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The 16 counties that make up both district one and two, have used more than 26,550 tons of salt and 1.3 million gallons of de-icer from the start of winter until January 13th. That is up from 20,520 tons of salt and 1.2 million gallons of de-icer for the same time period in 2019. Plus, ODOT … More >>

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With the increased number, the state has sent a total of 1,000 soldiers and airmen to serve as part of a nationwide deployment of the national guard to be in the nation's capital for President-Elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Besides those troops, hundreds of more members of the National Guar… More >>

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Putnam and Hancock Counties have two new deaths each. Allen County has 68 new cases, Hancock County increased by 36 cases, and Logan County is up by 34 cases. Putnam County adds 26 cases, Shelby County went up 23 cases, and Auglaize County has 22 new cases. Mercer and Van Wert counties are u… More >>

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The tool will be available on the state's coronavirus website on Friday, and all local health departments should also have the information on their websites. Ohioans will have to contact the vaccine providers themselves. Ohio still has a limited supply of vaccines but eventually wants to vac… More >>

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Allen County has 4 new deaths and Shelby County added 1 more.   Allen county also has 95 new cases, Shelby County increased by 42 cases, and Hancock County has 41 new case.  Auglaize and Putnam counties each have 28 new cases, Logan County went up 23 cases, Mercer County adds 22 new cases, H… More >>

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Don't believe everything you see on social media, as it could be wrong or outdated.This week a sign is going around that is both, not true and outdated. A letter that seems to be from the National Guard has reappeared on Facebook. It claims there's an announcement coming for a nationwide two… More >>

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Allen and Hancock Counties have 3 new deaths each and Paulding County has 1 new death.   Allen County added 48 new cases, Hancock County has 46 new cases, and Logan County adds 46 new cases.  Shelby County went up 37 cases, Mercer County increased 25 cases, Putnam County has 24 new cases, Au… More >>

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The 4th district representative has been one of the outgoing president's fiercest GOB allies. The highest civilian honor was presented to Jordan in a private ceremony at the White House. It comes as the president has been rewarding supporters with awards and appointing them to federal adviso… More >>

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Mercer County has added 1 death.  Allen County has 92 new cases, Auglaize County went up 49 cases, Hancock County went up 40 cases and Logan County has 29 new cases.  Shelby County has 27 new cases, Van Wert and Putnam counties have 19 new cases each, Hardin County added 17 cases, Paulding h… More >>

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As Ohio continues to rollout their vaccine plan, the main question will there be enough doses to get everyone eligible their vaccine.   As the state starts to move into the next group of people, some in the first group are still waiting on the chance to get their first dose.   Governor Mike … More >>

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This tax season, the IRS and other local agencies want to remind people to be careful who they’re giving personal information to. Around this time every year, scammers will call people pretending to be the IRS, and will ask for private information like social security and bank account number… More >>

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They call the attack on the capitol building an attack on every American. They hope the hearings will allow them to develop the necessary reforms to ensure that something like this doesn't happen again. Around 90 people have been arrested so far, facing a range of charges including unlawful … More >>

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Van Wert county has 4 new deaths, Putnam added 3 deaths,  Auglaize has 2 more deaths, and Allen and Mercer counties have 1 each.  Allen County is also reporting 84 new cases, Shelby County has increased 51 cases.     Logan County added 47 new cases, Hancock County went up 44 cases,,  Auglaiz… More >>

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Days after being sworn-in again as Speaker, we caught up with Bob Cupp to talk about some of the issues lawmakers will be looking at in this new session, one of those is the Unemployment Compensation System. The flood of unemployment filings shot up when various businesses were forced to clo… More >>

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DeWine says that some of group 1A, which consists of front-line medical workers, will be concluded by next week. Then group 1b will begin on January 19th, with Ohioans that are 80 years old and older, which is roughly 420 people. More details about how they can get the vaccines will be relea… More >>

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People from our area traveled east to voice their concerns. They said things were different from their point of view. "Everything was just as the other rally was," said LuAnn Lause, a Lima woman who attended the event. "Everybody’s friendly, everybody’s praying. Everybody’s saying the pledge… More >>

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Logan County has 4 more deaths on Thursday, Hancock County added 3 deaths, Van Wert County has 2 more deaths and Mercer County has 1 more death.  As for cases, Allen County went up 138 cases, Logan county increased 66 cases and Shelby County has 53 new cases. Auglaize County has 50 new cases… More >>

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On Thursday, Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) and the University of Findlay (UF) announced a new collaborative effort to ensure excellence in healthcare services from well-prepared professionals for families in the region. The effort will aim to encourage more students from Northwest Oh… More >>

