Short Files For Trustee

Joe Short, a rural Archbold resident, and a former German Township Trustee and Fulton County Commissioner, has filed for one of two available German Township Trustee positions. Short turned in paperwork late last week. Short was elected as a trustee in the fall of 2003. He did not complete a full term before running for Fulton County Commissioner in 2005. […]


A New Jersey man was sentenced on a drug charge in Fulton County Common Pleas Court, Monday, July 24: •Carlos Garcia-Ibarra, 35, Sommers Point, N.J.; originally indicted May 15 on one count, possession; entered guilty plea to possession of cocaine; on March 26, he possessed cocaine; sentenced to 10 days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, credit for time […]

Ringing The Bell At NASDAQ

Paul Siebenmorgen, front center, bank president and chief executive officer of Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc., rang the opening bell at the NASDAQ stock market, Wednesday, July 26. Farmers & Merchants Bancorp is the holding company for Farmers & Merchants State Bank, and uses the FMAO (Farmers & Merchants, Archbold, Ohio) symbol. Investors have been able to find the FMAO […]

Arrested For Assault

Jaime Rodas, also known as Jaime Rodas-Bravo, 205 Vine Street, was charged with a single count of assault in Fulton Count Western District Court. The charge results from a Friday, July 21 incident, which occurred about 7:40 pm at Rodas’ home. An unidentified juvenile called Archbold police, reporting there was a physical altercation in progress between Rodas and the victim, […]

Four County Career Center Packet Pick-Up Days

Students registered to attend Four County Career Center this fall can pick up schedules and other important information during Packet Pick-Up Days, Thursday, Aug. 3, and Tuesday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Students should stop in on the following program days: Aug. 3: Agriculture/Diesel Mechanics; Computer Design/ 3D Modeling; Diesel Mechanics; Floral Design; Industrial Services; Health Careers; Landscape & Greenhouse […]

Public Meetings

Trustees Clinton Township Trustees, Thursday, Aug. 3, 1 p.m., 5736 Co. Rd. 15-1, Wauseon. Ridgeville Township Trustees, Monday, Aug. 7, 8 p.m., Ridgeville Fire Station, downtown Ridgeville Corners. Park Board Ridgeville Park Board, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m., Ridgeville Fire Station. Village Council Archbold Village Council, Monday, Aug. 7, 7 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St.

Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Summer In The Psalms Series: Sing!” Jesse Kahler. Central Mennonite Sunday: Levi & Mary Lou Beck, Lee & Janice Short, greeters; Anita Roth & music team, offertory, Sandy Aeschliman, worship leader. Dedication of Ethan Kent Holdsworth, son of Bill & Brenda. Readers theatre: Leslie Nafziger, Abbie Elkins, Jacob Nafziger, […]

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.) Donald Raymond Denudt, Wauseon, disobeyed traffic control device, E. Linfoot St. at N. Shoop Ave., Wauseon, $37, $88. Eric John Lehman, rural Archbold, speeding, 56-40, E. Lutz Rd., $37, $88. Dennis Wayne Kauffman, […]

Archbold Schools Lose About $23,000 In New State Biennial Budget

Aaron Rex, Archbold School District superintendent, said Archbold schools will see a net loss of $22,702 in state support in the 2018-19 state biennial budget. State legislators approved the two-year budget June 28; John Kasich, Ohio governor, signed the bill the following day. The new budget covers the period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Rex said data […]

Fulton County Court News

Common Pleas Court Quest Ira Inc., Columbia, S.C., plaintiff vs Alan Pfund, Wauseon, defendant. Foreclosure. Gerald Busse, Wauseon, plaintiff vs Matthew Cromly, Swanton, defendant. Other civil. Benjamin Kistner, Delta, plaintiff vs Nicole Kistner, Delta, defendant. Divorce. Daniel Kovar, Fayette and Megan Kovar, Archbold, petitioners. Dissolution. Jordan Atkins, Lyons, plaintiff vs Cori Atkins, San Diego, Calif., defendant. Divorce. Capital One Bank, […]