Russell E. O’Brien

Russell E. O’Brien, age 87, of Wauseon, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at CHP-Defiance Are Inpatient Hospice. Prior to his retirement, he had been a truck driver. Russell was born in Grove City, Ill., on June 8, 1932, the son of Jesse and Irene (Buzzard) O’Brien. On Jan. 5, 1952, he married Wanda Havens, and she survives. Russell was an […]

2020-02-05 E-Edition

Threepeat For The Nerd Herd

The Pettisville High School academic quiz team– also known as the “Nerd Herd”– went undefeated and scored an unusual 60 points in the final match of the Fulton-Henry County High School Quiz Tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 28. Hosted by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center, the tournament featured 100 students from eight schools. It was a “threepeat” for Pettisville– the third […]

Rupp Furniture Closing

Letter Sent To ‘Preferred’ Customers

Updated with correction Rupp Furniture & Flooring Co., a part of the Archbold retail scene since 1908, is closing its doors. During the Monday, Feb. 3 meeting of Archbold Village Council, Donna Dettling, village administrator, said store officials had, in a letter, asked if a permit would be required for a “going out of business” sale. Also, some “preferred” customers […]

Fairlawn Board Picks New CEO

Release Name At Later Date

Mari Yoder, Fairlawn Haven Director of Development, said Monday the Fairlawn Haven Board of Directors recently selected a new chief executive officer. The name of the person will not be released until later, after the person has notified his/her current employer and the residents of that employer’s facility, she said. The new person should be on the job in Archbold […]

Celebrate 100 Day!

Archbold first graders celebrated the 100th day of school, Friday, Jan. 31. Top: Ashley Wyse, Marian Shields, Abby Stevens, Lowen Stuckey, and Hollyce Baun, from left, wear their 100 Day hats. Below left: Eva Lemley works with 100 blocks. Below right: Mae King stacks dominos.– photos by Mary Huber

Rubber Panels Arrive For North Defiance St. Railroad Crossing

Rubberized railroad crossing panels for the Defiance Street Norfolk Southern railroad crossing have been delivered, said Bob Seaman, village engineer. In an email message to this newspaper, he said, “Rubber panels were delivered to NS (Norfolk Southern) and they unloaded them at the east end of Holland St. “NS plans on installing (them) in the spring when asphalt plants open […]

$2.8 Million In New Construction In 2019

Zoning permits issued by the village of Archbold indicate there was more than $2.8 million in construction activity in the village during 2019. Carma Grime, village planning-zoning inspector, said the $2.8 million figure is “kinda average” for the village. The total figure is driven by commercial and industrial building programs. The biggest project was work at Sauder Village on Phase […]

Kindergarten Registration Set At Archbold, Pettisville

Dates have been set for kindergarten registration in the Archbold and Pettisville school districts. Parents of children who will be five years old on or before Aug. 1 are to bring the child’s birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency (such as a utility bill or rental-lease agreement), and custody papers, if applicable, to the school office on one of […]

Healthy 100 Day

Shaelee Pettit, a first grader, does pushups during 100 Day at Archbold Elementary School, Friday, Jan. 31. The “Strong Kid” challenge station was one of many activities during 100 day, honoring the 100th day of school.– photo by Mary Huber