2015-02-18

Archbold School Bus Falls Victim To Cold



An Archbold school bus fell victim to cold weather, Friday afternoon, Feb. 6. Aaron Rex, superintendent, said bus No. 9 had a frozen airline in the braking system. The driver stopped the vehicle about 3:29 pm near the village hall at the intersection of North Defiance and Holland streets. Rex said he and Josh Rufenacht, a bus mechanic, took a […]

Western Dist. Court News



(Note: In the listing of traffic offenses, the first number is actual speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, costs.) Kelly Lynn Burger, rural Swanton, seat belt, US20A, $20, $51. Constance Jo Nofziger, failed to maintain an assured clear distance ahead, S. Shoop Ave., Wauseon, $102, $88. Hunter Michael Vanderveer, rural Wauseon, speeding, […]

Fricke Hits 1000th Career Point, Birds Clinch BBC Title



Dana Fricke, a senior, crossed the 1,000-point career milestone, Thursday, Feb. 12, scoring 11 points in Pettisville’s 44-36 Buckeye Border Conference win at Stryker. The Birds also won the BBC girls basketball crown for the second straight year with the victory. Ranked ninth in Division IV by the Associated Press, Pettisville stands 19-1, 9-0 BBC after a non-league win over […]

Village Income Tax Up More Than 25%



Archbold municipal income tax collection showed 2015 started off with a roar. Village council learned during its Monday, Feb. 16 meeting, the January collection was up by $51,951.20, 25.3%, over January 2014. The 1.5% tax on income and corporate profits raised $256,970.58. In January 2014, the collection was $205,019.38. Jim Wyse, mayor, pointed out January 2014 collections was an anomaly […]

Archbold Man Indicted On Alleged Sex Crime



Aaron A. Bowers, 22, Archbold, has been indicted by the Fulton County Grand Jury on sex-related charges. The grand jury met Monday, Feb. 9, and handed down an indictment charging Bowers with three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said in a press release, “on or about the month of August 2014 […]

Birds Share BBC Lead After Beating Panthers



Pettisville lost its first Buckeye Border Conference boys basketball matchup with Stryker 52-43 on Jan. 8. But the Birds turned the tables and beat the Panthers (11-7) in their second battle this season, 47-42, Friday, Feb. 13, in the Bird Cage. Pettisville and Stryker share the BBC lead with 6-2 records. Fayette is one game behind, at 5-2. The Birds […]

4-H News



The Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H Club will have its first meeting, Monday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., at the Pettisville Park Pavilion. The Countryside Clovers 4-H Club will have its first meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m., at St. James Lutheran Church, Burlington/Elmira. Members will go over requirements to successfully complete the year to be able to show at the fair.

Delta Man Sentenced



A Delta man was sentenced Friday, Feb. 6, in Fulton County Common Pleas Court in connection with a crime involving a golf cart: •Jason D. Tressler, 22; indicted Sept. 24, 2014, on one count, theft; two counts, vandalism; three counts each, criminal damaging and unauthorized use of motor vehicle; pled guilty to a single count, vandalism. On July 11, 2014, […]

PHS Freshman Boys Raise Record To 15-2



The Pettisville freshman boys basketball team is 15- 2, 6-0 in the Buckeye Border Conference after four recent wins. The Birds defeated Liberty Center 43-6, Saturday, Jan. 31. Dylan King led Pettisville, with 12 points. Pettisville beat Bryan 42- 34, Tuesday, Feb. 3. King led a trio of Birds in double figures, with 14 points. Noah Rocha and Justin Rupp […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit



Lockport Mennonite Sunday: Kathy King, worship leader; Young Adult Praise Band, music. Message, “Our Contributions to the Body of Christ,” Steve Heatwole. Zion Mennonite Sunday: Bonnie Stuckey, Bill & Kathy Beck, Mary Gisel, prelude, interlude, offering; Joyce Yoder, song leader; Jan Nofziger, worship leader; Gerald & Karen Short, Tom & Ruth Short, Kenny Rufenacht, ushers; Tom & Bonnie Stuckey, Duane […]


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