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. […]

Local Crash Reports

Several automobile crashes in the Archbold area were reported to the Fulton County Sheriff Department recently. Winter road conditions were a factor in two. •Thursday, Feb. 18, 6:49 pm: A pickup, driven by Kyle D. Link, 32, rural Fayette, was traveling west on Co. Rd. L and collided with a deer about a half-mile east of Co. Rd. 23. Link […]

Another Round Of Report Cards

Test scores. Cut scores. Gap Closing. Value Added. Standard Deviation. These are some of the terms used in the latest round of school report cards from the Ohio Department of Education. The goal of the report cards is to give parents an easy, simple, A-F scoring system for comparing schools and school districts. For years, Archbold and Pettisville have produced […]

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