County Unemployment Down, Still Near 14%

Fulton County’s unemployment rate was down in April, but was still nearly 14%, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said last week. ODJFS estimated Fulton County unemployment is 13.8%, down six-tenths of a point from March (14.4%), and more than a full point down from February (14.9%). Williams County had the highest estimated unemployment in the state during […]

Letter To The Editor

A little more than a week ago, scientists revealed to the world the discovery of their new “missing link” Darwinius masillae or Ida. This so-called 47-millionyear old primate fossil is to be the current conclusion to the interminable argument that evolution is a legitimate scientifi c theory. This newest realization was actually discovered in 1983, but joins 19 other discoveries […]


Nofziger Third In Long Jump; Hammersmith Sixth In 100, Fourth In 200; AHS Boys 4x200 Fourth; AHS Girls 4x100 Second; Boys 4x100 Sixth

Nofziger Third In Long Jump; Hammersmith Sixth In 100, Fourth In 200; AHS Boys 4×200 Fourth; Boys 4×100 Sixth; Girls 4×100 Second Haley Nofziger, a PHS senior, placed third in the long jump at the Division III state track and field meet, Friday, June 5 in Columbus. Kylie Kopp, Tipp City Bethel, won with a jump of 17 feet, 11 […]

Council Awards Anderzack-Pitzen Street Project Bids

The Anderzack-Pitzen Construction, Inc., Metamora, was the winning bidder for two street reconstruction projects in Archbold, totaling more than $1.8 million. Archbold village council approved the bids on the S. Lincoln St. reconstruction project and the extension of Nolan Parkway. Council approved the bids at the Monday, June 1, meeting. The S. Lincoln St. project involves the reconstruction of S. […]

Renders Salute

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: combined worship service: prelude, graduate slide presentation; focus on worship, youth praise and worship band; offertory, Sweetly Broken, hand signed by senior girls. Message, “The Gaze of God,” Jesse Kahler; prayers for graduates by parents and congregation. Wednesday: Jr. High Alive, Men Alive, adult Bible study, Worship team practice, high school small groups, choir practice. Lockport Mennonite […]

EMS Billing Issues Resolved

More Than $800,000 Recovered

It was just shy of a year ago that word broke that there were big problems in the Fulton County emergency medical service billing. The situation was so bad, the Fulton County Commissioners fired Bob Hartman, Fulton County emergency medical service emergency management agency director. Bills for emergency and nonemergency ambulance calls had never been submitted. Paperwork wasn’t completely filled […]

Quilts, Craft Items Top Black Swamp Event

Quilts and handcrafted wood items take center stage, Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 at the Black Swamp Benefit. The event, held annually since 2001, takes place at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. Since its inception, the Benefi t has raised over $1 million, which has been split between the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and Sunshine Inc. of Northwest Ohio. […]

AHS Softball Team Division III Regional Runners-Up

Streaks Drop 1-0 Heartbreaker In Regional Final

The Archbold Blue Streaks (22-4) fell short in their quest for a Final Four berth when Sandy Valley (25-5) scored a run in the top of the seventh inning to edge the Streaks 1-0 in the Division III regional final, Saturday, May 30, at Ashland. The contest was a pitcher’s duel from the start and featured only three combined hits. […]


Fulton Co. Health Center May 26: Leigha Bruinix, Stryker, girl. May 28: Alexandria and David Bates, Swanton, boy. A daughter, Brienna Jean, was born May 20, 2009, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan, to Jed and Jennifer Grime, Archbold. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She has a sister, Carly, 5, and brother, Blake, […]