2013-04-03

Don’t Eat That Egg!



Stolen Purse Found



A purse stolen in a January burglary has been found. William Holsopple, 408 Vine Street, told police on Thursday, March 21, he found the purse in some trees behind his residence. The purse was traced back to Pamela S. Short, 302 Vine Street. It had been stolen from her residence sometime between 6 pm, Friday, Jan. 18, and 8 am […]

PHS Softball Drops Season Opener



Hicksville scored one run in the bottom of the tenth inning to defeat Pettisville 7-6, Saturday, March 30, in softball action at Hicksville. The Birds scored twice in the third inning for a 2- 0 lead. The Aces closed the gap to 2-1 with a run in the fourth. Pettisville extended the lead to 5-1 with three runs in the […]

Collegiate Connection



Jennifer Lindsay, AHS ‘11, participated in a Habitat For Humanity trip to Albany, Ga. A social work major at Ashland University, she is the daughter of Jon and Janette, Archbold. Forty-one students and staff worked in affiliation with the Flint River Habitat for Humanity. They worked alongside students from Juniata College and Washington College. The trip composed of building two […]

Cell Phone Lost, Found



April L. Velez, 45, Archbold, flagged down police officers at the intersection of Ditto and Walnut streets about 9:17 pm, Wednesday, March 20, and reported she had lost her cell phone at that location earlier in the day. Officers looked, but could not find the phone. Later, Velez called police and reported the phone had been found.

Village To Seek Bids For Lindau Street Reconstruction



Archbold Village Council granted permission to village officials to advertise for bids for the reconstruction of streets in the Lugbill Addition at its Monday, April 1 meeting. Bob Seaman, Archbold village engineer, told council this will complete street reconstruction and replacement of underground utilities in the neighborhood. The estimated cost is $670,000. The project will see new curb-and-gutter streets built […]

County Unemployment Drops In February



The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported the Fulton County estimated unemployment rate for February fell 1.3 percentage points to 9.2%. Unemployment had jumped from 7.6% in December 2012 to 10.5% in January 2013. All counties in the fourcounty area (Fulton, Defi- ance, Henry, Williams) had unemployment rates drop anywhere from four-tenths (.4) of a percentage point to […]

Car-Dog Mishap



Archbold police filed a report, Monday, March 18, about an accident in which a car collided with a dog. Benito Ramirez, 41, Archbold, told officers he was driving his car on South Defiance Street about 7 pm, Saturday, March 16, when the accident occurred. Ramirez’s vehicle was damaged in the mishap. Police spoke to the dog owner, who acknowledged his […]

Small Gains In County Economic Development



Economic development in Fulton County is limited to small gains of five to 10 new jobs here and there. And while some companies are on the edge of needing to expand, “no one is pulling the trigger,” Perry Rupp, a Fulton County commissioner, said Monday, April 1, at a joint meeting of the county commissioners and Archbold Village Council. When […]

Income Tax Progressing



Archbold municipal income tax collection is still behind 2012, but it is progressing. Dennis Howell, village administrator, gave the information to council at its Monday, April 1 meeting. From January through March, the municipal income tax brought in $927,025.85, which is $11,201.49, or 1.2%, short of the same three months in 2012. During the first three months of 2012, the […]


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