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Fairlawn Steps In For Meals On Wheels

When Mike DeWine, Ohio governor, ordered county senior centers to close their doors, one unintended consequence in Fulton County was an almost complete shutdown of the Meals on Wheels program that was run through the senior center kitchen. “We served more than 500 meals a day,” said Sheri Rychener, director of the Fulton County Senior Center. “When the governor placed […]

Fulton County Senior Center Expands Meal Service In Archbold

Sheri Rychener, director of the Fulton County Senior Center, said meal service for seniors in Archbold is being expanded from two to five days a week. Senior centers across Ohio were closed in early March by the order of Mike DeWine, Ohio governor, to stem the spread of the Coronavirus. On Monday, May 11, Rychener said meals will be available […]

Pettisville Schools Levy Defeated

When Steve Switzer, Pettisville schools superintendent, analyzed the results of the spring primary election, he centered on three main reasons for the defeat of the district levy request. The Pettisville School Board asked voters for a 3.5- mill, continuing permanent improvement levy that went down to defeat 471-166, a 305-vote margin. A preliminary vote count for the primary, which was […]

Archbold Income Tax Collection Down In 2020

April Collection Down 26.5% From 2019

Archbold municipal income tax revenue was down 7.4% year-to-date at the end of April when compared to 2019, Archbold Village Council was told at its Monday, May 4 meeting. That could be considered good news. Donna Dettling, village administrator, said she was expecting collections to be off by 10%. The municipal tax is assessed against worker paychecks and corporate profits. […]

Donations Up At Shepherd’s Circle, FISH

Cecily Rohrs, community activist and founder of Shepherd’s Circle, and Lynn Lehman, FISH Food Pantry coordinator, say donations to their organizations are up. Lehman says at the moment, demand for FISH services is low. “Typically, we serve 100 households each month, and the numbers were down dramatically in April,” she said. “We served 34 households in April. “I spoke with […]

10-Year-Old Saves Hundreds Of Ears

A 10-year-old rural Archbold boy is saving the ears of perhaps hundreds of persons with his birthday present. Jonas Nichols, son of David Nichols and Jenny Sauder-Nichols, got a 3D printer for his birthday. He soon began using it to manufacture “ear savers” for those who are required to wear masks that fit over the ears. “I just felt like […]

April 28 Primary Election Results


Here are preliminary results from the 2020 Primary election. The Fulton County Board of Elections counted the ballots that had been received by 7:30 pm, Tuesday, April 28. Absentee ballots that were mailed back to the Board of Election had to be postmarked by Monday, April 27. Any ballot received by U.S. Postal Service on or before Friday, May 8, […]

New Local Loan Program To Help Small Businesses

As Loans Are Paid Back, Money To Buy Healthcare Equipment

A new loan program announced Friday, April 24, will support Fulton County small businesses and healthcare workers during the COVID- 19 pandemic. The Fulton County Economic Development Corporation, working in conjunction with the Heart Radiothon, will operate the “dual impact” program. In a press release, Matt Gilroy, Fulton County Economic Development Corporation director, explained the program will loan up to […]

Cancellation Of Spring Sports ‘A Punch In The Gut’

Possibility became reality, Monday, April 20, for school sports in Ohio. On Monday, Mike DeWine, governor, made the announcement that schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year due to the COVID-19 crisis. Following DeWine’s announcement, Jerry Snodgrass, executive director for the Ohio High School Athletic Association, informed member schools that spring sports were officially cancelled. […]

Ohio Economy Starts Reopening Friday

Mike DeWine, Ohio governor, loosened the leash on the state economy a little bit on Monday, announcing a phase-in of certain businesses and activities. But he did not totally unleash the economy, as some wanted him to do. Ohioans will still not yet be able to go to restaurants for other than carry-out, bars, movie theaters, gyms, barbershops or styling […]

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