Water Rates Going Up 2%

Water bills in the Village of Archbold will go up 2% starting with the June billing cycle after action by Archbold Village Council during its Monday, April 7 meeting. Dennis Howell, village administrator, said for a customer that uses 7,000 gallons of water per month, the monthly water bill will increase from $25.03 to $26.45, a hike of $1.42. The […]

Ralph H. Heer

Ralph H. Heer, age 92, of rural Stryker and formerly of Archbold, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Ralph learned to fly at the Angola Airport and spent his lifetime flying. Prior to his retirement he had been a commercial pilot. He served in the Air Force in WWII, during which time he flew the B24 […]

Call 811 Before Every Digging Project

With the snow melted and the ground thawed, many eager homeowners and landscape professionals are ready to start projects that require digging this spring. During this transition into “digging season,” Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the association dedicated to protecting underground utilities and the people who dig near them, reminds homeowners and professional diggers that calling 811 is the first step […]

Blackbird Boys Second In Tri-Meet

The Pettisville boys track team finished second and the girls were third in a tri-meet at Wauseon and Patrick Henry at Wauseon, Thursday, April 10. Wauseon swept both meets. The Indians won the boys meet with 83 points. The Birds finished with 69, and Patrick Henry had 43. Wauseon scored 107 points to win the girls meet. PH finished with […]

Pettisville Prom Is A Jungle

Attendees danced the night away in a jungle setting during the Pettisville High School prom, Saturday, April 12. The theme of the prom, held at the Sara’s Garden Hope Center, Wauseon, was “Welcome to the Jungle.” Left: Emily Santos, a PHS junior, and Jacob Nofziger, a PHS sophomore, on the dance floor. Right: Logan Nofziger, a PHS senior, and Mackenzie […]

Arvilla “Janey” Kennedy

Arvilla “Janey” Kennedy, age 89 years, of Archbold, passed away Monday evening, April 7, 2014, at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon. She was born July 7, 1924, near Pettisville, the daughter of Harvey and Ilva (Stuckey) Grieser, and married Amos “Ed” Kennedy on Aug. 31, 1958. A lifelong resident of the Archbold area, she was a homemaker and […]

Your Home Could Be Attracting Termites

Spring is when pests come out of hiding and hibernation to search for new places to establish their colonies. Unfortunately, it’s not only the flowers in your garden that attract pests, but also your home itself. One of the most determined springtime pests is termites. Termites live up to their nickname of the “silent destroyer” very well, as they can […]

Pettisville Picks Up First Win On Diamond

The Pettisville baseball team picked up its first win of the season in a Buckeye Border Conference contest at Edon. The Birds opened the week with a 6-1 loss at Swanton and an 11-0 loss at North Central, but they rebounded to edge the Bombers 10-9, Friday, April 11. PHS traveled to Evergreen, Saturday, April 12, and came home with […]

County, State Agency Work Together On New $8.3 Million Building Project

The Ohio Department of Transportation and the Fulton County commissioners are putting together plans for a combined ODOT highway garage-Fulton County office building. The plan could also include a “heritage center” or “visitor’s center,” possibly as part of the building. The project, which currently has an $8.3 million estimated price tag, would replace ODOT’s current outdated facility on Shoop Avenue […]

Western Dist. Court News

(Note: In the listing of traffic offenses, the first number is actual speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, costs.) Anthony L. Parsons, Archbold, failed to yield right-of-way, S. Defi- ance St., $102, $88. Angela L. Wilke, rural Archbold, failure to control, US20A, $37, $88. Jason Allen Heller, Wauseon, speeding, 41-25, W. Leggett […]