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Nearly everyone has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, and for some, it means they don't know when their next meal will be. Area Agency on Aging 3 may be able to help some of those people, as they provide money for meals delivered to people they serve, including older adults and people … More >>

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Pharmacy faculty and students at the University of Findlay stepping up to help out community organizations. Hand sanitizer is being made in the College of Pharmacy labs at Findlay, after healthcare and public health organizations like the Blanchard Valley Health System reached out to the com… More >>

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More financial assistance could be on the way for small businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. President of the Lima/Allen Chamber of Commerce spoke with Vice President Pence and the National Federation of Independent Business about local business concerns. After holding nationw… More >>

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During a phone conference on Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman expressed that testing for the coronavirus needs to be a priority. Portman said Ohio still lacks the capability to test people with mild symptoms of the virus. He said he is working in the capital to help out Ohio and expects testin… More >>

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Governor DeWine has ordered the Ohio National Guard to help out in the infirmary at Elkton federal prison because of cases of COVID-19. DeWine says there have been 7 inmates testing positive, three have died, and there are many more showing symptoms. The National Guard will only be there bet… More >>

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The Ohio Department of Health had announced Putnam county has their first case, but the Putnam County Health Department says the person resides in another county, and they will let the public know when they get their first case.     More >>

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Over the last few weeks, schools across Ohio have been looking pretty much the same - empty desks, and empty hallways. The COVID-19 pandemic brought the school year to a screeching halt, and teachers needed to find a way to make sure that their students could still get an education. For many… More >>

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Ohio remains vigilant in passing laws to help flatten the curve during the pandemic, and State Representative Jon Cross says they will continue those efforts as well as looking into legislation that will aid the state in recovery. At the end of March,  state lawmakers returned to Columbus  t… More >>

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State officials did not have a press conference on Sunday, but the Ohio Department of Health did release the latest state numbers from the COVID-19 outbreak.  Ohio has currently 119 deaths from the virus and 4,043 confirmed cases, of that number 1,104 are hospitalized and 346 in the ICU.   A… More >>

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Cooper Tire has announced that they are keeping their North American plants closed for another two weeks.  The Findlay based company first announced temporarily closing their plants in United States and Mexico on March 21st do to the COVID-19 outbreak, and Cooper said on Friday that they are… More >>

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Cooper Tire has announced that they are keeping their North American plants closed for another two weeks.  The Findlay based company first announced temporarily closing their plants in United States and Mexico on March 21st do to the COVID-19 outbreak, and Cooper said on Friday that they are… More >>

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As of April 3, 2020, the Mercer County Health District, reports 6 confirmed cases, 21 pending cases, 41 negative cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 1 death of COVID-19. The death was a 71 year-old-male who was recently hospitalized for COVID-19. We will not release any identifiable information a… More >>

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 The COVID-19 Community Response and Relief Team announced that the fund has raised $51,100 (as of April 1, 2020) to assist Greater Lima’s response efforts during this unprecedented global health crisis.“We are humbled by the incredible response of our community,” said Derek Stemen, Presiden… More >>

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It didn’t take long for people to hear about a pop up produce distribution on Friday. It was car after car at the West Ohio Food Bank as residents lined up to get items like collard greens, bananas, and other fresh fruits and vegetables. The food bank posted on social media about the distrib… More >>

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The governor has stated he wants people to get outside to get fresh air but to do so while social distancing. The Ottawa Metro Park was a popular spot this morning as people were walking and biking to connect with nature and get some exercise. Those we saw were being cognitive to social dist… More >>

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Local governments are asking residents to pay their taxes as normal if at all possible, even though tax day has been extended to July 15th. The City of Lima’s tax department is still working to help you even though the doors are locked due to the city’s Coronavirus Protocol. Starting Monday,… More >>

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Friday's numbers from the Ohio Department of Health has 91 deaths reported in the state and there have been a little over 400 new confirmed cases from Thursday to Friday.  Allen County has a total of 13 cases and 10 have been hospitalized.  Auglaize, Mercer and Shelby Counties also have seen… More >>

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The Leipsic Community Center hosted a free drive-thru meal service this afternoon. Thursday afternoon, outside of the back of the Community Center, cars lined up to receive a free meal delivered to them. The meal includes mac and cheese, ham, green beans, cake, and strawberries. Thanks to do… More >>

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Farmers are used to facing uncertain spring weather, but right now, they are also facing challenging ways of getting their necessary equipment to start their planting season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, farmer Craig Shaw says almost everything related to business is being done over the pho… More >>

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American's will be receiving checks as a result of the recent stimulus package but how will the economy be impacted? Americans will be receiving checks up to $1,200 to help deal with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. Dean of the Dicke College of Business at Ohio Northern University sa… More >>

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Gov. Mike DeWine hinted at it and today he announced Ohioans will have to continue to stay home.The Stay-At-Home order was extended to May 1, aligning with the order to keep schools closed until that time. The new order brings changes beginning Monday night. Essential businesses remain the o… More >>

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Allen County Commissioners continuing their efforts to deal with the financial side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, they created and approved a line item in the general budget for expenses due to the virus. This would include purchases of additional cleaning and sanitizing sup… More >>

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No physical donations are being accepted at the Lima Salvation Army but monetary donations are to help them through a lack of money-making events during the coronavirus outbreak. Due to the coronavirus, they are not accepting any new donations. Not knowing how long the virus can stay on mate… More >>

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The numbers released by the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday says that the state has 81 deaths and 2,902 confirmed cases, roughly 28% have been hospitalized.    Locally, Allen and Hancock counties jumped to 10 and 8 respectively, and Hardin county is reporting their first confirmed case.   More >>

