December 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Pedal To The Metal On 'Pike

Ohio Turnpike drivers will be able to push the accelerator pedal closer to the floor soon, as the speed limit goes to 70 miles per hour on April 1, 2011.  The Ohio Turnpike Commission, which operates the 241-mile toll road, voted 4-1 to boost th More...

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Obituaries

Lowell E. Merillat

Lowell E. Merillat, age 79 years, of Fayette, passed away Friday afternoon, Dec. 24, 2010, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold.  He was born Oct. More...

Elta V. Eicher

A memorial service for Elta V. Eicher will be held Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at 2:30 p.m. in the Eicher Auditorium at Sunnyside Village, 5209 Bahia Vista Street in Sarasota, Fla.  Elta was born Jan. More...

Ruth Arlene Faler

Ruth Arlene Faler, 88 of rural Montpelier, died early Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Hillside Country Living near Bryan.  She was born Sept. More...

People

Couple To Wed New Year's Eve

Dean and Kathy Genter, Pettisville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Aimee Sue, to Shawn Thomas Langenderfer, son of Thomas and Jo Ann, Metamora.  More...

Dinius Promoted

Ruth Dinius, Archbold, has been promoted to assistant vice president at Farmers & Merchants State Bank.   More...

Earn Degrees

Northwest State Community College, Archbold, recently held receptions for 40 nursing graduates who are going on to take licensure exams.  Fulton County residents receiving Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degrees were Trisha D. More...

Opinion

New Year, Big Promise

In a few days, another new year begins. A new year brings new hopes and dreams.  It will be another year of living under the ever-present burden of The Bad Economy, but there are rays of hope.  More...

Other Editors Say...

Every Fireman Knows

On the icy morning of Dec. 22, 1910, Chicago firefighters rushed to battle a fire in a meatpacking warehouse in the Union Stockyards on the city’s South Side.  More...

Letter To The Editor

In a television interview during the Division I football championship game, Ohio High School Athletic Commissioner Daniel Ross stated that the association was considering adding a seventh division in football to promote fairness in competition.  More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical  Sunday: prelude; piano offertory, Andy Wilhelm. Message, “Satan’s Eyes,” Jesse Kahler, Drama, “Satan,” written by Deb Neuenschwander and dramatized by Adam Steider. More...

Births

Fulton Co. Health Center  Dec. 16: Stacy & Steve Riegsecker, Wauseon, girl; Serene & Thomas Ellis, Wauseon, boy.  Dec. 17: Ava Kiene, Swanton, boy.  Dec. 20: Nicole & Kurt Wells, Napoleon, girl.  Dec. 22. More...

Organizations

ACT  Archbold Community Theatre auditions for “The Odd Couple,” Monday, Jan. 3 and Thursday, Jan. 6, 7 p.m., Giffey Hall, Ridgeville Corners. Be prepared to read from the script.  LSS Card Party  More...

Battle In The Bird Cage

Left: Pettisville's Aaron King (30) powers his way past two Bird Cage. More...

Jace Bernath Is Fearless, Always On The Move

First Baby Of 2010

Grilled cheese, hot dogs, and peas are three favorite foods of Jace Ryan Bernath, the Archbold Buckeye First Baby of 2010.  He also likes mandarin oranges, blueberries, corn, Teddy Grahams, Goldfish… in fact, Jace likes just about everyth More...

Fish Stocking Okayed By Council

Those who enjoy fishing in Archbold reservoirs will be pleased to learn the two bodies of water will continue to be stocked with fish for another 10 years.  Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, said council approved an agreement with t More...

 

News

Middle School Teachers Using Small Computers

Netbooks, small, less-expensive laptop computers, are being used by teachers and students at Archbold Middle School, Royal Short, Archbold Middle School principal, told the district school board during its Monday, Dec. 20 meeting. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Tops $5 Million

With a half-percent (.5%) increase, the Fulton County sales tax brought in more than $5 million in 2010, eclipsing the $4.2 million record set in 2008. But even without the increase, the sales tax results for the year showed a sign of improvement. More...

Park Board to Review Swimming Pool Rates

Jennifer Kidder, director of Archbold Parks & Recreation, told members of the Park Board they will need to look at increasing the cost of swimming lessons for 2011 during their Tuesday, Dec. 14, meeting. More...

Public Record

Archbold Police Log

Dec. 19  No reports. Dec. 20  7:05 pm: Found property, Circle K, notified owner. Dec. 21  4:05 pm: Found property, Pamida, notified owner. Dec. 22  No reports. Dec. 23  More...

Grand Jury Indicts Two Archbold Citizens

Two Archbold residents were among 19 indicted by the Fulton County Grand Jury, Monday, Dec. 20.  Jeremy W. Szczepanski, 24, was indicted on two counts of theft, and one count of misuse of credit cards.  More...

Teen Drinking Target Of Grant Money

Fulton County’s program to curb the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages will continue in 2011, with $2,500 in grant funding from the State of Ohio.  The money will go to the county’s ongoing “Parents Who Host, Lose The More...

Sports

Streak Wrestlers Go 7-3 At BG

Archbold went 7-3 at the Bobcat Duals wrestling tournament at Bowling Green, Saturday, Dec. 18 and Sunday, Dec. 19.  Jordan Cowell went undefeated at 10-0 at 145 pounds. More...

Blue Streaks Soar In Bird Cage

Archbold (7-0) made the short trip east to face Fulton County foe Pettisville, Thursday, Dec. More...

Archbold Girls Fall To Bowling Green

Bowling Green outscored Archbold 18-10 in the fourth quarter on its way to a 61-54 non-league victory, Monday, Dec. More...