2014-06-18

Fricke Denied Early Release From Prison




William “Bill” Fricke’s attempt to gain his freedom from prison has been denied. James Barber, Fulton County Common Pleas Court judge, deniedFricke’s request in a judgment entry filed Monday, June 9. “This is an especially difficult and troublesome case for the Court,” Barber said in his judgment entry, “given the fact that I am personally acquainted with many good individuals […]

Village Scenes



There were things to both see and do at Sauder Village, Saturday, June 14. Above: Megan Nieberg and her daughter Lily, age 3, check out Elsie, the village’s new baby calf, born May 29. She and her mother, Brownie, are Jersey cows. Right: Alexa Soltes, 9, Oregon, grinds grain the way Native Americans did in the Natives & Newcomers area.– […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, June 23, 2004 Council is concerned about residents parking on West Lutz Road, believing it’s a hazard. Council sent a letter to residents asking them not to park on the road. Parking on both sides of West Lutz Road is legal, but council may consider limiting parking to just one side. Total receipts for the Black […]

Second Part Of South Defiance Street Repaving Underway



Traffic on South Defi- ance Street, disrupted this spring by construction, took it on the chin again Monday, when crews began the second part of the job. The first part was pouring a bonded concrete overlay at the intersection of South Defiance Street, West Barre Road, and Lafayette Street. The work began April 21, when the intersection was partially closed. […]

Archbold Police Log



June 6 9:43 am: Drive-off, Circle K. 9:58 am: Found dog, 500 block N. Defiance St., subject located owner, returned dog. 12:02 pm: Parking issue; engineering department needs vehicle moved for construction; advised owner; vehicle moved. 4:05 pm: Found wallet and contents, Burke St. at Pleasant St. 4:53 pm: Unwanted subject, East Gardens, subject left. 6 pm: Drive-off, Archbold Main […]

Letter To The Editor



It is very encouraging to see that some of the citizens of the Pettisville area are assuming their civic responsibility in their concern about the removal of many of the trees on Main Street. Their willingness to speak out and try to negotiate a compromise is commendable. It has been noted that a number of the older trees are hollow […]

Farmers Pay Surcharge After Elevator Case



On Jan. 10, farmers who sell grain in Ohio started paying a half-cent per bushel assessment to rebuild the Ohio Grain Indemnity Fund. The fund paid out about $3.4 million to farmers who had grain on deposit at the Archbold Elevator after its grain-handling license was suspended in April 2011. The license was suspended after a routine inspection of company […]

Fulton County Court News



Common Pleas Court Joseph Kern, Liberty Center and Laura Kern, Delta, petitioners. Dissolution. Michelle Langenderfer, Swanton, plaintiff vs Richard Langenderfer, III, Toledo, defendant. Divorce. Ronald Bailey, Wauseon, plaintiff vs Earlene Bailey, Wauseon, defendant. Divorce. US Bank National Association, Owensboro, Ky., plaintiff vs Thomas Binkowski, Delta, defendant. Foreclosure. Marriage Licenses Jonathon Ferner, 31, Lyons, North Star, and Ashley McGilvery, 24, Lyons, […]

Acme Baseball



The Archbold ACME baseball team is 6-4 after last week’s action. Archbold 11, NC 5 Archbold recorded an 11-5 win at North Central, Monday, June 9. Leading 2-1 after one, Archbold scored twice in the third, three times in the fourth, and four runs in the sixth. North Central scored once in the third and sixth and twice in the […]

Ohio More Compliant Providing Public Records, Audit Says



Reporters from Ohio newspapers and electronic media outlets found the availability of public records in the state have improved over the last decade. When they requested public records from county governments, municipalities, police departments, and school districts, they received those documents 90% of the time. That’s a far cry from 2004, when a similar audit of the availability of public […]


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