Sales Tax Hike?

Short: Few Other Options Left

Joe Short, Fulton County commissioner, said a sales tax hike is being considered as a last-ditch measure to shore up the county budget. The commissioners are interested in hearing the opinions of members of the public, Short said. Two public hearings are set for two consecutive Thursdays, Aug. 13 and 20. Both start at 9 am in the commissioners’ boardroom […]

Archbold Police Log

July 12 1:07 am: Domestic violence, 205 Bankey Ave. 2:10 am: Juveniles walking home, Vine St. at E. Williams St., contacted parents, parents came and picked up juveniles. 3:55 am: Juveniles helping with paper route, 200 block Stryker St.; advised they did not need to be out this late; parents agreed. 6:12 am: Burglary, Nobel Automotive. 8:30 am: Theft, Maumee […]

Earn Degrees

Laura Bruner, PHS ’05, received a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from the Ohio State University at commencement, Sunday, June 14. She is the daughter of Dan and Jo, Wauseon. —– Two Archbold residents are 2009 graduates at Ohio University, Athens. Alicia Buckenmeyer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and graduated summa cum laude. David Lawrence earned […]


Fulton Co. Health Center July 11: Angela Keezer, Liberty Center, boy. July 12: Brandy and Jose Guillen, Fayette, girl; Jamie and Joshua Keifer, Morenci, Mich., girl. July 14: Alicia and Bradley Shankster, Montpelier, boy; Caitlynne Lackie, Bowling Green, girl; Marie and Jason Ducan, Stryker, girl.

Fun At The Carp Fest

Thefts Continue; Thieves Hit Local Automotive Firm

The string of thefts in Archbold continues, but the thieves are apparently trying for bigger scores. The most elaborate occurred at the Nobel Automotive factory sometime between 2:30 pm, Saturday, July 11, and 1:30 am, Sunday, July 12. The Archbold police report states a person or persons forced their way into the building through a window. A window in the […]

What’s Going On?

Roger Schantz, AHS ’54, commented last week about the heavy fine Sauder Woodworking received from the government. He said maybe Sauder should outsource its product to China, where there are few emission standards other than building taller chimneys. Schantz, a retired teacher, thinks our infrastructure is linear in function, and that technology is exponential, moving in a curved graph. This […]

2009-07-22 E-Edition

Australian Tractor Drivers Enjoy Stop In Archbold Area

In the Midwest, most tractors are basically green or red, with a few yellows or oranges mixed in. Earlier this month, Archbold and Northwest Ohio were treated to orange of a different shade, Chamberlain orange, from The Land Down Under- Australia. Members of the Chamberlain 9G Tractor Club of Western Australia decided after taking several trips around the Australian continent […]

Man Sentenced

A man was sentenced in connection with an attempted identity fraud, Friday, July 17, in Fulton County Common Pleas Court. Sentenced: •Donald Rison, 28, Delta; convicted of misuse of credit cards and attempted identity fraud. During the period of June 13-25, Rison used another person’s credit card; cumulative value of services involved were more than $500, but less than $5000; […]