December 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Pettisville Schools Hold Coffee Hour

Pettisville schools began a monthly coffee hour, Friday, Nov. 30, as a way to connect with community members in a relaxed, informal environment. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Virginia N. Zedaker

Virginia N. Zedaker, age 94, of Stryker, passed into eternal life on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. More...

Robin Eugene Nofziger

June 4, 1962-Nov. 29, 2012

Robin E. Nofziger of Pettisville, Ohio, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, Nov. More...

DEATH NOTICES

Maria Magdalena (Chapa) Leal, 54, Archbold, died Dec. 1, 2012. Survivors include her husband, David, and three children.   More...

People

Advisors Recognized At Annual 4-H Banquet

The Fulton County 4-H program held its annual 4- H Advisor Recognition Banquet, Sunday, Nov. 18. Advisors who achieved five, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 35 years of service were recognized: More...

Anything Pumpkin Bake-Off Winners

Winners of the Nov. More...

Exhibits At Fine Chocolate Show

Nancy Bontrager, center, owner and chocolatier of Stella Leona Artisan Chocolates, Pettisville, exhibited at the Chicago Fine Chocolate Show, Nov. 16-18, in Chicago, Ill. More...

Opinion

Shop Local This Christmas Season

‘Tis the time of year to be making lists and checking them twice, as the Christmas shopping season has officially arrived.  It’s important to make every dollar of the gift-giving budget count.  That’s why shoppers need to More...

Living Memory: As The World War II Generation Fades, Its Stories Are Vital

Other Editors Say...

As of this year’s National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Dec. 7, the United States entered World War II 71 years ago. The number of men and women still around to tell their tales of that time is dwindling.  The U.S. More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002   Lynn Aschliman and Steve Nafziger were named to the board of trustees of Sunshine, Inc.  More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical   More...

Classen Named December Resident Of the Month

Mary Classen is the December Resident of the Month at Fairlawn Haven Retirement Community.  Born in Dayton, she graduated from Blue Creek High School, now Wayne Trace High School.  She was involved in music throughout her school years. More...

Organizations

Nursing Mom’s Group  Nursing Mom’s Group, Thursday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m., Crossroads Church, 845 E. Leggett St., Wauseon.  Cancer Support  Brunch with Cancer Survivors group, Wednesday, Dec. More...

Farm Bureau Opposes Lease Of Ohio Turnpike

Lists Conditions If Lease Approved

The Ohio Farm Bureau is opposed to leasing the Ohio Turnpike to a private investor.  John Kasich, Ohio governor, has proposed leasing the turnpike as a way to raise cash for transportation projects around the state. More...

Commissioners Grill Senior Center Director On Roles, Decision-Making Responsibilities

Fulton County Commissioners have questioned the authority of the Fulton County Senior Center Ad- visory Board to make decisions.  At the commissioners’ Monday, Nov. More...

 

News

County Unemployment Rate 6.2% In October

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services announced the Fulton County October unemployment rate was 6.2%, the lowest so far this year.  It’s also the lowest unemployment rate since November 2007, when unemployment was 5.4%.  Unem More...

Superintendent Search In Screening Process

Jon Lugbill, president of the Archbold Area School Board, said board members are screening the 20 candidates who applied for the post.  The board held a special meeting Monday, Dec. 3, and have another set for Saturday, Dec. More...

Council Removes $5,500 Charge From Fire Agreement

Archbold Village Council approved a fire protection services agreement with the German Township Trustees without a $5,500 charge paid by the trustees at its Monday, Dec. 3 meeting.  Council tabled the agreement at its Nov. More...

Public Record

Bow And Arrows Stolen

A compound-style hunting bow and 12 arrows valued at about $1,000 were reported stolen from a vehicle recently.  Leslie Harvey, 29, East Gardens, said she placed the bow, owned by Phillip Mahaney, 31, same address, in her minivan. More...

Police Discover Homeless Man

Archbold police officers discovered a homeless man living in the alley in the 300 block of West Barre Road about 7:58 pm, Friday, Nov. More...

Police Investigate Guns In Apartment Dumpster

Martin Schmidt, Archbold police chief, said officers are investigating a report involving firearms allegedly being left in a dumpster at the Holland Court Apartments.  The initial report was filed with police on Thursday, Nov. More...

Sports

Frank Hits Game Winner To Beat Wauseon 55-53

It doesn’t matter which clich√© you use, barnburner or nail-biter, but one thing is certain: when Archbold and Wauseon kick off the boys basketball season, you’ll get one or the other.  Zeb Frank’s shot with 1.5 seconds left lif More...

Blue Streak Girls Raise Record To 3-0

Archbold committed only 17 turnovers to Wauseon’s 30 as the Streaks defeated the Indians 50-44, Tuesday, Nov. 27, in a non-league girls basketball battle at Wauseon.  Archbold hosted Liberty Center in The Thunderdome, Friday, Nov. 30. More...

Winter Hard On Bulldogs

Winter Fricke streaks up the court with Bulldog Laura Schroeder on the chase in Archbold's non-league game with Edgerton, Saturday, Nov. 24. More...