2015-12-09

Future Firefighter?



Macoy Miller, 4 1/2 months, wears a toy firefighter helmet while being held by his mother, Amy, Ridgeville Corners. The hats were handed out during Santa’s visit to the Ridgeville Fire Department, Saturday, Dec. 5.– photo by David Pugh

Man Cited For Bus Violation



Joshua M. Day, 24, Bryan, was issued a citation for passing a stopped school bus with its lights flashing about 7:45 am, Friday, Nov. 20. Joann Cousino, rural Archbold, the Archbold bus driver, reported her vehicle was traveling westbound and was stopped in the westbound lanes of West Barre Road. Cousino reported the vehicle flashing lights were on, and the […]

AHS Boys Soccer Squad Academic All-Ohio



The AHS boys soccer team was named Academic All-Ohio by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association. A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 is required to earn Academic All-Ohio status. The AHS squad GPA was 3.14. Front row, from left: Lucas Ingram, Gerson Calderon, Kegan Ott. Middle row: Trevan Kindinger, Kaiden Bedsole, Michael Weigand, Jereme Rupp. Back row: Jared Kidder, Luke […]

Co. Rd. 22 Waterline Project On Fast Track



The village of Archbold and Fulton County are teaming to construct a waterline along Co. Rd. 22 to St. Rt. 2 on a fast-track basis. The project was discussed at the Monday, Dec. 7, village council meeting. The waterline is considered an emergency project because of problems with a waterline that runs along St. Rt. 66 from Lutz Road to […]

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.) Nicholas Joseph Spangler, rural Delta, failure to control, Shoop Ave., Wauseon, $37, $88. Alexis Michael Dunson, rural West Unity, failure to control, Co. Rd. 21, $102, $88. Tyler Borck, rural Wauseon, speeding, 67-55, […]

Blackbird Boys Bomb Edon In Season Opener



Pettisville opened the 2015-16 campaign with a 69-29 Buckeye Border Conference road win over Edon, Thursday, Dec. 3. The Blackbirds had to wait an extra few days to start the season after the Nov. 28 contest against Delta was postponed due to the Panthers’ run in the football playoffs. Pettisville jumped out to a 21-2 first-period lead and never let […]

R.O.C.K.S. Rockets



Archbold Middle School R.O.C.K.S. program students launched their rockets, Monday, Dec. 7. Top: Michele Bagrowski, R.O.C.K.S. program director, readies Timmy Barnhart’s rocket. Bottom left: Bagrowski and student Tamiya Rose launch Rose’s rocket. Bottom right: A rocket deploys its parachute in flight.– photos by David Pugh

Missing Adult Found Okay



An Archbold woman, reported missing, has been located safe and sound, an Archbold police report states. Police were notified at 4:33 pm, Monday, Nov. 23, that the woman was missing. A check on her residence and an attempt to call her proved fruitless. APD contacted law enforcement agencies in and around the Lima area, and the missing woman’s information was […]

Archbold Park Board Talks Tackle Football



The Archbold Park Board discussed, but took no action on, the possibility of offering a tackle football program for those as young as fifth and sixth grades at its Wednesday, Dec. 2 meeting. Jennfier Kidder, Archbold Parks & Recreation director, said she was not saying she was in favor of such a program, but would be willing to listen to […]

County Unemployment Under 4% In October



The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services estimated unemployment in Fulton County was 3.9% in October, the second time in 2015 it dipped under 4%. The rate dropped to 3.9% in August, then crept back up to 4.1% in September before falling again in October. Unemployment in Fulton County has been under 5% since April. Records maintained by the […]


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