Easter Egg Hunt Dates Scheduled

Youngsters will have two chances to hunt Easter eggs Saturday, March 22 and one chance on March 29 when Archbold, Pettisville, and Ridgeville Corners run their egg hunts. Archbold’s Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt was postponed from Friday, March 14 to Saturday, March 22, because of muddy conditions in Ruihley Park. The rescheduled egg hunt, sponsored by the Archbold Parks and […]

Partnerships For Success Tackles Teen Drinking

The statistics are alarming. A 2005 Fulton County Health Department survey showed that 35% of Fulton County teens, ages 17 to 18, have been “binge drinking” in the last 30 days. Binge drinking is defined as five or more alcoholic drinks at a sitting. For youngsters 12 to 13, the number is just 8%. For 14- to 16-year-olds, the number […]

Couple To Exchange Vows In West Unity

Tim and Vickie Nofziger, West Unity announce the engagement of their daughter, Kortney Sue Nofziger to Jason Albert Kessler, son of Roger and Kim Kessler, Fayette. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Hilltop High School and a 2007 graduate of Salon Professionals Academy of Perrysburg. She is a licensed cosmetologist at Southern Breeze, Wauseon. She is also employed at […]


Dan Borcherdt, a 2005 AHS graduate and son of Bob and Judy Borcherdt, is one of five members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University men’s basketball team recognized by the American Mideast Conference South Division. Borcherdt was an honorable mention selection. The 6-foot junior guard averaged 10.8 points per game and dished out a team-high 128 assists during the regular […]

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Attorney General Dann Sues Shoddy Caterer

   Marc Dann, Ohio Attorney General charged a Columbus catering company with violating Ohio’s consumer protection laws and ruining the wedding receptions of many Ohio consumers on Tuesday.    A lawsuit was filed against Syndrea Whetsel Shy and her son, Donald Brandon Shy, III, in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.         “These individuals cheated consumers out of thousands […]

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Chipotle Orange Glazed Chicken With Baked Beans

1.2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed and undiluted 2 tablespoons chipotle pepper sauce 1 tablespoon honey 6 chicken breasts (8 ounces each) 1 orange, cut into wedges 1 can (28 ounces) baked beans Mix orange juice concentrate, chipotle pepper sauce and honey until blended and set aside. Start grill and bring to medium heat (350 degrees). Place chicken breasts […]

Wyses Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Jim Wyse and Janet Plassman were married March 26, 1983 in St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Archbold. Michael Nehls was the officiating pastor. They have four children, Ashley, Joshua, Betsy, and Stuart. The couple will celebrate with a family trip to Florida.

Commissioner Frustrated By Environmental Agency

Trees near the Fulton County airport are proving difficult to cut down. It’s not because they’re a particularly hard wood. No, what’s keeping the trees standing is mere paper. Paper, as in paperwork; in this case, paperwork generated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Last fall, Joe Short, Fulton County commissioner, heard about the problem that trees create for airplanes […]

AHS Choir Superior, Headed For State

The Archbold High School Chorale earned a superior rating at the district choir competition and has earned the right to compete at the state level. Kent Vandock, Archbold High School vocal music instructor, said this is the second straight year the choir has advanced. AHS hosted this year’s event, Friday and Saturday, March 14-15. State choir competition will be Friday […]

Pettisville Club Helps Students Be Successful

Many schools have clubs for students. There are chess clubs, Future Farmer clubs, sports clubs, and drama clubs. But one club at Pettisville junior high is a bit different from the norm. This year, Pettisville seventh graders may join Club Success, a club that meets during the sixth period of the school day, when seventh grade students normally have study […]

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