2016-03-16

Unemployment Spikes In January



Unemployment in the four-county area, and Ohio as a whole, spiked in January. Such spikes are not uncommon. Unemployment figures, based on Ohio Department of Job & Family Services estimates, typically hit highs during January and fall as the year goes on. Over the previous seven years, the trend of high January unemployment in Fulton County has played out six […]

Napoleon Man Sentenced



A Napoleon man was sentenced in Fulton County Common Pleas Court, Monday, March 14: •Harold Holt, Jr., 61; one of 19 indicted in connection with 18-month drug investigation by Northwest Ohio Multi-Area Narcotics Task Force (MAN Unit); indicted Aug. 17, 2015, on two counts each, trafficking in drugs, permitting drug abuse; pled guilty to one count, trafficking in drugs in […]

“Charged” Takes Tournament Championship



Every year for 47 years, when winter slows outdoor activities, Northwest Ohio Bible Quiz gets youth motivated with Bible knowledge inside area churches. Teams represented Baptist, Community, Evangelical Anabaptist, House Church, Mennonite, Missionary and Youth For Christ, along with many team members who attend churches of even more denominations. “Charged”, a North Clinton Bible Quiz team, won the final area […]

2016-03-16 E-Edition

Music Students Superior



Archbold band and choir students received Superior ratings in recent competitions. The high school band traveled to Bowling Green High School, Saturday, March 12, to perform at the Ohio Music Education Association large group adjudicated event. In the photo, band members indicate they received a superior, or “I” ranking. The day before, the AHS mens chorus, womens chorus, and chorale […]

Video Games Stolen, Returned



No charges will be filed in the theft of seven video games from an Archbold school bus, an Archbold police report states. A Napoleon woman and her son told officers the games, valued at an estimated $280, were stolen from the bus sometime between Monday, Feb. 29, and Tuesday, March 8. Tera Rogers, a police offi- cer, said an officer […]

Library To Take Two To Court Over Overdue Materials



The Archbold Community Library Board opted to pursue legal action against two patrons who have unreturned materials. A vote on the issue was held at the Wednesday, March 9 board meeting. Joyce Klingelsmith, library director, said the library had received judgments against the two patrons for unreturned materials. The next step would be a court action known as a “debtor’s […]

2016 Fairlawn Auxiliary Council



Members of the Fairlawn Haven Auxiliary Council with the feature quilt, which will be sold at the 50th annual Fairlawn Haven Auxiliary Auction, Friday, April 8. Front row, from left: Suzie Schrock, Anita Roth. Middle row: Diane Taylor, Jackie Lehman, Barb Rufenacht, Barb Short, Kathy Nofziger. Back row: Susie Enderle, Joyce Winzeler, President; Stephanie Schmucker, Kathy Beck.– courtesy photo

Threats Against Restaurant Staff



Threats, reportedly involving the use of a firearm, were made against workers at the Archbold McDonald’s restaurant about 8:58 pm, Friday, March 4. The threats were verbal only, with no firearm displayed, said Tera Rogers, an Archbold police officer. One chrome metal place number holder, valued at $20, was damaged or destroyed in the incident. Police are investigating.

Archbold School Board Discusses Report Cards



The Archbold Area School Board spent much of its Monday, March 14 meeting discussing school report cards. Report card data was issued on two separate days, and many districts across the state saw a decrease in their scores. Aaron Rex, superintendent, said a lot of people across the state are upset with the ODE report card results. “Only two schools […]