2020-09-23

COVID-19 Update: Wastewater Testing, Ohio Medicaid Overhaul, IMAP

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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.  WASTEWATER TESTING Governor DeWine provided an update today on the Ohio Coronavirus Wastewater Monitoring Network which tests wastewater for gene fragments of COVID-19.  Those infected with COVID-19 begin to shed the virus early in their infection, and a significant, sustained […]

Betty L. (Walter) Grieser

Betty L. (Walter) Grieser, 92, of Archbold, passed away peacefully to her eternal home on Sept. 23, 2020, at CHP Hospice in Defiance. She was born at home in Waterville on May 5, 1928, to Samuel Clyde and Fannie Mae Walter. She graduated from Waterville High School and worked on her parents’ dairy farm. Betty loved baking, gardening, and managing […]

Health Order Signed

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that the following order removing the one-game-per-calendar-day limit on sports competitions has been signed by Ohio Department of Health Interim Director Lance Himes: Director’s Second Amended Order that Provides Mandatory Requirements for Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club and Professional Sports. Posted 9.25, 12 pm

COVID-19 Update: Higher Education Screening, Indoor Visitation, Sports Order Modification

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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 Ohio’s updated Public Health Advisory System map. New health data compiled by the Ohio Department of Health found that nine counties currently have a very high risk of exposure and spread: Ashland, […]

Health Order Signed

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that the following order to reopen self-serve food stations has been signed by Ohio Department of Health Interim Director Lance Himes: Director’s Third Amended Order that Reopens Restaurants, Bars, Banquet and Catering Facilities and Services to Dine-in Service, with Exceptions Posted 9.23, 1:47 pm

2020-09-23 E-Edition

Three Archbold Students Test Positive For COVID-19

Three Archbold students have tested positive for COVID- 19, the illness caused by the Coronavirus. The students attend the high school and middle school. The elementary school is not impacted, Jayson Selgo, superintendent, said last week. The three students, and several students who were determined to be in close contact with the infected students, have been isolated or quarantined. Selgo […]

Crossing Work Continues

Top: The construction crew working on the Defiance Street Norfolk Southern railroad crossing takes a break from its work as a westbound train goes past, Monday morning, Sept. 21. Below: As a worker looks on, a heavy equipment operator sprinkles ballast stone from his end loader, as the train passes just a few feet away. NS closed the crossing Wednesday, […]

Playoff Details Announced

Streaks In D-VI, Region 22

The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced new regional alignments for the 2020 football playoffs after 664 schools opted in for the postseason. In a normal season, 224 schools qualify for the playoffs, with eight schools from each of 28 regions earning a bid through the OHSAA Harbin computer ratings system, which will not be used this season. Originally, […]

New Development In 2011 Missing Person Case

After nine years, there has been a development in the missing person case of Eric Franks. Franks, son of Joann Franks, Archbold, disappeared from a Bridgeport, Mich., motel in March 2011. In an Oct. 2012 article in this newspaper, Joann explained her son lived in Archbold, starting in 2008. Chad Baus, Archbold, Eric’s brother-in-law, said in late 2010, Eric discovered […]