2019-12-04 E-Edition

Parade, Tree Lighting Kick Off Christmas Season

Christmas season kicked off in grand style in Archbold, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30. Friday night started with Santa Claus at the Archbold fire station. A large crowd of youngsters lined up, waiting to talk to Santa. The main event, however, was the 21st annual Parade of Lights. Rhonda Leininger, director of the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce, said, “I […]

Protest Signs Up On Rd. 24

Oppose Removal Of Four- Way Stops

Signs have appeared asking people to contact the German Township Trustees and tell them to keep four-way stops on Co. Rd. 24. Some signs are at intersections along Co. Rd. 24 between St. Rt. 2 and US20A. Ross Nofziger, rural Archbold, placed the signs over concerns for safety at the intersections because the trustees have discussed plans to remove some […]

Woman Charged With Discharging Firearm

Melissa Grime-Ritta, 44, Archbold, was being held at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio yesterday morning, Tuesday, in connection with firing a gun in the village. Tera Rogers, a administrative sergeant with the Archbold Police Department, said officers were called to 600 North Defiance Street about 9:49 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 27, on a report of a disturbance with the possible […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

First Sunday In Advent Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Child dedication for Everly Marie, daughter of Jacob & Breanna Ott; Olivia Lynn, daughter of Josh & Kelsi Ross; Kade Russell, son of Cody & Bridget Ruffer; Quinn Avery, daughter of Logan & Sarah Stuckey; Lily Sue, daughter of Zac & Caitlyn Zimmerman. Message, “Covenant: NOAH,” […]


Blood Drive Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross blood drive: Thursday, Dec. 5, 12-4 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 701 S. Defiance St., Stryker. Survivors After Suicide Survivors after suicide for anyone 15 or older who lost someone to suicide, Thursday, Dec. 5, 7 pm, Four County ADAMhs Board, T-761 St. Rt. 66, Archbold. Mood Disorders Women’s Mood […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Nov. 24: Darcy & Tyler Kassow, Custar, boy; Tabitha Vogelsong, Wauseon, boy.

First Santa Visit

Three-month-old Grayson Nagel, Archbold, had his first visit with Santa Claus, Friday, Nov. 29, at the Archbold Fire Department. Several children had their chance to sit on Santa’s lap, which was prior to the Archbold Parade of Lights. Few, if any, were younger than Grayson.– photo by David Pugh

History Lesson

Jacob Foster, 11, Archbold, a member of Archbold Boy Scout Troop 63, reads from a 75-year-old Archbold Buckeye article about the troop during a Tuesday, Nov. 26 meeting on the second floor of the Childs Financial Group building. The scouts held their meetings in the historic building 75 years ago.– courtesy photo

Archbold Police Log

Nov. 21 8:45 am: Crossing gate bent, malfunctioning, Defiance St. at Norfolk Southern railroad crossing. 1:49 pm: Traffic detail, funeral, N. Defiance St. at Stryker St. 3:50 pm: Traffic cones blown into roadway, Sauder Village. 6:35 pm: Welfare check, 500 block N. Defiance St. 7:33 pm: Vehicle unlock, Dollar General. Nov. 22 10:27 am: Assist fire-rescue, 300 block Short-Buehrer Rd. […]