2018-08-22

Ridgeville Fire Department Gets $15,000 Grant



Dan Benecke, Ridgeville fire chief, said last week his department has received a $15,000 grant to protect firefighters from exposure to chemicals. The grant, obtained through the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation, will pay for an extractor, 27 pairs of gloves, and 27 hoods. Recently, there has been a nationwide concern among firefighters about exposure to hazardous chemicals while fighting […]

Six Sentenced



Six persons were recently sentenced in Fulton County Common Pleas Court: •Emily A. Haddad, 27, Swanton; indicted March 19 on two counts, possession of heroin, one count, tampering with evidence; entered guilty plea to one count, possession of heroin; on May 19, 2017, Haddad possessed heroin; sentenced Monday, Aug. 6, to three years of community control; ordered to pay the […]

Pettisville Golf Finishes Second In Tri-Match



Pettisville competed in a tri-match with Antwerp and Wauseon, Thursday, Aug. 16, at Wauseon. The Archers edged out the Blackbirds 170-171, with Wauseon third at 176. Pettisville’s Tommy Mc- Watters and Antwerp’s Nathan Lee tied for match medalist honors, with 39s. PHS: Max Leppelmeier 42, Caleb Nafziger 44, Jake King 46, Josh Horning 47, Austin Horning 56. WHS: Eric Parker […]

Trick-Or-Treat Set For Oct. 30



Jeff Fryman, mayor, has set Tuesday, Oct. 30, as Trick-Or-Treat night for the village of Archbold. Little ghosts and goblins will be out from 6-7:30 pm that night. Fryman announced his decision at the Monday, Aug. 20 village council meeting. He said he wanted to get ahead of things and help Jennifer Kidder, Parks & Recreation director, by setting the […]

$50,000 Scam Under Investigation



Virginia L. Carpenter, 65, Archbold, told Archbold police she sent a man $50,000 in cash before she realized she was being taken advantage of. When Carpenter realized what had happened, she contacted police. Officers told her what information they would need, and advised her on actions to take to protect herself in the future. Leo Wixom III, police chief, said […]

Man Shoots Hole In One



Kole Peterson, Stryker, Ohio, aced the par-4, 310- yard 10th hole at the golf course in Stryker, Tuesday, Aug. 14. His club of choice was a driver.

Sign In



Lucas Dominique, who is in seventh grade, signs his name on one of the boards in his science classroom during the Archbold Middle School Open House, Monday, Aug. 20.– photo by David Pugh

Blocked By Train, Semi Hits Stop Sign



A semi truck trying to avoid a stopped train struck a stop sign about 5:50 pm, Wednesday, Aug. 15. James E. Ross, 59, rural Kenton, was driving a semi north on South Defiance Street, when he was stopped by a train at the Norfolk Southern crossing. Ross attempted to turn around by turning right into a business parking lot. As […]

PHS Girls Cross Country Letterwinners



Letterwinners on the Pettisville girls cross country team are, front row from left: Ava Hoylman, Ellie Wixom, Kate Stuber. Back row: Sarah Foor, Morgan Leppelmeier, Kelly Miller.– photo courtesy A New Image Photography

F&M To Acquire Indiana Bank



Farmers & Merchants State Bancorp, the holding company for the Farmers & Merchants State Bank, announced Monday Aug. 20 in a press release it will acquire Limberlost Bancshares, Inc. Limberlost Bancshares, Geneva, Ind., is the holding company for Bank of Geneva. Bank of Geneva has six full-service offices in the Indiana counties of Geneva, Berne, Monroe, Monroeville, Portland and Decatur, […]


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