March 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Pettisville School Construction Bonds Are Big Sellers Locally

Chris Lee, treasurer of the Pettisville Local School District, said local investors bought more than $350,000 of the bonds the district sold for the local share of the construction of the new Pettisville School. More...

Farmers Market Ideas Sprout At Meeting

About 30 persons attended a Monday night, March 16, meeting to discuss the possibility of establishing a farmers market in Archbold. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Glenadene Buttermore

Glenadene Buttermore, age 86, of Bryan, and formerly of Wauseon, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2009, in Bryan. More...

Theodore W. Blank

Theodore W. Blank, 75, of Wauseon, passed away early Friday March 13, 2009 in his home. Prior to his retirement he had worked for the former Sterling Shoppe Restaurant in Wauseon as the Food Service Director. Mr. More...

Death Notices

Calvin Edward "Ed" Franks, 74, Bryan, died March 13, 2009. More...

People

Pettisville Second in NBAL Tourney

The Northern Buckeye Academic League tournament was conducted, Friday, March 6 at Northwest State Community College. A 12-team round robin tournament was held, with the teams seeded by regular league standings. More...

Archbold Sends Three Music Groups To State

The Archbold High School men's chorus, women's chorus, and chorale (mixed men and women) are going to state for large group music competition. More...

Five Pettisville Students Earn Science Fair Awards

Three Pettisville students earned superior ratings at the Northwest Ohio Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Saturday, March 7, at Northwest State Community College. Two others received excellent rankings. More...

Opinion

Shine The Sun On Government

Sunshine Week is the annual observance of open government. Open government means government must conduct its business in the open, for all to see. Newspapers remind citizens of the importance of open government this week, March 15-21. More...

Cartoon

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False Promises: Casinos In Ohio Would Not Fare Any Better Than Those Now Struggling Across The U.S.

Other Editors Say...

A major Pennsylvania casino developer, Penn National Gaming Inc., and the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dan Gilbert, announced on Wednesday that they hope to put an initiative on the November ballot, amending the Ohio Constitution so that they More...

Scouts Collect 3,720 Food Items

Archbold Boy Scout Troop 63 and Cub Scout Pack 263 delivered 3,720 food items to the Archbold FISH Food Pantry as part of the annual Scouting For Food drive. More...

Bowman's Bowls On The Block At Fairlawn Auction

But Helen's Pies Bring In The Money!

Lauren Bowman has contributed handmade wooden bowls to the Fairlawn Auxiliary Auction each of the four years he's been a resident of the complex. Made from blocks of wood, they're glued together, then worked on the lathe in the Fairlawn woodshop. More...

 

News

Local Commissioners Inform Legislators Of Fulton County Needs

Dean Genter, Fulton County commissioner, said he and Joe Short, commissioner, informed legislators in Washington, D.C. about Fulton County needs during a trip to the capital. More...

Library Board Challenged By Reduction Of Funds

Much of the discussion at the Archbold Community Library Board meeting, Tuesday, March 11, related to fund reductions. The board discussed health insurance costs for employees and a library money issue that is on the May election ballot. More...

Sales Tax Down With Economy

Fulton County's 1% share of the Ohio sales tax is down by almost 9%, Vond Hall, Fulton County administrator, said last week. More...

Public Record

Archbold Police Log

March 9 1:35 am: Loud music, 800 block West St., advised to turn music down. March 10 8:59 pm: Vandalism to vehicle, 400 Union St. March 11 4:15 pm: Traffic stop, expired registration, 600 block Lafayette St., unfounded. More...

Tire Slashed On Vehicle

Jerod Yedica, Archbold, told police one of the tires on his vehicle was slashed Tuesday night, March 10. The damage occurred while the vehicle was parked in the 100 block of Depot St. between 4 pm and 8:30 pm, Yedica told police. More...

Report Theft Of Home Key

Stephen P. Winch, Fox Chase No. 16, told officers a key to his residence is missing. It disappeared sometime between Feb. 28 and March 11. Police are investigating. More...

Sports

Birds Outlast Vikings In District Semifinal

Pettisville outscored Leipsic 15-6 in the fourth quarter on its way to a 59-46 Division IV district semifinal victory, Tuesday, March 10. Pettisville (20-2) opened with a 4-0 run with layups by Michael Deffely and Quinn Nofziger. More...

Birds Fall To McComb In District Final

Pettisville's goal of reaching the regional tournament fell short Friday night, as the Birds lost to McComb 52-43 in the Division IV district boys basketball final. More...

Archbold Wins Fifth Grade Tournament

Fifth grade boys basketball teams from Wauseon, Tinora, Delta, and Archbold met at Archbold Middle School, Saturday, Feb. 21, for a round robin tournament. The top two teams met for a championship shootout. More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: CD prelude; Nancy Roth, piano offertory. Message, "Opening Doors," Jesse Kahler. More...

Top 25 Bible Quizzers

The 25 top-scoring individuals after completing a 14-team round robin in this season's Bible Quiz are, front row from left: Luke Graber, Jacob Karnes, Derek Miller, Kasen Culler, Lydia Wyse, Elise Sauder, Caleb McQuillin, Jacque Seigneur. More...

Addington Wins Award in Juried Exhibition

Nate Addington, AHS '05, received the ceramics award with a $100 cash prize in the 2009 Juried Student Exhibition at Ashland University Coburn Gallery. A senior majoring in religion, Addington was honored for his ceramic work titled "Floral Vase. More...