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Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted also made a stop at Kenton High School on Friday to congratulate them on the success of their internship program through the pandemic. 25 students were placed into in-person internships this school year through the Wildcat Community Connectors Internship Progra… More >>

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Allen County is reporting 1 new death and 17 new cases. Auglaize County has 11 more cases, Putnam County increased 10 cases, and Hancock County added 6 cases. Van Wert County went up 5 cases, Logan County added 4 more cases, Hardin and Shelby Counties have 3 new cases each. Mercer County has… More >>

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Allen County is reporting 19 new cases, Hancock County went up 16 cases. Shelby County added 9 case and Paulding County has 7 more cases. Auglaize County has 6 more cases, Putnam County added 5 new cases, Mercer County went up 4 cases and Hardin, Logan and Van Wert Counties all have 2 new ca… More >>

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Allen County is reporting 26 new cases. Auglaize and Shelby Counties added 8 more cases each. Mercer County has 7 new cases and Paulding County has 6 more cases. Hancock County increased 4 cases. Putnam, Hardin and Logan Counties all have 3 new cases and Van Wert County had 2 more cases.  More >>

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Here are the local and state COVID-19 numbers for May 4, 2021. Allen County had 2 new deaths, and Auglaize and Paulding Counites had 1 death each. Auglaize County has 15 new cases, and Allen County is up 8 cases. Shelby County increases by 6 cases, and Logan County by 5. Putnam, Hancock, and… More >>

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40% of people have gotten their first dose so far, and 33% of Ohioans are fully vaccinated. Governor Mike DeWine announced Monday that people working in nursing homes and assisted living centers who are fully vaccinated, do not have to do COVID-19 testing anymore. But those who haven't gotte… More >>

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Here are the local and state COVID-19 numbers for May 3, 2021. Allen County has 13 new cases. Mercer and Hancock Counties add 5 cases each, and Shelby County is up 3 cases. Hardin County increases by 2 cases, Auglaize, Logan and Paulding Counties increase by 1 case each. Putnam and Van Wert … More >>

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Allen county is reporting 20 new cases, Hancock and Logan Counties have 11 more cases each.  Auglaize County went up 10 cases and Shelby County had 5 more cases.  Mercer County added 4 cases, Van Wert County increased 3 more cases, Hardin County 2 and Putnam County 1.  Paulding county is not… More >>

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The budget proposed by Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted included over $1 billion to help strengthen and grow Ohio communities and businesses. Besides investing in sectors that have been especially hard-hit by the pandemic, including bars and restaurants, entertainment venues, and tou… More >>

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Allen County is reporting 27 new cases, Hancock County went up 20 more cases.  Hardin County has 8 more cases, Auglaize, Shelby and Logan Counties have 7 new cases each.  Mercer County went up 5 cases, Van Wert and Paulding Counties have 3 cases each and Putnam County added 2 more cases.  More >>

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Allen County is reporting 17 new cases, Hancock County added 11 cases, Auglaize County went up 10 cases and Mercer and Shelby Counties have 7 new cases each.  Hardin County  increased 6 cases, Logan and Paulding have 3 new cases each, and Putnam County has 2 new cases and Van Wert County has… More >>

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Hancock County has 2 new deaths and Putnam County has 1 more death. Allen County is reporting 15 more cases, Hancock County has 14 new cases. Mercer and Shelby Counties have 8 new cases each. Auglaize County increased 7 cases. Logan County is up 6 cases, Van Wert County had 5 cases, Hardin C… More >>

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Allen County is reporting 13 new cases, Hancock County has 8 new cases, Shelby County went up 6 cases and Auglaize and Putnam Counties have 4 new cases each.  Hardin, Logan, and Paulding Counties have 2 more cases each.  Van Wert County increased 1 and Mercer County is not reporting any new … More >>

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People will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine, while they attend the West Ohio Food Bank resource fair and food distribution Tuesday.  The Health Partners of Western Ohio will have 200 doses combined of the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccine.  The vaccines will be given between 10 AM an… More >>

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With the recent shooting death of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus this past week, Governor Mike DeWine takes to National TV to talk about police reform. DeWine was on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday morning to talk about what Ohio is doing to institute more training for officers and gett… More >>

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For the fourth day in a row the number of recovered cases exceeded the number of new cases. The Ohio Department of Health is reporting that there were 1,788 new cases Friday and 2,013 presumed recovered cases.   They are also reporting 89 new deaths, 114 people that had to be placed in the h… More >>

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The Ada Police Department announced that on Saturday, April 17th, Luke Gross was taken into custody in connection to the stabbing. A grand jury has indicted Gross on one count of Felonious Assault (Felony 2nd Degree) and Negligent Homicide (Misdemeanor 1st Degree). 49-year-old Rodney Slechte… More >>

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Shelby County has 28 more cases, Hancock County went up 15 cases, and Allen County is reporting 13 new cases and Auglaize County increased 7 cases.  Hardin and Logan Counties have 4 new cases each.  Van Wert County has 2 more and Mercer County had 1 more case.  Putnam and Paulding Counties a… More >>

