Santa Visits Ridgeville

Santa Claus, visited the Ridgeville Fire Department, Saturday, Dec. 2. Above: Graham Gerken, 2, Ridgeville Corners, isn’t too sure about the man in red, but he has his grandpa, Terry Bostelman, an RFD firefighter, ready just in case. Right: Six-month-old Xavier Kurth, Ridgeville, is all smiles during his first Santa visit.– photos by David Pugh

Crash Claims One Life Dec. 1

Zackary James Floyd, 18, Lyons, was killed in a singlevehicle crash about 7 pm, Friday, Dec. 1, an Ohio State Highway Patrol press release states. Troopers said Floyd was driving a car east on US20 when the vehicle went off the right, or south, side of the road. The car struck a ditch and came to rest in a field. […]

PHS Girls Defeat Fayette, Fall To Delta

The Pettisville girls basketball team split a pair of games last week, falling to Delta but advancing to 2-0 in the Buckeye Border Conference and 2-1 overall with a win at Fayette. Delta 63, PHS 49 The Panthers (2-0) hit nine three-pointers when they visited the Bird Cage, Tuesday, Nov. 28, for a nonleague contest. Down 4-2 midway through the […]

2017-12-06 E-Edition

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Advent One Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Untying The Knots: 2 Corinthians 11- Backward Boasting of Christian Maturity: shadow weakness,” Jesse Kahler. Central Mennonite Sunday: Leslie & Annemarie Nafziger, Marv & Sharon Lantz, greeters; Linda Nafziger, Peg & Molly Bruner, prelude; Kristi Miehls, song leader, offertory; Eric & Peyton Richer, worship leader; Jacob Nafziger, […]

Investigate Domestic Violence Complaint

Archbold police are investigating a domestic violence complaint filed on Wednesday, Nov. 15, which allegedly occurred that morning. Tori Leigh Knicley, 23, East Gardens, reported the incident. She suffered an apparent minor injury, the report states. Police have a suspect.


Pettisville 8th Grade Girls Basketball North Central def. Pettisville 35-10, Monday, Nov. 27. Pettisville leading scorers: Karsen Pursel, Karsyn Hostetler, 5 each. Liberty Center def. Pettisville 25-16, Tuesday, Nov. 28. Pettisville leading scorer: Meleah Plank 9. Fayette def. Pettisville 20-19, Saturday, Dec. 2. Pettisville leading scorer: Pursel 9. Edon def. Pettisville (0-4, 0-3 BBC) 12-7, Monday, Dec. 4. Pettisville leading […]

Confirmation At St. Peter Lutheran

Four students were confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Ridgeville Corners, on Sunday, Oct. 29, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. From left: Mindy Elliott, pastor; Jessica Rodriguez, Dalton Miller, Zane Behnfeldt, and Cassidy Wachtman.– courtesy photo

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.) Daniel J. Lumbrezer, rural Fayette, speeding, 59-45, US20, $37, $88. Rory L. Morrison, West Unity, seat belt, St. Rt. 66, $30, $51. Nathan Edward Thrasher, Napoleon, speeding, 77-55, Co. Rd. C, $100, $88. […]

Deer Hunters Do Well On Opening Day

Hunters across Fulton County did well on the opening day of the deer-gun season in Ohio. The season, in which hunters may use firearms to hunt deer, ran from Monday Nov. 27 to Sunday, Dec. 3. An additional weekend, Dec. 16-17, has been added. In Fulton County, hunters harvested 101 deer, up 22 from the 2016 total of 79, almost […]