2014-03-12

Public Meetings



FCBDD Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Monday, March 17, 7 p.m., FCBDD, 1210 N. Ottokee St., Wauseon. Library Board Archbold Community Library Board and Audit Committee, Wednesday, March 12, 7 p.m., ACL, Stryker St. School Board Archbold Area School Board, Monday, March 17, 5:30 p.m., Archbold High School, 600 Lafayette St. Water & Sewer Ridgeville Township Water & Sewage […]

Collegiate Connection



Trisha King, AHS ‘11, and a student at Trine University, Angola, Ind., will compete in the 800-meter run at the 2014 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships, Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, in Lincoln, Neb. For each women’s individual event contested, the top 17 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition. King, daughter of Pete […]

Archbold ConAgra Losing Chef Boyardee Production To Pa.




The Archbold ConAgra plant will lose a portion of its business, as corporate officials have decided to move some production to Pennsylvania. Daniel Hare, senior director of communication and external relations, said in an email statement to the Archbold Buckeye, “On March 4, we informed employees that we will transition Chef Boyardee from Archbold to Milton, Pa., where there is […]

Stephen W. Rupp



Stephen W. Rupp, of Wauseon, passed away Monday, March 3, at the age of 70. Steve was born in Wauseon on Dec. 9, 1943, to Orville and Doris ( Lawrence) Rupp, both of whom have preceded him in death. On Aug. 25, 1962, Steve married Mary Johnson, also of Wauseon. Upon Mary’s passing on Aug. 3, 2012, they had been […]

Africentric Wears Down Streaks, Advances To State Tournament



A trio of Blue Streaks scored in double figures, but it wasn’t enough as Columbus Africentric Early College (23-3) makes its sixth trip to the state tournament with a 57-42 win over Archbold (23- 3) in the Division III regional girls basketball championship game, Saturday, March 8, at Lexington. Africentric has won state championships three times and was the runner-up […]

Rollie Britsch – The Man Behind The Microphone

Announcer Tells Of Highs, Lows As The Voice Of The Blue Streaks


(Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part interview with Rollie Britsch, longtime announcer for Archbold High School football and boys basketball.) In his 30-plus years of public address announcing at Archbold High School, Britsch has had his share of funny moments, proud moments, and moments when words were hard to come by. “I don’t know if anyone […]

Martha A. Traxler



Martha A. Traxler, age 67, of West Unity, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 10, 2014, at Community Health Care Professionals Inpatient Hospice in Defi- ance with her loving family by her side. She was born in Akron on Sept. 10, 1946, to the late Percy Thompson and Martha (Dyce) Thompson. In 1986, she married Kendall Traxler, and shared 27 […]

AHS Girls Shoot Down Eagles In Regional Semifinal



Down by four at the half after hitting only one shot in the second quarter, Archbold outscored Liberty-Benton 24-16 in the second half for a 37-33 Division III regional semifinal girls basketball victory, Tuesday, March 4, at Ohio Northern University, Ada. The victory advanced the Streaks into the regional fi- nal against Columbus Africentric, Saturday, March 8. “It’s an amazing […]

Streaks Fall In Regional Final



Top: An emotional Brian Ziegler, AHS head girls basketball coach, consoles seniors Cassidy Wyse, left, and Jesse Fidler after the Streaks lost to Columbus Africentric 57-42 in the Division III regional final, Saturday, March 8. Bottom left: Wyse guards 6-2 Alexa Hart, who is headed to Ohio State University next year. Bottom right: Fidler, who scored Archbold’s first seven points […]

Western Dist. Court News



(Note: In the listing of traffic offenses, the first number is actual speed; the second, legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, costs.) Jordan K. Stickley, Wauseon, seat belt, Co. Rd. F, $20, $51. Robert E Conner, Cridersville, speeding, 65-55, US20A, $37, $88. Matthew W. Schrock, Archbold, failed to yield right-of-way, E. Williams St., $102, $88. […]


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