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The oceans play a major role in weather as nearly three-fourths of our planet is covered with water. Long-range forecasts in the winter are strongly influenced by the state of ocean temperatures in the Pacific Ocean near the equator. Warmer than normal ocean temperatures represent an El Niño… More >>

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Deputies attempted to stop Andrea Stephens who was traveling at a high rate of speed and going left of center on State Route 235 just before 6:30 PM. The pursuit traveled over state and county roads. After a few minutes, deputies executed a PIT maneuver on Stephens’s car, ending the pursuit.… More >>

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According to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Deputies, the crash happened just before 8:30 am Monday morning in the 16,000 block of State Route 117 just outside of Roundhead.  No names have been released.  During the crash investigation, law enforcement determined that the vehicle of the 25-year… More >>

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Earlier this month, whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before members of Congress about Facebook and misinformation. She urged the government to get involved with the boards of the social media platforms to give them more teeth overseeing content. Ohio Northern Law Professor Bruce Frohne… More >>

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How much time do you spend on social media?  For some it is a lot more than you think. When Facebook, Instagram and their family of apps went down for a few hours a couple of weeks ago, people may have gotten a glimpse into just how much time they spend on social media.   Research says that … More >>

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Senate Republicans are looking for accountability for the way that the United States withdrew from Afghanistan.  Senator Rob Portman joined 20 other Republicans in introducing the Afghanistan Counterterrorism Oversight, and Accountability Act.  It establishes a state department task force th… More >>

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The latest Fall Color Report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources shows only patchy color across West Central Ohio as of October 8th. Shorter daylight plays the biggest role in the leaf changing process as less of the green chlorophyll pigment is produced. This allows the red and or… More >>

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A signing ceremony for a new database of criminal sentences that have been made in the state of Ohio was held Monday morning in Columbus. The Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission and the University of Cincinnati worked together to create the database, which was put together in response to sev… More >>

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In the state of Ohio, if drivers see a vehicle on the side of the road with flashing lights, they must move over to an adjacent lane if possible and slow down. That includes any law enforcement or crews out on the roads like the Ohio Department of Transportation Many drivers are aware of thi… More >>

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Ohio Northern University is now offering the Pfizer booster shot. The booster shots are available at the HealthWise Pharmacy on ONU's campus and their mobile clinic. More >>

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October 4th is the last day that you can register to vote. The Allen County Board of Elections will run on special hours that day to ensure that voters can register in time. The board of elections is strongly urging those that plan to vote but have not registered to do so as soon as possible… More >>

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Retiring Ohio Northern University president Dr. Dan DiBiasio reflected back on his time at ONU with the Lima Rotary Club Monday afternoon. DiBiasio started at ONU 11 years ago and is planning to retire from the university this coming June.  More >>

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Planning a trip or traveling, in general, has looked a lot different since the pandemic hit. One effect of the pandemic is that more people are opting to insure their trips. Some insurance providers have even started offering plans that cover losses because of covid-19 or other epidemic dise… More >>

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Latta was vaccinated against the virus and is not showing any symptoms. He announced that he contracted the virus after he was exposed to someone who also tested positive. He said that he will quarantine and follow CDC guidelines.  Latta's tweet about him being positive came shortly after Co… More >>

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According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Allen County fell from 6.3% in July to 5.3% in August. Mercer County has the second lowest unemployment rate in the state at 3.4%, just behind Holmes County. Hardin County fell 1.3% between July and August, which is the biggest dro… More >>

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The Ohio Redistricting Commission voted along party lines to approve the new district maps. But since it was not a unanimous vote, the commission will have to look at redrawing the maps again in four years, versus 10 years if the whole commission approved the maps. Some groups say the maps w… More >>

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JD Vance appeared across West Central Ohio including Lima on Thursday. The Republican candidate for the U.S Senate seat discussed a variety of topics that included voting, jobs, and more. Ohio Senator Rob Portman announced plans to step down from his seat in 2022 when his current term ends. … More >>

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Ada VFW Auxiliary 9381 thanked Midwest BBQ with the Exceptional Community Service Award for the work they have done in the community over the two years they have been a business. Matt Hughes and Robby Allen, co-founders of Midwest BBQ raised $3000 dollars for the VFW Auxiliary and Canteen ca… More >>

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High-profile disasters, like Hurricane Ida, are always big for scammers to try and play on the heartstrings of individuals who want to help victims. Other scammers are posing as people and service personnel stuck in Afghanistan, saying that they need money to get them out of the country. The… More >>

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The Hardin County Fair which will run through Sunday, began festivities today with a loaded schedule, and a week full of events. Along with the rides and animal shows, the fair will host some of their big events like a rodeo, drag racing, truck and tractor pull, rodeo, harness racing, and a … More >>

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Our Place Family Dining offered a free meal of meatloaf, green beans, mashed potatoes, and more to veterans. Located in Kenton at 120 South Main Street, the restaurant already offers a 10% discount to veterans. Those who received the free meal were thankful to the staff and talked about how … More >>

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The blood shortage that started before the pandemic continues and the Red Cross is looking for a few volunteers to lend an arm to save a life. In recent weeks, the organization has seen blood donor turnout drop ten percent while hospital demand continues to be larger than the donations comin… More >>

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a virus that affects the lungs. Young children suffer from the virus, with babies born prematurely or with heart or lung conditions at the highest risk. Common symptoms of RSV include trouble breathing, coughing, and irritability. If your child is showing… More >>

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Every 10 years after the U.S. Census is complete, Ohio's 99 House districts and 33 Senate districts must be redrawn to reflect the results of the most recent data. The commission could draw the congressional maps too if state lawmakers cannot reach an agreement on the map design. The first o… More >>

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A bill introduced by Ohio Republican Senator Andrew Brenner would prohibit state boards of education, the Ministry of Education, or school districts from requiring students, teachers, or other employees to wear face covers in public education. This includes face-to-face instruction or extrac… More >>

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Jordan sits on the House Judiciary Committee and he and other Republican members on the committee want to know how tax returns for thousands of the nation’s wealthiest people were leaked on ProPublica. Jordan says a congressional investigation could be difficult with the Democrats controllin… More >>