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Village Planning Process Still Underway

Working with the consulting firm Reveille, Bowling Green, Archbold officials are continuing the process of developing a comprehensive plan for the village. So far, more than 650 village residents, high school students, and village and county stakeholders have either completed a community survey or been interviewed. Now there is a second survey village officials are asking residents to complete. Donna […]

Archbold, Ridgeville Fire Departments Hold Joint Training Exercise

Firefighters from the Archbold and Ridgeville fire departments got together Monday, June 29, to test their ability to flow large volumes of water. Dave Davis, Archbold fire chief, said the Ridgeville firefighters asked to do some cross training with Archbold. “We set up a couple of portable tanks to see if we could keep a couple of our large-diameter nozzles […]

Ten Thousand Villages Moving, But Not Far

Ten Thousand Villages, a store featuring handcrafted items from around the world, will be moving just two doors down from its present location. But the new space will feature a new look said Elizabeth Baer, store manager. Care & Share Thrift Shop, operated on behalf of the Mennonite Central Committee, will expand its present space in the same building into […]

Rhodes Fulfills Dream, Buys Das Essen Haus



Opening any restaurant can be a tough proposition, but opening one in the midst of a global pandemic takes some serious courage. Becky Rhodes and her husband, Brandon, are the new owners of Das Essen Haus, Pettisville. For Becky, life has circled back to where she first started. “I worked here when Esther (Diener) had it. When they were planning […]

From Old Camper To Specialty Coffee Business In Six Weeks

Kaitlyn and Sammy Reyes, Archbold, started with an old camper and just $5,000, and created a specialty, handcrafted coffee business in just six weeks. “We decided one night six weeks ago, on May 15, that we would just buy a camper and see if we could make a business,” Kaitlyn said. “We put it together, and it was totally the […]

Good Conditions For Farmers This Year

What is the situation for farmers in 2020? Eric Richer, Fulton County Ohio State University agriculture extension agent, said farmers are just thankful it’s not 2019. Plagued by seemingly never ending rain in the spring of 2019, only 59%-60% of acreage normally planted with crops were planted last year, with many turning to a crop insurance program called “prevent plant.” […]

Crouch Participates In Annual Symposium

Lynnsey Crouch, PHS ‘17 and daughter of Jeremy & Kim, recently participated in the annual University of Findlay Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity. Crouch was named as an Outstanding Senior in animal science. Undergraduate and graduate students were given the opportunity to virtually share their research, creativity, and professional learning experiences with the university and community, with many students receiving […]

Amateur Radio Club Contacts 369 Stations

Radio operators from the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club made contact with 369 other stations during Field Day. Held Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28, Field Day is both a demonstration and contest. Amateur radio operators (“hams”) take improvised antennas and alternative power sources to different locations to simulate how they would operate in an emergency. This year, the radio club […]

Senior Citizen Menu

Week of July 6-10 MONDAY: smoked sausage, sauerkraut, roasted potatoes, brussels sprouts. TUESDAY: goulash, peas, diced beets. WEDNESDAY: roast beef sandwich, coleslaw, pudding. THURSDAY: ham salad sandwich, 3 bean salad, green salad. FRIDAY: chili w/beans, mexican style rice, seasoned corn.

County Unemployment Falls To 14% For May

The Fulton County estimated unemployment rate for May was 14%, down 6% from April, Ohio Department of Job & Family Services officials said. The ODJFS announced the news in a press release issued last week. The May rate is tied for tenth-highest in the 11-plus years the Buckeye has kept records. The last time unemployment in Fulton County was 14% […]


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