Second Grade Thespians

Willa Ruffer, seated on the floor, and Bella Miller were two of the actors in the Archbold Elementary School Second Grade Musical, “The Grumps of Ring-A-Ding Town,” Thursday, Dec. 15 in the AHS auditorium. There was a dress rehearsal for other elementary students in the afternoon, followed by a performance for the public that evening.– photo by David Pugh

Pickups Collide Dec. 13

A collision between two pickups occurred in the 700 block of Pleasant Street about 6:35 pm, Monday, Dec. 12, an Archbold police report states. A pickup driven by Gerardo Robles, 18, Archbold, was traveling north in the 700 block of Pleasant Street, with passenger Jayden Flathers, 7, Archbold. A second pickup, driven by Joseph A. Booth, 38, Archbold, was backing […]


Archbold 7th Grade Boys Basketball Archbold ran its record to 3-1 last week. The Streaks hit the road to face Anthony Wayne, Tuesday, Dec. 13. Archbold opened hot as the Streaks scored 16 first-quarter points. Scoring was difficult after that and the Streaks suffered their first loss, 31-29. Cayden Alvarado led the way with 11 points. In their first home […]

AHS Students Third In Engineering Event

Students from Archbold High School placed third in the University of Toledo Engineering Competition, Archbold school board members learned at their Monday, Dec. 19 meeting. Royal Short, high school principal, said it was the first year AHS students had entered the competition. Students competed against more than 50 other teams from the region. “That’s pretty impressive,” Short said. Short also […]

Fulton Co. Unemployment Down To 4% In October

The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services estimated unemployment in Fulton County was 4% in October. It’s the third time in 2016 unemployment has been 4% or lower, and the seventh time county unemployment has been under 5% in the 10 months of 2016 for which data is available. Over the last 95 months, unemployment in Fulton County has […]

No Injuries In Crash

There were no injuries following a two-vehicle crash on South Defiance Street about 2:16 pm, Friday, Dec. 9, an Archbold police report said. The report said a van, driven by Albert Babcock, 56, rural Stryker, was traveling north on South Defiance Street, and was stopped at the traffic signal at Lugbill Road about 70 feet south of Monumental Street. Behind […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

4th Sunday of Advent Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Isaiah 38-55: Refining Trust/Perfecting Hope-Part 4,” Jesse Kahler. Central Mennonite Sunday: Daryl & Bonnie Beck, Arlene Zaerr, greeters; Jen Nafziger, prelude, offertory; Anita Roth and music team, song leader; Brenda Holdsworth, worship leader; Sandy Sauder, Advent reading. Message, “Presence in the Longest Night,” Regina Wenger; […]

Officials Anticipate New Income Tax Record

Jeff Fryman, Archbold mayor, announced village officials anticipate the municipal income tax collection will set a record for 2016. Pat Dominique, income tax commissioner, estimated that total collections for 2016 will be $4,920,390. That number could change based on refunds or additional monies coming in, but Donna Dettling, village administrator, said Dominique is confident the tax collection will set a […]

Adam Steider Completes RN Program

Adam Steider, Archbold, AHS ‘13, has completed the Northwest State Community College registered nursing associate degree program. Graduates were recognized in a pinning ceremony, Tuesday, Dec. 13. Program graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam and enter the workforce or may transfer their credits into a bachelor’s degree program.

Telephone Harassment

Christian Leonell Baez- Santos, 23, Archbold, told Archbold police that he had been harassed by telephone the night of Saturday, Dec. 10, at his residence. In talking with Baez-Santos, police were made aware of a second possible victim. Wauseon police were notified of the incident. APD is investigating.

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