State School Aid Up, But Overall Funding Down

Switzer Says:

For school districts throughout the state, the two-year budget proposed by John Kasich, Ohio governor, is a goodnews, bad-news proposition. Steve Switzer, superintendent of the Pettisville Local School District, said Kasich was correct when he said he increased basic school aid slightly. But Switzer pointed out the basic state aid numbers do not take into account the loss of federal […]

Woman Gets Prison Term, Loses Auto

Donna Crane, 38, rural Wauseon, was sentenced to six months in prison at a sentencing hearing, Friday, March 25. Scott A. Haselman said Crane previously pled guilty to the theft charge. She stole a credit card on Oct. 2, 2010, then fled in her personal vehicle. In addition to the prison term, Crane forfeited her vehicle to the State of […]


Perhaps you visited with us, sent a card, brought food, or helped us celebrate Bob’s life at his service of remembrance. We sincerely thank you for sharing your memories and for each act of kindness and support. Bob was a special man and will be deeply missed. Sincerely, The family of Bob Rose Deb Rose Nathan Rose family David and […]

Officer Teaches Importance Of Seat Belts

Public Meetings

FCBDD Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities special meeting, Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m., FCBDD, 1210 N. Ottokee St., Wauseon. Topic: discuss possible alternate locations for adult services provision. Village Council Archbold Village Council, Monday, April 4, 7 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St. Trustees Ridgeville Township Trustees, Monday, April 4, 8 p.m., Ridgeville Fire Station, […]


Senior Center Fulton County Senior Center, Archbold site, Ruihley Park Scout Cabin, program highlights: April 4, “Smart Shopping Tips,” Meredith Grime; April 6, birthdays celebrated, blood pressure check; April 11, Tracy Wanner, Fulton County Humane Society; April 13, 20, Lenten Bible study; April 18, Kim Cupp, Fulton County Health Department; April 25, Forecasting in April. Divorce DivorceCare, a help seminar […]

U.S. President Writes To Zach

Zach Girdham, a first grade student at Pettisville Elementary School, recently received a letter from a rather special pen pal– Barack Obama, president of the United States. Girdham, who said he was six years old last year but is now seven, said he asked the President what his favorite book was, and “if he likes books as much as I […]

Tamper With Archery Gear

Jasmine Ribali, Fox Chase, told Archbold police on Friday, March 25, someone tampered with archery equipment kept in a storage shed. The incident occurred sometime between midnight, Monday, March 21, and midnight Thursday, March 24. Two hunting arrows were damaged.


Fulton Co. Health Center March 17: Amanda Miller & Robert Bittinger, Lyons, girl. March 18: Brianne & Kelsey Roth, Bryan, girl; Eden Lacourse, Wauseon, boy. March 20: Megan & Ryan Carpenter, Kunkle, girl. March 21: Corey & Honour Ruffer, Archbold, girl. March 22: Jenilee & Jonathan Giesege, New Bavaria, boy; Breanne & Nathaniel Miller, Archbold, girl; Kelly & Jon Barkheimer, […]

Electric Racer Gets Green Flag At NSCC

In one of the labs at Northwest State Community College, a racing vehicle is taking shape. Students, members of the NSCC EV Motorsports Club, are spending hours building it under the direction of Aaron Bloomfield, an NSCC engineering technology instructor. The racer will have all the accoutrements of high speed; wide, low profile racing tires, a roll cage to protect […]

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