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Yoder Presents Council With Healthy Ohio Plaque




Mari Yoder, Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce administrator, presented a plaque to Archbold Village Council members honoring the village being named a Healthy Ohio Healthy Community award.

Speaking to council at the Monday night, Oct. 15, meeting, Yoder said the award is part of a new program started by Ted Strickland, Ohio governor.

Only a few Ohio communities and parks and recreation districts received the Healthy Ohio Healthy Community award. Archbold was recognized at the silver level.

Yoder said she serves on the county heart health coalition. She was given a copy of the application, filled it out, and submitted it.

She said she believed the village received the award “because of all of our great parks and the number of restaurants that received the Gold Plate award.” The Gold Plate award is granted to restaurants that offer hearthealthy menu choices.

“I appreciate all the village does” to promote healthy activity, she said.

Council members reviewed several reports, including capital projects, street department, engineering project status, and police and fire.

In the police report, Martin Schmidt, APD chief, noted the department’s five vehicles traveled a total of 6,713 miles during September. Officers issued 12 citations, 45 warnings, and two parking citations. Nine officers spent a total of 22 hours in training.

Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, told councilmen that Andy Brodbeck, Archbold Fire Department chief, expects the department to set a record for the number of fire and rescue runs this year.

Council members reviewed a letter sent to Bob Charleston, vice president of manufacturing for ConAgra, expressing village appreciation for keeping the ConAgra plant open.

The company announced the plant would close early this year, but then reversed that decision, saving more than 300 jobs.

Also reviewed was a letter from Ohio Gas Company, noting the cost of natural gas for village customers will decrease by four cents per 100 cubic feet.

Ed Leininger, council president, said he was approached by a village resident who has a manhole in a driveway. Leininger said the concrete around the manhole was flaking off, and wondered who was responsible for repairing it.

Bob Seaman, village engineer, said his office will look into it.- David Pugh


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