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  • Ottawa's Main St. was crowded with Putnam County families ready to get a jump on fair week.

    Putnam County Fair holds annual parade

    Ottawa's Main St. was crowded with Putnam County families ready to get a jump on fair week. 

  • If you have got some yarn, you can help keep a veteran warm this year.

    Putnam County Veterans Services Commission collected yarn for veterans

    If you have got some yarn, you can help keep a veteran warm this year.

  • Ohio Republicans had the biggest overall turnout in the primary and grew their affiliation base by 60,000, gaining almost 28,000 voters who were previously affiliated with the Democratic Party.

    Ohio party affiliation statistics from May 2018 released

    Secretary of State Jon Husted's office released political party statistics for how Ohio voted in 2018's May primary. 

  • County engineers warn about tall corn at intersections

    With the recent rain, the corn crops are way past the old adage "knee high at the 4th of July" and could possibly become dangerous at rural intersections.

  • Testing underway for strange water taste in Bluffton

    Several area citizens, including people living in Bluffton, have noticed that their water is tasting strange.

  • U.S. pulls out of U.N. human rights council

    In the latest move from the Trump administration, the U.S. has announced the withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council.  

  • Senators Portman and Brown talk Trump's new Immigration Police

    Two United States Senators for Ohio took to the Senate floor following President Trump's new Immigration Policy.  

  • Invasive plant known to cause blindness, spotted in Ohio

    A dangerous plant known to cause blindness has begun to sprout again.

  • Scholastic Arts Spotlight scholarship winners

    Now that school is out and summer is underway, Your Hometown Stations is proud to announce our scholarship winners for Scholastic Arts Spotlight. 

  • Raising awareness of gambling addiction

    Before Monday's indictment, former Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish sought out treatment for a gambling addiction. There are also many ways to seek help, such as treatment which is often free, and the Ohio Problem Gambling Hotline.

  • Unemployment numbers released for month of May

    The majority of local counties saw an increase in unemployment rates for the month of May. 

  • Fort Jennings TSA Team prepares for national competition

    The countdown is on as Fort Jennings "TSA-TEAMS" students, hit the road to nationals. 

  • Air Conditioning Cooling Tips

    air conditioning cooling tips

    With the warm temperatures and humidity levels running high this week, air conditioners across the region will be hard at work keeping us cool. With every call coming in to our local HVAC technicians across the region, the urgent need to cool us down is of the highest priority.

  • "Meet the Military" Day

    Ottawa held their first annual "Meet the Military" Day this afternoon. The event at Ottawa Ordnance honors veterans and active duty members of the military.  They invited local recruiters to take questions from those interested in enlisting. The event features challenges by different branches as well as military memorabilia. Co-owner of Ottawa Ordnance Cindy Verhoff says it's important we have events like this to honor those who have served.  "There's so...