Scenes From Friendship Days

There was plenty of activity during Pettisville Friendship Days, June 27-29. Left: Kylen Hile enjoys a sno-cone. Temperatures reached into the 90s over the weekend. Right: A police dog demonstration, presented by the Fulton County Sheriff Department, was a Saturday highlight. Friendship Days, held every other year, is a fundraiser for the Pettisville Community Park. The park does not receive […]

Arrest Fayette Man For Protection Order Violation

Archbold police arrested 33-year-old Joshua Liechty, Fayette, following an incident that occurred Monday, June 23, a police report states. Police were called to the home of Melissa A. Grime, 38, 500 South Street, about 10:05 pm on a report of an unwanted person. The officer who filed the report stated, “Upon my arrival, I spoke to the victim (Grime), who […]

Senior Citizen Menu

Week of July 7-11 MONDAY: fish sandwich, hash brown casserole, steamed broccoli, dark sweet cherries, yogurt. TUESDAY: chicken alfredo pasta, green beans, tossed salad, baked apples. WEDNESDAY: swiss steak, mashed potatoes, summer squash, pineapple chunks. THURSDAY: corn chowder, turkey sandwich, cucumber salad, sunshine salad. FRIDAY: baked chicken, bread dressing, mixed vegetables, fresh grapes, cranberry juice.

Car Crashes, Then Gets Hit By Train

A car driven by a Swanton man crashed at the Co. Rd. D slant crossing, then was struck by a train, a report from the Fulton County Sheriff Department states. The first crash occurred at 5 am, Thursday, June 19, when Stephen Wolfe, 48, Swanton, was driving his car west on Co. Rd. D. As he approached the curves at […]


Grief Griefshare recovery seminar/ support group, Fridays, 9:30 a.m., Archbold Community Library, 205 Stryker St., Archbold. Cancer Support Living With Cancer support group, Thursday, July 3&17, 7 p.m., Bryan Community Center, Buffalo Rd. Nursing Mom’s Group Nursing Mom’s Group, Thursday, July 3, 10 a.m., Crossroads Church, 845 E. Leggett St., Wauseon. Senior Center Fulton County Senior Center, Archbold site, Ruihley […]

Woman Reports Menacing Incident

Brittney N. Finney, 24, West Unity, filed a report with police after she alleged she was threatened by a person in the Marco’s Pizza parking lot about 4:20 pm, Thursday, June 26. Finney said when she arrived at the pizza carryout, the suspect approached her and began questioning her about the whereabouts of her boyfriend. She told officers the suspect […]

July 4, 1776 Our Nation Is Born

Friday is the fourth day of July, a truly special day for America and Americans. The Fourth of July is Independence Day, the official birthday of our nation. It is the day, 238 years ago in 1776, that the second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, arguably one of the most important documents in the history of the world. […]

Area Man Charged With Assaulting Store Employee

Mark Hopper, 50, Defi- ance, has been charged with assault after he allegedly had an altercation with Rickie Dohm, 47, rural Swanton, an employee of Black Swamp Equipment Sales and Rentals. The police report states officers were called to the business about 3:20 pm, Thursday, June 19, after Dohm and Hopper had a dispute about an order placed with the […]

Think About Safety At All Times

Propane gas tanks. Since the development of the gas grill, those squat little metal bottles have become practically ubiquitous. Every home with a gas grill has at least one. We think they are great, until we discover the tank is empty. Then we trudge it to the store to be refilled or exchanged for another. The potential of mishandled propane […]

Grand Jury Returns Nine Indictments

The Fulton County Grand Jury handed down indictments against eight men and one woman Monday, June 23. The indictment against, Fred L. Allen, 61, Wauseon, is detailed elsewhere in this newspaper. •Sean D. Munger, 29, Englewood, Colo.; indicted on two counts, nonsupport of dependents; on or about April 21, 2013, to May 30, 2014, allegedly failed to pay child support […]

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