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With the fall-like weather finally starting to arrive, that can only mean winter is right around the corner. Some of us may turn to old wives’ tales to see what our winter outlook is going to be like and I’m here to help you fact check whether or not those might be true. One example would in… More >>

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A Dayton man is in custody after leading troopers on a pursuit through three counties early Thursday (10/17/19) morning. 32-year-old James Harper is facing multiple charges, including, OVI, fleeing from law enforcement and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle. A trooper from the… More >>

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Many workers who are on strike against General Motors say they're ready to go back to work now that their union has agreed to a tentative four-year contract with the company. The United Auto Workers union announced Wednesday morning that they had reached a deal that could end the month-long … More >>

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It's a concept that has been in the works for the State of Ohio over the last year, a law that would make Ohio the 18th state to raise the smoking age to 21. That means that anyone under the age of 21, starting on October 17th, cannot buy cigarettes, vapes, chewing tobacco, and other related… More >>

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Ready or not, it's harvest season for those brave farmers that battled Mother Nature this spring. With the extraordinarily wet spring this year, a lot of farmers faced the possibility of a poor yield this fall. However, the summer turned out to be pretty fair to farmers, and now it's time fo… More >>

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The Better Business Bureau wants the public to know about some scams that they have been getting calls on. The first is one that has been around for awhile involving callers who said that your social security number has been compromised or has been used illegal activity. Then they say they w… More >>

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Ohio's Department of Aging is accepting nominations for the state's Senior Citizen's Hall of Fame. It honors current or long-time Ohio residents age 60 and older who have made and continue to make a lasting impact on their communities, professions, or vocations. The department says 486 older… More >>

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Three of the four Lima City Council seats up for grabs in the November election are contested.  Tony Wilkerson will be challenging his neighbor incumbent Sam Mclean for the 2nd council seat.  Peggy Ehora will be taking on current 4th ward councilwoman Rebecca Kreher for that seat. And long t… More >>

If you like riddles and solving mysteries then ArtSpace/Lima is where you want to be. Escape Wapak has set up shop on the second floor at ArtSpace. The two have teamed up to offer an hour of intrigue for those who want to experience "The Secret Room" and support ArtSpace at the same time. $4… More >>

St. Marys Rotary made a donation Tuesday morning to help out new parents. Over 500 onesies were donated to the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital. This is a program that has been held by the Rotary Club for several years. Printed on the onesies were reminders for parents to make sure … More >>

Gov. Mike DeWine announced the legislation he is proposing in the wake of the mass shooting in Dayton this summer. DeWine, who previously backed a red flag law, has opted to not include that in this bill. The Strong Ohio bill does state there is a due process for anyone suspected of being a … More >>

Governor Mike DeWine officially called on the General Assembly to ban flavored e-cigarettes throughout the state, something that he has shown interest in doing before. A conference between the governor and members of his cabinet was held to discuss how e-cigarettes affect teenagers and young… More >>

Hunger is not about the lack of food but the ability to get food to people who struggle with hunger. The West Ohio Food Bank can help with this. The food bank is gearing up for the holiday season and all the food drives that will happen. They ask you to work through the food bank as they can… More >>

Rep. Susan Manchester paid a visit to the new Vancrest Health Care Center in St. Marys. She took a look into the rooms on both the assisted living and nursing home care sides, as well as some of the common areas that seniors will soon be able to use. Manchester says that the new facility wil… More >>

A priority piece of legislation in the Ohio House of Representatives was put together to help those who are going through training become foster care parents. Rep. Susan Manchester introduced House Bill 8, which would adjust training requirements for people interested in being caregivers. Th… More >>

Minster Ohio – Troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Friday, September 27, 2019 at approximately 7:22 p.m. on State Route 119 near mile post 1 in Auglaize County. Through the investigation, it was found that a light b… More >>

The House's Ukraine investigation will largely center in the intelligence committee and the chairman says they're already reaching out witnesses and planning subpoenas. Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff from California says more hearings are possible and that the whistleblower wants to test… More >>

82 of the 88 Ohio counties saw their unemployment rates lower from July to August. This includes every county in West Central Ohio. According to the Ohio Job and Family Services, Allen County's unemployment rate lowered .6%. Auglaize, Putnam, and Mercer counties are in the bottom four when i… More >>

