2019-08-21

Archbold Library To Offer Hot Spots

Not only is the Archbold Community Library a hot spot in which to hang out, you can get hotspots there, too. “Hotspots” are small electronic devices– smaller than a paperback book– that allow people to access the Internet without plug-in connections or home wireless routers. They access the Internet through cellular phone networks, then distribute it to laptop computers, tablets, […]

Library Attendance Up

Sonya Huser, Archbold Community Library director, told the Library Board that circulation and door count at the facility are at a five-year high. She told the board at its Wednesday, Aug. 14 meeting, that during July, there were 5,100 visitors to the library, the most for the month since 2014. There were also 9,379 items circulated, the most for any […]

Moving In

Kade Zamora, 8, moves his school supplies into his desk during the Archbold Elementary School open house, Monday, Aug. 19. Looking on are Kade’s mother, Erica, and his sister, Kala, five months.– photo by David Pugh

New Voting Machines

Roger Gerken, Archbold, right, tries out one of the new Fulton County voting machines at the Archbold Community Library, Thursday, Aug. 15. Looking on is Judy Becker, a clerk with the Fulton County Board of Elections. The new machines will be used starting in the Tuesday, Nov. 5 general election.– photo by David Pugh

Archbold Police Log

Aug. 8 8:45 am: Disabled vehicle, N. Defiance St. at Stryker St. 9:14 am: Suspect hitchhiking, 500 block E. Lutz Rd. 9:34 am: Answered questions about scam call, on station. 11:45 am: Traffic detail, funeral, 500 block N. Defiance St. 12:55 pm: Disagreement in parking lot, Subway, unable to locate. 2:47 pm: Domestic trouble, happened in county, subject came to […]

Juvenile Allegedly Robbed Of Money

Samuel Isaac Reyes, 36, Archbold, told police a juvenile involved in his ministry was robbed of $5 in cash and a cell phone charger by an unknown subject. The robbery allegedly took place at Reyes’ residence between 12:01-12:31 am, Friday, July 26. The incident was reported to police on Tuesday, July 30. Police are investigating.

Local Man Charged With Domestic Violence

Thomas W. Skiver, 30, 506 West Street, was arrested and charged with domestic violence stemming from a Wednesday, Aug. 7, incident. Tabbatha S. Downs, 28, 406 West Street, alleged Skiver had verbally threatened her over a telephone. There was a witness. Police obtained a warrant for Skiver. He was arrested Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Archbold police station and taken […]

Sunday Storm Snaps Tree Branch

A large tree limb lays entangled in wires after snapping off a tree, Sunday night, Aug. 18. The scene was in the 300 block of East Holland Street.– photo by Mary Huber

Wauseon Man Cited For Underage Consumption

Austin Danilov Schmucker, 20, rural Wauseon, was cited for possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages while under the legal age limit, Saturday, July 27. Police were called to the 100 block of West Williams Street about 12:45 am for a report of a verbal altercation. In the police report, the responding officer said when he arrived to speak with subjects involved, […]

Welfare Check Reveals DOA

Archbold police officers performing a welfare check discovered a person who died at his residence. Police were called by Marsha Lee Ackerman, 44, of Woodbridge, Conn., about 3:54 pm, Tuesday, Aug. 13, and asked to check on Jeffrey E. Schmitt, 71, 202 Farmington Rd. Once at the residence, officer made entry through the unlocked front door and discovered Schmitt’s body. […]


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