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Keith Faber says he was surprised that no one had a national standard for pandemic data. He is now working with others on a collective utilization of pandemic numbers. He says the public needs to have confidence in the data being used to make public policy concerning the pandemic and hopes b… More >>

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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and former Ohio Governor Bob Taft (R) got together to record a public service announcement on absentee voting and recruiting poll workers. Voters still have the option of in-person voting on or before election day. However, the former Secretaries of State ur… More >>

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The Ohio State Buckeyes will be welcoming the Nebraska Cornhuskers to the Horseshoe on Saturday. Things are going to look a little different. No fans in the stands, just family. No live performance of “The Best Damn Band in the Land”, they have pre-taped their show and no tailgating outside … More >>

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Allen and Hardin went red for a few weeks this past summer. With the latest health advisory map, Governor Mike DeWine says that 74% of Ohio's population is in a red county. DeWine invited former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to share his story of being in the ICU with COVID-19. Christie… More >>

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As for statewide numbers, Ohio has hit another record for new daily cases, at 2,425. The state also has added 12 new deaths. 159 people have been hospitalized and 25 patients were admitted to the ICU. The Ohio Department of Health says there are 155,000 people that are presumed recovered fro… More >>

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"This is a particularly a challenging year. Because the holiday season tends to see a decline in donations regular flu season see a decline in donations and we're also dealing with issues because of the pandemic. We have fewer places that we are able to host a blood drive,” says Rodney Wilso… More >>

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As for statewide numbers, Ohio broke another daily record for new cases with 2,366 and there were 66 new deaths today. 135 people were admitted to the hospital and 35 patients were placed in the ICU. The Ohio Department of Health says there have been 154,000 people presumed recovered from th… More >>

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Back in June, a heating and fan system were donated to the program by VAL-CO, an agriculture equipment manufacturer. Now, they returned with two grain bins to feed the large animals that will be housed in the barn. A sales manager at VAL-CO says it’s important for those interested in making … More >>

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Governor Mike DeWine says that the new daily hospitalizations for the state has hit an all-time high with 216, which is 50 patients more than the previous high. As for the counties with the highest per capita for the last two weeks, Putnam, Auglaize, Mercer, and Allen Counties hold four of t… More >>

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For statewide numbers, there were 8 new deaths and 2,015 new cases. Tuesday was a record number of hospitalizations with 216 and 36 patients were admitted to the ICU. The Ohio Department of Health says there have been 152,460 people recovered from the coronavirus. More >>

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Mercer County Grand Jury has indicted Teddy Hale, 28 on one charged of Vehicular Homicide.   He is being held in jail on a $500,000 bond.    On September 27th, the Celina Police Department says Hale failed to stop for a car and motorcycle that were stopped ahead of him.  Hale hit the motorcy… More >>

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52-year-old Kevin Mir has pleaded not guilty to one count of Rape and two counts of Sexual Battery. According to the indictment, the alleged incidents happened in July of 2013 and the victim was impaired and was not able to give consent. Mir is currently in the Mercer County Jail on a $500,0… More >>

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It is a record you don't want to break, but Ohio appears to be on pace to have the worst month of COVID cases since the pandemic began. Governor Mike DeWine announces that 29 counties or 65 percent of Ohio’s population is living in a red county and 52 counties are listed as high incidents.  … More >>

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When you think about natural disasters hitting Ohio, you may think about floods, tornadoes and even the occasional blizzard, but how many would think about earthquakes. But it happens, a magnitude 4 earthquake hit northeast of Cleveland in the Summer of 2019. Thursday was International Shake… More >>

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The Secretary of State's Office says with 20 days until the election, the early voting numbers for the first week have tripled over the last presidential election in 2016. 193,000 people cast their votes in the first week of early voting in 2020 compared to 64,000 four years ago. The number … More >>

