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With Thursday's announcement, the state regulations regarding visitation to nursing homes and assisted living facilities are also lifted beginning June 18th. You will no longer need to schedule visits. It will no longer be a state requirement nor will be a state requirement that you can only… More >>

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The West Ohio Food Bank has a few area distributions coming up this weekend. The first food drive will be tomorrow, June 18 at the Ohio Northern University Dial-Roberson Stadium off of Klinger Road. It will run from 10 AM to Noon if the weather permits. There are two more drives this Saturda… More >>

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Wednesday evening was the fourth drawing of the Vax-A-Million giveaway, a public outreach campaign meant to incentivize people to get out and get the COVID vaccine. The winner of a million dollars was Suzanne Ward of Findlay. The winner of a full ride 4-year scholarship to an Ohio public uni… More >>

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Matt Huffman is the Republican president of the Ohio Senate. He says some people are taking advantage of the program and the goal of the asset test is to be sure benefits are reaching recipients who need them. Kelsey Bergfeld is director of Advocates for Ohio's Future at the Center for Commu… More >>

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You may have seen those quizzes or surveys on social media that ask you to answer questions about your past, but the Better Business Bureau says that those quizzes could spell trouble for you. More >>

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The library was founded on June 14, 1921 by the Shakespeare Club. To celebrate the milestone, prizes and treats were given out, as well as a 100-themed scavenger hunt. Participants can guess which jars around the library are filled with 100 items for a prize drawing entry. A video on the lib… More >>

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The loss of life is always tragic, but when it involves a child it’s even more impactful.  On Sunday, June 13, 2021, the City of St. Marys EMS and Police were dispatched to 116 North Vine St. for an unresponsive one year old child.  When officers and EMS arrived, the child was in cardiac arr… More >>

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COLUMBUS – Millions of Ohioans have already entered the Ohio Vax-a-Million drawings for their chance to win $1 million or a college scholarship. The deadline to be entered for the fourth of five weekly drawings is this Sunday, June 13, at 11:59 p.m. The winners will be announced on Wednesday… More >>

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The recent cyberattacks on the oil pipeline and the meat packing industry has U.S. Senators looking for better ways to protect American businesses and interests. Senator Rob Portman wants to see not only the United States defending themselves better from cyberattacks, but also go on the offe… More >>

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The Delta variant was first seen in India in late 2020. It is considered to be more contagious than the original strain, but it is not any more severe. According to the Center for Disease Control, the new variant makes up about 6% of the infections in the United States, one month ago that nu… More >>

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The proposal includes money for not only infrastructure improvements, but also research and development, improvements for education and federal facilitates, plus money for manufacturers and small businesses.   The price tag is around $1.7 trillion and if passes would be distributed over 10 y… More >>

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Many events cancelled last year are coming back, including the Celina Lake Festival and fireworks. There will also be fireworks on July 3rd, sponsored by local clubs. Multiple boat and bike poker runs are going on, as well as a scavenger hunt Father's Day weekend. Newer attractions include t… More >>

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The proposed house bill would block employers from mandating vaccinations and allow any Ohioans to skip vaccinations if they declare they don't want the shot. Plus, it would repeal requirements for college students to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B and Meningitis before they live in a dor… More >>

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A Senate report looking deeper into the January 6th riots at the Capitol has been released by a bipartisan group that includes Ohio Senator Rob Portman. Their discoveries included the lack of planning and protection for Capitol police and other law enforcement, and also federal intelligence … More >>

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Ohio National Guard Major General John Harris has recently announced that he has directed the end to all missions at all food banks across the state of Ohio. National Guard members have been working alongside members at the West Ohio Food Bank since March of 2020 throughout the pandemic and … More >>

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Monday morning was the grand opening of the new “space” themed splash pad. From alien water cannons to rockets to even astronauts, there is something for everyone. And it’s not just for the kids as you can see adults can get in on the action too. The 700-hundred-thousand-dollar project was f… More >>

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DeWine talked about the vaccine rate in Ohio. 50% of adults 18 years old and older have gotten at least their first dose of the vaccine. But he says he would like to see more Ohioans in the 18 to 49 age group to get their shots, which will help continue to get the state back to normal.  More >>

