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French Ambassador Visits Ohio

Congressman Bob Latta welcomed French Ambassador Francois Delattre to Ohio, discussing economic relations between the state and France. The Ambassador toured the French-owned Dannon Company Facility in Minster, a company that provides more than 400 jobs. In total, more than 16,000 jobs in Ohio comes from French companies.Congressman Latta considers Ohio to be lucky, given the relationship it has with France.The relationship is one that is thriving says both Latta and the ambassador. More>>

Ohio Northern University Talks Vietnam War

Ohio Northern University's Kormendy Lecture, brought the Vietnam War to the forefront, welcoming a Pulitzer Prize-Winning author to campus. Dr. Fredrik Logevall spoke with students and faculty about the Vietnam War, pulling information from his new book Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam. His book is the result of more than a decade of research, research that shows the U.S. could have, and possibly should have, looked at the French, who entered Vietnam... More>>

Deadly Pig Virus Makes Its Way to Ohio

The mysterious deadly virus that is claiming piglets across the country, has made its way to the Buckeye State. The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus has wiped out entire piglet litters on farms in 14 different states. There have been 12 cases in West Central Ohio, from Dayton to Lima.The exact counties affected are not being released, but Mercer and Darke counties, where mass amounts of the state's pigs are raised, are believed to be included. For farmers, the virus is worrisome, but for consu... More>>

Apollo Programs to Temporarily Move to Downtown Lima Video included

Apollo Career Center's Adult Education has come to a deal with Lima's Downtown Enterprise Building, a deal that will last for the next two years. With pre-construction set to begin on Apollo's main campus, space was needed to house Apollo's Academy of Medical Careers. Lima's downtown Enterprise Building has been selected and will house programs for licensed practical nursing, medical assisting, and medical insurance specialist.The move is a necessary step in the construction process, allowing... More>>

Selfies A Problem Video included

The growing trend of taking selfies is linked to mental health conditions that focus on a person's obsession with looks. Some Ohio Northern University students believe society may be the cause of the change. But other students see the positivity that selfies create. Still excessive selfies are a thing to keep a look out for. More>>

Lima Woman Indicted on 56 Child Sex Counts in Allen County Court Video included

The Lima woman indicted on 56 counts, involving child sex, has been found competent to stand trial. 42-year-old Tina Hill previously pleaded not guilty to all of the counts including two counts of rape and complicity to rape, 40 counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material, and 11 counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor.A competency evaluation was ordered, and in court on Tuesday, it was announced that Hill is competent to stand trial. However, due to ... More>>

Allen County Looks to Improve Roads Video included

The annual County Township Road Program brought township trustees, village administrators and Allen County's Commissioners together to discuss 2014's road improvements. Tuesday's meeting comes after the Allen County Engineers office met with each of the townships to discuss proposed road work.This year's projects include paving nearly 14 miles of roadway, and patching and sealing more than 272,000 miles. Cost is up nearly 6 percent to $1.5 million, and county roadwork is up 40 percent. The r... More>>

State Representative Forum

Candidates, Bob Cupp and Kurt Neeper have two weeks before voters make their decision.The two discussed multiple topics addressing our area such as education, healthcare,. minimum wage, and others. Both have issues they feel should be at the top of the list to handle. Citizens can cast their vote for state representative on May 6th. More>>

Police train for active shooter situations

Police officers from across the state are spending the day at the empty St. Joseph school in Wapakoneta to practice one of the most feared situations they could ever encounter-- a school shooting.  More>>

Are Farmers Ready? Video included

This time last year only one percent of corn was planted and in the past five years about two percent of the corn was planted. Farmers need soil temperatures to be at least 50 degrees to germinate properly. They like to see corn planted by the end of April and soy beans planted by May 10.Both experts say farmers will start planting in the next week or two depending on the weather. More>>

Roundabout Approval Video included

Council members considered a safety project grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation that could fund a roundabout at the five leg intersection of Bellefontaine Avenue, Elm Street, and Calumet Avenue.The project is part of the larger proposed construction of underpass on Elm Street. The grant would split the funds, 90 percent ODOT and 10 percent local. Council passed the measure unanimously and fifth ward council member, Teresa Adams believes in benefits of the project. Construction ... More>>

Summer Slam Raffle Video included

The West Ohio Food Bank is in the middle of their largest fundraiser event in the organization's history. The "Summer Slam Raffle" is under way, with tickets being sold at $50 per ticket. A ticket enters a person for the chance to win up to 77 prizes. Once a winning ticket is drawn for a prize, that ticket is placed back into the pot for the chance to win another prize.Tickets will be sold up until the day of the event on August 2nd. The goal of the West Ohio Food Bank is to sell 7,600 ticket... More>>

Applying for a Job at Lima Ford Engine Plant Video included

It was a busier than usual morning at Allen County's Job and Family Services, as the hiring process gets underway to fill the jobs created by the new Ford Engine Line. The parking lot at Job and Family Services was jam packed Monday morning, as hundreds of people jumped at the opportunity to get an application for one of the 300 jobs created at the Lima Ford Engine Plant. While 300 jobs were created for the new engine line, in a previous interview with Your Hometown Stations, Joe Hinrichs, Th... More>>

