2017-08-16

Borer Competes At 2017 State Fair



Wyatt Borer, 10, won third place in goat showmanship, first in his weight class, and eighth in skillathon at the 2017 Ohio State Fair. He also won Outstanding Market Exhibitor for 10-year-olds. The award is given to only those who participate in skillathon, weight class & showmanship. They are awarded points for their placings in all three. A second-year 4-Her, […]

Western Dist. Court News



(Note: In the listing of traffic offenses, the first number is actual speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, costs.) Jennifer Jean Bortz, Napoleon, speeding, 68-55, Co. Rd. 19, $77, $88. Joyce Yoder, rural West Unity, failed to yield right-of-way, Airport Hwy. at St. Rt. 108, $102, $88. Susan K. Downey, Archbold, expired […]

Amusement Rides: Safe, Yet Dangerous



The death of a young man on a ride at the Ohio State Fair, Wednesday, July 26, calls into question the safety of all amusement rides. There are no firm statistics on amusement-ride safety. What information is available indicates amusement rides are safer than riding in a car, smoking cigarettes, and even fishing. James Ball, a writer for the United […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit



Pentecost Ten Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Summer In The Psalms Series: Psalm 67,” Jason Hoffman, Campus Crusade at Ohio University. Central Mennonite Sunday; Dean & Jeanette Beck, Jerry King, greeters; quartet, prelude; Kristi Miehls, song leader; Sarah Short, worship leaders; drama by Ryan Short. Message, “Technicolor Dreams,” Dave Elkins; prayer by Regina Wenger. […]

Lamb Sentenced For Insurance Fraud



Desteny Lamb, 23, Maumee, has been sentenced on a charge of insurance fraud, closing the final chapter on a 2015 house fire. Lamb, her husband, Rickey, 25, and their children were living in a home in Lyons. While the family was away on the night of Saturday, Jan. 3, a fire broke out in the home. Reports said the family […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007 Archbold Zoning Board of Appeals approved a variance for a proposed bar-restaurant coffee house and music venue that Dan and Cheryl Storrer, rural Archbold, plan to create in the former Stotzer Hardware building. Paul Barnaby, county commissioner, stopped an effort to put a half-percent (.5%) sales tax increase on the fall ballot. “We’re […]

Library Board Has One Director Candidate



One person has expressed an interest in becoming the next director of the Archbold Community Library. The person hired for the job will replace Joyce Klingelsmith, who announced her retirement during the March board meeting. She has been a library employee for almost 30 years, and director of the library for 28. Jay Budde, library board member and member of […]

Crash Spills Transformer Oil



A pickup knocked down a utility pole, Sunday, Aug. 13, causing a spill of oil from at least one of three transformers. An environmental cleanup contractor was in the village to clean up the mess that evening, which included placing absorbent booms in the village storm sewer system. Archbold police had not completed their report on the crash by press […]

A Cashless World Is Good For No One

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Visa says it’s “declaring war on cash.” It might as well say it’s declaring war on privacy, convenience, and certain vulnerable Americans. The credit-card company wants to give 50 small American businesses– for now; the program may expand– as much as $10,000 apiece to go cashless. It’s also arguing that handling cash carries labor costs: Businesses must keep track of […]

4-H News



The Countryside Clovers 4-H club held a mini-fair, Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the Fairlawn Retirement Community, Archbold. Each 4-Her was supposed to bring either a 4-H project or an animal to show the audience. All 4-H books, fair tickets, and money were due. The 4-Hers and audience were treated to ice cream. The next meeting is Tuesday, Aug. 29, 5 […]


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