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Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly from July to August. State officials say the unemployment rate was 4.1% in August, compared with 4% the previous month. The national rate was 3.7% in August, which did not change from July. Ohio Job and Family Services Departmen… More >>

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We have new information about a semi that drove through a house and into a gas station in Dunkirk. It happened near 81 and State Route 68 around 12:30 Friday afternoon. The Hardin County Sheriff's Office says the semi driver drove off the road and into the house. A man who was inside the hou… More >>

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Engineering is one of Ohio Northern University’s core programs and now it is getting an upgrade. A new 30 million dollar, 105,000 square foot facility started construction in beginning in the spring of 2018. The spacious James Lehr Kennedy Engineering Building holds classrooms, work areas, c… More >>

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Due to the monumental task of counting the nation, the U.S. Census Bureau needs to recruit thousands of people for temporary jobs throughout the country. We need help building a pool of diverse applicants which will consist of employed, unemployed, self employed, retirees, veterans and stude… More >>

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Heads up, they’re back at it! The bad guys are using social media messaging platforms and emails to send dangerous phishing links that are disguised as a link to a video. The scammers provoke you into clicking by asking “Is this you in the video???”. Don’t fall for this! They are counting on… More >>

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Senator Rob Portman is urging Democrats to support the U.S. Mexico-Canada Agreement. Portman recently wrote an op-ed of his support of the USMCA. The new agreement is a modern version of the North American Free Trade Agreement. It’ll include enforceable environmental and labor standards. It … More >>

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Gun control is on the agenda for the Ohio Senate on Tuesday. An Ohio Senate Committee will hear from Democrats and a Republican who is sponsoring legislation that would expand background checks for most firearm purchases. They would also create a red flag law aimed at keeping guns from peopl… More >>

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The average American throws out nearly a pound of food every day according to the FDA, but there are misconceptions surrounding all those different expiration labels. "Sell by", "Best by", and "Use by", what do they all mean? With the exception of baby formula, there are no federal regulatio… More >>

From face painting to dressing as a mascot, sports super fandom has its roots in society. Many become fans of a certain team based on how they were raised in their homes. But loving sports may go deeper than just cheering for your favorite team. Choosing a sports team to root for can be part… More >>

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says Ohio has a high voter registration rate, but it could be better and is working to get young voters signed up. Frank LaRose has been on the job for 8 months now and is focusing on getting high school seniors to exercise their right to vote. He's been … More >>

Snowbirds are not the only ones thinking about heading south for the winter. Some of you may have seen hundreds, if not thousands of monarch butterflies in our area. Denise Fett has been enjoying the sight at her house outside of Bluffton, even if it is just a brief stop on their long journe… More >>

Ohio’s Democratic senator is sounding off about President Trump’s decision on corn ethanol and its impacts on Ohio farmers. Sherrod Brown is upset over the president's decision to grant over 30 waivers to oil refineries, so they don’t have to blend ethanol in with their gasoline. Fox News is… More >>

Six fire departments were called out to battle a fully engulfed house fire in Alger. The fire occurred Thursday afternoon at an abandoned home on Township Road 92. Fire officials called in crews from Ada, Harrod, Lafayette, Kenton, and McGuffey so they could quickly knock down the fire. Medi… More >>

Right now the Ohio Department of Health says that vaping has increased by 48 percent for middle school-age students. There was a 78 percent increase for high school students. This is why the department wants to educate people about the dangers involved with using these devices. ODH recently … More >>

The Red Cross worked to stock hospitals in the southeastern part of the United States just before the hurricane made landfall. The storm also disrupted blood drives and blood donation centers in those areas, putting the Red Cross in a spot where they are now looking to other parts of the cou… More >>

A recent study shows suicide rates are on the rise in rural areas, but that isn't the case locally. Researchers at The Ohio State University say adult suicide rates rose 41 percent between 1999 and 2016. Suicide rates are 22 per 100,000 county residents in rural areas compared to close to 18… More >>

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in teens and law enforcement agencies want to change that. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ohio teen drivers were involved in more than 132,000 traffic crashes from 2016 to 2018 resulting in 251 deaths and … More >>

The federal government is stepping up to help the State of Ohio with their battle against opioids. The Center for Disease Control has released 1.8 billion dollars in grants to states to help fight opioid abuse. Ohio will get nearly 56 million dollars, which is the third-highest amount behind… More >>