Teen birth rate drops

Dorrissa Luckett was just 18 years old and one week past her high school graduation when her daughter was born.  More>>

Service on the Field Video included

More than 2,000 people attended Lima First Assembly of God's resurrection service in Ada. Those attending the service at Ohio Northern University's Dial-Roberson stadium were able to get a message based on the theme this year called Resurrected Lives.Former Ohio State running back, Maurice Clarett was the guest speaker who spoke about his experience with getting on the right path and turning his life over to Christ. The church pastor, Randy Davis, says the church is continuing to grow and he ... More>>

To Legalize or Not to Legalize Video included

A Medscape study shows that two out of three doctors believe patients should be given the option to use medical marijuana. However 53 percent of doctors do not support of recreational marijuana use Now state representatives say it would be a mistake to legalize the drug nationally. U.S. Representative Bob Latta Congressman Jim Jordan oppose legalizing marijuana.Latta says that even if it adds money in our pockets through taxes, there will be a bigger problem further down the road. More>>

New Country Host St. Jude Benefit Concert Video included

Lima was rocking along with one of the biggest up and coming country artist. America Idol winner Scotty McCreery brought in a packed house at the Civic Center. The benefit concert supported St. Jude Children's More>>

Hiring Our Heroes Video included

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host "Hiring Our Heroes -Celina," an event for veterans and military spouses.  More than 30 employers are expected to participate with job opportunities of More>>

Council Man Walks Against Violence Video included

With the warmer temperatures has come violence and tragedy on our streets. And one Lima Councilman is taking to those streets to do something about it. Sixth Ward Councilman Derry Glenn says economically, More>>

Restoring a Historic Putnam County Bridge Video included

Putnam County commissioners and the engineering office are attempting to restore the Mallaham Bridge, that goes over Riley Creek on Road M6. The M6 Bridge was built in 1876 and is listed in the Historic More>>

Girl Scouts Day Camp Video included

The Girl Scouts Day Camp allowed girls to make cool crafts, play games, make new friends, and memories.  Girls ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade who are not involved in the traditional troops were More>>

Easter Sand Sculpture Attracts Thousands Video included

Two-year-old Aidan Walter had fun playing in the sand Friday afternoon, as part of "On Common Grounds" Kids' Day at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Young children got the chance to take part in an Easter More>>

Good Friday Fish Fry Video included

Meals of Alaskan Pollock Strips, seasoned fries, coleslaw and cookies were sold for $8 tickets.  Ottawa River Coalition members hope to raise between $7,000 to $10,000 which would help protect the water More>>

Local Runners Remember Boston Bombings Video included

Last year three people were killed and hundreds injured in the Boston Marathon Bombing. Now a year later 36,000 runners, including two from our area, are ready to reclaim that strong Boston spirit.  Despite More>>

Unmanned Aircraft System Video included

Residents in Wapakoneta got a chance to see how far along remote control vehicles have come, with the flight demonstration of a quadcopter. Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) experts showed off a remote controlled More>>

Dog recovering after being drug by truck Video included

A battered and bloody dog is recovering at the Allen County Dog Warden's Office after she was inadvertently dragged down the road behind a pickup truck.  






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State School Board Member in Lima Video included

A state board of education member was in Lima tonight talking to a local group about the state of education today. District 1 state board member Ann Jacobs, of Lima, spoke before the Black Network meeting More>>

Suspect in Saturday murder receives $1 million bond Video included

18 year old Jaquone Phillips appearing in Lima Municipal Court. More>>

April 17, 2014 Edition of Crime Stoppers Video included

If you have any information about these subjects, or any crime in general, please call Crime Stoppers at 419-229-STOP. More>>

Lincolnview Hall Meeting On Wind Farms Video included

The use of wind farms in Ohio has been a growing debate and now it's hitting home in northwest Ohio. Iberdrola renewables has plans to develop new wind farms in van wet and lipstick. A town hall meeting More>>

21 swear allegiance to America Video included

It's an honor that many born and raised Americans take for granted, yet many foreigners strive for years to achieve.  Tricia Bell takes us to Findlay where 21 people officially became American citizens during their naturalization ceremony.  

 
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  • Ex-Senegalese president to retry homecoming

    Ex-Senegalese president to retry homecoming

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:14:37 GMT
    An opposition party official says Senegalese authorities are refusing landing rights in Dakar to a plane carrying the former president in what was supposed to be his triumphant homecoming after two years abroad.More >>
    A Senegalese party official says the former president plans to return home on Thursday after finally receiving permission for his plane to land for what was supposed to be his triumphant homecoming after two years abroad.More >>
  • Train derails in Congo, dozens dead

    Train derails in Congo, dozens dead

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:14:29 GMT
    Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing at least 30 people.More >>
    Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing around 50 people.More >>
  • As peace deadline nears, Abbas says he has options

    As peace deadline nears, Abbas says he has options

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:54:29 GMT
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to show that he has alternatives if U.S.-mediated talks with Israel break off Tuesday, the deadline for agreeing on a possible extension.More >>
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to show that he has alternatives if U.S.-mediated talks with Israel break off Tuesday, the deadline for agreeing on a possible extension.More >>
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