April Unemployment 5.7%, Lowest In Over Five Years

The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services announced the estimated Fulton County unemployment rate for April was 5.7%, the lowest in more than five years. This newspaper began keeping track of unemployment rates in January 2009, soon after the start of what was called the Great Recession. During that timeframe, unemployment peaked in January 2010, when Fulton County unemployment […]

Dog Bites Girl

A dog bite incident that occurred about 8:15 pm, Tuesday, June 3, has been referred to the Fulton County dog warden. The officer conducting the initial investigation noted in his report that a 14-year-old girl walked onto the property of a dog owner in the 100 block of Vine Street to pet the dog, described as a white husky. The […]

Roth, Lehman Participate In Study-Service Terms

Jacob Roth, Pettisville, and Clayton Lehman, Archbold, are participating in Goshen (Ind.) College Study- Service Terms during the summer semester. Roth, PHS ‘13 and son of Stan and Susan, is a freshman molecular biology/biochemistry major at Goshen College. He will spend 13 weeks studying, serving and living with host families in Nicaragua. Lehman, AHS ‘12 and son of Eric and […]

AHS Band Awards

AHS band students received awards during the annual Spring Pops Concert last month. From left: Cody Beldon, winner of the John Phillip Sousa award; Pamela Steider, Praetorius Musicum award; and Riley Krueger, Louis Armstrong Jazz Award. Not pictured: Shayla Hayes, winner of the director’s dedication award.– photo by David Pugh

Traffic Stop Results In Drug Case

Archbold police are investigating a case in which a traffic stop led to the recovery of drugs and drug-related items. Officers are releasing little information. An officer made a traffic stop for an equipment violation about 11:49 pm, Wednesday, May 28. He wrote in his report, “Multiple criminal and traffic violations were observed.” Police report recovering about one gram of […]

Farmers Market Open

John Jemmott, a vendor at the Archbold Farmers Market, talks with customer Elaine Van Sickle, rural Pettisville, Thursday, June 5. It was the first day for the market, which will be held Thursdays throughout the summer. The 100 block of East Holland Street is closed on Thursday afternoons for the market.– photo by David Pugh

Card & Board Ribbon Cut Friday

Local officials were on hand Friday, May 6, to help Nick Rausch, center, cut the ribbon for his new business, Card & Board, located on Depot Street. With Rausch is Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, and Julie Brink, director of the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce.– photo by David Pugh

Waldo Lee Aeschliman

Waldo Lee Aeschliman, 79 years old, of Archbold, passed away peacefully June 1, 2014, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Pettisville, Sunday afternoon. He was born April 29, 1935, near Pettisville, to Benjamin and Mary Aeschliman. Waldo was a lifelong resident of the Pettisville community, living on the farm where […]

Senior Citizen Menu

Week of June 16-20 MONDAY: breaded pork chops, o’brien potatoes, capri blend vegetables, applesauce. TUESDAY: broccoli cheddar soup, roast beef sandwich, pea salad, fresh melon. WEDNESDAY: steamed franks or chicken breast, baked beans, steamed spinach, cranberry juice, pudding. THURSDAY: ham loaf or meat loaf, au gratin potatoes, green & wax beans, pineapple chunks. FRIDAY: baked fish, macaroni & cheese, stewed […]

Earns Degree

Linda Short, Archbold, graduated Saturday, May 24, with a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in pastoral care and counseling from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind. Short is pursuing a pastoral ministry assignment. She and her husband, LaVon, have three sons, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She attends Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.

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