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At 04:13 A.M. on Saturday, July 31, 2021, troopers from the Wapakoneta Post were dispatched to 4001 Mud Pike Road for a motor vehicle crash.Upon arrival troopers observed a dark blue Acura on its top. The vehicle drove off the right side of the roadway, striking a fence, a tree, and a house.… More >>

Mercer County Sheriff, Jeff Grey reports that the HIT Team (Heroin Interdiction Team) conducted a detail on Tuesday (July 27th, 2021).  The HIT Team focused on individuals and locations that have been reported in using, selling and transporting narcotics.  The HIT Team is made up of members … More >>

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The lake fest opened early Friday with merchant and craft sales, concessions, and carnival rides. The entertainment tent will feature new musical acts Friday and Saturday evenings. Friday at 7:45 PM is the popular Amphicar "Splash In" event, and fireworks will round out the night at 10 PM. A… More >>

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Earlier this year, Tri Star contacted Midwest Electric about any possible funding to go toward new EV charging stations. The school applied for Midwest's Community Connection Fund and was granted $1,000. Buckeye Power, the Ohio Electric co-op with Midwest, matched that funding, bringing the … More >>

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According to the Ohio Job and Family Services, Allen County has one of the highest unemployment rate in our region at 6.5%, but also had the smallest increase between May and June at 0.4%. Mercer County has the second lowest unemployment rate in the state at 3.9%. Hardin County saw the bigge… More >>

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Senator Rob Portman helped lead the negotiations that created the nearly one trillion-dollar deal that would help improve roads, water, and broadband access over the next five years. But now the fight is on to get enough lawmakers on board to pass the proposal in both the U.S. House and Sena… More >>

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The program was set up as part of the American Rescue Plan and is the largest tax credit in U.S. history. Instead of getting one lump sum when parents file their taxes, they will get monthly checks from the IRS. Parents with kids five years old and younger will get $3600 dollars a year or $3… More >>

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield donated a total of $25,000 to the West Ohio Food Bank on Thursday. The donation is a part of an effort by Anthem to fight against food insecurity in the state of Ohio. A check presentation was held by leaders from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the We… More >>

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Collin’s Law: Ohio's Anti-Hazing Act, which passed unanimously in both the Ohio House and Senate, is named for Collin Wiant, an 18-year-old who died as part of a hazing ritual in a fraternity house off of Ohio University’s campus back in 2018. The bill was stalled in senate committee in Dece… More >>

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With the recent signing of a new senate bill by Governor DeWine, hospitals and EMS in Ohio will have to make changes on how they treat certain patients. Senate Bill 21 mandates that local emergency transportation services create guidelines for dealing with stroke victims on their way to the … More >>

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A 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision gave individual states the ability to set up their own rules for sports betting. All of the states that surround Ohio have already legalized it. The Ohio Senate passed their version of the bill, which could have been included in the budget signed last week.… More >>

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One thing that was evident during the pandemic was the lack of broadband access to some rural parts of the state. Ohio will invest $250 million to make improvements for this area. The budget also invests millions into technical training to get people the skills they need to fill the thousand… More >>

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DeWine called this a budget for Ohio’s children, as it creates a new formula to fund schools and promote early childhood reading. The budget is also invested money to provide programs to keep kids out of foster care. For those kids who have been in the system for a long time, the state is al… More >>

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The American Red Cross is asking the public to consider giving blood, because they're facing a blood shortage. Those with the Red Cross say they are having a hard time getting blood products to hospitals and are in need of blood donations. More >>

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The two-year budget is $75 billion and covers a variety of topics, including tax cuts. The Senate and House didn’t initially agree on the number of cuts that they wanted to make, but eventually settled on 3 percent for the budget. Lawmakers say that that means Ohioans will be seeing several … More >>

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Thousands of supporters turned out Saturday for the event in Lorain County, President Trump talked about taking back the U.S. House and Senate, which are both in Democratic control. Senator Rob Portman was asked yesterday during an ABC interview if President Trump was still the leader of the… More >>

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Although last week's one million dollar winner is from Findlay, this week's winner is Esperanza Diaz who is from Cincinnati. Taking home the fifth full-ride scholarship is Sydney Daum from Brecksville in Cuyahoga County. After five weeks of drawings, more than three million people around the… More >>

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The half-million-dollar grant is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and will be used to purchase robots, drones, and software for the new program. The college will offer four different certificates which include ag business and robotics. Students going through the program will be able t… More >>

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According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Allen County has the highest rate in our area at 6.1%, but they are the only county to see a decrease from April to May. Putnam County remained the same at 3.3%. Auglaize and Mercer Counties rose 0.3%. Shelby County had the biggest… More >>

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11 Republicans and 10 Democrats have created a plan that would reduce the original $2.3 trillion proposal by President Biden to about one trillion dollars, to cover the cost of improving roads, bridges, and broadband service. One of the biggest sticking points is how to pay for it. The presi… More >>

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A severe storm turned into a tornado this afternoon in Mercer County after leaving Jay County Indiana. Multiple homes, barns, and other structures were left with major damage. Our Adrienne Shelton was in Fort Recovery for the aftermath and heard from residents who experienced the storm firsthand.  More >>

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Governor Mike DeWine said he will not require anyone to be vaccinated, but he is pushing students, both athletes and not, to get vaccinated so they can enjoy the entire season of their sports and the entire school year. According to Ohio's vaccine dashboard, 12% of kids under 19 years old ha… More >>