Pumpkin Festival Winners

Winners at the 23rd annual Pettisville Pumpkin Festival, Friday, Oct. 7: 2nd grade, Mrs. Borton: Riley Riegsecker, 1st; Rylee Bevard, 2nd. 2nd grade, Mrs. Holsopple: Ashalyn Rice, 1st; Kenlee Bronson, 2nd. 4th grade, Mrs. Miller: Grace Remington, 1st place; Taylyn Herschberger, 2nd. 4th grade, Mr. Hoops: Madison Remington, 1st; Sophie Dimick, 2nd. 6th grade, Mrs. Walker: Jaret Beck, 1st; Brendan […]

Western District 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.) Michael Canada, Archbold, expired license plates, S. Defiance St., $37, $88. Kevin G. Frey, rural Archbold, speeding, 69-55, US20A, $37, $88. Manda Jean Tilton, Whitehouse, speeding, 69-55, Co. Rd. C, $37, $88. Laura […]

AHS Boys Soccer Finishes Season 15-0-1

The Archbold boys soccer team concluded its seventh season, and first as a school sport, on the road with a 5-0 shutout at Woodmore, Tuesday, Oct. 11. The Streaks finish the season with Bryan as cochampions of the Northwest Ohio Athletic League. Both finished with 4-0-1 records; the two teams played to a 0- 0 tie on Sept. 1. Finishing […]


Pettisville Girls Win Team Championship

Pettisville won the Div. III District 2 girls cross country championship at Ottawa, Saturday, Oct. 22. The Birds finished with 46 points, easily defeating second-place Columbus Grove, which finished with 67. Archbold finished eighth with 258. The top five teams and those individuals that finish in the top 20 advance to the regional tournament at Tiffin, Saturday, Oct. 29.   […]

Performs With DC Band

These Archbold High School Marching Band members participated in the Defiance College Yellow Jacket Marching Band High School Experience Day, Saturday, Oct. 15. Those who participated in the experience performed with the Yellow Jacket band during the DC football game, which was Homecoming. From left: Hannah Bowers, a junior trumpet player; Scott Holland, a senior on sousaphone; and Olivia Ribali, […]

Woman Jailed For Disorderly, Resisting Arrest

Makayla Engler, 18, Archbold, was being held at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio Monday afternoon, Oct. 17, after she was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The Archbold police report on the incident states officers were called to the Home Restaurant about 5:07 pm, Friday, Oct. 14, on a report of a disorderly customer. “Upon arriving […]

Pettisville Boys Soccer Finishes 8-3-5

The Pettisville boys soccer team finished the regular season with an 8-3-5 record after a win and a tie last week. The Birds hosted Continental for Senior Night, Tuesday, Oct. 11. It was the final home game for Aaron Bontrager, Tessa Waidelich, Levi Nofziger, Gabe Beck, Christian Stevens, John Rufenacht, and Caleb Rychener. The Pirates had four shots on goal […]

2016-10-19 E-Edition

Halliday Challenges Gardner For State Senate District Two

Randy Gardner, incumbent Ohio state senator (RBowling Green) faces a challenge from Kirk W. Halliday, (D-Vermillion) in the Tuesday, Nov. 8 general election. The contest is for Ohio Senate District Two, which includes most of Fulton County, including Archbold and Pettisville. Not included in District Two are Swanton and Delta, and the area south of Co. Rd H and east […]


Alta Dunning, 94, Archbold, died Oct. 12, 2016. Survivors include eight children. Short Funeral Home, Archbold. Marilyn M. Phillips, 82, Wauseon, died Oct. 17, 2016. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon. Edward Diener, 98, Souderton, Pa., and formerly of Archbold, died Oct. 16, 2016. Short Funeral Home, Archbold.