Council, Trustees Meet Mon. About Fire Dept.

All six members of Archbold Village Council will be on hand when they next meet with the German Township Trustees. Council confirmed that decision at its Monday, Jan. 16 meeting. The two groups are set to meet Monday, Jan. 23, at the German Township garage, located on West Mechanic Street in Archbold. The meeting is at 6 pm. The topic […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Jan. 5: Melissa Stessen, Napoleon, boy. Jan. 6: Paige & Shawn Prichard, Wauseon, boy. Jan. 9: Jennifer & Trevor Leininger, Wauseon, boy. Jan. 10: Rachel Wodarski, Wauseon, boy. A daughter, Eden Claire, was born Dec. 6, 2016, at Community Hospitals & Wellness Centers-Bryan, to Trey and Adrianne Smith, Archbold. She weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces, and […]

Woman Struck By Pickup

Kathy L. Covarrubias, 42, Archbold, was struck by a pickup, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, and did not require hospitalization, an Archbold police report states. The report states Covarrubias and Braden Covarrubias, 11, same address, were walking north in a parking lot at Archbold High School about 5:50 pm. A pickup, driven by John H. Ordway, 64, Archbold, was turning left […]

Fighting Back

The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that Whirlpool– which has plants in Clyde, Greenville, Findlay, Marion, and Ottawa–and its workers have been damaged by unfair trade practices by China. The decision means additional duties will be applied to washing machines imported from China into the U.S. market at below-market price– so called “dumping.” The idea of dumping is that, […]

A Pie For The Principal

Top: Samantha Hancock, a pre-school student at Archbold Elementary School, looks intent as she smashes a pie in the face of Dorothy Lambert, AES principal, Friday, Jan. 13. The pies were piles of whipped cream on paper plates. Lower left: Deb Buehrer, media center director, wipes off Lambert’s goggles. Lower right: Lambert, covered in whipped cream. Elementary students were told […]

Archbold Police Log

Jan. 6 8:41 am: Unlock, Bil-Jax. 11:40 am: Miscellaneous complaints, no contact with individual, on station. 3:46 pm: Peace keep, Circle K. Jan. 7 5:11 am: Domestic trouble, arrested subject. 5:14 am: Assist fire-rescue, 1000 block Co. Rd. 24, unresponsive male. Jan. 9 8:13 am: 911 hang-up, Bil- Jax, accidental. 4:12 pm: Assist fire-rescue, Colony Meadows. Jan. 10 7:13 pm: […]

Man Scuffles With Police

A 22-year-old Archbold man faces charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and possession of drug paraphernalia after scuffling with a police officer during the morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 7. Arrested was Damon Anthony Horton, who lives in the apartment at 224 North Defiance Street, Unit A. Police were called to the apartment about 3:57 am on a report of […]

K OF C Free Throw Winners

Winners of the Archbold Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest, Saturday, Jan. 14, front row from left: Meg Mello, Gabriella Rodriguez, Jenae Kinsman, Harley Phillips, Brittney Ramirez. Back row: DJ Newman, Stephen Diller, Lucas Dominique, Austin Roth, Aden McCarty, Sean Garcia. The winners advance to the district level.– courtesy photo

Economy Strong, Mayor Says

One of the major factors in assessing the health of the Archbold economy is the village municipal income tax collections. Last year, the tax collection was record-setting. The municipal tax– 1.5% on worker paychecks and corporate profits– brought in $4,936,066.89. Jeff Fryman, mayor, said in a message to this newspaper that the arrangement between Ikea, a worldwide marketer of home […]

Archbold Woman Among Those Indicted

Shawn M. Gilbert, 43, Archbold, was one of seven people indicted by the Fulton County Grand Jury in its Monday, Jan. 9 meeting. The indictment charges her with a single count of theft. In a press release, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said Gilbert “on or about Jan. 9, 2011, to Jan. 9, 2017, allegedly obtained supplemental social security […]

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