January 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

New Pettisville School $2 Million Under Budget

As it nears final completion, the new Pettisville school building project is a little more than $2 million under budget.  Steve Switzer, district superintendent, gave the information to the Pettisville School Board during its Monday, Jan. More...

Archbold, Pettisville Wind Turbines Face More Costs, Delays

Industrial-scale electricity generating wind turbines for the Archbold and Pettisville school districts continue to face a delay; and now, there’s an additional cost issue involved.  More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Betty Jane Troyer

Betty Jane Troyer, 86, Elida and formerly of Wauseon, died Jan. 5, 2012, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.  Born Nov. 6, 1925, she was a daughter of Harry and Viola (Yedica) Sauder. She married J. Leonard Troyer on Aug. More...

Public Record

Crime Stopper

Fulton County Crime Stopper needs help to solve a theft from a home on the 2000 block of Co. Rd. 3, rural Swanton. Between Dec. 23-25, 2011, an air-conditioning unit was cut from the house and taken. More...

Archbold Police Log

Dec. 30   9:20 am: Citation to Clinton R. Zeedyk, 39, Hicksville, speeding, 200 block E. Mechanic St.  More...

Fulton County Court News

Common Pleas Court   Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Archbold, plaintiff vs Aleshia Barricklow, Convoy, defendant. Foreclosure.  Karen Shelt, Toledo, plaintiff vs Stephanie Lovejoy, West Unity, defendant. More...

Sports

AHS Wrestlers Second At State Duals

The Ohio High School Athletic Association state wrestling championships don’t begin until the first week of March, but on Sunday, Jan. More...

Going For The Pin

Archbold's Oliver Stuckey gets his opponent on his back at the Division III State Duals Team Championships, Sunday, Jan. 8, at Evergreen.– photo by Mario Gomez More...

Archbold Tops Montpelier 53-33

The Archbold boys basketball team upped its overall record to 7-2 and Northwest Ohio Athletic League record to 2-0 when the Streaks hosted Montpelier, Thursday, Jan. More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical   More...

It's Bible Quiz Season!

You know it’s Bible Quiz time when you see local youth carrying small scripture portions with them as they search for answers... this year, from the book of John.  The 2012 Bible Quiz season got off to a great start, Sunday, Jan. More...

Births

Fulton Co. Health Center  Dec. 29: April & Timothy Fitzpatrick, Napoleon, boy.  Dec. 30: Janelle & Michael Johnson, Wauseon, boy.  Dec. 31: Jamie & Ben Sly, Fayette, boy.  Jan. More...

Facebook Comment Spurs Look Into Social Media Policy

A comment posted on the Internet social media website Facebook has resulted in Fulton County officials looking into a policy on the issue for county employees.  This newspaper was contacted by a man who is a client of the Fulton County Departmen More...

ALS-1 Never Substandard, County Commissioners Say

In a letter released Monday, Jan. 9, the Fulton County commissioners said they never thought ALS-1, the Archbold-based paramedic unit, was substandard.  More...

Archbold Income Tax Up 2.1%; First Time Since '06

Archbold municipal income tax collection ended 2011 up by more than 2%, bringing in more than $3.5 million.  “We’re just thankful that after four consecutive years of drops of more than 5%, it’s turned around,” said Jim W More...

 

News

Archbold Schools See Increase In Free, Reduced Lunches

Over the last 10 years, enrollment in the Archbold Area School District is down 151 students, but the number who receive free or reduced price school lunches is up by 157. More...

Council Concerned Over Diversion Of County EMS Funds

Members of Archbold Village Council are concerned about the diversion of funds from the emergency medical service account to the county general fund.  The issue was discussed during council’s Monday, Jan. More...

Fry Wins Village Farmland Bid On Monday

Stephen Fry, rural Archbold, was the high bidder to rent 61.2 acres of farmable property in the Archbold Industrial Park.  Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, said Village Council approved a threeyear agreement between the village and More...

People

Four Generations Of Babcocks

  The Babcock families of Archbold celebrated Christmas Day at Bert Babcock’s house and took a four-generation photo. Sitting: Albert “Buddy” Babcock III holds his twin sons, Albert A. More...

Granddaughter Marches In 2012 Rose Parade

Alyssa Miller, granddaughter of Pat Basselman, Ridgeville Corners, and Sandy Miller, Perrysburg, was a member of a marching band that participated in the 2012 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. More...

FFA News

State FFA Leadership Night was at Pettisville High School, Tuesday, Dec. 20. Schools from across the area participated. More...

Opinion

Commissioners Mend Fences

The Fulton County Commissioners have attempted to mend fences by issuing a letter stating they never thought ALS-1, the Archbold-based paramedic unit, was “substandard.”  During the debate of the emergency medical service contracts, More...

Good News From Council

There was good news from Archbold Village Council Monday night, Jan. 9.  Archbold municipal income tax collection for 2011 showed an increase over 2010. More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago  Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002   Peter Short, mayor, said officials are tentatively planning to add a third lane for left turns to South Defiance Street from Taylor Parkway. More...