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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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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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The numbers are in for the unemployment rates throughout the state of Ohio for July of 2019. According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, unemployment from June to July rose in 87 of Ohio's 88 counties. More >>

One area community kicked off its annual festival, an event that organizers say brings the community together. This year's Bremenfest offered mud volleyball, chili cook-offs, and children even got the chance to meet and greet characters from Paw Patrol. There were several other activities fo… More >>

A weekend full of music got kicked off Friday night at the Allen County Fair, with the Kewpee Showcase of Bands. For over 40 years, Kewpee has sponsored the event that gives the bands a chance to show their stuff before football season starts. Twelve bands took to the grandstand track to per… More >>

Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment remained the same from June to July. State officials say the unemployment rate was 4% in July. Ohio's unemployment rate stood at 4.6% in July of last year. The national rate was 3.7% in July, also unchanged from June. Ohio's Job and Family Services rep… More >>

After the mass shooting in Dayton's Oregon District on August 4th, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is proposing a "Red Flag" law to curb gun violence. But are Ohio legislators onboard? The 17-point plan addresses gun violence and mental health. Within the proposal is the suggestion of "safety prot… More >>

Lima Memorial has announced plans for a $30 million dollar expansion project to their facilities in the area. The first phase of the project has already been completed with the opening of the Cardiovascular Services Center, but the hospital will also be adding on a new Welcome Center and Inp… More >>

The Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council is looking for a new director to start next spring. Greg Myers has announced to the board that he will retire in March of 2020. Myers has been serving as the director of the council since November of 2005 and over his tenure, he has helped get… More >>

A missing woman who was last seen in Darke County has not been found. 33-year-old Shawna Ressler has been missing since August 3rd. According to Mercer County deputies, that evening she had visited her husband at the Mercer County adult detention facility. Facility surveillance video showed … More >>

A head-on collision in Auglaize County sent two to the hospital early Monday morning. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports the crash happened just after 5 a.m. Monday morning on U.S. 33. Just south of New Hampshire near Goshen Road. Both drivers had severe injuries and were life-flighted to… More >>

The Lake Improvement Association (LIA) brought the Barstool Open back to the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys for another year. Teams of four went around by land and boat to twelve different lakeside bars for a round of mini-golf. Last year, the event was able to bring 190 groups, a mark they … More >>

Ohio farmers will soon have another crop option come the spring planting season. Hemp is officially a decriminalized crop in the state of Ohio. Although it is legal, farmers will have to wait to find out whether or not they can put seeds in the ground come planting season. The Ohio Departmen… More >>

The time for students to head back to school is approaching and AAA is reminding drivers of that added traffic. Cindy Nelson of AAA said we'll start seeing more busses and students walking to look out for. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol between 2016 and 2018, there were 33 crashe… More >>

The Ohio Attorney General is turning to the public for help identifying a "John Doe". A dead man was found in the Maumee River in Defiance County on May 24, 2019. The Defiance County Sheriff and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost are asking for assistance to find out who he is. They believe tha… More >>

Recently, the Trump administration announced it wanted to find a way for Americans to legally import prescriptions from Canada. Importing the drugs from Canada would mean fewer costs for Americans for the prescriptions. The move works towards a campaign promise made by the president back in … More >>

When Harper Huelskamp was just 6 months old, she started to get seizures. She later was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, a form of epilepsy. While life has been trying for Harper, she's had a loving family there with her every step of the way to be sure that she can lead a happy life. More >>

Fun was the name of the game at Wapakoneta’s National Night Out. Since 2004, residents, police, and fire officials have been gathering in Harmon Park for National Night Out. Kids got the chance to get their favorite police officer soaked in the dunk tank, or take part in a little police trai… More >>

Following the death of 9 people in a mass killing early Sunday morning in Dayton, Gov. Mike DeWine is now proposing firearm legislation. It’s the second time DeWine has spoken since the shooting. The first time he was interrupted by chants yelling "Do something". "And they were absolutely ri… More >>

West Central Ohio was well represented at the Ohio State Fair's Sale of Champions, and for one Allen County student, the experience was record-setting. Delaney Jones' reserve grand champion market beef set a new auction record bringing in $56,000, three different buyers came together to make… More >>

An annual pool tournament is in the works once again in St. Marys. The Shoot for a Cure tournament will be held on Saturday, August 24th at Varsity Lanes in St. Marys. The tournament is expected to bring in people from all over the area to play pool for a good cause: all of the money made at… More >>

The Armstrong Air and Space Museum had the perfect way to celebrate the birthday of the first man on the moon. Every year on August 5th, the museum welcomes in guests free of charge in honor of Neil Armstrong's birthday. This year would have been Armstrong's 89th birthday. More >>

History was made this morning here at Your Hometown Stations because it was the first time that we have not transmitted any over the air signal from our Rice Avenue location. Monday morning on First Edition, we flipped the switch on our ABC and CBS stations at our new transmitter site on St.… More >>

After 167 years some things are bound to change at the Auglaize County Fair, but there are still some classics that fairgoers can count on seeing year after year. One of those Auglaize County classics is the cane ring toss booth run by the Helms family. The booth has been a staple at the fai… More >>

A St. Marys residence with a homemade go-kart track received a caution from the city. Aaron Myers who lives with his girlfriend at 1770 Celina Rd received a cease and desist letter from the city citing safety issues and neighbor complaints of the homemade track. Myers said he built the track… More >>

ST. MARYS, OH — Midwest Electric recently donated $15,975 to 13 west-central Ohio charities and community projects through the cooperative’s Community Connection Fund. Thanks to the 88 percent of Midwest Electric members who round up their electric bill and donate those pennies to this fund,… More >>

Our Eran Hami is once again highlighting some food at the county fair. This time he found some local organizations that are using their money to invest in the future. Outside of your traditional options at a county fair, you have some local producers you can find near the west side of the fa… More >>

Fairgoers have the chance to test their physical fitness at the Auglaize County Fair Challenge Course. Volunteers from the First English Lutheran Church in Wapakoneta have been timing challengers to see if they can make it over and under the obstacles faster than anyone else at the fair. The… More >>