2020-03-04

OHSAA Tournaments to Continue with Limited Spectators

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Tuesday afternoon that all indoor sporting events in Ohio, including high school, collegiate and professional sports, shall continue without most spectators in attendance as Ohio seeks to contain the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.  “This will be a very difficult time for our schools and fans, but we cannot ignore the directive of the Governor,” […]

2020-03-04 E-Edition

Three-Time Sectional Champion

Archbold senior Brennan Short holds up three fingers on each hand, signifying his third straight Division III sectional wrestling championship, Saturday, Feb. 29. His 2020 championship was in the 145-pound weight class; his 2019 and 2018 sectional titles came in the 138-lb. weight class. Nine AHS wrestlers have advanced to the district meet, Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, at Napoleon. […]

Up To 100 People Help Search For Missing Local Girl



When a 12-year-old Archbold girl went missing Saturday night, Feb. 29, as many as 100 people turned out to help search for her. About five hours after she left her home, Mariah Mireles was found at Sauder Village, said her mother, Alissa. The day started out when Mariah and one of her brothers got into trouble. Mariah was suspended from […]

Archbold Zoning Board Votes Down 12-Inch Variance

The Archbold Board of Zoning Appeals voted down a request for a two-foot variance during its Thursday, Feb. 27 meeting. Seven members of the public were at the meeting. Several spoke out against granting the variance. Carma Grime, village planning and zoning inspector, told the board Craig Link, Archbold, is constructing a duplex on a lot at the corner of […]

Girls Say Yes To 159 Dresses At Church-Based ‘Dress Boutique’

With nearly 2000 dresses to choose from, The 2020 “Beauty Comes from the Heart” prom event kicked off over the weekend. In its seventh year, the event takes donated and thrift-shop dresses and prom gowns, and offers them for a donation at the West Clinton Mennonite Church fellowship hall. For those who can’t donate, the dresses are free. This year, […]

Opposition Forms To Pettisville School 3.5-Mill Levy Request

Over the decades, a request for a property tax levy for the Pettisville School District has only failed once, in 1990. But with the current request for a new 3.5-mill, continuing permanent improvement levy, there are signs of opposition. Indeed, yard signs have sprung up urging people to vote no on the continuing levy. Zeno Miller, a Pettisville School District […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit


Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “The Goal of Getting (financially) Healthy,” 2 Corinthians 8:1- 15, Jesse Kahler. Central Mennonite Sunday: Bev Miller, Arlene Zaerr, Larry & Melda Richer, greeters; Duane Beck & music team, prelude, singing; Jeff & Chris Wyse, childrens time; Nancy Beck, worship leader. Sermon, “Up The Wrong Tree,” Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7, […]

AHS Honors Band Members

These AHS student musicians were members of the all-county honors band, which performed Sunday, Feb. 23, during the county music festival at Archbold High School. Front row, from left: Erin Reichert, French horn; Ariah Qaimari, baritone; Kelly Bilen, clarinet; Dana Voll*, trombone; Zoe Castillo, percussion; Isabella Francis, tuba. Back row: Beth Voll, director; Abbie Short, baritone; Kaitlyn Elkins, clarinet; Riah […]

AHS Honors Choir Participants

These AHS students represented AHS in the Honors Choir during the Fulton All-County Music Festival, Sunday, Feb. 23, in the AHS auditorium. There were 118 voices in the choir, comprised of student vocalists from throughout Fulton County. Front row, from left: Erika Wyse, Kate Nofziger, Erin Reichert, Annika DeLong. Second row: Meg Mello, Shylo Richardson, Riah Short*, Tori Johns. Third […]