Sheriff Jeff Grey reports his office is investigating a car vs. pedestrian fatal traffic crash on Fort Recovery Minster Road east of State Route 716 in Maria Stein.   On September 21, 2019 at 04:16 AM Central Dispatch received calls of the crash.  The investigation revealed a 20 year old mal… More >>

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Celina’s Bryson Park District has got another impressive attraction that honors a man who wanted nothing but the best for the city.City officials and the family of the late Harley Jones dedicated the new lake side amphitheater that bears his name and since Harley’s favorite band was the Eagl… More >>

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Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly from July to August. State officials say the unemployment rate was 4.1% in August, compared with 4% the previous month. The national rate was 3.7% in August, which did not change from July. Ohio Job and Family Services Departmen… More >>

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Due to the monumental task of counting the nation, the U.S. Census Bureau needs to recruit thousands of people for temporary jobs throughout the country. We need help building a pool of diverse applicants which will consist of employed, unemployed, self employed, retirees, veterans and stude… More >>

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A federal lawsuit has been filed against Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey. The civil suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Toledo, by former Mercer County resident Jeff Rasawehr. The suit alleges that his civil rights of free speech and freedom from unreasonable search and seizure were vio… More >>

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Heads up, they’re back at it! The bad guys are using social media messaging platforms and emails to send dangerous phishing links that are disguised as a link to a video. The scammers provoke you into clicking by asking “Is this you in the video???”. Don’t fall for this! They are counting on… More >>

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Senator Rob Portman is urging Democrats to support the U.S. Mexico-Canada Agreement. Portman recently wrote an op-ed of his support of the USMCA. The new agreement is a modern version of the North American Free Trade Agreement. It’ll include enforceable environmental and labor standards. It … More >>

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Gun control is on the agenda for the Ohio Senate on Tuesday. An Ohio Senate Committee will hear from Democrats and a Republican who is sponsoring legislation that would expand background checks for most firearm purchases. They would also create a red flag law aimed at keeping guns from peopl… More >>

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The average American throws out nearly a pound of food every day according to the FDA, but there are misconceptions surrounding all those different expiration labels. "Sell by", "Best by", and "Use by", what do they all mean? With the exception of baby formula, there are no federal regulatio… More >>

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says Ohio has a high voter registration rate, but it could be better and is working to get young voters signed up. Frank LaRose has been on the job for 8 months now and is focusing on getting high school seniors to exercise their right to vote. He's been … More >>

Snowbirds are not the only ones thinking about heading south for the winter. Some of you may have seen hundreds, if not thousands of monarch butterflies in our area. Denise Fett has been enjoying the sight at her house outside of Bluffton, even if it is just a brief stop on their long journe… More >>

Ohio’s Democratic senator is sounding off about President Trump’s decision on corn ethanol and its impacts on Ohio farmers. Sherrod Brown is upset over the president's decision to grant over 30 waivers to oil refineries, so they don’t have to blend ethanol in with their gasoline. Fox News is… More >>

Right now the Ohio Department of Health says that vaping has increased by 48 percent for middle school-age students. There was a 78 percent increase for high school students. This is why the department wants to educate people about the dangers involved with using these devices. ODH recently … More >>

The Red Cross worked to stock hospitals in the southeastern part of the United States just before the hurricane made landfall. The storm also disrupted blood drives and blood donation centers in those areas, putting the Red Cross in a spot where they are now looking to other parts of the cou… More >>

A recent study shows suicide rates are on the rise in rural areas, but that isn't the case locally. Researchers at The Ohio State University say adult suicide rates rose 41 percent between 1999 and 2016. Suicide rates are 22 per 100,000 county residents in rural areas compared to close to 18… More >>

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in teens and law enforcement agencies want to change that. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ohio teen drivers were involved in more than 132,000 traffic crashes from 2016 to 2018 resulting in 251 deaths and … More >>

The federal government is stepping up to help the State of Ohio with their battle against opioids. The Center for Disease Control has released 1.8 billion dollars in grants to states to help fight opioid abuse. Ohio will get nearly 56 million dollars, which is the third-highest amount behind… More >>

A sex offender was taken into custody after failing to register. 44-year-old Francis Harmer was convicted in June of 2009 for soliciting someone under 16-years-old. Part of his conviction was to register as a sex offender for 15 years. He was supposed to register on August 24, 2019, but did … More >>

