September 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Third Sales Tax Hike Hearing Thursday

A third hearing on the Fulton County Commissioners' proposed one-half of one percent (.5) hike in the county sales tax is tomorrow night, Thursday, Sept. 3, 7 pm, in the Robert Fulton Building, north of Wauseon on St. Rt. More...

Turnpike E-ZPass On Track For Oct. 1 Startup

Lauren Hakos, public affairs and marketing manager for the Ohio Turnpike Commission, said Monday plans are still in effect to implement the EZPass electronic toll system on Thursday, Oct. 1. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Marie Short

Marie Short, age 94 years, of Archbold, passed away Monday morning, Aug. 31, 2009, in her home. She was born July 28, 1915, near Archbold, the daughter of Aaron and Sarah (Rupp) Short. She married Willard L. More...

Public Record

Archbold Police Log

Aug. 23 2:18 am: Vandalism to police cruiser, Lafayette St. 7:21 am: Subject being loud, East Gardens, told to quiet down. 9:49 pm: Verbal dispute, 400 block Park St. Aug. 24 6:47 pm: Suspicious subject going door-to-door, LaChoy Dr. More...

Western Dist. Court News

( Note: In the list of speeding offenses, the first number is illegal speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, court costs.) Traffic Andrew G. Cordas, Mansfield, disobeyed traffic signal, Elm St. More...

Fulton County Court News

Common Pleas Court BAC Home Loans Serving, Plano, Texas, plaintiff vs. Judith Smith, Swanton, defendant. Foreclosure. Novell Credit Company, Roseville, Minn., plaintiff vs. Joseph Burnham, Wauseon, defendant. Other civil. More...

Sports

Blue Streaks Down Pilots 35-6

It was a night of firsts, Friday, Aug. 28. It was the first football game of the 2009 season. It was the debut of Bryan Miller, new Archbold head coach. It was the first victory of the season. More...

Archbold Girls Soccer Splits First Two Games

The Archbold soccer team opened its season with a 3-2 loss to Springfield, Tuesday, Aug. 25 at AHS. The Streaks traveled to Rossford, Saturday, Aug. 29 and came home with a 3-1 victory. More...

Streaks Win First Tennis Match Of Season

The Archbold girls tennis team captured its first victory of the season, Tuesday, Aug. 25, winning 3-2 at Ottawa- Glandorf. The Streaks hosted Bryan, Monday, Aug. 24, and were blanked 5-0. AHS traveled to Rossford, Thursday, Aug. More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Combined service and church family picnic: CD praiselude; children's moment, Deb Neuenschwander; puppet skit, 5th and 6th grade Sunday school class; offertory, Revelation Song, youth group worship band; Bonnie R More...

Births

Fulton Co. Health Center Aug. 23: Constancia Ramirez, Wauseon, boy. Aug. 24: Stacy and Todd Guelde, Wauseon, girl. Aug. 25: Tori and Earl Winegarner, Wauseon, boy; Erica Huffman, New Bavaria, boy. A daughter, Haidyn Jill, was born Aug. More...

MERCURY CONTAMINATION FOUND AT MIDDLE SCHOOL

Breaking News

A custodian working on sink drains in the science lab at the Archbold Middle School discovered a small amount of mercury that apparently leaked out of the drain system. More...

County Fair Opens Friday

Horse Riders Show "Versatility" In Junior Fair Competition

It's a little bit English, a little bit Western, a little bit Indy 500 pit crew, and a little bit Project Runway. It's the versatility class at the Fulton County Junior Fair Horse and Pony Show. More...

Archbold Schools Down 21 Students

Archbold Area School District enrollment, based on a first-day-of-school head count, stands at 1,296 students, down 21 from the 2008 figure of 1,317, a drop of 1.59%. More...

Pettisville Enrollment Down Five

Enrollment in the Pettisville Local School District is down by five for the school year, with a total figure of 565 students. Steve Switzer, district superintendent, said the number includes pre-kindergarten and special education students. More...

 

News

FULTON COUNTY FAIR SEPT. 4-10, 2009

Fulton County Fair Is An Ideal "Stay-cation"

If your wallet is running on "low," but you'd still like to get away from it all before fall sets in, consider taking a "stay-cation" at the budget-friendly 2009 Fulton County Fair. More...

FULTON COUNTY FAIR Schedule Of Events

Friday, Sept. 4 9:00 AM Out of Field & Antique Tractor Pulls - Grandstand Judging Agriculture, Fruits, Vegetables, Canned Goods 10:00 AM ALSA Open Llama & Alpaca Show - Spangler Arena 12:00 PM Judging Culinary & Floral 1: More...

FULTON COUNTY FAIR

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People

Couple Celebrates Golden Anniversary

Duane Rufenacht and Vera Glancy Odum were married Sept. 13, 1959, by Pastor Paul Odum at Piney Grove Baptist Church, Swansboro, N.C. More...

Rupp, Harris Plan October 3 Nuptials

Allyson Harris, daughter of Stan and Melissa, Fayette, and Phillip Rupp, son of Craig and Marjorie, Bryan, announce their engagement. The bride-elect is a 2005 Archbold High School graduate. More...

New Mexican Restaurant Coming To Archbold

Ramon Macias, owner of Casa Vieja, a family-style Mexican restaurant in Defiance, said he plans to open an Archbold location near the first of the new year. More...

Opinion

Labor Day In The 21st Century

The celebration of Labor Day has been part of our culture since the 1880s; but these days are among the worst for the American worker. Today, we find ourselves in the most difficult economic times in decades. Fulton County unemployment tops 14%. More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999 When Joy Frey decided she wasn't interested in the legal field as an occupation, she began looking at more global opportunities. More...

E-ZPass Only Halfway There

The Ohio Turnpike Commission soon will make the electronic E-ZPass toll collection system available. But, they're only going halfway. The system will use a small electronic device called a transponder. More...