COVID-19 Update: Safety Checks, Twin Valley Update, Veterans Home Update


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.  BAR/RESTAURANT SAFETY CHECKS:  Governor DeWine announced today that he is assembling an enforcement team to ensure that bars and restaurants are operating safely under the Responsible RestartOhio plan.  Bars and restaurants reopened to patrons […]

COVID-19 Update: New Responsible RestartOhio Opening Dates


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today provided the following sector opening dates established as part of the Responsible RestartOhio plan.  CHILD CARE: MAY 31 Beginning Sunday, May 31, childcare providers in Ohio will be permitted to reopen if these providers can meet required safety protocols.  To ensure that these establishments operate in […]

No COVID-19 At Fairlawn

Update: Mari Yoder, director of development for Fairlawn Haven, said Friday, May 15 that there are no cases of COVID-19 at the Fairlawn Haven Care Center. Yoder said she could not discuss the test results of any indiviudal Fairlawn resident, but could say there were NO COVID cases in the facility.–corrected 11.08 am 5/15/20 Mari Yoder, director of development at […]

Archbold School Board, Education Association, Reach Agreement

In a special meeting held Wednesday, May 13, the Archbold School Board approved the payment of spring supplemental contracts at reduced rates. The remainder of the 2020 school year was cancelled by Mike DeWine, Ohio governor, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. As a result, events such as spring sports and the high school musical production were not held. The […]

2020-05-13 E-Edition

Mother’s Day Drive-In Church Service

The leaders of Templo Cristiano found a way to hold a Mother’s Day church service by hosting it as a drive-in, Sunday, May 10. Top: Collin Rodriguez, 8, Archbold, left, and Jizelle Hernandez, 4, Pettisville, right, wear their masks as they peek out their car windows. Lower left: Junior Rodriguez, left, church translator and superintendent, teams with Misael Rodriguez, pastor. […]

Swimming Pool Will Not Open

Was Difficult Decision: Kidder

It was a difficult decision, but Jennifer Kidder, director of Archbold Parks & Recreation, announced at the Wednesday, May 6, Archbold Park Board meeting that the swimming pool will not open in 2020. Board members discussed the action briefly during the meeting. In an email message to this newspaper, Kidder said, “Since all of this with Coronavirus started in March, […]

Archbold, Pettisville Graduations Set

Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 at Archbold and Pettisville high schools will be drive-thru. Jay Selgo, Archbold superintendent, said the AHS graduation plan was submitted to Kim Cupp, Fulton County Health Commissioner. Selgo said the plan was approved, with some clarifications, the week of May 4-8. “AHS will have a drive-thru ceremony on the original scheduled date of […]

‘True Warriors’ On The Front Line Of The Battle Against COVID-19, Says Short

Beth Short, AHS ‘95 and a graduate of the Northwest State Community College nursing program, has been on the front line in the battle against the Coronavirus. She also has a master’s degree in nursing education to accompany her Registered Nurse license. Short, who works at Flower Hospital as a float nurse, volunteered to work at Bay Park Hospital in […]

‘Without A Doubt… (The Shutdown) Saved Hundreds Of Thousands Of Lives,’ Says Hurst

Editor’s Note: Dan Hurst, Ridgeville Corners, is a Certified Nurse Practitioner who had been working in the COVID Intensive Care Unit at St. Anne’s Hospital in Toledo. He wrote the following heartfelt message on his Facebook page, Sunday, May 10, and granted this newspaper permission to reprint the post, written in his own words, about why the shutdown was so […]