2014-02-26

Tuba Player



Jeremiah Hartman, an Archbold Middle School student, played the tuba in the Ohio Music Education Association District 1 Junior High Honors Band. The group performed in Toledo, Sunday, Feb. 16.– courtesy photo

An Anniversary Passes Quietly



An important date in American history passed quietly, Sunday, Feb. 23. There were no TV specials, no parades, no speeches to mark its passing. Sunday was the 69th anniversary of the raising of the American flag over the island of Iwo Jima. Late in World War II, U.S. forces were waging their “island-hopping” campaign, capturing Pacific Islands to use as […]

Blackbirds Win Seventh Straight Sectional Title



After Stryker hit seven three-pointers in the first half for a 27-19 lead at the break, the Panthers made only one in the second half as Pettisville came away with a hard-fought 45-41 victory, Saturday, Feb. 22, in a Division IV sectional final at Bryan. It’s the seventh straight sectional championship for the Blackbirds and the third time they beat […]

Longer School Days Start Monday, March 3



Longer days for students in the Archbold Area School District start Monday, March 3, said Aaron Rex, school district superintendent. School will start 10 minutes earlier in the morning, and end 20 minutes later in the afternoon. Middle school students will start and end their days first. They must be at school by 7:50 am. Their school day ends at […]

Boys Soccer To Become AHS School Sport In ’16




Aaron Rex, Archbold Area School District superintendent, said boys soccer will become a school sport in 2016. In 2009, proponents of making boys soccer a school sport asked the board to sanction the sport, which allowed the team to participate in post-season Ohio High School Athletic Association tournaments. In addition to promising the sport could be self-supporting, a group of […]

Letter To The Editor



On February 13, my wife and I, along with approximately 50 other residents, business owners, and elected officials attended the public hearing of the Rd. 24 and St. Rt. 66 project. Of all the people who gave testimony, only two were in favor of the proposed project: the mayor of Archbold and a German Township trustee. The rest of the […]

Old Photo Corner



The Christy Motors men’s basketball team from the mid-1950s. Front row, from left: (5) unknown; Stan Weber, Jim Knierim, Bill Arthur. Back row: Harold Nagel; Leo Kubiak, George Bush, Donald “Cooney” Christy, John Payak, Jr., Bob Conroy, Bob “P-Nuts” Long. If you know who #5 is, call the Buckeye at 419- 445-4466.– photo courtesy Jim Wyse

2014-02-26 E-Edition

Potholes Pose Problems



If anyone believes there are more potholes than usual developing in Archbold, it’s true. But many should be temporarily improved. Dennis Howell, village administrator, said crews were out last week, filling holes in Archbold main streets. Bob Seaman, village engineer, said potholes in village streets are another byproduct of the harsh winter. Seaman said cold temperatures cause road pavement to […]

Letter To The Editor



In the next few years, the Archbold downtown merchants must figure out a set of strategies to not only survive but also endure and grow. The time to develop these plans is now. They need to do so whether or not the proposed County Road 24 project is approved and built in the near future. The Archbold area needs the […]


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