Archbold Second Graders Take The Stage

Archbold second grade students prepare to take a bow after a Thursday afternoon, Dec. 13 performance of their annual musical, “Forty Winks ‘Till Christmas.” All kinds of magical things happen during the show, including toys coming to life and a visit by Santa Claus. The second grade musical is a tradition that stretches back many years. Dorothy Lambert, elementary principal, […]

Counterfeit Bill Found

A counterfeit $100 bill was passed at the Archbold One Stop store and gas station around 2 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 5, an Archbold police report states. Police were informed of the fraudulent bill by a store official on Friday, Dec. 7. Police took statements from those involved and sought video recordings from the approximate time the bill was passed. The […]

Juvenile Located, Case Referred To Prosecutors

Few details are being released in relation to a report of a runaway juvenile filed with Archbold police about 4:15 pm, Monday, Dec. 10. The complainant told officers the youth did not show up at school on Monday, and may be on the way to a grandfather’s home. Tera Rogers, an officer, said the youth was located outside the immediate […]

$1.6 Million Raised At #GivingTuesdayNWO

Shari Beck thought her fundraiser, #GivingTuesday NWO, would raise a few hundred thousand dollars. “When I thought of the idea for the event, we’d thought we’d be lucky to get $500,000, $250,000 even,” she said. “Once we were able to find matching dollars, even then, we thought, ‘Are we even going to get $500,000?’ “Then, it was, ‘Are we going […]

Investigate Assault Case

Archbold police are investigating an assault that occurred at the intersection of North Defiance Street and West Lutz Road about 7:30 pm, Monday, Dec. 10. Lucas W. Wyse, 32, West Unity, arrived at the police station with facial wounds, saying he had been assaulted by a white male, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, with beard stubble, driving […]

Local Man Cited

Ronald C. Stockburger, 73, 502 Union St., was cited for failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead following a collision on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 5:24 pm. The Archbold police report states Stockburger was driving a mini-pickup truck west on Union Street, when he collided with a parked sportutility vehicle owned by Jessica Faber, rural Edon. The SUV was […]

Ridgeville Corners Residents Appear In New Clint Eastwood Film, ‘The Mule’

Ted Lange, Ridgeville Corners, said when he got a call from a Hollywood movie producer saying the director of a new movie wanted him, his wife Mollie, and their band SqueezeBox in a film, “it was a little surreal.” And oh, by the way– the director and star of the movie was Clint Eastwood. “Needless to say, we were a […]

Fulton County Court News

Common Pleas Court First Gauranty Mortgage Corp, Irvine, Calif., plaintiff vs Bradley Pelland, Columbus, defendant. Foreclosure. Wendy Duden, Wauseon, plaintiff vs Bradley Duden, Stryker, defendant. Divorce. Brantley Hinders, Delta, plaintiff vs Brandi Hinders, Delta, defendant. Divorce. The Henry County Bank, Napoleon, plaintiff vs Steven Patterson, Delta, defendant. Foreclosure. Portfolio Recovery Associates, Norfolk, Va., plaintiff vs Lettie Deeds, Delta, defendant. Other […]

Library Employees Receive Raises

Employees of Archbold Community Library will receive raises starting in 2019, thanks to action by the library board during its Wednesday, Dec. 12 meeting. Following an executive session of about 30 minutes, the board approved a measure increasing pay for hourly employees by 50 cents per hour. Salaried employees will receive a 3% pay hike. The board also approved temporary […]

Archbold Must Go It Alone To Solve Traffic Problem: Morton

Kevin Morton, Archbold Village Council president, said if Archbold is going to solve its traffic problem, the answer will have to come from council itself. Morton told council at its Monday, Dec. 17 meeting, that after almost a year of meetings of the Archbold Traffic Flow Improvement Committee, “It’s become evident from a county standpoint that they believe that it’s […]

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