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Troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on State Route 219, near the Auglaize Mercer County Line.On Saturday, August 24, 2019 at approximately 9:49 p.m., State Troopers responded to a 3 vehicle crash on State Route 219 … More >>

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A person is in custody in Putnam County after a pursuit by authorities early Saturday morning. According to the Ottawa Police Department, just after midnight, a tractor trailer was travelling on North Perry Street in Ottawa and failed to obey traffic laws. More >>

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Football could be considered America’s favorite sport, and the village of Ada celebrated their contribution to the gridiron obsession.  This is the 4th Made in Ada Football Festival, which showcased the Wilson made football.  Festival featured live music, football related games and more.  Wi… More >>

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Dozens of women came out Saturday morning for the Lima Police Department's rape aggression and defense class, a course that many say truly prepares them for an actual attack.Ariana Allen and her mother Taminka Malloy were two of close to 20 women who participated in the class. More >>

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The junior fair at the Allen County Fair hosted the "champion of champions" event, pitting their best showman's against each other this afternoon to crown the best showman.The champion of champions saw the ten showman who won in their respective animal categories this week go head to head. E… More >>

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It’s a tradition know at Ohio Northern University as the Ada Community Engagement event or ACE Day. The day is geared toward getting the freshmen of ONU led by a few upperclassmen and faculty to engage and serve Ada and the surrounding communities."So, Ohio Northern is all about service," sa… More >>

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Moving up the date to coincide with Ada's Football Festival, Wilson held their annual garage sale this morning.People from near and far lined up for the four hour event to get their hands on a variety of Wilson products that have been significantly marked down. As always they had their $5 se… More >>

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The Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol held an OVI checkpoint Friday evening on US 127 just south of Fox Road in the city of Van Wert.  The Ohio State Highway Patrol in partnership with the Van Wert Police Department hoped to deter impaired driving tonight.     More >>

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A man called the country's "most prolific serial killer" pleads guilty to two murders in Ohio. That description of Samuel Little comes from the FBI. Agents there, are tying him to dozens of deaths. Little, pleading guilty on Friday to killing two Ohio women decades ago. Appearing in a Cincin… More >>

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Veterans were thanked for their service at the Allen County Fairgrounds on Friday. In honor of all those who served, veterans got into the fair for free until 6 p.m. In addition to that, there was a program was held in the picnic tent with a lunch following the service. All veterans who atte… More >>

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On 8-16-2019 officers spoke with a male in the 500 block of S. Pierce St, who reported damage done to his residence and his vehicles from someone throwing eggs. On 8-16-2019 officers were made aware of an active warrant out of Allen County for 22 year old, Natashia Shaeffer Winget, on an ori… More >>

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That is the sound of 4-H kids hard work paying off, as their projects get their time in the auction ring. In 2018, 650 buyers bid just under half a million dollars for the project. One person that knows about the process is Emily Buettner, who has spent the last decade in the ring showing steers. More >>

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The search for the next president of Rhodes State College has been narrowed down to three candidates, and the staff and public are getting the chance to meet each one. The first candidate reception was held for David Devier, the current president of Glen Oaks Community College in Michigan. D… More >>

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Small animals and their owners entered the arena to be auctioned off. Rabbits and chickens were the focus for Thursday's 4-H animal project auctions. 4-H members packed into the showing arena to reap the rewards for their hard work with their projects. They've spent the spring and summer car… More >>

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A few Lima businesses felt it was time to give back to the community, just as students are going back to school. Students in 6th grade and younger can pick up a free backpack at Lima Chevrolet Cadillac, Thursday through Saturday. They partnered with T&D Interiors and Walmart to purchase … More >>

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The food’s obviously a big reason why we come to the county fair, but how often do you get to go behind the scenes and see how some of this fan favorite food is made?Ashley Freemen of Harvell’s Concession took me through the rigors of making a funnel cake. She showed me with the right equipm… More >>

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For nearly 20-years, the City of Lima has been sister cities with a city in Japan, learning and sharing each other's cultures in many exchange programs. Thursday, a 12-person delegation is in Lima to start a 5-day visit from Harima-cho, Japan. They were greeted by Mayor David Berger who told… More >>

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After days of competing in the show ring, some 4-H members let loose by showing off their creative side. It was a day where horses could transform into anything like giant turkeys or even Superman for the day. The 4-H members have worked all year round for everyone to see. All of the costume… More >>

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Two Lima men were arraigned Thursday for gang charges. 24-year-old Jamaree Allen and 25-year-old Eric Wilson Jr. both plead not guilty to charges relating to criminal gang activity and improper use of firearms. Each of them faces eight counts. The incident allegedly happened on June 21, 2019… More >>

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The new Polar Bears have taken their first steps in their college careers. It was move-in day for freshmen at Ohio Northern University on Thursday. The new students got a helping hand from the upperclassmen getting everything taken up to their new rooms. For most students, this is the first … More >>

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The prison inmate from Hancock County, who sent a letter to a Columbus newspaper confessing to killing a fellow inmate, has been charged in the slaying. A Warren County Grand Jury indicted 37-year-old Joel Drain on aggravated murder and other charges in the April slaying of 29-year-old Chris… More >>

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An Indiana man is in custody after leading Allen County law enforcement in a high-speed chase Wednesday night. 30-year-old Jonathan Cole of Fort Wayne has been charged with failure to comply and receiving stolen property after was arrested in following the pursuit. Around 10 o'clock, Allen C… More >>

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Around 70 seniors in Van Wert County are going back to school with an opportunity to learn more about their future after graduation. This is the fourth year of the Career Education Opportunity, or CEO program, which connects students and businesses through internships. The senior students ge… More >>

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To cap off another season, the Wapakoneta Waterpark opened their gates to some special guests. The waterpark put on their annual Soggy Doggy Day, allowing local pups to take a dive and splash around to their heart's content in the pool before it closes for the year. More >>

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Rhodes State College and Ohio State Lima welcomed students back to campus with a picnic Wednesday afternoon. The Welcome Back Picnic invited students from both schools to enjoy some food and participate in a few fun activities throughout the afternoon. The event was a collaboration between R… More >>

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The first thing you might think of when you hear 4-H at the Allen County Fair are the animals, but if you travel to the other end of the fairgrounds, 4-H youngsters have found a way to present a world of different projects. Travel down to the Youth Exhibits Building and you can see that loca… More >>

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For the 22nd year people will line up outside Wilson Sporting Goods in Ada for the best deals of the year. Wilson is hosting its annual garage sale this Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The tradition allows people to shop for extra or discontinued sporting goods at a significantly cheaper price… More >>

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A three-car crash in Ottawa sends one person to the hospital. The crash happened just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of State Route 65 and Williamstown Road. Ottawa police say the man driving the Lincoln was turning from Williamstown Road onto 65 when he pulled into t… More >>

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A Lima man accused of rape has changed his plea after a second consideration of his plea deal. 21-year-old Buck Asmann decided to plead guilty to one count of rape. In exchange, his second count of rape and a separate case involving a charge of tampering with evidence were dropped. Asmann wa… More >>

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The Rhodes State College Board of Trustees has decided to make some changes when it comes to tuition at the school. The board voted 6 to 1 in favor of a tuition increase for the spring semester of 2020. Students will now pay 5 dollars more per credit hour, an increase that will generate an a… More >>