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Protest have broken out around the United States as people are upset about the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. While law enforcement hopes that the protest will end following the officer’s arrest Friday, Ohio leadership wants people to protest peacefully. … More >>

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After a vote in the Ohio House of Representatives, the state could see sports gambling sooner rather than later. On a vote of 83 to 10, the House passed House Bill 194. It would legalize sports gambling online and at various institutions like casinos. Bob Cupp was one representative who vote… More >>

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Governor DeWine made some announcements that affect people who have loved ones in assisted living facilities, as well as students participating in the junior fair program. DeWine says starting June 8, the state will allow outdoor visitation at assisted living facilities and intermediate care… More >>

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Retail stores have been dealt a serious one-two punch, as their sales were falling before the pandemic hit and took a bigger blow when they had to temporarily close their brick and mortar stores because of COVID-19. Just this past week, Macy’s announced they are expecting a one billion dolla… More >>

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Only 4 counties have long-term care facilities have reported cases of COVID-19 in our 10-county area as of the last report on May 20th.  Allen county has 8 facilities with 63 residents and 24 staff with confirmed cases, of those 20 people died from virus.  Auglaize county has 4 facilities wi… More >>

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Governor Mike DeWine tells your Hometown Stations that he will be making an announcement on Tuesday involving the National Guard and testing for COVID-19 in Ohio nursing homes. DeWine says the state has more tests and they will be aggressive testing both residents and staff at the senior fac… More >>

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It is hard to image just three months ago, where we are right now as a society because of the pandemic. Especially for those students who may have been looking forward to a traditional prom or graduation or other rites of passage events in their life.  While local school districts, parents a… More >>

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What started as a way to protect yourself and others from spreading covid-19, face masks have turned into a political debate. Governor Mike DeWine was questioned about wearing masks in public Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."   Earlier in May, DeWine retracted making mask wearing mandatory i… More >>

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Ohio’s Governor reminding residents to keep up their efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the state slowly returns to normal. Your Hometown Stations News Director, Jeff Fitzgerald had the chance to do a one on one interview with Governor Mike DeWine before the Memorial Day weekend. He a… More >>

It’s practically every day you hear of another event canceled this summer so people have been finding new ways to enjoy the season. Concerts, carnivals, and any event that draws a crowd is being canceled for the summer because of COVID. Even some public parks and pools won't be utilized this… More >>

One of the biggest events in our area is taking this year off and will be ready to entertain country fans in 2021. Country Concert in Fort Loramie has rescheduled their 40th-anniversary event for July 8-10th 2021 and they are hoping to have the same artist they had scheduled for this year, w… More >>

The Ohio Expositions Commission announced that it will cancel the 2020 Ohio State Fair. Originally the Ohio State Fair was scheduled for July 29th to August 9th in Columbus. Members of the commission expressed concern for public health, as well as the financial feasibility of hosting a fair … More >>

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine rolled out an urgent health advisory Tuesday during his afternoon COVID-19 press conference, titled Ohioans Helping Ohioans. The new order changes the order for healthy Ohioans to stay home, to a strong recommendation. Those most susceptible to COVID-19 are asked to con… More >>

It's the 5th leading cause of death in the United States and local health officials want you to know the signs. May is National Stroke Awareness Month and changes in your daily life can make a difference. Strokes are treatable, preventable, and beatable. 80% of strokes can be prevented with … More >>

The U.S. House has passed a $3 trillion stimulus package to fight against the coronavirus, but one Ohio senator thinks that they need to see what is really needed before Congress looks at another stimulus bill. The Democratic-led bill named the heroes act, passed mostly among party lines, ex… More >>

The COVID-19 pandemic is making people consider staying home this Memorial Day weekend, then traveling like they have done in years past.In 2019, AAA reported the second highest travel weekend on record with 43 million people taking to the roads on Memorial Day weekend.   This Memorial Day, … More >>

A pair of Ohio senators are unveiling legislation that would provide for the immediate reopening of Ohio. State senators Rob McColley of Napoleon and "Kristina Roegner of Hudson have introduced Senate Bill 311. The bill is similar to what was adopted by the Ohio House last week. It would pla… More >>

A decision from the state's highest court could make superintendents across the state unhappy. The Ohio Supreme Court upheld a law and ruled it's constitutional for the state to intervene in poor-performing school districts. Lima City Schools previously had poor report card marks, but in rec… More >>

While at the governor's briefing this week, our Eran Hami brought back some insight into county fairs as the season approaches. The first county fair is in about four weeks and DeWine still awaits guidance from his fair advisory group on how to conduct them safely. His main instruction to th… More >>

Several cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at the Cooper Farms Plant in St. Henry. Mercer County Health District says that there are currently 34 confirmed cases at the plant, with another five cases still pending. That's out of a total of 700 workers at the facility. More >>

Governor Mike DeWine says they are still working on the plan and he says this is too important not to get 100% right. He wants Ohio’s childcare plan to lead the way for the country. Ohio's governor also says coronavirus testing is increasing. The state used to only test a few thousand daily … More >>

The Cornavirus has forced Americans to learn how to work and get an education from home.  While those situations could be temporary, an increase of remote access to doctors and health professionals through telehealth could continue past the current restrictions that the COVID-19 outbreak has… More >>

The state's health department says close to 500 residents of long-term care centers have died in the past three weeks. That's nearly double the total reported the two weeks prior to that. The Ohio Department of Health says the increase in deaths could be attributed to a significant jump or a… More >>

 The local numbers as of Saturday afternoon, Mercer County jumps another 17 cases on Saturday bringing that total to 79.   According to the Mercer County Health District, 24 of the cases are employed at The Cooper Farm St. Henry Plant, and they are still trying to determine how those employe… More >>

A local congressman was placed on a U.S. House committee looking at the COVID-19 outbreak. Representative Jim Jordan was placed on the House Select Committee on the coronavirus crisis. Jordan says he will work with his colleagues to help fight for truth and push back against the blatant atte… More >>

Everyone has been wondering about bars, restaurants, and salons. Governor Mike DeWine answered those questions on Thursday. We know retail will open on Tuesday, May 12th, and on May 15th, hair salons, day spas, nail salons, and other services will be allowed to reopen. Also, on that day outs… More >>

COVID-19 has affected nearly everyone, and it's possible that we may have to face a new normal because of the pandemic. A sociology professor at Ohio Northern University says social distancing is something people may have to get used to as we move forward, along with customs like handshaking… More >>

The West Ohio Food Bank says there is someone out there posing to be them. While the food bank does have a mailer out in the community, they were alerted through a regular donor that they received a letter asking for a monetary donation to be sent to an address in Florida. West Ohio Food Ban… More >>

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced annual funding to 48 domestic violence shelters across the state.Nearly $1 million will be distributed to the shelters evenly that support battered men, woman and children. One of those shelters is the Crossroads Crisis Center. The executive director… More >>

The Celina School Board decides to not put their failed school levy back on the ballot in August. The levy was a 7.9 mill levy for construction of new facilities which would have been a new 7-12 building. It lost by a narrow margin during the primary that ended in April. More >>

The machines at Homestretch Sportswear are up and running, but rather than printing sports logos for local schools, shirts with logos from local businesses are being made by the dozens. It's part of a fundraiser put together by Homestretch, supporting businesses in Wapakoneta, Mercer County,… More >>