2020-01-01

2020-01-01 E-Edition

Traver Boulton Still Has Fabulous Hair!

Archbold Buckeye First Baby Of 2019

When Traver Clark Boulton, the Archbold Buckeye First Baby of 2019 and son of Ryan and Kelly, Pettisville, was born at 3:23 am on Thursday, Jan. 3, he had the most remarkable full head of hair. In the almost 12 months that have elapsed since then, nothing has changed. Traver had his first haircut, given to him by his aunt, […]

Infrastructure Is Number One, Says Grime



At the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, Jan. 1, Brad Grime, Archbold native and 1972 AHS graduate, takes over as mayor. As mayor, his number one priority is infrastructure. Infrastructure is important “because that’s what draws industry and business and residents,” he said. “When you look over our infrastructure projects over the years, we’re always progressing. “It doesn’t matter who’s […]

Luminarias Line Streets

On Christmas Eve night, portions of Defiance Street and West Barre Road were lined with luminarias, made from plastic milk jugs cut open at the top and small tea light candles. Erich Christman, pastor of St John’s Christian Church, said members of the church congregation sets out the lights each year.– photo by David Pugh

Temporary Generator Installed At Wastewater Treatment Plant

Donna Dettling, Archbold village administrator, said a 500,000 watt (500 kilowatt) generator has been installed at the village wastewater treatment plant. The plant had the option of using one of two sources of electricity from Toledo Edison as a backup in case one failed. In August, a truck pulled down one of the power lines, knocking out one of the […]

Dettling Reviews Economic Development Projects

Donna Dettling, Archbold village administrator, said there is some economic development activity going on in the village. There is a potential buyer for the former Nu-Arch lanes bowling alley. Dettling said the potential buyer plans to remove all of the bowling equipment, then construct storage units in the building. “We are working with him on the site plan. We’re not […]

Downey Leaves Board

Jayson Selgo, left, Archbold School District superintendent, shakes hands with John Downey, who attended his last school board meeting, Monday, Dec. 16. Downey has served the district as a teacher, coach, and school board member for a combined 40 years. He called his work with the district “a labor of love” and said, “It was a good school district when […]

Christmas Lights Around Town


School Board Continues Construction Project

The Archbold School Board is continuing its look at future construction that could be at least partially funded with state dollars. During the Monday, Dec. 16 board meeting, Jayson Selgo, district superintendent, said district officials received an enrollment projection from Future Think, a consulting firm. Selgo said the district provided the company with data. The company projected that over the […]

Super Streaks Named

Listed below are the Archbold Elementary Super Streaks for October, November, and December. The Super Streaks program is an incentive program, recognizing students for good behavior. Students are nominated by their teachers. At the end of each month, an assembly is held, and those named as Super Streaks play games before the student body; their teachers are sometimes involved. September […]