2016-12-28

Separation Denied

Requests To Separate Archbold, Delta From Respective Townships Voted Down

The Fulton County Commissioners denied the requests of Archbold and Delta to separate from their respective townships. The decision came before almost 40 people in the commissioners chambers, a crowd representing both sides of the issues. Following statements by all three commissioners, the vote was 2-1 to deny the separation of Archbold from German Township. “I think it’s a great […]

Merle J. Short



Merle J. Short, 76, of Archbold, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at the Fulton County Health Center. Merle was born on Sept. 7, 1940, near Archbold, to Sylvan R. and Pluma (Yoder) Short. He grew up on the family farm with siblings Don and Carol. Following his father’s death, Merle took over the farm at age 16. He married […]

Blue Streaks Strike Down Birds 57-34



The 2016 version of the Archbold-Pettisville boys basketball rivalry was contested Friday, Dec. 23, in a packed Bird Cage. Archbold had too much firepower for the Birds and took home a 57-34 nonleague victory. “It was a good game,” said Doug Krauss, Archbold head coach. “I like this Pettisville team. I think coach (Leppelmeier) is doing a nice job with […]

Archbold And Pettisville Battle On The Hardwood



Archbold and Pettisville renewed their boys and girls basketball rivalries last week, with the Streaks winning both contests. The AHS boys team won 57-34, Friday, Dec. 23, while the girls team was victorious 58-38, Thursday, Dec. 22. Top left: Bryce Williams, who led Archbold with 12 points, takes a shot at the top of the key in a packed Bird […]

Crash Sends One to St. Vs



Steven Knapp, 58, Montpelier, was listed in fair condition at the Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, Friday, Dec. 23, following a two-vehicle crash. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported Knapp was driving a station wagon north on St. Rt. 66 about 6:20 am, Tuesday, Dec. 20. A sport-utility vehicle, driven by Charity Slyker, 64, Fayette, was traveling south on […]

PHS Boys Drop BBC Battle To Hilltop



The Pettisville boys basketball team fought Hilltop hard for three quarters but ran out of gas in the final quarter, losing their second Buckeye Border Conference contest of the season, 51-41, Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Hilltop. The Blackbirds (4-2, 3-2 BBC) outscored Hilltop 14-8 in the first quarter, but the Cadets battled back in the second to tie the game […]

Rex Warns AHS ACT Score Could Decline



When the state of Ohio begins requiring all students to take the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), expect scores to decline, said Aaron Rex, superintendent of the Archbold School District, at the Monday, Dec. 19 school board meeting. As part of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the follow up to the national No Child Left […]

Fulton County Court News



Common Pleas Court Trudy Foster, Swanton, plaintiff vs Bernard Bricker, Jr, Swanton, defendant. Domestic violence. Karen Cheezan, Wauseon, plaintiff vs David Cheezan, Wauseon, defendant. Divorce. Andrew Lange, Wauseon, plaintiff vs Amber Lange, Wauseon, defendant. Divorce. Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, Coral Gables, Fla., plaintiff vs Maria Cuellar, Delta, defendant. Foreclosure. Holly Jurgensen, Wauseon, plaintiff vs Preston Jurgensen, Sioux City, Iowa, defendant. […]

Rupp Wins 50 Freestyle



Lucas Rupp won the 50- meter freestyle in 25.60 seconds and finished third in the 100 freestyle in 58.89 against Bryan on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Wauseon. The AHS senior finished third in the 50 freestyle in 25.86 and second in the 100 freestyle in 58.77 against Defiance and Ayersville, Saturday, Dec. 17, at Wauseon.

Park Board Hears About First Music District Meeting



Jennifer Kidder, director of the Archbold Parks & Recreation Department, told the Archbold Park Board that the Archbold Music District held its first meeting. Speaking during the Wednesday, Dec. 14, Park Board meeting, Kidder said the district is “formulating a plan of attack.” Max Nofziger, an Archbold native, AHS graduate, and former Austin, Texas, city councilman, proposed public support of […]


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