March 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

County Senior Center Board Disbanded, But Nobody Knew

At the end of December, Fulton County commissioners disbanded the county Senior Center Advisory Board.  But nobody told the advisory board members.  In fact, the advisory board held a January meeting while it technically did not exist, with More...

Cold Feet?

This little bird may have gotten cold feet, because it was perched on one of the few remaining snow piles in the village, Saturday, March 9. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Esther Andre

A lifelong resident of Fulton County, Esther Andre, 93, was born north of Wauseon, only a half mile from where she raised her family.  She attended a one-room school for the first eight grades and thengraduated from Wauseon High School.  Af More...

Elvesta Grieser

Elvesta Grieser, age 94 years, of Archbold, passed away Monday morning, March 11, 2013, at the CHP Defi- ance Area In- Patient Hospice Center.  She was born Dec. More...

Helen (Judy) J. Furko

Helen (Judy) J. Furko, 70, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Canadohta Lake, Pa., passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Pittsburgh.  She was lovingly known as “Gibby” to her family.  Judy was born in Harwick, Pa., on Dec. More...

People

Chorale Receives Superior

The Archbold High School Chorale received a superior rating in the Ohio Music Education Association competition, Friday, March 8, at AHS. More...

Women’s Chorus Earns A Superior

The Archbold High School womens chorus was one of three Archbold choirs to earn superior ratings in competition, Friday, March 8, at AHS. Also earning superiors were the mens chorus and the Chorale. More...

Fairlawn Auxiliary Council Members

Fairlawn Haven Auxiliary Council members for 2013 are, seated, from left: Karen Ringenberg, vice president; Kristin Nafziger, president. More...

Opinion

Your Right To Know

Abraham Lincoln, U.S. president (1861-1865), told citizens in November 1863, that American government is “of the people, by the people, for the people.”  Government must be an open book to its people. More...

Other Editors Say...

More Light

This is Sunshine Week, an annual opportunity for newspapers in Ohio and across the country to celebrate the First Amendment, and to warn of threats to laws that promote freedom of information and accountable, transparent government.  More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Year Ago Wednesday, March 5, 2003   The builders of the Lockport Bridge, which routes Williams County Rd. I-25 over the Tiffin River, have received the National Timber Award of Merit. More...

Wind Turbine Delays Result In Settlement For Pettisville Schools

The cost of the Pettisville Local School District wind turbine will be reduced $145,000 due to delays in construction.  Steve Switzer, superintendent, told the Pettisville school board about the settlement during its Monday, March 11 meeting.&nb More...

Wind Turbines Exceed Expections

No Detailed Reports Available

Aaron Godwin, wind energy consult to the Archbold and Pettisville school districts, said Monday their wind turbines are outperforming expectations.  “At this stage, they are doing better than I thought they would. More...

Athletic Field Plans Eyed By Pettisville School Officials

The Pettisville school board looked at preliminary plans for proposed athletic fields during its Monday, March 11 meeting.  The plans call for a varsity softball field, Little League baseball field, utility baseball field, and a small soccer fie More...

 

News

Village Accepts Bid For Water Plant Addition

Archbold Village Council accepted the bid of the Peterson Construction Co., Wapakoneta, for construction of a $2,167,000 addition to the water treatment plant.  Council took the action at its March 4 meeting.  More...

Scouts Contribute To FISH

Archbold Cub Scouts Pack 263 and Boy Scouts Troop 63 donated food items to the Archbold FISH Food Pantry through their annual Scouting For Food program. More...

Council Participates In County Hazard Plan

Archbold Village Council voted to participate with Fulton County in a natural hazard mitigation plan at its Monday, March 4 meeting.  Dennis Howell, village administrator, said if the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approves the Fulto More...

Public Record

Police Investigate Suspicious Man

Archbold police are investigating a man claiming to be a government agent who was asking questions of residents in the 500 block of Vine Street.  The report states about 5 pm, Thursday, March 7, a balding white male, approximately six feet tall More...

Arrest Man On Domestic Violence Charge

Archbold police officers arrested James R. More...

No Charges Filed After Dog Bite

The owner of a dog that bit a man, Wednesday, March 6, will not face criminal charges.  The Archbold police report states William J. More...

Sports

DIVISION III DISTRICT BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - Free Access

Ottawa-Glandorf 56, Tinora 34

     As each week goes by, teams are eliminated on their quest for a trip to the boys state basketball tournament.       It's do or die. More...

Blue Streaks Fall To Columbus Africentric In Regional Final

Archbold got off to a good start against Columbus Africentric in the Division III girls basketball regional final, Saturday, March 9, leading 14-11 after the first period.  More...

Blue Streaks Shoot Down Eagles In Regional Semifinal

In 2012, Liberty-Benton made 22 of 27 free throws to defeat Archbold 40-32 in the Division III girls basketball regional semifinal, while the Streaks were 0 for six.  The Blue and Gold enjoyed sweet revenge, Wednesday night, March 6.  More...

Religion

Organizations

Ability Center  Ability Center of Defiance Advisory Board, Tuesday, March 19, 4:30 p.m., Ability Center of Defiance, 1935 E. More...

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical   Sunday: prelude; Nick Hudson, worship leader; Sara Kinsman with worship team, offertory, “Your Great Name.” Message, “Queen Sacrifice,” Jesse Kahler.  More...

Births

Fulton Co. Health Center   Feb. 28: Danilynn & Michael Parson, Wauseon, girl.  March 3: Kristine Pontious, Holgate, boy.  March 4: Joellyn & Doug Yoder, Archbold, boy.  March 6: Kandi & Mikel Dietsch, Stryker, girl. More...