Little ghosts and goblins will be busy on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31, 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.

Engineer Reports On Street Projects

Crews working on the East Mechanic Street reconstruction project are spending this week restoring grass areas disturbed by construction. Bob Seaman, Archbold village engineer, said workers are getting topsoil in place and planting grass seed. If they are unable to complete seeding by Thursday, Oct. 15, they will have to return in the spring, he said. Once finished with seeding, […]

Kohler Goes The Extra Mile

Archbold Father, Two Daughters Make Running A True Family Affair

For people who took part in the annual Archbold 5K Run For The Lights, Saturday, Sept. 19, conditions were unfavorable. Windy, cold and rainy weather made for a less-than enjoyable event for many of the 43 runners and walkers. After the race, most of the competitors headed for shelter from the elements and re-hydrated themselves. For Ben Kohler, Archbold, his race […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Oct. 2: Sarah & Damascus Depalma, Wauseon, girl; Amber & Kyle Bostelman, Napoleon, girl. Oct. 3: Brittany Coffelt, Napoleon, girl. Oct. 5: Katie & Skyler Douglas, Delta, boy. Oct. 6: Kristin Wymer, Wauseon, boy. Oct. 7: Amber & Mitchell Houts, Grand Rapids, girl.

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.) William A. Moore, Payne, failed to use turn signal, Linfoot St. at N. Shoop Ave., Wauseon, $102, $88. Keri N. Aeschliman, rural Wauseon, seat belt, St. Rt. 108, $30, $51. Lori A. Graber, […]

Future Firefighter?

Andy Brodbeck, Archbold Fire Department chief, places his firefighter’s helmet on the head of Johnny Miller, an Archbold kindergartner. The kindergarten class visited the fire department, Monday, Oct. 12. Brodbeck talked about fire safety and demonstrated firefighter safety equipment.–photo by David Pugh

Support EMS-Fire Levy

Fulton County has one of the best, if not the best, emergency medical service systems available. County residents have paid for the excellent service by voting three times in 15 years to pay property taxes to keep that service available. Now, county commissioners need to raise the property tax bill that funds the EMS service and additional fire department manpower. […]

Pettisville Schools To Honor Alumni, Former Employees

The accomplishments of distinguished Pettisville Local School district alumni and former district employees will be honored because of a new policy approved by the Pettisville School Board. The board approved the policy during its Monday, Oct. 12 meeting. The honoree will have a plaque or photograph displayed in the school for five years with information about their accomplishments. To be […]

Pettisville Schools Get More Money From State

The Pettisville Local School District will receive an increase of about $300,000 in state funding, school board members were told. In his report to the board at the Monday, Oct. 12 meeting, Steve Switzer, superintendent, said Pettisville will gain an estimated $300,000 in state aid this year over last year. “This is the first real increase in state aid since […]

CCNO Jail Crisis Deserves Explanation

In the 1980s, when government officials from across Northwest Ohio began talking about a five-county regional jail, the naysayers predicted the inmates could cause problems. Jail opponents said the facility would be overcrowded, filled with dangerous, murderous criminals who might break out and wreak havoc in the community. Now the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio is in the midst of […]