2015-09-16

Big Loads Pass Through



Oversized loads are no strangers to Archbold, but these giant cylinders are nearly too big. Lisa Bumb, Archbold, took the photos Thursday, Sept. 10, as a pair of trucks hauling the huge white tubes negotiated the intersection of North Defiance and Stryker streets. The trucks and their gargantuan loads were escorted by several pilot cars, which run ahead and behind […]

Public Meetings



School Board Archbold Area School Board, Monday, Sept. 21, 5 p.m., Archbold High School, 600 Lafayette St. Trustees Clinton Township Trustees, Thursday, Sept. 17, 1 p.m., 5736 Co. Rd. 15-1, Wauseon.

Birds Beat Stryker In BBC Volleyball Match



Pettisville raised its record to 3-3, 1-0 in the Buckeye Border Conference with a 25- 12, 25-17, 25-19 victory over Stryker, Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Bird Cage. Serving: Jess Youse 20-20, 1 ace; Stephanie Hubby 10-10, 2 aces; Morgan Leppelmeier 9-10, 1 ace; Kate Kauffman 11-12. Team: 62-65, 5 aces. Digs: Hubby 15, Leppelmeier 10. Team: 50. Setting: Carly […]

2015-09-16 E-Edition

Fair Attendance Down 5,555



The Fulton County Fair Board announced that attendance at the 2015 Fulton County Fair was 285,794, down from the two preceding years. In 2013, the seven-day attendance figure announced by the fair board was 298,346, the highest recorded. In 2014, attendance was announced as 291,349. The figure for 2015 is 5,555, or about 1.9%, less than 2014, and 12,552, or […]

Woman Files Police Report



Tessa Allard, 40, Archbold Villas, told Archbold police she had been receiving unwanted text messages on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Allard told the officer the sender had been asked not to communicate with her. Some messages had insinuated violence. Police contacted the suspect in the case, but the suspect hung up on officers. Allard told the police she would block the […]

PHS Girls 19th At Tiffin Carnival



The Pettisville girls cross country team finished 19th out of 45 teams in the Division III girls varsity race at the Tiffin Carnival, Saturday, Sept. 12. The Blackbird boys team finished 36th out of 44 teams in the Division III-A boys race. Girls Div. III Varsity Minster won with a team score of 58 points. St. Thomas Aquinas was second, […]

Two Write-In Candidates File For School Board



Two Archbold men have filed the necessary papers to be write-in candidates in the Nov. 3 general election for seats on the Archbold Area School Board. After the Wednesday, Aug. 5 deadline for candidates to file nominating petitions for the fall election passed, only John Downey, an incumbent member of the board, had filed petitions for reelection. Bob Aschliman, incumbent […]

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.) Terry L. Fruth, rural Wauseon, failed to maintain assured clear distance ahead, St. Rt. 66, $102, $88. Anna M. Brown, rural Wauseon, speeding, 68-55, Co. Rd. 13, $37, $88. Makenzie Marie Whitson, Delta, […]

Stepping Up For School Board



Public service often gets a bad rap. Men and women who choose to hold public office are often ignored, criticized, disparaged, panned, condemned, lambasted, and boycotted for their decisions as public servants. It’s a shame, but that’s often the case. No matter what decisions they make, some people will like the decisions, and some won’t. And yet, public service is […]