Linda C. Orewiler

Linda C. Orewiler, 76 years, of Archbold, passed from this life Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance. Linda was born Sept. 5, 1942, the daughter of the late Ned and Maxine (Davis) Hitt. She was a 1960 graduate of Bryan High School, where she met DeWayne Orewiler at a record hop after a BHS […]

2019-07-17 E-Edition

Power Goes Out Again Monday

Tree Limbs Take Down Lines

Severe isolated thunderstorms were again the cause of a power outage in Archbold, Monday, July 15, the second in just under two weeks. Jennifer Young, Supervisor of Energy Delivery and State Communications for First Energy, parent company of Toledo Edison, said Monday afternoon, “severe pop-up storms rolled through northwestern Ohio, causing damage that impacted the electrical system. “Approximately 1,965 customers […]

Apollo 11 Launch A Huge Event For Short Family

Doug Short, Archbold, can tell you exactly where he was 50 years ago, yesterday, Tuesday. Sixteen years old at the time, he and his 13-year-old brother, Dennis, and his parents, Dan and Betty, were standing alongside US Route 1, near Titusville, Fla., to watch Apollo 11 blast off with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins on board. Apollo […]

Acme Team Wins Fourth Straight District Title

The Archbold Acme baseball team won its fourth straight District 2 district championship, Sunday, July 14, with an 8-4 win over Kalida. The Streaks compete for their third state championship in four years beginning Saturday, July 20, 12 pm, against Troy at Coldwater. Front row, from left: Noah Hogrefe, Brayton Hobbs, DJ Newman, Zane Behnfeldt, Brandon Taylor, Adam Walker, Noah […]

Cerda’s Whittling Comes From His Childhood In Mexico

Growing up in Mexico, Emile Cerda watched his dad create toys out of river clay. “My dad was good at making toys out of clay. Back home, we weren’t close to town, and my folks never bought us any toys that kids nowadays have,” said Cerda, who now lives in Pettisville. “Consequently, because we lived (by the) side of the […]

Blocked Crossings Spur Complaint Against Norfolk Southern Railroad

At the urging of Bob Latta, U.S. Congressman (RBowling Green), a federal agency has been in contact with Norfolk Southern over blocked railroad crossings in Archbold. The federal Surface Transportation Board, the successor agency to the Interstate Commerce Commission, questioned NS officials about a Friday, May 10 incident in which the railroad crossings in Archbold were blocked for about two […]


Ryan Roth, Napoleon and formerly of Archbold, performs at Tomatofest, a music festival held on Co. Rd. F west of Co. Rd. 24, Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14. Roth not only played guitar, he also used his feet to play a bass drum and high-hat cymbal. Several musical acts performed.– photo by David Pugh

Archbold Native Returns, Plays For Local Crowd

Garrett Moshier, a 23- year-old Archbold native, returned to Archbold for a friend’s wedding and wound up playing a show in downtown Archbold, Thursday night, July 11, for a crowd of about 200. “I had a great time. It was really rewarding to play music and… reconnect with people I hadn’t seen in 10 or more years. It was pretty […]

Archbold School Board Discusses Funding For Middle School Project

Archbold School Board discussed its financial picture in light of the possibility of a middle school project during a work session, Monday, July 15. Jayson Selgo, superintendent, said it will probably be 18 to 36 months before the board has enough questions answered to determine the steps toward a project. This spring, the board approved the first step in the […]