22. An officer wrote in his report he stopped a vehicle in the 200 block of Park Street for no taillights. “Driver was asked if any drugs or weapons were in the vehicle. “Driver voluntarily handed over a marijuana glass, smoking pipe and a […]


Event Kicks Off Archbold's Sesquicentennial Year

Business Experience, Pizza Delivery Helped Wyse As Mayor

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a two-part series, based on an interview with Jim Wyse. This week, Wyse talks about his best and worst days in office, and some of his accomplishments. Next week’s article will focus on issues facing the village. Jim Wyse, outgoing Archbold mayor, cited an unusual experience that helped him during his 12 […]