Archbold 8th Grade Girls Basketball Archbold hosted Fayette, Saturday, Dec. 12, and won 40-23. Cassidy Wyse netted 18 points, with 10 coming in the final quarter. She also had 8 rebounds. Jesse Fidler had 10 points and 6 rebounds. Also scoring: Krista Leupp, Ciara Burris, Bailey Short, Jen Gerken and Lexi Ramirez. Jessie Walker, Leupp and Desi Newman each had […]

Western Dist. Court News

(Note: In the list of speeding offenses, the first number is illegal speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, court costs.) Traffic Thomas R. Baker, Wauseon, expired plates, Glenwood St., Wauseon, $37, $80. Joshua Beck, rural Archbold, speeding, 49-35, Elm St., Wauseon, $37, $80. Steve Budnich, Clay Township, Mich., improper backing, Stryker St., […]

Friday Is First Snow Delay

Students in the Archbold Area School District had extra hours to sleep in Friday, Jan. 8, after a snowfall during the night and early morning hours coated Northwest Ohio. The Archbold Wastewater Treatment Plant recorded a 3.5-inch snowfall, enough to cause a two-hour school delay. Top: cars drop off youngsters outside the Archbold Elementary School. Below left: Dylan Reisser shovels […]

Blackbird Girls Defeat Stryker, Fall To Holgate

The Pettisville girls basketball team upped its Buckeye Border Conference record to 4-0 with a 48-38 victory over Stryker, Friday, Jan. 8, in the Bird Cage. The Birds traveled to Holgate, Tuesday, Jan. 5, for a non-league contest, and came home with a 41-27 loss. PHS is 6-4 overall. PHS 48, Stryker 38 The Birds led 11-9 after one quarter […]

Public Meetings

FCBDD Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Monday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., FCBDD, 1210 N. Ottokee St., Wauseon. Village Council Archbold Village Council, Monday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St. Water & Sewer Ridgeville Township Water & Sewage District Board, Thursday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m., township building, St. Rt. 6, downtown Ridgeville.

Dismiss Murder Indictment; Prosecutor To Appeal Decision

James Barber, Fulton County Common Pleas Court judge, has dismissed the murder indictment against Walter E. Zimbeck, which charged him with the October 1985 murder of Lori Ann Hill. Gregory VanGunten, Delta, Zimbeck’s public defense attorney, said Barber dismissed the case on two grounds: the 24-year delay before Zimbeck was indicted on July 20, 2009, and that law enforcement officials […]

PHS Freshman Girls Beat Tigers, Fall To Rams

The Pettisville freshman girls basketball team defeated Liberty Center 27-6, Saturday, Jan. 2. The Birds limited the Tigers to one point in the second half after leading 13-5 at halftime. Amber Loar led Pettisville with nine points. Sam Shinhearl scored eight and Emily Eicher, six. The Birds (3-4) were down 16-8 at halftime and lost 25- 12 to Tinora, Monday, […]

Eight-Page Buckeye A Sign Of The Times

From The Publisher

Today’s edition of the Archbold Buckeye is eight pages, the first time we published so few pages in many decades. It’s a sign of the times. Today, it’s very difficult for businesses to survive in small communities when big box stores saturate a 20-mile radius. As businesses close and others cut back advertising budgets, news organizations suffer. It is business […]

Municipal Water Problem Not Major

Rick Schantz, superintendent of the Archbold Water Treatment Plant, said the village municipal water supply was barely over an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency standard. As a result, plant officials were required to place a notice in this newspaper. The problem was the level of turbidity in the village’s treated water. Turbidity is defined as cloudiness or haziness in water, caused […]


Alex Nafziger, PHS ‘07, scored five points as Huntington (Ind.) University lost to Bethel College 98-91, Thursday, Jan. 7 in men’s basketball. He scored one point and had three rebounds in the Foresters’ 84-76 loss to Indiana Wesleyan University, Tuesday, Jan. 5. HU is 12-6 on the season. Nafziger is the son of Ron and Liz, Pettisville.

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