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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Just over two years ago, 13-year-old Tyler Priest was involved in a farm accident that nearly cost him his life. He tried to board a tractor while the vehicle was moving, but slipped and fell under the wheel. The vehicle ran over his head and chest. But the former Archbold resident was not […]

Robocalls Blocked

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The Supreme Court struck a blow for consumers by upholding a law banning robocalls to cell phones in a July 6 decision. That ruling won’t stop robocalls; what it will do is make clear regulators and prosecutors can go after the worst offenders. As a further bonus, the court struck down an exception that allowed robocalls from organizations trying to […]

Honoring A Brother

Anthony Dia, a 26-year-old Toledo Police officer, was just answering another disturbance call during the early morning hours of the Fourth of July. No one would have ever predicted that he would be dead of a gunshot wound within hours. Two Archbold police officers, in a marked APD vehicle, traveled to Toledo to be part of Dia’s funeral services, just […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, July 21, 2010 On a 4-2 vote, the Archbold School Board agreed to grant 1.5% pay hikes to six district administrators. The four 100-foot-tall light poles at the AHS football stadium cannot be certified as safe and must be taken down, said David Deskins, Archbold superintendent. Deskins said the galvanized steel poles, which can weigh up […]

Fire Department Representatives Visit Preschool

Old Photo Corner

In a photo published in the Archbold Buckeye on Oct. 29, 2003, Russ Wyse, second assistant chief of the Archbold Fire Department, and Aerial, the department’s dog, both at left, visited St. John’s Christian Preschool, Oct. 17. Also pictured are children who attend the daycare. They are front row, from left: Tony Pole, Danielle Perez, Toby Walker, Darby Stevens, and […]

Taxes: A Necessary Evil

We get it. Nobody likes taxes. Complaining about taxes is as American as apple pie. No politician starts a campaign speech with, “Boy, I can’t wait to get to Washington (or Columbus or Wauseon) and start raising your taxes!” Many citizens complain they’re not getting any value for taxes they pay. We disagree. Taxes provide things the average citizens could […]

Toledo Lost A Hero In Police Officer Anthony Dia

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Officer Anthony Dia was doing what Toledo police officers do day in and day out– responding to an ordinary call for help. Officer Dia, 26, found a disturbed man in a Home Depot parking lot early Saturday morning and attempted to find out what was happening. Moments later, the officer was shot, lying on the pavement, and losing consciousness as […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Lynn Wachtmann, state representative (R-Napoleon), is criticizing Northwest State Community College for its decision to use unionized workers to build its new Allied Health & Public Services building. The move is a discriminatory practice, Watchmann said, eliminating 85% of the companies and individuals capable of working on the project because they are not […]

Wear A Mask And Stop The Spread

If Not For Yourself, For Others

We are exactly halfway through the year 2020 today, Wednesday, July 1. One hundred, eighty three days in, 183 days to go (remember, it’s a leap year, so the year actually has 366 days). Most of us had never heard of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 exactly six months ago on Jan. 1. Back then we never dreamed that there would […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, July 7, 2010 For Roger Merillat, Archbold, what started out to be an effort to track down some Army buddies led to a reunion of his unit and placing a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery in the nation’s capital. The 31st annual Carp Festival is becoming a “whale of an […]


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