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State Rep. Bob Cupp says that the school funding plan he helped to develop will not be appearing in the upcoming state budget. The funding plan will now be its own standalone bill, House Bill 305. More >>

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One of the most common questions we get asked is; what kind of antenna should I get to watch WLIO and WOHL over the air? Antenna physics and theory has not changed in many decades. There are a lot of antennas people sell which are not good!! If they look cool, or if they state a number of st… More >>

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The Hancock County Sheriff's Office is looking for more help from the public as they continue to investigate a suspicious death that happened on July 4th. They are investigating the death of 22-year-old Boe Bushong. They want to know if there is anybody out there that may have picked up a wo… More >>

The Better Business Bureau is now warning people to be cautious about a new scam that could jeopardize your social security number and finances. This new phone scam is luring people in by convincing them that they owe back taxes or that their social security has been suspended. They then thr… More >>

It's summer in Ohio and that means that more workers will be out on the roads. The Ohio Department of Transportation and LECET want to remind drivers to move over. Districts one and two of ODOT as well as the Laborers-Employers Cooperation Education Trust, or LECET, held a special press conf… More >>

Following a difficult Fourth of July week for blood and platelet donations and ongoing challenges finding new blood donors, the American Red Cross now faces a blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and prevent delays in medical… More >>

12 died from a dozen road crashes this Fourth of July period. The Ohio State Highway Patrol suspect that impairment was a factor in at least three of the crashes. There were also 709 arrests for impaired driving and 507 for drug-related charges. The patrol responded to 809 crashes, had more … More >>

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We are getting closer to flipping the switch on our new transmitter site. The second antenna, that's used for our ABC and CBS stations, was installed on top of the antenna installed yesterday for our NBC and FOX stations. Both antennas together weigh around 13,000 pounds. Crews still have a … More >>

To say that this growing season has been a challenging one for farmers would be an understatement. The massive amounts of rain and varying weather temps haven't given farmers much ground to stand on when planting. Typically, by this time of the year, corn is at shoulder height, but many fiel… More >>

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is hosting a job fair on July 12 – 13, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Ohio Public Safety Department building in Columbus to fill positions relating to disaster recovery work in Ohio and other locations across the country. T… More >>

The Hancock Historical Museum opened their doors and their porch to the community following the Fourth of July parade in Findlay for their annual Ice Cream Social. “We do that every year on the Fourth of July following the City of Findlay’s parade,” said Sarah Sisser, Exec. Director of the m… More >>

Flag City, USA showed off just how patriotic their community can be at their annual Fourth of July parade. The 10th annual Flag City July 4th Parade returned to downtown Findlay. Several thousand people with flags lined the street from Baldwin Ave. to Center St to see how different groups an… More >>

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The WLIO antenna was put into place on the top of the new tower, located on Lima's NE side.   The antenna was designed by WLIO's Chief Engineer, and Donald Everest, Broadcast Consultant in Washington DC, and built by E.R.I. from Southern Indiana.  The new antenna weighs 10,400 pounds, and is… More >>

The Findlay Police Department is looking for a suspect that robbed a local Kroger store late Wednesday afternoon. According to the Findlay Police Department, a suspect entered the Kroger on 6th Street in Findlay, just after 5 p.m. and demanded cash. He then made off with an undisclosed amoun… More >>

Families in Findlay celebrated the 4th of July a day early. There were more than a dozen things for families to do today at the Hancock County Fairgrounds from carnival rides, to food, to pony rides. There were also a dozen of food vendors to choose from including corndogs, ice cream and mor… More >>

A standoff between police in Findlay and a domestic violence suspect ends with one man in custody. Findlay police were called out to 619 Morse St., around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on reports of a gunshot being fired. On arrival, officers spoke to a female complainant. They learned 27-year… More >>

The main event at many 4th of July celebrations are the fireworks and you won't be disappointed with the professional displays around the region this holiday weekend. The night skies will light up with plenty of pyrotechnics this 4th of July holiday for your enjoyment. You can get an early s… More >>

Many are wondering how a recent Supreme Court decision on gerrymandering will affect Ohio. Katy Rossiter of Ohio Northern University said the highest court's decision to not rule on congressional district drawing and leaving it to the state has reset things. The ruling by three federal judge… More >>

With the continuing heat wave, the risk of heat illness still looms. A doctor at Lima Memorial Health System warns of the possibility of heat exhaustion. Signs of heat exhaustion are fatigue, an altered mental state, and you may or may not sweat. How long it takes to set in is different from… More >>

Findlay Mayor Christina Muryn was in Honolulu, Hawaii over the weekend for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The conference is for mayors of cities with populations of 30 thousand or more, over 220 mayors attended this year's conference. Some of the big topics that were discussed included opioi… More >>

