2020-11-11

COVID-19 Update: 21-Day Statewide Curfew

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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.  STATEWIDE CURFEW Governor DeWine announced today that the Ohio Department of Health will be issuing a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. statewide curfew beginning on Thursday, November 19. The curfew will be in effect for 21 days.  The curfew […]

Health Order to Limit Mass Gatherings Signed

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio Department of Health Interim Director Lance Himes signed a revised health order to limit mass gatherings in Ohio.  “Despite the health order that limited mass gatherings to 10 people that was signed in April remaining in effect, we have seen rampant spread of the virus as a result of banquets, wedding receptions, and […]

Health Order Enforcing Mask-Wearing in Retail Locations Signed

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On Friday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio Department of Health Interim Director Lance Himes signed a health order to enforce mask-wearing in retail locations across the state in compliance with the statewide mandatory mask order signed on July 23, 2020. “Every retail employee has the right to work in an environment that is as safe as can be, […]

COVID-19 Update: New Zip Code, Flu Dashboards, $30 Million to Assist Ohio Health Departments

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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.  STATEWIDE HIGH INCIDENCE  New health data compiled by the Ohio Department of Health found that all 88 counties in Ohio remain at “high incidence” as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  According to today’s updated Ohio […]

Governor DeWine Calls on Ohioans to Recommit to Safety Practices, Announces New Mask, Social Distancing Orders

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In a statewide address to Ohioans Wednesday evening, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine called on citizens to recommit to their individual efforts to prevent coronavirus spread as Ohio moves through its most intense, widespread, and dangerous surge of cases to date. Ohio is currently facing a record number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations and intensive care admissions, with nearly 3,000 people in the […]

2020-11-11 E-Edition

Selected Unofficial County Election Results

Early Voting, Absentee Ballots Outnumber Election Day Voters

In Fulton County, the number of ballots cast through early in-person voting and by absentee ballots, either mailed in or dropped off, exceeded the number cast on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. Melanie Gilders, director of the Fulton County Board of Elections, said it’s the first time that’s happened. She attributed the number of early and absentee votes to two […]

Man Arrested After Driving Recklessly During Pumpkin Run

A 26-year-old Wauseon man spent time at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio after he drove his vehicle through runners participating in the Run for the Pumpkins, Saturday, Oct. 31. Juan Gonzalez was charged by Archbold police with criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, driving while license suspended, reckless operation, and a stop sign violation (disobeyed traffic control device) following the incident, […]

Coronavirus A Factor In Roth’s Decision To Volunteer As An Election Day Poll Worker

Jeff Roth, of Pettisville, said the biggest factor in the decision to be a Fulton County election poll worker was the Coronavirus. He said he thought “the COVID-19 virus was going to be affecting many of the poll workers who were older, and (they) would be very hesitant to participate. “I don’t know if that really happened, but I was […]