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The recently identified remains of a soldier, killed in the Korean War, are those of a Hardin County man. The Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of Army Private First Class Wilbur Thomas Tackett of Alger were accounted for on Aug. 9, 2019. That followed an analysis that too… More >>

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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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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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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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

For over 6 decades, the Lima Noon Sertoma Club has found a tasty way to support their mission of helping children with speech and hearing problems.Their annual pancake day is the club’s largest fundraiser and the money raise from the event will be going to support their summer speech and hea… More >>

Saturday volunteers from the Red Cross and Ohio Northern University’s Greek Life students teamed up to go door to door to install free smoke alarms for Ada residents that wanted them.  They also helped residents develop an escape plan in case of a fire.  The smoke alarm installation is part … 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 >>

New foster kids will be getting a care package, thanks to some generous donors. The Allen Lima Leadership Class of 2006 and the Allen County Family Services organized 92 individual care bookbags for local foster kids on Friday. The Love Luggage project has been going on since 2006 and benefi… 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 >>

For the second time this year, a community in West Central Ohio is chasing a world record attempt. It’s only fitting the place home to the Wilson Football Factory, tries to get their name etched into the Guinness Book of World Records using footballs. But a couple thousand people didn’t gath… 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

The Lima Symphony Orchestra invited families to stop by the Ada Public Library Tuesday morning for a program that was both educational and entertaining. This was the first stop in the 2019/2020 Symphony Storytime schedule. It's a program that introduces instruments to kids while reading stor… 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 >>

It took around 10 years to take it from an idea to a state of the art building, but now Ohio Northern engineering students have a new home to design their future. On Friday, the university thanked the people involved who helped bring the James Lehr Kennedy Engineering Building from concept t… 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 >>

Area science teachers learned how to spice up their classroom lectures on Thursday. Ohio Northern University hosted a teacher's engineering workshop to help assist teachers with how to engage their students in the classroom. Teachers from across northwest Ohio got the chance to learn three h… 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 >>

Governor Mike DeWine officially called on the General Assembly to ban flavored e-cigarettes throughout the state, something that he has shown interest in doing before. A conference between the governor and members of his cabinet was held to discuss how e-cigarettes affect teenagers and young… More >>

Hunger is not about the lack of food but the ability to get food to people who struggle with hunger. The West Ohio Food Bank can help with this. The food bank is gearing up for the holiday season and all the food drives that will happen. They ask you to work through the food bank as they can… More >>

A priority piece of legislation in the Ohio House of Representatives was put together to help those who are going through training become foster care parents. Rep. Susan Manchester introduced House Bill 8, which would adjust training requirements for people interested in being caregivers. Th… More >>

The House's Ukraine investigation will largely center in the intelligence committee and the chairman says they're already reaching out witnesses and planning subpoenas. Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff from California says more hearings are possible and that the whistleblower wants to test… More >>

82 of the 88 Ohio counties saw their unemployment rates lower from July to August. This includes every county in West Central Ohio. According to the Ohio Job and Family Services, Allen County's unemployment rate lowered .6%. Auglaize, Putnam, and Mercer counties are in the bottom four when i… More >>

Although late in the season, Ohio has seen its first reported human death from West Nile Virus. It's reported that a 68-year-old man in Lucas County died from the disease. Two fatal cases of West Nile have already been confirmed in horses in the state. Last year six people in Ohio died from … More >>

With talk of impeachment, we spoke with a law professor about how the process might look. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry into President Trump surrounding his conversation with the leader of Ukraine. Scott Gerber of Ohio Northern University says this is the first … More >>

In Allen County, the Area Agency on Aging 3 held an open house with several activities for seniors. People were able to get a fall risk assessment, hearing checks, and use of the ONU Healthwise Mobile Clinic. Exercise is beneficial to help prevent falls by keeping you limber and mobile. Heal… More >>