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 […]

Streak Softball Wins District

Archbold won a district softball championship for the 23rd time in school history, Thursday, May 22. The Streaks defeated Fairview 12-1 in the Division III district final at Lima Bath High School. It was the second time AHS beat Fairview this season. AHS avenged a regular-season loss to Evergreen with a 2-1 district semifinal victory at Archbold, Tuesday, May 20. […]


Fulton Co. Health Center May 16: Katelynn Schoonover, Delta, boy. May 21: Betsy and Jonnie Torres, Fayette, girl. May 22: Vashti Bowers, Archbold, girl. May 23: Kendra and Douglas Tracy, Stryker, girl.

Almost Half Of 2008 PHS Grads Have GPAs Of 3.3 Or Higher

Of the 49 Pettisville High School seniors who received diplomas Sunday, May 25, about 45%, or 22 students, were recognized for having grade point averages of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Fifteen received the Ohio Honors Diploma. Top scholar of the class was Morgan Lantz, who graduated with a 3.95 GPA. In addition to Lantz, others receiving honors […]

Sales Tax Revenue Up 9% For Month Of May 2008

Sales tax revenue returned to Fulton County in May is up almost 9%, and so far, sales tax revenue is more than 7% ahead of last year. Vond Hall, Fulton County administrator, said he believes the revenue gain can be attributed to the rising price of gasoline, and as a result of that, consumers shopping closer to home. As merchants […]

Nofziger Wins Long Jump Title; Ten Birds Advance To Division III Regionals

Ten Pettisville track and field athletes advanced out of the Division III district track and field meet, Thursday, May 22, and Saturday, May 24 at Ayersville. At district, the top four finishers in each event advance to the regional. On the boys side, Alex Frey, a senior, advanced in three events. He finished third in both the 1600- and 3200-meter […]


Blood Draw Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross blood draw: Tuesday, June 3, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Farmers & Merchants State Bank, 630 Clyde’s Way, Archbold.