2009-04-29

County Health Dept. Getting Calls About Travel To Mexico



Mike Oricko, director of the Fulton County Health Department, said health department workers are receiving calls from people concerned about travel to Mexico. So far, more than 100 people have died in Mexico, after contracting a new strain of swine flu. There are several confirmed cases in the United States, including one in Ohio. Oricko described the number of calls […]

Park Board Looking At Community Garden



Community garden plots will be discussed at a meeting, Thursday, April 30, at the Archbold FISH food pantry. Barbara Budde, rural Archbold, and the Archbold Park Board are working on the possibility of dedicating land in Memorial Park to garden plots. Jennifer Kidder, Archbold Parks & Recreation director, said land west of the baseball diamonds in Memorial Park near Lafayette […]

AHS Boys Tennis Beats Bluffton



The Archbold boys tennis team upped its record to 3-5 with a 4-1 victory at Bluffton, Friday, April 24. Singles: 1. David Hooley (B) def. Kevin Fredrick 2-6, 6-2, 7-6. 2. Andre Hurst (A) def. Andrew Dullen 6-3, 6-0. 3. Jackson Beck (A) def. Aron Rule 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: 1. Jacob Lange and Jay Short (A) def. Jaden August and […]

Hold Me Closer



New Vending Machines At Archbold Pool



New vending machines with drinks, snacks, and ice cream will be installed at the Archbold Swimming Pool. Jennifer Kidder, director of Archbold Parks & Recreation, told board members at the Monday, April 15, meeting, they had contracted with Maumee Valley Vending to install the machines “since we’re not using the baby pool area.” A shelter structure at the pool will […]

D’Ambrosia Wins State Wastewater Award



Frank D’Ambrosia, superintendent of the Archbold wastewater treatment plant, has been notified he will receive the Ohio Water Environment Association F. D. “Dean” Steward Award. D’Ambrosia said he was notifi ed of the award a few weeks ago. It will be presented in June at the OWEA Conference in Cincinnati. The award recognizes excellence in plant operations and particularly in […]

PHS Girls Sixth, Boys Ninth At Diller Invite



The Pettisville track teams had only one meet last week, because one was canceled due to the weather. The Birds traveled to Ayersville for the Diller Invitational, Saturday, April 25. The PHS girls finished sixth out of 19 teams; the boys were ninth. Girls Columbus Grove 83.5, Ottoville 75, Archbold 61, Patrick Henry 57, Liberty Center 56, Pettisville 55, Delta […]

2009-04-29 E-Edition

Todd D. Nafziger



Todd D. Nafziger, age 44, of Toledo and formerly of Archbold, passed away Wednesday evening, April 22, 2009 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. Todd was born in Toledo on Feb. 24, 1965, the son of Marlin and Arlene (Dierks) Nafziger. Surviving are his parents, Marlin and Arlene Nafziger of Archbold; nephew Michael (Beth) Harrold of Bryan; niece, […]

Unemployment Over 14%



Fulton County March unemployment, estimated by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, was down fivetenths (.5) of a percentage point, to 14.4% in March. Unemployment in Fulton County spiked in January at 15.3%, and was 14.9% in February, Henry County dropped from 14.9% in February to 14.5% in March. Defiance County had the lowest rate in the four-county […]