Archbold, Pettisville Schools Ranked Excellent

The Archbold Area School District was ranked excellent with distinction, and Pettisville Local Schools are excellent, according to rankings assigned by the Ohio Department of Education. Out of seven Fulton County public school districts, three achieved excellent with distinction, the highest ranking available, and three were excellent. The Swanton Local School District was considered effective by ODE, one place below […]

Ralph Herman Burkholder

Ralph Herman Burkholder, age 74, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at his home. He was born Oct. 7, 1934 in Henry County, Archbold, Ohio, son of Harold and Alvera (Lindau) Burkholder. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant son Roger in June of 1959. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, […]


Due to incorrect information provided to the Archbold Buckeye, last year’s Archbold High School girls tennis record was incorrect in the Aug. 19 season preview. The Streaks ended the 2008 season with a 9-7 record.

Electronic Signs Need Zoning Variance

Outdoor electronic message boards, which can spell out messages, and even pictures, with hundreds of tiny lightemitting diodes, should have zoning variances. But some in the village don’t. Carma Grime, village zoning inspector, said because the signs are considered “moving,” each requires a variance. The electronic sign for the village Subway sandwich shop has such a variance. But the Archbold […]


Arthur H. Benien, 94, Archbold, died Aug. 22, 2009. William Ted Stipe, 83, West Unity, died Aug. 22, 2009. Survivors include his wife, Hulda.

Archbold Cross Country Ready To Run In 2009

The Archbold cross county teams have a total of seven retuning letterwinners joining Mike Wachtmann, head coach. The girls team lost only one runner, Jackie Bell, to graduation. Wachtmann welcomes back Laura Bowman, most valuable player; Elise Sauder, Amanda Storrer, and Aleah Lambright. “The returning group of girls is small, but highly dedicated. Our girls team is dedicated and optimistic […]


Archbold-area residents were entertained by local “celebrities” as they enjoyed dinner at the Celebrity Wait Staff Night, Monday, Aug. 17, at Stella Blue Restaurant, downtown Archbold. Sponsored by the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce, the event raised more than $4,000 for the Archbold Festival of Lights.

Archbold Police Log

Aug. 16 6:28 pm: Reckless operation, 400 block Ditto St., left message for subject’s parent to contact officer. Aug. 17 8:30 am: Cats left behind after moving out of mobile home, Fox Chase, subject returned and picked up cats. Aug. 18 9 pm: Disabled vehicle, 1200 block S. Defiance St., subject will move vehicle in morning. 9:46 pm: Written warning […]

Streak Golfers Win Quad Meet

The Archbold golf team upped its overall record to 13-7 with a quad meet victory over Ayersville, Fayette, and Pettisville, Wednesday, Aug. 19 at Wauseon. The Streaks shot a team score of 165. Fayette was second with a 192; Pettisville, 208; and Ayersville, 239. Blue Streak Jacob Nafziger was match medalist with a round of 35. Steve Nafziger shot a […]

Youngest Vendor?

MaryAnn Miller, Archbold, gets change back from Kendall Lovejoy, 9, rural Archbold, during the Archbold Farmers Market, Thursday, Aug. 6. Kendall, son of David and Renee, said he had heard about the Farmers Market and decided to "tag along." The produce was from the garden of his aunt and uncle, Beth and Joel Wanemacher, rural Archbold. Potatoes and sweet corn […]

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