St Rt. 66-Co. Rd. 24 Report, Recommendation Delayed

Bob Seaman, Archbold village engineer, said the final engineering feasibility report of the proposed realignment of St. Rts. 66 and 2 over what is now Co. Rd. 24 has been delayed. The report, which will include a recommendation on whether or not to construct the proposed improvement will now be ready by mid- to late-February, said Seaman. Background The controversial […]

Wauseon Man Convicted On Marijuana Charges

Mitchel Bachman, 19, Wauseon, was convicted by a jury of eight men and four women on drug-related charges. Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said the jury found Bachman guilty of trafficking in marijuana and permitting drug abuse, both fifth-degree felony charges. The jury deliberated for about two hours before returning its verdict. Bachman was indicted on the two charges […]

Pettisville Woman Receives Prison Term

Rebecca A. Hopper, 37, Pettisville, was given a prison sentence in Fulton County Common Please Court. Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said in a press release that Hopper was sentenced on Wednesday, Jan. 11, to six months in prison on a charge of possession of heroin. A Fulton County Grand Jury originally indicted her on the charge on Sept. […]

Indians Top Blue Streaks 47-40 In NWOAL Battle

Wauseon is 2-0 in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League after a 47-40 boys basketball win over visiting Archbold, Friday, Jan. 20, in front of a packed gymnasium. The Indians, ranked 15th in Division II by the Associated Press in last week’s poll, upped their record to 12-1. The Streaks dropped to 9- 3, 1-1 NWOAL. Archbold suffered from a slow […]

2017 Pettisville Homecoming Court

Pettisville High School celebrates its boys basketball Homecoming when the Blackbirds host Ayersville, Saturday, Feb. 4. Members of the Homecoming court are, front row, from left: Zoe Bullano, freshman attendant; Esmeralda Hernandez, senior attendant; Jaxon Wyse, kindergarten escort; Carly Bontrager, Homecoming queen; Colette Heising, kindergarten attendant; Elizabeth Sauder, junior attendant; Morgan Leppelmeier, sophomore attendant. Back row: Mitchell Avina, freshman escort; […]

Archbold EMS Log

Jan. 7 4:59 am: 2400 block Co. Rd. 24, medical, transported to Fulton County Health Center. 10:40 am: Archbold Medical Center, difficulty breathing, transported to FCHC. 11:31 am: Archbold Medical Center, medical, transported to FCHC. Jan. 8 11:19 am: Fairlawn Haven, medical, transported to FCHC. 11:25 am: 100 block Garden Dr., medical, transported to FCHC. Jan. 9 1:50 pm: Accident, […]

Area Woman Sentenced

A rural Fayette woman was sentenced Tuesday, Jan. 17, to 360 days in jail in Fulton County Common Pleas Court: •Jenna Bieber, 31, rural Fayette; indicted Aug. 15, 2016, on four counts, endangering children; previously entered no-contest pleas to three counts, endangering children; on Jan. 29, 2016, she did recklessly create a substantial risk to the health or safety of […]

PHS Girls Beat Edon, Fall To Swanton In OT

Tied at 40 after regulation, Swanton outscored Pettisville 12-2 in overtime to defeat the Birds 52-42, Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Swanton, in non-league action. The Blackbirds bounced back Friday, Jan. 20, when they welcomed the Edon Blue Bombers to the Bird Cage. Down 16-12 at the half, Pettisville outscored the Bombers 25-11 in the second half to capture a 35-27 […]

Village, Township Reach Accord On Fire Department

Archbold Village Council and the German Township Trustees reached an accord on the transfer of ownership of the Archbold Fire Department equipment. In a Monday, Jan. 23 meeting, the two sides worked out a deal both agreed to in less than an hour. For decades, the village has paid the firefighters and owned and maintained the buildings where the equipment […]

Cordoba Serving Sentence In Lebanon

Just over one year ago, Romauldo Cordoba, Jr., 40, Archbold, was sentenced to 14 years in prison after he shot and killed Joshua McJilton, 27, Oceanside, Calif. The shooting occurred about 1 am, April 25, 2015, when Cordoba was confronting his estranged wife in a downtown Wauseon parking lot. McJilton intervened, and during the confrontation, Cordoba shot McJilton twice. McJilton […]