2019-01-23

Heavy Snow, High Winds, Bitter Cold Strike Archbold and Northwest Ohio



Archbold and Northwest Ohio got hit with a winter weather triple whammy over the past weekend. Heavy snow fell on Saturday, along with high winds. Then Sunday, bitter cold temperatures hit. The National Weather Service office in Syracuse, Ind., recorded snowfall totals anywhere from four inches in Defiance to 10 inches in Wauseon, recorded at 7 pm, Saturday, Jan. 19. […]

Dexter Jay Rupp



Dexter Jay Rupp, 55 years, of Archbold, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 19, 2019. He was born June 10, 1963, in Wauseon, the son of Howard and Delores (Troyer) Rupp. He was a 1981 graduate of Archbold High School. Dexter has farmed his whole life and enjoyed owning Thee Ultimate Car Wash. He attended Life Changing Realities Fellowship in Edgerton. […]

2019 Pettisville Homecoming Court



Pettisville High School celebrates its boys basketball Homecoming when the Blackbirds host Ayersville, Saturday, Feb. 2. Members of the Homecoming Court are, front row, from left: Kate Stuber, junior attendant; Bekah Holsopple, senior attendant; Aaliyah Saldivar, kindergarten attendant; Elizabeth Beck, queen; Spencer Clutter, kindergarten escort; Sydnie Adkins, sophomore attendant; Mya Meck, freshman attendant. Back row: Isaac Reynolds, junior escort; Birch […]

Council Supports Beer Sales For Downtown Concert



Archbold Village Council voted unanimously to support the sale of beer during a downtown concert set for June. Jennifer Kidder, director of Archbold Parks & Recreation, brought the idea to council during its Monday, Jan. 21 meeting. “I know it’s a big step for Archbold, but I think it’s a way that we can generate some revenue for big projects…” […]

Death Notices



Ricardo R. Rodriguez, 45, Archbold, died Jan. 15, 2019. Survivors include two daughters. Short Funeral Home, Archbold.

AHS Boys Soccer Team Academic All-Ohio



The Archbold High School boys soccer team earned Academic All-Ohio recognition from the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association for the 2018 season. It marks the ninth consecutive year the team was honored for academic success. To earn the honor, teams must have a 3.0 or higher grade point average. The AHS 2018 team GPA was 3.61. Front row, from left: […]

Kidder Calls For Changes In Austin To Archbold Concert Series

Nofziger Says He’s Resigning From Music Commission

Jennifer Kidder, director of Archbold Parks & Recreation, called for changes in the Austin to Archbold concert series at the Monday, Jan. 21 village council meeting. Kidder said the program spends a lot of money for the number of people who attend. The program is funded with $5,000 from the village, money from the Archbold Area Foundation, and grant money […]

AHS Girls Beat Stryker, Fall To Patrick Henry



The Archbold girls basketball team stands 9-5, 2-1 in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League after splitting a pair of contests on the road last week. The Streaks traveled to Stryker, Tuesday, Jan. 15, and came home with a 55-39 non-league victory. AHS was back on the road, Thursday, Jan. 17, to Patrick Henry, for an NWOAL game. The Patriots used […]

Weather Service Predicts Dangerous, Deadly Cold Temperatures



  Michael Lewis, a meteorologist with the Northern Indiana office of the National Weather Service, said from Tuesday, Jan. 29-Thursday, Jan. 31, temperatures are going to be so cold as to be dangerous– and even deadly.   People do not realize how significant the threat can be, he said in a Monday interview.   “We have a fresh snow pack […]

Grime Celebrates 50 Years Of Owning Downtown Barber Shop




Without fanfare or hoopla, Greg Grime marked 50 years of ownership of an Archbold mainstay– the Archbold Barber Shop. “I purchased the business the day before Christmas in 1968,” Grime said. “I did a year of Barber College, then a three-year apprenticeship with Dale Schachterley in Holland before coming back to my hometown and buying the shop. “Gary Christman worked […]


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