Mayoral Inauguration Kicks Off Sesquicentennial Year

With more pomp and circumstance than any other mayoral inauguration in recent memory, Jim Wyse, outgoing mayor of the village of Archbold, turned the job over to Jeff Fryman. The AHS Marching Band performed prior to the start of the Monday, Jan. 4 Archbold Village Council meeting, which was held under the replica Council Oak tree at the Sauder Heritage […]


Robert “Bob” Burkholder, 83, Greeley, Colo., and formerly of Archbold, died Dec. 25, 2015. Survivors include his wife, Florence, and four children. Stoddard Funeral Home, Greeley, Colo.


Pettisville 8th Grade Girls Basketball Pettisville (8-3, 5-1 BBC) def. Edon 30-28, Monday, Jan. 4. Pettisville leading scorer: Dani King 10. Pettisville 7th Grade Boys Basketball Pettisville def. Edon 31-19, Monday, Jan. 4.

Fulton County Dog Pound Center Of Controversy Again

Breaking news: Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney said misdemeanor charges were filed Tuesday, Jan. 5, against Jean Keating, Sylvania, executive director of the Lucas County Pit Crew, and the Pit Crew organization. In a Tuesday afternoon email message to this newspaper, Haselman said Keating is charged with obstructing official business, a second-degree misdemeanor, and violating a rabies quarantine, a […]

Archbold Police Log

Dec. 23 11:46 am: Fraud, 500 block Schrock Dr. 12:12 pm: 911 hangup, Sauder Outlet Store, all okay. 1:59 pm: 911 hang-up, Fairlawn Apartments, child playing with phone, all okay. 4:06 pm: Parking violation, 100 block Depot St., vehicle parked too long. 6:03 pm: Disabled vehicle, Archbold Physical Therapy, owner advised they would pick up vehicle. Dec. 24 10:48 am: […]

AHS Girls Raise Record To 11-1 With 47-40 Win Over Perrysburg

Up 17-9 after one but down 34-32 after three, Archbold (11-1) outscored Division I Perrysburg 15- 6 in the fourth for a 47-40 non-league girls basketball victory, Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Perrysburg. “This was a very good win for us against a very solid and ‘bigger’ team,” said Brian Ziegler, AHS head coach. Perrysburg’s top players are 6-1, 5-11, 5-10, […]

Sewer Project “Should Be A Priority,” Wyse Says

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series in which Jim Wyse, now former Archbold mayor, talks about two major issues facing the village. Jim Wyse, now the former mayor of the village of Archbold, performed his final act as mayor when he presided over the opening of the Monday, Jan. 4 meeting of Archbold Village Council. After […]

Archbold EMS Log

Dec. 18 10:51 pm: 700 block Siegel Dr., medical alarm, accidental trip. Dec. 20 8:12 am: 700 block Siegel Dr., ill, transported to Fulton County Health Center. 8:14 pm: Co. Rd. 22 at St. Rt. 2, medical, transported to FCHC. Dec. 21 1:05 am: Fairlawn Apartments, ill, transported to FCHC. 6:12 pm: Pettisville Missionary Church, injury, transported to FCHC. Dec. […]

Blackbirds Fall To Ottawa Hills 51-39, Top Patrick Henry 55-30

Pettisville split a pair of boys basketball contests last week, falling to Ottawa Hills 51-39 but bouncing back to defeat Patrick Henry 55-30. Pettisville entertained the Green Bears, Tuesday, Dec. 29. The Blackbirds scored the first five points, but a 10-0 run to end the first quarter gave the Green Bears a 10-5 advantage. Ottawa Hills scored on a pair […]

Still Looking For First Baby Of 2016

The title of the Archbold Buckeye First Baby of 2016 is still waiting to be claimed. The Buckeye First Baby of 2016 is the first baby of the year born to parents living in the Archbold or Pettisville school districts after 12 a.m., Friday, Jan. 1. The birth may occur at any hospital. Rules were in the Dec. 23 and […]