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LIMA, Ohio, 4/1/2020 –  Rhodes State College is working with local hospitals to donate a variety of equipment during the COVID-19 crisis.  Because the College has a strong Health Science focus, there is a supply of ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE) used during lab training … More >>

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The Christian Corner Community Center is offering hot meals to those in need in the Lima community. Three days a week, the center will be handing out the food to those who stop by. People will not be able to enter the building, but can pick up the food in a drive-thru that has been set up. C… More >>

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Gov. Mike DeWine announces an alliance to help get personal protective equipment, or PPEs, to healthcare workers. The Ohio Manufacturing Alliance to Fight COVID-19 is collaborative effort that involves several state manufacturing organizations, nursing homes, and JobsOhio to figure out which… More >>

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Lima Mayor David Berger sharing concerns he is getting from people who are working that are seeing others not following social distancing on a daily basis. Berger wants to remind everyone that the virus does not move on its own and that we are the carriers. So when you have to go to the groc… More >>

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Another social agency getting dollars to help with those seeing an impact financially with the coronavirus crisis. West Ohio Community Action Partnership is urging anyone that has lost wages to contact them to see if they can be of service. They may be able to assist with utility bills and r… More >>

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April 1 is Census Day and by now everyone should have received info at their respective homes to fill out the form.Census Day means people should complete the survey according to where they live today. A state official said Ohio has a response rate so far of 36 percent. While we follow the g… More >>

    You may have heard the complaints from people who were laid off and their frustration trying to file for unemployment with the state.   The Ohio Department of Job and Family services say they had more than 470 thousand new claims for unemployment during the second week of March, compare … More >>

Tuesday’s update from the Ohio Department of Health says there have been 55 reported deaths, and 2,199 confirmed cases in the state, 27% (585 cases) of that number have been hospitalized. For local numbers, Allen, Hancock, and Shelby counties have increased to 5 cases each. Allen county has … More >>

Sen. Rob Portman says that the CARES Act passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump is a good step for Ohio families. Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the government will be sending out checks to support individuals and families, and would provide … More >>

Cars were lined up in Celina Tuesday afternoon as the West Ohio Food Bank handed out food for those who needed it. The Ohio National Guard lent the food bank a hand in giving out the food. This was to allow the older volunteers with the West Ohio Food Bank to stay at home during the COVID-19… More >>

While there are a record number of people applying for unemployment, area companies are still seeking employees. Spherion of Lima has had to make adjustments due to Coronavirus, but continue to try and place clients in one of their dozens of employment opportunities. Jobs available range fro… More >>

Isolation may make it hard to stay connected with those around you. But a local business is coming up with creative ways to keep spirits high when communication is limited. Sign Pro Imaging Inc. in Lima is selling inspiring signs for area residents to stick in their yards. The first sign bri… More >>

The following locations and organizations are providing meals and to-go food boxes for kids. Monday-Wednesday-Friday lunch pick-ups are provided to students by St Marys and Wapakoneta City School Districts. Children/Families in Minster, New Bremen and New Knoxville are asked to reach out to … More >>

A family business is serving up lunches for students in the Hardin Northern Local School District. Lindsay Walden with Sheldon Gas Co. made a Facebook post that they would be offering meals for students in the district the first Monday of the school closings. More >>

The State of Ohio is reporting that there are now 39 deaths and 1,933 confirmed cases of COVID-19.    475 of that number are hospitalized, 163 have been admitted to the ICU.  Locally the numbers reported by the state stayed basically the same as Sunday.  Monday afternoon, Hancock County anno… More >>

The Better Business Bureau is warning people about scammer taking advantage of the COVID-19 outbreak. The agency says that there are people getting calls or emails from individuals who claim to be from the Center for Disease Control or Homeland Security. The scammers are saying to qualify fo… More >>

FINDLAY, OH (March 30, 2020) Ohio Unemployment numbers have skyrocketed from 7,000 to 188,000 in the last week due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, Hancock County Job and Family Services (JFS) and local nonprofits are coordinating efforts to help unemployed Hancock County resident… More >>

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Farmers are used to facing uncertain spring weather, but right now, they are also facing challenging ways of getting their necessary equipment to start their planting season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, farmer Craig Shaw says almost everything related to business is being done over the pho… More >>

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American's will be receiving checks as a result of the recent stimulus package but how will the economy be impacted? Americans will be receiving checks up to $1,200 to help deal with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. Dean of the Dicke College of Business at Ohio Northern University sa… More >>

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Gov. Mike DeWine hinted at it and today he announced Ohioans will have to continue to stay home.The Stay-At-Home order was extended to May 1, aligning with the order to keep schools closed until that time. The new order brings changes beginning Monday night. Essential businesses remain the o… More >>

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Allen County Commissioners continuing their efforts to deal with the financial side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, they created and approved a line item in the general budget for expenses due to the virus. This would include purchases of additional cleaning and sanitizing sup… More >>

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No physical donations are being accepted at the Lima Salvation Army but monetary donations are to help them through a lack of money-making events during the coronavirus outbreak. Due to the coronavirus, they are not accepting any new donations. Not knowing how long the virus can stay on mate… More >>

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The numbers released by the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday says that the state has 81 deaths and 2,902 confirmed cases, roughly 28% have been hospitalized.    Locally, Allen and Hancock counties jumped to 10 and 8 respectively, and Hardin county is reporting their first confirmed case.   More >>

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LIMA, Ohio, 4/1/2020 –  Rhodes State College is working with local hospitals to donate a variety of equipment during the COVID-19 crisis.  Because the College has a strong Health Science focus, there is a supply of ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE) used during lab training … More >>