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During Tuesday's briefing, Governor Mike DeWine said 51 of Ohio’s 88 counties are considered high incidence, and Putnam and Mercer County are two of a handful of counties that are three times level of what the Center for Disease Control considers high incidence. Ohio has also gotten their fi… More >>

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There were no classes Monday at Tri-Star Career Compact, but the school was still open to hold a blood drive. Equipment was set up in the school's student union for the drive. Those with Tri-Star say that the drive helps support their students through scholarships, with money being awarded w… More >>

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A lot of questions still remain from the house explosion in Mercer County Sunday night. What is known, is one woman has died in the explosion. The Montezuma Fire Chief confirmed to WCSM there was one death, but the name has not been released yet.Multiple fire crews were called to 3741 County… More >>

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Gov. Mike DeWine hinted to Your Hometown Stations that a decision is "coming shortly" on alcohol sales after 10 p.m. He recently met with the Ohio Restaurant Association.The statewide ban on alcohol sales after 10 p.m has been in place since late July. It was put in place to slow the transmi… More >>

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This year especially, people have been focusing on their mental health because of the effects that the pandemic has had on our lives. The World Health Organization has made it their goal this year to spread awareness and increase the funding on all levels for mental health.  More >>

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DeWine reported that there are 18 counties that have hit the red level 3, which is the highest number of counties since July 23rd, and 58 counties are in orange level 2. Which means 96% of the state's population is living in either one of those two levels. Most of the counties in our viewing… More >>

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Dr. Paul Lawrence, Under Secretary for Benefits at the Department of Veterans Affairs, is hosting a live telephone event for Ohio veterans to directly assist them with benefits, inform of new programs and answer questions. New programs include Blue Water Navy benefits that took effect earlie… More >>

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Officials are hoping voters will take advantage of early voting opportunities between now and election day. Secretary of State Frank LaRose urging those voting by mail not to wait until the final days, risking their ballots arriving on time if the postal service is running behind. Plus, LaRo… More >>

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The governor showed a variety of charts during the briefing, including age range of people contracting the virus and where hospitalizations are happening around the state. With these charts, DeWine noted a change in where many of these patients are being sent to the hospital - less in some o… More >>

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Donate Life Ohio is raising awareness on organ donations and is offering people a chance to register to be an organ donor online. Those with Donate Life say their upcoming "Don't Wait, Save 8" drive was put together partially because of BMV locations closing earlier this year due to the pandemic. More >>

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The President was tested after senior advisor Hope Hicks tested positive for COVID-19. Congressman Jim Jordan is one of the people that were on Air Force One this week with the President and Hicks when they traveled to Cleveland for the first presidential debate, he got tested this morning a… More >>

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During his Tuesday briefing, DeWine says he understands how much the ban has hurt bars and restaurants.  The order to regulate how long alcohol was sold was put in place in July as a way to help slow the spread of the coronavirus by limiting late night socializing.   Several big city mayors … More >>

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Governor Mike DeWine gave an update on the Ohio Coronavirus Wastewater Monitoring Project that is going on in 36 cities around the state. The monitoring involves looking for COVID-19 virus genes and if they see an increase in those numbers then that could predict a potential hot spot or outb… More >>

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28-year-old Teddy Hale is being held on a half a million-dollar bond on the charge of Driving Under Suspension. The Celina Police Department says Hale was driving on North Main Street just before 4:30 p.m. and failed to stop for a motorcycle that was slowing to a stop for a car that was maki… More >>

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People will be able to do indoor visitations for residents of developmentally-disabled facilities starting Monday, September 28th, and October 12th for residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. There are a lot of requirements that the facilities will need to meet to allow fo… More >>

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Deputies found 39-Year-Old Timothy J. Dirksen was inside the 90 foot silo and was leveling off silage. It is currently believed that Dirksen was overcome with fumes which caused him to fall into the silo. Fire and EMS personnel were able to extract Dirksen from the silo, where they then bega… More >>