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The Vantage Career Center in Van Wert is set to reopen their classrooms next week for the adult student body. After working closely with the Van Wert County Health Department and the CDC, the safety plan devised by administrators at Vantage to reopen has been approved. The plan includes taki… More >>

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Two people were taken to the hospital following a car crash outside Fort Jennings Thursday evening. Just before 6:30 p.m., first responders were called out to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of State Routes 224 and 634. The driver of a blue Buick was heading north on 634 when it pull… More >>

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Governor DeWine made some announcements that affect people who have loved ones in assisted living facilities, as well as students participating in the junior fair program. DeWine says starting June 8, the state will allow outdoor visitation at assisted living facilities and intermediate care… More >>

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A Lima man has been sentenced to life in prison for his crimes against multiple young girls. Keith Overmyer was sentenced to 35 years to life in prison on four counts of rape. Three victims were involved, one of them being a girl younger than ten years old. Overmyer accepted a plea deal wher… More >>

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Bath Township responded to a fire at Dana Corporation in Lima Thursday morning. When they made it to the scene around 10 a.m., firefighters saw light smoke coming through the ground level doors. All Dana employees evacuated the building safely before the fire department arrived. The fire ori… More >>

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A Cincinnati man walking on State Route 235 in Hancock County was hit and killed by a vehicle Wednesday night. 44-year-old William Lawson was walking southbound on 235 when he was hit by a car driven by 24-year-old woman from Alger around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday night. Lawson was pronounced dea… More >>

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On 5-15-2020 officers were called to a dispute in the 700 block of Suthoff St. Officers spoke with the female complainant who stated that the argument began over numerous visitors being at the residence. The dispute was settled and officers left the residence. Officers were called back to th… More >>

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The West Ohio Food Bank has been distributing a record amount of food since the start of the COVID -19 pandemic and on Wednesday announced new leadership to further their mission. After a nationwide search, the board promoted from within. Current Chief Operating Officer Tommie Harner is the … More >>

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Lima City officials are asking residents to chime in on what they feel is needed in their neighborhoods. The city is holding 2 public meetings via "go-to-meeting" format. This is a chance for residents to voice their opinion on what is needed in the city, what gaps need to be filled, and any… More >>

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Shawnee Township Police releasing the identity of the body pulled from the pond off of Buckeye Road. Rasheed Almalik's body was found Tuesday morning with the help of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources sonar equipment and cadaver dog.  More >>

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Herzog explains, “I needed to just listen because I kept seeing somebody talk about it or meeting somebody who was a CASA. Or having the director to come and talk to our service club about it. So. I kept hearing more and the voice (in my head) kept saying you need to do this. So, I guess peo… More >>

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The Lima Police looked into a reported stabbing Tuesday night in the area of Eureka and McPheron just after nine. 27-year old Berry Yearrell told officers he was in an altercation with some juveniles and was stabbed with a knife. More >>

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Lima Police were called out to a hotel for a disturbance and found a man dead. Officers arrived at the Travelodge on Leonard Avenue in reference to a woman causing a disturbance. They found Dino Gerdeman dead in a room. The 59 year-old's death appeared suspicious in nature and an investigati… More >>

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Lima Police were called out to a hotel for a disturbance and found a man dead. Officers arrived at the Travelodge on Leonard Avenue in reference to a woman causing a disturbance. They found Dino Gerdeman dead in a room. The 59 year-old's death appeared suspicious in nature and an investigati… More >>

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The Ada Public Library has found a way to bring their weekly storytime to families who have been staying at home during the pandemic. Natalie Walton, youth services coordinator at the library, has been uploading videos of her reading books onto the library's Facebook page.  More >>

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A woman is now dead after being stabbed Wednesday morning in Lima. The Lima Police Department says officers were on the scene at 908 East Kibby Street just after 10:30 a.m. There they found the body of 71-year-old Rachel Cheney in a bedroom. The cause of death was a stab wound to her upper torso. More >>

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Dana Incorporated and the United Auto Workers, Local 1765 have teamed up to support multiple assisted living facilities in the area, as they remain on strict lockdowns. The automotive parts company and union donated grills, flowers, birdbaths, and feeders, and face masks to the nursing homes… More >>

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol was on the scene of an overturned semi-truck on I-75. The crash happened around 10 Tuesday morning, on mile marker 99 of I-75, just outside of Anna. The semi was hauling car parts when it ended up on its side, causing part of 75 to close for several hours. Anna … More >>

