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Mercer Health held the annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet to celebrate the accomplishments of the members of the Volunteer Association of Mercer Health on April 5 at Romer’s Catering in Saint Henry. The evening began with an invocation delivered by Sister Martha Bertke and included a brie… More >>

A current helium shortage is now causing several industries to figure out just how they'll make it through. According to scientists, the helium shortage has been years in the making and has caused the price of helium to rise. This shortage is currently impacting the medical industry which us… More >>

The lead up to Mother’s Day is one of the busiest times of the year for greenhouses and flower shops, in part because of the variety of paths people can go down to find the perfect plant. “For Mother’s Day people like to buy planters and hanging baskets,” said the owner and operator, Kayla D… More >>

House lawmakers have approved a two-year budget that includes a healthy reduction in the state income tax for Ohio workers. The Ohio House voted Thursday on the 69 billion dollar spending plan following its approval by the House Finance Committee on Wednesday. Minority Democrats joined major… More >>

A solution to pension problem that affects 65,000 Ohioans hasn't been forgotten by the state's two Ohio senators. Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman and Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown are currently working on a bipartisan bill. This bill would potentially help the people in the Central St… More >>

Ohio's senators are split on the severity of remarks made by Attorney General William Barr during his testimony on Capitol Hill this past Wednesday. During the hearing, Barr testified to the senate judiciary committee that special counsel Robert Mueller did not take issue with his initial fo… More >>

Some area school districts have made News & World Report's list of top Ohio schools. The online magazine released their overall and individual state list this week. Of the 100 top high schools in Ohio, Shawnee High School had the highest ranking in our area at 44th and Columbus Grove rig… More >>

The second phase of the FCC’s post-incentive-auction repack of the TV band ended on April 12 with only minor slippage in the tight 10-phase repack plan, according to Jean Kiddoo, head of the commission’s Incentive Auction Task Force. More >>

An Ohio senator recently made an appearance on 60 Minutes to discuss a bill he helped author. Sen. Rob Portman appeared on the broadcast as chairman of the senate's permanent subcommittee on investigations. He spoke of the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act, which went into l… More >>

Waters continued to rise even after overnight rain stopped in Mercer and Auglaize counties. As the day progressed on Friday, things got worse for both counties, all thanks to overnight rain that caused flooding. An official at the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office said on Friday morning you cou… More >>

The Tri Star 2.0 project received some community support Thursday morning. The People's Bank made a donation of $100,000 to the new school building project. The money will go towards the sponsorship of one of the state of the art meeting rooms called the Star Room. Bank president Jack Hartin… More >>

An E. Coli outbreak is stretching across ten states and Ohio is one of them. Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has raised red flags about ground beef. Authorities say over 150 people have tested positive for the bacterial infection. The CDC says at this time, quote: "No comm… More >>

The unemployment rate decreased in 87 of the 88 Ohio counties for the month of March, including all 10 counties in our area. According to the numbers collected by the Ohio Job and Family Services, Allen County had the highest unemployment rate for the month of March at 3.9%, which was down a… More >>

The City of Celina celebrated the grand opening of a new and unique playground for the area at Eastview Park. It's called a challenge course, and as the name implies, those who go through the course start the timer and attempt to make it through eleven obstacles as fast as possible before ta… More >>

Ohio's governor has ordered that an advisory board be created to oversee the new Innovate Ohio program. Innovate Ohio is an initiative that Mike DeWine talked about while he was campaigning for governor. The office will be run by Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted and its goal is to modernize st… More >>

The leader of the Ohio House says a proposed overhaul of the state's school funding system probably will have to be handled separately from the state budget due by the end of June. Lawmakers are considering two proposals for school funding increases. Representatives. More >>

The Better Business Bureau of West Central Ohio is urging people to beware of potential robocalls. According to First Orion, a protection solutions company, it is predicted that half of all calls this year will be robocalls. This is almost a 20 percent increase from last year. Robocallers ar… More >>

After nearly two years of construction, the public is getting their first in-person look and what the new Tri Star will look like. The Tri Star Career Compact held an open house to show the public how far they've come since starting construction. The current work is focused on inside work, l… More >>

Meijer is recalling over 43,000 pounds of ground beef that might have hard pieces of plastic in it. The meat was packaged at JBS Plainwell in Michigan. It was sold between March 22nd and April 9th at Meijer locations in Ohio and other midwest states. The one pound ground beef packages are ma… More >>

A ballot measure proposing to give Ohio's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote has been withdrawn. The proposed amendment would have forced lawmakers to assure the electoral college's votes were delivered to whichever candidate won the most votes n… More >>

An Ohio Senator is currently disappointed with the United States Post Office after failing to comply with a law he has been fighting for many years. In 2018, Senator Rob Portman helped sign into law the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act or STOP Act. This is a law that has re… More >>

A new Ohio marriage law prohibits children under the age of 17 from marrying in Ohio takes effect today (4/8/19). The new law raises the minimum marriage age to 18 for both parties but allows 17-year-olds to marry if they meet certain requirements. They must have juvenile court consent and g… More >>

Some people may be feeling the pressure as we approach the deadline to file your taxes. The deadline of April 15 is just a week away. John Navin of Ohio Northern University has provided some tips for people who waited last minute. He has recommended that there's still time to make contributi… More >>

The American Cancer Society is looking for people throughout northwest Ohio to step up for cancer patients. An information and sign up session was held Monday for the Road to Recovery program. The American Cancer Society is looking for people to become a volunteer driver to help cancer patie… More >>

Two former Celina restaurant owners are facing multiple charges involving their tax reports they filed with the State of Ohio. 47-year-old Kang Chen and 45-year-old Mei Zheng were indicted by a Mercer County Grand Jury for three counts of tampering with records and two counts of telecommunic… More >>