Flu Bug Bites Hard During December

That old nemesis, the flu bug, is back again, and this year, he’s got a pretty bad bite. Information from the Ohio Department of Health states that through Saturday, Dec. 20, 1,919 people in Ohio were hospitalized for influenza associated illness. That’s almost six times as many as the same time period in 2013, when there were only 331. Mike […]

Clyde Allen Sommer

Clyde Allen Sommer, 89, of Archbold, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, Dec. 20, 2014. Clyde was born in Bluffton, Ohio, on Aug. 2, 1925, to Walter and Cora (Gratz) Sommer. He was a 1943 graduate of Bluffton High School and immediately enlisted in the Navy after graduating. On Nov. 3, 1946, he married his high school sweetheart, Kathryn Joan Hauenstein […]

Saloon Stood At Red Cross Corner

Before the Red Cross Drug Store, before the gas station turned restaurant, even before there was a gas station on the corner of North Defi- ance and Stryker streets, there was a saloon and dance hall. Ross Wm. Taylor, publisher of the Archbold Buckeye and a lifetime Archbold resident, said prior to Ohio Oil building a gas station in the […]

Man Pops Question In Ruihley Park During Festival of Lights

Forbes Talley used the 2014 Festival of Lights as the backdrop for his proposal of marriage to Bailey Mayer, AHS ‘11, Monday night, Dec. 22. Talley arranged for his intended to be picked up at her North Defiance Street home by a horse-drawn wagon and taken to the park, where she found him waiting for her at the head of […]

Michael K. Dailey

Michael K. Dailey, age 58 years, of Archbold, passed away Sunday night, Dec. 28, 2014, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center following his courageous battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 8, 1956, at Van Wert, the son of Thomas and Betty (Miller) Dailey, and married Ana Moreno on March 24, 1984. A resident of the Archbold area many […]

Enter Here

Vehicles slowly enter the 26th annual Festival of Lights in Ruihley Park, passing under three lighted archways. While some displays have moved to new locations within the park, the arches have always been at the entrance. The Festival of Lights runs through Thursday.–photo by David Pugh

Lydia Is A Baby On The Move

~ Archbold Buckeye First Baby Of 2014 ~

Cindy Clark described her daughter Lydia as “a baby on the move.” The 11-month-old “scoots along pretty well,” her father Josh said. “She’s just learning to walk, and she’s a wiggle worm.” She started pulling herself up about three weeks ago, Cindy said. “She likes to wrestle on the ground, too,” Josh said. Soon she’ll be moving out of the […]

Berneda P. Beck

Berneda P. Beck, age 92, of Archbold, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 26, 2014, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold, where she had resided the past several years. Prior to her retirement she had worked as a seamstress for the former Archbold Dry Goods Store. Berneda was born in Archbold on April 24, 1922, the daughter of Edwin and […]

Skid-Steer Loader Stolen From Local Firm

    A skid-steer loader, valued at about $79,000, was stolen from Archbold Equipment sometime between Friday, Dec. 26 and Sunday, Dec. 28.     Tracy Zuver, chief deputy of the Fulton County Sheriff Department, said Tuesday, Dec. 30, the loader, which has crawler-style tracks instead of wheels, was stolen off the Archbold Equipment lot.     Tracks left at the scene indicate […]

Ebola Scare Challenges Hodges In First Days As Health Dept. Head

Rick Hodges, AHS ‘82, was on the job as the director of the Ohio Department of Health only a few weeks when the threat of Ebola visited the state. John Kasich, Ohio governor, appointed Hodges to head the Ohio Department of Health Aug. 1. On Oct 15, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified Ohio officials that Amber […]

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