Zoning Report Shows $2.2 Million In Permits Issued

Carma Grime, Archbold planning-zoning inspector, said the 2011 year-end report shows the estimated value of building projects for which permits were issued was more than $2.2 million. However, the figure includes $1.8 million for the Archbold Area School District wind turbine project, which has been delayed into 2012. So far, only the underground foundation is completed. When deducting the wind […]

Western Dist. Court News

(Note: In the list of speeding offenses, the first number is illegal speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar figure is the fine; the second, court costs.) Traffic And Criminal David A. Averesch, rural Ottawa, improper display of plates, St. Rt. 108, $70, $88. Maria Bueno, Wauseon, failed to confine dogs, $77, $78. Mitchell D. Campbell, rural Archbold, theft, […]


Hailey Galvan, AHS ‘10, returned to action after missing five games when Owens Community College defeated Columbus State Community College 94-55, Saturday, Jan. 7. Galvan, the nation’s top shot blocker, had seven blocks to push her season total to 76 in 12 games played. She added two points, five rebounds, two assists, and three steals. With 14 guaranteed team games […]

Granddaughter Marches In 2012 Rose Parade

Alyssa Miller, granddaughter of Pat Basselman, Ridgeville Corners, and Sandy Miller, Perrysburg, was a member of a marching band that participated in the 2012 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. Miller, daughter of Mark and Sandy and a resident of La Canada Flintridge, Calif., is a sophomore at La Canada High School and a trumpet player in the school bands. She […]

Arrest Three On Warrants

Three persons were arrested on warrants by Archbold police recently. Police were called to a home in Fox Chase at 5:03 am, Sunday, Jan. 1, where they were told there was an unwanted person. The officer responding to the scene spoke to both subjects. The person who called in the complaint, Jason M. Googe, 23, who has a Toledo address, […]

Crime Stopper

Fulton County Crime Stopper needs help to solve a theft from a home on the 2000 block of Co. Rd. 3, rural Swanton. Between Dec. 23-25, 2011, an air-conditioning unit was cut from the house and taken. Also missing: a battery charger and two-seat gokart. Value: $3,200. Informants call 1-800-255- 1122; calls are confidential and anonymous. Informants are eligible for […]

Fry Wins Village Farmland Bid On Monday

Stephen Fry, rural Archbold, was the high bidder to rent 61.2 acres of farmable property in the Archbold Industrial Park. Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, said Village Council approved a threeyear agreement between the village and Fry at the Monday, Jan. 9 council meeting. Fry bid $175 per acre, for an annual figure of $10,710 per year for the 61.2 […]

Six Persons Sentenced

Sentences were handed down against six persons in Fulton County Common Pleas Court recently: •Jayson Franks, 29, Wauseon; convicted of theft from an elderly person or disabled adult; stole $3,063.64 from an elderly Wauseon man on July 6, 2011; sentenced to prison for 11 months; ordered to pay restitution. •Matthew C. Hahn, 26, Lyons; previously pled guilty to one count […]

Commissioners Mend Fences

The Fulton County Commissioners have attempted to mend fences by issuing a letter stating they never thought ALS-1, the Archbold-based paramedic unit, was “substandard.” During the debate of the emergency medical service contracts, the commissioners said ALS-1 is too slow responding to calls during nighttime hours. Archbold officials said that made it sound like ALS-1, and the Archbold Fire Department […]

FFA News

State FFA Leadership Night was at Pettisville High School, Tuesday, Dec. 20. Schools from across the area participated. Four state FFA officers were present, including Jessica Shanahan, state president; Caroline Weihl, District 1 president; Ryan Roberts, District 2 president; and Diana Stacy, District 4 president. After an opening discussion, participants were split into groups, each with one state officer. The […]