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State Rep. Bob Cupp says that the school funding plan he helped to develop will not be appearing in the upcoming state budget. The funding plan will now be its own standalone bill, House Bill 305. More >>

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One of the most common questions we get asked is; what kind of antenna should I get to watch WLIO and WOHL over the air? Antenna physics and theory has not changed in many decades. There are a lot of antennas people sell which are not good!! If they look cool, or if they state a number of st… More >>

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The U.S. is seeing an economic indicator that has come before every recession over the last 50 years, but an Ohio Northern professor says there's no need for alarm. The country has been looking at what is called a yield curve inversion for the last three months - that means that long term in… More >>

The Better Business Bureau is now warning people to be cautious about a new scam that could jeopardize your social security number and finances. This new phone scam is luring people in by convincing them that they owe back taxes or that their social security has been suspended. They then thr… More >>

It's summer in Ohio and that means that more workers will be out on the roads. The Ohio Department of Transportation and LECET want to remind drivers to move over. Districts one and two of ODOT as well as the Laborers-Employers Cooperation Education Trust, or LECET, held a special press conf… More >>

Following a difficult Fourth of July week for blood and platelet donations and ongoing challenges finding new blood donors, the American Red Cross now faces a blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and prevent delays in medical… More >>

12 died from a dozen road crashes this Fourth of July period. The Ohio State Highway Patrol suspect that impairment was a factor in at least three of the crashes. There were also 709 arrests for impaired driving and 507 for drug-related charges. The patrol responded to 809 crashes, had more … More >>

The Lima Symphony Orchestra rounded out the fourth of July weekend with a musical tribute to America. The orchestra held their Patriotic Pops concert in the King Horn Center at Ohio Northern University. The performance featured several patriotic songs as well as well-known and loved classics… More >>

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We are getting closer to flipping the switch on our new transmitter site. The second antenna, that's used for our ABC and CBS stations, was installed on top of the antenna installed yesterday for our NBC and FOX stations. Both antennas together weigh around 13,000 pounds. Crews still have a … More >>

To say that this growing season has been a challenging one for farmers would be an understatement. The massive amounts of rain and varying weather temps haven't given farmers much ground to stand on when planting. Typically, by this time of the year, corn is at shoulder height, but many fiel… More >>

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is hosting a job fair on July 12 – 13, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Ohio Public Safety Department building in Columbus to fill positions relating to disaster recovery work in Ohio and other locations across the country. T… More >>

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The WLIO antenna was put into place on the top of the new tower, located on Lima's NE side.   The antenna was designed by WLIO's Chief Engineer, and Donald Everest, Broadcast Consultant in Washington DC, and built by E.R.I. from Southern Indiana.  The new antenna weighs 10,400 pounds, and is… More >>

The main event at many 4th of July celebrations are the fireworks and you won't be disappointed with the professional displays around the region this holiday weekend. The night skies will light up with plenty of pyrotechnics this 4th of July holiday for your enjoyment. You can get an early s… More >>

Many are wondering how a recent Supreme Court decision on gerrymandering will affect Ohio. Katy Rossiter of Ohio Northern University said the highest court's decision to not rule on congressional district drawing and leaving it to the state has reset things. The ruling by three federal judge… More >>

With the continuing heat wave, the risk of heat illness still looms. A doctor at Lima Memorial Health System warns of the possibility of heat exhaustion. Signs of heat exhaustion are fatigue, an altered mental state, and you may or may not sweat. How long it takes to set in is different from… More >>

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is continuing a focus on impaired driving through the upcoming holiday weekend. Through the first five months of the year, the state highway patrol has made more than 10,000 arrests for impaired driving. Sergeant Alec Coil said the amount of drivers is compounde… More >>

A Bluffton business has found the four charities it will be giving a portion of its profits to. At the start of this year, PromoHits committed to donating 5% of its total product sales to four charities through their Promo Cares initiative. The company picked who got the money for the first … More >>

In a planting season that has been filled with a lot of questions, local farmers may have found some answers to what to do next. The Ohio No-Till Council and the Hardin County Extension Office held an informational meeting about the use of cover crops, especially concerning fields that haven… More >>

Unemployment numbers take a slight increase for most counties for the month of May. According to the Ohio Job and Family Services, all but one local county saw an increase in the unemployment numbers for last month. Putnam County as the lone county in West Central Ohio to drop to 2.4%. That … More >>