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Wednesday evening was the second drawing of the Vax-A-Million giveaway, a public outreach campaign meant to incentivize people to get out and get the COVID vaccine. The winner of a million dollars was Jonathan Carlyle from Toledo. The winner of a full ride 4-year scholarship to an Ohio publi… More >>

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On the day that health orders across the state were dropped, shoppers could be seen without a mask on at one of the local Chief Supermarkets. The store joins many around Ohio that are allowing shoppers the chance to go maskless, as the COVID health orders are being rescinded.  More >>

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With many Ohio health orders being effectively lifted Tuesday, June 2nd, this will be the last day we report COVID numbers. If numbers spike in the future, we will continue our coverage on them. Further updates can be found on coronavirus.ohio.gov. Here are the local and state COVID-19 numbe… More >>

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After nearly a year of the mask mandate and other COVID health orders, the state of Ohio has reached the point where those orders will be lifted. That means for many places and events here in the state, people will be able to enter without needing to wear a mask inside. More >>

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Here are the local and state COVID-19 numbers for June 1, 2021. There were no numbers released on Memorial Day. Tuesday's data is for both Monday and Tuesday. Shelby County is up by 3 new cases, and Auglaize County by 2. Allen, Mercer, Hancock, Hardin, and Van Wert Counties all add 1 case ea… More >>

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Some hospitals have been seeing drowning incidents happening three to four times more often this year than the same time period in 2020. Of course, most of last summer, many Americans didn’t travel and were not around pools very much because of the pandemic. Plus, children were not exposed t… More >>

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Individuals in law enforcement, fire departments, paramedics, EMTs, and more could each receive the bonus. Riedel says other states have already implemented this and bringing it to Ohio sends a clear message on how we support first responders. More >>

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We are just a few days away from Ohio ending the health orders that have been in place for about a year.  Three weeks ago, Governor Mike DeWine announced that on June 2nd all health orders will be lifted in the state.  Which mean Ohioans will no longer be required to wear masks and follow so… More >>

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Ohio started a growing trend of offering a chance of one million dollars or free scholarships for people who have gotten their COVID vaccine.  Since Ohio announced the Vax-A-Million giveaway on May 13th, other states have picked up the idea and ran with it.   New York, Colorado, Maryland, an… More >>

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The wet weather Friday morning didn't stop the West Ohio Food Bank and volunteers from feeding families in Auglaize County. National Guard members and parishioners from the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Wapakoneta braved the rain for a food drive at the fairgrounds. Dozens of families … More >>

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After nearly 65 years of using the same pool house, a new one was built at the St. Marys Family Aquatic Center this spring and introduced on Friday. The pool's manager, Lyndsay Hertenstein, says plans to renovate were already in the works before the pandemic, but they took advantage of being… More >>

Allen County has 3 more deaths.   Putnam and Hardin Counties have 1 more death each.   Allen County is also reporting 12 new cases.  Mercer County went up 3 cases and Paulding County increased 2 new cases.   Auglaize, Putnam, and Shelby Counties have 1 new case each.  Hancock, Hardin, Logan,… More >>

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This summer is especially exciting for Grand Lake St. Marys. It will be the first time in years that people are safely able to enjoy the waters without being exposed to the toxic algae that once overtook the lake. All of the warning signs have been taken down on the beaches and waterfronts t… More >>

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It was a very special day for one Wapakoneta teen, as she was able to come home for the first time after spending nearly 150 days in a hospital.  More >>

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Allen County is reporting 10 new cases. Auglaize and Logan Counties have 5 new cases each. Hancock County added 4 more cases. Putnam County has 3 more cases and Shelby went up 1 case. Mercer, Hardin, Van Wert, and Paulding Counties are not reporting any new cases Thursday.  More >>

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Ohio Representative Jim Jordan toured the new Grand Lake Medical Office building in St. Mary's Wednesday.  The congressman was able to tour the multi-million dollar facility, viewing each wing and learning more about the different types of services offered.  More >>