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Unemployment numbers for West Central Ohio had little to no change from November to December. According to data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Allen, Auglaize, and Mercer counties remained the same in the last two months of 2019. Putnam and Hardin counties jumped… More >>

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Remembering Kobe Bryant, it's the theme of the day especially for University of Findlay basketball player Tommy Schmock. The Junior at the University of Findlay says he not only grew up watching Bryant but has also played in the late NBA star's Nike-sponsored shoe for as long as he can remember. More >>

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A local mayor is back from a conference in Washington D.C. ready to tackle issues in her community. Just a month into her new term, Findlay Mayor Christina Muryn got to take a trip to the nation’s capital to work on strengthening her skills in office. Muryn says the Conference of Mayors intr… More >>

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2019 is a year that most farmers would like to forget, the same goes for insurance agents that handle crop insurance. But it’s a new year and Citizens National Bank and Williamson Insurance offered local farmers the chance to learn what 2020 could bring. With a rainy spring that lasted into … More >>

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The University of Findlay has been chosen as one of the schools to receive grant money from the State of Ohio. The state is awarding the Choose Ohio First grant to 35 colleges and universities to support students in technology over the next five years. Findlay will be receiving around $350,0… More >>

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The Trump administration announced plans last week to roll back on certain school lunch standards that were originally proposed by former first lady Michelle Obama back in 2010. The new standards would allow schools more flexibility on fruit and vegetable serving sizes. Jennifer Little, who … More >>

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Racism isn't a black and white conversation, but it's one that was tackled at the University of Findlay in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With Monday marking the 25th anniversary of the celebration of Dr. King, the University of Findlay welcomed author and Chicago pastor Daniel Hill to campus. More >>

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The Findlay Police Department is on the hunt for the man who robbed a gas station at knifepoint on Wednesday morning. Officers say it happened around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at the S & G Gas Station at 800 W. Trenton Ave. The clerk says the suspect pulled out a long knife and demande… More >>

Findlay youth got a chance to play their favorite sports on Monday. The University of Findlay held their annual "All Sports Day" at the Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex. The event is held every Martin Luther King Jr Day, and it is open for kids from grades kindergarten through fifth gr… More >>

The Findlay Fire Department rescued a man and his dog from a house fire Sunday night. Firefighters were called out to the 200 block of Jefferson Street. Flames could be seen on the first floor and smoke on the second floor when they arrived. The man was trapped in a bathroom on the second fl… More >>

 A Findlay auto parts manufacture will be closing its door by the fall of 2020.Mitec Automotive Group opened up its powertrain facility around eight years ago and supplied parts to General Motors. According to the Findlay courier, the German based company filed for bankruptcy last year and s… More >>

It usually is someone that they know that forces them into doing unspeakable things and January has been designated as Human Trafficking Awareness Month to bring light to the issue. In 2019, the Day One Program at Crime Victim Services served 60 human trafficking survivors and 225 since 2012… More >>

Bluffton University students learned more about one local health professional's story Tuesday morning. Ronda Lehman, president of Mercy Health Lima, spoke with the students about how she rose to the position that she has today. This presentation is part of Bluffton University's forum series.… More >>

We introduced you all to the Tech Cred Program in October. This bill establishes that program, as well as two more that legislators believe, will close a workforce gap. Gov. Mike DeWine officially signed House Bill 2 on Monday. It systematically organizes the Tech Cred Program, the Individua… More >>

The Ohio Auditor’s Office found around $40 million worth of potential savings for ODOT, and they are not done yet. The Ohio General Assembly asked the Auditor’s office to do a performance audit on the Ohio Department of Transportation when the state raised the gas tax to pay for future road … More >>

With the abundance of rain predicted through the weekend, flooding may be an issue in some areas. Hancock County is no stranger to flooding events and some of the heavy precipitation that Ohio will see is headed their way. The Blanchard River level projection could be up to 12 feet, which me… More >>

An accident in Findlay causes one vehicle to catch fire and sends two to the hospital. Just after 10 o'clock Thursday morning, the Findlay Police Department was called out to the intersection of S. Main and W. Front Street for reports of a two-vehicle crash. They say 1990 Ford Econoline van … More >>

We've been fortunate as of late, but being prepared for inclement weather is something that should be on your mind at the start of the new year. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says prepare before inclement weather and drive carefully when it hits. Last winter there were over 15,000 crashes in… More >>

The American Red Cross is currently in need of O blood and encouraging people everywhere to donate. Right now the American Red Cross has less than a three-day supply. They are 550 donors away from having their full five-day supply. Although they are specifically looking for O positive and ne… More >>

