Railroad Crossings Closed

Fulton County officials said Tuesday the Norfolk Southern railroad crossings at Co. Rds. 20 and 21 were to be closed starting yesterday, Tuesday. In a notice on the Fulton County website, county officials said Norfolk Southern representatives had reported the crossings will be closed for about one week as workers replace railroad ties and replace the pavement. The crossing on […]


A Swanton woman was sentenced Wednesday, July 25, on cocaine charges in Fulton County Common Pleas Court: •Elizabeth Norman, 52; indicted on possession of cocaine April 16; indicted on same charge a second time July 16; entered guilty pleas to two counts, possession of cocaine; placed on three years community control; ordered to pay cost of prosecution, stay out of […]

Big Year For Hibiscus

Pat Burkholder, who lives in the Fairlawn Retirement Community, gives scale to a beautiful hibiscus plant in front of Wyse Commons. Internet research indicates the hibiscus is the national symbol of Haiti.– photo by David Pugh

Streaks Fall In State Acme Final

Archbold’s bid for a third straight Acme state championship and fourth in school history fell short, Tuesday, July 24, at Defiance. After defeating Coldwater 7-6 in 12 innings in the first round of the state Acme baseball tournament, and Bellefontaine 6-5 in eight innings in the semifinals, Bryan (23-6) had enough left to shut out Archbold 3-0 in the state […]

Small To Large

Abigail Griffey plays the small piccolo while Chris Foor is ready to strike his bass drum during AHS Band Camp last week, July 23-28. The photo was taken at the Friday practice.– photo by David Pugh

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.) Gabriel I. Garcia, Wauseon, failed to yield right-of-way, Airport Hwy. at N. Shoop Ave., Wauseon, $102, $93. Larry D. Miller, rural Archbold, speeding, 76-55, St. Rt. 66, $100, $93. Cheryl L. Eash, rural […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Pentecost Ten Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “The SIMPLE LIFE lived well-Peace: Ecclesiastes 4:1-3, 8:10-14,” Jesse Kahler. Central Mennonite Sunday: Bev Miller, Ed & Karen Stamm, greeters; Kristi Miehls, prelude, offertory; Anita Roth, song leader; Sheila Gruenhagen, worship leader. Sharing by Basque students, Barb Stuckey. Message, “White Hats and Black Hats: Luke 10:25-37,” Dave […]

Wallet Found

A wallet, found on South Defiance Street in the 1500 block, has been returned to its owner. The police report on the incident states the wallet was found on Thursday, July 12. It was released to the owner on Saturday, July 14.


Fulton Co. Health Center July 24: Brianne & Keegan Mack, Wauseon, girl. July 26: Heather Thebeau, Wauseon, boy. A daughter, Reagan Grace, was born May 24, 2018, at Toledo Hospital to Kyle and Aubrey McCalla, Archbold. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Pam Bly, Archbold; Lori McCalla, Columbus; and Perry and Karla McCalla, […]

Groups Need Proper Procedures To Protect Their Money

Archbold and the surrounding area have been blessed with a wide variety of volunteer groups and organizations working for the betterment of others. These groups raise funds for worthy causes. Many handle significant amounts of cash. Most of the time, there is never a problem. The money is spent where it was intended. But sometimes, the money that so many […]

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