2020-09-02

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 Requiring Reporting and Notification Regarding COVID-19 Cases in Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade Schools -Posted 9.4, 1:35 pm

Wauseon Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash

Bradley L. Funchion, 26, Wauseon was killed Thursday, Sept. 3 in a motorcycle crash in Williams County. In a press release, officials of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said Funchion was riding a motorcycle eastbound on US20A. A semi, driven by Brian L. Chamberlain, 50, Wauseon, was traveling north on Co. Rd. 21N. At about 8:05 am, the semi stopped […]

COVID-19 Update: School Reporting Order, Wastewater Monitoring

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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 seven counties currently have a very high risk of exposure and spread.  […]

Website Maintenance Friday Night

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The Archbold Buckeye website will be undergoing routine maintenance this Friday beginning at 11PM Eastern time. Our website may appear offline for a brief period while this maintenance takes place. Downtime is expected to last only a few minutes; so you’ll be back online enjoying our content in no time! Thank you for your understanding, – Mary & David, The […]

Road Closure: County Road 20 Bridge Replacement

Fulton County officials announced Wednesday, Sept 2 County Road 20, between County Road N and US 20 is closed for Bridge Replacement.  Anticipated completion date is November 20th.  A detour is posted.

2020-09-02 E-Edition

Fairlawn Community Was Buzzing About Hornet Nest



When Jake Clapp, independent living manager at the Fairlawn Haven Retirement Community, found out about a ‘wasp nest’ on Cardinal Drive in the duplexes, he had one thought. “We called the exterminator,” Clapp said. “We called them as soon as we found it… I told him, ‘I don’t care what you do, I want it gone.’” Clapp said on Tuesday, […]

‘Ain’t Much To Get Ready’ For 2020 Fulton County Fair

Editor’s Note: To see the Fulton County Junior Fair With the Coronavirus pandemic restricting the 2020 Fulton County Fair to just the Junior Fair, Dennis Wyse, Fair Board president, said, “There ain’t much to get ready.” The Junior Fair starts Friday, Sept. 4. Gates open at noon for livestock. Interviewed Monday, Wyse said, “Normally, this place would be growing like […]

Clair Rescues, Finds Furever Homes For Stray Cats, Kittens



If you’ve driven through Archbold and spotted signs advertising free kittens, it was probably placed there by Kathi Clair. For the past 12 years, Clair has fostered kittens until she’s able to find a home for them. “Some people used to think that I breed my animals. I don’t breed them; I rescue people’s animals that they find,” she said. […]

Wauseon Fire Chief Refutes O’Brien’s EMS Proposal

A proposal from Clayton O’Brien, coordinator of the Fulton County Emergency Medical Service system, does not have universal support. Rick Sluder, chief of the Wauseon Fire Department, said he doesn’t support the proposal “in any way, shape, or form.” O’Brien’s proposal calls for taking away management and operation of the EMS system from the fire departments, and creating one separate […]