Enjoying The Pool

Alex Schultz, 8, Wauseon, Amya Coulon, 10, and Chaney Brodbeck, 10, Archbold, from left, were enjoying the ABC 4 Maddy Splash Party Sunday, July 12.– photo by David Pugh

Fulton County Court News

Common Pleas Court Paul Soltis, Wauseon, plaintiff vs Jessica Soltis, Wauseon, defendant. Divorce. Nicole Stough, Fayette and Adam Stough, Fayette, petitioners. Dissolution. Michael Costin, Wauseon and Tiffany Costin, Fayette, petitioners. Dissolution. George Hibbs, Toledo, plaintiff vs Ruth Hibbs, Delta, defendant. Divorce. Huntington National Bank, Columbus, plaintiff vs Daniel Baker, Fayette, defendant. Foreclosure. Shawna Wyse, Bryan, plaintiff vs Brian Banister, Wauseon, […]

“Mary Poppins” Flies In And Out Of Town

The Archbold Community Theatre production of “Mary Poppins” has flown in and out of town, and was another top-notch production. The tale of the magical English nanny who blows in with one strong breeze and is gone with the next is as much for adults as it is for children. Not only does Mary tame two incorrigible but basically good […]

Rex Granted Five-Year Contract As Head Of Archbold Schools

Aaron Rex, superintendent of the Archbold Area School District, has been granted a five-year contract to continue in the post. Archbold School Board approved the new contract at its Monday, July 13 meeting. The new contract is in effect from Aug. 1, 2016, to July 31, 2021. “My salary for the 2015-16 school year will be $103,030,” Rex said. “I […]

Archbold Fire Log

July 3 10:45 am: 7453 Co. Rd. 19, structure fire, garage and shop, property owner: Dealton Boyers; damage, $100,000 buildings, $75,000 contents. July 4 6:27 pm: 9456 Co. Rd. 16, structure fire, mutual aid for Wauseon Fire Department. July 5 1:19 am: 9456 Co. Rd. 16, structure fire, mutual aid for Wauseon Fire Department. July 7 8:20 pm: ConAgra, fire […]

Pool Event A Fundraiser

Autumn Benecke, 7, Ridgeville Corners, left, and Liam Row, 13, Archbold, went down the water slide at the Archbold swimming pool during the ABC 4 Maddy Splash Party, Sunday, July 12. The event raised about $1,100 for the ABC 4 Maddy Foundation, which supports childhood cancer research and groups that benefit children such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation.– photos by David […]

Biederstedt Resigns From Archbold Schools

The Archbold School Board accepted the resignation of Jodi Biederstedt, a second grade teacher, during its Monday, July 13 meeting. Aaron Rex, superintendent, said Biederstedt accepted a position with another school district. Her resignation was effective at the end of the 2014-2015 contracted school year. Replacing her is Amy Johns. The board approved a one-year contract for Johns for 2015-16. […]


In an article concerning a June 25 automobile accident that appeared in the July 8 issue of this newspaper, the name of the driver was misspelled. The correct information is Adam J. Stough, 29, Fayette. His vehicle collided with a deer about 4:41 that day on Co. Rd. 24, about two-tenths of a mile north of Co. Rd. B-C.


Mental Health Mental health support group, Thursday, July 16, 7 p.m., Four County ADAMhs Board office, T-761 St. Rt. 66, south of Archbold. OPERS Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, Tuesday, July 21, 1:30 p.m., Fulton County Senior Center, 240 Clinton St., Wauseon. Parkinson Support Defiance Area Parkinson’s support group, Tuesday, July 21, 2 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 1945 E. Second […]

Initiative Petition Seeks Charter Government For Fulton County

An initiative petition aimed at stopping or rerouting the Nexus natural gas pipeline in the Swanton area is making its way through the necessary steps before being placed on the fall ballot. The petition calls for Fulton County to switch to a charter form of government. It makes few changes to the current county governmental system, but institutes provisions that […]