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is continuing a focus on impaired driving through the upcoming holiday weekend. Through the first five months of the year, the state highway patrol has made more than 10,000 arrests for impaired driving. Sergeant Alec Coil said the amount of drivers is compounde… More >>

It's one thing that has become synonymous with the nation's birthday - the resounding boom of fireworks. When the Fourth of July rolls around, those at Springfield Fireworks are busier than ever, making sure that shelves are stocked. Naturally, it's the busiest time of year for the business,… More >>

A Bluffton business has found the four charities it will be giving a portion of its profits to. At the start of this year, PromoHits committed to donating 5% of its total product sales to four charities through their Promo Cares initiative. The company picked who got the money for the first … More >>

The Findlay/Hancock County Habitat for Humanity has hit a milestone with the number of homes that they have helped repair in the area. Over the next few days, the organization will be working on their 100th Critical Home Repair, which is a program that they started back in 2013. More >>

A former Bluffton doctor has won an appeal for a jury conviction of three counts of sexual imposition. The Third District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of 72-year-old James Gideon. Gideon appealed the Lima Municipal Court ruling, which allowed the interview he made with investigators from … More >>

Unemployment numbers take a slight increase for most counties for the month of May. According to the Ohio Job and Family Services, all but one local county saw an increase in the unemployment numbers for last month. Putnam County as the lone county in West Central Ohio to drop to 2.4%. That … More >>

In light of recent events in New Hampshire, local law enforcement is asking drivers to be more vigilant this summer. The 23-year-old driver of a pickup truck was arraigned on Monday, after plowing into a group of motorcyclists killing seven and injuring three last Friday. Ohio State Highway … More >>

The recent rain in our area is causing headaches for farmer's wallets, but it could also be affecting their mental health. Poor weather and the potential financial strain as a result of it are two things farmers are dealing with right now. According to the Prevention Awareness Support Servic… More >>

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) says he is doing what he can to ease the financial burden on farmers affected by the rain. Portman plans on making a formal request to the department of agriculture to have the rural Ohio areas affected by heavy rain and flooded a disaster. He is hoping it will ease t… More >>

The Findlay Police Department is looking for a suspect that robbed a check cashing business Wednesday afternoon. According to the police department, a white male came into the CashMax on Tiffin Avenue just after 1 p.m., passed an employee a note demanding money and brandished a handgun. The … More >>

A new video kiosk installed in downtown Findlay is making it easier than ever to see what the city has to offer. The privately-funded kiosk managed by Visit Findlay shows users where they can shop and dine in the area, going so far as to provide menus and walking directions from the kiosk's … More >>

On Sunday afternoon community members got the chance to take a step back in time and learn how people from the 1800s made homemade sweets.Rhubarb cake, rhubarb jelly, and biscuits were just some of things people could enjoy today while visiting the McKinnis house at Litzenberg Memorial Woods… More >>

State officials plan to begin aerial treatments aimed at disrupting gypsy moth mating on more than 61,000 acres (95 square miles) in 12 Ohio counties across the state.The gypsy moth is a non-native, invasive species that feeds on the leaves of more than 300 different trees and shrubs and can… More >>

Findlay safety services and the Hancock County Sheriff’s office teamed up to host a fun safety-oriented camp geared toward youngsters.      Camp 911 began in 2018, as a replacement for the program "Safety Town."    But when that went away,  Hancock County Sheriff's Office, the Findlay Police… More >>

The The OVI checkpoints, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.  The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat impaired driver-related injury and fatal crashes.  If you plan to consume alcohol… More >>

A Hancock County grand jury has indicted a Carey man on multiple counts of attempted murder and other charges. 37-year-old Chad Howard has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, and one count each of aggravated burglary and abduction. According to the Hancock County sheriff and pr… More >>

Dozens of people were downtown on Tuesday for some fresh food and entertainment. Fruit, homemade baked goods, meat, and vegetables were just some of the things offered at the Downtown Lima Farmers’ Market Tuesday afternoon. The Lima Public Library, the Noble Goose, and Curbside Escapes were … More >>

Findlay experiences one of its biggest floods in nearly two years. City officials say they're working on projects to prevent this from happening in the future. The Blanchard River started flooding Sunday and eventually rose a little over half a foot over the major flood stage of 13.5 feet. T… More >>

The City of Findlay is currently negotiating plans for a potential retail and residential project that one city council member said will truly benefit residents. On Tuesday, Findlay City Council tabled ordinance 2019-31 after its third reading. This is an ordinance requesting the mayor to se… More >>

The Findlay Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is looking into a three vehicle crash that sent two people to the hospital early Monday morning. According to the Highway Patrol, the crash happened just before 4:30 on I-75, just south of SR 613. More >>

A new phone scam is making its rounds in the Lima area. According to the Better Business Bureau, people are getting robocalls saying that their credit cards will be charged for a $199 gift card if they do not call back. All the calls are coming from 855-683-1888. They are saying that anyone … More >>