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The Public Health Advisory Alert System is a color-coded system designed to supplement existing statewide orders through a data-driven framework to assess the degree of the virus’ spread and to engage and empower individuals, businesses, communities, local governments, and others in their re… More >>

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The St. Paul United Church of Christ held another food drive on Friday to serve dozens of Auglaize County families. Nearly 170 families received meals when driving through the Auglaize Count Engineer’s Garage. The West Ohio Food Bank and National Guard partnered with the church to distribute… More >>

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The 16 counties that make up both district one and two, have used more than 26,550 tons of salt and 1.3 million gallons of de-icer from the start of winter until January 13th. That is up from 20,520 tons of salt and 1.2 million gallons of de-icer for the same time period in 2019. Plus, ODOT … More >>

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With the increased number, the state has sent a total of 1,000 soldiers and airmen to serve as part of a nationwide deployment of the national guard to be in the nation's capital for President-Elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Besides those troops, hundreds of more members of the National Guar… More >>

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The West Central Ohio Crime Task Force received complaints about drug activity. An investigation was launched where the Task Force observed a narcotics transaction, which led to a search of an involved vehicle. Approximately five grams of suspected crack cocaine was recovered. A search warra… More >>

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A portion of North Street was closed for a short period due to a Car VS Bike accident. On Friday shortly after 4:00 PM, a driver was traveling on North Street towards Washington Street when the driver struck a pedestrian on a bike. More >>

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Tails were wagging with excitement all around the daycare on Friday as dogs got to take part in their first-ever doggie winter ball. Showing off the latest fashion trends in the doggie world, they all looked their best for the photo op. And after capturing each dog’s look for the ball, they … More >>

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The school district had over $8 million in outstanding bond debt from building the brand new elementary school. With the pandemic shifting the market to be quite favorable for borrowers, Perry schools saw it was the perfect time to refinance. The completed refinancing saved the district’s ta… More >>

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The Ohio Sobriety, Treatment and Reducing Trauma program, or START, was started by Gov. Mike DeWine in 2017 and is now being implemented in Allen County. The goal of the program is to provide a wide range of support for parents and their children in the system who are struggling with addicti… More >>

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“Youth for Change” is a new organization in Lima that emerged from the Heartland Image Foundation. Their mission is to uplift kids in the area and help them pursue their creative dreams in life. Bringing in leaders and mentors from all around the area, the two-hour virtual stream event will … More >>

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The tool will be available on the state's coronavirus website on Friday, and all local health departments should also have the information on their websites. Ohioans will have to contact the vaccine providers themselves. Ohio still has a limited supply of vaccines but eventually wants to vac… More >>

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Allen County Public Health has been designated by the state to be a top priority as the Phase 1-B vaccines get underway. In Allen County, they can call 419-228-4636 to schedule an appointment. Do not call the health department's regular number. Clinics will be filled as requests come in base… More >>

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Crews responded to the intersection of North Street and Sugar Street after a GEP Unit struck a gas line, causing a leak. The street was closed down in order for crews to fix the gas line. No evacuations took place. A total of 11 customers were affected by the gas line break. The line was rep… More >>

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Allen County has 4 new deaths and Shelby County added 1 more.   Allen county also has 95 new cases, Shelby County increased by 42 cases, and Hancock County has 41 new case.  Auglaize and Putnam counties each have 28 new cases, Logan County went up 23 cases, Mercer County adds 22 new cases, H… More >>

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Marcos Jesus Zavala appeared in Putnam County Common Pleas Court on Thursday for his final pre-trial. According to the indictment, Zavala was arrested after failing to seek medical attention for his son during the dates between May 17th, 2019 to August 21st, 2019, resulting in serious physic… More >>

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Mild and dry weather will give way to snow showers and colder temperatures for the weekend. More >>

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The Ohio Fair Managers Association has announced that the late Jay Begg has been inducted into the class of 2021 Hall of Fame. Begg started his career as a 4-H member exhibiting dairy cattle at the Putnam County Fair. He would go on to become a 4-H advisor and started the Rockport Ag 4-H clu… More >>

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SAFY and ArtSpace Lima are reminding people once again that there will be to-go bags at both of their locations this weekend. The New Book, New Look bags will have two parts - journals being handed out by ArtSpace, and hygiene kits given by the SAFY Youth Drop In Center.  More >>

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39-year-old Scott Daisy was arrested and charged with Using a Weapon while Intoxicated. Deputies from the Auglaize County Sheriff's Office were called out to a home in Clay Township for the reports of shots fired just before 3:30 am Tuesday. Deputies attempted to contact Daisy and he refused… More >>

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30-year-old Jesse Miller pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of Attempted Tampering with Evidence and Improper Handling of a Gun in a Vehicle. A charge of Discharging a Firearm into a Habitation was dropped. Court documents say around August 28th, Miller had a gun in his vehicle and allegedly … More >>

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To help administer the COVID-19 vaccine, the Putnam County Health Department has started a call line to sign up residents. Those 80 years of age or older in Putnam County can now contact the vaccine call line to be put on the waiting list. Eligible residents can call between 9 AM and 2 PM. More >>

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According to the Ohio Department of Health vaccine dashboard, Allen County has seen just over 3-thousand of the Moderna vaccines started. Those being distributed through Allen County Public Health, hospitals, and other vaccine providers. The state set the guidelines of who is eligible in pha… More >>

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Don't believe everything you see on social media, as it could be wrong or outdated.This week a sign is going around that is both, not true and outdated. A letter that seems to be from the National Guard has reappeared on Facebook. It claims there's an announcement coming for a nationwide two… More >>

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First responders were called out to the scene of a crash a little after 2 p.m. Wednesday on Eastown Road. According to the American Township Fire Department, there was a two car crash that sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries. More >>

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Patrolmen Nicholas Rayoum and Derrick Barginere were honored with the Life Savings Award at the Cridersville Village Council meeting for their actions taken on December 29th. On that day, they responded to a crash. When they arrived they found an SUV on fire where they removed a passenger wh… More >>

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The Apollo Educational Foundation met for a regularly scheduled meeting. During that meeting, they honored Ohio Means Jobs by unveiling a plaque with their logo that will be going on the Partners for a Skilled Workforce Wall. They wanted to honor the organization for the longstanding relatio… More >>

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About fifteen 7th and 8th grade students have been staying after school three days a week for the new Lima West Middle School Extension Program. They participate in activities that expand on what they learn in the classroom. More >>

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First responders were called out to the scene of an accident at around 3 p.m. on Diller Road. According to scanner traffic the crash was a head on collision. According to the American Township Fire Department, two people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries. More >>

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Allen and Hancock Counties have 3 new deaths each and Paulding County has 1 new death.   Allen County added 48 new cases, Hancock County has 46 new cases, and Logan County adds 46 new cases.  Shelby County went up 37 cases, Mercer County increased 25 cases, Putnam County has 24 new cases, Au… More >>