2016-02-10

Ridgeville Falcon Night Raises $2,100 For Scholarships, Park



Ridgeville Falcon Night was a fundraising success. Dressed in Ridgeville High School blue and white uniforms, the Archbold junior varsity and varsity boys basketball teams defeated Liberty Center in both games, Friday Feb. 5. The event celebrated the Ridgeville School District, which was consolidated into Archbold and two other districts at the end of the 1968- 69 school year. Aaron […]

Crime Stopper



Fulton County Crime Stopper seeks help to solve a theft that occurred on Jan. 28. The thief or thieves cut the lock off of a contractor’s trailer that was parked in the 15000 block of Co. Rd. T. Tools were taken, including three impact drivers, four 20-volt battery chargers, four 18-volt battery chargers, seven batteries, three 18-volt 1/2-inch drills, two […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006 Republicans Joe Short, Archbold; Merrill Kane, Pettisville; Rich Batdorf, Darrell Garmenn, Jennifer Leininger, Wauseon; and David Pilliod, Swanton, have filed petitions for Fulton County commissioner, according to Brett Kolb, director, Fulton County Board of Elections. The Archbold Area School Board will ask voters for $1.4 million and at the same time will find […]

Park Board Discusses New Baseball Scoreboard



The Archbold Park Board discussed, but decided not to make any changes to, the proposal for a new scoreboard at the baseball diamond in Memorial Park. The board talked about the scoreboard at its Wednesday, Jan. 27 meeting. The new 36-feet-wide scoreboard cost $35,000. Jennifer Kidder, director of Archbold Parks & Recreation, said the scoreboard was paid for by advertising […]

Falcon Night A Hit With RHS Alumni



Ridgeville High School graduates interviewed by this newspaper were pleased with Ridgeville Falcon Night, Friday, Feb. 5. AHS boys basketball teams, cheerleaders, and coaches donned the uniforms of RHS and took to the floor as the Ridgeville Falcons. The night honored the Ridgeville School District, which was consolidated into three area school districts, including Archbold, in 1969. At least five […]

Public Meetings



FCBDD Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Monday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m., FCBDD, 1210 N. Ottokee St., Wauseon. Village Council Archbold Village Council, Monday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St. Water & Sewer Ridgeville Township Water & Sewage District Board, Thursday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m., township building, St. Rt. 6, downtown Ridgeville.

Old Photo Corner



Members of the Class of 1969, the last graduating class of Ridgeville High School were, top row from left: Barbara Hicks, James Rupp, Barbara Elling, Patrick Garmyn, Cecelia Beck, Wanda Mahnke, Mary Rickenberg, Mark Schwiebert, Nancy Meyer, Kenneth Wyse, Suanne Sonnenberg, Patricia Lohse, Karen Behnfeldt, William Fether; F. F. Hesterman, superintendent; Thomas Sherwood, principal; Ronald Kruse, Dennis Meyer, Scott Nissen, […]

AHS Students Compete At Statehouse



The Archbold High School Advanced Placement government class traveled to the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus to compete in the state “We the People” competition, Friday, Jan. 22. Students testified as experts on constitutional topics in front of panels of judges, placing fourth overall. Students are shown in the James A. Garfield Hearing Room of the Ohio House. From left: Camden […]

Stage Set For Strike At Northwest State?



The stage might be set for a strike at Northwest State Community College. The NSCC board of trustees and the Northwest State Community College Education Association are at loggerheads over a new contract for staff employees. Staff employees include personnel such as secretaries, janitors, etc. There are 48 members of the staff employee bargaining unit. The board of trustees has […]

Man Charged In Drug Crimes



Saul Reyes Maldonado, 27, Defiance, has been charged with obstructing official business, possession of drugs/marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia following a Wednesday, Feb. 3 incident in Archbold. The Archbold police report on the incident states two officers were in the 1500 block of South Buehrer Street about 9:15 pm, when they smelled the odor of marijuana as a southbound […]


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