2011-04-06

Spend $2 Million On Water Plant?

Consider 2% Water Rate Hike

The Village of Archbold may need to spend $2 million to upgrade the village water treatment plant to meet new standards of the Environmental Protection Agency. Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator and water treatment expert, doesn’t believe the new standards are a benefit to public health. Council also discussed but took no action on a proposed 2% increase in water […]

Unemployment Down In Four County Area



The Fulton County unemployment rate in February 2011 was 12.6%, down two tenths (.2) of a percentage point from January. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services estimated unemployment went down anywhere from one tenth (.1) to three tenths (.3) of a percentage point in all of the counties in the four-county area (Fulton, Defiance, Henry, Williams) between January […]

Turnpike Speed Limit Now Officially 70 MPH



Motorists on the Ohio Turnpike can now legally travel 70 miles per hour, since the new speed limit went into effect Friday, April 1. The Ohio Turnpike Commission approved increasing the limit from 65 to 70 mph at its Dec. 20, 2010 meeting. Ed Kidston, mayor of Pioneer and a Commission member, originally proposed the speed increase in November 2010. […]

Tennis Drops Three



The Archbold boys tennis team dropped three matches in its opening week. The Streaks traveled to Rossford, Monday, March 28, and came home with a 4-1 loss. Archbold hosted Bryan, Thursday, March 31, and the Bears won 4-1. The Blue and Gold again played host, Friday, April 1, to Wauseon. The Indians blanked AHS 5-0. Rossford 4, AHS 1 Singles: […]

Memory Walk



Top left: Greg and Jodi Nofziger, 1984 graduates of Pettisville, look at old photos in the vocational agriculture classroom at the Pettisville High School "Last Memory Walk," Sunday, April 3. Top right: Libby Cerda, a Pettisville third grade student, and her mom, Alma, a 1990 PHS grad, at left, join Kristy and Homer Longoria and their son, Jaymison, 3. Homer […]

NSCC Tuition Raised From Discounted Rate



Citing budget issues, the Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees voted to end its program of discounting tuition at its Friday, April 1 meeting. Mari Yoder, NSCC vice president of institutional advancement, said the change brings the NSCC tuition rate back to $136 per credit hour. That was the tuition rate prior to the 2009-10 academic year, when tuition […]

DD Board Planned For No Subsidy



The Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities knew there were big changes in the coming state budget, and planned for them. When John Kasich, Ohio governor, released his proposed budget figures three weeks ago, it featured spending cuts for many agencies to fill an $8 billion deficit in the budget. The governor’s proposed budget must go through the Ohio House […]

AHS Boys Basketball Team Receives Award



Boys basketball coaches in the six-county area chose Archbold as the Great 8 Team of the Year in the Crescent-News last week. The Streaks finished the season with a 23-2 record and were Division III regional runners-up. They went undefeated (8-0) to win the Northwest Ohio Athletic League, and finished fourth in D-III in the final Associated Press weekly poll. […]

Easter Egg Hunting Season Here Again



Youngsters from throughout the area will have opportunities to hunt Easter eggs again this year. Archbold will hold its annual Flashlight Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, April 16, in Ruihley Park. Jennifer Kidder, Archbold Parks and Recreation director, said the exact starting time will be announced later. “It will probably be around 9:30 pm,” she said. Children should bring their […]

Pettisville School Board Seeks Wind Turbine Bids



The Pettisville School Board authorized bids for the construction of an electricity generating wind turbine project at a Wednesday, March 30 meeting. The wind turbine has an estimated cost of $1.7 million. Much of the cost will be paid by grant funds. Bids will be accepted until 3 pm, Thursday, April 28, and opened at 4 pm, Thursday, April 28, […]


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