2018-02-21

Grime Wins NWOAL Championship



The referee raises Gavin Grime’s arm in victory, as the senior Blue Streak celebrates his first Northwest Ohio Athletic League individual wrestling title. Seeded second, Grime scored a 3-2 decision over the number-one seed, Wauseon’s Gage Grunden (behind the referee, walking away).– photo by Mario Gomez

Earn Degrees



Zachary Mahnke earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and Michelle Kruse earned a Master of Education degree during commencement exercises on December 15, 2017 at Bowling Green State University. Both are from Archbold.

Blue Streak Boys Beat Panthers, Tigers, Dogs



The Blue Streaks went 3- 0 last week– including two Northwest Ohio Athletic League wins– to improve to 17-3, 5-1 NWOAL. In the NWOAL, the Streaks defeated Liberty Center 82- 40 and stopped Delta 90-37. In a non-league contest, Archbold beat Defiance 49-40. AHS 90, Delta 37 It was Senior Night for five Blue Streaks in the Thunderdome, Friday, Feb. […]

Railroad Crossings To Close



Fulton County officials announced Friday that Norfolk Southern railroad crossings in western Fulton County will be closed Sunday, Feb. 25, and Monday, Feb. 26. The Franklin Street crossing will be among those closed Monday.  Co. Rds. 13, 16, and 18, will be closed during the day on Sunday.  Co. Rd. 20 will be closed during the day Sunday, and then […]

March 1 Deadline For Decision On Co. Rd. 24 Project

Council Discusses Options

Archbold Village Council discussed a reduced-cost option for the Co. Rd. 24 project, and now faces a decision deadline. During the Monday, Feb. 19 council meeting, Jeff Fryman, mayor, said the village was informed the Ohio Department of Transportation has a deadline for a decision on whether to recommend relocating St. Rt. 66 to Co. Rd. 24, or call for […]

Archbold Police Log



Feb. 9 6:23 pm: Road blocked, removed recycling bin from road, 500 block Stamm St. 6:26 pm: Road blocked, removed recycling bin from road, Buckeye St. at Lauber St. 7:42 pm: Vehicle stuck in driveway, W. Lutz Rd. at village limits. Feb. 10 1:27 pm: Civil problem, 200 block Lafayette St., advised problem is a civil issue. 10:47 pm: Assist […]

AHS Second In NWOAL Tourney

Grime Lone AHS Individual Champion

Wauseon, the 2018 Division II state dual meet champion, claimed its second straight league wrestling championship at the Northwest Ohio Athletic League tournament, Saturday, Feb. 17, at Swanton. The final seven teams fought to the finish to see who would be the league tournament runner-up. In the end, Archbold held off Delta to finish second. The Indians scored 280.5 points; […]

Jackson L. Rychener



Jackson L. Rychener, age 75, passed away on Feb. 22, 2018 at Defiance Inpatient Hospice. Jackson was the son of Glen and Dorothy (Dominique) Rychener. He was born on Sept. 13, 1942, in Napoleon. On Sept. 14, 1968, Jackson married his wife, Carol Lienau, and she survives. He worked as a truck driver for Dave’s Sand and Stone, Sauder Woodworking, and […]

Pettisville Schools See Big Cost Hikes In Special Education



The Pettisville School District is seeing a dramatic increase in costs for special education, the school board learned at its Monday, Feb. 19 meeting. Steve Switzer, superintendent, said the total increase in costs for the 2017-18 school year over last year is $232,625. The school district has about $633,000 budgeted for special education, which represents about 11% of its total […]

Emily C. “Em” Dutkowski



Emily C. “Em” Dutkowski, age 46, of Sylvania, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania, with her loving family by her side. She was born on June 9, 1971 in Toledo. Emily graduated from Pettisville High School in 1989. She worked as the marketing director for Loss Realty Group for many years. Emily was an […]


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