United Way Campaign Fails To Make Goal

With just a couple of payroll deductions from county industries to still come in, the Fulton County Way United Way campaign for 2008 has closed. According to Gina Saaf, UW executive director, the total contribution to the annual fund-raiser was at $248,000, Monday morning, Jan. 12. Saaf expects final contributions could bring the drive to $250,000. The 2008 goal was […]

Ridgeville Fire Dept. Fights House Fire

Ridgeville Township firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire, Saturday night, Jan. 10. The home is owned by Richard Stutzman, but occupied by the Gaines family.- photo by Pam Kruse Ridgeville Township volunteer firefighters battled a fire that started in the shop area of a home at 20391 Co. Rd. X, Saturday night, Jan. 10. Dexter Benecke, […]

Bryan Sneaks Past Streaks

The Archbold boys basketball team slipped to 4-6, 1-2 in Northwest Ohio Athletic League action with a 42-41 loss to Bryan (2-6, 1-1 NWOAL), Thursday, Jan. 8 at Archbold High School. It all came down to the charity stripe. Bryan’s Caleb Turnbull sank a free throw with no time left on the clock to pick up the win. The Bears, […]


Cancer Support Living With Cancer support group, Thursday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m., Bryan Community Center, Buffalo Rd. Speaker: Chris Malanga, United Way/Ohio Benefit Bank. Agriculture Education Pettisville Agriculture Education Adult Ed Advisory Committee, Monday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., King Lumber, east of Tedrow on CR J. Speakers: Brent and Roland King, showing their up-to-date computer system used on their log-cutting […]

Snowball Fight!

Archbold Elementary kindergarten students in Kris Warner’s class finished studying snow by staging a snowball fight in the school cafeteria. In this case, marshmallows substituted for snowballs. Before the battle was over, kindergarteners turned on the photographer. Top: In the front row, gathering ammunition are, from left: Adriana Thompson, Elicia Garza, and Bervia Clark. Back row: Daniel Oyer, Nellie Miller, […]

Missing Pickup Found In Archbold

Archbold police officers located a pickup truck, reported stolen in Michigan, in the Fox Chase Manufactured Housing Community, Saturday, Jan. 10. The Archbold police report states that officers were advised by Fulton County Sheriff Department dispatchers that the vehicle, a 1991 mini-pickup, could be found in Fox Chase. When officers went to the address, they found the truck. After speaking […]

Girls Games Rescheduled

A number of Archbold and Pettisville girls basketball games have been rescheduled due to inclement weather. The AHS-PHS contest will be Saturday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m. at AHS. Archbold’s Northwest Ohio Athletic League game at Bryan is Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6 p.m. Pettisville’s Buckeye Border Conference matchup with Hilltop has been changed to Monday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m. at the […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Jan 2: Desirae Swick, Swanton, boy. Jan. 6: Carrie and Cary Drewes, Napoleon, girl. Jan. 7: April and Ronald Shoemaker, III, Wauseon, girl. Jan. 8: Alyssa Fuerst, Wauseon, girl.


Danielle Merillat, Ridgeville Corners, shows off the nine-point buck she nabbed hunting, Monday, Dec. 1. – courtesy photo

Bank Finds Counterfeit Bills; Fraud Reported

Two counterfeit bills turned up at a local bank, and a local woman received a fraudulent plea for money last week. A representative of Farmers & Merchants State Bank told officers on Saturday, Jan. 10, that the bank received two counterfeit $20 bills. The bills were found in deposits from two local businesses. One was deposited at the F&M main […]