George Ditto Was Pioneer Citizen

(Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint from the July 27, 1966, edition of the Archbold Buckeye.) George Ditto, Archbold’s pioneer citizen, was born in 1796 in Pennsylvania, the son of Francis and Eleanor Ditto. The parental home was in Northumberland County. In 1836, George Ditto left his home in Edon Township, Seneca County, near Tiffin and carrying an ax, […]

Ridgeville Township Trustee Indicted

A Henry County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Roger Miller, a Ridgeville Township trustee. J. Hawken Flanagan, Henry County prosecuting attorney, and Connie Schnitkey, Henry County clerk of courts, confirmed the grand jury indicted Miller on a single count of attempted unlawful interest in a public contract. The grand jury returned the indictment Thursday, June 9. The charge is […]


Archbold Police Log June 17 10:01 am: Naked child, Fox Chase. 1:33 pm: Incident involving juvenile, reported on station. 3:22 pm: Issued bicycle safety award, on station. June 18 8:20 am: Noise report, subject yelling at animals, Theresa Taylor’s Dog Grooming, unfounded. 9:10 am: Deer in neighborhood, 700 block Murbach St., unable to locate. 3:50 pm: Suspicious person, subject accessing […]

Larry J. Erbskorn

Larry J. Erbskorn, age 65, of Archbold, passed away early Tuesday morning, June 21, 2016, at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo.Larry was born on March 29, 1951, the son of Willard and Virginia Erbskorn. Larry spent his retirement enjoying Tiger baseball and spending time with his granddaughters. He is survived by his four children, Traci (Tyler) Wincup of […]

Britsch Gives Picture Of Early Archbold

(Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint from the July 27, 1966, edition of the Archbold Buckeye.) In his book, “Sound of the Hammer” Carl C. Britsch, author, gives a picture of Archbold in 1865. “In the commercial block between Frederick Stotzer’s harness shop and Jacob Vernier’s hardware were five general stores… operated by Jacob Berthoud, Peter Bourquin, Bredt Brothers, […]

Toledo Must Pay Jail Bill, But Can Quit CCNO in 60 Days

The city of Toledo must pay the nearly $1.3 million bill for the third quarter of operating the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio by July 1. But if Toledo decides to drop out of the Corrections Commission of Northwest Ohio, which operates CCNO, it can do so by simply not paying the bill for 60 days. That sets up a […]

Fulton County Court News

Common Pleas Court Colleen McKibben, Stryker, plaintiff vs Arrow Tru Line, Inc, Archbold, defendant. Workers compensation. Terri Ladd, Delta, plaintiff vs Cassandra Brandt, Swanton, defendant. Other civil. Midland Funding, LLC, San Diego, Calif., plaintiff vs Brook Foote, Wauseon, defendant. Other civil. Beneficial Financial, Inc., Brandon, Fla., plaintiff vs Judy Kramer, Fayette, defendant. Foreclosure. Capital One Bank, Columbus, plaintiff vs Gregory […]

2016-06-29 E-Edition

First Log School House Located On Grime Farm

(Editor’s Note: The following article contains selected sections reprinted from the July 27, 1966, edition of the Archbold Buckeye.) The first school house built of logs, was erected in 1852 on the corner of Lutz Road and Ohio Rt 2, on what is now the Grover Grime farm. It was replaced by another school built on the same site in […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Psalm 27: Why Fear?” Jesse Kahler. Central Mennonite Sunday: Worship with Holy Communion. Ralph & Carolyn Metzler, Steve & Beth Aeschliman, greeters; Laura, Julisa, Adelynn Nafziger, prelude, offertory, postlude; Kristi Miehls, song leader; Jodi Crossgrove, worship leaders; Regina Wenger, prayer. Message, “Enough: Is It Enough?” David Elkins. Lockport Mennonite […]

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