August 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Turnpike “Opportunity Analysis” Is Ongoing

There is no progress report from KPMG, the Texas consulting firm hired to analyze the opportunities that exist from the possibility of leasing the Ohio Turnpike to a private firm.  But Steve Faulkner, press secretary for the Ohio Department of T More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Mary A. Rupp

Mary A. Rupp, age 69, of Wauseon, passed away Friday afternoon, Aug. 3, 2012, in her home after a battle with cancer. More...

Vernon O. Hesterman

Vernon O. HestermanMay 1, 1928-July 26, 2012     Vernon O. Hesterman, 84, of Ridgeville Corners, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family on July 26. More...

Betty J. Grieser

Betty J. Grieser, age 78 years, of Archbold, passed away suddenly early Tuesday morning, July 24, 2012, in her home.  She was born Dec. 29, 1933, at West Unity, the daughter of Charlie and Emma (Sigg) Coy.  She married Herbert C. More...

People

Fore!

Garrett Morton, AHS '11, plays Birdieball at the 2012 Archbold Carp Festival.– photo by Mary Huber More...

Honor Students

Area students named to the dean’s list for the 2012 spring semester at Bethel College, Mishawaka, Ind., are:  •Stephanie Schmidt AHS ‘09, daughter of Martin and Linda;  •Breanna Holsopple, PHS ‘09, daughter of Sa More...

Births

Fulton Co. Health Center   July 22: Jennifer Grime, Archbold, boy; Lynne & Kerry Pownall, Wauseon, boy.  July 24: Christine & Matthew Earl, Delta, boy.   More...

Opinion

Remember Slain Israeli Athletes

The Olympic movement is supposed to be a friendly, international competition among amateur athletes, like a giant party where everybody plays games.  “Supposed to be” and reality are a long way apart.  The Olympics have long bee More...

The Public's Business: Local Governments Should Know, Comply With Open-Records Law

Other Editors Say...

Ohio’s public-records and open-meetings laws can be effective only if governments know and follow them.  Recent instances show that school districts, in particular, should brush up on their responsibilities under the law.  More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, July 31, 2002   The Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities asked Deb Stanforth, superintendent the past 15 years, to resign.  One more case of West Nile Virus has been found in Fulton County, accordi More...

Giant Arrow Near Stryker Has Biblical Roots, Says Estrada

A giant arrow, 54 feet tall, its point driven in the ground, and its shaft pointing skyward.  That’s something you don’t see everyday.  Unless, of course, you frequently travel St. Rt. More...

Northwest State Sees Enrollment Decline Coming

Officials at Northwest State Community College are predicting a drop in enrollment, and are taking steps to try to lessen the effects.  Thomas Stuckey, NSCC president, said college enrollment has been growing at a fast pace, but college officia More...

Parks Host Youth Baseball Tourney During Carp Fest

Jennifer Kidder, director of Archbold Parks & Recreation, said Archbold parks hosted an age 10-and-under baseball tournament during Carp Fest weekend.  Park Board met Thursday, July 19. More...

 

News

West Nile Virus Striking Early?

West Nile Virus, the disease causing, potentially deadly virus carried by mosquitoes, is making its presence known earlier than usual.  Officials at the Ohio Department of Health announced last week they had confirmed 2012’s first case of More...

Richer New County Extension Educator

Eric Richer, Wauseon, is the new Fulton County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator beginning today, Wednesday.  Richer takes over the position vacated by Greg LaBarge. More...

Archbold-Fayette Exit 25 Has Least Turnpike Traffic

The Archbold-Fayette St. Rt. More...

Public Record

Thieves Break Into Auto Parts Store, Steal Safe, Cash

A thief broke into the Laub Auto Parts store and made off with the safe, which contained an undetermined amount of cash.  The police report on the incident states the theft occurred sometime between 2:30 pm, Saturday, July 21, and 12:20 pm, Sund More...

Spike Strips Successful Three Of Four Tries In Stolen Car Pursuit

A fleeing car, allegedly driven by Jobe Gonzales- Reynolds, 20, Fayette, struck spike strips three out of four times during a nearly 40- minute car chase, Tuesday, July 17.  Originally, reports were the car hit the strips only once.  An Arc More...

Man Who Fell From Roof Dies

Kenneth Tyson, 63, rural Wauseon, died at the University of Toledo Medical Center, Tuesday, July 24, from injuries he received in a fall from a roof.  Tyson was working on the roof of a house at 701 North Defiance Street, Tuesday, June 26, when More...

Sports

Sean Lauber Brings New York Basketball Players To Archbold

Sean Lauber had a homecoming of sorts recently, returning to Archbold High School, where he graduated in 1988.  But the trip wasn’t the usual “catch-up-with-theold gang” kind of visit.  More...

Religion

St. Peter LYO Performs Service Project

The St. Peter Lutheran Youth Organization in Ridgeville Corners recently attended the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America youth gathering in New Orleans, La. More...

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical   Sunday: Nick Hudson, worship leader, scripture, prayer. Message, “The Commonness of Common Sense,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: Nick Hudson, Sara Kinsman and worship team, praise and worship. More...

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