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The St. Marys City Council passed legislation on Monday night to get a new bridge project underway. The proposed bridge would start from just east of the Murotech Ohio building and span over US 33 to the middle and high school building. The project overall would cost around $3 million. Origi… More >>

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Unemployment numbers for West Central Ohio had little to no change from November to December. According to data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Allen, Auglaize, and Mercer counties remained the same in the last two months of 2019. Putnam and Hardin counties jumped… More >>

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Every year for Catholic Schools Week Saint Marys Catholic School gets a chance to showcase its various programs and the work of its students.This year kindergarten through fourth grade students showcased their stem projects and the fifth through eighth graders showed off their science projects. More >>

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Spring cleaning started early for the vendors at Moon City Event Center today for their indoor garage sale. Moon City was filled with everything you’d want to find at a garage sale but conveniently out of the way of the wintery weather. Even if garage sales aren’t your thing, Moon City has b… More >>

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We are a little over a month away from the 13th anniversary of the Bluffton Bus Crash, and Senator Sherrod Brown says he is still waiting on the federal government to completely enforce the safety improvement rules that came out of that crash which killed 7 people and injured dozens more.  T… More >>

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A bill that could help in the fight against the drug Fentanyl is sitting in the U.S House of Representatives, and an Ohio Senator is urging them get it passed before a critical deadline approaches. The U.S. Senate passed their version of the FIGHT Fentanyl Act last week.  The bill would exte… More >>

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2019 is a year that most farmers would like to forget, the same goes for insurance agents that handle crop insurance. But it’s a new year and Citizens National Bank and Williamson Insurance offered local farmers the chance to learn what 2020 could bring. With a rainy spring that lasted into … More >>

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The Trump administration announced plans last week to roll back on certain school lunch standards that were originally proposed by former first lady Michelle Obama back in 2010. The new standards would allow schools more flexibility on fruit and vegetable serving sizes. Jennifer Little, who … More >>

It usually is someone that they know that forces them into doing unspeakable things and January has been designated as Human Trafficking Awareness Month to bring light to the issue. In 2019, the Day One Program at Crime Victim Services served 60 human trafficking survivors and 225 since 2012… More >>

What started as a small family turkey farm in 1938 has grown to the biggest in the state of Ohio and the 9th largest in the nation. Lima Rotarians hearing from Cooper Farms Chief Operating Officer Gary Cooper about how his family-owned and operated business has been so successful through the… More >>

We introduced you all to the Tech Cred Program in October. This bill establishes that program, as well as two more that legislators believe, will close a workforce gap. Gov. Mike DeWine officially signed House Bill 2 on Monday. It systematically organizes the Tech Cred Program, the Individua… More >>

Sheriff Al Solomon released the names and charges against 10 individuals arrested on numerous drug charges. The Grand Lake Task Force and local officers went out Thursday afternoon January 9, 2020 with Grand Jury Indictments in hand and began the process of making the arrests. The arrests ar… More >>

The Ohio Auditor’s Office found around $40 million worth of potential savings for ODOT, and they are not done yet. The Ohio General Assembly asked the Auditor’s office to do a performance audit on the Ohio Department of Transportation when the state raised the gas tax to pay for future road … More >>

An area politician is looking to get her constituents more involved in what is going on in Columbus. State Representative Susan Manchester stopped by St. Marys Otterbein to speak with the Women in Business group on Thursday. Manchester talked about the importance of being connected with your… More >>

The St. Marys Rotary heard from a new physician in town about foot and ankle health. Christopher Stucke with the Grand Lake Foot and Ankle Center spoke to the Rotary Wednesday afternoon. He gave examples of what kinds of care his office provides for the community, and discussed some things t… More >>

Midwest Electric is planning to make investments into power reliability and their electric operations in 2020. Around $5.6 million dollars will be going into different projects over the next year, including work on a new system to reduce the length of major outages and rebuilding different k… More >>

St. Marys City Schools received a special donation to help out students. An anonymous donor reached out to the school to see how he could help out, the donor is an alum of St. Marys and a former resident. Eventually, the donor decided on writing a check for just over $1,800 to pay off all of… More >>

We've been fortunate as of late, but being prepared for inclement weather is something that should be on your mind at the start of the new year. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says prepare before inclement weather and drive carefully when it hits. Last winter there were over 15,000 crashes in… More >>

Layoffs are coming for a large production company in west central Ohio as global demand has been down. A Crown Equipment spokesperson says voluntary layoffs are being offered at the company's New Bremen headquarters and surrounding facilities in the area. The spokesperson says lift truck ord… More >>

