COVID-19 Update: Pandemic EBT, Additional Services to Reopen, Staying Connected


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today provided the following COVID-19 updates.  PANDEMIC EBT PLAN: Governor DeWine announced that the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (OJFS) has received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture for its Pandemic EBT plan. The Pandemic EBT program was included in the Families […]

Keith Lee Oyer

Keith Lee Oyer, age 63, of rural Defiance, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at Mercy Defiance Hospital. He was a self-employed insurance agent for over 30 years. Keith was born in Columbus on June 27, 1956, the son of Herb and Betty (Rupp) Oyer. On July 2, 1977, he married Peggy Durham, and she survives. He was […]

COVID-19 Update: Reopening of Restaurants, Bars, and Personal Care Services


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today announced the next phase of the Responsible RestartOhio plan as it relates to restaurants, bars, and personal care services. As part of today’s announcement, Governor DeWine reminded Ohioans that COVID-19 is still incredibly dangerous and stressed the importance of continuing to exercise safe health habits […]

Pool Won’t Open In 2020

Due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the Archbold Swimming Pool will not open in 2020. Jennifer Kidder, Archbold Park & Recreation director announced the decision at the Archbold Park Board meeting Wednesday, May 6. In addition to questions about when the pool would be allowed to open, Kevin Morton, park board member, said the board didn’t want those who […]

180th Flyby


  The 180th Fighter Wing from the National Guard Base at Toledo Express Airport joined #OperationAmericanResolve by conducting a flyby over Northwest Ohio, including Archbold, to salute our heroes at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19, Wednesday, May 6. Two jets flew over Archbold at 2 pm.-Posted 5.6, 2:25 pm  

COVID-19 Update: State Budget Impact


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.  STATE BUDGET IMPACT: Due to the economic impact of COVID-19, Governor DeWine today announced $775 million in reductions to Ohio’s General Revenue Fund for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2020 which ends on June […]

2020-05-06 E-Edition

‘Superhero’ Teachers Visit Students

Tuesday, April 28, started out as just another day for kindergarten and first grade students in the Pettisville School District. They did their schoolwork at home, shut out of their classrooms by the Coronavirus pandemic. But elsewhere, their teachers– Lynne Hoffmire and Lisa Aeschliman, kindergarten, and Amy Leppelmeier and Lexie King, first grade– were donning their best Blackbird superhero outfits […]

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 […]