Indians Show Why They’re Number 1 In State, Defeat Blackbirds 59-44

Down by 20 points at the beginning of the second half, the Pettisville boys basketball team attempted a comeback against Wauseon but fell short in front of a soldout crowd in the Bird Cage, Saturday, Feb. 17. Ranked sixth in Division IV in last week’s statewide poll, the Birds clawed their way back to a nine-point deficit, but could come […]

Matthew Wayne “Matt” Nofzinger

Matthew Wayne “Matt” Nofzinger, age 53, of Archbold and formerly of Stryker, passed away early Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at the Defiance Area Hospice Inpatient Care Center following a long battle with cancer. Prior to his illness he had been employed as a teacher for Sara’s Garden in Wauseon and had also been a substitute teacher for the Bryan City […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

First Sunday in Lent Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Judges: Breaking the Cycle of Sin-Judges 6,” Jesse Kahler. Central Mennonite Sunday: Lee & Jan Short, Ethan Stuckey, greeters; Anna Roth, gathering music, offertory; Eric & Ami Richer, worship leaders; Melissa Valentine, Jay Roth, special music; Anita Roth & Duane Beck, song leaders; Haiden Beck, […]

Youths Advised To Stay Away

Archbold police advised juveniles to stay away from one another after an incident at the school bus stop near the Archbold Villas that occurred about 7:15 am, Monday, Feb. 12. Police were told a sevenyear old Archbold boy was allegedly grabbed by his backpack and pulled out of line by an older boy. In his report, an officer reported speaking […]


The wrong photos appeared on the Good Luck pages for Archbold and Pettisville basketball in the Feb. 14 edition of this newspaper. Corrected pages run this week. The Buckeye regrets the error.

2018-02-21 E-Edition

Small, Ripke To Marry April 14

Mr. and Mrs. J. Andrew Small, Napoleon, and Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin D. Ripke, Ridgeville Corners, announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Adeline Claire Small and Austin David Ripke. The bride-elect is a 2013 graduate of Napoleon High School. She is employed at Frey Chiropractic and is the owner of AC Photography. Her fiancé is a 2012 […]

Two Cars Collide Feb. 8

A two-car collision occurred on South Defiance Street at the Short-Buehrer Road intersection about 11:58 am, Thursday, Feb. 8, an Archbold police report states. Kimberly R. Snyder, 40, Wauseon, was driving a car south on South Defiance Street, and was stopped for the traffic signal at Short- Buehrer Road. A second car, driven by Madison Rae Mazurkiewicz. 20, Archbold was […]

Good Deeds By Archbold, Pettisville Schools

In a day and age when students undergo “active shooter” drills; when they are confronted with “high value” state tests; when cyberbullying and sexting and online predators and a dozen other things are coming at them, it’s refreshing to see students have a little fun at school. We point to a couple of recent events for elementary kids: 100 Day […]

Top Bible Quiz Teams From Feb. 18

Behold the top four scoring teams at the Bible Quiz meet at Pettisville Missionary Church, Sunday, Feb. 18. The host church team, “Guards,” lead with a 14-2-1 record after winning all four matches and averaging 146 points. Members are front row from left: Hyatt Stamm, Joshua Norr, Samuel Ruffer, and Isaac Norr. Also in front is 8-8 “Vindicated,” North Clinton, […]

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