2019-03-27

Martha E. King



Martha E. King, age 93 years, of Archbold, passed away Thursday afternoon, March 21, 2019, at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold. She was born Dec. 9, 1925, on the farm where she lived her entire lifetime, a daughter of Henry and Ida (Weber) King. She retired from the former Lauber Manufacturing Company in Archbold after 37 years. She enjoyed gardening on […]

Old Photo Corner



Zeno Miller, rural Pettisville, found this poster of an Archbold Christmas promotion, possibly from the 1960s. The promotion encouraged people to shop in Archbold for the holiday season. Notice the top prize was three ponies! Doesn’t every child want a pony?

Archbold Man Indicted On Alleged Sex Crimes



Michael Anthony Ledesma, 49, Archbold, was indicted in a five-count indictment handed down by the Fulton County grand jury, Monday, March 18. In a press release, Scott A. Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said Ledesma was indicted on two counts of importuning, one count of attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, and two counts of failure to register a […]

Frank Named Coach Of Year In Div. Iii



Joe Frank added to his list of accolades last week when he was named the Division III Boys Basketball Coach of the Year by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. In his first year as head coach, Frank guided Archbold as the Blue Streaks finished the regular season undefeated at 22-0 for the first time since the 1995-96 season. They won […]

Archbold Police Log



March 15 10:03 am: Spoke with preschool students, Zion Mennonite Church. 2:22 pm: Vehicle unlock, Archbold Main Stop. 3:16 pm: Assist fire-rescue, Fox Chase. 7:43 pm: 911 hang-up, 200 block Hawthorn Dr., accidental. 11:43 pm: Threats/harassment, Sanoh America. March 16 12:58 am: Moved garbage can out of roadway, 300 block Ditto St. 11:04 am: Flat tire on trailer of truck […]

Archbold Track Teams Open Season



The spring track season has opened, and Dina Gladieux, Archbold head coach, welcomes back 14 letterwinners on the boys team and 15 on the girls team. Gladieux is in her ninth year as AHS head coach; she spent 20 years as an assistant. The boys team finished third in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League last year. The girls placed fifth. […]

Fulton County Court News



Common Pleas Court Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, Coppell, Texas, plaintiff vs Kevin Lermer, Delta, defendant. Foreclosure. Derrick Rosonowski, Delta and Taya Rosonowski, Hicksville, petitioners. Dissolution. Sylvia Bender, Wauseon, plaintiff vs Steven Bender, Wauseon, defendant. Divorce. Kevin Werner, Swanton, plaintiff vs Sauder Woodworking Co., Archbold, defendant. Other civil. Kenneth Clouse, New Riegel and Kristy Clouse, Fayette, petitioners. Dissolution. Casandra Hampton, Archbold and […]

AHS Softball Opens Season With 13-1 Win



Archbold scored four runs in three on its way to a 13-1 five-inning victory over Liberty Benton, Monday, March 25, in their season opener at Memorial Park. The Eagles opened the game with a run in the top of the first inning, but that was all they scored. AHS scored four runs in the first, third, and fourth innings, and […]

Auction Items Have Unique Stories

53rd Annual Fairlawn Haven Auxiliary


The annual Fairlawn Haven Auxiliary Auction is known for its unique items. From handmade quilts and wooden toys to plants, candy, and pies, each item tells a story of love and concern for others. This year, at least one item is unique for more than one reason. This item was purchased at the auction in 1971, and is being resold […]

Public Meetings



Trustees Ridgeville Township Trustees, Monday, April 1, 8 p.m., Ridgeville Fire Station, downtown Ridgeville Corners. Village Council Archbold Village Council, Monday, April 1, 7 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St.


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