A Mercer County man was killed this morning when his tractor he was using rolled on top of him.Sheriff Jeff Grey says that 57 year old Douglas Randall was working with his tractor to remove a log from a wooded area near his home when the tractor overturned.   The tractor landed on Randall, p… More >>

Troopers from the Wapakoneta post are saying that just before 8 p.m. Friday night on US 33 just west of Sites Road, 32-year-old Timothy Huffman of Spencerville was driving east when he went left of center for some unknown reason and drove into the path of Shirley Price, 71 of Rockford. Price… More >>

They're preventable and law enforcement agencies want to make sure motorists make it to their destination this holiday weekend. Each year more than 10,000 people lose their lives in crashes across the nation due to an impaired driver. In 2017, nearly half of all deaths over the Labor Day wee… More >>

Americans are ready to take some time off from work and have a little fun this Labor Day weekend. The unofficial end of the summer travel season is here and like 4th of July and Memorial Day, AAA is expecting more people on the road this year than in 2018. One thing that is helping motorist … More >>

The American Red Cross and Mercer County Emergency Management Agency visited the Mercer County Council on Aging to distribute disaster kits.The Mercer County EMA provided training in case of a natural disaster occurring, such as the tornado that struck the Celina area in May. More >>

As part of the new STRONG Ohio Bill, the Ohio governor will be asking law enforcement to help ensure enhanced background checks. Governor Mike DeWine will be asking the General Assembly to make it law that domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault protection orders are entered into two… More >>

Unemployment rates are dropping across the country, and employers are focusing more on keeping the employees that they have. Ohio Northern University says that in a tight labor market, keeping workers is important, as employees have a lot of choices. More >>

Farmers say Mother Nature is working against them. After losing crops to unusually heavy rain this spring and then a very dry summer, now the possibility of an early fall frost has farmers on edge. They're hoping they're wrong and the crops they have in the ground make it to maturity. Allen … More >>

Schools are back in session and it’s time for parents send their kids back in a healthy state of mind. It could be easy for parents to get pre-packaged food to send it with their children to school for lunch. But nutrition experts say if you plan right, making and packing a lunch could be ch… More >>

As the busy summer driving season comes to a close, there's good news for us heading into fall. AAA says big savings are on the way at the gas pump after Labor Day. Drivers in every market across the country could potentially enjoy savings of more than 25-cents per gallon, compared to summer… More >>

A Darke County motorcyclist was killed after he was struck by another motorcycle Saturday night. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the accident happened just before 10 o'clock on State Route 219 near the Auglaize-Mercer County line. 23-year old Jason Frey of Yorkshire was driving e… More >>

Troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on State Route 219, near the Auglaize Mercer County Line.On Saturday, August 24, 2019 at approximately 9:49 p.m., State Troopers responded to a 3 vehicle crash on State Route 219 … More >>

The numbers are in for the unemployment rates throughout the state of Ohio for July of 2019. According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, unemployment from June to July rose in 87 of Ohio's 88 counties. More >>

A Celina man accused of attacking his wife back in January has been indicted after allegedly making repeated threats to a person earlier this year. 44 year-old Mitchell Mullins was indicted on one count of Intimidation of an Attorney, Victim, or Witness in a Criminal Case, one count of Menac… More >>

A weekend full of music got kicked off Friday night at the Allen County Fair, with the Kewpee Showcase of Bands. For over 40 years, Kewpee has sponsored the event that gives the bands a chance to show their stuff before football season starts. Twelve bands took to the grandstand track to per… More >>

Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment remained the same from June to July. State officials say the unemployment rate was 4% in July. Ohio's unemployment rate stood at 4.6% in July of last year. The national rate was 3.7% in July, also unchanged from June. Ohio's Job and Family Services rep… More >>

After the mass shooting in Dayton's Oregon District on August 4th, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is proposing a "Red Flag" law to curb gun violence. But are Ohio legislators onboard? The 17-point plan addresses gun violence and mental health. Within the proposal is the suggestion of "safety prot… More >>

Authorities believe the 33-year-old woman who was missing has been found dead. The Mercer County Sheriff's Office was notified that a vehicle possibly belonging to Shawna Rue was located on Stateline Road in Mercer County around 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The black Chevy Trailblazer was fou… More >>