Archie D. Fielitz

Archie D. Fielitz, age 91, of Archbold, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. Archie was self-employed as a cabinet maker and had started what is now Fielitz Cabinets in 1954.Archie was born in Williams County on Dec. 3, 1921, the son of John and Verna (Graber) Fielitz. On Feb. 1, 1944, he married […]

Motorists Suspect Each Other

Archbold police dealt with an allegedly suspicious vehicle Friday, Nov. 1. At about 10:05 pm, a woman arrived at the station and reported she was being followed by a stranger in a vehicle. The vehicle was waiting outside in the police station parking lot. When the officer spoke to the person, the driver said his car was nearly hit while […]


Archbold 8th Grade Football Archbold entertained Wauseon, Thursday, Oct. 24 for its final home game of the season. The Streaks won handily 26-6. After allowing Wauseon to use 10 plays and 5:54 of the opening quarter to move the ball 65 yards for a touchdown, the defense stiffened the rest of the night. Trailing 6- 0, Archbold allowed only two […]

Ringenberg To Retire From Fairlawn Post

A version of this article was posted to ArchboldBuckeye.com at 10 am, Friday, Nov. 8. After 29 years at the helm of the Fairlawn Retirement Community, Steve Ringenberg is retiring. “I’ve had the opportunity of a lifetime,” he said. “I’ve had a board of trustees that is so supportive. They’ve allowed me to be the visionary leader, and with that […]

Two Sentenced

Two men were recently sentenced in Fulton County Common Pleas Court on drug-related charges: 22, •Shane Machala, Wauseon; previously pled guilty to permitting drug abuse; on Feb. 2, allowed his residence to be used for a felony drug abuse offense; sentenced to 10 days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, credit for four days served, two years community control; […]

Pettisville Cross Country Awards

Members of the Pettisville girls and boys cross country teams who received awards at the postseason banquet are, from left: Krystine Davis, rookie award; Alexa Leppelmeier, most valuable player; Elizabeth Miller, most improved player; Taylor D’Alelio, coach’s award, Buckeye Border Conference scholar athlete. Second row: Jacob Hauter, coach’s award, BBC scholar athlete; Dominic Frey, most valuable player, BBC scholar athlete; […]

Set Up Festival Of Lights

Volunteers assemble the ice fountain, a display in the annual Archbold Festival of Lights, during setup day, Saturday, Nov. 9. The fountain, part of an “ice pond” display with two animated swans, is one of the older displays in the festival, which has been in Ruihley Park since the beginning, 25 years ago. This year, the display was rewired by […]

Juvenile Ordered Home

An Archbold police officer became involved in an incident between a juvenile and the juvenile’s father, Friday, Nov. 1 At about 8:30 pm, the APD received a report from the father, who resides in rural Archbold, stating that the juvenile was at a home in the village. The officer spoke to the juvenile, who said they had told their father […]

Nofziger, Fidler Receive All-Ohio Soccer Honors

Brodie Nofziger, a senior at Archbold, has been named First Team All-Ohio in Division III boys soccer by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association. In girls soccer, Jesse Fidler, an AHS senior, was named Second Team All-Ohio.

Charges Dropped Against Hughes, Freeman, Metz In West Virginia Murder Case

A version of this article was posted to ArchboldBuckeye.com at 11:55 am, Saturday, Nov. 9. Charges have been dismissed against three men suspected in the 1999 murder of two West Virginia women. Michael Smith, prosecutor for Lewis County, W.Va., said dismissing the charges “was a technical thing. “The original magistrate who signed the warrants had been a deputy sheriff 14 […]

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