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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 >>

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Midwest Electric held a member appreciation day on Monday morning, complete with a lunch and an electric safety demonstration for their customers. A second appreciation day celebration is planned for Tuesday afternoon. This is a way to thank the people in our area who help make things happen… More >>

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The latest Fall Color Report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources shows only patchy color across West Central Ohio as of October 8th. Shorter daylight plays the biggest role in the leaf changing process as less of the green chlorophyll pigment is produced. This allows the red and or… More >>

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On Thursday, October 7, 2021, the Lima Elks Lodge #54 presented the Cridersville Volunteer Fire Company Inc with funding totaling $750.00 for the purchase of 4 new tires for the Chief’s Command vehicle. These funds were made possible from the Ohio Elks Association. This donation is an expres… More >>

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According to Auglaize Sheriff’s deputies, Wilcox threatened the life of a family member with a gun and then took off. He was spotted by a Wapakoneta Police Officer in the city, who tried to stop him. The pursuit began and crossed several county roads and ended back up in Wapak, where Wilcox … More >>

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Election season is upon us, and that means that many people in our area will be heading to the polls over the next month. Here is a collection of some of the issues that will be found on ballots around the area. More >>

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A signing ceremony for a new database of criminal sentences that have been made in the state of Ohio was held Monday morning in Columbus. The Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission and the University of Cincinnati worked together to create the database, which was put together in response to sev… More >>

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Flex Machine Tools hosted its "Manufacturing Day" on Friday. The event provided students a first-hand look at manufacturing opportunities in their own backyard, while also getting hands-on experiences. Students were also able to tour different parts of the building as well as departments. St… More >>

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In the state of Ohio, if drivers see a vehicle on the side of the road with flashing lights, they must move over to an adjacent lane if possible and slow down. That includes any law enforcement or crews out on the roads like the Ohio Department of Transportation Many drivers are aware of thi… More >>

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October 4th is the last day that you can register to vote. The Allen County Board of Elections will run on special hours that day to ensure that voters can register in time. The board of elections is strongly urging those that plan to vote but have not registered to do so as soon as possible… More >>

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Planning a trip or traveling, in general, has looked a lot different since the pandemic hit. One effect of the pandemic is that more people are opting to insure their trips. Some insurance providers have even started offering plans that cover losses because of covid-19 or other epidemic dise… More >>

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According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Allen County fell from 6.3% in July to 5.3% in August. Mercer County has the second lowest unemployment rate in the state at 3.4%, just behind Holmes County. Hardin County fell 1.3% between July and August, which is the biggest dro… More >>

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A former basketball coach is facing charges including providing material harmful to juveniles and sexual imposition.   According to the indictment from Auglaize County, Cole Fischbach is facing seven counts, including tampering with evidence, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and sex… More >>

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The fire happened the afternoon of Labor Day at 300 W. Wapakoneta St. in the village. The fire severely damaged the home, the investigators determined that the fire was intentionally set. The fire marshal's office and the Waynesfield Police Department are looking for any tips that could lead… More >>

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It's called the "Devious Licks" challenge and it involves stealing various, often random items from your school. In viral TikTok videos, kids can be seen taking whole bathroom sinks, computer parts, or just vandalizing the school. A few incidents involving vandalism in the bathrooms at the m… More >>

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The Ohio Redistricting Commission voted along party lines to approve the new district maps. But since it was not a unanimous vote, the commission will have to look at redrawing the maps again in four years, versus 10 years if the whole commission approved the maps. Some groups say the maps w… More >>

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JD Vance appeared across West Central Ohio including Lima on Thursday. The Republican candidate for the U.S Senate seat discussed a variety of topics that included voting, jobs, and more. Ohio Senator Rob Portman announced plans to step down from his seat in 2022 when his current term ends. … More >>

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A special committee of the Ohio Supreme Court has released a preliminary decision that Wapakoneta Mayor Thomas Stinebaugh be suspended from his post effective immediately as legal proceedings continue. The announcement was passed on August 30th, 2021. On Monday, Wapakoneta City Council annou… More >>

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High-profile disasters, like Hurricane Ida, are always big for scammers to try and play on the heartstrings of individuals who want to help victims. Other scammers are posing as people and service personnel stuck in Afghanistan, saying that they need money to get them out of the country. The… More >>

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A local pool tournament will be racking up the dollars to beat cancer.  The annual “Shooting for a Cure” will be held at EZ-Campgrounds in St. Marys on September 25th.  Organizers say this will be the biggest scotch tournament in West Central Ohio.   The matches will be handicapped according… More >>

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The blood shortage that started before the pandemic continues and the Red Cross is looking for a few volunteers to lend an arm to save a life. In recent weeks, the organization has seen blood donor turnout drop ten percent while hospital demand continues to be larger than the donations comin… More >>