COVID-19 Update: Masks in Schools, Rapid Testing, Community Spread and Spread from Faith-Based Settings, Dr. Amy Acton


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on the status of the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  MASKS IN SCHOOLS Governor DeWine announced today that the Ohio Department of Health will issue a health order requiring that K-12 children wear face coverings while at school. The new mandate comes after the Ohio […]

Charles J. Dominique

Charles J. Dominique, age 99, of Archbold, passed away Friday evening, July 31, 2020, at CHP – Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. Charles was born on a farm two miles west of Archbold on July 18, 1921, the son of the late Joseph E. and the late Edna M. (Smart) Dominique.  He joined the Army during the month of February 1940. […]

Fall Sports Practices Begin Saturday


All fall sports can begin practice, while golf, tennis and volleyball have been approved by the Governor to have contests between schools  The Ohio High School Athletic Association’s fall sports of girls tennis, girls and boys golf, field hockey, girls and boys soccer, girls and boys cross country, volleyball and football officially begin practice Saturday, August 1. Earlier Friday, the […]

Fulton County Officials Announce First Coronavirus Death

A woman in her 80s has become the first Fulton County resident to die as a result of COVID-19, the illness caused by the Coronavirus. The Fulton County Health Department confirmed the death in a press release issued about midday Friday, July 31. In the release, Kim Cupp, Fulton County health commissioner said, “We extend our deepest condolences to her […]

COVID-19 Update: Liquor Sale and On-Premises Consumption Limits, Mass Gathering Order, Updated Risk Levels


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  UPDATED COUNTY RISK LEVELS Governor DeWine released this week’s new Ohio Public Health Advisory System map. “The good news is that more people are wearing masks in our urban counties and we are seeing the spread slow because of that,” said Governor DeWine. “The bad […]

2020-07-29 E-Edition

Heskett Runs On Every Single Street In Archbold

Chloe Heskett has been all over the world. Growing up in the Boston area, her family moved to London nine years ago when her father was transferred by his employer. She finished high school at the American school there, then got her degree from the University of Virginia. “I’ve actually traveled and worked abroad on my own for the last […]

Fairlawn Worker Tests Postive For Covid-19

No Care Center Residents Have Suspected Or Confirmed Cases Of The Illness

(Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story was posted on archboldbuckeye.com.) Fairlawn Haven Care Center personnel have stepped up monitoring of residents and the types of personal protective equipment they wear after one staff member tested positive for the Coronavirus. In a Thursday, July 23 press release, Fairlawn officials said on Wednesday, July 22, “we received the results of […]

Return-To-Play Recommendations Released For Fall Sports

With an Aug. 1 start date for fall sports fast approaching, the Ohio High School Athletic Association released its “COVID-19 Return to Play Recommendations for OHSAA Member Schools,” Wednesday, July 22. The lists for each sport are recommendations only and do not supercede any guidance or orders from the office of the governor, Ohio Department of Health, or local health […]

Shalom Board Members Describe Motivation, Organization

Behind the scenes at Shalom Counseling & Mediation Center is a board of directors helping to make decisions. Part of their work is to help further its mission of “providing Christ-centered, results-oriented professional counseling and mediation to all people.” Two board members who know something about the work of Shalom are Becky Rupp and Ed Yoder, who recently completed nine […]