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Elida School Board Open Forum

Maintain with a cushion. That's the goal Elida School District is trying to achieve. A public forum was held at the school to discuss a tax Levy going on November's ballot. After the state of Ohio made cuts in school funding along with the diminished inventory tax revenue the district has been struggling to make ends meet. The board wants voters to pass a 5 year operational levy of 5.9 mill. This would cost the average homeowner $17 a month and generate over 2 million dollars a year. Many con... More>>

More Details About Escaped Inmates are Released Video included

New details are trickling out regarding the escape of three inmates last week in Lima, including Chardon Ohio school shooter TJ Lane.  More>>

Gas Station Accident Video included

The accident occurred at the intersection of US 68 and Ohio 81 in the village of Dunkirk. An eye witness said a vehicle heading east bound ran the blinking red signal and struck a north bound motor home towing a SUV pushing it into the gas station where it went up in flames.  More>>

Elida Homecoming Parade Video included

Elida High School kicked off their Homecoming week festivities Sunday. More>>

United Way 2014 Kick-Off Video included

The United Way of Greater Lima kicked off their 2014 campaign today. The event invited businesses, and families within the area. To Westgate Lanes for unlimited bowling, food and more. More>>

Racing for Heart Research Video included

Parents never want to hear that their child has a heart defect. However, it didn't stop one child who wanted to help people with similar medical issues. Jack McGuire provides more on how one area boy made a difference for people with Congenital Heart Defects. More>>

Van Wert to Demolish Homes Video included

The City of Van Wert is cracking down on residents who don't maintain their property. More>>

Back 2 School Video included

An outreach program organized by a local maternity home for youth is hoping to bring families closer together. The Guiding Light home organized a Back 2 School event at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park today More>>

Observatory Marks Anniversary Video included

The Schoonover Observatory is marking 50 years in Lima. The Lima Astronomical Society opened the observatory for a special anniversary celebration Saturday. More>>

Bike Rodeo in Lima Video included

These kids are learning safe riding habits at a Bike Rodeo at St. Gerards school. It's all part of an effort to keep kids safe as they pursue a lifelong goal of a healthy lifestyle and for many, biking will be a part of that. More>>

King Car Show Video included

An area car show assisted a family whose daughter faces a unique medical diagnosis. More>>

Auglaize County Fall Harvest Festival Video included

The Auglaize County Harvest Fest took place Saturday. People from the area traveled to the county fairgrounds to prepare for the fall season. Autumn was in the air at this year's Harvest Fest.  More>>

Strike Out Homelessness Video included

A local non-profit group spares time to try to strike out homelessness in the area.  More>>

Ohio Senators on ISIS and Obama's Plan Video included

As the ISIS concerns continue, we spoke with both Ohio Senators about the ongoing treats and the Presidents plan. More>>

Latta on Possible Govt. Shutdown/ISIL Video included

A couple of big votes are coming up next week in Congress. Congressman Bob Latta, in Van Wert on Friday, says he believes there won't be a government shutdown as feared as Congress faces dealing with the threat of militant Islamists in Syria. Latta says he is concerned that the Commander in Chief (Pres. Obama) is not handling his military responsibilities all that well, as evidenced by his handling of recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. More>>

OSHP Releases T.J. Lane Capture Video Video included

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has released a short video of T.J. Lane's capture from early Friday morning.  More>>

Suspect Identified in Early Morning Shooting Video included

An overnight shooting sends one person to the hospital.. Now law enforcement searches for the suspect.. The Allen County Sheriff's Department believes they have identified that shooting suspect happened around 2:45 at this home in the 82 hundred block of north West St. Deputies found 25-year-old Brandon Reed, had been shot. He was transported to St. Rita's Medical Center for treatment. The suspect in this shooting has been identified as 23-year-old Jonathon Michael Irons of Lima. More>>

