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Ohio Grain Fund Has Paid Out $8.5 Million

Ohio’s Grain Indemnity Fund has paid out more than $8.5 million to those who were owed money for grain in elevators that became fi- nancially insolvent in Ohio.  Information provided by the Ohio Department of Agriculture states there have More...

May 3 Polling Places Unchanged

Polling places in western Fulton County and northwest Henry County have not changed for the Tuesday, May 3 Special Election.  Melanie Gilders, deputy director of Fulton County Board of Elections, said voters in Archbold precincts One, Two and Th More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Clara M. Rupp

Clara M. Rupp, age 78 years, of Wauseon, passed away Sunday morning, April 24, 2011, in her home.  She was born March 9, 1933, at Elkhart, Ind., the daughter of George and Myrtle (Bachtel) Pletcher. She married Leon D. More...

Herbert J. (Herb) Meier

Herbert J. (Herb) Meier, 82, of Archbold, passed on to his heavenly home on April 22, 2011, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, where he had been cared for the last two months.  He was born Nov. 13, 1928, to Ernest and Elnora Meier in Wauseon.  More...

Willard G. Nofzinger

1937-2011

Willard G. Nofzinger, age 74, of Winter Haven, Fla., and formerly of Stryker, died at 6:13 am, Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Winter Haven Hospitals in Winter Haven, Fla., following a brief illness.  Mr. More...

People

Grabers Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Steven and Michelle Graber, Archbold, are celebrating their 25th anniversary. Steven Graber, Archbold, and Michelle Mack, Wauseon, were married April 26, 1986, at Pettisville Missionary Church by Pastor Keith Linebaugh. More...

Laura Schrock Receives Award

Laura Schrock has been named a Fellow of the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association. More...

Easter Egg Hunts in Archbold, Pettisville, and Ridgeville Corners

Easter Egg Hunts in Archbold, Pettisville, and Ridgeville Corners More...

Opinion

Archbold Schools Need Issue 5

Times are tough, and it’s tempting to think only of your pocketbook when you vote Tuesday, May 3. But our local schools and the children of our community need your help.  More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, April 25, 2001  Friendship House, a nonprofi t group, proposes to purchase a home at 118 South Defiance Street, according to Cecily Rohrs, spokesman of the group.  For the 2001-02 school year, open enrollment will c More...

Police Lead Dangerous Life

This past holiday weekend, April 23- 25, was a difficult one for police officers in the United States.  A motorcycle officer from Eugene, Ore., was shot and killed Friday during a vehicle pursuit.  The next day, a sheriff deputy from Johnso More...

Ohio Department Of Agriculture Staff To Meet With Farmers Who Deposited Grain With The Archbold Elevator, Inc . - Free Access

On Tuesday May 3, and Wednesday May 4, ODA staff will meet at the 3265 County Road 24 Archbold Elevator facility with farmers who have already contacted the department about potentially impacted grain deposits. More...

F&M Bank Files Lawsuit Against Archbold Elevator

Lots Of Rumors, Few Facts

Very few new facts have developed in the last week since it became general knowledge that the Ohio Department of Agriculture had suspended the grain handler’s license of Archbold Elevator. More...

Archbold School Levy Renewal Essential, Deskins Says

David Deskins, superintendent of the Archbold Area School District, said passage of a renewal of the school district $1.1-million emergency property tax levy is “absolutely essential.”  Voters in the Archbold school district will dec More...

 

News

County Unemployment Rate Is Down 1.2 Points

The Fulton County unemployment rate in March was 11.3%, say estimates from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.  That’s down 1.2 percentage points from February, when ODJFS estimated unemployment was 12.6%, a figure that was lat More...

Muni Tax Up In March

The Archbold 1.5% municipal income tax generated $50,670.99 in gross revenue in March, almost $6,800 more than in March 2010.  In March 2010, the tax generated $43,885.45, a difference of $6,785.54, or about 15.5%.  While the income tax was More...

Another Egg

Two-year-old Nicole Stevenson, Archbold, places an empty plastic Easter egg in the box after the Archbold Parks & Recreation Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, Thursday night, April 21. More...

Public Record

Archbold Police Log

April 17  2:43 am: Disabled vehicle, Lafayette St. at Pleasant St., subject pushing vehicle to residence.  6:50 am: Loose dog, 400 block Union St., advised of village ordinance.  More...

Archbold Man Indicted April 18

Gilberto Villarreal, Jr., 25, Archbold, has been indicted on two counts of theft and a single count of misuse of credit cards.  The Fulton County Grand Jury handed down indictments against Villarreal and six others, Monday, April 18.  More...

Woman Reports Medicine Stolen

Ladona M. Clark, Napoleon, reported to Archbold police that some prescription medicine was stolen from her purse while she was at work.  The incident occurred sometime between 8 am, Wednesday, April 20, and 8 am the following morning.  More...

Sports

PH Girls Edge Blue Streaks To Win Diller Invite; AHS Boys Also Second

The Patrick Henry girls track and field team edged out Archbold by one point to win the Diller Invitational, Saturday, April 23, at Ayersville High School.  The Patriots scored 79 points to Archbold’s 78 to win. More...

Archbold Baseball Stands 8-6 On Year

The Archbold baseball team picked up a pair of wins last week to up its record 8- 6, 1-2 in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League. The Blue and Gold dropped Evergreen in an NWOAL matchup, defeated Hicksville, and lost to undefeated Edon. More...

Streaks Play At Fifth Third Field

Archbold and Stryker play each other in a varsity baseball game, Saturday, April 30, 1 p.m., at Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo. Gate opens at 12 p.m. Admission free.   More...

Religion

Lucille Short Is Fairlawn Resident Of The Month

Lucille Short is the May Resident of the Month at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold.  Lucille Mae Lantz was born in Pettisville on Jan. 8, 1912, the first child of Sarah and William Lantz. More...

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical  Sunday: combined worship service: prelude; drama, Mark Wyse; special music, “Were You There?” and offertory “Overcome,” by church choir. More...

Births

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