2020-12-16

COVID-19 Update: Thanksgiving Mobility, Upcoming Holidays, Ohio National Guard Waiver

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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 EXCEEDS 8,000 DEATHS On Saturday, Ohio surpassed 8,000 confirmed and probable COVID-19 deaths. As of today, 8,122 people infected with the coronavirus have died since the beginning of the pandemic.  In the past 24 hours, 6,548 new cases […]

COVID-19 Update: Vaccines, New Advisory System Map, New Nurse PSAs

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  OHIO PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY SYSTEM New health data compiled by the Ohio Department of Health shows sustained severe exposure and spread (Purple Level 4) in Richland County. Medina, Portage, Stark, and Summit counties all moved from Purple Level 4 to Red Level 3 this week. Governor […]

One Dead After Wednesday Crash

Franklin Twp. – The Swanton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash which occurred on the Ohio Turnpike near the Archbold-Fayette interchange in Franklin Township, Fulton County on December 16, 2020 at approximately 9:22 AM.   A mini-pickup truck driven by 58-year-old Rouyn M. Alda of Temecula, California was westbound on Interstate 80, […]

COVID-19 Update: Vaccinations Continue in Ohio, Local Health Department Vaccination Guidance

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday.  VACCINATIONS CONTINUE IN OHIO Seven hospitals in Ohio received their first vaccine shipments today, bringing the total number of vaccine doses delivered to Ohio over the past two days to 98,475. Governor and First Lady DeWine were present […]

2020-12-16 E-Edition

First Coronavirus Vaccine To Arrive In County This Month



Kim Cupp, Fulton County health commissioner, said Monday, Dec. 14, the county should get its first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine yet this month. But for members of the general public, it’s too early to tell when their first doses will be available. “We are hopefully looking at this spring or early summer, but it’s too early to be specific,” […]

Santa Makes Early Stops

Santa Claus was in Archbold, Sunday, Dec. 13, delivering early gifts to boys and girls, part of an Archbold Parks & Recreation program, “Santa Please Stop Here.” The Archbold Fire Department provided a fire engine to chauffeur Santa around town, and each stop was accompanied by the sound of the siren. Top: Landon and Finn Lewis, 5 and 3, of […]

Four Men Interested In Filling German Township Trustee Seat

The German Township Trustees have released the names of four men interested in filling a soon-to-be-vacant trustee seat. They are Sam Grime and Steve Sauder, Archbold, and Jay Pursel and Steve Lange, rural Archbold. The names were released at the Monday, Dec. 14 township trustees meeting. The trustees are seeking someone to fill the vacant seat that will be created […]

Christmas Show

Archbold second graders recorded video of their Christmas concerts, Monday, Dec. 7, and Thursday, Dec. 10. Left: Carter French-Napolski, left, and Alexa Alt sing. Above: Sarina Booth was part of the show.– photos by David Pugh

Lehman Named Executive Director Of Local JJ SafeHouse

Home For Domestic Violence Victims To Open In 2021


More than three years after a local family donated the home at 404 Union Street, the JJ SafeHouse rehabilitation center for female victims of domestic violence will host its first clients next year. Lynn Lehman, Archbold, has been named its first executive director. Lehman is also the coordinator of the Archbold FISH Food Pantry, a position she said she will […]