Girl Gives Up Birthday Presents To Help Needy

Erika Wyse, Archbold, didn’t get any presents on her birthday. Instead, Wyse, who turned 11 yesterday, Tuesday, took the $30 she would have received and, with her mother Amy and some friends, bought food items at an area supermarket. They then donated the items to Archbold FISH food pantry. “On my birthday, other people get my presents, so it helps […]

Steal Checkbook From Vehicle

Wendi Wilson, 46, rural Archbold, told Archbold police her checkbook was stolen while her vehicle was parked at Circle K. The black checkbook was taken between 4-4:30 pm, Friday, Sept. 27. The report was filed with police at 6:37 pm that day. —— In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no […]

Fire Prevention Week 2

It’s time for Fire Prevention Week, and from October 6-12 the Archbold and Ridgeville Corners Fire Departments are joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents to “Prevent Kitchen Fires.” During this year’s fire safety campaign, fire departments will be spreading the word about the dangers of kitchen fires– most of which result from […]

ACT Production Of “Little Mermaid Jr.” A Fun Show

The Archbold Community Theatre production of “The Little Mermaid Jr.,” which concluded last weekend, proved to be a winner. ACT offers one show each year by children, for children. A quick glance at the cast biographies showed the actors ranged from first graders to high school freshmen. Many of the youngsters in the show were already theatre veterans, and proved […]

Wind Turbine Cuts Energy Bills

The numbers of kilowatt hours (kWH) of electricity purchased by the Archbold Area School District are down since the wind turbine began operation. Figures from Aaron Rex, superintendent, show the district cut the number of kWH billed by Toledo Edison, district electricity supplier, anywhere from 38% to 61.5%. TE billed the school district for 146,400 kWH of electricity in June […]

James J. Frey

James J. Frey, age 86 years, of Pettisville, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 6, 2013, at the University of Toledo Medical Center. He was born Dec. 28, 1926, near Pettisville, the son of Harvey and Bertha (Short) Frey. He married Emagene “Jean” Short on March 28, 1948, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 13, 2011. A lifelong resident […]

Hesterman, Cline Duo Advance To District

The AHS doubles team of Hannah Hesterman, a junior, and Shelby Cline, a sophomore, has advanced to the Division II district girls tennis tournament. The duo finished fourth at the sectional tournament at Defiance College, Thursday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 5. The top four singles and top four doubles teams at sectionals advance to district play. The district semifinals […]

$75,000 Donation Enables ACT To Burn Mortgage

by David Pugh, Buckeye Staff Writer       An anonymous donation of $75,000 has been made to Archbold Community Theatre, allowing the group to pay off the mortgage on Giffey Hall in Ridgeville Corners.       Susan Short, vice president for development for ACT, said the group’s leadership was notified someone in the area was interested in contributing the $75,000 needed to […]


Little ghosts and goblins will be busy on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31, as all three communities will hold trick-or-treat hours that evening: Archbold: 6-7:30 pm. Pettisville: 6-7:30 pm. Ridgeville: 6:30-7:30 pm. Traditionally, homeowners welcoming little visitors on Halloween night leave their porch lights on.

Larry Bourquin

Larry Blair Bourquin, 80, of Julian, N.C., died on Oct. 4, 2013. Graveside funeral services will be held at the Johnson Cemetery, rural Archbold, on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday at Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold. Mr. Bourquin was born July 25, 1933, in Wauseon, to the late […]

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