Worley Found Guilty On All Counts

James D. Worley, 58, rural Delta, was found guilty on all counts filed against him in the 2016 death of Sierah Joughin, of the Metamora area. He was found guilty of two counts of abduction, four counts of kidnapping, two counts of felonious assult, two counts of murder, two counts of aggravated murder (with death penalty specifications), one count of […]

Archbold Police Log

March 16 9:45 am: Truck struck utility wire, lines down, fire in ditch, Ryder Trucking. 11:50 am: Traffic detail, Myers Rd. 1:33 pm: Traffic detail, Myers Rd. 4:17 pm: Civil problem, 100 block West St. 8:13 pm: Picked up branches from road, 1200 block Lindau St. March 17 4:49 am: Citation to Ronald Eglar, 64, Stryker, speeding, Taylor Prkwy. and […]

Archbold Track Teams Open Season

The spring track season has opened, and Dina Gladieux, Archbold head coach, will use her athletes’ positive leadership with tournamentlevel experience on both the boys and girls teams to lead them again this season. Gladieux is in her eighth year as AHS head coach. She spent 20 years as an assistant coach: in 1991 at Gorham-Fayette, from 1992- 96 at […]

Cause of House Fire Near Ridgeville Corners Undetermined

Adam Meyer, a captain with the Ridgeville Township Fire Department, said Monday, March 26, the cause of a fire that severely damaged a home in the Ridgeville Corners area is undetermined. Meyer said officials of the State Fire Marshal office were on the scene Monday morning, but were unable to determine a cause for the fire, which started Saturday, March […]

Melvin D. Leidig

Melvin D. Leidig, 92 of Orrville, formerly of Canton, died on March 19, 2018, in the Orr- Villa Retirement Community after a period of declining health while under hospice care. Melvin was born on Aug. 3, 1925, in Pompeii, Mich., to the late Rueben and Emily (Teuscher) Leidig. Melvin is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois (Gisel); his […]

Colorful Eggs

Top: The Easter eggs collected by Clayton Yedica, 4, Archbold, were so colorful, he had to wear sunglasses. He was one of many children who participated in the Saturday, March 24 Easter Egg Hunt at Ruihley Park. Right: Lydia Wyse, Ridgeville Corners, sorts through the eggs she collected. Wyse turn 12 years old today, Wednesday.– photos by David Pugh

Fire Chief Reviews First Year On Job

It was just over a year ago that Dave Davis became chief of the Archbold Fire Department. An AFD firefighter since 1992, he is quick to credit the support of others. “I’ve always said I’ve had a lot of support, and I think that support helped make it (the first year on the job) go better,” he said. He called […]

Donna Marie Nafziger

Donna Marie Nafziger, age 87, of Archbold, passed away late Saturday evening, March 24, 2018, at CHP-Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Donna was born in Fulton County, Ohio, on Jan. 6, 1931, the daughter of George and Sylvia (Short) Schmucker. On Nov. 14, 1949, she married Maurice Nafziger at Lockport Mennonite Church, and he preceded her in death in 2009. She […]

Howard H. Torrence

Howard H. Torrence, age 94, formerly from Archbold, passed away on April 1, 2018, in Toledo, Ohio.  Born in Toledo on Nov. 22, 1923, Howard graduated from Pemberville High School in 1942 before enlisting in the Army Signal Corp. of the U.S. Army. Howard married Janice Guthrie on Dec. 27, 1942, before being deployed to Europe, where he spent time […]

Snyders’ Gifts To Fairlawn Auction Go Back 20 Years

Howard and Carolyn Snyder, Pettisville, have a giving spirit. For many, many years, the couple has donated handcrafted items to the Fairlawn Auxiliary Auction. The 52nd annual auction is Thursday, April 5, and Friday, April 6 at Founder’s Hall, Sauder Village. Carolyn’s involvement dates back to “between 1997 and ‘98. I don’t remember,” she said. At the time, she managed […]

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