Teamwork Vital To Life Flight, Hurst Says

As Dan Hurst, a flight nurse with the Life Flight helicopter ambulance, prepares to be interviewed, he makes one thing perfectly clear. Life Flight is “a total team effort. No one part is more important than another,” he said. “EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians), medics and nurses– there’s not a single person here not as dedicated as everyone else is. “Management […]

Jerry O. Clevenger

Jerry O. Clevenger, 74, of Archbold, died suddenly after an accident, July 25, 2018. He was born June 6, 1944, in Dixon, Ill., to Otis J. Clevenger and Lillian M. (Schmall) Clevenger. After he served in the U.S. Army, he married in 1974, and Patricia preceded him in death in 2003. Baptized Dec. 12, 1985, in Stryker, Jerry was currently […]

Welch Pleads Guilty To Theft

Athletic Boosters Embezzlement

Matt Welch, 45, the former treasurer of the Archbold Athletic Boosters, was sentenced to 50 days in jail after pleading guilty to grand theft, a felony of the fourth degree. Welch, Archbold, was convicted of taking money from the booster club account between June 1, 2015 and Jan. 5, 2018. As part of his sentence, he will be required to […]

No Injuries After Crash

No injuries resulted after a two-vehicle collision, Sunday, July 22, at about 9:30 am. The Archbold police report states a pickup truck, driven by Christopher Michaels, 41, Defiance, was traveling east on East Lutz Road. A minivan, driven by Juan R. Valdez Reyes, 37, Archbold, was traveling north in the parking lot at the East Gardens complex. Reyes turned right, […]

Band Prepares Show

Members of the Archbold High School Marching Band took some time out of their summer vacation to get ready for the 2018 marching season, in the annual weeklong band camp. Top: Members practice some of their on-the-field moves in photos taken Friday, July 27. Bottom row, from left: Ariah Qaimari plays sousaphone; Gavin Gericke concentrates on his music while playing […]

Breaks Taillight

The parents of a juvenile girl will pay to repair a car taillight that was damaged when she lost control of her bicycle, Sunday, July 22. Danielle Lauren Culbertson, 22, East Gardens, had her car parked in the apartment complex parking lot when a witness reported the girl struck the car. The incident occurred sometime between 4:45-5:10 pm that day. […]

Soybean Growers Told To Sit Tight

For area farmers with soybeans in their fields that have not been sold, Neil Rupp’s advice is to sit tight. Rupp is president of Pettisville Grain Company, a grain elevator service with headquarters in Pettisville. The price being offered for a bushel of soybeans started in the high-$9 and low-$10 range. Then the United States and China began imposing tariffs […]

Issued Summons

Anna Maribel Gomez, 41, Archbold, was issued a summons for theft by deception following an incident at Archbold SuperValu Foods. Archbold police were called to the supermarket about 3:11 pm, Saturday, July 21, where the suspect was identified to the officer. The police report states the officer contacted Gomez, who admitted to stealing about $39 in meat and other items […]

Railroad Crossings Closed

Fulton County officials said Tuesday the Norfolk Southern railroad crossings at Co. Rds. 20 and 21 were to be closed starting yesterday, Tuesday. In a notice on the Fulton County website, county officials said Norfolk Southern representatives had reported the crossings will be closed for about one week as workers replace railroad ties and replace the pavement. The crossing on […]


A Swanton woman was sentenced Wednesday, July 25, on cocaine charges in Fulton County Common Pleas Court: •Elizabeth Norman, 52; indicted on possession of cocaine April 16; indicted on same charge a second time July 16; entered guilty pleas to two counts, possession of cocaine; placed on three years community control; ordered to pay cost of prosecution, stay out of […]