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Retail stores have been dealt a serious one-two punch, as their sales were falling before the pandemic hit and took a bigger blow when they had to temporarily close their brick and mortar stores because of COVID-19. Just this past week, Macy’s announced they are expecting a one billion dolla… More >>

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Only 4 counties have long-term care facilities have reported cases of COVID-19 in our 10-county area as of the last report on May 20th.  Allen county has 8 facilities with 63 residents and 24 staff with confirmed cases, of those 20 people died from virus.  Auglaize county has 4 facilities wi… More >>

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Tuesday was the first day of in-office service at the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and it was busy. The Bowsher BMV on North Elizabeth Street has people lined out the doors for most of the day. The office handles titles, licenses, and drivers-ed tests and patrons where being sorted by what … More >>

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Another pop-up food distribution was held by the West Ohio Food Bank and the word got out quick. Vehicles weaving their way through the Allen County Fair Grounds to get help putting meals on the table. The Ohio National Guard still on hand and had the distribution set up as a 3-lane process … More >>

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Officials at Husky say fire training will be conducted at the Lima refinery starting Tuesday morning and running until Friday. They say the training is taking place on a section of the refinery complex dedicated to fire training. Smoke and flames may be visible as part of that training of em… More >>

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A sudden downpour of rain in our area Monday afternoon causing some problems on roadways. The large amount of rain in a short period of time was too much for some roadways and underpasses.  Two vehicles got stuck in high water at the South Metcalf railroad underpass.  Everyone was able to ge… More >>

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Local veterans’ organizations and municipalities found ways to honor those men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice, all while practicing the social distancing requirement.  In Putnam County, veterans’ organizations had to cancel a parade, but the continued their annual Memorial Day cel… More >>

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Governor Mike DeWine tells your Hometown Stations that he will be making an announcement on Tuesday involving the National Guard and testing for COVID-19 in Ohio nursing homes. DeWine says the state has more tests and they will be aggressive testing both residents and staff at the senior fac… More >>

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Lima 6th Ward councilman Derry Glenn has put on his Adopt a House Program for three years and one lucky family received much needed support from the program this weekend. The Brown family were the third recipients of the year from the program and they were donated a new roof on their Cedar S… More >>

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"Most Memorial Day activities across America have been canceled, postponed or abbreviated, such as we are doing here." At the beginning of the year, no one could have predicted that Memorial Day 2020 would look like this: Sunny sky, hot day, face masks and social distancing.  In Lima, the Me… More >>

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A fire has forced the demolition of a Lima warehouse. The Lima Fire Department was called out 405 Findlay Rd just after 4 a.m. They found a heavy fire coming from the back of the warehouse and opted not to send firefighters in because it was too dangerous. They were forced to take an aerial … More >>

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It is hard to image just three months ago, where we are right now as a society because of the pandemic. Especially for those students who may have been looking forward to a traditional prom or graduation or other rites of passage events in their life.  While local school districts, parents a… More >>

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What started as a way to protect yourself and others from spreading covid-19, face masks have turned into a political debate. Governor Mike DeWine was questioned about wearing masks in public Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."   Earlier in May, DeWine retracted making mask wearing mandatory i… More >>

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A man that was being arrested for sexual assault of a minor, attempted to take his own life during the process.Around 11:30 pm Saturday night, the Lima Police Department was serving an arrest warrant for Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor on Jeremy Kindle at his home on Steven Drive.  Acco… More >>

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Today was the big day for Seniors at Wapakoneta high school as they turned into Wapak Graduates. The drive-through graduation ceremony was a social distance success and every senior was still able to walk the stage in their cap and gown. A few graduates shared their thoughts on the big day a… More >>

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You can hear the birds chirping, the sun is beaming people's faces, and you can finally breathe in and smell that fresh summer air. Although summer doesn’t officially start for another couple of weeks, here at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Campgrounds, you can barely tell the difference. More >>

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Students from both Delphos Jefferson and St. John’s lined up their cars for their senior cruise night and parade. After the ride through town, seniors picked up a goodie bag with some awesome surprises inside. The graduates were happy to see involvement from the community in their graduation.  More >>

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Car horns join pomp and circumstance as the Lima Senior Class of 2020 gets recognized. Lima City Schools held three separate drive-thru events over Friday night and Saturday morning to get all 190 students through, and all three drive-thru’s were streamed on Facebook Live.   While it may not… More >>

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One of the two men convicted of murdering Bath student Ryan Young 30 years ago, had his parole denied.According to Ryan Young's Mother, the Ohio Parole Board said no to Jose Bulerin's request to be released and he will be back up for parole in five years.  Back in 1990, Bulerin and Richard J… More >>

