County Sales Tax Tops $6.5 Million In 2012

Sales tax revenue returned to Fulton County during 2012 set a record of $6,514,973.67. Information from the Fulton County commissioner offi ce states in December 2012, sales tax revenue returned from the Ohio Department of Taxation was $547,174.34, which was almost $33,000, or 6.4%, more than was returned to the county in 2012. Vond Hall, county administrator, said full data […]

Hunters Harvest 471 Deer During 2012 Gun Season

Hunters in Fulton County harvested 471 white-tailed deer during both the regular and extra weekend deer-gun seasons in 2012. The deer gun-hunting season was from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2. The extra weekend of deer-gun hunting was Dec. 15-16. During the deer-gun season, hunters use shotguns of 10-gauge and smaller, firing “slugs,” or single projectiles. Muzzle-loading guns of .38 caliber […]

Jr. High Sports Digest

Pettisville 7th Grade Girls Basketball Pettisville def. Fayette 33-7, Saturday, Dec. 15. Pettisville leading scorers: Kam Hostetler 15, Kyra Behnfeldt 10. Pettisville def. North Central 29-2, Monday, Dec. 17. Pettisville leading scorer: Behnfeldt 15. Pettisville (8-1, 5-0 BBC) def. Archbold 17-15, Tuesday, Dec. 18. Pettisville leading scorers: Hostetler 10. Archbold leading scorer: Emie Peterson 9. Arch 8th Grade Boys Basketball […]

New Office Groundbreaking

Cars Collide Dec. 20

A two-car collision occurred on South Defiance Street, north of South Street, about 1:40 pm, Thursday, Dec. 20. The Archbold police report on the accident states a car, driven by Antonio Rosales, 72, Archbold, was stopped in traffic in the northbound lane of South Defiance Street, about 209 feet north of South Street. There were two passengers in the Rosales […]

Library Board Grants 2.5% Wage Hikes

The Archbold Community Library Board granted a 2.5% wage hike to almost all employees during its Wednesday, Dec. 12 meeting. Jennifer Harkey, library fiscal officer, said the wage hike won’t apply to Julie St. John, Stryker. St. John was hired at the December meeting to become the library custodian. She replaced Glora Belle Yoder, who retired. Leah Fruth, Archbold, will […]

Ott Retires From Ohio Pork Board

Ohio Turnpike

The Road Of Broken Promises

The good news is that John Kasich, governor of Ohio (R), has dropped the idea of leasing the Ohio Turnpike. The bad news is, turnpike drivers get cheated, again. Originally, toll collection was supposed to stop in the late 1980s once the original construction bonds were paid. But the state legislature broke the promise and voted to keep collecting the […]

Very Carefully…

FFA News

The Archbold FFA officer team attended the Fulton County Parliamentary Procedure contest at Evergreen High School, Wednesday, Nov. 14. The officer team consists of Kyle Wesche, president; Ella Weaver, vice president; Elizabeth Wiemken, secretary; Ben Eggers, treasurer; Meridith Short, reporter; Brodie Ranzau, sentinel; Tyson Rufenacht, student advisor; and Lauren Stuckey, historian. The team spent a month preparing for the contest, […]

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