PH, Tinora Play For Regional Football Title

Patrick Henry (11-0) plays Tinora (10-1) for the Division V regional football championship, Friday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m. at Defiance High School. The winner advances to the state semifinal, Friday, Nov. 27. —— Talk doesn’t cook rice.– Chinese Proverb


In last week’s issue of this newspaper, there was an error in the Fulton County Court News. The correct entry should read: Erie Insurance Company, Worthington, and Joe Frank, Archbold, plaintiffs, vs. Justin J. Hogrefe, Stryker, defendant. Other tort.

County Corn Harvest 60% Done: LaBarge

Greg LaBarge, Fulton County agricultural extension agent, said Monday 60% of the Fulton County corn harvest is completed, and the soybean harvest is finished. Soybean yields were “all across the board,” with field averages from the 30-bushels per-acre range into the 60-bushel range. The Fulton County soybean yield average is 42 bushels to the acre. He noted yields were down […]

U-14 Girls Finish Second

The Blue Streak Soccer Club U-14 girls team placed second at the Northwest Ohio Festival Tournament in Sylvania and in the Northwest Ohio Youth Soccer League. Front row, from left: Bailey Grieser, Korey Arend, Rebecca Schmucker, Hannah Yoder, Alexa Coressel, Mara Beck, Lauren Stuckey, Meridith Short. Back row: Vaughn Bentz, coach; Darby Fogt, Krista Leupp, Meggie Yoder, Cassidy Wyse, Jesse […]

Western Dist. Court News

(Note: In the list of speeding offenses, the first number is illegal speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, costs.) Traffic Richard C. Hoag, Jr., rural Delta, failed to yield at stop sign, St. Rt. 108 at Co. Rd. D, $107, $75. Ronald L. Morehead, Defiance, fell asleep while operating commercial vehicle, St. […]

VFW Members Visit Fairlawn

Schmucker, Yoder First Team All-BBC

Chelsea Schmucker, Pettisville senior, and Stephanie Yoder, junior, were named First Team All-Buckeye Border Conference for the 2009 volleyball season. Receiving honorable mentions were Tessa Yoder, Laura Rupp, Lauren Bontrager, and Mackenzie Nofziger. From Stryker, Brooke Ruffer and Baily Grime were named First Team All-BBC, while Hannah Burkholder was named to the second team. Mikala Sonnenberg and Torey Varner received […]

Pettisville Teacher Injured In Crash

Cathy Mielke, 53, a Pettisville Local School District teacher, was seriously injured in an auto accident in the Dayton area about 7:35 pm, Saturday, Nov. 14. Press reports say Mielke, who teaches junior high English and social studies, was driving south on State Route 48 when a second car driven by Angela Thompson 39, Englewood, crossed the centerline near Old […]

FISH Food Pantry Clients Double In Last Two Years

Helen Weldy, a volunteer with Archbold FISH Food Pantry, said in the last two years, the number of people seeking food assistance has doubled. “They’re people just like you and I,” she said. “They’re human beings who don’t have the things they need, and food is one of the basic things. “They are people who are laid off, people who […]


Alex Nafziger, PHS ‘07, scored four points, was 2-3 from the field and 3-3 from the foul line for seven points as Huntington (Ind.) University (4-0) defeated Trinity International University 92- 69, Friday, Nov. 13 in men’s basketball. He also had three assists. It was the opening round of the Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Classic, and earned the Foresters […]