Debbie David Is Citizen Of Year

Tuesday, Oct. 2, was a busy day for Debbie David, Sauder Village president and chief executive officer. She had been out of town and was trying to get caught up at work and at home. She had just settled into a chair to talk via phone with her husband, David David, who was out of town. “The doorbell rang, and […]

Gladys Mabel (Schrock) Nofziger

Gladys Mabel (Schrock) Nofziger of Napoleon, formerly of Wauseon, passed away at Northcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Napoleon on Oct. 5, 2018, at the age of 93. She was born March 30, 1925, in Bay City, Mich. She was the daughter of Serenus and Melinda (Ropp) Schrock. Gladys was married to Wayne E. Nofziger on Aug. 8, 1948, and […]

AHS Girls Tennis Falls In Sectional Tourney

The Archbold girls tennis team played in the Division II sectional tournament, Thursday, Oct. 4, at Ottawa Hills High School. The Streaks failed to make it past the second round. Archbold hosted Wauseon for its final regular-season match, Monday, Oct. 8, and won 4-1 to finish the year with an 8-6 record. “I was very proud of our team this […]

Rufenachts Grateful For Community Support After Sunday Barn Fire

Normally Richard Rufenacht, rural Pettisville, gets up at 4:30 am. But Sunday morning, Oct. 7, “this nudging told me I needed to get up” a little earlier, he said. “You need to get up. You need to get up now,” he heard the voice say. “I don’t want to get up,” Richard said to himself. “Rich, you need to get […]

Western Dist. Court News

(Note: In the listing of traffic offenses, the first number is actual speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, costs.) Lacey M. Alvarez, Toledo, driving while license suspended, US20, $150, $174; possession of marijuana, $75, $98; charge of possession of drug paraphernalia dismissed. Rachel R. Nickels, rural Wauseon, seat belt, Co. Rd. 13, […]

Liberty Center Wins NWOAL Girls Soccer Title On Late Goal

Archbold’s goal of repeating as Northwest Ohio Athletic League girls soccer champion was lost with just over a minute to play against Liberty Center, Tuesday, Oct. 2. The Tigers (11-0-1, 6- 0 NWOAL) claimed the school’s first-ever NWOAL championship with a 1-0 win. “It was a great soccer game,” said Jen Kidder, AHS assistant coach. “We played and we were […]

Downtown Crossing Blocked For Seven Hours

Train Crew Member Has Family Emergency

The Defiance Street railroad crossing in Archbold was blocked for seven hours, Monday, Oct. 8, to allow a train crewman to deal with a family medical emergency. That’s what Jonathan Glass, Norfolk Southern spokesman, said in an email message to this newspaper. At one point, it was said the train stopped because one of the crew members became ill. That […]

Four Sentenced

Four people were recently sentenced in Fulton County Common Pleas Court on a variety of charges: •Maria del Carmen Lopez, 34, Wauseon; indicted Feb. 12 on one count each, tampering with records, grand theft; entered guilty plea to one count, theft Sept.7; on or about Feb. 13, 2015-Aug. 10, 2017, stole food assistance services from the Fulton County Department of […]

PHS Wins At Least A Share Of Sixth Straight Bbc Volleyball Title

Pettisville won at least a share of its sixth straight Buckeye Border Conference volleyball title with a 25- 23, 25-15, 25-16 victory over North Central (7-14, 5-6 BBC), Thursday, Oct. 4. The Birds (13-6, 10-0 BBC) are two games ahead of second place Stryker (9-2), who has one league match left. A win last night, Tuesday, against Fayette would guarantee […]

Trick Or Treat

Little ghosts and goblins will be busy on Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 30, as all three communities will hold trick-or-treat hours that evening: Archbold: 6-7:30 pm. Pettisville: 6-7:30 pm. Ridgeville: 6-7 pm. Traditionally, homeowners welcoming little visitors on Halloween night leave their porch lights on.