Honor Students

Zeb Frank, AHS ‘13 and son of Joe and Julie, was named to the dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon. Students must earn at least a 3.5 gpa to qualify. —– Area students have been named to the dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester at Northwest State Community College, Archbold. Sutdents […]

Fence Damaged

Thomas Brodbeck, 80, 414 Park Street, told police on Friday, May 6, a fence on his property had been damaged. The damage consisted of several holes, roughly the same size as rocks in the area. The holes were first noticed in April. Brodbeck said he wanted APD aware of the situation, and requested extra patrols.


Archbold Track The boys and girls teams both placed fifth at the NWOAL meet, Saturday, May 14. Individual winners: Shylo Richardson, 100 hurdles; Brennan Short, pole vault; Matthew Gladieux, discus, tied a meet record of 144-5. Kylie Sauder set a school record of 5:27 in the 1600, crushing the record previously held by her mother, Lindy (Sauder) Lantz. Boys Liberty […]

Goal! Cast Gathers

Members of the cast for the Archbold Elementary School musical production of “Goal!” are, clockwise from left: Hannah Downing, Elizabeth Whiteman (dark hair) Tess Ames, Chaina Nafziger, Julisa Nafziger, Haylee Valle, Mason Miller, Keely Culler, Tessa Nafziger, Elizabeth Francis, Catherine Row, Tristan Wyse, Madden Valentine. The show was presented Thursday, May 12, at the AHS auditorium. They are third and […]

Western Dist. Court News

(Note: In the listing of traffic offenses, the first number is actual speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, costs.) Vanessa Kaye Csendes, West Unity, speeding, 46-35, E. Main St., Fayette, $37, $88. Steven T. Garcia, Fayette, seat belt, St. Rt. 66, $30, $51. Joshua Charles Smith, rural Fayette, seat belt, Co. Rd. […]

Archbold: 150 And Still Going Strong

There’s an anniversary coming on Monday, May 23, that citizens are anxious to greet. It’s the 150th anniversary of the official incorporation of the village of Archbold, which, in our humble opinion, is the greatest little town in the world. We have to admit we might be biased. From what was once swampland, Archbold has grown exponentially. The spirit of […]

AHS Presents Arts Show

Archbold High School held its annual Arts Show, Sunday, May 15. Students show their multimedia art projects while industrial arts students show off their work, as well. Top: Kayla Perry, an Archbold fifth grader, looks over some of the student artwork. Below: Ethan Young, a junior, sits with the headboard he made.– photos by David Pugh

Archbold Man Indicted On Drug Charge

Jon H. Ordway, 34, Archbold, has been indicted on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs by the Fulton County Grand Jury. Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said in a press release the grand jury met Monday, May 16. Indictments were handed down against Ordway and seven others. Haselman said Ordway allegedly possessed the illegal drug methamphetamine on March […]

Letter To The Editor

As I observe the discussion concerning the issue of moving Rt. 66 to Co. Rd. 24, I find it interesting that complaints are being directed to the Archbold Village Council instead of where they should be directed. I was a member of the Archbold Village Council when we worked to address the truck problem downtown by requesting the German Township […]

Income Tax Up 46.6%

Archbold municipal income tax collection was unusually large for the month of April, Archbold Village Council learned at its Monday, May 16 meeting. Dennis Howell, village administrator, revealed that total gross collections were $637,287.87. That’s 70%, or $262,909.52, more than the same month in 2015, when the total collection was $374,378.35. Howell called the increase “up quite a bit.” But […]

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