2008-08-13

Eight New Teachers Join Archbold Schools



Eight new teachers join the Archbold Area School District for the 2008-09 school year. Only six returned the newteacher questionnaire to the Buckeye. Kindergarten Jennifer Burkholder will teach kindergarten. The Stryker native graduated from Stryker High School in 2000. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education at Defiance College in 2003, and a master’s in curriculum […]

Ohio Governor Wants To Head Off Sick Days Vote



Ted Strickland, Ohio governor continues to work to head off the Ohio Healthy Families Act, or HFA, before it gets to voters. Ohioans for Healthy Families, a coalition of 229 member organizations, filed petitions containing about 240,000 signatures, Tuesday, Aug. 5, to put mandatory paid sick days on the ballot in November. About 120,000 signatures are required. The Ohio Secretary […]

Sam Hornish Finishes 32nd At Watkins Glen



Sam Hornish Jr., AHS ’98 and Indianapolis 500 winner, finished 32nd in the Centurion Boats at the Glen at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, Sunday, Aug. 10. In an eventful race, Hornish was running on the lead lap as the checkered flag waved despite involvement in a stunning multi-car accident. Hornish remains 34th in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup owner points […]

Archbold Ready For New Year; Elementary Packed



The floors are being waxed, supplies are trickling in, and teachers are preparing classrooms as the Archbold Area School district makes final preparations for the 2008-09 school year, which starts in one week. Students report to class on Wednesday, Aug. 20. Prior to that, elementary and middle school students and their parents have an opportunity to meet with teachers, Monday, […]

St. Rt. 66 Pavement Good, ODOT Says



The paving of St. Rt. 66, from the St. Rt. 2-Co. Rd. E intersection to US20A meets Ohio Department of Transportation specifications, Theresa Pollick, ODOT spokesman, said last week. This newspaper had received complaints that the pavement on the section of roadway was bumpy. Some say driving over the pavement makes one think a tire is going flat; others think […]

Port Authority Good For Business



The establishment of the Regional Port Authority of Northwest Ohio, and Fulton County membership in the organization, provides another useful tool for economic development. Given the status of the economy, the men and women working in economic development need every tool they can get their hands on. A port authority has a wide variety of things it can do, from […]

Principals Excited About New Year At Pettisville



The Pettisville Local School District buses are ready to go, the school buildings are clean, and the two principals are excited for school year 2008-09 to start. During the district school board meeting on Monday night, Aug. 11, Michael Lane, Pettisville High School principal, told board members he’s excited about the coming year. “We have a tremendous group of kids […]

Ridgeville Community Day Raises $3,700 For Township



Ridgeville Community Day, Sunday, July 20, raised about $3,700, Cheryl Bostelman, one of the organizers, said last week. It was the first Community Day event in several years. “We had a good turnout,” Bostelman said. Monies raised will be divided between the new Ridgeville Township Park, sidewalk repair in Ridgeville, and a new community bulletin-board sign.

Other Editors Say…

Strickland's Challenge

The governor should not discount his power to shape the outcome of sick-day battle. Ted Strickland, Ohio governor, knows that the sick-day mandate proposed for the November ballot would be terrible for business and job creation in Ohio. He has acknowledged as much. That’s why his action on the issue will be one of the most profound tests of his […]

Pettisville Schools Add Bus Stops



While Archbold school offi- cials are consolidating routes and looking to cut travel miles, Pettisville will add routes to its school bus schedule. Steve Switzer, district superintendent, told members of the Pettisville School Board at the Monday night, Aug. 11 meeting, that stops are being added at Archbold and Wauseon. Switzer said two present school bus routes will be extended […]


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