2020-08-19

COVID-19 Update: Sports Order Variance Process, Entertainment Venue Order

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  SPORTS ORDER VARIANCE PROCESS Governor DeWine today discussed the recently-issued Director’s Order that Provides Mandatory Requirements for Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club, and Professional Sports. The order limits the maximum number of spectators gathered at an outdoor sports venue to the […]

Governor DeWine Announces Additional Reopening Guidelines

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On Friday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio Department of Health Interim Director Lance Himes will be signing a reopening order for performance theaters in the near future, but details are still being worked on. However, to give arts organizations the opportunity to begin planning for performances, the order will say that interior venue attendance will be capped at […]

COVID-19 Update: Reopening of Adult Day Care/Senior Centers, New Testing Initiative, BWC Dividend and Mask Distribution, PPE for Boards of Election

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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 today released this week’s Ohio Public Health Advisory System map. New health data compiled by the Ohio Department of Health indicates that nine counties currently have a very high risk of exposure and spread.  […]

Sports Health Order Signed

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that the following order has been signed by Ohio Department of Health Interim Director Lance Himes: Director’s Order that Provides Mandatory Requirements for Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club, and Professional Sports. Posted 8.19, 6:25 pm

COVID-19 Update: Sports Health Order, Georgetown Veterans Home, Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library, Women’s Suffrage Centennial

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted  provided the following updates on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ohio on Tuesday. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Governor DeWine announced that an order from the Ohio Department of Health will be issued to outline how sports, both contact and non-contact, may move forward in Ohio. The order will apply to […]

2020-08-19 E-Edition

Torrential Rains Deluge Archbold, Western Fulton County



How much rain fell on Archbold, late Friday afternoon, Aug. 14? Amos Dodson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Northern Indiana said a report near Archbold said 3 1/4 inches, while a report from Wauseon said 3.7 inches. But many said their rain gauges showed five or more inches. One report even went as far as seven […]

Defiance St. Railroad Crossing Upgrade Delayed Until September

The reconstruction of the Defiance Street Norfolk Southern railroad crossing has been pushed back to September. Donna Dettling, Archbold village administrator, said the crossing was due for reconstruction in August, but on July 31, Dexter Krueger, village engineer, received an email from an NS official informing him of the change. “Unfortunately, there has been additional work that was unforeseen added […]

Kruse Becomes Lieutenant General

Jeffrey Kruse has added a third star to his epaulets, becoming a lieutenant general effective Sunday, Aug. 16. A Pettisville native, 1986 PHS graduate, and United States Air Force general, Kruse started a new job, Monday, Aug., 17. He is now part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as the director’s advisor for military affairs, a new […]

Diagnosis Of Hashimoto’s Disease Changes Ritchey



(Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series about Alyssa Ritchey, a Pettisville graduate who received a diagnosis that changed her life and goal of reaching the Olympics.) Alyssa Ritchey, PHS ‘07, won the American Open weightlifting finals in 2017, the Pan American Champion- ships in 2019, and finished in the top seven in other weightlifting champion- ships. […]