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Some local counties are warning dog owners about being scammed while they try and get their 2020 licenses. Officials in Mercer and Hancock County are warning residents about fake websites offering Ohio dog licenses. The websites look real but are asking for personal information that is not n… More >>

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It's been a busy first year in office for Governor Mike DeWine as he tackled issues concerning everything from gun control to algal blooms. Looking back on 2019, Gov. DeWine says that he believes that it's been a good year for Ohio overall, though there have been things that have affected th… More >>

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Ohio hunters harvested more deer during the weeklong gun season than in 2018. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says hunters registered 63,493 deer during the weeklong season. That's around 2,700 more deer than the same hunting period the year before. All local counties saw an increas… More >>

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If you have White Castle burgers in your freezer - you may way to listen up. White Castle issued the voluntary recall because the burgers may be contaminated with listeria. Frozen 6 pack cheeseburgers, frozen 6 pack hamburgers, frozen 6 pack jalapeno cheeseburgers, and 16 pack hamburgers and… More >>

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Wapakoneta City Schools and Mercy Health Lima have announced they will be entering into a ten-year partnership. Mercy Health Lima is one of the partners that will be contributing to Wapak's athletic facilities, including the $1.75 million grandstand stadium project. Mercy Health will also of… More >>

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The Children’s Hometown Holiday in Wapak ended with a pancake breakfast and some ornament and cookie decorating. This three day weekend event was filled with everything a kid would want in a Christmas celebration, and many members of the community got involved to make that happen. New to thi… More >>

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The 13th Annual Children’s Hometown Holiday was filled with Christmas magic all weekend. The big event spread all through downtown Wapak with surprises around every corner. From ice skating, to horse drawn carriage rides, even down to snacks and treats, everything was free for the kids. Some… More >>

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Holiday celebrations are getting underway, but that's no excuse to not play it safe on the roadways. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will continue to focus on impaired driving this holiday season. They're increasing patrols and putting in overtime to remove drivers under the influence. Last ye… More >>

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Details unraveled in a court sentencing today(12/6/19), detailing a man's plan to hurt his wife. After reaching a negotiated plea, Dale Agnew previously pleaded guilty to charges of kidnapping and aggravated burglary. On Friday, in Allen County Common Pleas Court, the Waynesfield man was sen… More >>

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A state investigation looms over the head of the mayor of Wapakoneta. The Ohio Attorney General's Office has confirmed an investigation for Mayor Tom Stinebaugh. The investigation is for an unspecified ethics violation. Not much has been released by a complaint that was filed with the Ohio E… More >>

If you're looking to take part in Giving Tuesday, make sure you know who you're giving your donation to, especially if you're donating online. The Ohio Attorney General's Office and the Better Business Bureau are reminding people there are scams out there on Giving Tuesday. As technology adv… More >>

Something to remember this Turkey Day is where your furry friends are during the celebration. The Allen County Dog Warden said dogs are very curious and sneaky when there's lots of food around, but it could be bad for them. Turkey and vegetables are OK for them and can be a nice treat, but a… More >>

Today(11/27/19) will be the busiest travel day of the year and the Ohio State Highway Patrol wants to make sure that everyone gets to their destination safely. AAA Ohio is predicting that 2.3 million Ohioans will be traveling over this long holiday weekend, which is the highest number of tra… More >>

With the recent news about the president's impeachment hearings, politics might be a topic brought up this holiday. Spending the holidays with your family is supposed to be fun and relaxing, but for some, awkward conversations at the dinner table can turn into a nightmare. Don't dread this h… More >>

Health officials say the flu is here and it’s here to stay. They say your best bet to protect yourself from symptoms is getting a flu shot. In Allen County, there have been 14 reported hospitalizations associated with the flu. In the U.S., 3 infants have died due to influenza. The Center for… More >>

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, many people are planning the menu for their family gatherings and cooking that turkey is on the top of that list. No one wants to be responsible for the Thanksgiving feast that sends people home with foodborne illness. It’s important to follow the ins… More >>

Students at Tri Star Career Compact competed to see if they can help beat hunger in the St. Marys and Celina area. The student food drive was a little different this year because, in years past, only five programs were collecting can goods at the old Tri Star buildings, but since they moved … More >>

This week is Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Ohio and officials are stressing the importance of being ready for all types of winter weather events. There are several different types of winter weather precipitation at can occur that will make the roads slick, which will add to the commute… More >>

Additional law enforcement will be out over the Thanksgiving weekend looking for impaired drivers in an effort to keep the roads safe. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration is making federal dollars available for overtime enforcement. That funding will enable crews to be out… More >>

Counties in West Central Ohio saw a slight decrease or no change in the unemployment numbers from September to October. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says that Allen and Putnam counties fell just 0.1%.  Auglaize County remained the same. Mercer County continues to have the l… More >>

