2009-01-28

Tough Economic Times Creating “The New Poor”

Rohrs, Caldwell: People Who Never Needed Help Before Are Now Calling

When the economy turns sour, Cecily Rohrs’ phone rings. Rohrs, Ridgeville Corners, has been involved in social service, in one form or another, for more than 20 years. Today, she is director of Shepherd’s Circle, a volunteer group providing support and life-skills training to the needy. “My phone was full this morning. I had 47 messages,” she said, Friday, Jan. […]

Girl Charged After Theft From House



A 17-year-old Archbold girl has been charged with delinquency by way of theft, after she was allegedly involved in a safecracking incident, said Martin Schmidt, Archbold Police chief. Wauseon resident Tyler R. Waidelich, 22, was indicted by the Fulton County grand jury for his alleged involvement in the same case. Tammy Bohner, 412 West Barre Road, told Archbold police officers […]

Honor Students



Several students from Archbold were recently named to the dean’s list and honors list at Defi ance College. Treasure Bacon, Sarah Grime, Jamie Hamilton, Bradley Hurst, Seth Nofziger, Archbold, were named to the dean’s list. Students must have at least a 3.5 grade point average or better, and enrolled in 12 or more semester hours. Marcia Matthews, Archbold, was named […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit



Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Bev Nelson, prelude; choir, Untitled Hymn; offertory, Amazing Grace, hand signing by Nikki Rupp, Shannon Wyse, Bethany Jelen. Message, “Just the Gospel,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: praiselude and worship through singing led by Worship Team Band; offertory and message same as first service. Wednesday: Connection Club, Jr. High Alive, Men Alive, adult Bible study, worship team practice, […]

Quiz Teams In Action



Northern Buckeye Academic League quiz teams from Archbold and Pettisville High Schools were in action Monday night, Jan. 26, with both teams scoring victories. Top: at the table for Archbold are, from left: Michal Strawn, Brandon Lehman, Cale Short, and Jared Hite. Bottom: on the buttons for Pettisville are, from left, Yu Lin Lin Huang, Jimmy Baatz, Bethany Hartz, and […]

Prostitution Sting Cases Moving Through Court



Scott A. Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said last week that James F. Cole, 29, rural Lyons was found guilty of solicitation in a jury trial, Wednesday, Jan. 21. Solicitation is a third-degree misdemeanor offense. A jury of three men and five women spent an hour in deliberation before returning a guilty verdict. Cases against ten men caught in a […]

Earn Scholarships



Benjamin Wiemken, AHS ’08, and Ryan Smith, AHS ’07, received John Deere Agricultural Equipment Scholarships from the Owens Community College Foundation for the 2008-09 school year. Wiemken, son of Randy and Kim, received an $800 scholarship. Smith, son of Dean and Lisa, received a $700 scholarship. Preference was given to students majoring in JD consumer and commercial equipment or JD […]

Bible Quiz Holds Third Meet



Quizzers gathered at Poplar Ridge Church of the Brethren, Defiance, and Tedrow Mennonite, Sunday, Jan. 25, for their third meet of Bible Quiz 2009. At Poplar Ridge, Lockport’s three teams- Innocent, Awesome and Crush- had the highest average scores. West Clinton’s Babel On was fourth. At Tedrow, Endures from Sand Ridge won. Central Mennonite’s all-boy team, The Big Inning, finished […]

Senior Center Seeking Renewal Of 1.1-Mill Property Tax Levy



The Fulton County Senior Center Board has asked the Fulton County Commissioners to place a 1.1-mill, five-year levy renewal on the May 5 primary election ballot. Sandy Griggs, director of the senior center, said if voters approve the levy, it will generate about $880,000 in revenue. That, plus a small grant, donations, and the senior center’s carryover funds, will give […]

Two Auto Crashes At Slant Crossing



The Fulton County Sheriff Department reported two crashes at the Co. Rd. D slant crossing Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 14 and 15. Kentrale T. Stasher, 26, Wauseon, was driving a vehicle east on Co. Rd. D about 12:26 am, Friday, Jan. 16, when his vehicle failed to negotiate the first curve about a half-mile east of Co. Rd. 21. No […]


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