2016-08-03

Ridgeville Community Days



Ridgeville Corners held its biannual Ridgeville Community Days, Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31. Clockwise from upper left: Mike Behnfeldt, Ridgeville Corners, spikes the ball as Seth Nofziger, Archbold, attempts a block in the sand volleyball tournament; Luke Beck, 3 1/2, Ridgeville Corners, speeds by in the 5K Run/Walk; Blaney Huffman, 7, Archbold, drives a ping pong ball through a golf […]

Man Found Dead In Goll Woods



Daryl Lee Jones, 56, who was reported missing from the Defiance area, has been found dead in Goll Woods. Defiance police made the announcement in a Saturday, July 30 press release. Jones was last seen Saturday morning, July 23, when he left for work in Napoleon. His wife reported him missing the following day. His car and his wallet were […]

2016-08-03 E-Edition

Fire Department Equipment Worth $1.6 Million, Says Brodbeck



The fire trucks and equipment owned by the German Township trustees are worth $1,626,000. That’s the figure Andy Brodbeck, Archbold fire chief, came up with, with the help of the Sutphen Corporation. Brodbeck calculated the figure at the request of the Archbold Village Council police and fire committee. That committee held a joint meeting with the council finance committee, Monday, […]

Elda E. Zimmerman



Elda E. Zimmerman, age 89 years, of Archbold, passed away on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, at the Defiance Inpatient Hospice. She was born on Feb. 2, 1927, in Groveland, Ill., to Alvin and Matilda Birkey. She received Jesus as her personal Savior as a youth. She married Charles L. Zimmerman on Jan. 24, 1947. A great homemaker, Elda was a […]

Worley Remains In Jail; Search Warrant Details Released



James Dean Worley, 57, rural Delta, remains incarcerated at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio while charges of aggravated murder and abduction against him in connection with the death of Sierah Joughin, 20, rural Metamora, proceed through the court system. That was one of the decisions Jeffrey Robinson, Fulton County Western District Court judge, made during a Wednesday, July 27 […]

Burkholder Improving, To Be Released Soon



Gibson Burkholder, 15, Ridgeville Corners, is expected to be released soon from the Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, after he was involved in a Tuesday, July 26 two-vehicle crash that claimed a life. Burkholder was a passenger in a car driven by Warren J. Robison, 16, Toledo, which was traveling south on St. Rt. 15. Other passengers were Maya […]

Ritchey Small, But Mighty In World Of CrossFit, Grid




How does the saying go… the bigger the better? Say that to Alyssa Ritchey, PHS ‘07 and the daughter of Chris and Jen Ritchey, and she will make you eat your words. Ritchey, a competitor who stands 4 feet, 11 inches tall, and weighs between 116 and 120 pounds, uses every bit of her size to dominate some of the […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit



Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory; Scott Seigman, scripture. Message, “Psalm 103: Clinging to Dust,” Jesse Kahler. Central Mennonite Sunday: Bev Miller, Ralph & Carolyn Metzler, greeters; Anita, Kate & Leah Roth, music leaders; Leslie Nafziger, Duane Beck, Anita Roth, offertory; Kate & Lynn Roth, scripture readers. Message, “Hero*,” David Elkins; prayer, Regina Wenger. Lockport Mennonite […]

All-Tournament Team



Three members of the Archbold Acme baseball team – Sam Petersen, Brandon Miller, and Ian Radabaugh, were named to the 2016 All-Tournament Team. The Streaks defeated Celina 3-2, Monday, July 18, to win the state championship.– courtesy photo