Although late in the season, Ohio has seen its first reported human death from West Nile Virus. It's reported that a 68-year-old man in Lucas County died from the disease. Two fatal cases of West Nile have already been confirmed in horses in the state. Last year six people in Ohio died from … More >>

With talk of impeachment, we spoke with a law professor about how the process might look. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry into President Trump surrounding his conversation with the leader of Ukraine. Scott Gerber of Ohio Northern University says this is the first … More >>

The St. Marys Police Department arrested a woman after she allegedly assaulted and hospitalized a man Tuesday night. Chief Jacob Sutton says that 24-year-old Shanavia Hill has been charged with felonious assault following an incident with 64-year-old Charles Schmidt. The police responded to … More >>

A New Carlisle truck driver has been charged with the death of a Delphos man who was injured in an accident on July 8, 2019. 53-year-old Robert Eshelman has been charged with one count of aggravated vehicular homicide for causing the accident which severely injured and killed 54-year-old Jos… More >>

The City of St. Marys is looking to take ownership of land that's part of the town's history. Monday night, St. Marys city council approved to enter into contracts that would switch who controls the land around the Miami and Erie Canal. Right now, the State of Ohio owns that land that is sit… More >>

The State Controlling Board has approved a large amount of money for work to be done on parts of Grand Lake St. Marys. Over 500 thousand dollars of funding is being used to contract with DLZ Ohio for design and construction services for the west dam embankment on the lake.  More >>

Senior citizens spent the first day of fall learning about how they can avoid serious injury. September 23rd marks this year's Falls Prevention Awareness Day and the Mobility Foundation brought in a few speakers to the Auglaize County Council on Aging to speak with seniors about fall prevent… More >>

Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon says that Sunday's event went well thanks to a team effort - and that there's a lot that goes into making sure that a Presidential visit goes smoothly. Talks between local law enforcement and the Secret Service started around two weeks ago to make sure that… More >>

In Allen County, the Area Agency on Aging 3 held an open house with several activities for seniors. People were able to get a fall risk assessment, hearing checks, and use of the ONU Healthwise Mobile Clinic. Exercise is beneficial to help prevent falls by keeping you limber and mobile. Heal… More >>

 President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison keyed in on Pratt Industries investment into Wapakoneta and the United States as a whole.  Billionaire owner Anthony Pratt, introduced the two leaders, talking about the size of the local investment and the quality of the l… More >>

Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly from July to August. State officials say the unemployment rate was 4.1% in August, compared with 4% the previous month. The national rate was 3.7% in August, which did not change from July. Ohio Job and Family Services Departmen… More >>

Sentencing has been delayed for a 20-year-old man who pleaded guilty to setting fire to a downtown Wapakoneta landmark just before Christmas. Wesley Slaughter was scheduled to be sentenced, but the prosecutors and his attorney saw a problem with the amount of restitution that he would be req… More >>

Due to the monumental task of counting the nation, the U.S. Census Bureau needs to recruit thousands of people for temporary jobs throughout the country. We need help building a pool of diverse applicants which will consist of employed, unemployed, self employed, retirees, veterans and stude… More >>

A group of Northwest Ohio mayors met on Wednesday to discuss a new bill they believe will hurt their district. That proposal is House Bill 163. It would penalize Ohio cities and villages that apply water and sewer fees to people who live outside of the corporation limits. Also, mayors would … More >>

There's plenty of excitement for President Donald Trump's planned visit to Wapakoneta this weekend. The head of the Auglaize County Republican Party, John Bergman, is one who shares that excitement. Trump is expected to visit Pratt Industries with the Australian prime minister, who has a rel… More >>

Heads up, they’re back at it! The bad guys are using social media messaging platforms and emails to send dangerous phishing links that are disguised as a link to a video. The scammers provoke you into clicking by asking “Is this you in the video???”. Don’t fall for this! They are counting on… More >>

Senator Rob Portman is urging Democrats to support the U.S. Mexico-Canada Agreement. Portman recently wrote an op-ed of his support of the USMCA. The new agreement is a modern version of the North American Free Trade Agreement. It’ll include enforceable environmental and labor standards. It … More >>

Gun control is on the agenda for the Ohio Senate on Tuesday. An Ohio Senate Committee will hear from Democrats and a Republican who is sponsoring legislation that would expand background checks for most firearm purchases. They would also create a red flag law aimed at keeping guns from peopl… More >>