German Township Trustees Take No Action on Rt. 66 Relocation

Council Spends Hour With Trustees

Members of Archbold Village Council and the village administration spent about an hour making their case in favor of moving St. Rt. 66 to Co. Rd. 24 at the German Township Trustees meeting, Monday, May 9. At times heated, village officials made several points in favor of the project, including: •Archbold officials never wanted St. Rt. 66 moved to Co. […]

Letter To The Editor

I attended the Archbold council meeting, May 2, 2016, along with 50 or so other Archbold-area residents to offer our views on rerouting Rt. 66 to Co. Rd. 24. This was my first time attending a council meeting, and not knowing what to expect, I was exposed to a lesson in government control. The council as a whole seemed disinterested […]

Crime Stopper

Fulton County Crime Stopper is seeking help in solving the theft of a trailer from Butch Frey Equipment, 3959 Co. Rd. 24. Tracy Zuver, Fulton County chief sheriff deputy, said the trailer was last seen in the firm parking lot April 16. The sheriff department was notified that the trailer was missing on April 21. The trailer is described as […]

Pettisville Baseball Falls In Sectional

The Pettisville baseball team (3-11) came up short in its Division IV sectional semifinal, losing 6-3 to Toledo Christian, Saturday, May 7, at TC. The Eagles jumped out to a 1-0 lead after the first inning. The Birds scored two runs in the top of the second, but TC came back with one run in the bottom of the second […]

“Arabian Nights” Theme Of AHS Prom

Seen at the AHS prom were, top, from left: Jereme Rupp, an AHS junior; Teagan Kauffman, a PHS junior; Andi Aeschliman, a PHS senior; and Shelby Cline, an AHS senior. Top right: Justin Coffey, Payton Robinson, and Lukas Rufenacht, from left, arrive on the red carpet. Lower left: Madalyn Smith, an AHS senior (pink dress in foreground) and Brooke Kohler, […]

Emergency Responders Bear Heavy Load

Other Editors Say...

The tragedy in Piketon, where eight members of the one family appear to have been executed (on April 22), drives home the awful things that police, paramedics and others who work accidents and crime scenes see as part of their work day. Crime scenes must be combed for evidence and clues. As Dispatch reporter Holly Zachariah noted, the first-responders “can’t […]

Truck Loses Trailer

A trailer came loose from the truck that was pulling it on Co. Rd. 19 about 5:04 pm, Monday, April 18, a Fulton County sheriff report said. Marlin R. Frey, 51, Pettisville, was driving a pickup, pulling the trailer south on Co. Rd. 19, when the trailer separated from the truck. A lawn mower loaded on the trailer came off […]


Archbold Track Archbold competed against Swanton and Delta, Monday, May 2. Both the girls and boys teams won. Girls winners: Shylo Richardson, 100 & 200 hurdles; Kylie Sauder, 1600; Unique Kersh, 400, high jump; Brittany Ramirez, 800; 4×100 (Richardson, Sauder, Katie Goering, Macie Peterson); 4×400 (Camryn Hudson, Brittney Ramirez, Lauren Coressel, Sauder). Boys winners: Jakob Beaverson, 100 hurdles; Gavin Seiler, […]

Streaks Win 11th Straight NWOAL Title

As the home plate umpire watches, Blue Streak catcher Andi Peterson catches a foul ball for the second out of the sixth inning in Archbold’s NWOAL 4-3 nail-biter over Bryan, Monday, May 9. The Streaks (15-5) finished undefeated in the league at 8-0 and won their 11th straight league championship.– photo by Mary Huber

Archbold Police Log

April 29 8:33 am: Burglary, 306 North Street. 3:59 pm: Child running in 400 block, E. Lutz Rd., no adult around. 5:01 am: Assist fire-rescue, Sauder Woodworking, E. Beech St. April 30 12:47 pm: Domestic trouble, 800 block West St. 2:58 pm: Man with a gun, Pin Oak Place, subject shooting at squirrels; located subject, advised it is illegal to […]