Retired Teacher Turns In 30-Round Rifle Magazine

Saying it was time to make a statement, Tom Wagner, a retired Pettisville teacher, turned a high-capacity rifle magazine into the Fulton County Sheriff Department. Assault-style semiautomatic rifles, specifically the AR- 15, equipped with a magazine that can hold 30 or more bullets, have been the weapons of choice of those who commit mass murders, including school shootings. The last […]

Evelyn Jane Nafziger

Evelyn Jane Nafziger, 98, passed from this life to her home in glory on March 27, 2018. The first child of Harley and Fannie Nofziger, Evelyn lived in the Archbold area all of her life. She was known by her many friends as one who lived life with a sincere devotion to God, to her husband, and her family; enriching […]

HC3 Group Recognized By Governor

In a press release, Healthy Choices Caring Communities, or HC3, a countywide group fighting against youth substance abuse, announced it has been honored by John Kasich, Ohio governor. A resolution signed by Kasich extends gratitude to HC3 for its partnership with state efforts in the battle against drug abuse. “This is a fight that cannot be won without strong partners […]

AHS Thespians Are Off To See The Wizard

For the Archbold High School musical, “The Wizard of Oz,” the high school cast will be joined on stage by 37 first- through fifth-grade students from the elementary and middle schools. They will perform the role of Munchkins– residents of Munchkinland who greet Dorothy when she arrives, and the flying monkeys, who serve at the pleasure of the Wicked Witch […]

Charles Curtis “Sonny” Phillips

Charles Curtis “Sonny” Phillips, 80, of rural Fayette, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, at his home, following a short battle with cancer. Born March 3, 1938, in Waldron, Mich., he was a son of the late Howard and Eugenia (Lester) Phillips. He married Barbara A. Beaverson on Oct. 11, 1958, in Waldron, and she survives. Sonny was […]

LuCinda Sue (Cindy) Garmenn

LuCinda Sue (Cindy) Garmenn of Archbold, age 68, passed away in the University of Michigan intensive care unit on Friday, April 6, 2018.LuCinda Sue was born to Wayne & Lucille (Leininger) Zaerr on June 25, 1949, in the Wauseon hospital.  Cindy graduated from Pettisville High School and attended St. James Lutheran Church growing up. She was baptized July 24, 1949, […]

Local Water, Sewer Rate Hikes For A Third Year?

Donna Dettling, Archbold village administrator, said there is a possibility that rates for municipal water and wastewater could go up a third year. Starting June 1, customers of Archbold water and wastewater systems will see their water rates increase by 8%, and wastewater by 13%. Wastewater bills are calculated based on water consumption. It’s the second year of a two-year […]

Public Meetings

Park Board Ridgeville Park Board, Tuesday, April 10, 7 p.m., Ridgeville Fire Station. Trustees Clinton Township Trustees, Thursday, April 5, 1 p.m., 5736 Co. Rd. 15-1, Wauseon. German Township Trustees, Monday, April 9, 7 p.m., township building, 305 W. Mechanic St., Archbold. Franklin Township Trustees, Monday, April 9, 8 p.m., Franklin Township Building, Zone. School Board Pettisville School Board, Monday, […]


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Parents Help Young Egg Hunters

Left: Two-year-old Elias Ruby, Archbold, gets help from his father, Michael, during the Ridgeville Corners Easter Egg hunt on the grounds of Christ Community Church. Right: Lindsay Wyse, center, Archbold, holds the buckets for sons Grady, 3, and Brody, 19 months, at the Pettisville Egg Hunt, at the Pettisville Community Park. Both events were Saturday, March 31.– photos by David […]