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Pettisville School Support Staff Gets 2% Raise

The Pettisville School Board approved a 2% wage hike for district support staff during its Monday, June 9 meeting.  Steve Switzer, superintendent, said it is the first raise in base pay for support staff since 2009.  Support staff includes More...

Transition FCHC Psychiatric Unit To Geriatric Patients

The Fulton County Health Center will transition its 10-bed inpatient psychiatric unit to handle only geriatric patients.  Steve McCoy, director of marketing and planning for FCHC, said about 36 workers who are currently FCHC employees will have More...

Crossgrove Helped Women Recover From Sex Trade

Jodi Crossgrove, rural Archbold, has encountered women wounded by one of humanity’s uglier facets, and yet, has seen hope arise.  As a volunteer for the Mennonite Central Committee, Crossgrove spent about two years in Bangladesh, where she More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Waldo Lee Aeschliman

Waldo Lee Aeschliman, 79 years old, of Archbold, passed away peacefully June 1, 2014, at St. More...

Public Record

Archbold Police Log

May 30   1:27 pm: Citation to Brocke Grime, 32, West Unity, disobeying a traffic signal, N. Defiance St. at E. Holland St.  May 31   2:30 am: Traffic stop, failure to use turn signal, Franklin St. at W. More...

Theft Reports Filed

Several theft or theft-related reports have been filed with Archbold police recently, including more than $3,000 in medications.  Derek Humbert, 39, 204 La Choy Drive, told police on Sunday, June 1, that sometime between 8 am, Saturday, May 31, More...

Charges Pending In Underage Drinking Case

As of late last week, charges were pending against an Archbold man in connection with a case involving underage drinking.  Archbold police had yet to serve a charge of allowing underage persons to consume alcoholic beverages at the man’s r More...

Sports

AHS Girls 4x400: State Champions

Several School Records Set At State

“Amazing” and “awesome” were two words used repeatedly at the Division III state track and field championships in Columbus, Friday and Saturday, June 6-7.  More...

Additional AHS Track Records Set This Season

In addition to the Archbold school records set at the Division III state track and field meet, June 6-7, several were set previously this season.  The girls 400-meter dash record of 60.4 seconds set by Sheryl (Lauber) Young in 1982 is now held b More...

State Track

Zach Belknap runs in the 4x800 at the state meet.– photo by Mary Huber   More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical   Sunday: Nick Hudson, worship leader; worship team, offertory; Dean Andres with Kings Crossing, Defiance, ministry spotlight; Message, “Exodus: The Long and Winding Road,” Dustin Nimmo, from Christ The King Chur More...

Roth, Lehman Participate In Study-Service Terms

Jacob Roth, Pettisville, and Clayton Lehman, Archbold, are participating in Goshen (Ind.) College Study- Service Terms during the summer semester.  Roth, PHS ‘13 and son of Stan and Susan, is a freshman molecular biology/biochemistry major More...

Farmers Market Open

John Jemmott, a vendor at the Archbold Farmers Market, talks with customer Elaine Van Sickle, rural Pettisville, Thursday, June 5. It was the first day for the market, which will be held Thursdays throughout the summer. More...

Breaking News - 6/10/2014 7:00 PM

Fricke's Early Release Denied

William "Bill" Fricke, currently serving a prison sentence for his role in the financial collapse of the Archbold, will not be getting out early.James Barber, Fulton County Common Pleas Court judge, denied an early release request filed on Fricke's b More...

St. Rt. 66 South Closes For Bridge Repair

The Ohio Department of Transportation closed St. Rt. 66 between St. Rt. 2 and St. Rt. 34, starting yesterday, Tuesday.  ODOT contractors will repair a bridge just south of the St. Rt. 66-Henry Co. Rd. W intersection. More...

Pettisville Tree Removal Starts

A chainsaw was making quick work of trees on Summit Street in Pettisville yesterday morning, Tuesday, when workers began removing trees to make way for the federally-funded Pettisville sidewalk project.  Theresa Pollick, spokesman for the Ohio D More...

Semi Burns On Ohio Turnpike

Archbold firefighters look over the remains of a semi that caught fire on the Ohio Turnpike early Wednesday morning, June 4. A brake malfunction started the blaze. The driver brought the rig to a stop at the 24-mile marker in the westbound lane. More...

 

News

NSCC Budget For 2014, Tops $23 Million

The Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees approved an operating budget of $23,001,305 for the coming fiscal year at its Friday, June 6 meeting.  Mari Yoder, vice president of institutional advancement, said the budget is up about 2 More...

April Unemployment 5.7%, Lowest In Over Five Years

The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services announced the estimated Fulton County unemployment rate for April was 5.7%, the lowest in more than five years.  This newspaper began keeping track of unemployment rates in January 2009, soon afte More...

AHS Band Awards

AHS band students received awards during the annual Spring Pops Concert last month. From left: Cody Beldon, winner of the John Phillip Sousa award; Pamela Steider, Praetorius Musicum award; and Riley Krueger, Louis Armstrong Jazz Award. More...

People

Earns Degree

Linda Short, Archbold, graduated Saturday, May 24, with a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in pastoral care and counseling from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind.  Short is pursuing a pastoral ministry assignment More...

Honor Students

Alyssa R. Mann, PHS ‘10, daughter of Gary and Teresa, was named to the dean’s list for the 2013 fall semester at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Ind.  Students must earn at least a 3.5 gpa to qualify.  ------  More...

Earn Degrees

Lauren Bontrager, PHS ‘10 and daughter of Nancy and the late Greg Bontrager, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree during commencement exercises at Bethel College, Mishawaka, Ind., Saturday, May 3.  ------  Kirsten Lawren More...

Opinion

Applaud Student-Athletes

It’s always a pleasure for this newspaper to praise the young people in Archbold and Pettisville. The greater joy is it happens so often. More...

Can't Fault ODOT

The Ohio Department of Transportation may be guilty of many things, but it can’t be said ODOT was unresponsive when it comes to the Pettisville Safe Routes to School sidewalk project.   More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago  Wednesday, June 16, 2004   Plans call for Archbold Hospital to begin accepting patients from Archbold Rescue Squad and ALS-1, Archbold’s paramedic unit, starting Monday, July 5.   More...