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An Ohio Senate committee has proposed changes to the state transportation budget bill including reducing fees on electric and hybrid vehicles while leaving the House's proposed gas-tax increase in the bill for now. But Senate officials say more changes in addition to those proposed by the tr… More >>

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Tuesday, Putnam County high school students got the chance to explore opportunities in the career tech field. Sophomores and seniors got the opportunity to attend a series of career tech exploration sessions and explore available jobs at the Elevate event at Leipsic community center.  More >>

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LIMA, OH (March 18, 2019) — More than 75 years ago, March was first proclaimed Red Cross Month in 1943 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to raise awareness of the organization and its humanitarian mission. All U.S. presidents since Roosevelt have designated March as Red Cross Month to recog… More >>

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A former Delphos accountant was sentenced in federal court for multiple counts of bank fraud. 52 year old Jennifer Edelbrock was sentenced 44 months in prison on  three counts of bank fraud and will have 2 years of supervised release when she complete her prison term. .  More >>

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DIRECTV is no longer offering a full lineup to its customers as it suddenly removed WLIO and WOHL during contract negotiations. The satellite service provider and the television stations started working on a new contract several months ago, but DIRECTV took the aggressive action of pulling p… More >>

On Tuesday more than 50 community members united to honor the life of a young man who accidentally took his life late last year. Community members, with balloons and streamers in hand, gathered at the outdoor amphitheater in Ottawa for Paint the Town Green, an event to honor Ty Conn, a forme… More >>

All of Ohio's 88 counties saw an increase in their unemployment numbers for the month of January. According to the Ohio Job and Family Services, counties in West Central Ohio saw between a .7% to a .1% increase from December to January. Allen and Hardin counties tied for the highest unemploy… More >>

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Putnam County Wednesday afternoon. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened at the intersection of State Route 613 and Road 1, just before three p.m. Wednesday.  More >>

Ohio House Republicans have proposed cutting Governor Mike DeWine's 18-cents-per-gallon recommended gas tax increase to maintain roads and bridges to 10.7 cents. Republicans unveiled their plan a day after DeWine's State of the State speech as part of a substitute version of Ohio's transport… More >>

The Ohio Supreme Court will be examining a Putnam County case to see if Travis Soto can be prosecuted again for the death of his 2-year-old son. The state's highest court will hear oral arguments on Wednesday to determine if 32-year-old Soto can stand trial for aggravated murder, even though… More >>

Ohio's new auditor is working on ways to help his office be more effective and efficient in protecting taxpayer money. Auditor Keith Faber says his office is rated one of the best in the country and has 800 employees in eight locations around the state. After five weeks on the job, Faber is … More >>

The Putnam County Board of Elections met with county commissioners Tuesday morning to discuss budgets and new voting machines. The board sent in requests to the commissioners to appropriate more funds, as well as discussing new voting equipment as part of the grants that are being given by t… More >>

A man, who the Putnam County Board of Public Health was looking to remove from the board, was voted to keep his position on Monday night. On Monday the Putnam County board of Health met with the Putnam County District Advisory Board at the Putnam County Courthouse to present testimonies and … More >>

AEP officials said the National Weather Service is reporting that our area saw the highest wind gusts in the state on Sunday. The result was power outages for thousands, for multiple days.What’s being dubbed as Winter Storm Quiana left over 1,800 people in the surrounding Lima area without p… More >>

Heart disease is the leading cause of deaths in the United States with 610,000 people dying every year according to the Center for Disease Control. A recent study reports that women younger than 55 accounted for 31% of hospitalizations for heart attacks in 2014. More >>

A new Clerk of Courts was sworn in for Putnam County Thursday afternoon.Kimberly Redman was sworn in at the Putnam County Courthouse. Redman was appointed after the elected Clerk of Courts, Teresa Lammers retired. She has been training with Lammers for the past year so that she would be prep… More >>

An 18 cents a gallon gas tax increase is what Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's administration wants to maintain roads and bridges and help with a shortfall in the spending. Ohio Department of Transportation director Jack Marchbanks appeared before the Ohio House Finance Committee Thursday to intr… More >>

There is a lot more to agriculture than farming, and some Putnam County students learned more about the careers that the industry has to offer. In celebration of Future Farmers of America week, Leipsic FFA hosted an Ag career day at the school Thursday. The goal of the event was to show stud… More >>

Governor Mike DeWine will announce later this week, his proposed recommendation for increasing the state's gas tax to deal with a chronic shortfall in spending on road construction. DeWine says there are no other solutions outside a gas tax increase while warning that any increase simply kee… More >>

Prices at the pump make a jump at the start of the week, as Ohio's average gas price sits at $2.23 a gallon. According to the survey done by GasBuddy.com, prices rose 5.8 cents in the past week, which is higher than the national average of three cents a gallon. More >>

The up-and-down temperatures we've seen lately have wreaked havoc on the roads, and ODOT was out filling as many potholes as possible. Since we are not quite out of the cold season, they're focusing on patching them with a temporary method to smooth out the road. More >>

As Americans begin to prepare their 2018 taxes, local CPAs say there are changes that may cause you to owe the IRS. One of the major changes this year is employees with work-related deductions can no longer itemize items, according to local CPAs. More >>

Popular sites like LinkedIn and Indeed are great resources for job seekers but not every potential employer has the best intentions. With websites like these scammers have access to not just your industry information but also your location and job title among other important details. They ca… More >>

Rivers in the area are reaching capacity after all this wet weather we have seen recently. The Blanchard River crested earlier this afternoon. While most of the flooding has happened in green spaces or farm land, some roads were closed due to flooding. More >>

Volunteers receive a big thank you for all of the work and time they put in being mentors to local youth. The Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Ohio recognized the mentors, benefactors, and volunteers who efforts make their organization a success during an appreciation dinner Thursday night.  More >>

In Ohio, there were fewer traffic fatalities and impaired driving fatalities in 2018 than in 2017, according to a recent report. The Ohio State Highway Patrol recently reported that in 2018 there were 108 fewer people killed on Ohio roads in 2018 than in 2017. More >>

100,000 pounds of food will be finding its way into area pantries thanks to a major donation. As part of their Critical Community Needs Grant, Dominion Energy has given $10,000 to the West Ohio Food Bank. That donation will provide 10,000 pounds of food into 10 counties. More >>

Saturday morning, people across the United States will be waiting to see if winter will hang around or if there will be an early spring. Saturday is Groundhog Day, a German tradition that has millions of people looking to a large rodent to forecast the weather. More >>

In an effort to help local residents save money on heating costs, one local power and energy company offers some conservation tips. One of the best ways to reduce heating cost is by checking your furnace, according to Dominion Energy Ohio.  More >>

These bitter temperatures outside can not only cause problems for us but our pets as well. Indoor pets that have to go outside to do their business are not acclimated to these subzero temperatures. So you if walk them or let them out the door, they should not be out for extended periods of times. More >>