Escaped inmates captured, taken to super max facility Video included

The three inmates who escaped from Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution on Thursday evening, 19 year old T.J. Lane, 33 year old Lindsey Bruce, and 45 year old Clifford Opperud are now at the super maximum prison facility in Youngstown.  More>>

Update: 3 Escaped Prisoners Captured Video included

Following a tense night of searching, all three inmates that escaped from Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution in Lima have been found. The most notorious of the three, school shooter T.J. Lane was found just across the road from the prison near Sugar Creek Church of the Brethern on Bluelick road. The second prisoner is 45 year old Clifford Opperud of Carlisle, Ohio. He was the last to be found of the three at about 4:30 this morning. He is in prison serving time for aggravated robbery, bur... More>>

Algal Blooms Information Act Introduced in Congress

An area congressman is working to clean up the Great Lakes. Congressman Bob Latta, in Van Wert today, told Your News Now that he's introduced the Great Lakes and Freshwater Algal Blooms Information Act, a bipartisan legislation to examine the causes and current mitigation efforts of algal blooms in the Great Lakes, their tributaries and surface fresh waters. More>>

13 Years After September 11, 2011 Video included

September 11, 2001 is the day that changed America forever. After two planes crashed into and took down the Twin Towers, Americans fled for safety. Today, 13 years later, Americans honor those individuals who lost their lives, while celebrating their own patriotism. More>>

Special Board of Education Meeting Video included

The Elida Board of Education held a special board meeting at the high school Wednesday evening. More>>

Public CNG fueling station unveiled in Findlay Video included

West Central Ohio drivers have a new choice when fueling their vehicles-- compressed natural gas. CNG Fuel out of Fort Wayne, Indiana is opening a compressed natural gas station in Findlay.  More>>

Reverend Ronald Fails Scheduled for Pre-Trial Hearing Video included

Reverend Ronald Fails was scheduled to make an appearance in Lima Municipal Court on Wednesday, following his arrest during a prostitution sting. Although he was in attendance, Reverend Fails did not go in for his pre-trial hearing. More>>

Free Manufacturing Training at LACCA Video included

Entry-level manufacturing jobs remain strong in our region, that's why a class to teach basic skills to obtain theses jobs can be so beneficial to our area.  More>>

Army Corps Presents New Tentative Flood Plan Video included

The Blanchard River Flood Mitigation Project continues navigate new waters. More>>

Mural Safety Questions and New LACCA Funds Video included

The mural erected in downtown Lima, raised safety questions that were addressed at tonight's council meeting. More>>

Bridge Closures Video included

A few construction updates to keep in mind as we begin our week. More>>

Lake Improvements Video included

The Lake Improvement Association met today in Celina, to update residents about the state of Grand Lake St. Marys.   More>>

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  • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:52:26 GMT
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...More >>
    American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an...More >>
  • Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

    Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:23:33 GMT
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to...More >>
    President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis...More >>
  • Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile

    Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:12:52 GMT
    A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the...More >>
    The Mexican government began airlifting the first of tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes.More >>
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  • Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

    Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:23:33 GMT
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to...More >>
    President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis...More >>
  • Doctor pleads guilty to cancer treatment fraud

    Doctor pleads guilty to cancer treatment fraud

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:02:02 GMT
    A Detroit-area cancer doctor accused of putting people through unnecessary treatments and then billing insurers for millions of dollars pleaded guilty to fraud Tuesday, admitting that he knew his patients often...More >>
    A Detroit-area cancer doctor accused of putting people through unnecessary treatments and then billing insurers for millions of dollars pleaded guilty to fraud Tuesday, admitting that he knew his patients often didn't...More >>
  • Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

    Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:13:11 GMT
    Nonpartisan congressional investigators say the HealthCare.gov website has significant security weaknesses that could put Americans' personal information at risk.More >>
    HealthCare.gov, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security flaws that put users' personal information at risk, nonpartisan congressional investigators have concluded.More >>
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