2013-07-10

Honor Students



Kristina Eicher, Archbold, and Danielle Wyse, Fayette, were named to the 2013 spring president’s list at the University of Toledo. Students must earn a 4.0 gpa to qualify. Area students named to the dean’s list include Adam Heaston, Aubrey Bly, Sidney Vorasane, Hannah Leininger, Aaron Wyse, Mallory Erbskorn, Collin Walker, Hope Harvey, and Richard Kauzlick, all of Archbold; Stephanie Sager, […]

Two Crashes On July 1



Two auto accidents occurred in Archbold on Monday, July 1, police reports say. Jennifer Denise Lambes, 28, Archbold, was cited for failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead after she was involved in a crash at the intersection of South Defiance Street, Lafayette Street, and West Barre Road about 7:01 pm. Angel W. Rupp, 41, rural Fayette, was driving […]

Local Girl Asked For Stryker Street Sidewalk in 2008



The idea of a sidewalk along Stryker Street certainly isn’t new. In 2008, Bailey Grieser, then an 11-year-old Archbold fifth grader in Shannon Schmucker’s class, wrote a letter to Kenny Cowell, Archbold village councilman, asking for the sidewalk. She pointed out the need for it. “Sometimes my mom and I would walk to the (Westfield Medical Center) and back, but […]

Find Possible Materials For Making Meth



Archbold police were called to Lions Park on East Holland Street about 3:59 pm, Monday, July 1, after a package containing materials that could be used to make methamphetamine were found. Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant that is highly addictive. The items were turned over to the Multi-Area Narcotics (MAN) Unit for disposal.

Planning Group Looks At Improving Health



A group comprised of local and state government agencies, private industries, non-profits, and others are looking for ways to improve the health of Fulton County residents. As part of its work, the Fulton County Partners for Health Strategic Planning Group wants citizens to complete a brief online survey. The survey asks questions about Fulton County’s quality of life. It can […]

Government Secrecy Added To State Budget



The purpose of government is to serve the people it governs. The actions of government must be open and visible to those it governs and their watchdogs– the free press. A free press is guaranteed to citizens by the Bill of Rights. Recently, the Ohio general assembly played some fast-and-loose political games with the state budget, slipping in potentially unpopular […]

Franklin D. “Sonny” New

Oct. 19, 1940-July 5, 2013

Franklin D. “Sonny” New, 72, of Fayette, died Friday afternoon, July 5, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. He was born Oct. 19, 1940, in Jenkinjones, W. Va., to the late William R. and Cora Opal (Gentry) New. He married Edna Eleanore “Tic” Phillips on Sept. 29, 1967, in Morenci, Mich., and she preceded him in death on Oct. […]

Developing Secrets

Other Editors Say...

Slipped into the Senate version of the two-year state budget is a provision that should outrage Ohioans– for its timing and substance. The proposal would open the way for local governments to discuss behind closed doors the shape and detail of economic development projects. That’s right: Decisionmaking about how to deploy public money, via such tools as tax incentives, would […]

Video from the Naturalization Ceremony Welcoming New American Citizens

July 4, 2013, at Sauder Village

Videos feature the naturalization ceremony for 46 new American citizens, the Fulton County Honor Guard, music by the Village Strings, and comments by the Rev. Charles Obinwa and Judge James R. Knepp, II.-Posted 7.5

Howard A. Meck



Howard A. Meck, 93, of Archbold, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born July 21, 1919, to Clarence and Mable (Resh) Meck of Freeport, Ill. He married Helen Roth on Aug. 20, 1950, who survives. Howard and Helen were blessed with six children, Dorthy Sue, who preceded him in death, Don […]


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