2009-07-29

Lazy Days Of Summer



Archbold EMS Log



July 5 10:08 pm: 500 block Haven Dr., injury, transported to Fulton County Health Center. 11:39 pm: Auto accident, Co. Rds. B and 25, transported two to Archbold Hospital. July 7 5:37 pm: 100 block Garden Dr., medical, transported to FCHC. July 8 Noon: Memorial Park baseball diamonds, injury, transported to FCHC. July 9 2:21 pm: Westfield Medical Center, emergency […]

Time To Raise Sales Tax



Fulton County Commissioners have been doing what they can to cut the county general fund budget, but it’s not enough. They’re considering raising the county sales tax to make ends meet. Of course, there are more drastic things that could be done. County offices could close a day or two each week- but some offices can’t close, and others will […]

New State Budget Costs Local Hospital $500,000



Phil Ennen, president and chief executive officer of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, said an additional "franchise fee" built into the 2009-11 state budget will cost CHWC about half a million dollars. Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers operate Archbold Hospital, plus hospitals in Bryan and Montpelier. The fee, which was about 1.27% of the gross revenues, was offset by a […]

Archbold Fire Log



July 10 10:37 pm: Fairlawn Haven, fire alarm, spraying paint set off smoke detector. July 12 2:43 pm: Ohio Turnpike, 24- mile marker, vehicle fire, owner: Mike Dulin, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; damage: $5,000 to pickup, $500 to all terrain vehicle in pickup bed; mutual aid from West Unity-Brady Township Fire Department. July 14 11:48 pm: gasoline can fire, W. Lutz […]

Improve Intersection At St. Rt. 2 – Co. Rd. 22



Village, township, county, and state officials have a moral obligation to improve safety at the intersection of St. Rt. 2 and Co. Rd. 22. Six teenagers and a 20-year-old were severely injured in a Tuesday night, July 14, collision at the intersection. None were killed, but the potential for loss of life at that intersection is beyond imagination. Information from […]

Patrons Supportive Of Archbold Library



Joyce Klingelsmith, director of the Archbold Community Library, told members of the library board that she has been pleased with public response to cost-saving measures. Speaking to board members at a meeting Wednesday, July 22, Klingelsmith said a lot of people have called, written, or emailed. "People have been very accepting of the reduced hours and materials. They want to […]

Hose Stolen From Truck



Randy Ruffer, 58, Archbold, told Archbold police on July 24 that 200 feet of garden hose was stolen from the bed of his pickup truck. Ruffer told officers the hose, which was on a reel, was taken sometime between 10 am and 10:30 am, Thursday, July 23. He said he noticed the hose missing after a trip to Lugbill Supply.

Letter To The Editor



Obama and the Democrats are in a big hurry to push through their government takeover of the healthcare industry. But why? Shouldn’t such a monumental change be carefully studied to ensure that we are making smart reforms that will benefit the taxpayers and improve care? Apparently not. It has become increasingly clear that the push for speedy passage of a […]

Yackee Retiring From Auditor Post



Nancy Yackee In the summer of 1973, Nancy Yackee, then a Wauseon High School student, took a summer job in the Fulton County Auditor Office. At the end of this year, she will retire from her current post as the county auditor. "During my senior year (of high school), I would work in the afternoons. Then I graduated, and became […]


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