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The Lima Police Department is investigating a stabbing that happened early Saturday morning.Officers were called out to Mercy Health-Saint Rita's just before 1:30 am, when 32 year old Katrell durr of Lima showed up with a stab wound, the injury appears to be non-life threatening.    Officers… More >>

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First responders called out to reports of a car into a pond off of Buckeye Road, just west of McClain Road, in Shawnee Township. The call came in at 5:23 p.m. Friday evening. Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers who assisted at the scene say the driver of the car drowned, while a passenger suf… More >>

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Did you see Beanie today? The Lima mascot made its rounds around the city this evening for a wave tour. Beanie and his crew stopped at six locations around Lima today to give families the chance to snap a photo of him. This was to encourage families to get outside, put a smile on their faces… More >>

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Ohio’s Governor reminding residents to keep up their efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the state slowly returns to normal. Your Hometown Stations News Director, Jeff Fitzgerald had the chance to do a one on one interview with Governor Mike DeWine before the Memorial Day weekend. He a… More >>

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It’s practically every day you hear of another event canceled this summer so people have been finding new ways to enjoy the season. Concerts, carnivals, and any event that draws a crowd is being canceled for the summer because of COVID. Even some public parks and pools won't be utilized this… More >>

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One local restaurant was just about finished with a complete renovation when the coronavirus hit and is now ready to greet customers in a new dining room. The Famous Recipe Fried Chicken on Lima’s east side has a new look. The outside has a new color scheme and the inside is sleek and modern… More >>

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Every establishment is different. So while restaurants are now allowed to open their doors to guests once again, the decision has to be made, should we open the doors? For Kewpee’s across Lima, they’re going to stick to drive-thru only. The vice president said it was a hard decision to make,… More >>

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The man suspected of a shooting outside a Lima bar has been arraigned this morning.Oliver Jackson Jr. entered a written not guilty plea to three counts of felonious assault with a firearm and one count of having a weapon under disability. Jackson was indicted on the charges last week. Police… More >>

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One of the biggest events in our area is taking this year off and will be ready to entertain country fans in 2021. Country Concert in Fort Loramie has rescheduled their 40th-anniversary event for July 8-10th 2021 and they are hoping to have the same artist they had scheduled for this year, w… More >>

Family Promise in Lima was presented a check worth over $1,500 from the local Kiwanis Club. The money will be used for items like tablets for kids to do schoolwork on, air mattresses for their day center, and will even go toward paying for a van for the organization. The Kiwanis know that no… More >>

Last time we heard from Robert and Jana Sasse who started Operation Feed a Trucker, they were spending their weekends at truck stops off I-75, now they’ve changed their mission and are hitting different pit stops in the area. Thursday, Operation feed a trucker was set up outside of The Pizza… More >>

The Ohio Expositions Commission announced that it will cancel the 2020 Ohio State Fair. Originally the Ohio State Fair was scheduled for July 29th to August 9th in Columbus. Members of the commission expressed concern for public health, as well as the financial feasibility of hosting a fair … More >>

Students in the Lima area will get the opportunity to learn about mental health careers this summer. Prevention Awareness Support Services, or PASS, will be offering this program to students in grades nine through twelve. They'll learn mental health services from local providers through job … More >>

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"Most Memorial Day activities across America have been canceled, postponed or abbreviated, such as we are doing here." At the beginning of the year, no one could have predicted that Memorial Day 2020 would look like this: Sunny sky, hot day, face masks and social distancing.  In Lima, the Me… More >>

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A fire has forced the demolition of a Lima warehouse. The Lima Fire Department was called out 405 Findlay Rd just after 4 a.m. They found a heavy fire coming from the back of the warehouse and opted not to send firefighters in because it was too dangerous. They were forced to take an aerial … More >>

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It is hard to image just three months ago, where we are right now as a society because of the pandemic. Especially for those students who may have been looking forward to a traditional prom or graduation or other rites of passage events in their life.  While local school districts, parents a… More >>

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What started as a way to protect yourself and others from spreading covid-19, face masks have turned into a political debate. Governor Mike DeWine was questioned about wearing masks in public Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."   Earlier in May, DeWine retracted making mask wearing mandatory i… More >>

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A man that was being arrested for sexual assault of a minor, attempted to take his own life during the process.Around 11:30 pm Saturday night, the Lima Police Department was serving an arrest warrant for Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor on Jeremy Kindle at his home on Steven Drive.  Acco… More >>