On Monday night, several people gathered at the Auglaize County Educational Service Center for a foster care forum. Throughout the evening, foster care parents, agencies, and elected officials had the opportunity to speak on the changes they would like to see in the foster care system. One o… More >>

The highest traveled holiday is upon us and AAA is reminding people to stay safe on their trips. Thanksgiving is only 10 days away and it's never too early to start thinking about your travel plans. With the highest travel numbers expected for the fourth year in a row, drivers are urged to b… More >>

The Auglaize County Fairgrounds was the site for the 6th Toys for Christmas Pool Tournament. Around 100 players participated in the two day tournament and the money raised will be going to the “Shop with a Cop” program.  Organizer Kevin Sawmiller has been rallying pool players over this past… More >>

After having the world’s spotlight shined on the city of Wapakoneta this past summer, the Chamber was ready to celebrate what was accomplished this past year. During their annual meeting and community awards banquet, the Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce looked back at a very busy 2019. Of cour… More >>

A Lima man is dead following a two-car crash in Auglaize County earlier today(11/14/19). According to the Wapakoneta post of the State Highway Patrol, troopers were called to a crash at State Route 501 and Infirmary Road just after noon time. They say a Chevy, being driven by 86-year-old Cha… More >>

While many dogs have a lot of fur to keep them warm, the Allen County Dog Warden still wants pet owners to be careful with their furry friends this winter. Your pet's paws can get cold very quickly, so be sure to get them in the house and clean off their paws and fur to get rid of any snow a… More >>

Two words could mean everything to someone who is considering suicide and one woman has gone out of her way to create signs to show people that they truly matter. Brooke Dudgeon has been hard at work making sure people know that they matter. She felt she needed to do this after she lost her … More >>

With the wintry weather here, drivers have to take more precautions. The Ohio State Highway Patrol has some tips to help drivers remain safe during inclement winter weather. Motorists should drive slower, watch your following distance of the vehicle in front of you, and always plan extra tim… More >>

New Bremen elementary and middle school students take time to honor the men and women who stood up to defend our freedoms. During this year’s Veterans Day Program, the students honored New Bremen graduate and Vietnam veteran Niles Harris. Harris was part of a unit that was ambushed by enemy … More >>

With temperatures dropping outside, we're looking at an increased risk for fires inside your home. Our Adrianna Michaels talked with experts on how to keep your family safe this winter season. Fire Safety Inspector Warren Pughsley with the Lima Fire Department says they always see an increas… More >>

The city of Wapakoneta has been through quite a lot over the last year, from thousands of visitors coming from around the world to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, to President Trump stopping by with the Australian Prime Minister to visit the new, nearly $350 million Pratt… More >>

The trial for a 2016 murder case is underway in Allen County. One man has already been charged and prosecutors are seeking a conviction on another in the case. Eran Hami was in court to take us through the trial. The murder trial against Chaz Jackson began on Tuesday, three years after Ryan … More >>

Early Childhood professionals learn more about the evolution of what is going on in their field. This is the 20th anniversary of the Starting Small, Growing Strong conference. The event focuses on professionals that deal with children from birth to five years old. The conference addresses ef… More >>

It may have been Halloween, but the city of Wapakoneta is getting ready for Christmas and they're inviting the public to check it out. The Wapakoneta antique and specialty shops are holding their Home for the Holiday open house which starts Saturday night and runs through Sunday. The busines… More >>

On Wednesday dozens of people gathered at the Wapak Theater for the premiere of “A Walk with Grace”. The night began with an introduction from Austin St. John, one of the main actors from the movie and former actor on "Power Rangers". They also heard from the director, Nick Kellis. People ev… More >>

Halloween and trick or treating is upon us, but are you taking the necessary precautions for your children with allergies? A doctor at Lima Memorial Health System says the number one rule is to always check your children's candy, especially if they have a food allergy. Also, check to make su… More >>

Back in the summer of 2017, filming began in the Lima area for a movie, produced, written and directed by Shawnee alum Nick Kellis. Called "A Walk With Grace", it tells the story of a Los Angeles executive who must return to Ohio after his mother passes away while also facing the task of sig… More >>

Wapakoneta voters heard from the city's 2019 mayoral candidates at a forum, Monday. Wapakoneta Mayor incumbent Tom Stinebaugh and challenger Brandon Terrill were asked a series of questions. The housing shortage, top priorities, and issues they plan to tackle if elected were just some of the… More >>

An Ohio House bill is targeting more road construction to cut down on high-speed accidents. The Ohio Senate is taking a look at a bill that would require rumble strips in the center of all undivided two-way highways with a speed limit of at least 45 miles per hour. The House passed the bill … More >>

Judi Martin of Capabilities in St. Marys was recognized for her work with local people with disabilities from the Ohio Provider Resource Association. Martin got the first-ever "Gary LeVox Job Coach Award", named after the singer for Rascal Flatts, who has worked with disabled people before h… More >>