Spring Sports Delayed Until At Least May 1


The OHSAA has extended the no-contact period for spring sports through May 1, it was announced in a March 31 update to school administrators. No practices or competitions may occur through May 1. The OHSAA will continue to look at abbreviated schedules for spring sports. Cancellation remains on the table with all other options. Simply so the OHSAA is prepared, […]

Social Security Benefits Will be Paid On Time and Other Updates Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic


Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, reminds the public that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments will continue to be paid on time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency also reminds everyone to be aware of scammers who try to take advantage of the pandemic to trick people into providing personal information or payment via retail gift […]

Governor DeWine Extends School Closure Order


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that the Ohio Department of Health will extend its order to keep schools closed through the end of April.  Ohio’s previous order was set to expire on April 3, 2020. The new order will extend the closure through May 1, 2020. “There is the real possibility that our schools could stay closed longer than […]

Ohio Emergency Management Agency Will NOT Call You Asking for Personal Information


The Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) is receiving reports of spam calls to Ohioans from individuals claiming to be from the Ohio EMA and requesting personal protected information, such as a Social Security number. “The Ohio Emergency Management Agency is not calling Ohioans and asking for their protected personal information,” said Executive Director Sima Merick. “If you receive such […]

ARS Suspends Recycling In Archbold


ARS Refuse Services has announced service adjustments for the Village of Archbold: Beginning April 1, • All recycling services are suspended. •All bulk pickup is suspended. •Handling of any loose or non-bagged items is suspended. •Residents may have 1 extra 30-gallon bag per week on their recycling week/day. -Posted 3.30, 10:15 am.

Governor DeWine Signs House Bill 197


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 […]

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


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


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 […]

2020-03-25 E-Edition

Ridgeville Musicians Entertain With Drive-Thru Polka Music

You can get many things through a drive-thru. Cash, food, medicine, and– polka music? Ted Lange and his wife Mollie, who uses the stage name Mollie B, are professional musicians who perform polka music. They’ve been in a major Hollywood movie, on television, and radio. But in the current Coronavirus crisis, Ted said everything on their schedule has been cancelled […]