During his final go-around, the Auglaize County sheriff will add a few more responsibilities in 2020. Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon has been sworn in as the president of the Buckeye State Sheriffs' Association. He will oversee sheriffs from all 88 counties in Ohio. Solomon announced in … More >>

The American Red Cross is currently in need of O blood and encouraging people everywhere to donate. Right now the American Red Cross has less than a three-day supply. They are 550 donors away from having their full five-day supply. Although they are specifically looking for O positive and ne… More >>

In case you haven't seen it circling social media, there's something you should be doing with official documents this year to avoid any fraud. The Better Business Bureau is advising a particular practice for any legal documents such as checks, income taxes and more. While writing out the dat… More >>

One of two men suspected of robbing an Auglaize County woman has taken a plea deal. Kirk Brenneman has pleaded guilty to an amended charge of robbery with a three year firearm specification. He was originally charged with aggravated burglary. Part of the deal includes a capped sentence of se… More >>

Auglaize County Commissioners approving their 2020 general budget and it includes a slight increase. The 2020 budget is up just over 6-percent coming in at 19-point 7-million dollars. Commissioners were able to put a 3-percent increase in all salary lines and elected officials will be distri… More >>

Sad news to report as Vince Koza passed away at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus early Friday morning.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Holly, Brittany and Sarah for their loss.   More >>

A new year also means new laws in place, and the age to buy cigarettes or vaping products will be 21 across the United States. The President signed the law to raise the federal minimum age from 18 to 21 years old just before Christmas. The state of Ohio raised the minimum age to 21 back in O… More >>

Allen County judge now weighs in on the conversation about reducing some drug sentences to misdemeanors.Judge Jeffrey Reed spoke to your Hometown Stations about Senate Bill 3, which would reform sentencing laws for certain drug convictions. With the current legislation, reed says he finds mu… More >>

2020 means a pay increase for people making minimum wage in the State of Ohio. People will now make $8.70 an hour, and tipped employee's hourly rate increased 5 cents to $4.35 an hour. The increase was part of a change to the Ohio Constitution that voters approved in 2006. For Ohio businesse… More >>

As you bring in the new year you want to keep in mind safety during your celebration.Just like every new year, law enforcement are cautioning people not to fire their guns into the air. It's a great safety concern. According to the Associated Press, an Ohio boy was struck by a random gun sho… More >>

 Joint Township District Memorial Hospital officials announced it will implement visitation restrictions beginning December 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m., in an effort to minimize the spread of respiratory infections to hospital patients, employees and the community. Due to the local presence of the… More >>

The Auglaize County commissioners are working on getting their budget in place for 2020. One area that could see an increase the Auglaize County Sheriff's office.  Sheriff Al Solomon has requested around a $200,000 increase to next years budget for a new deputy and other equipment upgrades. … More >>

To reach the national championship the Ohio State Buckeyes will have to go through their fourth straight ranked opponent. #2 Ohio State take on #3 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday. Both teams coming in undefeated as their respective conference champions.The Buckeyes have never beaten C… More >>

The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office needs your help in catch a man who stole items from a rural home on Christmas Day.The incident happened around 10 o'clock at a home in rural St. Marys Township.  The male suspect forced his way into an attached garage and took items.  The sheriff's office… More >>

Distracted driving remains an issue and has prompted that to be a focus of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.Governor Mike DeWine has challenged drivers to drive without distractions. AAA is expecting record amounts of people to travel through the first of the new year. Highway patrol says it's … More >>

Ohio's Bureau of Motor Vehicles plans to begin a vehicle safety recall notification program using the state's vehicle registration renewal process. The bureau says customers will begin receiving open recall notifications beginning in January 2020. The vehicle safety recall information will b… More >>

You could be dreaming of a white Christmas, but the chances of getting one are small and we are not just talking about this year. According to the National Weather Service in Northern Indiana which covers most of West Central Ohio, since 1901 there is a 37% chance of seeing an inch or more o… More >>

With just a few hours away from Christmas, people were still out on Christmas Eve trying to make sure they complete their Christmas lists. For Rebecca Larimore and Carmen Ramirez shopping on Christmas Eve isn't a norm. But this year was a little different. More >>

We introduced you all to Senate Bill 3 back in March and there have been several discussions in Columbus since then. But it’s looking like talks about this bill will have to continue into 2020. Senate Bill 3 hopes to reform how drug offenders are sentenced in Ohio. The bi-partisan bill would… More >>

Governor Mike DeWine says it's time that distracted driving be reason enough to pull someone over. The governor said it's also time for a cultural recognition that texting or calling while driving is as dangerous as drunk driving. Distracted driving includes texting, making calls, or surfing… More >>