Fulton County Corn 50% to 75% Planted

The soil warmed up, the weather cooperated, and Fulton County farmers got 50% to 75% of their corn for the 2014 crop planted last week. Eric Richer, Fulton County agricultural extension agent, said some farmers may have dabbled in planting a little bit earlier, but planting got started in earnest Tuesday, May 6. Richer said he was out scouting fields […]

Mealer Speaks At Rotary

Brock Mealer, third from right, spoke to AHS seniors during Archbold Rotary Club Senior Day, Friday, May 9. From left: Tyson Rufenacht, McKayla Ripke, Camden Short, and Maynard Sauder, Archbold Rotarian.– courtesy photo

PHS Advances To Sectional Final

After splitting the regularseason series 1-1, Pettisville (5-12) defeated Hilltop 11-2 in a sectional semifinal, Saturday, May 10, to advance to tonight’s Division IV sectional final at Tinora (14-4). The Birds scored seven runs in the top of the first inning to propel them to the victory. Hilltop (5-16) answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning, but […]

Local Officials Discuss New Precautions For Crude Oil Trains

Oil Tank Cars May Pass Through Village

A Norfolk Southern spokesman would not confirm that trains carrying highly flammable Bakken Crude Oil travel through Archbold. But Dave Pidgeon, a spokesman for Norfolk Southern, said such trains could travel through the village. “We typically don’t comment about the specific routing of our trains” for security reasons, he said. Trains carrying crude oil are in the news because of […]


HOPE Helping Other Parents Experiencing Grief group, Monday, May 19, 7:30 p.m., meeting room, Fulton County Health Center, S. Shoop Ave., Wauseon. Mental Health Mental health support group, Thursday, May 15, 7 p.m., Four County ADAMhs Board office, T-761 St. Rt. 66, south of Archbold. Ability Center Ability Center of Defiance Advisory Board, Tuesday, May 20, 4:30 p.m., Ability Center […]

PHS Boys Win Quad Meet, Girls Third

The Pettisville boys track team won a quad meet with Edon, Stryker, and North Central, Tuesday, May 6. The girls team placed third. Boys Pettisville 95, Edon 94.5, North Central 50.5, Stryker 12 Discus: 2. Kregg York, 114 feet, 1 inches; 3. Josiah Hoops 113-5. Shot put: 1. Ordway (E) 42-4; 5. Hoops 33-4. Long jump: 1. Peeples (E) 18-2; […]

Archbold Police Log

May 2 1:04 pm: Arguments at Ruihley Park Scout Cabin, all okay. 2:36 pm: Assist fire-rescue, 700 block S. Defiance St. 3:30 pm: Verbal warning, failure to obey traffic control device, 700 block S. Defiance St. 5:18 pm: Citation to Brooks Meyer, 33, Stryker, expired registration, 1300 block S. Buehrer St. May 3 12:27 am: Suspicious person. 2:06 am: Citation […]


Fulton Co. Health Center May 1: Ann & Donald Baker, Delta, girl. May 2: Victoria & Gale Dickey, Archbold, boy; Valerie & Nicholas Rice, Archbold, boy. May 4: Jessica & Andrew Reynolds, Napoleon, boy; Kiley Schaffner, Archbold, girl. May 5: Sarah & Brandon Wagner, Archbold, girl. May 6: Darline Kindall, Bryan, girl.

Junior High Sports Digest

Pettisville Track Buckeye Border Conference Championships, Thursday, May 8 Girls Pettisville 169, Edon 70, North Central 60, Stryker 55, Hilltop 43, Fayette 32 (6th straight year Pettisville has won the BBC) Discus: 1. Katie Hauter 71-2; Mauricea Crouch 63-3. Shot put: 1. Hauter 30-5 3/4; 6. Crouch 24-9. Long jump: 2. Elizabeth Beck 13- 8 3/4. High jump: 2. Sami […]

Man Sentenced

A Napoleon man was sentenced in Fulton County Common Pleas Court, Monday, May 5: •Juan Rocha, 25; pled guilty to two counts, trafficking in cocaine; on Jan. 18 and 22, sold cocaine at a Wauseon convenience store; sentenced to 18 months in prison, driver license suspended for six months.

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