Blue Streak Comeback Shocks Titans

First Time In 23 Years Archbold Boys Start 6-0

With 1.3 seconds left and down by one, Jeron Williams calmly sank two free throws to complete Archbold’s comeback with a 77-76 win over Ottawa-Glandorf in front of a near-capacity Thunderdome, Saturday, Dec. 22. The Blue Streaks (6-0) overcame a seven-point deficit with 1:33 to play to hand the Titans (5-1) their first loss of the season. “Both teams just […]

Three Arrested Dec. 18

Three people were arrested in connection with two separate incidents in the village of Archbold, Tuesday, Dec. 18. Thomas Clark, 49, 114 South Defiance Street, was arrested at his residence after police were called to the home at about 8:45 pm. It was reported a domestic incident there turned physical. The report states when police arrived, Clark “was having a […]

Three Captured After Pursuit Ends In Crash In Stryker

Three men were taken into custody following a highspeed chase that resulted in a crash in Stryker, Friday, Dec. 28. An email message to this newspaper from Robert G. Sellers, public affairs commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, said at about 9:50 am, Friday, OSHP troopers attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding on the Ohio Turnpike near mile […]

Man Dies In Three-Vehicle Crash Dec. 21

Ryan J. Shanly, 40, Walbridge, died as a result of a three-car crash on Co. Rd. 2 near Co. Rd. C about 7:46 pm, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, an Ohio State Highway Patrol press release said. Shanly was traveling north on Co. Rd. 2, and was stopped to pick up debris that had fallen from his trailer. Gary Tippie, Jr., […]

Electrical Short Sends Firefighters Door To Door

Residents of Rosewood Court found themselves face to face with Archbold firefighters during the early morning hours of Sunday, Dec. 23. Firefighters were checking homes along the street after an issue with Toledo Edison underground electrical distribution lines caused a fire in one home, and smoke in the basement of the second. Chris Eck, Toledo Edison spokesman, said there was […]

Local Man Sentenced

Brandon Rivera, 28, rural Archbold, was sentenced in Fulton County Common Pleas Court, Friday, Dec. 21, on a charge of possession of heroin. Rivera was indicted Sept. 17 on the charge. He entered a guilty plea at his sentencing hearing. In a press release, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said Rivera possessed heroin on Jan. 31. Rivera was sentenced […]

AHS Students Win Engineering Event For Second Straight Year

A group of Archbold High School seniors has won the University of Toledo Engineering Design Competition, the second straight time AHS students won the competition. And the team– Katie Short, Dakota Stamm, Clay Gerig, and Clay Nafziger– did it with a project that was built in five minutes. Short said their design was built in the last five minutes of […]

Maribell (Brown) Nafziger

Maribell (Brown) Nafziger, 89, of Archbold, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, at Fairlawn Haven, Archbold, following a brief illness. She was born Dec. 29, 1928 near Wakarusa, Ind., the daughter of Joseph and Nellie (Martin) Brown. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at an early age while attending the Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa. She met Carl Nafziger, from […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

compiled by Cookie Short Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Silence,” Jesse Kahler. West Clinton Mennonite Sunday: Allen & Siegrid Richer, greeters; Ed & Amy Leichty, Parker Bixler, worship leader; Harrison King & Kayla Bruner, prelude/offertory; Evan Rufenacht, song leader; P33:3, gathering songs. Meditation, “Who Are These Wisemen?” Jess Engle. Sharing & prayer, Gary Waidelich. […]


Anna Mae Waidelich, 87, Wauseon, died Dec. 21, 2018. Survivors include her husband, James, and two sons. Short Funeral Home, Archbold.

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