Lauber, Ruffer File For Reelection

Bruce Lauber and Randy Ruffer, German Township trustees, filed nominating petitions with the Fulton County Board of Elections, Friday, July 21. Their terms as trustees expire at the end of this year. Their names will appear on the ballots when voters go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Kenneth “Skip” Leupp doesn’t need to seek reelection until 2019. Persons […]


Rodney Lee Taylor, 60, Wauseon, died July 22, 2017. Survivors include his wife, Debra, and four children. Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold.

Trustees Go Forward With Fire Tax Levy

Despite the fact negotiations over who will own the Archbold Fire Department equipment are at a standstill, the German Township Trustees voted to go forward with a new fire levy. During their Monday, July 24 meeting, trustees voted to accept the estimate that Brett Kolb, Fulton County Auditor, provided. Kolb told the trustees a new two-mill property tax levy for […]

Bouncy Fun

Jarrett Lauber, 8, Archbold, bounces on an inflatable ride in Ruihley Park, Wednesday, July 19, during Grief Camp, an event sponsored by CHP Home Care & Hospice. The goal of the camp is to help children who have experienced a loss in their lives, such as a friend or relative, cope with the grief. Part of the camp demonstrates to […]

Sommers Pleads To Sex Crimes In Williams Co.

Ryder E. Sommers, 21, Fayette, has entered a guilty plea to chargers of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in Williams County. Stacey Stiriz, assistant Williams County prosecutor, said Sommers entered a negotiated plea on Monday, July 10. As part of the negotiation, Stiriz said the Williams County Prosecutor Office will recommend Sommers spend 30 months in […]

This One!

Lexa Richardson, Archbold, helps her three-year-old sister Brinly pick flavors to add to ice cream during the Adriel Auxiliary Ice Cream Social, Thursday, July 20, in the Ruihley Park Pavilion. Money raised by the event supports Adriel, which provides services to children in need.– photo by David Pugh

Dan Benecke Named Ridgeville Fire Chief

Dan Benecke, a 20-year veteran of the Ridgeville Township Fire Department, has been named the new chief. He follows in the footsteps of his father, Dex, who held the post twice– from 1985- 1999, and from 2006- 2012. Dan Benecke replaces Kenneth Freytag, who died June 17. Freytag was named chief in September 2012. Freytag was out on medical leave […]

Collision In Drive-Thru

A collision occurred in the drive-thru lane at the Archbold McDonald’s about 10:11 pm, Thursday, July 13. The Archbold police report states Francis M. Flick, 46, Archbold, was driving a van, which was stopped in the drive-thru lane. Passengers were Belle Clark, 17, and Harley Clark, 10, all of the same address. The report states Flick was adjusting her seat […]

Vehicle-Pedestrian Accident Victim Identified

    The Archbold Police Department has identified two-year-old Andres Jeremy Mireles, of 700 North Defiance Street as the child struck by a sport-utility vehicle Sunday, July 23.     Archbold Rescue responded to the accident. Rescue workers called in a helicopter ambulance, which landed in the St. Peter Catholic Church parking lot. Mireles was transferred from an Archbold Rescue ambulance to […]

Child Struck By Vehicle

Dave Davis, Archbold fire chief, confirmed a rumor that the individual struck by a vehicle Sunday night, July 23, was a child. Neither he nor Thom Ross, police chief, would release more than that. Ross said two officers are conducting an investigation into the mishap, which occurred about 10:40 pm. Ross said as of Monday evening, the officers had not […]