Parkinson Support Defiance Area Parkinson’s support group, Tuesday, March 15, 2 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 1945 E. Second St., Defiance. Ability Center Ability Center of Defiance Advisory Board, Tuesday, March 15, 4:30 p.m., Ability Center of Defiance, 1935 E. Second St., Suite C, Defiance. OPERS Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, Tuesday, March 15, 1:30 p.m., Fulton County Senior Center, 240 […]

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.) Viterbo Chapa, Wauseon, disobeyed stop sign, Oak St. at Glenwood Ave., Wauseon, $102, $88. Abbey Lynne Johnston, Napoleon, expired license plates, N. Shoop Ave., Wauseon, $37, $88. Siera R. Reichle, Sylvania, speeding, 73-55, […]


Damian Short, AHS ‘15 and son of Matt Short, Archbold, and Violet Booher, Defiance, competed in the 125-pound weight class at the 2016 National Junior College Athletic Association National Wrestling Championship, Friday, Feb. 26, at Council Bluffs, Iowa. Short received a bye in the first round, and then lost to Brian Mass of Iowa Lakes Community College. Dropping down to […]


Fulton Co. Health Center Feb. 28: Brittanie Souder, Wauseon, girl. March 1: Kaitlin & John Grine, West Unity, boy. March 2: Tammy Blair, Fayette, boy.

Public Meetings

Trustees German Township Trustees, Monday, March 14, 7 p.m., township building, 305 W. Mechanic St., Archbold. Franklin Township Trustees, Monday, March 14, 7:30 p.m., Franklin Township Building, Zone. School Board Pettisville School Board, Monday, March 14, 7 p.m., library, Pettisville School, 232 Summit St. Library Board Archbold Community Library Board and Audit Committee, Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m., ACL, Stryker […]


Luke Fisher, AHS ‘15, and a freshman on the Bethel (Ind.) College men’s basketball team, has been voted to the Crossroads League All-Newcomer Team. A son of Vern and Rosemary, Fisher fought his way into Bethel’s starting lineup early in the season after a breakout performance in a win against CL rival Grace College with 19 points, seven assists, and […]

Earn Degrees

Megan Martz, Archbold, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in educational studies during commencement exercises, Saturday, Feb. 6, at Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, Utah. Katie Harmon, Fayette, received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

Man Sentenced

A Lyons man was sentenced Monday, Feb. 29, in Fulton County Common Pleas Court: •Zachary Tipton, 36; indicted Dec. 21, 2015, on two counts, theft; five counts, forgery; one count, misuse of credit cards. On or about Sept. 18-Nov. 16, 2015, he stole checks; on Sept. 18, 2015, he forged a signature on a check; on or about Aug. 18-Nov. […]

Be Sure To Vote On Tuesday

If you are registered to vote, you should go to the polls Tuesday, March 15, for the primary election. It’s you, the individual voter, going to the polls and casting a ballot that helps make the nation great. It’s a presidential election year, and there are also contested races among members of the two major political parties in Fulton and […]


Clara Beck, PHS 14 and daughter of Duane and Deana, and Adrienne Schmucker, PHS ‘12 and daughter of Doug and Mara Belle, is participating in the Goshen (Ind.) College Theater Department performance of “Julius Caesar.” Theater students have transformed the Umble Center into a “theater in the round,” meaning that the audience is seated on all sides of the stage. […]