First Baby Of 2009 Was In A Hurry

Addtakizz Santana Faye Torres Cassady was in a hurry to arrive. Her mother, Mary Torres, Archbold, said her original due date was Friday, Jan. 16. She was scheduled to deliver via cesarean section on Tuesday, Jan 6. That was a thrill for her cousin, Richard, who has his birthday on the sixth. But Friday, Jan. 2, Mary said she felt […]

Death Notices

Howard F. Freeman, 84, Holiday, Fla., and formerly of Archbold, died Jan. 4, 2009, at the Community Hospital, New Port Richey, Fla. Survivors include a son, Bert (Bonnie) Freeman, Holiday, Fla.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alice Wisda, Findlay. Interment was in the Archbold Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion BLW Post 311. Marjorie A. Nafziger, […]

Crash Deaths Down In 2008

Statistics from the Ohio Department of Public Safety show the number of fatal auto accidents in Fulton County dropped from 11 in 2007 to seven in 2008. That’s the lowest number since 2005, when ODPS statistics said only five persons lost their lives in motor vehicle mishaps in the county. The number of people killed is down in all of […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999 Because weather conditions forced Pettisville Schools to close for six days during the fall and early winter, students in that school district will go to school, Monday, Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Day. A cold, snowy week did not hamper the arrival of Caleb Troy Rychener on Jan. 5. He was the first […]

Ohio Governor Signs Bill Banning Salvia; Pettisville Principal Pleased

Ted Strickland, Ohio governor, signed a bill on Jan. 6, 2009, banning the sale and possession of salvia divinorum and salvinorin A in the state. The bill goes into effect in 90 days. Salvia divinorum is also known as Diviner’s Sage, Sally- D, and Magic Mint. An ornamental garden plant that grows more than three feet tall, salvia has dark […]


Former Wauseon School Custodian Indicted On Alleged Sex Crimes

   Kent D. Reichert, 60, Wauseon, a former custodian at Wauseon’s Leggett Street Primary School, has been indicted for alleged sex crimes by the Fulton County Grand Jury.     A press release from Scott A. Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, states Reichert was indicted "on one count of rape and one count of gross sexual imposition." 2000     "It is […]

Crime Stopper

Crime Stopper seeks information about the theft of tools and a snowmobile. Tools valued at more than $10,500 were stolen from a trailer parked at a construction site on Co. Rd. N, west of Co. Rd. 16 in the Lyons area, sometime between Nov. 26 and Dec. 1. Stolen were an 8,500-watt gasoline-powered generator, seven 100-foot yellow extension cords, three […]

Old Photo Corner

Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion, appears with Bil-Jax, Inc. employees on break in January 1959. Marciano represented Bil-Jax products in Florida. He was hosted by Wilbur Wyse, owner/founder of Bil-Jax, Inc.- Antique photograph from the collection of Don Zuver, who appears top right corner in bottom photo.

County Under Level 1 Snow Emergency

As of Tuesday morning, Fulton County was under a Level 1 snow emergency, partly in anticipation of additional snowfall mixed with high winds and bitter temperatures. The National Weather Service’s Northern Indiana Weather Forecasting office at Syracuse, Ind., is calling for as much as five inches of snow by today, Wednesday, along with bitter cold temperatures and high winds. Darrell […]

Archbold Police Log

Jan. 4 No reports. Jan. 5 7:07 am: Littering, 815 West St. Jan. 6 3:40 pm: Theft of license plates, 208 S. Defiance St. Jan. 7 5:30 pm: Child moving vehicle in parking lot, 1200 block Stryker St., advised subject against practice. 9:47 pm: Theft from vehicle, 205 Stryker St. Jan. 8 6:25 am: Theft from vehicle, 410 Vine St. […]

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