2011-12-21

Local Businesses Get Boost From Holiday Shoppers




In spite of tough economic times, local businesses are getting a small boost from the holiday season. “We’re running ahead of last year, I’d say roughly 8% better than we were at this point last year,” said Sharon Lantz, owner of The Candy Cane Christmas Shoppe. “From what we can tell, hopefully, things are on the upswing.” Even with a […]

Vandalism Reported



Ed Nafziger, 1101 Lindau St., Archbold, reported the sidewall on the left front tire of his pickup truck had been sliced. The damage was noticed Saturday, Dec. 10. He is unsure where it occurred. The slice in the sidewall appeared to have been caused by a sharp object, possibly a knife, the Archbold police report states.

12– Single Primary Date Saves County $25,000



A decision by the Ohio legislature to adopt a compromise redistricting map will save Fulton County at least $25,000, said Melanie Gilders, deputy director of the Fulton County Board of Elections. Every 10 years, the U.S. government counts the number of citizens and where they live. By law the information is used to determine the districts of congressmen, known as […]

17 School Board Holds Executive Session



The Archbold Area School board met behind closed doors for about an hour and a half during its Monday, Dec. 19 meeting. Stated reason for the closed-door executive session was personnel matters, specifi cally, the “employment, demotion (or) promotion of public employees.” No action resulted when the board returned to regular session. Invited into the executive session were John Downey […]

Shuffleboard Tournament Winners



Fulton County Court News



Common Pleas Court Huntington National Bank, Columbus, plaintiff vs Jeffrey Meyer, Swanton, defendant. Foreclosure. Flagstar Bank, Troy, Mich., plaintiff vs Shane Davoll, Lyons, defendant. Foreclosure. Bank of America, Plano, Texas, plaintiff vs Lavonne Davis, Wauseon, defendant. Foreclosure. Monica Growden, Townville, S.C., plaintiff vs Roger Spiess, Delta, defendant. Other civil. Dawn Graef, Delta, plaintiff vs Richard Knapp, Lyon, defendant. Domestic violence. […]

County Ends Tax Rollbacks



For about 27 years, Fulton County was in violation of a state law. The violation involved the practice of ‘rolling back’ tax rates when a particular fund has, what amounts to, too much money. But a 1984 Ohio Supreme Court decision disallows the practice for certain property tax levies that are approved by a vote of the public. For example, […]

PHS Freshman Boys Beat NC



The Pettisville freshman boys basketball team defeated North Central 41-15, Monday, Dec. 12. The Birds (3-1, 3-0 Buckeye Border Conference) were led by Eli King with 13 points. Tate Kauffman scored eight and Noah Miller, seven.

Swanton Turnpike Plazas Close; To Be Rebuilt



The Ohio Turnpike Commission closed two service plazas near Swanton, Thursday, afternoon, Dec. 1. The two plazas, known as Fallen Timbers and Oak Openings, were the last plazas from the turnpike’s opening in 1955. The closings were “not primarily a financial decision,” said Lauren Hakos, public affairs manager for the Commission. The plazas were closed because of “the age and […]

Police Investigate Alleged Sex Crimes



Two reports of incidents alleging sex crimes were filed with Archbold Polcie. One of those investigations has resulted in an indictment. See front page article. Officers are releasing few details of either case. One incident allegedly occurred during March, in the parking lot of a local church. It was reported early in December. The second case, which resulted in an […]


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