ACT Performance Of “Annie” About Family, Optimism

In the midst of glum talk of economic recession, the Archbold Community Theatre production of the musical “Annie” brings optimism and an appreciation of family to the stage. Annie, an orphan in Great Depression-era New York, promises everyone there are better times ahead, when she sings the show’s signature tune, “The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow.” Annie is played by MacKenna […]

Municipal Tax Collection Up

The Village of Archbold municipal income tax collection was up in June, according to information presented to village council at its Tuesday, July 5, meeting. It’s the second straight month the collection has exceeded the same month in 2010. The 1.5% tax on income and corporate profits was up $5,172.75 to $45,493.32, an increase of 12.8%. Revenue from the tax […]

Honor Students

Christian Goering, Haley Nemcik, and Brianne Walsh, Archbold, were named to the dean’s list at Wright State University, Dayton, for the 2011 spring quarter. Students must earn at least a 3.5 gpa to qualify. Goering earned high honors, while Nemcik earned highest honors. —— Jordan Fruchey, AHS ’09, son of Keith and Shirley, Archbold, was named to the dean’s list […]

Archbold Police Log

July 2 3:26 pm: Citation to Natalie McCoy, 22, Defiance, speeding, 600 block Stryker St. July 3 2:37 am: Noise, 900 block West Barre Rd., advised subjects to keep noise down. 12:10 pm: Vandalism, Ruihley Park Pavilion. 8:45 pm: Theft of gasoline at Sunoco. 11:29 pm: Domestic dispute, Circle K. July 4 2:20 pm: Noise, 100 block Willow Way, music […]

Group Finishes Coast-To-Coast Walk, Now Finishing Documentary

A little over a year ago, a group of young men and women made a stop in Archbold on their way across the United States. What made their journey unusual was that they were walking across the country. At the same time, they were making a documentary of their trip. During their stay, they were interviewed by this newspaper plus […]

New Regulations for Great Lakes Draw Criticism

A new law from Columbus setting procedures and limits on water withdrawal from Lake Erie has drawn considerable criticism. Ohio House Bill 231 “brings Ohio in compliance with the Great Lakes compact, especially the areas of setting limits on withdrawals from Lake Erie, setting voluntary or mandatory water conservation standards among others,” said Lynn Wachtmann, state representative (R-Napoleon), the primary […]

Fulton County Court News

Common Pleas Court Mikki Smith, Wauseon, plaintiff vs Justin Smith, Wauseon, defendant. Divorce. Chandra Williams, Fayette, plaintiff vs Jeremy Malak, Whitehouse, defendant. Divorce. Michael Heier, Swanton, plaintiff vs Mary Heier, Toledo, defendant. Divorce. Nationstar Mortgage, Lewisville, Texas, plaintiff vs Paul Grabke, Klamath Falls, Ore., defendant. Foreclosure. Equable Ascent, Buffalo Grove, Ill., plaintiff vs Brenda Tabbert, Wauseon, defendant. Other civil. Financial […]

Standing Up To the Governor

The courage of Bruce Goodwin, state representative, should be applauded for standing up to John Kasich, Ohio governor. When Goodwin, who represents Fulton County, couldn’t stop Kasich’s plan to lease or sell the Ohio Turnpike, he resigned from the Ohio Turnpike Commission. The move was symbolic, because Goodwin was a non-voting commission member. However, it attracted the attention of Ohio […]

Soap Making

Crash Near Montpelier Hospitalizes Two

Gene Graf, 71 rural Fayette, and his granddaughter, Andrea Aeschliman, 13, rural Wauseon, were hospitalized and later discharged following an auto accident, Wednesday, July 6. Following the crash, which occurred at 4:44 pm on St. Rt. 15, 50 feet south of US20, Graf and Aeschliman were flown by helicopter ambulance to the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. Aeschliman was discharged […]