March 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Carrying The Cross

Anthony Rodriguez, 12, Wauseon, carrying the cross, leads members of the Archbold New Life Church and Wauseon's Latter Rain Worship Center when they passed through Archbold Saturday morning, March 15. More...

Fairlawn Auction Bidders Flock To Nafziger's Special Birdhouses

For Maurice Nafziger, creating amazingly accurate replica birdhouses began by accident when he retired. Having an interest in architecture, he made several from scrap wood. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Mark E. Weirauch

Mark E. Weirauch, age 46, of Napoleon, Ohio, died Saturday evening, March 15, 2008 at the Henry County Hospital. Born Oct. 29, 1961 in Napoleon, he was a son of Lawrence Paul and Lois (Myers) Weirauch. More...

William P. "Bill" Arthur

William P. "Bill" Arthur, age 80 years, of Archbold, passed away Tuesday morning, March 11, 2008, at Harborside Healthcare of Northwest Ohio in Bryan. He was born Oct. 19, 1927, at Gomer, Ohio, a son of John and Elizabeth (Peate) Arthur. More...

James Henry Grisez

James Henry Grisez, born Feb. 16, 1931, was a lifelong resident of Willowdell, Ohio. He died March 11, 2008 from heart failure, while vacationing on Anna Maria Island, Fla. Jim was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. More...

People

Parents Announce May 17 Wedding

William and Elaine Leininger, Archbold, announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Marie Leininger to Justin Trent Dopp, the son of Roger Dopp, Continental, and Grace Shafer, Archbold. More...

Couple To Exchange Vows In West Unity

Tim and Vickie Nofziger, West Unity announce the engagement of their daughter, Kortney Sue Nofziger to Jason Albert Kessler, son of Roger and Kim Kessler, Fayette. More...

Wyses Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Jim Wyse and Janet Plassman were married March 26, 1983 in St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Archbold. Michael Nehls was the officiating pastor. They have four children, Ashley, Joshua, Betsy, and Stuart. More...

Opinion

Commissioner Frustrated By Environmental Agency

Trees near the Fulton County airport are proving difficult to cut down. It's not because they're a particularly hard wood. No, what's keeping the trees standing is mere paper. More...

Sunshine Week About You, Information, Secrets

It is Sunshine Week, a weeklong celebration and call to action to support open government at the local, state, and national level. Sunshine Week is a project of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and other information groups. More...

Goodwin's Handgun Legislation Needed

Is an 18-year-old member of the United States military old enough to own a handgun? Bruce Goodwin, Republican State Representative from Defiance, says 18- to 21-year-olds in the military should be allowed to own hand guns, if properly trained. More...

Developing News

Sauder Woodworking Announces Plans To Streamline, Simplify Business

Sauder Woodworking Company, Archbold's largest employer, announced a plan to simplify and streamline its operations, Friday, March 21, a plan that will result in fewer employees at the furniture manufacturer. More...

Ridgeville Egg Hunt Postponed

The Easter Egg Hunt at Ridgeville Corners, originally scheduled for today, Saturday, at 1 p.m., has been postponed until next Saturday, March 29, 1 p.m. at Christ Community Church. More...

School Administrators Here Get Pay Raises Up To 2.8%

Administrators in the Archbold Area School District got raises ranging from 1.75% to 2.86% for school years 2007-08 and 2008-09. More...

$500 To Change A Light Bulb? County Commissioners Say No

The Fulton County Commissioners won't pay a $500 bill presented to them for changing a standard, common light bulb inside the Burlington-Elmira sewer system pump station. "We're not paying it. More...

Police To Crack Down On Stop Bar Violations, Particularly Downtown

Archbold Village Council asked the Archbold Police Department to begin cracking down on drivers who ignore the stop bars at intersections. Particularly, council singled out the North Defiance Street intersections of Holland and Stryker streets. More...

Easter Egg Hunt Dates Scheduled

Youngsters will have two chances to hunt Easter eggs Saturday, March 22 and one chance on March 29 when Archbold, Pettisville, and Ridgeville Corners run their egg hunts. More...

 

News

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Attorney General Dann Sues Shoddy Caterer

Marc Dann, Ohio Attorney General charged a Columbus catering company with violating Ohio More...

AHS Choir Superior, Headed For State

The Archbold High School Chorale earned a superior rating at the district choir competition and has earned the right to compete at the state level. More...

Fulton County Unemployment Up 1.5% In Jan.

Fulton County unemployment in January was 8.1%, up 1.5 percentage points from December, when unemployment was 6.6% In November 2007, unemployment was 5.4%, according to Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. More...

Public Record

Archbold Police Log

March 10 11:08 pm: Citation to David L. Smith, 54, Archbold, speeding, 200 block E. Mechanic St. March 11 No reports. March 12 2:50 pm: Verbal warning, no flag on extended load. More...

Fulton County Court News

Common Pleas Scott Lambert, Delta, and Pamela Lambert, Berkey, petitioners. Dissolution. Kim Reeves, Delta, and John Reeves, Delta, petitioners. Dissolution. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance, Bloomington, Ill., plaintiffs vs. More...

Western District Court News

( Note: In the listing of speeding offenses, the first number is the illegal speed, second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine, second, costs.) Traffic Juna Ann Loomer, Monroe, Mich., speeding 74-55, St. Rt. More...

Sports

Gene Goering Named First Team All-Ohio

Gene Goering was named First Team All-Ohio on the Associated Press Division III boys basketball team last week. A senior at Archbold High School, Goering is the school's all-time leading scorer in boys basketball. More...

COLLEGIATE CONNECTION

Danielle Rychener, a 2004 Archbold High School graduate, is a second baseman for the Ashland University softball team. The daughter of Dan and Jan Rychener, she is majoring in computer art. The Eagles are 3-3 this season. More...

Scores Three Goals

Chase Schultz, a 2005 Archbold High School graduate, scored three goals in the United States Coast Guard opening lacrosse match with Mitchell College, Wednesday, March 5. The Coast Guard Bears trounced the visiting Pequots 20-5. More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evan. Mennonite Sunday: Nancy Roth, prelude; Choral offertory, Fairest Lord Jesus, by the Childrens Choir; Deb Neuenschwander, childrens challenge. Messsage, "The Road To Calvary: Execution and Burial," Brad Bame. More...

Births

Fulton Co. Health Center March 8: Lisa and Thomas Moore, Napoleon, boy. March 9: Audrey and Donald Sacks, Napoleon, girl. March 13: Jessica and Zach Gericke, Archbold, girl. More...

Easter Preparations

Maria Tijerina, secretary of Iglesia Mennonita Del Buen Pastor- Good Shepherd Mennonite Church, adjusts the cross in the church sanctuary, which is decorated for the Easter Season. More...