July 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Pettisville School Head Cook Resigns

The Pettisville School Board accepted the resignation of Brenda Aeschliman, head cook, at its Monday, July 24 meeting.  Aeschliman served as head cook for 22 years, starting in 1995.  More...

Lauber, Ruffer File For Reelection

Bruce Lauber and Randy Ruffer, German Township trustees, filed nominating petitions with the Fulton County Board of Elections, Friday, July 21.  Their terms as trustees expire at the end of this year. More...

Dan Benecke Named Ridgeville Fire Chief

Dan Benecke, a 20-year veteran of the Ridgeville Township Fire Department, has been named the new chief.  He follows in the footsteps of his father, Dex, who held the post twice– from 1985- 1999, and from 2006- 2012.  Dan Benecke repl More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Delmar Wayne Gautsche

Delmar Wayne Gautsche, 88, of Batavia Township, Mich., passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis, Mich.  More...

DEATH NOTICES

Rodney Lee Taylor, 60, Wauseon, died July 22, 2017. Survivors include his wife, Debra, and four children. Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold.   More...

Public Record

Archbold Police Log

July 14   4:14 pm: Citation to Joyce Layton, 49, Pettisville, speeding, Miller Ave. at Rosewood Ct.  4:48 pm: Citation to Kirsteen Kopke, 24, Napoleon, speeding, Miller Ave. More...

Fulton County Court News

Common Pleas Court  Thomas Miller, Maumee, plaintiff vs International Auto Components, Southfield, Mich., defendant. Worker’s compensation.  Bryan Coger, Wauseon, plaintiff vs Robin Coger, Wauseon, defendant. More...

Sommers Pleads To Sex Crimes In Williams Co.

Ryder E. More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Seventh Sunday of Pentecost  Archbold Evangelical  Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Summer In The Psalms Series: Psalm 73,” Jesse Kahler.  Central Mennonite   More...

Breaking News - 7/27/2017 4:07 PM

Vehicle-Pedestrian Accident Victim Identified

The Archbold Police Department has identified two-year-old Andres Jeremy Mireles, of 700 North Defiance Street as the child struck by a sport-utility vehicle Sunday, July 23. More...

Breaking News - 7/25/2017 11:37 PM

F&M To Ring Opening Bell At NASDAQ Wednesday

Wednesday morning, July 26, Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, INC (FMAO), the holding company for Farmers & Merchants State Bank, will ring the opening bell at NASDAQ. More...

Wilson Suggests Joint Meeting, Mediator For Fire Department Talks

John Wilson, 84, Archbold, came before the German Township Trustees at their Monday, July 24 meeting, to ask them his two questions about the Archbold Fire Department debate.  Just as he did with Archbold Village Council at its Monday, July 10 m More...

Bouncy Fun

Jarrett Lauber, 8, Archbold, bounces on an inflatable ride in Ruihley Park, Wednesday, July 19, during Grief Camp, an event sponsored by CHP Home Care & Hospice. More...

Child Struck By Vehicle

Dave Davis, Archbold fire chief, confirmed a rumor that the individual struck by a vehicle Sunday night, July 23, was a child.  Neither he nor Thom Ross, police chief, would release more than that.  Ross said two officers are conducting an More...

 

News

Pettisville School Board Sets Stipend Amount

The Pettisville School Board voted to establish a library supervisor stipend at its Monday, July 24 board meeting.  In the past, the library has been managed by an educational aide, under the supervision of the high school and elementary school More...

School Board Takes Personnel Actions

The Archbold School Board took several personnel actions at its Monday, July 17 meeting.  Following a public hearing, the board approved a motion to re-employ Nancy Ruffer as a school bus driver. More...

Country Dog Salon Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday, July 21, for the Country Dog Salon, offering dog grooming services. More...

People

Honor Students

Dana Fricke, PHS ‘15, daughter of Bill and Lynette; Ryan King, AHS ‘13, son of Pete and Luana; and Alexis Fruchey, Fayette, were named to the dean’s list for the 2017 spring semester at the University of Findlay.  Students must More...

Opinion

Leaders Needed

Run For Public Office

Being an elected official is not an easy task, but it is very worthwhile, satisfying and rewarding.  The hours are often inconvenient, the pay is disappointing for the level of frustration, but what you can do for your community is very rewardin More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago  Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007   More...

Public Officials Should Never Be “Too Busy” For The Public

Other Editors Say...

Recently Toledo City Council members and reporters looking for answers as to how the city of Toledo could bungle the accounting of more than $8 million have asked to speak to the man in charge of that accounting.  They have been told “he&r More...