In case you haven't seen it circling social media, there's something you should be doing with official documents this year to avoid any fraud. The Better Business Bureau is advising a particular practice for any legal documents such as checks, income taxes and more. While writing out the dat… More >>

A Bluffton doctor who was found guilty on sexual misconduct charges now has his case heading to the Ohio Supreme Court. Lima City Law Director Tony Geiger says that both Dr. James Gideon and the State of Ohio filed appeals for the Ohio Supreme Court to hear this case. More >>

Sad news to report as Vince Koza passed away at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus early Friday morning.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Holly, Brittany and Sarah for their loss.   More >>

A new year also means new laws in place, and the age to buy cigarettes or vaping products will be 21 across the United States. The President signed the law to raise the federal minimum age from 18 to 21 years old just before Christmas. The state of Ohio raised the minimum age to 21 back in O… More >>

Allen County judge now weighs in on the conversation about reducing some drug sentences to misdemeanors.Judge Jeffrey Reed spoke to your Hometown Stations about Senate Bill 3, which would reform sentencing laws for certain drug convictions. With the current legislation, reed says he finds mu… More >>

2020 means a pay increase for people making minimum wage in the State of Ohio. People will now make $8.70 an hour, and tipped employee's hourly rate increased 5 cents to $4.35 an hour. The increase was part of a change to the Ohio Constitution that voters approved in 2006. For Ohio businesse… More >>

While adults toasted the new year off at midnight, kids in Findlay welcomed in the new year a little earlier Tuesday afternoon. The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library invited in families and kids of all ages to their annual Noon Year's party. More >>

At the Hancock County Court House, Christina Muryn was sworn in for her term as the mayor of Findlay. Muryn was originally appointed to the position of mayor last February after former mayor Lydia Mihalik moved on to a new position. More >>

As you bring in the new year you want to keep in mind safety during your celebration.Just like every new year, law enforcement are cautioning people not to fire their guns into the air. It's a great safety concern. According to the Associated Press, an Ohio boy was struck by a random gun sho… More >>

To reach the national championship the Ohio State Buckeyes will have to go through their fourth straight ranked opponent. #2 Ohio State take on #3 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday. Both teams coming in undefeated as their respective conference champions.The Buckeyes have never beaten C… More >>

Distracted driving remains an issue and has prompted that to be a focus of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.Governor Mike DeWine has challenged drivers to drive without distractions. AAA is expecting record amounts of people to travel through the first of the new year. Highway patrol says it's … More >>

Ohio's Bureau of Motor Vehicles plans to begin a vehicle safety recall notification program using the state's vehicle registration renewal process. The bureau says customers will begin receiving open recall notifications beginning in January 2020. The vehicle safety recall information will b… More >>

You could be dreaming of a white Christmas, but the chances of getting one are small and we are not just talking about this year. According to the National Weather Service in Northern Indiana which covers most of West Central Ohio, since 1901 there is a 37% chance of seeing an inch or more o… More >>

With just a few hours away from Christmas, people were still out on Christmas Eve trying to make sure they complete their Christmas lists. For Rebecca Larimore and Carmen Ramirez shopping on Christmas Eve isn't a norm. But this year was a little different. More >>

We introduced you all to Senate Bill 3 back in March and there have been several discussions in Columbus since then. But it’s looking like talks about this bill will have to continue into 2020. Senate Bill 3 hopes to reform how drug offenders are sentenced in Ohio. The bi-partisan bill would… More >>

Governor Mike DeWine says it's time that distracted driving be reason enough to pull someone over. The governor said it's also time for a cultural recognition that texting or calling while driving is as dangerous as drunk driving. Distracted driving includes texting, making calls, or surfing… More >>

Nursing students in the area will now be able to go through a dually enrolled nursing program between Rhodes State College and Bluffton University. It will involve students receiving their Associates of Applied Science degree from Rhodes State and going on to earn their Bachelor of Science i… More >>

Three people were transported to the hospital after a head-on crash outside of Findlay this morning(12/18/19). The Hancock County Sheriff's Office says just after 9 o'clock Wednesday morning, 78-year-old Betty Burkholder of Bluffton was on W. Main Cross Street when she lost control of her ve… More >>

For all those shipping procrastinators out there, listen up as we have some important deadlines to tell you about. The Lima Post Office wants everyone to get their gifts to their loved ones on time so everyone has a good holiday. Here are the important deadlines you need to know so you can c… More >>

Some call it the most wonderful time of year, but it also could be the most indulgent. As the holiday parties and gatherings start to ramp up, diet and nutrition experts from Lima Memorial Health System offer a few tips to make sure your holidays stay a little more on the healthy side. One k… More >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>