Blue Streaks Turn Off The Lights On Black Knights To Win District Title

Krauss: “Why Not Us?”

After a six-year hiatus, the Archbold boys basketball team is returning to the Division III regional tournament. The Streaks (20-5) disposed of Van Buren 69-60 to win the district championship, Saturday, March 11, at the Grand Canyon at Napoleon High School. “This is awesome and a great accomplishment for our young men,” said Doug Krauss, AHS head coach. “This is […]

Delta Woman Shot, Killed; Abducted Baby Found Safe

A 23-year-old Delta woman was shot and killed at a home in Delta early Tuesday morning. A press release from the Delta Police Department said officers and rescue personnel were called to the 900 block of Fernwood Avenue in that village at about 5:10 am on a report of a gunshot victim. There, they found Amanda Mangas, 23, with a […]

AHS Girls Beat Eagles In OT To Win Semifinal

It took overtime for Archbold (26-1) to defeat Liberty Benton 37-35 in their Division III regional girls basketball semifinal, Tuesday, March 7, at Ohio Northern University, Ada. LB’s Savannah Richards put up a three-point attempt from the corner as time expired in the extra period, but the ball bounced off the rim three times before falling harmlessly away. “It looked […]

Wood-Burning Furnace May Have Started Barn Fire

An official cause has not been determined, but a wood-burning furnace is suspected of starting a fire that destroyed a barn north of Archbold, Monday evening, March 13. Dave Davis, Archbold fire chief, said the barn was owned by Christopher and Jennifer King, 23649 Co. Rd. F. The Kings and their children live in a home at that address. Davis […]

Worley Murder Trial Delayed

The trial of James Dean Worley, 57, rural Delta, has been pushed back to Jan. 16, 2018. The new date is roughly 17 months from July 22, 2016, when the body of 20- year-old Sierah Joughin, rural Metamora, was found buried in a field on Co. Rd. 7. She disappeared three days earlier while riding her bicycle in the area […]

Send Governor, Legislature Back To School

John Kasich, Ohio governor, doesn’t like the Ohio education system. From his support for charter schools to him saying, “Never let education get in the way of learning,” his disdain is obvious. He recently developed an idea to require educators to complete 40- hour “externships” with businesses as a requirement for license renewal. Teachers could see what businesses need from […]

Trustees Refute Fire Department Proposal

The German Township Trustees are not going along with a proposal for the village of Archbold to take over total control of the Archbold Fire Department and charge them $141,000 per year. That was made clear by trustees to Donna Dettling, Archbold village administrator, during the Monday, March 13 trustees meeting. During the course of the evening, it was suggested […]

Fulton County Court News

Common Pleas Court Keybank National Association, Cleveland, plaintiff vs Aaren LaPoint, Toledo, defendant. Foreclosure. Katherine Douglas, Delta, plaintiff vs Skyler Douglas, East Prairie, Mo., defendant. Divorce. Isabel Harper, Archbold, plaintiff vs Landy Rodas, Archbold, defendant. Domestic violence. Rachel Brannon, Delta, plaintiff vs Bobbie Brannon, Wauseon, defendant. Domestic violence. Midland Funding, LLC, San Diego, Calif., plaintiff vs Jessica Vollmar, defendant. Other […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2007 In the school budget proposed by Ted Strickland, Ohio governor, the Archbold Area School District gets no increase in state aid. David Deskins, superintendent, said, “The governor’s fine plan is a plan that will impact Archbold, because the governor’s goal is to steer money toward districts that have low property value.” The Fairlawn […]

Mattin Second At State Wrestling

Noah Mattin, an Archbold senior, finished second in the 138-pound weight class at the state wrestling champsionships last weekend in Columbus. See pages 6-7 for state wrestling tournament coverage.– photo by Mario Gomez

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