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Fairlawn Auxiliary Auction Postponed

Mari Yoder, development director for Fairlawn Haven, announced Wednesday afternoon, March 11, that the 54th annual Fairlawn Auxiliary Auction has been postponed due to the threat of the Coronavirus. The new dates are Thursday and Friday, Oct. 29-30. “With all the recommendations to limit large gatherings of people, we decided that it was in the best interest of the community […]


Blue Streak junior Carson Meyer stands atop the podium after winning the 170-pound championship at the Division III district wrestling meet, Saturday, March 7. The top four finishers in each weight class advance to the state meet this weekend in Columbus. From left: Max Hoffman, Delta, third; Meyer; Logan Lloyd, Milan Edison, second; Cade Whitticar, Van Buren, fourth.– photos by […]

Pettisville School Levy Debate Touches On Open Enrollment Costs

In two informational meetings, those against a proposed 3.5-mill continuing permanent improvement levy in the Pettisville school district brought up a new argument to oppose passage of the measure: open enrollment students. Voters will decide the fate of the levy, Tuesday, March 17. School board members explained if the new levy is approved, it will raise $222,000 per year. Of […]

Milk From Honey ‘Really Creamy’

Last Lactating Cow In Archbold School District?

Connecting with the past is just one of the reasons Weston Ruffer, an AHS junior, wanted to purchase a dairy cow. “My mom had a family cow and my grandparents had one, but I really wanted to have something where I could provide for my family,” Ruffer said. “It also was about discipline. It has taught me a lot about […]

Primary Election Less Than A Week Away

Melanie Gilders, director of the Fulton County Board of Elections, said 28,623 Fulton County residents are eligible to vote, Tuesday, March 17. That’s the total voter registration for the county, she said. The figure is up by 308, or about 1%, from the 28,315 that were registered for the November 2019 general election. Gilders said 3,017 of those voters are […]

A Note To Our Readers

Local results of the Tuesday, March 17 Primary Election will be posted on our website,, as soon as they are available, Tuesday night, March 17. Election results will appear in the Wednesday, Nov. 25 edition. Because we are unable to extend our 4 pm deadline to upload pages to our printer on Tuesdays, we are unable to publish election […]

OHSAA Announces Tournament Details Following Governor’s Recommendation


Following Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s announcement on Tuesday afternoon that all indoor sporting events in Ohio should severely limit spectators to reduce the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced additional details Tuesday night for its upcoming tournaments in wrestling, ice hockey and basketball.  All previously purchased tickets for the upcoming state tournaments of wrestling, […]

Coronavirus Arrives In Ohio; No County Cases

Kim Cupp, Fulton County health commissioner, said on Monday morning, March 9, it was inevitable the COVID-19 infection, commonly known as the Coronavirus, would enter Ohio. “We’d like to think there is something special about us (Ohioans), but I think it’s just a matter of time” before COVID-19 cases are found in the state, she said. And she was right. […]

OHSAA Tournaments to Continue with Limited Spectators

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Tuesday afternoon that all indoor sporting events in Ohio, including high school, collegiate and professional sports, shall continue without most spectators in attendance as Ohio seeks to contain the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.  “This will be a very difficult time for our schools and fans, but we cannot ignore the directive of the Governor,” […]

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