In light of recent events in New Hampshire, local law enforcement is asking drivers to be more vigilant this summer. The 23-year-old driver of a pickup truck was arraigned on Monday, after plowing into a group of motorcyclists killing seven and injuring three last Friday. Ohio State Highway … More >>

Ohio Northern University opened their campus to seventh through twelfth-grade students looking for a musical outlet for their summer. The school held its annual music camp, inviting students to spend part of the school break learning about subjects like music technology and conducting, as we… More >>

The recent rain in our area is causing headaches for farmer's wallets, but it could also be affecting their mental health. Poor weather and the potential financial strain as a result of it are two things farmers are dealing with right now. According to the Prevention Awareness Support Servic… More >>

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) says he is doing what he can to ease the financial burden on farmers affected by the rain. Portman plans on making a formal request to the department of agriculture to have the rural Ohio areas affected by heavy rain and flooded a disaster. He is hoping it will ease t… More >>

It’s been over a year since a series of arson fires destroyed or damaged four Kenton homes, now one man is facing 20 charges related to those fires. Hardin County court records show that 32-year-old Dustin Connode has been indicted on a variety of counts, including aggravated arson, vandalis… More >>

 The Hardin County Ambassadors are talking about future projects to benefit the City of Kenton.     The Ambassadors are connected with many volunteer opportunities in the community, and they're currently working on a renovation of Pioneer Park.     Young Professionals in Kenton re-landscaped… More >>

The Hardin County Sheriff's Office responded to County Road 245 East of Mt. Victory around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday for reports of a single vehicle crash.  When they arrived, they found Martisol Lucila Aquirre-Murillo had died from injuries from the accident.  Jorge Orellana was taken to Mercy He… More >>

Ohio Northern University Daniel DiBiasio spoke at the Lima Rotary Club meeting Monday afternoon about changes coming to the university. Some of those changes include the decision to cut certain programs within the university, which would include laying off around 16 staff members who are inv… More >>

Homeowners in Mercer, Auglaize and Hardin counties already are dealing with damage from recent tornadoes, but now have to look out for scammers preying on their situation.Cheryl Parson from the Better Business Bureau said scams involving contractors have begun to pop up. She said people need… More >>

At Ohio's request, tornado damage assessments by federal and state officials were conducted at various local sites Wednesday. Local emergency management agency directors guided representatives of the federal and state emergency management agencies as well as the small business administration… More >>

Dozens of people were downtown on Tuesday for some fresh food and entertainment. Fruit, homemade baked goods, meat, and vegetables were just some of the things offered at the Downtown Lima Farmers’ Market Tuesday afternoon. The Lima Public Library, the Noble Goose, and Curbside Escapes were … More >>

Findlay experiences one of its biggest floods in nearly two years. City officials say they're working on projects to prevent this from happening in the future. The Blanchard River started flooding Sunday and eventually rose a little over half a foot over the major flood stage of 13.5 feet. T… More >>

The City of Findlay is currently negotiating plans for a potential retail and residential project that one city council member said will truly benefit residents. On Tuesday, Findlay City Council tabled ordinance 2019-31 after its third reading. This is an ordinance requesting the mayor to se… More >>

A new phone scam is making its rounds in the Lima area. According to the Better Business Bureau, people are getting robocalls saying that their credit cards will be charged for a $199 gift card if they do not call back. All the calls are coming from 855-683-1888. They are saying that anyone … More >>

One of the busiest holiday weekends saw some positive results. A report from the Ohio State Highway Patrol says there were fewer deaths this Memorial Day weekend than last year on the road. There were 12 deaths reported this holiday weekend and 18 reported last year. Failure to wear a seat b… More >>

The clock is ticking for area farmers to get into their fields before they could start losing money on crops. Allen County grain farmer, Ben Bowsher, says his tractor has set pretty much idle this spring as the rains have kept him off of the fields. He says June 5, 2019, is the last date to … More >>

Among the state’s 88 counties, preliminary April 2019 unemployment rates ranged from a low of 1.9 percent in Mercer County to a high of 6.9 percent in Monroe County. From March, unemployment rates decreased in all 88 counties. The comparable unemployment rate for Ohio was 3.3 percent in April. More >>

It was an issue that was talked about behind closed doors and at a whisper, but with awareness and education, the care for people dealing with it has drastically improved. One in five adults in the United States experiences a mental health condition in a given year according to the National … More >>

A current helium shortage is now causing several industries to figure out just how they'll make it through. According to scientists, the helium shortage has been years in the making and has caused the price of helium to rise. This shortage is currently impacting the medical industry which us… More >>