Coronavirus Updates

Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Express Disappointment in FDA’s Decision to Limit Use of Battelle Technology

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today expressed deep disappointment in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to limit the use of new technology to sterilize desperately-needed surgical masks in Ohio and other parts of the United States.  The FDA has authorized Columbus-based Battelle to sterilize only 10,000 surgical masks in Ohio each day, despite […]

Governor DeWine Signs House Bill 197

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On Friday, March 27, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 197 which provides emergency relief to Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The bill: Waives state testing requirements for school children this year. Extends professional licenses for those who cannot get them renewed. Allows local governments to hold public meetings remotely and with transparency. Extends the income tax deadline to […]

Coronavirus Updates

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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 […]

Can You Help Make Face Masks?

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From Mari Yoder, Director of Development at Fairlawn Retirement Community: As you have heard, there is shortage of face masks for health care workers throughout the US and the World. Fairlawn is asking for your help. Could you help Fairlawn or other health care facilities by using your cotton material to make masks? Whatever you make can be dropped off […]

LOCAL RESTAURANTS OFFER TAKEOUT, DRIVE-THRU OPTIONS

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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 […]

Two Fulton County Residents Test Positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The Fulton County Health Department (FCHD) reports that two Fulton County residents have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).  No personal information about the cases will be released to protect the privacy of the individuals.  FCHD staff are working to identify and notify any close contacts who may have been exposed to the positive COVID-19 cases. FCHD recommends that all Fulton […]

OHSAA Winter Tournaments Move from Postponed to Cancelled

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The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Thursday that the winter sports tournaments of wrestling, basketball and ice hockey, which were postponed indefinitely on March 12, are now cancelled due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. It is anticipated that schools will not be able to reopen for many weeks, which prevents interscholastic athletics from taking place. The start of the […]

Governor DeWine Orders Hiring Freeze for State Agencies, Boards, and Commissions

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio will take steps to cut expenditures in state government.  “Commercial activity is slowing down across Ohio, and as a result, state revenues will also go down dramatically. It is important, as Governor, that I take action now,” said Governor DeWine. “The earlier we start slowing down the spending, the more impact it […]

Ohio Issues “Stay at Home” Order; New Restrictions Placed on Day Cares for Children

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Official Press Release from Gov. DeWine: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D. MPH, today announced that Ohio will be under a “Stay at Home” order. The order will go into effect beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April […]

No Emergency Declaration After Saturday Council Meeting

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Brad Grime, Archbold, mayor, and members of Archbold Village Council opted not to declare an emergency in a special emergency council meeting held Saturday morning, March 21. Grime said the village is already under emergency declarations, from both the State of Ohio and Fulton County in response to the threat of the Coronavirus. Other area communities have declared emergency status. […]


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