The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

  • KayseInField
    IN THE FIELD—2004 Morenci graduate Kayse Onweller works in a test plot of wheat in Texas. She’s part of Bayer CropScience’s North American wheat breeding program based in Nebraska, where she completed post-graduate work in plant breeding and genetics.
  • Front.winner
    REFEREE Camden Miller raises the hand of Morenci Jr. Dawgs wrestler Ryder Ryan as his opponent leaves the mat in disappointment. Morenci’s youth wrestling program served as host for a tournament Saturday morning to raise money for the club. Additional photos are on the back page.
  • Front.bank.2
    SHERWOOD STATE Bank opened its Fayette office at a grand opening Friday morning, drawing a large crowd to view the renovated building. Above, Burt Blue talks to teller Cindy Funk, while his wife, Jackie, looks around the new office. The Blues missed the opening and took a quick tour on Tuesday. Few traces remain of the former grocery store and theater, however, part of the original brick wall still shows in the hallway leading to the back of the building. The drive-through window should be ready for customers later in the month.
  • Front.carry.casket
    CARRYING—Riley Terry (blue jacket) and Mason Vaughn lead the way, carrying an empty casket outside to the hearse waiting at the curb. Morenci juniors and seniors visited Eagle Funeral Home last week to learn about the role of a funeral director and to understand the process of arranging for a funeral.
  • Front.lift
    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.
  • Front.make.three
    FROM THE LEFT, Landon Wilkins, Ryan White and Logan Blaker try out their artistic skills Saturday afternoon at the Morenci PTO’s first Date to Create event. More than 50 people showed up to create decorated planks of wood to hang from rope. The event served as a fund-raiser for miscellaneous PTO projects. Additional photos are on the back of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.F.office
    NEW OFFICES—Fayette village administrator Steve Blue speaks with tax administrator Genna Biddix at the new front desk of the village office. Village council members voted to use budgeted renovation funds targeted for the old office and instead buy the vacant bank building on the corner of Main and Fayette streets. The old office was sold to Sherwood State Bank. When everything is put into place in the spacious new village office, an open house will be scheduled. Council member David Wheeler donated all of his time needed to make changes in the bank interior to fit the Village’s needs.

Stores for alcohol sales compliance 2012.02.01

Written by David Green.

Fifteen of 18 businesses were compliant with state liquor sales laws during a countywide sweep in December.

Eighteen Fulton County businesses were checked for illegal liquor sales by the Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU), a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, with two businesses checked twice. The investigation resulted in 17 instances in which minors were denied the sale of alcohol and only three cases where minors were served alcohol.

Citations were issued to Friendship Food Store in Archbold (Beck Suppliers Inc.); Free Bird of Swanton; and Community Markets of Ohio in Delta.

Stores that were compliant are: 

• Nu Arch Lanes and Archbold Main Stop in Archbold.

• Speedway; Harns Delta Kwik Stop; Country Corral and Heavens Carryout in Delta.

• Mel’s Tavern in Fayette.

• Hubs Tavern; Toledo 76 and Lassus Handy Dandy in Swanton.

• Circle K ( Fulton St.) and Circle K (N Shoop Ave.); Rite Aid; Courtview Mart; and Certified Oil in Wauseon.

In order to help retail establishments comply with Ohio’s laws, the county HC3 coalition works with OIU to bring the Alcohol Server Knowledge (ASK) Program to Fulton County. The voluntary training is provided at least yearly in Fulton County.

Two ASK training sessions are scheduled Feb. 13 in the Administration Building Conference room at 152 S. Fulton St. in Wauseon. Contact Lou Moody at 419/337-0915 or [email protected] to register for the free training.

According to the 2010 Fulton County Youth Health Assessment, teens who drink are four times more likely to have driven with a drinking driver; two times more likely to consider attempting suicide; 12 times more likely to have smoked marijuana in the past 12 months; and three and one-half times more likely to engage in any type of sexual behavior.  Underage drinking is statistically associated with other risky behavior among teens in our county.

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2016