Firefighting A Family Affair For The Beneckes

Service to Ridgeville Township and the community of Ridgeville Corners goes back a long way for the Benecke family. Delmar “Jack” Benecke was on the fire department in the 1940s. In the early days, property owners bought stock or a share in the department that entitled them to fire protection. Dexter, Jack’s son, said it was his father that made […]

Woman Arrested For Domestic Violence

Archbold police arrested Rebekah Suzanne Chasten, 33, Archbold, on Thursday, Sept. 28, on a charge of domestic violence, a police report states. Chasten is also charged with aggravated menacing. The report states an officer was called to the 100 block of DeGroff Avenue at about 1:03 pm. There was a report of a domestic dispute involving Chasten and Denver L. […]

AHS Girls Clinch Share Of NWOAL Soccer Title

Ranked fifth in the latest Division III Ohio Soccer Scholastic Association Coaches poll, Archbold won a pair of games last week to up its record to 14-0, 5-0 in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League. The Streaks defeated Liberty Center 4-0 to clinch at least a share of the NWOAL title. Swanton is right behind at 4-1 with one league game […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 Using volunteer labor and donated or discounted equipment, services and materials, the Archbold Rotary Club was able to renovate Spengler Field and save the school district $5,274.02. The Spengler Field project was a benefit to the school, community, and Rotary Club. Field commander Sarah Schoenhals leads the AHS Marching Band while playing America […]

Five Running For Village Council

With three Archbold Village Council seats up for election this year and two councilmen not seeking reelection, there will be at least two new council members in 2018. Voters will make their choice in the Tuesday, Nov. 7 general election. Council sets the priorities for community projects and development, funding those projects with taxes and fees collected. Kenneth M. Cowell […]

Extinguish Outdoor Fire

Steam rises from a burning brush pile as Archbold firefighters use a hose from one of the department grass fire trucks to put out a fire. Firefighters were called to the scene of the outdoor fire about 10:11 am, Monday, Oct. 2, in the 3000 block of Co. Rd. 20. The fire was a few hundred feet back, on the […]

AHS Boys Golf Wins First-Ever District Title, Advances To State

A version of this article was posted to www.ArchboldBuckeye.com, Friday, Oct. 6, at 9 am. The Archbold golf team advanced to the state tournament for the third time in school history after winning the Division II district championship, its first-ever district title, Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Red Hawk Golf Course. The Streaks finished with a team score of 321, […]

Old Photo Corner

Family and friends gathered in 1947 for a birthday party celebrating the fifth birthday of cousins Dianne Nafziger, Pettisville, and Suzanne Nafziger, Wauseon. Their mothers, who are sisters, married brothers. Dianne and Suzanne were born Oct. 14, 1942, and are celebrating their 75th birthdays this week. Front row, from left: Peggy (Nafziger) Rupp, Karen (Nafziger) Rupp, Rachel (Porter) Rychener, Steve […]


Most of the candidates for three separate entities will be on hand for Meet The Candidates Night, tomorrow, Thursday. The event starts at 7 pm in the Archbold High School auditorium. All candidates for the seats on the Archbold School Board, Archbold Village Council, and German Township trustees were invited, said Mary Huber, Archbold Buckeye general manager. Each candidate will […]

Five Persons Sentenced

Sentences were handed down against two men and one woman in Fulton County Common Pleas Court, Thursday, Sept. 21: •Stanley R. Goings, Jr., 39, Wauseon; indicted May 17 on one count each, tampering with records, grand theft; entered guilty plea to grand theft; on or about July 15, 2013- June 27, 2016, stole services valued at $17,563.25 from Ohio Department […]