Council Won’t Push For St. Rt. 66 Relocation

Jeff Fryman, Archbold mayor, said village council will not push for the proposed relocation of St. Rt. 66 to Co. Rd. 24. At the same time, Fryman said village officials will seek funding to finish the engineering for the proposed realignment of St. Rt. 66 down the current Co. Rd. 24. Fryman said village officials are concerned that the village […]


Pettisville 7th Grade Girls Basketball Pettisville (4-4, 4-2 BBC) def. North Central 27-10, Tuesday, Jan. 2. Pettisville leading scorers: Liz Rochefort, Ally King, 8 each. Pettisville 8th Grade Boys Basketball Montpelier def. Pettisville 55-18, Tuesday, Jan. 2. Pettisville leading scorer: Gideon Myers 9. Fayette def. Pettisville (3-5, 3-4 BBC) 38-28, Saturday, Jan. 6. Pettisville leading scorer: Nate Rupp 9. Pettisville […]

Dealing With The Cold

It appears the days of dangerously cold temperatures are over for the moment, as weather forecasters are predicting temperatures as high as 50 degrees later this week. There were reports of people who died from the cold in the region. Anytime a life is lost in any way that could have been prevented is a tragedy. But those of us […]

Snow Day!

The North Pointe sledding hill was the scene of several Archbold boys who were enjoying a day off of school because of inclement weather, Monday, Jan. 8. Above, from left: Ethan Wyse (red hat), Krayton Kern (facing backwards), Tyler Hurst, Brady Johns, and Jack Hurst slide down the hill in a big dog pile. Left, from top: Logan Miller, Brayden […]

Patricia A. Wyse

Patricia A. Wyse, age 88 years, of Archbold, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 6, 2018, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice. She was born Oct. 3, 1929, at Archbold, the daughter of Raymond and Elizabeth (Short) Short. She married Charles J. Wyse on Oct. 3, 1948, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 2017. A lifelong resident of […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday Jan. 16, 2008 David Deskins, superintendent of Archbold Area Schools, said Monday, he has been officially notified by the state of Ohio Employment Relations Board that the Archbold Education Association has asked for fact-finding. The Archbold Education Association, or AEA, represents district teachers and professional staff. Under fact-finding, an arbitrator, or panel of arbitrators, hears both […]

Fire Service Agreement Finalized

Archbold-German Township

After months of wrangling over a new fire service agreement between Archbold Village Council and the German Township Trustees, a new agreement will soon be in place. The trustees signed the agreement during their Monday, Jan. 8 meeting. Those documents will go to Donna Dettling, Archbold village administrator. Dettling said Tuesday morning once she gets two copies of the agreement […]

Shirley L. Hayes

Shirley L. Hayes, age 81, of Archbold, passed away on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at CHP– Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Prior to her retirement she had worked as a nurses aide at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold, had been a baker for The Doughbox Bakery in Archbold, and for many years had done housecleaning for many people. Shirley was born in […]

Old Photo Corner

Archbold area residents woke up to a white Christmas eve December 24, 2003. Caleb Wyse, 9, left and sister Cassi, 6, fly down the sledding hill in the NorthPointe subdivision.– photo from the Archbold Buckeye archives.

Adriel Buys Former Elmira School, Candy Cane Christmas Shoppe Building

Adriel, the organization that provides services to children and families, has purchased the former Candy Cane Christmas Shoppe building in Burlington/Elmira. Todd Hanes, Adriel chief executive officer, said by March 1, staff that currently works out of the organization’s offices on Co. Rd. F will move into the former school and Christmas shop building. The selling price for the building, […]

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