2020-04-22

April 28 Primary Election Results

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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, […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: Face Coverings, Advisory Groups on Restaurants, Barbershops, and Salons

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. CUSTOMER FACE COVERINGS IN RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS: Governor DeWine announced today that the state of Ohio will not require that customers entering retail establishments wear face coverings. Wearing face coverings in public is still, however, […]

Governor DeWine Announces Details of Ohio’s Responsible RestartOhio Plan

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today made several major announcements regarding Ohio’s plan to responsibly restart Ohio’s economy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  HEALTHCARE:  Beginning May 1, 2020,all medically necessary procedures that do not require an overnight stay in a healthcare facility or do not require inpatient hospital admission and minimizes use […]

COVID-19 Update: Reagent and Testing Swabs, Contact Tracing, Foster Care

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  REAGENT AND TESTING SWAB UPDATE: Reagent: Governor DeWine announced that members of the newly formed Testing Strike Team, led by former Governors Celeste and Taft, have reached an agreement with Thermo Fisher, a company that makes reagent, that will substantially […]

CCNO Stops Accepting Inmates

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An emergency meeting of the CCNO Executive Committee was held at 9:30am, today, Friday. The Executive Committee is empowered to make decisions and take action as agent for and on behalf of the entire Commission in an emergency situation. The Executive Committee voted to accept Executive Director Dennis Sullivan’s recommendation to temporarily suspend accepting inmates at CCNO. However, sheriffs and […]

COVID-19 Update: How Environmental Changes Impact Health Risk

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  During today’s regular COVID-19 update, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted invited Mark Weir, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Environmental Health at The Ohio State University, to discuss how health risks change as changes are made to the environment. Dr. Weir explained that cough or sneeze droplets containing the virus spread through contact with others or contact […]

Wauseon House Fire Injures One

An early Thursday morning, April 23 house fire at 233 Walnut Street, Wauseon, injured Matthew Graber, the resident and owner of the property. Assisting Wauseon Fire Department at the scene was Archbold Rescue, Delta Fire Department and the Morenci (Mich.) Fire Department. Brittany Roof, WFD pubic information officer, said a Wauseon police officer discovered the fire, and found Graber, who […]

Woman Dies In Vehicle-Pedestrian Mishap

A press release from the Wauseon Police Department states Doris Waite, 85, rural Wauseon, died after she was struck by a vehicle about 8:44 am, Wednesday, April 22. Police officials say Waite, a pedestrian, was struck by a vehicle in the 700 block of North Shoop Avenue. She was taken to the Fulton County Health Center, where she was pronounced […]

One Killed In Amboy Township Crash

A crash between a car and a semi killed a 16-year-old girl at the intersection of Fulton County Rd. 1 and US20 in Amboy Township about 3:41 pm Wednesday, April 22. A press release from the Ohio State Highway patrol states the deceased was a passenger in a car driven by a second 16-year-old girl, which was traveling south on […]

COVID-19 Update: Elective Surgery Order, Mental Health CareLine

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  ELECTIVE SURGERY ORDER:  Dr. Acton today announced an order that directs healthcare providers in hospitals and outpatient surgery centers to reassess procedures and surgeries that were postponed. On March 17, Dr. Acton issued an order […]