County Commissioners Expected To Appropriate $12.5 Million For 2015

Fulton County commissioners were expected to pass a measure setting general fund appropriations for 2015 at $12.5 million at their meeting yesterday, Tuesday. In a press release, county officials said the increase reflects “a slight increase.” The county is expected to end 2014 having spent $12 million from the county general fund. Total revenue, or cash flowing into the general […]

Eight Charges Pending Against McLeod

Eight charges were pending against Donald Lee McLeod, 49, Archbold, as of Friday, Dec. 19. McLeod is accused of stealing donation cans from the counters of various businesses, including in Archbold. Keith Torbert, Wauseon police chief, confirmed that his department has filed six counts of theft against McLeod for six separate thefts in that city. Many of the cans were […]

Northwest State News Disturbing

Citizens of Northwest Ohio look again toward Northwest State Community College with disappointment, as labor negotiations take a distasteful turn. The NSCC Educational Association Professional Employees, essentially the union for teachers at NSCC, have taken, and approved, a strike authorization vote. Note: They haven’t actually decided to strike, and they haven’t officially told the NSCC board they might strike. The […]

FFA News

Five Pettisville FFA members spent Friday, Nov. 21, in Wauseon collecting toy and money donations for the Fulton County Toys for Cheer drive, along with other Fulton County FFA members. While many students stood along the road holding signs trying to encourage people to stop and help with this event, others served pulled pork sandwich meals to those who stopped […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

United Methodist Sunday: Matt Slawinski, sound/video; Susie Slawinski, pianist; Cindy Rose, liturgist; Applause bell choir, “Christmas Joy,” and “The Friendly Beasts.” Message, “Elf More, Grinch Less,” David David. St. James Lutheran Sunday: Fourth Sunday in Advent service led by James Strawn. Andrew Francis, acolyte; Hannah Carothers, organist. After church, the vocal and handbell choirs practiced. St. Peter Catholic Sunday: Masses […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004 County commissioners approved a $10.7 million budget. Every department saw a reduction in funds from 2004. Tatum Julia Alexis Beck, Archbold Buckeye First Baby of 2004, loves playing games with her 29-monthold brother. She will automatically give up her reign to a newborn first baby of the year when one is born to […]

Read To Me!

Archbold second graders visited with residents and volunteers at Fairlawn Haven, Thursday, Dec. 18. Above: Kaitlin Wood reads a Christmas story to Mryl Short, a Fairlawn resident. Bottom: Janice Short, a Fairlawn volunteer, has a story read to her by Edward Yoder and Jay Riley, from left.– photos by David Pugh

Cross Over Bethlehem

The cross, symbol of Christianity, appears to hover over the manger scene in a display at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Archbold. There are many similar scenes of the Nativity depicting the birth of Jesus Christ in the community and area this holy season.– photo by David Pugh

Going For The Three

Kierstyn Repp attempts a three-point shot in the finals of the Defiance Holiday Classic, Tuesday, Dec. 16. Repp scored 13 points against Tinora in the semifinals and nine points against Ayersville in the finals. The Pilots won their first-ever tournament title, defeating the Blue Streaks 42-35.– photo by Mary Huber

Uplifted Voices

Singing to Fairlawn residents are, above, Koalten Manz; below, Kaylee Rodriguez, left, and Jessica Sparks.– photos by David Pugh

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