2016-08-17

Worley Indicted On 19 Counts

Charges Include Death Penalty Specifications

Editor’s Note: Information from the autopsy of Sierah Joughin appears on page 5. A Fulton County Grand Jury has handed down a 19-count indictment against James D. Worley, 57, rural Delta, which includes two counts of aggravated murder with death penalty specifications. Worley is charged in connection with the assault, kidnapping, and murder of 20-year-old Sierah Joughin, of the Metamora […]

One Dead, One Still Hospitalized After Crash Near Fairgrounds



A Fayette man is dead and a four-year-old child is still hospitalized as the result of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of St. Rt. 108 and Co. Rd. J about 2:30 pm, Wednesday, Aug. 10. James Depinet, 67, Fayette, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Austin Storrs, 4, also of Fayette, a passenger in the same […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006 Archbold School Board decided to ask voters for a $1.1-million, five-year emergency property tax levy. Curtis Johnson, Fayette, Warren Kahrs, Wauseon; William O’Neil, Lyons; and Gene Patterson, Delta, were named to the 23rd Agriculture Hall of Fame. Within a couple of months, the Fulton County 911 system will be able to pinpoint the […]

German Township Trustees Respond To Secession Statement From Villages



The German Township Trustees have responded to a statement issued in June by the villages of Archbold, Delta, and Swanton. In the June statement, officials of the three villages said, “Without an ability to cooperate and develop consensus regarding the greater good of our communities, the villages find no productive benefit of being a part of any township.” “We believe […]

Archbold EMS Log



July 29 11:11 pm: Fairlawn Haven, ill, transported to Fulton County Health Center. July 30 11:52 am: Accident, Co. Rds. G and 24-3, transported one to Community Hospitals & Wellness Centers-Bryan. 12:46 pm: Recovery of remains, Co. Rds. F and 26. 3:42 pm: Archbold Medical Center, allergic reaction, transported to FCHC. July 31 2:07 am: 200 block Burke St., medical, […]

State Fair’s Youngsters Set Great Example

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For the youngsters showing livestock at the Ohio State Fair, which ran through Sunday, Aug. 7, the fun also is hard work. But the reward is much bigger than a ribbon: These youths learn responsibility, and they enjoy a sense of family teamwork and pride in hard work that has been passed from one generation of American farmer to the […]

New Fire Department Air Masks Feature Updated Technology



The Archbold Fire Department faced a dilemma. For decades, AFD has used Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, or SCBAs, to enter smoke-filled homes and buildings to search for victims trapped inside, and to fight fires. Known as air masks, smoke masks, and other names, they consist of a cylinder of compressed breathing air, fed through a regulator to a mask worn over […]

Archbold Fire Log



Aug. 10 1:21 pm: Brush fire, Wabash Cannonball Trail, 30 yards west of St. Rt. 66, no damage.

AHS Golf Wins Defiance Invite, Second At Paulding



The Archbold golf team won its first invitational of the season, beating Tinora by four strokes to win the Defiance Invitational, Monday, Aug. 8. The Streaks hosted North Central at Wauseon, Tuesday, Aug. 9, and won by 30 strokes, 164-194. AHS finished the week with a second-place finish at the Paulding Invitational, Thursday, Aug. 11. Defiance Invitational Archbold improved on […]

Council Makes $569,100 Offer For Fire Equipment



Archbold Village Council has approved offering the German Township Trustees $569,100 to purchase the equipment of the Archbold Fire Department. In a Monday, Aug. 15 meeting prior to the council meeting, the police and fire committee reviewed a draft letter to the trustees and a draft resolution. The draft versions originally offered the trustees $487,800 for the fire trucks and […]


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