2021-01-06

COVID-19 UPDATE: U.S. Capitol Breach, County Data, Phase 1B Vaccinations

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On Thursday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, and Lt. Governor Jon Husted provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  U.S. CAPITOL BREACH Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted shared additional comments regarding yesterday’s events at the United States Capitol. “Yesterday was a sad day. It was a dark day for this great republic. This was a direct […]

COVID-19 Update: Vaccination Phases, Nursing Home Vaccinations, Virus Variant, Vaccine Redistribution

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On Tuesday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  VACCINATION PHASES Governor DeWine today recapped Phases 1A and 1B of Ohio’s vaccine distribution plan. Because the availability of the vaccine remains limited in Ohio and across the […]

2021-01-06 E-Edition

108 COVID-19 Vaccines Administered At Fairlawn

Three workers from the Walgreens drug store chain administered 108 doses of the Coronavirus vaccine to staff and residents at the Fairlawn Haven Care Center on Tuesday, Dec. 29. Mari Yoder, Fairlawn Director of Development, said 62 residents and 46 staff members received the vaccine. Residents and staff received the Pfizer vaccine, which requires two doses administered 21 days apart. […]

Archbold, Pettisville Superintendents Applaud Change In Quarantine Rules

Jayson Selgo, superintendent of Archbold schools, and Ken Boyer, interim superintendent at Pettisville, applauded a change that no longer requires students to stay home after being exposed to the Coronavirus at school. “It’s a welcome change for us, because of all the kids we sent home on quarantine, not a one of them came down with a positive (test) from […]

F&M Donates Bank Building To Village

The Farmers & Merchants State Bank will donate its Woodland branch office, 1313 South Defiance Street, to the village of Archbold. The donation was announced at the Monday, Jan. 4 Archbold village council meeting. Council approved a resolution to accept the offer. Information from the Fulton County auditor website said for 2020, the building was valued at $227,400. Donna Dettling, […]

Rychener Siblings Fast On National Level



Every child who ever got on a kart probably imagines himself or herself to be the fastest thing on four wheels. Two Pettisville youngsters are showing they are not just fast, but fast enough to compete on a national level. Colton Rychener, 9, and his sister Shelby, 7, children of Eric and Amber, have traveled to race tracks in seven […]

First Shot

Keith Lehman, an Archbold physician and medical director at the Fairlawn Haven Care Center, receives the first of two injections of the Pfizer Coronavirus vaccine during a clinic at Fairlawn, Tuesday, Dec. 29. With the Pfizer vaccine, the second dose is administered 21 days after the first.– courtesy photo

CEO Gets Her Shot

Cristal Vincent, chief executive officer of Fairlawn Haven, is given her first vaccination against the Coronavirus, Tuesday, Dec. 29. Vincent started her job as CEO on March 23, 2020, in the beginning days of the response to Coronavirus pandemic. Interviewed in April, she said her priority was keeping residents and employees safe.– courtesy photo

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