COVID-19 Update: Record Number of Hospital Admissions


Tuesday afternoon, Governor DeWine was joined by leaders of the Ohio Hospital Association to discuss the status of hospital capacity and healthcare personnel needs in Ohio as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to surge throughout the state. Today, Ohio reported 282 new hospitalizations in the last 24 hours. Additionally, Ohio reported 11,885 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. […]

Carabelle “Cara” Viola Sobieck

Carabelle “Cara” Viola Sobieck, age 84, of Stryker, passed away on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Fulton Manor, Wauseon. She was born on March 5, 1936, to Charles and Viola (Brodbeck) Stevens in Montpelier. Cara was a graduate of Stryker High School, and in her younger years worked at the telephone company as an operator, waitressed at the local restaurant […]

Health Order Signed Encouraging Ohioans to Stay Home


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that Ohio Department of Health Director Stephanie McCloud signed a health order encouraging people to stay at home during specified hours unless they are working or engaged in an essential activity. “As COVID-19 continues to spread in Ohio, we need a stronger response to minimize the impact on Ohio’s healthcare and hospital capacity and […]

Fulton County Moves to Alert Level 3 Public Emergency (Red)

The following press release was issued by the Fulton County Health Department: Wauseon, OH:  On November 19, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Fulton County has moved from Alert Level 2 Public Emergency (Orange) to Alert Level 3 Public Emergency (Red).  Fulton County has met four indicators; New Cases Per Capita (Fulton is at 593.46/100,000 cases), Sustained Increase in New […]

COVID-19 Update: Critical Hospitalization Levels, New Childcare Dashboards


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  CRITICAL HOSPITALIZATION LEVELS As of today, there are 3,829 hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Ohio, with 943 of those individuals in the ICU. These are the highest patient counts Ohio has had during the pandemic and more than double the hospitalizations […]

2020-11-18 E-Edition

High Winds Damage Area

A strong low-pressure system descending into the northern Great Lakes and southern Canada resulted in high winds blowing through the area Sunday, Nov. 15. Mason Marsili, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in North Webster, Ind., said wind gusts recorded at the Fulton County Airport north of Wauseon hit 45 mph, but reached 60 mph in some places. […]

Six Pettisville Students Test Positive For Coronavirus, School Board Learns

Six Pettisville students have cumulatively tested positive for the Coronavirus, said Ken Boyers, interim superintendent of the Pettisville School District, at the Pettisville School Board meeting, Monday, Nov. 9. In addition, he said one staff member tested positive. Due to contact tracing, Fulton County Health Department officials instructed the school to send students who were exposed to the virus home, […]

12 Residents In Isolation At Fairlawn

As of Monday, 12 residents of the Fairlawn Haven Care Center (nursing home) were in isolation after testing positive for the Coronavirus. Mari Yoder, Director of Development for Fairlawn, said most of them are asymptomatic. A few are exhibiting some symptoms. “Our first one (positive test) was on (Thursday, Nov. 5). One resident tested positive but was asymptomatic,” she said. […]

Restaurant Owners React To Possible Ban Of Inside Dining

In a Wednesday, Nov. 11 address, Mike DeWine, Ohio governor, asked state residents to recommit themselves to following guidelines for protecting themselves from the Coronavirus. Daily cases had jumped dramatically in just a matter of weeks. In fact, two days later, on Nov. 13, more than 8,000 new cases were reported. Hospitalizations and deaths from the Coronavirus have gone up. […]