Art Show Attendees

Rachelle Weirauch, Fayette, right, and her children Trevor, 4, middle, and Trey, 8, view some of the two-dimensional art on display at the Archbold Elementary School Art and Music Show, Thursday, Jan. 19. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional student art projects were shown, along with musical performances. Trey is a second grader at Archbold Elementary.– photo by David Pugh

Granddaughter Of Local Couple Killed In Crash

The granddaughter of an Archbold couple died as a result of a two-vehicle crash, Thursday, Jan. 19, near Roanoke, Va. Hannah Marie Hochstetler, 26, of Jackson, Miss., formerly of Goshen, Ind., died in the crash. She is the granddaughter of Bill and Marilyn Grieser, Archbold, and the daughter of Michael and Elisabeth Grieser, Goshen. The Virginia state police report on […]

Archbold Fire Log

Jan. 9 4:12 pm: Manufactured home fire, Colony Meadows, Lot 14; owner: Elipdio Contradas, same address; cause: heater used to thaw frozen pipes under home; damage, $10,000, building and contents. 8:23 pm: Electrical fire, 201 College St., Fayette, assist Fayette Fire. Jan. 11 3:25 pm: Structure fire, 172 Dame St., Pettisville; owner: Dennis Peabody, rural Archbold; tenant: Josh Prather; cause: […]


Archbold 8th Grade Boys Basketball The Blue Streaks picked up two home victories last week by beating Tinora 47-33, Tuesday, Jan. 17, and Ayersville 55-33, Thursday, Jan. 19. Noah Gomez scored 14 points against Tinora while Antonio Cruz, Parker Von Deylen, and Trey Theobald combined for 14. Austin Roth scored 21 points against Ayersville while Gomez scored 12 and Brandon […]

Rookie Bible Quizzers

The 19 Northwest Ohio rookie Bible quizzers were treated with a special all-rookie fun match after a challenging day of quizzing over the book of Ephesians, Sunday, Jan. 15. These eight first-year quizzers, representing six area Bible quiz teams, are, from left: Nathaniel Adkins and Samuel Clemens, both from Sonrise Community; Nancy Kelb, North Clinton; Meg Mello, YFC Outback; Carter […]

Public Meetings

Park Board Archbold Village Park Board, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St.

Cars Collide

A two-car collision occurred about 10:47 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 17 as the drivers were yielding to emergency vehicles, an Archbold police report states. Angela L. Hayes, 27, Montpelier, was driving a car eastbound on West Barre Road, and had pulled over and stopped to yield to an emergency vehicle. Palos Fatima S. Bautista, 20, Wauseon, was traveling east behind Hayes. […]

A New Information Landscape

Post-truth. Fake news. Alternative facts. These are the new buzzwords in today’s media landscape, and they are disturbing. In reality, the names may be new, but the base concept has a long history. All three were practiced in some form or another before being implemented and given a new name. Post-truth is the name given to repeating the same information […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Mark, The Short Story: Jesus The truth-teller-Mark 10:1-12,” Jesse Kahler. Central Mennonite Sunday: Bev Miller, Marv & Sharon Lantz, greeters; Duane Beck, Justice Beck, prelude, offertory; Anita Roth, song leader; Jodi Crossgrove, worship leader. Message, “Practicing the Craft of Tapestry Restoration,” Regina Wenger; prayer, Dave Elkins. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: […]

Erma Kauffman

Erma Kauffman died of natural causes on Jan. 20, 2017, at the age of 82. She was born Erma Mae King on May 17, 1934, on a farm in Fulton County, Ohio. She grew up in the Mennonite communities of Wauseon and Pettisville, Ohio, working on the farm while attending school. She graduated from Goshen College in Indiana in 1961 […]

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