June 15-17 Weekend Events Contend With Heat Wave

Those involved with two of three events held over the Father’s Day weekend said temperatures of 100 degrees or more had little to no effect on their programs. Jennifer Kidder, director of Archbold Parks & Recreation, said she didn’t think the heat had any effect on the Backyard Bash, Saturday, June 16, in Memorial Park. “We’re from Northwest Ohio. We’re […]

Keefer Coaches Relay To State Title

Noah Keefer, son of Coe and Karen, Archbold, is in his second year as a sprints and relays track coach and football coach at May River High School, Bluffton, S.C., where he teaches English. The May River girls track team finished second in the AAA Division at the state tournament, May 11-12, while the boys team finished fifth. The boys […]

Pettisville Teachers Get 3% Raises

Teachers in the Pettisville School District will receive raises of 3% in each of the next two years. Pettisville School Board approved a new two-year contract with the Pettisville Teachers Association during its Monday, June 11 meeting. The vote came after an executive session lasting one hour, 45 minutes. Teacher salaries start out at a base pay. As teachers progress […]

Vandock Leaving Archbold Schools

In a social media post Tuesday, Kent Vandock, director of choral activities for Archbold Schools, announced that he is leaving to take a similar post in Perrysburg. “This was a very difficult decision for me,” Vandock said in his post. “Archbold has been the place I associate with my teaching career and it has been a wonderful place to see […]

John J. Miller

John J. Miller, 88, of rural Ridgeville Corners, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home. He was born March 6, 1930, in Ridgeville Corners to Joe C. and Addie (Meyer) Miller. On Aug. 1, 1954, he married Virginia Ann(Behnfeldt) Miller, who preceded him in death on Dec. 19, 2009. John was the salutatorian of Ridgeville High School […]


A June 13 article misstated the number of state championship teams of Tom Wagner, retiring Pettisville track and cross country coach. He had one.

Trains Blocking Downtown Crossings Topic At Council

Trains blocking the Defiance Street Norfolk Southern railroad crossing were the subject of both an exchange of comments on Internet social media, and discussion at Archbold Village Council. Speaking to council during its Monday, June 18 meeting, Jeff Fryman, mayor, said between people stopping by his home and more than 80 posts on the Facebook social media site, the discussion […]

Marr’Del Maria Werder

Marr’Del Maria Werder, age 76, of Archbold, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Sunday, June 17, 2018. Prior to her retirement, she had taught continuing education at the University of Toledo. Marr’Del was born in Napoleon on Dec. 4, 1941, the daughter of Delbert and Martha (Pierce) Dannenberg. On March 5, 1961, she married Bruce Werder, and he survives. […]

Mosquito Spraying Starts Thursday

Donna Dettling, Archbold village administrator, said the village mosquito abatement program starts tomorrow evening, Thursday. Spraying larvicide to kill the insects in the larva stage of development will continue on Thursday nights.

Robinson Hired At $100,000 Salary

Wind Turbine Not Fixed Yet

Marc Robinson, former Wauseon superintendent, was officially hired by the Archbold School Board at its Monday, June 18 meeting. Robinson replaces Aaron Rex, who resigned to take over as superintendent of Wapakoneta Schools. Robinson will be an interim superintendent for one school year, from Aug. 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019. Based on a 260-day contract, he will be paid […]