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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 >>

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The University of Findlay is pleased to announce that a financial gift in the amount of $500,000 has been provided by American Electric Power Foundation for three scholarships that will provide much-needed aid to students pursuing rewarding, service-oriented careers.  More >>

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Students at Bluffton University heard about how they can connect with God, nature, and themselves at a camp in southwest Michigan. As part of Bluffton's Civic Engagement theme of Living Our Best Lives, the executive director of Camp Friedenswald spoke with students about the different activi… More >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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Bluffton University was home to a good meal and a good learning experience, with their annual Harvest Dinner. This is the 17th year that Bluffton University's Nutrition Association put on the benefit meal. The proceeds raised from the event go to food pantries in Bluffton and Lima. Soup was … More >>

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A Michigan woman is arrested after a trooper finds a variety of drugs during a traffic stop. 32-year-old Constance Harrison of Flint, Michigan, is in the Hancock County Jail on a charge of possession of ecstasy. If convicted, she could face up to eight years in prison and a $15,000 fine. On … More >>

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The Ohio Department of Health releasing some alarming numbers involving suicides, and unfortunately, it’s the young people that saw the biggest jump. From 2007 to 2018, the number of suicides has increased by 45% among all Ohioans, but more shocking the number of suicides for youth ages 10 t… More >>

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Some Rhodes State College students are being honored for their hard work on the job and in the classroom. In honor of National Apprenticeship Week, GROB Systems in Bluffton presented journeyperson certificates to 4th-year Rhodes students who are part of their apprenticeship program. Students… 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 >>

Keynote speaker Kyle Dresbach is a pharmacy school graduate of the University of Findlay who enlisted in the Air Force after graduating in 2014. During his speech he talked about how he was tasked with several leadership roles starting the first day in the service. Also how he worked his way… More >>

The first big snowfall of November is here and snowplows everywhere are fired up. Luckily for us, the Ohio Department of Transportation has been preparing for this weather for weeks. Northwest Central Ohio is expecting at least a few inches of snow to start the week and it'll be the first si… 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 >>

Every year the Hancock County Veterans Parade attracts dozens of people to Downtown Findlay. Army National Guard veteran Dave Koziel has been coming out the parade for more than 20 years.This is an event that he says holds a special place in his heart.“My whole family has been in the militar… 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 >>

Three people were arrested following a drug raid in Findlay this evening(11/7/19). The Hancock County Metrich Drug Task Force, along with Findlay police executing a search warrant at 2123 Candlewick Drive in Findlay.  They recovered cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, drug paraphernalia and a la… More >>

The Bluffton Lions Club hosted an annual fundraiser for a project that will help residents get around town. Close to two hundred people attended this year's Dare to Dream wine tasting and auction event at Crimson Lane. Over 30 items were auctioned off during the live auction and close to 50 … More >>

When you collect three truckloads full of food, you need a lot of helping hands. The University of Findlay is holding their 14th annual “Helping Hands" food drive today(11/6/19). The event was started because organizers saw a need to help end hunger in the community. The donations go to Chop… More >>

Ohio Means Jobs in Allen and Hancock County teaming up to help a future workforce get trained. The two agencies presented a GROB Systems in Bluffton with a $25,000 grant to pay for training and education to students in their electrical or mechanical apprenticeship programs. The program has b… More >>

A book can take you anywhere you want to go, even to space.That is why the Mazza Museums first Funday Sunday event of the year, is focused on the 50th anniversary of man first steps on the moon.  Kids had the chance to take part in 30 different space themed activities created by community vo… 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 >>

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 >>

Bluffton University is rolling out the opening of its digital music lab in a big way. Bluffton University brought in Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and producer Kendall Nesbitt to provide a live demonstration for the opening of its Digital Music Lab. He has assisted in completing more … More >>

Nighttime is already a dangerous time for drivers, but Halloween often creates a lot more traffic and distractions. Several law enforcement agencies, including the Ohio State Highway Patrol, will be increasing their presence this weekend through Halloween. They'll be looking to keep those tr… More >>

