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The Public Health Advisory Alert System is a color-coded system designed to supplement existing statewide orders through a data-driven framework to assess the degree of the virus’ spread and to engage and empower individuals, businesses, communities, local governments, and others in their re… More >>

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People will be able to do indoor visitations for residents of developmentally-disabled facilities starting Monday, September 28th, and October 12th for residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. There are a lot of requirements that the facilities will need to meet to allow fo… More >>

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The 35th Annual Toy Run put on by A.B.A.T.E. of Ohio to help less fortunate families have a Christmas has been cancelled this Sunday due to the coronavirus. Instead, the organization will hold a drive-thru drop off run that will be held at the Allen County Fairgrounds from Noon until 4 p.m. … More >>

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The 35th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals is now postponed to next year. It was rescheduled from June until next month but organizers say with concerns of COVID-19 and restrictions in the state they had to make the decision to postpone. Individual tickets bought online w… More >>

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Things have changed greatly since then, and locally Allen County Public Health says that people have been mostly taking part in measures put in place by the Ohio Department of Health. The holiday season is just around the corner, and everything that comes with it. Adding COVID-19 on top of t… More >>

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The pandemic has affected everyone in one way or another, and non-profit and youth organizations are feeling the pressure as may fundraising efforts were put on hold because of COVID-19. One of these is the Lima Symphony Orchestra, who have not been able to perform since March. Now with the … More >>

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Lima City Schools will be holding another Zoom meeting with Superintendent Jill Ackerman from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, October 1st. The meeting will be similar to the meeting back in July, where the public can join and ask questions about how the school year has gone so far and learn what the s… More >>

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The latest rankings and Ohio Public Health Advisory System show Putnam and Mercer counties remain in the red level and are seeing the most spread of the virus in the last two weeks. Two new dashboards are going on up on the state coronavirus website. You are now able to see coronavirus cases… More >>

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As Ohioans are heading back to school and more people are driving, experts encourage people to clean the interior and exterior of your car. Microbiologists at Queen Mary University in London, England found that parts including the steering wheel, rear seats, and gear shift lever contain more… More >>

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The university has been doing regular testing for the coronavirus for both students that have symptoms and random surveillance testing. With the testing, they have seen very few cases compared to other higher learning institutions across the state. The dean of the college of pharmacy says an… More >>

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These “Mask On” packets are available for free to individuals at a number of locations around the city. It contains information on the importance of what you can do to stop the spread, locations of testing sites, and a washable face mask. There are 38,000 of them available for the taking to … More >>

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All students in the Wapakoneta school district will now get their lunches for free, something the superintendent says will likely be a relief for families affected by the pandemic. This is an extension to the free lunch program the USDA already had in place in the state of Ohio. Originally t… More >>

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Hundreds of Junior Fair exhibitors readied their animals this morning at the Hardin County Fairgrounds to enter the show arena and judging rings. Hours of preparation from the fair board were put into making sure a safe week could still be put on. President of the Junior Fair Board, Preston … More >>

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The governor says between September 1st and Labor Day there were 40 people shot in the state and 21 of those people died from their injuries. After the mass shooting in Dayton last year, where 9 people were killed and 17 injured, DeWine came up with the Strong Ohio bill. The legislation is d… More >>

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The hybrid model was created in order to protect students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, a student was confirmed to have the virus, and through contact tracing a few students were ordered to quarantine at home. To reduce any contact tracing for future cases, instruction w… More >>

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The annual Labor Day Parade has been canceled. A day that usually draws hundreds of people lining Main Street to see dozens of floats from local unions and industries will go by quietly like any other day. The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we celebrate holidays and organizers say … More >>

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News Director Jeff Fitzgerald had the chance to do a one on one interview with Governor Mike DeWine.   The two talked about a potential vaccine coming this fall and the executive order that he just signed dealing with reporting COVID-19 cases in school districts.   DeWine also touched on the… More >>

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Putnam County joins Mercer County as level three red on the system. The Putnam County Health Department says they have met four of the seven indicators including a sustained increase in new cases and new cases per capita. Because of the last statistic, Putnam County is the number one county … More >>

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The Pioneer Days Committee had to make the tough decision in consultation with the Putnam County Health Department to cancel the Pioneer Days festival. There will still be a small number of events like the Holy Name Social burgers on the square, virtual drawings will be held September 13th, … More >>

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As the holiday weekend approaches the governor becomes more concerned about the spread of the Coronavirus.Mike DeWine says he's concerned there will be large gatherings because of Labor Day, but urge people not to. The data suggests the spread of the virus is increasing in rural areas across… More >>

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The school is now accepting students from preschool to 7th grade, using two floors of the downtown building. The new space gives students and staff plenty of room to hold class in-person safely. A big feature in this new location is the computer lab upstairs, and that room may play a big par… More >>

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CDC put out guidance saying healthy people don't need to get tested if they have come in contact with the virus, rather only those with symptoms and the vulnerable. Gov. Mike DeWine says Ohio is not changing their protocols and still encourage people without symptoms to get tested for COVID-… More >>