R.O.C.K.S. Program Has Big Turnout

The Archbold R.O.C.K.S. program has a big turnout for this school year, said Michele Bagrowski, program coordinator and Archbold School District curriculum director. Speaking to the Archbold school board during its Monday, Oct. 19 meeting, Bagrowski said the program started out with 34 students but now has 43. As a result, she’s feeling a bit overwhelmed. The program, which recently […]

Grand Jury Indicts Three

The Fulton County Grand Jury indicted three people during its Monday, Oct. 19 meeting. Preston A. Klopfenstein, 20, Archbold, was indicted on charges of attempted murder, felonious assault, and aggravated menacing, stemming from a Sept. 23 incident. Details of the charges were published in the Oct. 21 issue of this newspaper. Others indicted: •Benjamin H. Kelley, 29, Wauseon; indicted on […]


NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness Four County, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m., ADAMhs Board office, St. Rt. 66, south of Archbold.


Archbold Defeats Ottawa Hills in Shootout

Archbold and Ottawa Hills were tied at 1 after regulation and double overtime, but the Streaks outscored the Green Bears 3-2 in a shootout to win the Div. III district boys soccer championship, Saturday, Oct. 31, at Ottawa Hills. The Streaks play Fort Jennings in a regional semifinal, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 7 pm, at Ottawa Hills.-Posted 10.31, 7 pm

Order Fireworks For Sesquicentennial Event

The Archbold Fire Department got the go-ahead to order about $25,000 worth of fireworks, enough to put on a 20-to-23- minute show during the Archbold Sesquicentennial Celebration, July 13-17, 2016. The decision was made at a meeting of the sesquicentennial committee, Thursday, Oct. 22. Andy Brodbeck, Archbold fire chief, said the Wauseon Fire Department, which has members licensed to handle […]

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.) John J. Zydel, Toledo, failure to control, St. Rt. 2, dismissed. Wesley Scott Nartker, rural Archbold, speeding, 80-55, US20A, $150, $88. John Dorsey, Archbold, failed to maintain assured clear distance ahead, S. Defiance […]

AHS Class Of 1975 Reunion

The Archbold High School Class of 1975 held its 40th reunion at The Blue, Saturday, Oct. 3. Front row, from left: Ross Nofziger, Linda (Yoder) Szilagye, Becki (Frey) Van Horn, Donna Moraz, Linda (Short) Ross, LuAnn (Wyse) West, Pam (Miller) Bly. Second row: Mike Penrod, Priscilla Stuckey, Sandra (Johnson) Meier, Theresia (Myers) Thornton, Judy (Beck) Gongwer, Ladonna (Beck) Andres, Pat […]


Pettisville Girls Team Finishes Fourth, Advances to State

The Pettisville girls team finished fourth at the Div. III regional cross country meet at Tiffin, Saturday, Oct. 31. The Birds advance to next weekend’s state meet at Hebron. Alexa Leppelmeier finished seventh while teammate Nichole Foor was eighth. Elizabeth Sauder was 18th, Elizabeth Miller was 72nd, and Sarah Herring was 104th. Archbold’s Gwynne Riley was 41st. In the boys […]

Health Department Asks For Levy Replacement

The Fulton County Health Department is asking voters to more than double the revenue it receives from one of two half-mill (.5) property tax levies. The levy, which technically raises money for the county health district, has traditionally been approved for 10-year periods. If approved by voters when they go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 3, it will remain on […]

Unemployment Up To 4.1% During September

The Fulton County estimated unemployment rate for September was 4.1%, the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services announced last week. The figure is up two-tenths (.2) of a percentage point from the August estimate of 3.9%, one of the lowest in recent memory. Even so, 4.1% is the second lowest rate recorded for Fulton County in the last 82 […]

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