AHS Students Propose Law Against Texting While Driving

Cheyenne Kruse, Taylor Price, and Alora Drewes, Archbold High School seniors, presented a proposed ordinance to ban texting while driving to Archbold Village Council during its Monday, Feb. 18 meeting. The proposal goes beyond banning text messages. If approved by council, the legislation would not only ban composing, sending, or reading text messages, it will also prohibit drivers from using […]

Lucille M. Short

Lucille M. Short, age 101 years, of Archbold, passed away early Thursday morning, Feb. 14, 2013, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. She was born Jan. 8, 1912, in Pettisville, the daughter of William and Sarah (Beck) Lantz. She married Jesse L. “Chalkey” Short on Sept. 20, 1933, and he preceded her in death on March 21, 2005. A […]

Public Meetings

Trustees Clinton Township Trustees, Thursday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m., 5736 Co. Rd. 15-1, Wauseon. German Township Trustees, Monday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., township building, northwest corner of St. Rts. 2 and 66, north of Archbold. School Board Archbold Area School Board, Monday, Feb. 25, 5:30 p.m., Archbold High School, 600 Lafayette St. Quadco Quadco Administrative Board and Non-Profit Board, Tuesday, […]

Blue Streak Scholar Athletes

At the conclusion of each sports season, principals of the Northwest Ohio Athletic League name scholar athletes from member schools. A student must be a senior, have a 3.5 grade point average, and lettered during the season. Archbold student athletes who were named scholar athletes: Ben Eggers, wrestling; Taylor Coressel, girls basketball; Kinsey Smith, gymnastics; Zeb Frank, Stuart Wyse, Bryce […]

Buckeye Editorial “Kasich Bus Runs Over Goodwin” Gets Second Place In Ohio

The Archbold Buckeye placed second in the best editorial class and third in design at the annual Osman C. Hooper Newspaper Show, Thursday, Feb. 14, in Columbus. The Hooper Show is part of the annual Ohio Newspaper Association convention, which celebrated its 80th year, Feb. 13-14. The Buckeye competed in Division D for newspapers with a circulation of 882 to […]

Jack C. Planson

Jack C. Planson, age 54, of Stryker, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Defiance Area Hospice. He had worked at Sauder Woodworking in Archbold for the past 33 years. Jack was born in Montpelier on April 15, 1958, the son of Russell and Phyllis (Chandler) Planson. Surviving are sister and brother-in-law, Penny and Peter Gentit of Stryker; sister and […]

Investigate Identity Theft

James Alfred Smith, Jr., 23, Archbold, told police, Friday, Feb. 8, that someone has hijacked his identity. Smith told officers while trying to file his income tax returns, an Internal Revenue Service agent told him that his social security number had been used. He was either claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax form, or someone filed a tax […]


Graber Has Fun As Bluffton Beaver Mascot

When Abbey Graber, AHS ‘10, arrived as a freshman at Bluffton University, she took one look at college mascot J. Denny Beaver and set a goal. “I wanted to be the beaver,” said the daughter of Steve and Michelle, Archbold. During the past academic year, the Bluffton junior, who is studying to be an education intervention specialist, received her wish. […]

Fire Destroys House West Of US 6-St. Rt. 66

An early morning fire destroyed a home west of the St. Rt. 66-US 6 intersection, Wednesday, Feb. 13, said Kenneth Freytag, Ridgeville Fire Department chief. A passing truck driver spotted flames at the house at 23-633 US 6, which was vacant at the time. Ridgeville Fire Department was dispatched about 12:58 am. The house was shaped like an L. One […]