Health Amended Order Reopening Food Service Stations Signed


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that Ohio Department of Health Director Stephanie McCloud signed the Addendum to Director’s Third Amended Order that Reopens Restaurants, Bars, Banquet and Catering Facilities and Services to Dine-In Service, with Exceptions. This amended order, reopens self-service food stations in restaurants, bars, banquet and catering facilities, and services, as long as the following conditions are […]

COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Distribution, Nursing Home Cases Drop, ApprenticeOhio Milestone


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  VACCINE DISTRIBUTION UPDATE Governor DeWine announced today that Ohio received a total of 214,525 first doses of vaccine this week. A total of 223,025 first doses are scheduled to arrive in Ohio during the week of February 15. The […]

COVID-19 Update: K-12 Progress, Rent Assistance, Ongoing Nursing Home Vaccination Plan


On Tuesday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  K-12 PROGRESS Governor DeWine announced progress toward the goal of getting K-12 students back into the classroom by March 1. In December, 45 percent of Ohio students were attending school remotely full-time, but today, less than 15 percent […]

2021-02-10 E-Edition

No New Information In Demise of Dolores

When a severed mannequin leg was found in a lawn in the 100 block of Walnut Street, it was probably the first time a body was dismembered in Archbold. And for a local family, it was the loss of a loved one. You see, she wasn’t a random mannequin pulled from a dumpster of some closed-up department store. No. This […]

No Dancing To Be Allowed At Pettisville Prom

There will be no dancing at the 2021 Pettisville High School prom, the Pettisville School Board learned at its Monday, Feb. 8 meeting. In his report, Michael Lane, high school principal, said that plans for a ‘prom dinner’ have been shared with the Fulton County Health Department. The plan calls for an outside walk-in for PHS juniors and seniors only, […]

Pettisville School Board Interviews Six For Superintendent

Six candidates for the Pettisville school superintendent position were set to be interviewed Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 8-9. The Pettisville School Board held its regular meeting Monday, changing the normal start time from 7 pm to 4:30 pm to accommodate the interviews. The board went into executive session after concluding regular business to conduct the first three interviews. Ken Boyer, […]

Dashing Through The Snow

Traffic continued to flow on Co. Rd. C, Monday morning, Feb. 8, in spite of snow that was falling and that had fallen previously. Between Sunday, Jan. 31 and Monday, the area had received seven inches of snow.– photo by David Pugh

Pettisville School Income Tax Up Almost 21%

Something good happened to taxpayers in the Pettisville School District, said Chris Lee, district treasurer. The Pettisville School Board learned at its Monday, Feb. 8 board meeting, the year-to-date collection of the 1% school district income tax is up almost 21%. In a later interview, Lee said total year-to-date collections for Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021) are […]

Green On White

Sections of green and blue PVC pipe, intended for a village of Archbold wastewater project, are stored near the South Defiance Street Brush Creek Bridge, waiting for the construction season. The colorful pipe contrasts with the snow.– photo by David Pugh