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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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On Saturday the International Model Power Boat Association kicked off its first day of Radio Control Hydroplane Racing at Eastview Park Pond.There were over 70 teams who competed in this year's competition with over 170 different boats. 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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A former Celina area teacher was found guilty of having sex with a 15-year-old boy over this past Christmas break. Heather Henry took a plea deal, where she would plead no contest to three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and one count of failure to comply with underage alcohol… 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 >>

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 >>

This year thousands of families came out to the Freedom Days festival not only for food and entertainment, but also to show support for a local cause.The three-day festival in Celina features carnival rides, various types of foods and drinks, corn hole competitions and more. 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 >>

Discussions about a merger between Midwest Electric and Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative (PPEC) will no longer move forward. The original concept was to reduce operating costs by streamlining the two organizations into one. After both boards reviewed the full study results, it was decide… 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 >>

The Auglaize and Mercer County Democrats getting ready for a busy 17 months ahead. Both counties came together for a potluck picnic to join together to discuss current political issues, like redrawing of the congressional maps and the proposed change to the conceal and carry law that could r… More >>

This May, SONIC® Drive-In recognized incredible teachers and the contributions they make to education as a part of its Limeades for Learning initiative in partnership with nonprofit partner, DonorChoose.org. With the goal of helping teachers obtain much-needed classroom supplies and learning… More >>

Columbus, Ohio – A Disaster Recovery Center will open Friday, June 28 in Celina to help renters, homeowners and businesses in Ohio affected by the tornadoes, storms and flooding of May 27 – 29, 2019.Location:   Celina Central Services Building 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 >>

 A jam-packed weekend of free family fun returned to Mercer County this weekend. The annual Country Fest event returned to Maria Stein. Full of live entertainment, competitions, and shopping, it is known in the area as one of the best ways for the community to get together. The sense of unit… 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 >>

With the recent disaster declaration, people in Celina affected by the Memorial Day tornado will have the opportunity to get some extra federal assistance. That help will be provided through the Federal Emergency Management Assistance's Disaster Recovery Center. The center will assist uninsu… More >>

As Celina begins to rebuild, Mayor Jeff Hazel said the city still faces issues.Among a housing shortage, they now face a contractor shortage to complete repairs to the damaged homes. Some projects have begun but for others, their homes might not start construction for a year. Hazel said the … More >>

     A Michigan man gets 5 years probation for harassment charges against family members in Mercer County.     54 year old Jeff Rasawehr was sentenced to community control after he was found guilty by a jury on misdemeanor counts each of Menacing by Stalking and Telecommunications Harassment… More >>

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration and federal assistance for 10 counties impacted by tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, and landslides last month.A total of 21 tornadoes touched down in… 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 >>

Lima Motor Company along with Lanes Moving & Storage, CCR Realtors and Sign Pro Imaging are collecting non-perishable items, child and infant necessities, or cash donations to help the relief efforts from the devastating storms last week. Many people are in desperate need of the Lima Com… More >>

Federal aid could be on the way for those with damaged homes from the recent tornadoes. But that aid can't protect what's being covered by another source, such as insurance.We sat down with Adam Stolly of Stolly Insurance who ran down what their coverage looks like. Typically a homeowner pac… More >>

June 7th Press Release from the Mercer County Sheriff's Office:Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced today several arrests on June 5, 2019 from the H.I.T. (Heroin Interdiction Team). The team was composed of members of the Sheriff’s Office, Grand Lake Task Force, and officers from both t… 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 >>

The Red Cross of the Ohio Buckeye Region has been hard at work assisting those affected by the recent tornado in Celina. The Red Cross was helping residents Tuesday morning with their case work, which involves those with the Red Cross offering financial help and advice in the aftermath of a … More >>

Almost a week after a devastating tornado hit the Celina-area, families and the community are pulling together to rebuild their lives.Richard and Patricia Harrod are one of many families in the Celina area that were impacted by the disaster. More >>

On Sunday the Coldwater Knights of Columbus wrapped up the last day of its annual picnic at Coldwater Holy Trinity church.On Sunday afternoon families and their children got the chance to enjoy bouncy houses, face painting , waffles, cake stands, card games and more. This is the organization… More >>

The Lake Improvement Association is returning to the east bank of Grand Lake St. Marys this year to kick off the summer. The organization is holding its annual Summer Kickoff on the June 22 to celebrate the start of summer. This year's event will feature a long list of bands, inflatables for… More >>

For the ninth year, car-enthusiasts went cruisin' for a cure down in Celina. The Relay for Life Cruise In returned to North Shore Park to raise money for cancer research through the American Cancer Society. The event, which invites all types of cars and trucks as well as motorcycles to parti… More >>

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a plane crash that happened on Friday night. According to the Wapakoneta post of the OSHP, the 1996 Air Tractor plane crashed just before 7:30 Friday evening west of SR 118 and north of Oregon Road in Mercer County. More >>