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Donations To School District Top $10,000 So Far In 2019



The Archbold School District has received $10,353.90 in donations in 2019. That figure is taken from school board minutes for February and March. There were no donations in January. The largest single donation was from the Archbold Band Boosters, who donated a concert xylophone to the school music program. The instrument was valued at $2,530. The donation was accepted by […]

Council Updated On Railroad Crossings



Donna Dettling, Archbold village administrator, updated Village Council on two of the three railroad crossings in the village at the Monday, March 18 council meeting. She shared a memo from Bob Seaman, village engineer, which stated Seaman contacted Blake Votaw, Norfolk Southern railroad track supervisor. Votaw said NS plans to replace the rails on all three tracks at the Defiance […]

Unemployment At 6% In January



The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services announced unemployment in Fulton County during January was 6%, the highest in 23 months. Unemployment was 6.2% in February 2017 as originally announced by ODJFS. From March 2017 to December 2018, County unemployment never exceeded 5.4%. It’s not unusual for unemployment to peak early in a new year. Since 2010, the originally […]

Council Pays Off Water Plant Notes



Village Council learned officials of the village of Archbold have paid off the remaining debt on improvements at the Archbold Water Treatment plant. Donna Dettling, village administrator, told council the remaining notes used to finance the construction on the anion exchange water treatment system, a total of $613,570, were retired. She presented that information during the Monday, March 18 council […]

Meeting About Test Well Near Fayette Attracts Hundreds

Michindoh Aquifer

One thing was clear at a Tuesday, March 12 public information session at the Fayette School regarding a test well near Fayette for Artesian of Pioneer. The audience, which started out at around 400 to 500 people, was adamantly opposed to a plan to draw water from the aquifer and pipe it east to Toledo suburbs. Ed Kidston, of the […]

Spelling Bee Participants Recognized



These Archbold elementary and middle school students participated in the Fulton County Spelling Bee, Tuesday, Feb. 5, and were recognized at the Archbold School Board meeting, Monday, March 11. From left: Sydney Hageman, eighth grade, a winner in her grade level; Kyle Hageman, seventh grade; Kurt Krueger, sixth grade; Avery Roth, fifth grade, and Blaney Huffman, who won in fourth […]

Elementary School Earns ‘Overall A’ From State



Dorothy Lambert, Archbold elementary principal, told the Archbold School Board the elementary school received the “Overall A Award” from the Ohio State Board of Education at the Monday, March 11 school board meeting. The award recognizes the accomplishments of the school on the state school report card. Lambert recognized all those involved including school staff, students, and the community for […]

Chemistry Kids



Archbold first graders were scientists for a day, Thursday, March 7, thanks to a visit from representatives from the Center of Science and Industry. Top: Adelaida Hernandez observes the results of mixing chemicals. Below: Kali Lantz pours a chemical into a graduated cylinder while Meredith Stoner looks on.– photos by David Pugh

Lane Gets Five-Year Contract To Lead PHS



Michael Lane, Pettisville High School principal, was approved for a five-year contract at the Monday, March 11, school board meeting. His new contract includes a $111,612 salary for the 2019-20 school year, in accordance with the 3% pay increase offered all district employees. Lane is completing 17 years at Pettisville. His new contract extends through 2024. The contract was approved […]

Archbold, Pettisville Residents In ACT Production Of ‘Sabrina Fair’



Actors and actresses from Archbold and Pettisville have roles in the upcoming Archbold Community Theatre production of the romantic comedy, “Sabrina Fair.” An ACT press release said Jeff Patterson, Archbold, plays Thomas Fairchild, the chauffeur to the wealthy Linus and Maude Larrabee family, who live on the North Shore of Long Island. His daughter, Sabrina, played by Samantha Morr, Wauseon, […]


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