Archbold, OH

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 date early.

Halloween is Wednesday, Oct. 31. Vaughn Bentz, councilman, said the Oct. 30 date was picked to avoid church night.

Kevin Morton, councilman, said the churches usually have their own events.

Council also met Jed Bowers, a new full-time firefighter paramedic. Bowers has worked for the Archbold German Township Fire Department on a part-time basis.

He had worked full-time for the Wauseon Fire Department for about 20 years.

Donna Dettling, village administrator, said Bowers is well qualified for the job.


Council also approved an action to pay off a special assessment for a lot at 807 Murbach St.

Dettling explained because a buyer for a house on that lot wanted no special assessments, R. Young Construction paid off the remaining assessment on that lot, which was $9,173.54.

Dettling said she had never been involved in a situation where a property owner paid off a special assessment early. There is no advantage to an early pay-off of assessments– the amount paid as one lump sum is the same as the total payments remaining.

It will be up to Fulton County officials to remove the assessment from the tax bills.


In looking over the village financial report, Vaughn Bentz, councilman, asked about tires purchased for one of the village-owned pickup trucks.

The tires were purchased from Speck Sales Tire Pros in Bowling Green.

“Why not buy tires locally?” Bentz asked, adding, “even if they cost $10 more.”

Brad Short, council member, said the Bowling Green firm is more like a distributor of tires.

Bentz said several firms in Archbold sell tires.

Village officials could not answer Bentz’s question at the meeting.

Council also approved the financial report.

Kevin Morton, council president, said the next meeting of the Archbold Traffic Flow Improvement Committee is Tuesday, Sept. 11, 6 pm, in council chambers. The committee was established after a plan to reroute St. Rt. 66 along Co. Rd. 24 was dropped by council after public protest.

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