Pettisville Schools Lose Almost $250,000 Under Proposed State Budget

The Pettisville School District could lose almost a quarter of a million dollars in state support in the two-year state budget proposed by John Kasich, Ohio governor. The Pettisville school board got its first look at the governor’s budget proposal, and its potential effect on the financial picture of the district, at its Monday, Feb. 6 meeting. Steve Switzer, superintendent, […]

Public Meetings

Trustees German Township Trustees, Monday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., township building, 305 W. Mechanic St., Archbold. Franklin Township Trustees, Monday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m., Franklin Township Building, Zone. School Board Archbold Area School Board, Monday, Feb. 13, 5 p.m., Archbold High School, 600 Lafayette St. Park Board Ridgeville Park Board, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m., Ridgeville Fire Station. Water & […]

PHS Freshman Boys Drop Two

The Pettisville freshman boys basketball team dropped to 7-8, 4-5 in the Buckeye Border Conference with two losses last week. North Central defeated the Birds 35-33 in double overtime, Monday, Jan. 30. Mitchell Avina led Pettisville with 13 points. Joel Flory had 10. The Birds lost to Archbold 48-25, Tuesday, Jan. 31. Avina scored nine to lead PHS.

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Archbold Deserves Bigger Share Of Sales Taxes: Bentz

Noting that one local car dealer has sales of nearly $30 million a year on its own, Vaughn Bentz, Archbold village councilman, questioned why Archbold isn’t getting more money from sales taxes. During the Monday, Feb. 6 council meeting, Bentz said the village is still getting the same 17% share of sales tax revenue as it has for years in […]

Charles H. Backhaus

Charles H. Backhaus, 95 years old of Napoleon, passed away on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Genacross Lutheran Services Napoleon Campus. He was born on Friday, Aug. 26, 1921, in Defiance County, Ohio, the son of the late Arnold R. Backhaus and the late Agnes J. (Schroeder) Backhaus. Charles was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ridgeville Corners. […]


Luke Fisher, AHS ‘15 and son of Vern and Rosemary, grabbed one rebound in Bethel College’s 90-73 Crossroads League victory over Goshen College, Wednesday, Feb. 1. Fisher had seven points and five rebounds in a 91-73 CL victory over Grace College, Saturday, Feb. 4. The Pilots, ranked fourth in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division II poll, are 24-3, […]

Hursts Finish 10-Year Art Project at St. John Lutheran

Through good times and bad, sickness and health, Sue and Steve Hurst, rural Ridgeville Corners, and the congregation of St. John Lutheran Church have put the finishing touches on a 10- year project. They recently installed the last of 10 hand-crafted stained-glass windows in the church, which is located at the intersection of St. Rt. 66 and US 6, south […]

Gertrude (Seiler) Hitt

Gertrude (Seiler) Hitt, age 89, of Archbold, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. She passed away at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. From a child, Gertrude loved Jesus and was baptized and attended Archbold Evangelical Church. She loved church and school. She was born on Oct. 8, 1927, on the family farm […]


Pettisville 7th Grade Girls Basketball Pettisville def. Montpelier 22-19, Monday, Jan. 30. Pettisville leading scorer: Addison Moyer 9. BBC Tournament: Pettisville (16-2, 12-0 BBC) def. Edon 17-13, Saturday, Feb. 4. Pettisville leading scorer: Karsen Pursel 9. Pettisville 8th Grade Girls Basketball Montpelier def. Pettisville (5-13, 4-8 BBC) 29-21, Monday, Jan. 30. Pettisville leading scorers: Xavia Borden, Kearsten Zuver, Ellie Wixom, […]

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