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The University of Northwestern Ohio is launching its inaugural Giving Day at 8:00am on April 21, 2021. UNOH Giving Day is an inspiring 36-hour event for alumni, students, and friends to come together and support the University of Northwestern Ohio.  More >>

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Spring means blooming trees and longer days, but for some, it means sneezing fits and a runny nose thanks to seasonal allergies. Experts recommend trying an over-the-counter remedy, rinsing your sinuses, reducing your exposure to allergy triggers by avoiding them and avoiding the outdoors du… More >>

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State agencies like the Ohio State Highway Patrol have already eliminated chokeholds to restrain people and troopers will soon be getting body cameras to add to the dash camera footage they are already recording. DeWine says the Ohio Community Police Collaborative has established a uniform s… More >>

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Allen County has 12 new cases, Hardin and Shelby Counties have 9 more cases, Auglaize County went up 8 cases, and Putnam County had 7 more cases.  Hancock county increased 6 cases, Mercer and Logan Counties have 4 more cases, Van Wert County added 3 cases and Paulding County had 1 new case.    More >>

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Allen County had the biggest drop falling from 6.7% in February to 5/4% in March. Auglaize, Putnam and Mercer Counties continue to have some of the lowest unemployment rates in the state. Hardin and Paulding Counties fall 1%, and Logan and Van Wert counties drop 0.8%. More >>

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Tuesday was supposed to be the first day ODOT District 1 would start laying asphalt on area projects. The forecast changed their plans, and instead of paving the roads, they will be plowing them. Crews worked Tuesday morning to reattach snowplows and salt spreaders onto trucks in time for ev… More >>

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Shelby County has 2 new deaths, and Mercer, Hancock, Van Wert and Paulding Counties have 1 each.   Allen and Hancock Counties have 10 new cases each and Putnam County added 7 new cases.  Auglaize and Shelby Counties have 6 new cases each, Mercer County increased 4 cases and Hardin, Logan, Va… More >>

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Allen County is reporting 19 new cases, Hancock County went up 9 more cases, Logan County added 8 cases.  Auglaize County has 5 more cases and Shelby and Hardin Counties increased 3 cases each.  Mercer, Van Wert and Paulding Counties have 1 new case each and Putnam County is not reporting an… More >>

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Putnam, Shelby, and Hardin Counties all have 1 new death.  Hancock County has 11 new cases, Allen County is reporting 9 new cases and Mercer and Shelby Counties have 8 more cases each.  Hardin and Logan Counties have 6 new cases each, Putnam County added 5 cases, Auglaize County increased 3 … More >>

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The postponed date to file income taxes for the year 2020 is May 17th, 2021. The extra month is in response to the pandemic and should allow taxpayers time to gather necessary documents from last year. The owner of Liberty Tax Service in Lima, Veronica Dortch, says everyone should have recei… More >>

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As for statewide numbers, there are 2,164 new cases today. 181 people were hospitalized and 31 patients were placed in the ICU. The Ohio Department of Health says 989,861 people are presumed recovered from the Coronavirus. As for cases per 100,000 residents over a two week period, it has ris… More >>

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Hancock County has 22 new cases, Allen County is reporting 15 more cases, Auglaize County had added 14 more cases and Mercer has 12 new cases.  Hardin County went up 6 more cases.  Putnam, Shelby, Logan, Van Wert and Paulding counties all have 5 more cases each.  More >>

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There were no new local deaths reported, but Allen County has 21 new cases, Hancock County went up 18 cases.  Auglaize County added 14 more cases and Mercer and Logan Counties have 7 new cases each.  Shelby County has 6 more cases, Putnam and Hardin Counties have 4 more each, Van Wert County… More >>

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Allen County is reporting 20 new cases, Hancock County has 18 more cases. Putnam County went up 8 cases, and Logan County increased 7 cases.   Auglaize and Hardin Counties have 5 more cases each, Van Wert County has 3 more, Mercer County added 2 more cases and Shelby and Paulding Counties ha… More >>

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This year, billions of cicadas will emerge from the ground in Ohio and trillions more around the United States. This particular group of cicadas known as "Brood X" have been burrowing underground for the past 17 years and will be popping up starting in May. While we experience an annual spec… More >>

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On Monday, the governor announced the state will have simplified health orders, and to do that he rescinded some old ones to put the new ones in place. The new orders focused on the specific areas of wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands, and being outside rather than inside for ev… More >>

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Van Wert County has 2 new deaths and Allen and Hancock counties are reporting 1 new death each. Allen County also has 17 new cases, Hancock County added 15 cases, Putnam County has 9 more cases and Mercer County added 7 new cases. Auglaize County increased 5 cases, Hardin and Shelby counties… More >>

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The Federal Aviation Administration awarded airports the relief money through the Airport Coronavirus Relief Program. Senator Rob Portman played a key role in negotiating the bipartisan relief package, and says the aviation industry’s recovery is critical to the nation’s economy. Most area a… More >>