2020-12-02

COVID-19 Update: Antigen Testing, K-12 Education Update, DataOhio Portal

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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.  OHIO CASES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS In the past 24 hours, Ohio reported 9,273 new coronavirus cases, the sixth highest count reported in one day since the pandemic. 336 new hospitalizations were reported and 40 new patients are in intensive care. […]

COVID-19 Update: Increasing Positivity Rate, New Retail Compliance Unit Dashboard

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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.  OHIO CASES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS  In the past 24 hours, Ohio reported 8,921 new coronavirus cases, the fifth-highest case count reported in one day since the start of the pandemic. Nearly 400 more hospitalizations were reported, and an additional 82 […]

2020-12-02 E-Edition

Beck Turns Telephone Poles Into Christmas Carolers

People who drive or walk down Dame Street in Pettisville might notice a small group of Christmas carolers on the lawn in front of one house. Those carolers are the creation of longtime Pettisville resident Marlin Beck. Marlin first got the idea for his carolers many years ago on a trip in Michigan. He and his wife Shirley saw something […]

Financial Blows Hit Archbold School District

COVID- 19, Pipeline Appeal Impact District Revenue

The Archbold School District budget has been dealt some harsh blows, said Jayson Selgo, superintendent. Two events with major impacts were cuts caused by the battle against the Coronavirus, and the appeal of the Rover Pipeline property tax valuation. Together, they cost the district about $875,000. With no major increases in revenue predicted, Selgo said within a few years, the […]

Ten Years Later, Tanya Zuvers Still Has Hope For Missing Sons



Ten years ago, three Morenci, Mich. boys– Andrew, Alexander, and Tanner Skelton, ages 9, 7, and 5– disappeared. Ten years later, Tanya Zuvers, their mother, still holds hope. A slim hope, but hope. “I don’t want to sound coldhearted, I guess, but until I have 100% concrete proof, I will always have hope that they’re still alive,” she said. “With […]

Santa Visits Festival

Santa Claus visited the opening night of the annual Archbold Festival of Lights, Friday, Nov. 27. Children could have their photos taken with Santa standing behind them. Taking advantage of that opportunity, are, from left: Grace Oquendo, 2, and her brother Julius, 1, Archbold. Several families drove through the festival that night.– photo by David Pugh

Christmas Cheer Has Different Look For 2020

The Coronavirus, and the potentially fatal illness it causes, have disrupted almost everything this year; but some very important traditions carry on. Fulton County Christmas Cheer, the annual program that helps county families in need, is set again to serve those families. In years past, Cheer and its volunteers gathered donations ranging from food to toys and set up a […]

Hospital, Health Department Officials Call On Citizens To Stop Spread Of Coronavirus

Officials from the Fulton County Health Center and the Fulton County Health Department are concerned about having enough healthcare workers. In a joint press release issued last week, officials said 127 FCHC employees, including hospital, Fulton Manor nursing home, and health care provider offices have either tested positive for the virus or have been required to undergo quarantine due to […]

Economic Development Director Reacts To Drop In Unemployment

Matt Gilroy, director of the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation, wasn’t surprised unemployment in Fulton County and the state of Ohio were down. “We were expecting this kind of movement based on things we were feeling in the labor market,” he said. He said businesses across every industry have been trying to find people, so “it isn’t a surprise that […]