2018-08-15

1971 State Champions Honored



The 1971 Archbold American Legion state baseball championship team was honored prior to the start of the Napoleon River Bandits game in the 2018 Great Lakes American Legion tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Mercy Field in Toledo. Sponsored by B.L.W. Post 311, Archbold was the first local Legion team to win a state title, and went undefeated in the tournament […]

Crash At Crossing



A two-vehicle crash occurred at the Defiance Street Norfolk Southern railroad crossing about 12:31 pm, Wednesday, Aug. 1, an Archbold police report states. A sport-utility vehicle, driven by David L. Smith, 64, Archbold, was traveling north on North Defiance Street, just north of the crossing. A second SUV, driven by Reginald A. Moseley, was following Smith. Smith stopped in traffic. […]

Jaramillo Takes Over Helm Of PHS Cross Country



With the retirement of Tom Wagner, Gabe Jaramillo has become only the third head cross country coach in the history of Pettisville cross country. Phil Rychener coached the program in 1981. Wagner took over as head coach in 1982 and coached for 37 years, retiring in June. A Pettisville graduate, Jaramillo had been an assistant coach at the school for […]

Gomez Helps Set Guinness World Record




An Archbold resident has the privilege of being part of a new Guinness world record. Tonya Gomez was one of 540 registered athletes and organ recipients to covet the record for largest gathering of organ transplant recipients. The record occurred Tuesday, Aug. 7, during the Transplant Games of America, which were being held Aug. 2-7 in Salt Lake City, Utah. […]

Suspicious Activity



Benjamin D. Woolace, 43, rural Stryker, reported suspicious activity involving company vehicles, a report filed with Archbold police states. Woolace, of Woolace Electric, said on Wednesday, Aug. 1, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union flyers are being placed on his vehicles while parked at Sauder Woodworking and at a Wauseon business. Woolace told police he doesn’t have a problem with […]

PHS Golf Fourth At North Central Invite



The Pettisville golf team placed fourth in the 14-team North Central Invitational, Thursday, Aug. 9, at Montpelier. The Birds finished with a team score of 355. North Central (Black) won with 326. Maumee Valley Country Day was second with 341, and Fayette was third with 343. Max Leppelmeier was named to the All-Tournament Team with an individual score of 79 […]

Three New Teachers Join Archbold, One At Pettisville



Three new teachers have joined the Archbold Area School District, while there is one new addition at Pettisville. Becca Gerig, AHS ‘14, will teach third grade math, science, and social studies. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Taylor University, Upland, Ind., this spring. Her parents are Doug and Sue Gerig. She will also volunteer with volleyball. Intervention Bridget […]

Public Meetings



Village Council Archbold Village Council, Monday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St. Trustees Clinton Township Trustees, Thursday, Aug. 16, 1 p.m., 5736 Co. Rd. 15-1, Wauseon.

Eight Back For Pettisville Soccer



Barnaby Wyse enters his second season as the head coach of the Pettisville boys soccer team and 19th year in coaching with eight letterwinners back. The Birds won their firstever sectional championship in 2017 before falling in the district semifinals to eventual state runner-up Ottawa Hills. Pettisville finished with a 14-3-2 record. Returning are seniors Canidate Vickery, Eli Grieser, and […]

Welch Resigns



Matt Welch, 45, Archbold, convicted of embezzling cash from the Archbold Athletic Boosters, has resigned his position with the Archbold Street Department. In an email message, Donna Dettling, Archbold village administrator, said Welch formally resigned his position with the street department, Tuesday, Aug. 7. He had with the department since 2000. Under a negotiated plea, Welch pled guilty to grand […]


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