2008-07-16

Winning Contests Is Way Of Life For Local Woman



When you hear the words “sweepstakes prizes,” do you ever wonder if anyone actually wins? Well, they do. Laurie Rohlf, rural Archbold, is one such lucky lady who has been winning sweepstakes for eight years. It all began on the job, when Rohlf saw a friend of hers making a copy of something. It turned out to be a sweepstakes […]

Theft Reports



Martin Schmidt, Archbold Police chief, said about $250 in cash was stolen from the Archbold SuperValu Tuesday, July 8. The theft occurred sometime between 2 pm and 6:15 pm. It is not known how the money was taken, Schmidt said. In an unrelated case, Steve Mendez, Archbold, reported a pair of prescription sunglasses were stolen from a vehicle Saturday, July […]

F&M Opens New Indiana Branch



Farmers & Merchants State Bank will open its 18th branch office in Angola, Ind., in August. Paul S. Siebenmorgen, president and CEO of F&M, made the announcement late last week. The new office, at 2310 North Wayne Street, will feature two drive-up lanes and an automatic teller machine. Local bankers will staff the office. F&M is an $800 million independent, […]

Hornish 37th At Chicagoland Speedway



Sam Hornish Jr., AHS ’98 and Indianapolis 500 winner, made his NASCAR racing debut at Chicagoland (Ill.) Speedway, Saturday night, July 12, finishing 37th. Hornish sits 34th in the 2008 NASCAR Cup Series owner points standings, an improvement of one spot. After qualifying was cancelled due to inclement weather on Thursday night, Hornish lined up to start the scheduled 267-lap […]

Unpaid EMS Bills Exceed $780,000



Fulton County is owed $781,297.16, for emergency medical services, but won’t collect that much, Vond Hall, Fulton County administrator, said last week. A state audit of the county billing for EMS services turned up irregularities, which were disclosed to the Fulton County Commissioners in May. The commissioners fired Bob Hartman, Fulton County Emergency Medical Service and Emergency Management Agency director, […]

Archbold Police Issue Warning



Archbold Police officers issued a warning to a subject who was being disorderly. The Archbold Police report states officers were called to Frozen Specialties, Inc., where a subject was allegedly harassing an employee around 4:39 pm, Friday, July 11. Officers advised the subject to stop his actions. No charges filed.

Griesers Celebrate Golden Anniversary



Roger Grieser and Karen Mohr were married July 19, 1958 in Delta United Methodist Church by Robert Marshall and William Nungester, the officiating ministers. They have three sons, Kirby (Pam), Stryker; Kevin (Anita), New Port Richey, Fla.; and Randy, Beaverton, Mich. They also have three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.

Healthy Families Act Bad For Business, Bad For Workers



How did 500 new jobs in Archbold go from very possible to highly unlikely in the blink of an eye? The Ohio Healthy Families Act, a proposed law that would require employers to give workers paid sick days, is the reason. The HFA is being placed before voters as an initiative petition. When paid sick days are mandated by law, […]

Funding For New School Building At Pettisville Studied By Board



The Pettisville School Board held lengthy discussions about funding for the proposed new school facility at its regular Monday night, July 14, board meeting. Board members reviewed various ways that they could raise the money needed for the local share of a new school building. The State of Ohio, through the Ohio School Facilities Commission, has offered to provide Pettisville […]

Crime Stopper



The Fulton County Crime Stopper program seeks help from the public to solve a theft from an auto, which occurred in the 9000 block of Co. Rd. 25, in the Fayette area. The owner of the vehicle discovered a car stereo, 50 compact discs, and a digital music player were stolen from the vehicle on June 3. Value: $355. Informants […]


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