Three Recognized At NSCC

Three Archbold residents recently received the Northwest State Community College Award of Merit. Those recognized were Stephen DeLaney, a business management student; Mica Peterson, a student in the Mechatronics program; and Hannah Roth, a student in mechanical engineering technology. The college faculty chooses Award of Merit recipients from their respective divisions. Graduates are chosen for the award is based on […]

North Central No Match For Blackbirds

Pettisville welcomed North Central to the Bird Cage, Tuesday, Dec. 18, for a Buckeye Border Conference matchup. The Birds jumped out to an early lead and kept scoring to win 90-27. Pettisville (5-1, 3-1 BBC) buried 12 treys, but it was a smothering defense that propelled the Birds to their biggest win of the season. “I think it started on […]

Nov./Dec. Super Streaks Named

Dorothy Lambert, Archbold elementary principal, announced the names of the Super Streaks for November and December at the Monday, Dec. 17 school board meeting. Super Streaks are students recognized for their good behavior. They are nominated by their teachers. The character trait of the month was being helpful. Kindergarten: Gabi Martinez, Conner Meyer, Presley Wyse, Eva Lemley, Jaxson DeVries, Declan […]

Second Quarter Makes The Difference In Ahs Win Over Pettisville

With the score tied at 11 after one period, Archbold outscored Pettisville 21-10 in the second on its way to a 57- 47 non-league victory in girls basketball, Thursday, Dec. 20, in the Thunderdome. “This was a good win against a solid Pettisville team,” said Brian Ziegler, AHS head coach. “Pettisville has enough good shooters– they are never out of […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Fourth Sunday of Advent Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Silence: 400 Years, (Galatians 4:4-5),” Jesse Kahler. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Don & Romaine Beck, Mike & Linda Stuckey, greeters; chimes prelude and offertory; Todd & Stephanie Schmucker, worship leaders; Nancy Nofziger, candle lighter; Pete King, chorister; Jana & Hannah Wheeler, childrens lesson. Special music, primary […]


Pettisville 7th Grade Boys Basketball Wauseon def. Pettisville 47-14, Saturday, Dec. 8. Pettisville leading scorer: Johnny Fenton 6. Wauseon def. Pettisville (1-5, 1-4 BBC) 17-6, Monday, Dec. 17. Pettisville leading scorer: Joey Ripke 4. Pettisville 7th Grade Girls Basketball Fayette def. Pettisville (4-3, 3- 2 BBC) 18-17, Monday, Dec. 17. Pettisville leading scorer: Grace Crawford 7. Pettisville 8th Grade Boys […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Dec 12: Alyssa & Shane Bruner, Wauseon, boy; Kate & Michael Brown, Wauseon, boy. Dec. 18: Christa & Andrew Alsaugh, West Unity, girl; Katie & Luke Hutchinson, Wauseon, boy. Def. 19: Andrianna Grovers, Wauseon, boy.

Border Issues Impact All

It takes more than 20 hours to drive from Archbold to the Texas- Mexico border, but what’s happening there is not isolated from us. Many families in Archbold can trace their heritage to Mexico and Latin America. Many of the families are our friends and neighbors. But with all due respect to those who call for secure borders, what’s been […]


Blood Drive Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross blood drive: Thursday, Dec. 27, 12-6 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1075 Glenwood., Napoleon. Senior Center Fulton County Senior Center, Archbold site, Ruihley Park Scout Cabin, program highlights: Jan. 1, closed; Jan. 4, birthday cake; Jan. 8, marijuana & opioids: what you need to know; Jan. 15, blood pressure […]

Teacher’s Honor Demonstrates Flaw In School Grading System

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The selection of a Toledo high school teacher as the state’s Teacher of the Year suggests either that the state’s teacher of the year selection process is flawed or its method of grading Ohio school districts is. Based on a review of her accomplishments, it is obvious that Mona Al-Hayani deserved the award that was announced last month. So the […]