Holiday Decorations Abound

Homes, businesses and churches that were decorated for the holidays were the subjects of the Habitat For Humanity of Fulton County annual Holiday Home Tour, which focused on Archbold this year. Heidi Kern, executive director, said 227 tickets were sold for the tour. As of Tuesday, the event had raised $4,200 with more coming in. Top: A fireplace and Christmas […]

Sadie V. Stuckey

Sadie V. Stuckey, age 92 years, of Archbold, passed away early Saturday morning, Dec. 7, 2013, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. She was born Aug. 6, 1921, near Gore, Va., the daughter of Russell and May (Brill) Heishman. Her mother passed away when she was 21 months and she then was raised by her aunt and uncle, Ira […]

Public Meetings

Library Board Archbold Community Library Board and Audit Committee, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m., ACL, Stryker St. FCBDD Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Monday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m., FCBDD, 1210 N. Ottokee St., Wauseon. Village Council Archbold Village Council, Monday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m., council chambers, Archbold Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St. Water & Sewer Ridgeville Township Water […]

Collegiate Connection

Erica King, PHS ‘10, scored 10 points and had three assists in a 61-40 Defiance College women’s basketball loss to Manchester College, Wednesday, Dec. 4. King scored 12 points and had six assists, but DC lost to Mount St. Joseph 74-67, Saturday, Dec. 7. DC is 2-4, 0-2 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. King is the daughter of Larry […]

Ruralogic Job Hopes Turn Into Disappointment

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part examination of Archbold’s involvement with Ruralogic. This week, we look at the economic circumstances when Archbold officials made the decision to loan the company more than $400,000, and review some village economic development successes. There’s an old saying: If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. In hindsight, […]

Joan M. Ballmer

Nov. 7, 1933-Dec. 8, 2013 Joan Marie Ballmer, 80, of rural Fayette, died early Sunday morning, Dec. 8, 2013, at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold. She was born Nov. 7, 1933, in Zone, Ohio, to the late Dwight and Florence (Smith) Ely. She married Alva Ballmer on Jan. 1, 1954, and he survives. Joan was a lifelong resident of the Fayette […]

Sent To Prison

A man received a prison sentence in Fulton County Common Pleas Court: •William Robasser, 32, formerly of rural Wauseon; pled guilty to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle; between Sept. 13-16, he used a vehicle belonging to another without consent, and kept it more than 48 hours; sentenced Dec. 9 to six months in prison.


An Archbold girls basketball player was misidentified in a photo on page 9 in last week’s Archbold Buckeye. The photo titled “She Shoots!” was of Winter Fricke. The Buckeye regrets the error.

Christmas Cheer Distributes To Families In Need Today, Tomorrow

All day today, Wednesday, and tomorrow morning, the miracle that is Fulton County Christmas Cheer is underway again. Families in need from Fulton County will have the chance to get things to make their lives a little easier and their Christmases a little brighter through the generosity of individuals, families, schoolchildren, and businesses. Cecily Rohrs, Ridgeville Corners, a local activist […]

Car Vandalized

Jennifer E. Sommer, 38, Colony Meadows, told Archbold police her car was vandalized while it was parked at her residence. She said sometime between the hours of midnight and 10:11 am, Sunday, Dec. 1, the driver side rear fender was damaged, possibly by a person falling against it. In their report, officers said they did not observe any paint transfer […]

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