2016-03-23

Council Approves Retire-Rehire For Interim Police Chief



Thom Ross, interim chief of the Archbold Police Department, will soon draw a pension check and a regular paycheck. Council approved the procedure, known as retire-rehire, at its Monday night, March 21 meeting. Jeff Fryman, mayor, said council made the decision to offer Ross the retire-rehire option in order to add stability to the department. With Joe Wyse, APD chief, […]

Area Woman Treated, Released After Mishap



Diane F. Nafziger, 66, rural Wauseon, was treated and released at the Fulton County Health Center after she was injured in a crash in the Central Mennonite Church parking lot about 11:36 am, Tuesday, March 15. The sheriff report on the mishap states her vehicle drove into a light pole with a concrete base. Archbold Rescue transported Nafziger to FCHC. […]

Krauss Receives State Recognition



The 2015-16 boys basketball season is officially over as the state championships concluded last week in Columbus. Doug Krauss, Archbold head coach, was recognized by the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association during the Division II championship game as a Century Award winner. During the 2014-15 season, Krauss earned his 500th-career victory as a varsity basketball coach. He was one […]

Egg Hunts In Archbold, Pettisville



Archbold and Pettisville held their annual Easter Egg Hunts, Saturday, March 19. Top left: Isaiah Gracia, 7, Archbold, sorts through the eggs he collected during the Archbold hunt. Top right: Caroline Sterken, a Pettisville second grader, and Sophie Sterken, a fourth grader, with the eggs they collected at Pettisville. Bottom left: Avery Waldfogel, 6, shows one of the candies she […]

Syringe Found



A syringe was found in the men’s restroom at The Blue restaurant, Archbold, about 8:36 pm, Saturday, March 12, an Archbold police report states. An off-duty Fulton County sheriff deputy called police to the restaurant, where the syringe was spotted in the trash. Police seized the syringe as evidence. The incident is under investigation. —— A lot of fellows nowadays […]

Eight Return For Pettisville Baseball



Paul Bishop, has spent 12 years at the helm of the Pettisville baseball team, and will turn to eight returning letterwinners to lead the Blackbirds this season. The Birds finished 10-9 last year and won the Buckeye Border Conference with an 8-2 record. “Pitching depth and experience will be a challenge for us this year,” said Bishop. With four lettermen […]

Kids Against Hunger Volunteers Package 20,000 Meals Sunday




Soon, people in Haiti will be able to sit down to a nutritious meal thanks to the efforts of about 90 volunteers in Archbold. The Fort Wayne branch of Kids Against Hunger came to Archbold, Sunday, March 20, and packaged 20,000 meals in sealed plastic bags for shipment to the Caribbean nation. Kristen Lauber, Archbold, put together the event, raising […]

Fraud Cases



Two cases involving fraud were reported to Archbold police recently. Richard L. Wagler, 72, Archbold, told police that between Dec. 28, 2015, and March 9, someone opened several accounts with a bank and a credit card firm using Wagler’s identity. Wagler told officers he had been in contact with both companies, who closed the accounts. Both have started internal investigations. […]

Archbold Fourth Graders Win Tourneys



Archbold fourth graders won the Defiance Y Northwest Ohio Black Swamp Basketball Tournament with a 4-0 record, the Morenci, Mich., tournament with a 4-0 record, and the Defiance College Mac St. Patrick’s 2016 SpringFast Break Tournament, Saturday, March 12, with a 4-0 record. The team went 24-2 this season. Front row, from left: Jack Hurst, Aiden Kruse, Cahle Roth, “Skibby” […]

Archbold Teachers, School Board Reach Contract Agreement



The Archbold School Board and the organization representing district teachers and professional staff have reached a new contract agreement. Aaron Rex, superintendent, and Kent Vandock, president of the Archbold Education Association, confirmed the pact on Monday, March 21. Monday morning, Christine Ziegler, district treasurer, issued a notice that school board would meet in special session Wednesday, April 6, at 3:30 […]


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