COVID-19 Update: Child Care Ratios to be Lifted, Additional Restrictions Announced for Local Fairs


Governor Mike DeWine today provided the following updates related to Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  CHILD CARE RATIOS Governor DeWine announced that child care providers in Ohio may return to their normal, statutory ratios and class sizes beginning on August 9, 2020.  Child care providers have a choice to increase the number of children and staff members to the normal […]

Henry County Has First COVID-19 Death

A man in his 80s has become the first person in Henry County to die as a result of COVID-19. In a press release, Henry County Health Department officials announced, “It is with great sadness, Henry County Health Department  is confirming the first death of a Henry County resident due to COVID-19. “The deceased individual is a male in his […]

Fairlawn Worker Tests Positive For COVID-19; No Cases In Residents

In a press release issued Thursday, July 23, officials of the Fairlawn Haven Retirement Campus announced a worker in the facility tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the Coronavirus. That worker did not display any symptoms of COVID-19, and no Fairlawn residents had either suspected or confirmed cases of the illness. In part, the press release reads: “On […]

County Now Orange On COVID-19 Scale

    Fulton County moved from a yellow level 1 to an orange level 2 on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System Scale Thursday, July 23. Additionally, Henry and Defiance counties found themselves at red level 3. Williams County remained yellow, level 1. In his Thursday press conference, Mike DeWine, Ohio governor, specifically mentioned the “Name That Tune” event held at […]

COVID-19 Update: Eight Counties Increase to Red Alert Level Three, Importance of Self-Quarantines, Broadband Expansion


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 23 counties as being in a Red Alert Level 3 Public Emergency as defined by the Ohio […]

Governor DeWine Issues Statewide Mask Order, Travel Warning


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  STATEWIDE MASK ORDER Governor DeWine announced that beginning on Thursday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m., a statewide mask mandate will go into effect for citizens living in all 88 Ohio counties.  “Our preliminary data indicate that the rate of […]

2020-07-22 E-Edition

Short’s Golf Ball Collection Tops 5,600

People collect a lot of things: baseball cards, buttons, cars– the list goes on. For Larry Short, Archbold, it’s golf balls. “I’ve got 5,600. I don’t know of anybody that’s got any more than that,” he said. Actually, there is a guy with more: a fellow from Pompano Beach, Fla., has a collection of over 40,000. Larry gets a lot […]

Uptick In County COVID-19 Cases Partly Due To Event At Winery

Rachel Kinsman, public information officer for the Fulton County Health Department, said Tuesday there has been an uptick in cases of COVID-19 in Fulton County. Many, but not all, of those 17 new cases can be attributed to an event at the Leisure Time Winery, rural Napoleon. In a statement released last week, Henry County Health Department officials said, “through […]

National Champion

Archbold Fifth Grader Aiden Wyse

Few people can lay claim to participating in a national championship, but Aiden Wyse, an Archbold fifth grader, can. Aiden not only participated in the 2020 YEDA Nationals, he was a two-time champion, winning two events in the Pearl Division. YEDA stands for Youth Equestrian Development Association. Aiden is part of the Hancock Horsemen team. The team has three coaches; […]