2013-01-23

Brothers Who Vandalized Festival Of Lights To Perform 50 Hours Of Community Service




The two boys who vandalized the Festival of Lights will do community service. That’s the outcome of a mediation involving the boys, their mother, Archbold Parks & Recreation, the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce, and Jay Budde. Budde is the coordinator of VORP, the Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program offered by the Shalom Counseling and Mediation Center. The goal of VORP is […]

Boy Arrested For Domestic Violence



A 14-year-old Archbold boy has been arrested and charged with juvenile delinquency by way of domestic violence, an Archbold police report states. The report states between 7:25 and 7:30 am, Friday, Jan. 11, a fight occurred between two 14-year-old boys in the 300 block of Ditto Street. The report states the victim, also from Archbold, received minor injuries, but did […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years AgoWednesday, Jan. 15, 2003 Convenience for the agricultural community, avoidance of a large cash outlay, history, and the uncertain future of state funding were some reasons Fulton County officials opted to rent, rather than build, new office space. The Pettisville Local School District financial picture is not good, and the school board is discussing a new tax levy. […]

Arden Dale “Ardie” Grime



Arden Dale “Ardie” Grime, age 79, of Archbold, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the University of Toledo Medical Center, after a brief illness. Prior to his retirement, Ardie had worked for Yoder & Frey Machinery Auctions in Archbold for over 50 years, where he started working at the age of 16. After retirement, he continued to help in […]

Home Near Pettisville Burns Mon. Night, Family Displaced



A rural Pettisville family is staying with relatives after a wood-burning stove started a fire in the home, Monday night, Jan. 21. Fred Allen, first assistant chief of the Wauseon Fire Department, said the Levi Vajen family of four arrived at home, smelled smoke, and discovered the fire. Allen said Vajen tried to fight the fire himself, “but it got […]

Police Look Into Report Of Menacing



Archbold police are looking into a case of aggravated menacing that allegedly took place at the Frozen Specialties plant between Friday, Jan 4, and Friday, Jan. 11. The police report states officers were called to FSI about 2:54 pm, Friday, Jan. 11, “for a report of a person that was threatening to harm employees with a knife.” The officer met […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit



Archbold Evangelical Sunday: prelude; Sam Andres, worship leader; Sarah Kinsman, scripture; worship team, offertory, “Ten Thousand Reasons.” Message, “6 Ways That Hinder,” Jesse Kahler. Second service: praise and worship by Nick Hudson, worship team and band. Offertory and message same as first service. Wednesday: Alive for Guys and Gals, worship team practice, Connection Club for pre-K thru grade 6, Jr. […]

2013-01-23 E-Edition

Unemployment Rate Up In County, Area, State



The Fulton County unemployment rate increased nine-tenths (.9) of a percentage point between October and November 2012, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said last month. The estimated unemployment rate in Fulton County was 7.1% for November, the highest in the four-county area. Unemployment increased in the four-county area and in 66 of Ohio’s 88 counties. Benjamin Johnson, […]

Public Meetings



Trustees German Township Trustees, Monday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m., township building, northwest corner of St. Rts. 2 and 66, north of Archbold. —— In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.– Knut Hamsun


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