August 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

School Report Cards Hard To Understand

For a report card that is intended to be easier to understand, the new Ohio A-F school and school district report cards are generating many questions.  Archbold Area Schools, which were Excellent or Excellent with Distinction for more than a dec More...

Longtime Leaders Retire from County Fair Board

Carl Buehrer, Al Garrow, Curt Johnson, and Richard Mull, Fulton County residents, are synonymous with the Fulton County Fair.  During their collective 100-plus years of service on the 15-seat Fulton County Fair Board, the fair has been recognize More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Doris E. “Buzzy” Meyer

Doris E. “Buzzy” Meyer, age 91, of Archbold, passed away Tuesday, Aug. More...

Mikayla Marie Smith

Dec. 7, 1995-Aug. 25, 2013

Mikayla Marie Smith, 17, of Fayette, died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon.  She was born Dec. 7, 1995, in Wauseon, to Joshua Smith and Jennifer (Mapes) Goble.  More...

Evelyn J. (Short) Rufenacht

Evelyn J. (Short) Rufenacht, age 89 years, of Archbold, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 20, 2013, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold.  She was born Oct. More...

People

Couple Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Bill and Judy (Lovett) Barnhart, Archbold, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 31, 2013.   They were married Aug. 31, 1963, at the Nazarene Church in Auburn, Ind. More...

Ladies Bible Study Begins At Lockport

The non-denominational Ladies Bible Study at Lockport Mennonite Church begins Tuesday, Sept 10 at 9:30 a.m. The 10-week study will be on the book “The Essential Jesus.”   More...

4-H News

Several members of the Ridge Kids 4-H Club were winners at the 2013 Henry County and Ohio State fairs:  Allison Bickel: Sew for Fun Best of Class; Outstanding of the Day (Ohio State Fair); third place, dairy first year showmanship; fourth place, More...

Opinion

Five Crashes In Three Days Intolerable

Five automobile crashes in three days involving students from the Four County Career Center is unbearable.   Four County Career Center staff constantly talk about safety to their students, which is good. More...

Drugs Are Here

Recent items in this newspaper remind us again and again drugs, including homemade methamphetamine and homegrown marijuana, are part of the local scene.   More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003 A dead bird and a mosquito pool have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, said Kim Cupp, director of environmental health, Fulton County Health Department. More...

Religion

Births

Fulton Co. Health Center   Aug. 17: Tasha & Charles Grieser, Archbold, girl.   More...

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical   Sunday: combined church family picnic gathering. Nick Hudson, worship leader; offertory, “Build Your Kingdom Here,” worship team. More...

Hang, Climb, Play

Archbold elementary students were making good use of school playground equipment during recess, Monday, Aug. 26. More...

Five Crashes In Three Days Involve Teens

There were five automobile crashes last week, all involving persons between the ages of 16 to 18, most of whom were Four County Career Center students.  Michael D. More...

Rick Hodges Investigated, Cleared By State Inspector General

Rick Hodges, executive director of the Ohio Turnpike & Infrastructure Commission and an Archbold High School graduate, was investigated, and cleared, by the office of the Ohio Inspector General in connection with the hiring Hodges’ wife in More...

 

News

Season Going Well For Sauder Village

Jeanette Smith, director of sales and marketing at Sauder Village, said things have been going well this season.  “Attendance has been great, and guests have been coming from all over to visit this local treasure,” she said.  More...

Unemployment Tops 8% In July

The Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services estimated Fulton County unemployment for July was 8.2%.  That’s an increase of threetenths (.3) of one percentage point from June, when unemployment was 7.9%  It is the third straight More...

Cut Ribbon For Staffing Firm

A ribbon was cut Thursday, Aug. 22, officially opening the new office of Career Staffing, LLC, a temporary staffing firm, at 114 North Defiance St., downtown Archbold. More...

Public Record

Five Crashes Involve Four County Students

Five auto crashes last week– four on St. Rt. 66 between Four County Career Center and Archbold, and one on Henry County Rd. W near Co. Rd. 21– involved several FCCC students. More...

Local Woman Charged With Domestic Violence

Tiffany Ann Knapp, 29, Archbold, has been arrested and charged with domestic violence.  Archbold police were called to the Knapp residence, 206 La Choy Dr., on a report of a domestic case that had become physical at 7:40 pm, Thursday, Aug. More...

Juvenile Faces Charges In Vandalism Case

Three vandalism cases, one with damages estimated at $600, were reported to Archbold police recently.  Keri Turner, 34, East Gardens told police four tires on her sport-utility vehicle had been flattened.  More...

Sports

Archbold Boys Soccer Opens With Two Wins

Nofziger Breaks School Career Goals Record

The Archbold boys soccer team began its 2013 campaign with a pair of close victories over Van Buren and Pettisville.  AHS 1, Van Buren 0   The defending district champions traveled to Van Buren, Tuesday, Aug. More...

NWOAL Approves Football Expansion

In an effort to reach an even number of league schools participating in football, the Northwest Ohio Athletic League has voted unanimously to approve a revision to its constitution.  The new legislation allows the NWOAL two options for football. More...

AHS Tennis Falls To Cats

The Archbold girls tennis team fell to Napoleon 3-2, Monday, Aug. 19.   Singles: 1. Krista Leupp (A) def. Haley Altman 6-1, 6-4. 2. Olivia Krieger (A) def. Hailey Altman 6-0, 6-2. 3. Andrea Braun (N) def. Shelby Cline 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.  More...