Archbold, OH

Three New Village Employees Introduced

Three new employees of the village of Archbold were introduced to Archbold Village Council at the Monday night, Oct. 17 council meeting.

Joshua Bentley was hired as a new second-shift water treatment plant operator, who will work second shift.

Scott Schultz, water plant superintendent, said Bentley is willing to learn the job and work second shift. He was selected from 20 applicants.

At the time he was introduced to council Monday evening, he had been on the village payroll for four hours.

Schultz also introduced Trent Wilhelm, a licensed Class Two water treatment plant operator. He has been on the job for 18 months, Schultz said.

Wilhelm, who has a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, will serve as Bentley’s instructor, he said.

Laurie Elling was introduced as the new utility billing clerk.

Donna Dettling, village administrator, said there were 75 applicants for the position. It was difficult to cut that number down to 10 prospects, then again to six.

“We had a lot of good applicants,” she said.

Dettling said Elling had experience in the private sector with a property management firm, and in the public sector with the Quadco Rehabilitation Center.


I took a week to go to the mill at Maumee. At that time grandfather crossed the streams by stripping, carrying his clothes, walking across the stream with bags of grain; swimming to ox team and cart across; reloading and dressing himself and going on to the mill.

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