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is tomorrow(10/26/19) and the Drug Enforcement Administration is urging people to turn in their unused prescription drugs. According to the DEA, last year nearly 10 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs and most were taken from the me… More >>

Several houses were evacuated in Findlay this morning(10/24/19) after a natural gas leak. Construction crews from AEP were working in the 600 block of East Melrose Avenue when they struck a gas line. No one was hurt but the leak is considered serious enough to evacuate nearby homes. Parts of… More >>

As the Trump administration looks to end the Affordable Care Act, Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown is doing all he can to keep it in place. According to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, close to 53.9 million Americans and a little less than 2 million Ohioans could be in jeop… More >>

There was little to no change in the county unemployment rate from August to September. According to the Ohio Job and Family Services, 49 of the counties increased, 12 decreased and 27 stayed the same.Locally, Allen County went down 0.1%, Mercer County went up 0.1%, but still has the lowest … More >>

Halloween is a fun time for children to go out to trick or treat, but not a time to forget some simple safety tips. Before everyone heads out all dressed up, the Lima police want to remind everyone to stay safe with a lot of people out and about. They encourage parents to walk with their kid… More >>

A routine traffic stop turned into a hot pursuit in Findlay early Monday morning. The Findlay Police Department says just after midnight, an officer tried to pull over a Ford Mustang on Bright Road at Croy Drive for an expired registration and equipment violation. The driver sped off heading… More >>

With the fall-like weather finally starting to arrive, that can only mean winter is right around the corner. Some of us may turn to old wives’ tales to see what our winter outlook is going to be like and I’m here to help you fact check whether or not those might be true. One example would in… More >>

Many workers who are on strike against General Motors say they're ready to go back to work now that their union has agreed to a tentative four-year contract with the company. The United Auto Workers union announced Wednesday morning that they had reached a deal that could end the month-long … More >>

It's a concept that has been in the works for the State of Ohio over the last year, a law that would make Ohio the 18th state to raise the smoking age to 21. That means that anyone under the age of 21, starting on October 17th, cannot buy cigarettes, vapes, chewing tobacco, and other related… More >>

Ready or not, it's harvest season for those brave farmers that battled Mother Nature this spring. With the extraordinarily wet spring this year, a lot of farmers faced the possibility of a poor yield this fall. However, the summer turned out to be pretty fair to farmers, and now it's time fo… More >>

The Better Business Bureau wants the public to know about some scams that they have been getting calls on. The first is one that has been around for awhile involving callers who said that your social security number has been compromised or has been used illegal activity. Then they say they w… More >>

Ohio's Department of Aging is accepting nominations for the state's Senior Citizen's Hall of Fame. It honors current or long-time Ohio residents age 60 and older who have made and continue to make a lasting impact on their communities, professions, or vocations. The department says 486 older… More >>

A man is now in the hospital after a single car crash Saturday morning. The Hancock County Sheriff's Office says that they received the call just after 5:30 am of a crash that happened on US 224, west of SR 186 in Liberty Township. More >>

While one fatality is one too many, 15 in six months was the call for action for the Findlay post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol to stop this disturbing trend. From January 1st to June 25th, they saw 15 people died on Hancock and Hardin County roadways and a majority of the crashes that re… More >>

Authorities in Hancock County called out Wednesday after someone found what are believed to be human remains. The Hancock County Sheriff's Office says just before 3:30 on Wednesday afternoon, deputies were called out to the railroad tracks west of Arcadia. When they arrived, skeletal remains… More >>

A man is now in custody after stealing a car with a baby inside and leading law enforcement on a three-county chase. Officers in Findlay were called out on Saturday evening after the report of a stolen vehicle was made. A nine month old child was also in the car. More >>

Gov. Mike DeWine announced the legislation he is proposing in the wake of the mass shooting in Dayton this summer. DeWine, who previously backed a red flag law, has opted to not include that in this bill. The Strong Ohio bill does state there is a due process for anyone suspected of being a … More >>