Pettisville School Board Names Interim Superintendent

During its Monday night, July 13 meeting, the Pettisville School Board approved hiring Ken Boyer as interim superintendent. Boyer has been signed to a one-year contract. He will replace Steve Switzer, who has announced his retirement after 38 years of service to the district.–updated 9:02 pm 7.13.20    

COVID-19 Update: New Risk Levels, Higher Education Guidance, Funding for Schools, Homelessness Grant, IMAP Launch, SharedWork Program, Plasma Donation

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  UPDATED COUNTY RISK LEVELS Governor DeWine announced today that new public health data has led the Ohio Department of Health to designate 12 counties as being in a Red Alert Level 3 Public Emergency as defined by the Ohio […]

Backyard Bash, Kart Races Cancelled

Jennifer Kidder, director of Archbold Parks & Recreation, announced Wednesday morning the Backyard Bash Concert and the kart racing event have been cancelled. The Bash, which featured a country music concert, was originally scheduled for June, then rescheduled for Saturday Aug. 22. The kart racing event, planned for downtown, was set for Sunday, Aug. 9. “Last night, the governor extended […]

COVID-19 Update: Face Coverings to be Required in High-Risk Counties

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that effective on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., a new Ohio Department of Health order will mandate face coverings in public in all counties that are designated as a Red Alert Level 3 Public Health Emergency or a Purple Alert Level 4 Public Health Emergency.  Currently, seven counties in Ohio are designated at […]

2020-07-08 E-Edition

Library Reopens With A Little Ingenuity

Archbold Community Library used a little ingenuity to take one precaution against the potential spread of COVID-19. Like many offices, the library needed a barrier between patrons and employees at the circulation desk. Usually, barriers are constructed of some form of plexiglass. But Sonya Huser, library director, explained the cost to purchase plexiglass barriers was hundreds of dollars for 24 […]

County Schools Issue Reopening Agreement

Officials from the seven school districts in Fulton County have issued a joint agreement on reopening schools for the 2020-21 school year. In at least two places in the document, the superintendents of the seven districts state even with precautions put in place, there is still a chance for students to contract the Coronavirus. “Each school district will be transparent […]

Possible Splash Pad Draws Sponsorship Interest

Jennifer Kidder, director of Archbold Parks and Recreation, said at least one corporate entity has expressed an interest in supporting a new splash pad project. “I did have one very supportive email (from a company) that will be looking to assist us with some corporate sponsorship,” she said. “I’m not willing to say more than that right now.” In an […]

Sliding Into Summer

Cousins Khalyci Smith, 3, Archbold, left, and Macrae Zimmerman, 2, who was visiting from Tennessee, were having a grand time playing together in the Kiddie Korral at Ruihley Park recently. Khalyci is the daughter of Ashley Zimmerman.– photo by Mary Huber

News from the Pew & Pulpit

West Clinton Mennonite Sunday: Marla Miller, scripture reader; Kelly Miller, prelude/offertory; Brenna Harker, childrens moment. Sermon, “Paul’s Prayer,” Ephesians 3:14-21, Ryan Harker; Gary Waidelich, sharing & prayer. St. John’s Christian Sunday: Joshua Reeb, Cameron Yoder, acolytes; Steve Walker, Gary & Judy Sears, ushers; Mission A- Month- Shepherds Circle, Nancy Rupp; Tammy Nofziger, worship leader; David Stuckey, song leader; special music, […]