December 31, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Former NSCC President Young Leaving N.C. College Job Due To Staff Discontent

Betty Young, former Northwest State Community College president, announced that she will begin searching for a new job after serving 15 months as president of Asheville-Buncombe Technical College, Ashville, N.C. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Millard C. Merillat

Millard C. Merillat, age 93, of Archbold, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold.-Posted 1.3.09, 10:41 p.m. More...

Raul O. Rodriguez

Raul O. Rodriguez, age 66 years, of Archbold, passed away early Saturday morning, Dec. 27, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee. More...

Warren Edward Frey

Warren Edward Frey died on Dec. 27, 2008, in his home surrounded by family in Wauseon, Ohio. He was born Feb. 17, 1923 to Edward B. and Fannie (Rupp) Frey. He was married to Clara Stuckey on Aug. 1, 1946. More...

Sports

Blackbirds Fly Past Streaks 61-51

A fast start, tough defense, and weathering a late fourthquarter rally was all Pettisville (5-0) needed to upend Archbold 61-51 at the Bird Cage, Saturday, Dec. 27. This renewal on the hardwood is in its second year. More...

Cheering The Birds On To Victory

Ryeana Klopfenstein, 6, and Mikayla Graber, 7, both of Pettisville, showed their spirit at the Archbold-Pettisville boys basketball game. The cousins dressed up as cheerleaders.- photo by Mary Huber More...

Photo

Archbold's David Rupp and an unidentified Blackbird battle for control of the basketball in their non-league contest, Saturday, Dec. 27. Pettisville won, 61-51.- photo by Scott Schultz More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: combined worship service. Music led by The Ensemble; Orval Grieser, Pat Wyse, Dave Lersch, Advent drama; Andy Wilhelm, offertory. Sermon, "What In The World Is The Holy Spirit Doing?" Roger Andrews, guest speaker. More...

Skating Carolers

The snow and ice that had fallen on Northwest Ohio the past several weeks melted last weekend as temperatures soared up to 65 degrees, Saturday, Dec. 27. More...

Organizations

Agriculture Education Pettisville Agriculture Education Adult Ed Advisory Committee open meeting, Monday, Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m., Pettisville High School ag room. Topic: free-range livestock niches, marketing locally and developing a new business. More...

Water Pipeline May Connect Communities

Tie Archbold, Wauseon Systems?

Jim Wyse, Archbold mayor, said he and Jerry Dehnbostel, Wauseon mayor, are considering connecting the two communities' municipal water systems. More...

Hallucinogenic Herb Could Be Outlawed

Bill Banning Salvia Goes To Governor

A bill that bans the sale and possession of salvia divinorum, also known as Diviner's Sage, is before Ted Strickland, governor of Ohio. The Ohio General Assembly approved House Bill 215 banning the herb on Wednesday, Dec. 17. More...

AHS Exams Rescheduled

Archbold High School students may have received three extra days of Christmas vacation after inclement weather closed schools, Friday, Dec. 19, Monday, Dec. 22, and Tuesday, Dec. More...

 

News

United Way Short Of Goal, Collection Stands At $220,000

At the beginning of the 2008 Fulton County United Way campaign, Gina Saaf, executive director, said the $320,000 goal was ambitious. As of Monday morning, Dec. 29, the total of contributions and pledges totaled $220,000. More...

Workshop Rescheduled

The Jan. 5 financial aid workshop at Archbold High School has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m. This workshop is for all college bound seniors and their parents. More...

Earns Degree

Elizabeth Roth, Archbold, has earned an Associate in Science degree in nursing from Excelsior College, Albany, N.Y. More...

Public Record

Archbold Police Log

Dec. 19 7:35 am: Assisted Street Department workers with removal of vehicles from roadway to allow snow removal, 100 block E. Holland St. 7:43 am: Assisted Street Dept. More...

Car Hauler Fire Destroys Six 2009 Vehicles

Six 2009-model vehicles were declared total losses after the semi that was carrying them caught fire on the Ohio Turnpike about 10 am, Tuesday, Dec. 23. More...

Crash Claims Woman's Life

Jennifer E. Johnston, 23, rural Wauseon, died after a two-car crash on St. Rt. 108 in Dover Township about 7:50 am, Friday, Dec. 26. More...

Opinion

Minimum Wage Increase New Year's Gift For Ohio Workers

Inflation may be declining, but it is hardly dead. The continuing upward climb in the cost of living challenges everyone. More...

Other Editors Say...

Peace And Good Will: The Hope For 2009 Can Be Found In The Spirit Of Generosity In The American Character

In the Christmas story of the Bible, angels appear to poor shepherds and proclaim the news of the birth of Jesus, saying, "Peace on Earth, good will to men!" That was good- and unexpected- news. More...

Top-Secret Bailout: Banks Should Spell Out How They're Spending Taxpayer Money

Banks that lined up for a hunk of the government bailout aren't disclosing how the money is being spent. This lack of transparency is a glaring flaw of the $700 billion bailout of the financial sector. More...