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An Ohio Senate committee has proposed changes to the state transportation budget bill including reducing fees on electric and hybrid vehicles while leaving the House's proposed gas-tax increase in the bill for now. But Senate officials say more changes in addition to those proposed by the tr… More >>

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LIMA, OH (March 18, 2019) — More than 75 years ago, March was first proclaimed Red Cross Month in 1943 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to raise awareness of the organization and its humanitarian mission. All U.S. presidents since Roosevelt have designated March as Red Cross Month to recog… More >>

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DIRECTV is no longer offering a full lineup to its customers as it suddenly removed WLIO and WOHL during contract negotiations. The satellite service provider and the television stations started working on a new contract several months ago, but DIRECTV took the aggressive action of pulling p… More >>

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Ohio Northern University students interested in theater arts got a taste of the reality of the world of acting from a professional. Actor Christopher Bohan spoke to students about his life as an actor. He also talked about the current production he's in called How to Be a Respectable Junkie.… More >>

All of Ohio's 88 counties saw an increase in their unemployment numbers for the month of January. According to the Ohio Job and Family Services, counties in West Central Ohio saw between a .7% to a .1% increase from December to January. Allen and Hardin counties tied for the highest unemploy… More >>

Ohio House Republicans have proposed cutting Governor Mike DeWine's 18-cents-per-gallon recommended gas tax increase to maintain roads and bridges to 10.7 cents. Republicans unveiled their plan a day after DeWine's State of the State speech as part of a substitute version of Ohio's transport… More >>

Ohio's new auditor is working on ways to help his office be more effective and efficient in protecting taxpayer money. Auditor Keith Faber says his office is rated one of the best in the country and has 800 employees in eight locations around the state. After five weeks on the job, Faber is … More >>

Now that you are pretty well-versed on social media, how do you make it work to your advantage? That's what a workshop at Ohio Northern University will be centered around. The focus is on learning more about optimizing your social media presence. More >>

AEP officials said the National Weather Service is reporting that our area saw the highest wind gusts in the state on Sunday. The result was power outages for thousands, for multiple days.What’s being dubbed as Winter Storm Quiana left over 1,800 people in the surrounding Lima area without p… More >>

Heart disease is the leading cause of deaths in the United States with 610,000 people dying every year according to the Center for Disease Control. A recent study reports that women younger than 55 accounted for 31% of hospitalizations for heart attacks in 2014. More >>

A former Polar Bear returned to the Ohio Northern University campus to chat with pharmacy students about pain management and the opioid crisis. Dr. Suzanne Nesbit, who is currently the director of pain management and palliative care at Johns Hopkins Health System, spoke for the 10th annual S… More >>

An 18 cents a gallon gas tax increase is what Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's administration wants to maintain roads and bridges and help with a shortfall in the spending. Ohio Department of Transportation director Jack Marchbanks appeared before the Ohio House Finance Committee Thursday to intr… More >>

Governor Mike DeWine will announce later this week, his proposed recommendation for increasing the state's gas tax to deal with a chronic shortfall in spending on road construction. DeWine says there are no other solutions outside a gas tax increase while warning that any increase simply kee… More >>

Community members will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the Indian culture during a festival this week at Ohio Northern University. This year, ONU theatre students will be performing "Hayavadana", an Indian play directed by India-natives, about two male friends who fall in… More >>

Prices at the pump make a jump at the start of the week, as Ohio's average gas price sits at $2.23 a gallon. According to the survey done by GasBuddy.com, prices rose 5.8 cents in the past week, which is higher than the national average of three cents a gallon. More >>

The up-and-down temperatures we've seen lately have wreaked havoc on the roads, and ODOT was out filling as many potholes as possible. Since we are not quite out of the cold season, they're focusing on patching them with a temporary method to smooth out the road. More >>

With the advent of computer technology, finding the love of your life could be just a keystroke away. Over the years online dating has become extremely popular between ages 18 and 24, according to Dr. Jennifer Walton, ONU professor of communication arts. More >>

As Americans begin to prepare their 2018 taxes, local CPAs say there are changes that may cause you to owe the IRS. One of the major changes this year is employees with work-related deductions can no longer itemize items, according to local CPAs. More >>

With no time to spare, three Ada mothers, along with the community say that they are doing all that they can to ensure local kids are safe.After only seven months after forming boots for bulldogs, three Ada mothers are on roll. More >>

Popular sites like LinkedIn and Indeed are great resources for job seekers but not every potential employer has the best intentions. With websites like these scammers have access to not just your industry information but also your location and job title among other important details. They ca… More >>

Volunteers receive a big thank you for all of the work and time they put in being mentors to local youth. The Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Ohio recognized the mentors, benefactors, and volunteers who efforts make their organization a success during an appreciation dinner Thursday night.  More >>

President Trump gave his State of the Union address Tuesday evening.Ohio Northern University Assistant Professor of Political Science Anne Whitesell says that the President will most likely be laying out his agenda for the coming year in the address, with topics like infrastructure possibly … More >>

In Ohio, there were fewer traffic fatalities and impaired driving fatalities in 2018 than in 2017, according to a recent report. The Ohio State Highway Patrol recently reported that in 2018 there were 108 fewer people killed on Ohio roads in 2018 than in 2017. More >>

100,000 pounds of food will be finding its way into area pantries thanks to a major donation. As part of their Critical Community Needs Grant, Dominion Energy has given $10,000 to the West Ohio Food Bank. That donation will provide 10,000 pounds of food into 10 counties. More >>

Saturday morning, people across the United States will be waiting to see if winter will hang around or if there will be an early spring. Saturday is Groundhog Day, a German tradition that has millions of people looking to a large rodent to forecast the weather. More >>

A world-famous basketball team made a pit stop in Ada Monday evening. Known for their family-oriented entertainment and superb basketball skills, the Harlem Globetrotters have been blowing away audiences for nine decades. More >>

Just outside of downtown Ada sits the decades-old Wilson Football Factory, otherwise known as the birthplace of every football to be used in every Super Bowl, ever. The process it takes to make the game balls is an extensive one where the pride is in the details. “What I do all day long is c… More >>

In an effort to help local residents save money on heating costs, one local power and energy company offers some conservation tips. One of the best ways to reduce heating cost is by checking your furnace, according to Dominion Energy Ohio.  More >>

These bitter temperatures outside can not only cause problems for us but our pets as well. Indoor pets that have to go outside to do their business are not acclimated to these subzero temperatures. So you if walk them or let them out the door, they should not be out for extended periods of times. More >>

The Hardin County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a scam involving someone impersonating the Sheriff's Office over the phone.In a post on Facebook the Office said they have reports of a person identifying themselves as a Deputy Sheriff. This person was trying to get residents to pur… More >>

Coming along with the snow, there will be some brutally cold temperatures right behind it. Amber Cole of Lima Memorial gave out some tips on how to beat the chill. Her number one rule is if you don't have to be outside, avoid it unless it is for emergencies. More >>

As President Trump and Democrats continue to dig in deeper over 5.7 billion dollars in funding for more sections of a border wall, one Ohio senator is working with others to find a solution. Senator Rob Portman has joined a bipartisan group of U.S. senators to examine a solution to end the d… More >>

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is currently in search of missing Lucas P. Fallon from rural Kenton. Mr. Fallon was last heard from at approximately 1 pm January 16, 2019, and no contact has been made or received by Mr. Fallon since that time. More >>

As scammers try any angle to steal your identity, the Better Business Bureau warns area residents to be cautious.The latest scam calls in this area involve stealing social security numbers. Scammers call residents and state that their social security number was canceled due to fraudulent act… More >>