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Logan and Allen Counties are reporting 1 new death each. Allen County is also reporting 127 new cases. Hancock County increased 98 cases. Shelby County went up 69 cases. Putnam County added 38 cases, Logan County has 37 new cases, Auglaize and Van Wert Counties have 36 new cases each, Mercer… More >>

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Allen County has 3 more deaths and Hancock and Paulding counties have added 1 death each.  Shelby County went up 88 cases, Allen County increased 87 cases, and Van Wert County has 47new cases.  Auglaize County added 41 cases, Hancock County had 36 more cases, Mercer County has 25 new case,, … More >>

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Jordan and Congressman Devin Nunes of California will be getting the medal from President Trump. Jordan has been one of the President’s biggest supporters and is expected to be one of the congressmen that will object to the electoral college results on Wednesday when a joint session of Congr… More >>

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12th District State Senator Matt Huffman was sworn as Senate President Monday, but from his home in Lima. Huffman tested positive for COVID-19 last week. He says he feels fine and will be back in Columbus when he is permitted by guidelines set by the Ohio Senate and the CDC, which could be s… More >>

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Cupp was elected to take over this past summer when Larry Householder was indicted on federal charges for a bribery scheme involving House Bill 6. Cupp has been serving as 4th District State Representative since 2015. In this upcoming session, Cupp will be working to get a school funding ref… More >>

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Allen County has 3 more deaths and Shelby County has 2 more deaths. Logan county went up 26 cases, Allen and Hancock Counties increased 25 cases each.  Auglaize and Shelby Counties added 18 new cases, Putnam county adds 13 new cases, Hardin County has 5 new cases, Paulding County has 4 new c… More >>

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The COVID-19 vaccine has circled Ohio for almost four weeks now and the nation inches closer to the inauguration of the 46th president, but not without some roadblocks. Our Eran Hami sat down for a one on one conversation with Governor DeWine for answers on what comes next. More >>

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol said David Roper of Michigan was the driver of a 2020 Land Rover that crashed in Cridersville on Jan. 29. Roper was being pulled over for reckless driving on I-75 near Findlay. When the trooper approached, Roper took off. The chase ended when roper exited in Cri… More >>

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For a second day in a row there were no new deaths reported locally.  Auglaize County has 41 new cases, Shelby County went up 34 cases, Hancock County added 30 cases and Putnam County has 24 cases.Allen and Logan Counties increased 22 cases each and Hardin and Van Wert Counties each have 19 … More >>

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The COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to be slower than expected in Ohio.  According to the Ohio Department Health, as of January 1st there have been 152,030 doses given or 1.3% percent of the total population has gotten their first round of vaccine.  Right now, health care workers and nurs… More >>

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Ohio's minimum wage has gone up 10 cents to start the year.  As of January 1st, the state minimum wage will go to $8.80 per hour for non-tipped employees and tipped employees will get $4.40 cents an hour.  Employees under 16 years old will still get the federal minimum wage of $7.25.  An Ohi… More >>

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The Ohio Department of Health has released the COVID-19 numbers for Friday and Saturday. There were no new deaths reported locally on Saturday, but Allen County is reporting 138 new cases for January 1st and 2nd.  Hancock County has 136 new cases, Logan County went up 71 cases, and Shelby co… More >>

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The U.S. Senate overrides President Trump's veto to pass the National Defense Authorization Act.  In a rare New Year's Day session of the Senate, they overrode the veto by an 81 to 13 vote.  $740 billion dollar defense spending bill includes a 3% pay raise for troops and a boost in hazard du… More >>

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The biggest story of 2020 in Ohio and worldwide was the COVID-19 outbreak.  On March 9th, Governor Mike DeWine declares a state of emergency after three people tested positive.  That began a series of health orders, starting with schools moving to remote learning, mass gathering limitations,… More >>

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Mercer and Allen Counties are reporting one new death each and Allen county also has 122 new cases.   Hancock County added 70 new cases, Auglaize County went up 56 cases and Shelby County had 54 new cases. Logan County increased 47 cases, Paulding County had 40 new cases, Putnam County had 3… More >>

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     The Hancock County Grand Jury has charged a man for the 2018 shooting death of Jeffery Gary.  Jayden Edwards, 24 was indicted on one count each of complicity to aggravated murder, complicity to aggravated robbery, and complicity to aggravated burglary.  Edwards is currently in an Ohio p… More >>

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COVID-19 numbers for December 30th.  Auglaize and Hancock Counties have 4 new deaths each and Mercer county has 2 more deaths.    Allen County is reporting 90 new cases, Hancock County went up 59 cases, Shelby County added 48 cases, and Auglaize County has 44 new cases.   More >>