Ohio restaurants and bars were ordered closed for dine-in customers after 9 pm, Sunday, March 15, by Amy Acton, Ohio Department of Health Director. Archbold and Pettisville restaurants open for carryout and/or with drive-thru windows (this list does not include bakeries): Cafe at the Archbold Medical Building: Carryout only. Casa Vieja: Carryout only, 11-8. Dairy Queen: Drive-thru window only, normal […]

Coronavirus Updates


The following organizations have announced changes, postponements, or cancellations in connection with the threat of the Coronavirus. Check this space for updates. This space is being provided free as a public service to our readers. Please support local journalism by subscribing to the Archbold Buckeye at archboldbuckeye.com. National Alliance on Mental Illness, Four County chapter: Support groups cancelled; April 7 […]

Allen “Al” I. Carter

Allen “Al” I. Carter, age 77, of Archbold, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Community Hospitals and Wellness Center, Bryan. Al was born Aug. 18, 1942, in Fulton County, to the late Ivan H. and Dorothy G. (Burkholder) Carter. He married Elizabeth “Donna” Corey on March 11, 1972, and she survives. Al was a police officer for the Village […]



All restaurants & bars in Ohio have been ordered closed as of 9 pm tonight, Sunday, March 15, Mike DeWine announced at a press conference, Sunday, afternoon, March 15. They may offer carryout & delivery.-Posted 3.15, 3:50 pm

Governor Orders More Businesses Closed


Mike DeWine, Ohio governor, issued more orders today, Monday, March 16, regarding the closing of businesses due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Closed as of the end of business today: Fitness centers and gyms, bowling alleys, rec centers, movie theaters, indoor water parks and trampoline parks. DeWine commented that Ohio’s order prohibiting mass meetings of 100 or more persons did not […]

Breaking News: As of 10:08 pm, Monday, March 16, Primary Election postponed


Breaking News: As of about 10:08 pm, Monday night, March 16, Ohio’s Tuesday, March 17 primary election is postponed. This newspaper received a press release at about that time from the office of Mike DeWine, Ohio governor, announcing the polls will be closed as a health emergency. In the press release, DeWine said, “Health Director Dr. Amy Acton will order […]

Effective March 17, 2020, Social Security Offices Will Only Offer Phone Service


* Online Services Remain Available ** All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still able to provide critical services. Our secure and convenient online […]

OHSAA Update About Winter & Spring Sports


The following memo was sent Friday afternoon, March 13, from OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass to all OHSAA member school administrators regarding the postponed winter tournaments and spring sports. Since the current situation is rapidly changing, any of these may need to be adjusted.  If they are, notification will go out immediately to schools. TO:  Member School Administrators FR:   Jerry […]

Curbside Voting Option Expanded


Those who are concerned about entering a polling place to cast a ballot in the Primary Election on Tuesday, March 17, can now vote from their car. Melanie Gilders, director of the Fulton County Board of Elections, said the board received word from the Ohio Secretary of State office Sunday night at 11:04 pm expanding what’s called curbside voting. Curbside […]

Gene L. Rupp

Gene L. Rupp, who served as principal of Archbold High School for 19 years, died on March 14, 2020, in Archbold.  He was 83. The cause was complications related to Parkinson’s Disease, according to the family. Gene Lee Rupp was born April 13, 1936, in Archbold.  His father, Nelson, was a farmer and county commissioner.  His mother, the former Edna […]