Stryker St. Is Surprise 2012 Project

Jim Wyse, Archbold mayor, said for the 2012 construction season, Stryker Street is a surprise project. During his State of the Village address on Monday, Jan. 23, Wyse told members of the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce that village officials planned to rebuild Stryker Street in 2015. But the Ohio Department of Transportation announced it planned to resurface the roadway […]


Marlin J. Miller, 77, Wauseon, died Jan. 18, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Esther, and four children.

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002 From now on, Clyde’s Way north of the Norfolk Southern underpass, will be known as North Clyde’s Way, while the south half of the road will be South Clyde’s Way, according to council. There’s a new wrinkle in the proposal to provide fulltime paramedic service in Fulton County. York Township Trustees propose hiring […]

More Ridgeville Corners Building History Presented

An article in last week’s Buckeye about the demolition of the former gas station and convenience store building in Ridgeville Corners has caused others to share additional information. Randy Studer wrote to say the station operated as a “Hi Speed,” not “High Speed” as was reported. “Hi-Speed Gas was part of Hickok Oil, Toledo, which was in business from 1913 […]

Woman Reports Auto Damaged

Myrtle I. Rech, Philipsburg, Pa., told police on Monday, Jan. 16, her car was damaged while it was parked in Archbold between 10 am and 2 pm, Saturday, Jan. 14. Rech said the auto was parked at the Archbold Middle School when the right rear passenger door was struck, possibly by the vehicle door of an adjacent auto. A small […]

Family Touched By Support

A family burned out of its home is a terrible thing. The family of Ronald II and Angela Beauregard learned about small town American concerns when their dream home, a log house on US20 near Fayette, burned Monday, Jan. 2. When the family home was damaged beyond repair, friends, neighbors, and even total strangers were ready to pitch in and […]

Shorts Celebrate 70th Anniversary

Lawrence and Ruby Short, Archbold, are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. Lawrence Short and Ruby Austermiller were married Feb. 1, 1942, at the Archbold Evangelical Mennonite Church by Pastor Rueben Short. They have three children: Sally Collamore, Columbus; Sid (Becky) Short, Zanesville; and Eric (Barbara) Short, Altadena, Calif. They have six grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. An open house will be […]

Text Harassment

Jodi M. Wheeler, 43, Archbold, told police she had been receiving unwanted text messages on Thursday, Jan 5. The messages were not of a threatening nature, but they were annoying and accusatory. She told the officers she advised the person sending the messages to stop, but the messages persisted.

Circulation Down, Library Board Learns

The Archbold Community Library circulated 6,836 fewer items in 2011 than it did in 2010, library board members learned at their Wednesday, Jan. 18 meeting. The annual circulation report for 2011 showed the library circulated 113,224 items, including books, digital video discs, and other items. That’s down 5.69% from 2010, when the total number of items circulated was 120,060. “Why […]

Five Generations Of Gansmillers

Margaret Gansmiller, Stryker, was lucky enough to be in two sets of five-generation photos when her family gathered in Archbold on New Year’s Day at her son Gary’s house.