Archbold Police Log

March 4 10:10 pm: Disabled vehicle, 100 block N. Clyde’s Way, out of gas. 8:58 pm: Threats or harassment, report of threat of use of firearm, McDonald’s. March 5 4:33 am: Assist fire-rescue, 100 block Monumental St., ill. 11:06 am: Civil issue, 300 block North St., report taken. 3:54 pm: Verbal warning for dog running at large, 300 block North […]

Bicycle Taken From Garage

A BMX, or bicycle motocross style bike, was reported stolen from a garage, an Archbold police report states. Laure Apt, 42, 1808 South Defiance Street, told police someone entered her garage between 3 pm, Tuesday, March 1, and 4 pm, Sunday, March 6, and took her son’s bike. The dark matte blue bike was valued at $416.31. Police are investigating.

German Township, Archbold School Levies Pass; Rupp, Zuver Win Republican Races

Voters in the Archbold Area School District approved the second renewal of the $1.1-million emergency property tax levy in the Tuesday, March 15 primary election. The final vote was 1,658 to 707. Aaron Rex, superintendent, said he was excited and happy the levy renewal was approved by voters. “We thought it would pass, but we wanted to be sure– $1.1 […]

Archbold EMS Log

Feb. 6 12:21 am: 2400 block Co. Rd. 24, medical, transported to Fulton County Health Center. Feb. 7 12:02 pm: 21000 block St. Rt. 2, ill, transported to FCHC. Feb. 8 2:12 am: Fox Chase, injury, transported to FCHC. Feb. 9 5:48 pm: Ohio Turnpike, 28-mile marker, medical, refused treatment. Feb. 10 1:51 am: 200 block De- Groff Ave., heart, […]

Crime Stopper

Fulton County Crime Stopper seeks help in the theft of parts from a truck stolen on Feb. 22. It was stolen from the 1000 block of Co. Rd. K in the rural Swanton area. The pickup was later found in a field missing its truck bed, outside mirrors, and an interior control panel. Also missing were 20 compact discs. Total […]

Egg Hunts Scheduled

Easter egg hunts will be held in Archbold, Pettisville, and Ridgeville Corners over the next few weeks. The Archbold Parks and Recreation presents its egg hunt at 10 am, Saturday, March 19, at Ruihley Park. It is preceded by “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny” at 9 am. Youngsters through age 10 will hunt eggs in Ridgeville Corners, Saturday, March 26, […]

Heini Schoenhals


Heini Schoenhals, age 88, was born on Feb. 25, 1928, to Leonhard and Maria (Schnebele) Schoenhals in Rohrbach, Germany. He passed into his eternal home on March 11, 2016. Heini was baptized in April 1947 and became a member of the Sembach Mennonite Church. Heini grew up in a singing family, with their mother playing the pump organ. The siblings […]


In a Feb. 24 article in this newspaper, incorrect information about a proposed Garden Tractor Pull event was given. The group developing the event is Full Throttle Pullers. The event will not be held at Short’s Auto Care.

Selected Unofficial County Election Results

Rodger L. (“Rod”) Frey

Rodger L. (“Rod”) Frey, age 41 years, of Durham, N.C., and formerly of Archbold, passed away unexpectedly on March 10, 2016, at Coldwater, Mich. He was born July 15, 1974, in Wauseon, the son of Roger “Butch” and Sharon (Schooley) Frey. A 1992 graduate of Archbold High School and 1996 graduate of Goshen (Ind.) College, he moved to North Carolina […]

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