April 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Freight Train Derailment Results In Evacuations

About 54 homes in the rural area outside Ligonier, Ind., were evacuated last week after a Norfolk Southern train derailed, and at least part of a cargo of molten sulfur caught fire.  Michael “Mick” Newton, director of emergency manag More...

Quilt To Be Raffled At Friendship Days

Handmade quilts are popular fund-raisers, particularly in Northwest Ohio, but auction prices for these artworks can easily climb into the thousands of dollars.  To give more people a chance to take home a handmade quilt, the feature quilt for Pe More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Joshua W. Stanford

Joshua W. Stanford, age 17, of Archbold, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, the result of injuries sustained from an accident.–Posted 4.6, 11:15 am More...

Douglas Duane “Pork” Wyse

Douglas Duane “Pork” Wyse, 51, of Archbold, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012.  He was born Aug. 22, 1960, to parents Merle and Donna (Graber) Wyse.  He married Patty Waldron on Dec. More...

Public Record

Thefts Totaling $13,000 Reported To Police

The Archbold Police Department received two theft reports of $13,000 recently.  The biggest loss was from the Archbold Furniture Company.  Company officials told police on Tuesday, March 20, surplus electrical equipment was stolen.  T More...

Alleged Voter Fraud Is Investigated

Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said Tuesday, April 3, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation is studying a case of alleged voter fraud.  News broke Friday, March 23, that a Fulton County man has the sam More...

License Plate Wasn’t Stolen, Police Decide

The reported theft of a license plate turned out not to be a theft, Archbold police determined recently.  James M. More...

Sports

AHS Baseball Opens With 3-1 Record

The Archbold baseball season got underway last week with Archbold posting a 3-1 record.  All non-league contests, the Streaks recorded wins over Fairview, Montpelier and North Central. More...

AHS Track Beats Dogs

The Archbold track teams defeated Swanton, Thursday, March 29, at Archbold.  The boys team scored 104 points to Swanton’s 31.  The AHS girls scored 96 points to Swanton’s 41.  Boys   Shot put: 1. More...

Streaks Start Season 4-1

The Archbold softball team is off to a 4-1 start.  The Streaks lost their season opener to Otsego 3-1 while defeating Edon 11-1, Defiance 4-1, and sweeping Napoleon 3-1 and 11-7. More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical   Sunday: Dan Borton, song leader; Wayne Gropp, worship leader; piano offertory, Grace Diller; Madelyn Krueger, scripture. Message, “Ask Jesus Into Your Heart,” Jesse Kahler. More...

Births

Fulton Co. Health Center

March 26: Audrey & Sean Morris, Malinta, boy; Ashley Graber, Swanton, girl; Betsy & James Dixon, West Unity, girl.  March 27: Emily & Brandon Steiner, Wauseon, boy.  March 29: Amy & Christopher Baden, Wauseon, boy.   More...

Youngsters Reenact Palm Sunday

Youngsters at St. John’s Christian Church, Archbold, prepare to reenact Christ traveling to Jerusalem on a donkey as part of Palm Sunday services, April 1. More...

Breaking News - 4/3/2012 7:00 PM

Second Archbold Teen Dead After Friday Auto Crash

Anthony W. McCoy, Jr., 17, Archbold, died Friday evening, April 6, as the result of injuries he received in a two-vehicle accident.–Posted 4.8, 11:15 pm More...

Teen Killed In Car-Pedestrian Mishap

Joshua W. Stanford, 17, Archbold, died Wednesday night, April 4, after he was struck by a car at about 8:45 pm on Co. Rd. F, east of St. Rt. 66.–Posted 4.5, 10 am More...

Public Volunteers To Help On EMS Review Committee

Many citizens have expressed an interest in serving on the committee that will review the Fulton County Emergency Medical Service.  Minutes from Monday, April 2 meeting of the Fulton County Commissioners state people have been calling the count More...

Fairlawn Auction Revenue Down $714

Gross revenue from the 2012 Fairlawn Auxiliary Auction was $39,505, down about 1.8% from the previous year, said Nanette Buehrer, director of development and community service, Fairlawn Retirement Community.  There is still revenue to come in, s More...

 

News

NSCC Announces Tuition Increase

The Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition to $142 per credit hour at its Friday, March 30 meeting.  The increase is 4.4% over the old tuition rate of $136 per credit hour.  Mari Yoder, NSCC vice presi More...

Special Assessments End For Some North Pointe Homeowners

Homeowners whose houses are in the first phase of the North Pointe subdivision, North Pointe Drive, have reason to celebrate, as their special assessments have been paid off.  Archbold village council wrapped up issues related to the special ass More...

Lambert Family Doesn’t Benefit Directly From "ABC 4 Maddy"

Despite the fact the name of the group is “ABC 4 Maddy,” the Lambert family does not directly benefit from money raised by the group.  That’s what members of “ABC 4 Maddy,” or Archbold Blue Streaks Care For Maddy, s More...

People

FFA News

Archbold FFA held its annual awards banquet on Tuesday, March 20, at Archbold High School. More than 170 members, parents, and guests attended. Every high school FFA member received at least one award. More...

Giovarelli Third In Oratorical Contest

Rachel Giovarelli, PHS ‘08, placed third in the annual Bluffton University C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest, Wednesday, March 28. A senior, she is the daughter of Glenn and Shirley, rural Wauseon. More...

4-H News

The CountrySide Clovers 4-H Club met, Tuesday, March 27. The sheep and hog groups brought snacks. Enrollment cards and payments were collected. More...

Opinion

Keep EMS Talks Open To Public

After nary a word for weeks about the March meeting to review the county Emergency Medical Service system, Fulton County Commissioners discussed it at their Monday, March 26 meeting. More...

Spring Affirms The Easter Story

For Christians, Easter represents the central promise of the faith– that Jesus was resurrected from the dead to find life eternal, and all who follow him can share in the promise of rebirth. More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago  Wednesday, April 3, 2002   Gene Markley, vice president of Northwestern Ohio Rails to Trails Association, said they will soon open the Wabash Cannonball Trail from Burlington-Elmira west to West Unity.  More...