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Residents stopped by to donate any loose change or dollar bills that will be used to support the West Ohio Food Bank's mission in aiding families. September is also Hunger Action Month. Event organizers state that the funds raised during events like these are paramount for them to continue t… More >>

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The Hardin County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a fatal crash that occurred Friday morning. At 6:30 AM at the intersection of State Route 67 and State Route 235, deputies state that a Southbound White Honda Accord had pulled from the stop sign on St. Rt. 235 into the path of a … More >>

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The latest rankings and Ohio Public Health Advisory System show Putnam and Mercer counties remain in the red level and are seeing the most spread of the virus in the last two weeks. Two new dashboards are going on up on the state coronavirus website. You are now able to see coronavirus cases… More >>

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The university has been doing regular testing for the coronavirus for both students that have symptoms and random surveillance testing. With the testing, they have seen very few cases compared to other higher learning institutions across the state. The dean of the college of pharmacy says an… More >>

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Senator Rob Portman says it was the worst terror attack on United States soil and we have done more to stop terrorism overseas to prevent it coming back to our shores. Even though it has been two decades since the attacks, Portman says we should never let our guard down. More >>

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It has been nineteen years since 9/11, and America is still feeling the repercussions. But on this anniversary, the country is dealing with a different unfortunate event of a pandemic. Some historians say every generation has experienced a tragedy in their lifetime that becomes a historical … More >>

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According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, that is down from 12 deaths statewide for the 2019 and 2018 Labor Day weekends. The highway patrol stepped up enforcement for drunk driving over the holiday weekend and over 530 people were cited for impaired driving. They also reported that 3,200 … More >>

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Hundreds of Junior Fair exhibitors readied their animals this morning at the Hardin County Fairgrounds to enter the show arena and judging rings. Hours of preparation from the fair board were put into making sure a safe week could still be put on. President of the Junior Fair Board, Preston … More >>

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The governor says between September 1st and Labor Day there were 40 people shot in the state and 21 of those people died from their injuries. After the mass shooting in Dayton last year, where 9 people were killed and 17 injured, DeWine came up with the Strong Ohio bill. The legislation is d… More >>

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Secretary of State Frank LaRose says the steps include adding clarity to absentee ballot request forms, tracking poll worker recruitment, and upgrading his website to clearly show how many absentee ballots are outstanding on election night. LaRose also reiterated an "effective deadline" of O… More >>

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol says troopers have issued 2,200 tickets since April for people driving more than 100 mph. That is a 61% increase over the same time period a year ago. July was also Ohio’s worst month for fatal crashes since 2007. California, Iowa, and Utah are among several sta… More >>

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News Director Jeff Fitzgerald had the chance to do a one on one interview with Governor Mike DeWine.   The two talked about a potential vaccine coming this fall and the executive order that he just signed dealing with reporting COVID-19 cases in school districts.   DeWine also touched on the… More >>

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Locally, there are many stations that are under the two-dollar mark. Petroleum experts say the reason for the drop is because refineries are back to work after Hurricane Laura and this summer has been good at the pump. They say this has been the most stable and had the lowest gas prices betw… More >>

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The pursuit started when a Lima police unit approached a vehicle just before 11 a.m. Thursday morning in the vicinity of Kibby Street and S. Dana Avenue. The car then heading out of town on Bellefontaine Avenue and continued on 117, reaching speeds near 100 miles an hour. The Lima Police Dep… More >>

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Putnam County joins Mercer County as level three red on the system. The Putnam County Health Department says they have met four of the seven indicators including a sustained increase in new cases and new cases per capita. Because of the last statistic, Putnam County is the number one county … More >>

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As the holiday weekend approaches the governor becomes more concerned about the spread of the Coronavirus.Mike DeWine says he's concerned there will be large gatherings because of Labor Day, but urge people not to. The data suggests the spread of the virus is increasing in rural areas across… More >>

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CDC put out guidance saying healthy people don't need to get tested if they have come in contact with the virus, rather only those with symptoms and the vulnerable. Gov. Mike DeWine says Ohio is not changing their protocols and still encourage people without symptoms to get tested for COVID-… More >>

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On Wednesday, Joseph Moore of Kenton was killed in a head-on collision in McDonald Township. Just after noon, Moore was driving south on County Road 75. He drove into the path of a trailer driving north. The driver of the trailer was not injured. The second crash resulted in the death of a 1… More >>

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The complaint filed Tuesday against Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose outlines what Democrats see as an urgent need to expand the number of secure voter drop boxes in Ohio's 88 counties. The lawsuit comes two weeks after LaRose issued a directive prohibiting county election boards f… More >>

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According to the Ohio Job and Family Services, the state's July unemployment rate is at 8.9%, which fell 2.1% from June.   Ohio's unemployment hit a high of 17.6% in April.  Locally, Allen County has the highest percentage at 8.7%, or 4,100 people unemployed.  More >>

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Governor Mike DeWine responds to members of his own party trying to get him removed from office.  During the coronavirus briefing, he was asked about the four republican members of the Ohio House of Representatives who drew up articles of impeachment.  They say he needs to go because of how … More >>

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4th District Congressman Jim Jordan was one of the handful of speakers for the first night of the four-day convention. During his speech, Jordan blamed the Democrats for the acts of violence around the country and the push to defund police, border patrol, and military and defended the presid… More >>

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Eleven tornadoes ripped through Ohio on August 24, 2016, with ten of those cutting across our viewing area. Parts of Paulding and Defiance counties faced the wrath of EF-2 tornadic winds up to 130 mph. How rare is an event of this magnitude in August? Nathan sat down with Meteorologist Patri… More >>

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The group is being led by Clermont County Representative John Becker. He says that DeWine violated the state and United States Constitution for the way that he handled Ohio's primary election. Just a day before the March 17th election was set to take place, DeWine ordered it delayed three mo… More >>

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Entertainment could return to the stage in the State of Ohio after the announcement of new guidelines for reopening.On Friday, Governor Mike DeWine released guidelines for performers and event staff for concerts, plays, and other performances which included social distancing and masks for pe… More >>

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Gov. Mike DeWine began his briefing today updating us on our COVID-19 situation then moving to gun violence in the state.Looking at the latest Ohio Public Health Advisory System, everything around us looks the same. Across the state, there are nine red counties or Level 3, but that's the lea… More >>

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AAA reminds drivers to give themselves a little extra time when leaving in the morning in case they do find themselves behind a school bus. Drivers also are required to stop when bus lights are flashing and the stop arm is out. AAA says that recently, they've seen more speeding incidents on … More >>

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DeWine says a health order will be made regarding sports, but it hasn't been made available yet. It will go up on coronavirus.ohio.gov. What we do know is schools can play sports this fall or have the option to play in the spring. The only spectators allowed will be family members or those c… More >>

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The coronavirus outbreak has shined a light on health disparities for minorities in Ohio.So in the Spring, Governor Mike DeWine created the "Minority Health Strike Force" to examine what can be done to close the health gap.  14% of Ohioans are black, but according to the Ohio Department of H… More >>

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Ohio Health officials say school districts will not be allowed to use face shields rather than facial coverings or masks, when schools are back in session.The Ohio Department of Health got guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says there is currently not… More >>