Fulton Co. Health Center July 22: Jennifer Grime, Archbold, boy; Lynne & Kerry Pownall, Wauseon, boy. July 24: Christine & Matthew Earl, Delta, boy. A daughter, Grace Ann, was born June 26, 2012, at Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon, to Ryan and Sarah Ripke, Pettisville. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long. She has two […]

Remember Slain Israeli Athletes

The Olympic movement is supposed to be a friendly, international competition among amateur athletes, like a giant party where everybody plays games. “Supposed to be” and reality are a long way apart. The Olympics have long been a stage for the geopolitical arguments of the day to be played out before the world. Perhaps the most blatant example occurred 40 […]

Betty J. Grieser

Betty J. Grieser, age 78 years, of Archbold, passed away suddenly early Tuesday morning, July 24, 2012, in her home. She was born Dec. 29, 1933, at West Unity, the daughter of Charlie and Emma (Sigg) Coy. She married Herbert C. Grieser on Aug. 2, 1953, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 2008. A resident of the […]

The Public’s Business: Local Governments Should Know, Comply With Open-Records Law

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Ohio’s public-records and open-meetings laws can be effective only if governments know and follow them. Recent instances show that school districts, in particular, should brush up on their responsibilities under the law. Regarding records, it’s simple: State law holds that any record held by a public body that deals with its business “or other activities” is public. It doesn’t matter […]

Archbold Police Log

July 20 10:58 am: Traffic stop, stopped commercial vehicle for Fulton County Sheriff Department. 1:06 pm: Disabled vehicle, 100 block W. Lutz Rd., help on the way, traffic control. 6:10 pm: Suspicious vehicle, 800 block West Barre Rd, vehicle gone when offi- cer arrived. July 21 8:29 am: Brad Rupp, 301 Quail Run, reported toilet paper was put in trees […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years AgoWednesday, July 31, 2002 The Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities asked Deb Stanforth, superintendent the past 15 years, to resign. One more case of West Nile Virus has been found in Fulton County, according to the health department. Jose A. Gonzales, AHS ‘01, son of Jose and Maria, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, […]

Archbold Fire Log

July 7 4:14 pm: Grass fire, 20133 St. Rt. 2, property owner: Patrick Hart, same address; cause: burning trash; damage: none. July 9 5:18 pm: Structure fire, 850 W. Elm St., Wauseon, assist Wauseon Fire Dept. July 12 4 pm: Railroad ties on fire, tracks between Pettisville & Archbold, property owner: Norfolk Southern; cause: rail grinding machine threw sparks that […]

Unemployment Up In 85 Of 88 Ohio Counties: ODJFS

Unemployment in the State of Ohio increased by about a half a percentage point for the month of June, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services announced last week. Unemployment increased in each of the counties that make up the four-county area. Increases ranged from three-tenths of a percentage point (.3%) for Defiance and Williams counties, to twotenths of […]

Giant Arrow Near Stryker Has Biblical Roots, Says Estrada

A giant arrow, 54 feet tall, its point driven in the ground, and its shaft pointing skyward. That’s something you don’t see everyday. Unless, of course, you frequently travel St. Rt. 2 between Archbold and Stryker, where Carlos Estrada has erected the arrow as if it were shot into the ground from heaven. Estrada calls his arrow “yard art,” and […]

Archbold EMS Log

July 7 5 pm: Auto accident, Co. Rd. 19 at St. Rt. 2, assist Wauseon Rescue. July 8 5:39 pm: 500 block Fairview Ct., medical, transported to Fulton County Health Center. July 9 7:45 am: Auto accident, Co. Rd. D at St. Rt. 108, transported one to FCHC, assist Wauseon Rescue. July 10 5:16 am: 300 block North Pointe Dr., […]