2018-11-28

Youth Enters Apartment



Jessica Lee French, 32, East Gardens, told Archbold police a young juvenile had entered her apartment sometimes between 9 am and 1 pm, Sunday, Nov. 18. French told officers items were taken from her child’s room. She contacted the other juvenile’s parent, and the items were returned. Police marked the case closed.

Another Chapter Ends In Ruralogic Story



The year 2010 was a difficult time for Archbold. The local economy had taken a beating as a worldwide economic downturn led to some of the worst times since The Great Depression of the 1930s. The previous year saw double-digit unemployment, with a low of 12.1%. Fypon moved out. Archbold Hospital was downgraded to a medical center, with no emergency […]

Weather Might Have Caused Broken Window



Weather is believed to be the cause of a broken rear window in a sport utility vehicle. Crystal Miller, 41, Napoleon, told police when she went into work at Sauder Funeral Products at 9:45 am, Tuesday, Nov. 20, and checked on her vehicle at 11:24 am, she discovered the broken window. After investigating, the officer could not find a cause […]

Many Reasons To Put The Phone Down

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Do cell phones cause cancer? The largest and most expensive study to date has determined there is “some evidence,” a notch higher on the confidence continuum from “equivocal evidence.” Looking at 3,000 rodents, spending $30 million, and extending two decades, the National Toxicology Program found positive evidence that radio waves from some types of cell phones could raise the risk […]

Public Meetings



Trustees Ridgeville Township Trustees, Monday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m., Ridgeville Fire Station, downtown Ridgeville Corners. Village Council Archbold Village Council, Monday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St.

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 Tony Warncke was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Archbold Area School Board. Warncke fills the unexpired term of David Yoder, a nine-year veteran who resigned to spend more time with his family. He said he comes to the board with no particular agenda. “My first obligation is to become informed,” […]

Protection Order Violated?



Archbold police are looking into the possible violation of a protection order. Teresa L. Felix, 36, reported the incident to police on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Felix said she received unwanted contact from a subject on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Such contact is prohibited by the protection order. The police report indicates a photograph was taken of the message. The case was […]

Two-Vehicle Crash Causes Power Outage



A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of East Lutz Road and Clyde’s Way knocked out power to the north side of Archbold about 1:39 pm, Monday afternoon, Nov. 26. One vehicle was a small bus operated by Triangular Processing, Wauseon. After colliding with a sport-utility vehicle, the bus struck a utility pole on the southwest corner of the intersection. Power […]

Lights Parade Features 44 Floats



A Lake Erie fishing boat, decorated to honor its former owner, was the winning float in the 2018 Archbold Parade of Lights, Friday, Nov. 23. Shawn Stamm said the boat belonged to his father, Roger, who died in February after battling cancer. He had no idea how many lights they put on the boat, but four to five people worked […]

Illegal Trash Dumping Case



Archbold police handled a report of illegal trash dumping on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Property owner David D. Wyse, 55, Archbold, told police trash had been placed in his dumpster by someone not authorized to do so. He asked police to speak with the suspect in the case. Officers disposed of the trash properly, and after being given a license plate […]


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