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An Ohio Senator wants to make sure the United States is prepared for the next health threat.   Senator Sherrod Brown re-introduced the "Strategies to Address Antibiotic Resistance" or STAAR Act.  Doctors say that antibiotic resistance is a looming health crisis and could set medical advancem… More >>

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The "Great Resignation" continues as job open signs continue to pop up around the country.   Employers are still struggling to fill millions of open jobs.  On top of that, the November job report saw only 210,000 new jobs created, which is below the half a million new jobs that were predicte… More >>

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An Ohio Senator introduced a bill that could strengthen the future of the United States's supply chain. Senator Sherrod Brown’s Supply Chain Resiliency Act would create a federal office to monitor, research, and address the vulnerability of supply chains. The office would also provide loans,… More >>

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All counties in West Central Ohio saw drops in unemployment numbers for the month of October. According to the Ohio Department Job and Family Services, Allen County has the highest unemployment rate in our area but also saw the biggest fall, going from 6.1% in September to 4.2% in October. P… More >>

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Typically when you think “turkey” - it’s the bagged variety that many families enjoy for Thanksgiving and Christmas time - in fact, about 40 percent of all of the turkeys that are raised in America go for the holiday season.  More >>

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    Ohio lawmakers are still hammering out the details to legalize sports betting in the state.    In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that individual states can set up their own rules for sports betting, and since then all the states surrounding Ohio have done so. The Ohio House and Senat… More >>

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Workers from Continental plant in St. Marys took to the street to protest the requirement to get the COVID-19 vaccine.   On September 9th, President Joe Biden issued a vaccine mandate through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for employers who have one hundred employees or mo… More >>

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The director of the Ohio Department of Health says the state could be experiencing the start of a second wave of the delta variant. In the last 21 days, hospitalizations have increased by 23% and ICU admissions by 15%. That is why he and other doctors are urging those who are unvaccinated to… More >>

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Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley stopped by St. Marys on Sunday to talk to Auglaize County Democrats about her vision of Ohio if she is elected governor.  She says Ohio deserves better leadership in the office and to end the corruption in the statehouse.   She also believes Ohio needs a worker focuse… More >>

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Gracie Casebolt signed her letter of intent to be part of the Aggies Equestrian Program. Casebolt has been competing since she was 13 years old and won top honors at competitions nationwide. In college, she will be doing the Western Reining event, which tests the rider and horse's ability in… More >>

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During their annual ceremony, students sang songs and performed patriotic programs to honor the men and women that served in the United States armed forces. The students have been working to get ready for Veterans Day for a couple of months now and they were glad to take the time to recogniz… More >>

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Pool players will be racking up a big donation to make sure that kids in Auglaize county have a good Christmas.  November 6th is the 8th annual Toys for Christmas pool tournament.  This will be a handicapped scotch doubles tournament. Since this is a scotch doubles tournament, they are askin… More >>

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The Auglaize County United Way is getting some help to kick off their new fundraising campaign.  Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, KSM and Setex launch their corporate campaigns for the United Way.   Over the this month, the companies will be bringing awareness to the campaign and t… More >>

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It stems from labor issues during the pandemic, when some factories were forced to shut down because of COVID, and the fact that consumer demand for some items switched over the past year and a half. Since the supply chains are so connected, it caused a ripple effect all over the world, when… More >>

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Earlier this week, Governor Mike DeWine announced the first round of water infrastructure grants as a part of the new Ohio BUILDS initiative. The first round awarded $93 million to 54 projects including New Bremen. New Bremen received a grant for $685,000 which will go to reducing sludge in … More >>

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Last year, the St. Marys Rotary had to hold a drive-thru parade for the first time in over 50 years, but this year they were back out and going through Spring Street with local organizations throwing out candy to children in the community. They held a costume contest with different categorie… More >>

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Sitting in downtown St. Marys is a familiar marquee for the old St. Marys Theatre and Grand Opera House. For years, the building had not been in use, but now, work is being done to not only restore the building, but add new features to make it an entertainment destination. More >>

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The $3.5 million grant is coming from the H2Ohio program and will go towards the construction of a 65-acre treatment train outside of town. Water from the canal will run through the treatment train before heading into St. Marys. The idea is to naturally filter out nutrients and sediments fro… More >>

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The oceans play a major role in weather as nearly three-fourths of our planet is covered with water. Long-range forecasts in the winter are strongly influenced by the state of ocean temperatures in the Pacific Ocean near the equator. Warmer than normal ocean temperatures represent an El Niño… More >>

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Senate Republicans are looking for accountability for the way that the United States withdrew from Afghanistan.  Senator Rob Portman joined 20 other Republicans in introducing the Afghanistan Counterterrorism Oversight, and Accountability Act.  It establishes a state department task force th… More >>