New Pettisville School Almost Ready To Debut

Steve Switzer, superintendent of the Pettisville Local School District, isn’t worried if the new building will be ready when school begins. “We’ll have school, in one form or another,” Switzer said. The district school board approved a calendar for the 2011-12 school year that has the first day of classes on Wednesday, Sept. 7. That means workers have a little […]


Senior Center Fulton County Senior Center, Archbold site, Ruihley Park Scout Cabin, program highlights: Aug. 3, birthdays celebrated, blood pressure check; Aug. 8, “Sons of the Old West” with Lloyd Harms; Aug. 15, hand chimes, Gail Zenz; Aug. 17, Just Us 2, Mark and Mary Pember; Aug. 22, scams, Roy Miller; Aug. 29, piano music, Jim Merillat. Bereavement Life Beyond […]

New NSCC Building, Equipment To Improve The Teaching Of Nurses

The teaching of nursing will be improved, now that Northwest State Community College has opened the Allied Health and Public Services building. College officials cut the ribbon for the new 20,000 square-foot addition to the college, signifying the official opening, on Thursday, July 28. The second floor of the new building is dedicated to teaching nursing. It includes a simulated […]

Fairlawn Prepares To Evacuate Residents In Disaster

Imagine a tornado has just ripped apart Fairlawn Haven. Some residents may be injured. All must be moved to a safe place now. What to do? If you’re on the Fairlawn staff, you plan ahead so you know what to do. Fairlawn officials held a tabletop exercise, Wednesday, July 20, to talk about the evacuation of the more than 400 […]


Dear Friends, After several long months of uncertainty, we want to update you and thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Dean was in the hospital and Fulton Manor much of the time from February until June. Sometimes his condition was “touch and go” and we weren’t certain about the ultimate outcome. Often we felt too tired and too worried […]

Western Dist. Court News

(Note: In the list of traffi c offenses, the first number is illegal speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, costs.) Traffic John J. Beck, Sylvania, speeding, 66-55, US20A, $37, $88. Joseph M. Duszynski, Swanton, speeding, 80-55, Co. Rd. 13, $150 fine, $88 costs. Mary L. Garman, rural Archbold, disobeyed stop sign, Co. […]

Homeowner Questions No Parking Rule

Reilly Short, 103 Christine Drive, asked Archbold Village Council why he can no longer park his vehicle in front of his home. He spoke during council’s Monday, Aug. 1 meeting. In the past, parking was allowed on the west side of Christine Drive, where Short’s house is located. Recently, council voted to change the no-parking zone to the west side […]

Police Locate Missing Man, Cite Him For Disorderly Conduct

Jeff W. Fahrer, 37, Delta, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct, after he had been reported missing. The Archbold police report on the incident said Fahrer’s wife, Trudi, reported him missing about 11:17 pm, Saturday, July 30. The report states the couple were at Knierim Hall. T. Fahrer told officers her husband was allegedly very intoxicated, and was attempting […]

Bye-Bye Turnpike Money

Listen… can you hear that? It’s the sound of northern Ohio money, getting ready to head south and disappear from our region. John Kasich, Ohio governor, was in Toledo last week talking about his plan to privatize the Ohio Turnpike. Previously he had pledged to spend at least some of the income from leasing the turnpike on transportation projects in […]

Couple To Wed In Niagara Falls

Bonnie and Cory Wickerham, Evansport, and Tom Curry, Archbold, announce the engagement of their son, Benjamin Curry, Archbold, to Amanda Hill, daughter of Valerie Bates, Paulding. The bride-elect is a Paulding High School graduate. She works in systems administration at First Federal Bank, Defiance. Her fianc√© is an Archbold High School graduate. He works in the information technology services department […]

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