Archbold Schools Welcomes Three New Teachers

Three new teachers have joined the Archbold School District. The first day of classes for Archbold is Wednesday, Aug. 23. Derrick Baksa will teach sophomore English. A 2010 Wayne Trace High School graduate, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bluffton University in 2014 with Adolescent To-Young Adult English Education certification. Baksa taught for three years at […]

Public Meetings

Library Board Archbold Community Library Board and Audit Committee, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m., ACL, Stryker St. School Board Archbold Area School Board, Monday, Aug. 14, 5 p.m., Archbold High School, 600 Lafayette St. Pettisville School Board, Monday, Aug. 14, 8 p.m., library, Pettisville School, 232 Summit St. Trustees German Township Trustees, Monday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m., township building, 305 […]

Minivans Collide

A collision between two minivans occurred in the Rite Aid parking lot about 2 pm, Tuesday, July 25, an Archbold police report states. A minivan driven by Elaine F. Short, 70, rural Archbold, was stopped in a traffic lane waiting on another vehicle to back out of a south-facing parking space. A second minivan driven by Anthony Christopher Hoy, 43, […]

Schools Host Open Houses

With schools starting the new year as early as next week, Archbold and Pettisville schools will host open houses. Archbold Elementary School hosts an open house, Monday, Aug. 21, 5-6:30 pm. An open house at Archbold Middle School is Monday, Aug. 21, 6-7:30 pm. A “Meet the Teachers” Night at Archbold High School is Thursday, Aug. 24, 6 pm. The […]

Archbold EMS Log

July 21 7:41 pm: Sauder Village, diabetic, transported to Fulton County Health Center. July 22 2:25 pm: Accident, US20A at Co. Rd. 20, transported one to FCHC. July 23 6:04 am: Fairlawn Apartments, lift assist, did not transport. 9:28 am: Monterey Ct., ill, transported to FCHC. 10:40 pm: Vehicle-pedestrian accident, one transported via helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, […]

One Officer Lives. One Dies

Jeremy Simon is a lucky man. Simon is a Fulton County deputy sheriff. While he was approaching a stolen car Monday night, July 31, he took two rounds from a .40 caliber handgun– and lived. A very similar situation occurred Sunday, Aug. 6, in Clinton, Mo., when Gary Michael, 37, an officer with the Clinton Police Department, was shot and […]

New Names Added To Ballot

As of the filing deadline at 4 pm, Wednesday, Aug. 9, here are the persons who filed their petitions for the Nov. 7 general election: Archbold Village Council (vote for no more than 3): Vaughn Bentz (incumbent), Drew Ginn, Stacey J. Heckel, A.J. Schroeder, Bradley A. Short. Incumbents Kenny Cowell and Ed Leininger did not file petitions. German Township Trustee […]


Keith Bott, 76, Archbold, died July 31, 2017. Survivors include five children. Short Funeral Home, Archbold. Virgil J. Waidelich, 84, Archbold, died August 7, 2017. Short Funeral Home, Archbold.

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007 Archbold and Pettisville school districts were again ranked as “Excellent” on the Ohio Department of Education school district report cards. Three districts– Gorham- Fayette, Pike-Delta-York and Swanton– were ranked Effective, the second-highest level. Joan Aschliman, Archbold, chairman of the Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees, said Monday the board has a procedure […]

Couple Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Robert De- Vries, Archbold, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Robert DeVries and Carol Knapp were married Aug. 12, 1967, at St. John’s Christian Church by Rev. A.C. Fisher. They are the parents of one son, Mike (Jen) DeVries, Napoleon. They have three grandsons and three greatgrandchildren. The couple will celebrate the occasion with a trip to […]

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