2008-05-28

Springer Estate Donates $30,000 For Pettisville Scholarship Fund



The late David E. Springer, former superintendent of the Pettisville Local School District, has donated money to create a scholarship program. Springer, who died Nov. 26, 2006 at age 89, donated $30,000 to the Pettisville and Evergreen School districts. The money is to be used to endow a scholarship for students entering education. Special consideration will be given to those […]

Western Dist. Court News



(Note: In the listing of speeding offenses, the first number is the illegal speed, the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine, second, costs.) Traffic Robert C. Lauber, Wauseon, speeding, 70-55, Co. Rd. B, $47 fine, $57 costs. Jordan A. O’Neil, rural Wauseon, speeding, 48-35, N. Ottokee St., Wauseon, $37, $57. Jay E. Fleischmann, Holland, speeding, 70-55, […]

Streaks Fall To Elmwood 5-2 In Div. III Regional Softball Semifinal



   Elmwood jumped out to a 3-0 first-inning lead and never gave it up as the Royals defeated Archbold 5-2 in a Division III regional softball semifinal at Ashland, Thursday, May 29.    Archbold scored in the second inning for a 3-1 deficit, and Dani Newman hit a home run in the fourth to seemingly close to within one run. […]

AHS Grads In Senegal, Nicaragua With SST



Arienne Johnson and Lindsey Beck, Archbold High School graduates, are studying in foreign countries as part of the Goshen (Ind.) College Study- Service Term program. Johnson, daughter of Michael and Barbara, is part of a group of 23 students who left for Senegal, in West Africa, April 29. She returns July 29. Johnson and the other students are living in […]

Insurance Tips To Protect Your Home And Property



What does your credit rating have to do with purchasing insurance? Credit scores are based on an analysis of an individual’s credit history. These scores are used for many purposes such as securing a loan, finding a place to live, getting a telephone and buying insurance. Insurers often generate a numerical ranking based on a person’s credit history, known as […]

Archbold Men Among Those Indicted May 19



Todd B. Plassman, Jr., 20, and Michael A. Garcia, 24, Archbold, were indicted by the Fulton County Grand Jury, Monday, May 19. They were among several persons charged with crimes in Fulton County. Two of those indicted were covered in a separate news article. Plassman was indicted on one count each breaking and entering, safecracking, theft, and escape. The indictments […]

AHS Captures District Track Titles



The Archbold track teams ran away from the competition, Thursday, May 22 and Saturday, May 24 to win Division III district championships at Ayersville. The top four finishers in each event advanced to the regional meet in Tiffin, Wednesday, May 28 and Friday, May 30. Events begin at 4 p.m. each day. Boys Archbold 87.5, Tinora 71.5, Ayersville 67, Edgerton […]

Pretty As A Picture



Adam Sauder photographs three-year-old Amya Coulon as she slides out the exit of a giant inflatable toy during a carnival in Memorial Park, Saturday, May 10. The event was sponsored by the Central Mennonite Church Youth Group as a fund-raiser for service trips.- photo by David Pugh

County Unemployment Down To 7.5 Percent



The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services announced last week that the estimated unemployment rate of Fulton County in April was 7.5%, down seven-tenths (.7) of a percentage point from March. Since January 2008, Fulton County has had the highest unemployment rate in the four county area; 7.5% is the lowest rate so far in 2008. The March rate […]

Two Men Indicted In 2002, 2004 Break-Ins At Local Businesses



Michael John Wolfrum, 25, Defiance, and Stuart O. Owens, Jr., 24, presently incarcerated, have been indicted by the Fulton County Grand Jury in connection with thefts from local gas station-convenience stores. Wolfrum was indicted on three counts of breaking and entering. The indictment alleges Wolfrum broke into Archbold Wash-N-Fill, now Friendship Food Mart, on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002. Then, on […]


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