Archbold Sesquicentennial

1,2: Fireworks light up the sky, Saturday, July 16. 3: The color guard leads the Celebrating Our Heritage Parade, Saturday, July 16. 4: Betty Riegsecker, AHS ‘49, spotted her high school English teacher, Esther Rice, at the Community Worship Service, Wednesday, July 13. 5: Joe Wyse, Archbold police chief, rides in the lead parade vehicle driven by Thom Ross, interim […]

Crossing Gate Hits Truck

A railroad crossing gate at the Defiance Street Norfolk Southern crossing came down on a semi truck about 1:57 pm, Thursday, July 7, an Archbold police report states. Thomas L. Foust, 61, Omaha, Neb., was driving the semi rig he owns south on North Defiance Street, and was approaching the crossing The report said the gates then activated. Foust’s “first […]

Sesquicentennial Celebration A ‘Huge Success’

From the Community Worship Service on Wednesday night, July 13, to the last performance of “Archbold: The Village That Could,” the Archbold Sesquicentennial Celebration– the 150th birthday of the village– was a stunning success. The celebration was held Wednesday through Sunday, July 13-17. For the most part, the weather was cooperative, providing moderate temperatures and partly cloudy skies. The only […]

Misuse of Credit Card

Archbold police recently received reports of misuse of a credit card and stolen personal papers. Sara Weiland, 31, Stryker, told police on Wednesday, July 6, that on Friday, July 1, someone used her debit card to withdraw $33 in cash from her checking account. The card was used at the Huntington Bank automatic teller machine in the 1100 block of […]

Thiel Takes Over Reigns Of AHS Softball Program

Andrea Thiel, a softball standout from Pettisville High School and Bowling Green State University, is the new AHS head softball coach. She steps into the shoes of Joe Frank, who, in 15 years of coaching, led his team to 11 straight Northwest Ohio Athletic League titles and more than 300 victories. The Archbold School Board approved naming Thiel to the […]

Virgie Lucile Wyse

Virgie Lucile Wyse, age 93 years, formerly of the Stryker and Archbold areas, passed away Friday morning at her home in rural West Unity. She was born Sept. 2, 1922, at Archbold, the daughter of Myron and Herma (Short) Schmucker. She married Mahler J. Wyse on Nov. 25, 1941, and he preceded her in death on July 3, 2003. A […]

CCNO Officials Look At Layoffs

Officials at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio are looking into laying off employees and repurposing portions of the building in wake of the city of Toledo failing to pay its jail bill. CCNO has been mired in controversy for months, as Toledo and Lucas County work out who is to pay the bill for Toledo inmates housed at the […]

Fentanyl Alert Issued

A press release from the Four County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services was issued Thursday, July 14, cautioning that pure fentanyl is being sold as heroin. That’s what Les McCaslin, chief executive officer of the ADAMhs Board, said Monday. “We had our first person test positive for pure fentanyl,” he said. The person using the drug […]

Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Kenneth and Martha Grime, West Unity, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Kenneth Grime and Martha Beck were married July 28, 1956, at the parsonage of the St. John’s Evangelical & Reform Church, Archbold, by Rev. Nathan Wierwill. They have three children: Willie (Kim) Grime, West Unity; Troy (Jeri) Grime, West Unity; and Tamara (Matt) Grube, Bryan. They have 11 […]

Public Meetings

Village Council Archbold Village Council, Monday, July 25, 7 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St. Trustees Clinton Township Trustees, Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m., 5736 Co. Rd. 15-1, Wauseon. German Township Trustees, Monday, July 25, 7 p.m., township building, 305 W. Mechanic St., Archbold. School Board Pettisville School Board, Friday, July 22, 7 a.m., library, Pettisville […]

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