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Fulton Fair Lists Entertainment

Some top-name enter­tain­ment is com­ing to the 2014 Ful­ton County Fair: The Doo­bie Broth­ers on Sun­day, August 31 and Lee Brice on Labor Day Mon­day. Tick­ets for these and other grand­stand shows are on sale now. New this year, the Fair is pro­vid­ing an online box office which is acces­si­ble …

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CaraLou Frey, 86

CaraLou (DeVries) Frey, age 86, of Archbold, passed away Wednesday evening, July 16, 2014 in Defiance, Ohio. Arrangements are pending at the Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold.

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Blood Drive Today

An Amer­i­can Red Cross blood drive will be held today from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Arch­bold. To sched­ule an appoint­ment, call 800-RED-CROSS.

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Arson In Bryan!

A fire Wednes­day morn­ing at the LE Smith Com­pany in Bryan has now been labeled as arson. Dam­age was minor, only about $800, but inves­ti­ga­tors say it was the high heat nec­es­sary to ignite the fire that makes it sus­pi­cious, call­ing it inten­tional and not spon­ta­neous. The Bryan Times says …

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Local Man Charged With Murder In West Virginia

A Grand Jury in West Vir­ginia this week, indicted two men on mur­der charges, one of them a local man from our area. Charles Free­man of Arch­bold was re-arrested Wednes­day, along with Joseph Metz, of West Vir­ginia, who was re-arrested in Jan­u­ary in con­nec­tion to the 1999 dis­ap­pear­ance of 46 …

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Teachers Union Files Suit

A teach­ers union has filed a law­suit on behalf of The Hicksville Edu­ca­tion Asso­ci­a­tion in Defi­ance County Court against the Hicksville Exempted Vil­lage Board of Edu­ca­tion. The suit, accord­ing to the Cres­cent News, comes fol­low­ing a griev­ance the union filed last August, and con­cerns the board’s alleged unfair actions taken …

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Bryan Water Work Underway

The Bryan Water Depart­ment has begun replac­ing the water main on Parkview Avenue. The depart­ment is upgrad­ing the exist­ing 4-inch cast iron pipe to 8-inch main in the 600 to 800 blocks of Parkview Ave. They will also replace the exist­ing fire hydrant and add another one. Accord­ing to the …

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Motorcycle Crash Fatal For Defiance Man

The Ohio High­way Patrol says a Defi­ance man was killed Tues­day evening in a two-vehicle crash. Police report that 58 year old Gary Say­lor was pro­nounced dead at the scene on Ohio 15, south of Schick Road. Accord­ing to the High­way Patrol, a vehi­cle dri­ven by 18 year old Brit­tany …

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Northwest State Plans Meeting Today

The Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee of the Board of Trustees of North­west State Com­mu­nity Col­lege informs us they plan to meet today at 12:00 noon in the McDougle Cen­ter. Plans call for dis­cus­sion and review of agenda items in prepa­ra­tion for their reg­u­lar Board of Trustees meet­ing on Fri­day, August 1st. Inter­est­ingly …

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Post Office Decisions Being Felt Locally

Back in 2011, faced with mount­ing finan­cial pres­sures, the United States Postal Ser­vice iden­ti­fied 3,700 post office loca­tions which they termed “under­uti­lized”, to be stud­ied for pos­si­ble clo­sure. Locally, those post offices included the Scott and Latty post offices in Pauld­ing County, Pet­tisville in Ful­ton County and Ridgeville Cor­ners in …

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