Breaking News

Breaking News MERCURY CONTAMINATION FOUND AT MIDDLE SCHOOL A custodian working on sink drains in the science lab at the Archbold Middle School discovered a small amount of mercury that apparently leaked out of the drain system. The mercury was discovered about 11:15 a.m., Friday, Sept. 4. Monitoring of the air quality in the room, number 312, by an Ohio […]

Remove Lead Paint At Town Water Plant

Archbold Village Council took the first step toward removing lead-based paint in the village water treatment plant. Council voted to advertise for bids to paint two clarifier tanks at the plant at its Monday, Aug. 17, meeting. Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, said paint has peeled from places in the large tanks, exposing primer paint over metal parts. The primer […]

Preliminary Wind Data Promising

David Deskins, superintendent of the Archbold Area School District, said last week preliminary data from the wind test tower is promising. Deskins provided the information to members of the Archbold Area School Board during a special meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 26. No action was taken during the special meeting. Deskins said the board did meet in executive session to discuss real […]

E-ZPass Only Halfway There

The Ohio Turnpike Commission soon will make the electronic E-ZPass toll collection system available. But, they’re only going halfway. The system will use a small electronic device called a transponder. When a transponder-equipped vehicle goes through the E-ZPass system, it trades radio signals with equipment in the toll booth. The toll is electronically deducted from the driver’s E-ZPass account, the […]

Play Ball!

Frogs Beat Muffins at Sauder Village

ACT’s “Willy Wonka Jr.” Has An All-Child Cast

A cast of children ranging in age from 6 to 14 will perform in the Archbold Community Theatre production of “Willy Wonka Junior.” Melanie Nagel, Archbold, director, said while she has worked with children before, directing an all-child cast “presents a challenge in that you have to teach chorography to kids who have never danced.” There are other challenges as […]

Fulton Co. Unemployment Down: Williams Co. Still Highest In Ohio

The Fulton County unemployment rate for July was down nine-tenths (.9) of a percentage point, to 14.7%, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services estimated. ODJFS revised its original June unemployment rate from 15.6% down a tenth (.1) of a point to 15.5%, then announced the July figure as 14.7%. The Fulton County July labor force was made up […]

Letter To The Editor

I want to take the time to thank everyone that voted for our current president and his fellow congress people. I know that you all knew that unemployment would rise, car companies would be owned by the government, national debt would explode, and no one would care when the government would take over health care. The track record of government […]

County Fair Opens Friday

Horse Riders Show "Versatility" In Junior Fair Competition

It’s a little bit English, a little bit Western, a little bit Indy 500 pit crew, and a little bit Project Runway. It’s the versatility class at the Fulton County Junior Fair Horse and Pony Show. It’s just one of many competitions that will take place at the Fulton County Fair, which starts Friday, Sept. 4 and runs through Thursday, […]

Street Construction Could Be Done Early

Two major street construction projects in Archbold are on schedule to be finished before the completion dates, said Bob Seaman, village engineer. South Lincoln Street South Lincoln Street is being reconstructed from Union Street to Mechanic Street; one block of South Street, east of Lincoln, also is being redone. Seaman said workers from the Anderzack-Pitzen company, Metamora, have finished the […]

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