North Pointe Streets To Be Detoured For Trick-Or-Treat

Jim Wyse, Archbold mayor, said streets in the North Pointe and Manor Park subdivisions will have traffic patterns altered during trick-or-treat hours, Thursday, Oct. 30. Speaking at the Monday, Oct. 6, village council meeting, Wyse said he is working with Martin Schmidt, police chief, to determine which streets will be closed, and which streets will be open for one-way traffic […]

Police Chief Search Down To Five

Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, said five candidates have been selected for interviews in the search for a new Archbold police chief. Martin Schmidt, current chief, announced his retirement after 35 years with APD. His last day is Friday, Nov. 28. Howell said village officials hope to have someone in the position by then. There were 20 applicants for the […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004 Chuck Rychener was honored posthumously as Archbold Citizen of the Year. He is the 42nd person to receive the honor. The Fulton County Health Department has announced new guidelines for this year’s influenza vaccine program. Cindy Rose, director of nursing, said the vaccine will be available only to persons of high risk. Jaren […]

Crime Stopper Okays Reward

Fulton County Crime Stopper announced Monday, Sept. 15, a reward of $250 had been paid to a Delta couple. The two provided a description of a suspicious vehicle and driver that lead to the conviction of Seth Bowser, 31, Delta, for attempted burglary. Bowser attempted to break into a home on Co. Rd. 5-2, Delta, on March 22. He was […]

Pumpkin Viewing

Kelsey Bennett, 8, and Tara Crossgrove, 7, Pettisville second graders, look over some of the many decorated pumpkins on display during the Pettisville Pumpkin Fest, Friday night, Oct. 3. Pettisville students turned their pumpkins into everything from cartoon characters to animals. In addition to pumpkins, the festival featured food and games.– photo by David Pugh

Fulton County Court News

Common Pleas Court LVNV Funding, Greenville, S.C., plaintiff vs Gordon Goin, Delta, defendant. Other civil. JP Morgan Chase Bank, Columbus, plaintiff vs Frederick Hall, Jr, Wauseon, defendant. Foreclosure. Lucas Rowland, Toledo, plaintiff vs RMJG Properties, Wauseon, defendant. Other civil. U.S. Bank National Association, Owensboro, Ky., plaintiff vs Mark Miller, Archbold, defendant. Foreclosure. Capital One Bank, Columbus, plaintiff vs Betty Whetro, […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson, worship leader; worship team, offertory. Holy Communion worship led by Jerry Lugbill. Message, “Exodus 18: Delegation-The Life of Discernment,” Jesse Kahler. Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Chris Keiser, prelude; Pat King, worship leader; Randy Stuckey, chorister; Karen Wyse, offertory; communion music, Karen Wyse, Kelly Schmucker, Jenny Stuckey, Randy Stuckey. Message, “The New Covenant,” Steve Heatwole. Zion Mennonite […]

Spike That Ball

Pettisville’s Amber Klopfenstein (7) spikes the ball over the outstretched arms of an Archbold blocker in the Streak Spike- Tacular, Saturday, Sept. 27.– photo by Mary Huber


Little ghosts and goblins will be busy on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 30, as all three communities will hold trick-or-treat hours that evening: Archbold: 6-7:30 pm. Pettisville: 6-7:30 pm. Ridgeville: 6:30-7:30 pm. Traditionally, homeowners welcoming little visitors on Halloween night leave their porch lights on.

Police Investigate Incident Near School

Police are looking into an incident involving a construction worker and juvenile on Stryker Street between 3-3:30 pm, Thursday, Oct. 2. A woman told police while the child was walking home from school that day, a construction worker on the Stryker Street waterline project “made some concerning comments.” The police report did not specify the nature of the comments. The […]