The Cutting Board Challenge attracts dozens of 4-H students each year. During this competition, groups of 4-H members compete against each other to see who can make the most creative meal in an hour with random items they are provided. Some competitors were experienced cooks, while others we… More >>

“This is ONU, mud volleyball is ONU” The school year just got started and the Polar Bears are ready to get messy during one of their most anticipated students events, The Mud Volleyball Tournament.  This is Haley Michaud second year participating, but even though she was hesitant at first, s… More >>

They're preventable and law enforcement agencies want to make sure motorists make it to their destination this holiday weekend. Each year more than 10,000 people lose their lives in crashes across the nation due to an impaired driver. In 2017, nearly half of all deaths over the Labor Day wee… More >>

Americans are ready to take some time off from work and have a little fun this Labor Day weekend. The unofficial end of the summer travel season is here and like 4th of July and Memorial Day, AAA is expecting more people on the road this year than in 2018. One thing that is helping motorist … More >>

As part of the new STRONG Ohio Bill, the Ohio governor will be asking law enforcement to help ensure enhanced background checks. Governor Mike DeWine will be asking the General Assembly to make it law that domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault protection orders are entered into two… More >>

Earlier this month, $50,000 of fake money was found in the apartment of Deyond White in Ada. Now another search has been done, and officers discovered that White bought items under another person's name. According to the Ada Police Department, officers went through the search warrant of Whit… More >>

Unemployment rates are dropping across the country, and employers are focusing more on keeping the employees that they have. Ohio Northern University says that in a tight labor market, keeping workers is important, as employees have a lot of choices. More >>

Farmers say Mother Nature is working against them. After losing crops to unusually heavy rain this spring and then a very dry summer, now the possibility of an early fall frost has farmers on edge. They're hoping they're wrong and the crops they have in the ground make it to maturity. Allen … More >>

Schools are back in session and it’s time for parents send their kids back in a healthy state of mind. It could be easy for parents to get pre-packaged food to send it with their children to school for lunch. But nutrition experts say if you plan right, making and packing a lunch could be ch… More >>

As the busy summer driving season comes to a close, there's good news for us heading into fall. AAA says big savings are on the way at the gas pump after Labor Day. Drivers in every market across the country could potentially enjoy savings of more than 25-cents per gallon, compared to summer… More >>

Football could be considered America’s favorite sport, and the village of Ada celebrated their contribution to the gridiron obsession.  This is the 4th Made in Ada Football Festival, which showcased the Wilson made football.  Festival featured live music, football related games and more.  Wi… More >>

It’s a tradition know at Ohio Northern University as the Ada Community Engagement event or ACE Day. The day is geared toward getting the freshmen of ONU led by a few upperclassmen and faculty to engage and serve Ada and the surrounding communities."So, Ohio Northern is all about service," sa… More >>

Moving up the date to coincide with Ada's Football Festival, Wilson held their annual garage sale this morning.People from near and far lined up for the four hour event to get their hands on a variety of Wilson products that have been significantly marked down. As always they had their $5 se… More >>

The new Polar Bears have taken their first steps in their college careers. It was move-in day for freshmen at Ohio Northern University on Thursday. The new students got a helping hand from the upperclassmen getting everything taken up to their new rooms. For most students, this is the first … More >>

For the 22nd year people will line up outside Wilson Sporting Goods in Ada for the best deals of the year. Wilson is hosting its annual garage sale this Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The tradition allows people to shop for extra or discontinued sporting goods at a significantly cheaper price… More >>

The numbers are in for the unemployment rates throughout the state of Ohio for July of 2019. According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, unemployment from June to July rose in 87 of Ohio's 88 counties. More >>

Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment remained the same from June to July. State officials say the unemployment rate was 4% in July. Ohio's unemployment rate stood at 4.6% in July of last year. The national rate was 3.7% in July, also unchanged from June. Ohio's Job and Family Services rep… More >>

After the mass shooting in Dayton's Oregon District on August 4th, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is proposing a "Red Flag" law to curb gun violence. But are Ohio legislators onboard? The 17-point plan addresses gun violence and mental health. Within the proposal is the suggestion of "safety prot… More >>