2014-05-07

Cockfighting Penalties Lax In Ohio



Ohio is the only state in the Great Lakes region where cockfighting is a misdemeanor offense. Fulton County sheriff deputies charged 52 men with animal fighting/spectator, aider and abettor after deputies discovered an alleged cockfighting operation at a property in the 9000 block of Co. Rd. N in Royalton Township, north of Delta. The charge, contained in the Ohio Revised […]

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.) Edwin L. Merillat, rural Fayette, seat belt, S. Defiance St., $30, $51. Mark L. Raymond, Wauseon, seat belt, St. Rt. 108, $30, $51. Luke J. Merillat, rural Archbold, seat belt, St. Rt. 66, […]

Pettisville Softball Wins Two, Loses Two



The Pettisville softball team is 8-6, 6-2 in the Buckeye Border Conference after winning two and losing two games last week, including one that took two days to finish. PHS 19, LC 13 Pettisville held a 12-9 lead in the top of the eighth inning at Liberty Center, Tuesday, April 29, when the game was suspended due to inclement weather. […]

Great Community Approves Library Levy



Voters in the Archbold Area School District deserve a pat on the back for their decision to continue supporting the Archbold Community Library. In this age of the Internet, it’s easy to just assume that libraries have gone the way of buggy whips and quill pens– obsolete and outdated. But nothing could be farther from the truth. The role of […]

County To Rebuild County Road 21



The Fulton County Engineer Office is planning to rebuild about three miles of Co. Rd. 21, from St. Rt. 2 to Co. Rd. H Haley Dockery, an engineer with the county engineer office, said last week bids for the project, which is estimated to cost $997,000, will be opened May 20. Construction is to start early in June. Completion is […]

Grand Jury Indicts 19 Individuals



The Fulton County Grand Jury returned criminal indictments against 19 people during its Monday, April 21 meeting. Jason A. Gonzales, 27, Archbold, was indicted on charges related to methamphetamine. Details of the charges were included last week in this newspaper. Others indicted were: •Lindsay M. Durbin, 24, Wauseon; indicted on two counts, trafficking in heroin; on or about March 12 […]

PHS Baseball Wins One, Drops Two



Pettisville picked up a 15-2 Buckeye Border Conference baseball win over Hilltop to improve to 3-5 in league play, but dropped two nonleague games last week. The Birds stand 3-11, 3-5 BBC. LC 6, PHS 1 Pettisville traveled to Liberty Center, Tuesday, April 29, for a non-league game. The Tigers (6-9) scored six runs in the third and fourth innings […]

Support Drug Testing For AHS Students



In the next few weeks, the Archbold Area School Board will be asked to support drug testing for students in athletics and extracurricular activities. The cost of such a program certainly requires careful review, but given the figures of $5,000 to $6,000 per year as discussed by Aaron Rex, superintendent, that’s certainly within reach. A survey conducted by school offi […]

Council To Select Contractor For St. Rt. 66 Realignment Study



Archbold village council took another step towards the possible realignment of St. Rt. 66 along the current Co. Rd. 24 during its Monday, May 5 meeting. Council approved authorizing an agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation. Under the agreement, village officials would be in charge of selecting a contractor to conduct a Phase 1 study of the proposed project. […]

Archbold Man Charged In Theft Of Purse



Jeremy L. Litchfield, 25, Archbold, has been charged with theft in connection with a stolen purse. Police were called to a residence in the 100 block of S. Lincoln St. at 5:45 pm, Wednesday, April 30, for a report of a verbal altercation. When an officer arrived, he was told a purse had been stolen, and was given the name […]


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