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Frostbite can occur in dogs within 15 minutes at below freezing temperatures, and is recommended when temperatures are cold to bring dogs inside or in a garage if possible to avoid the wind chill. While the dog warden said they have received an increased volume in calls about dogs being out … More >>

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Allen County has the highest unemployment percentage in our area with 3.4%, but that fell from 3.5% in November. Putnam County was the only one to see an increase last month, jumping from 2.1% to 2.4%. Mercer County had the second-lowest unemployment rate in the state with 2.1%. More >>

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Ryan visited Henry’s Restaurant in Ottawa to voice his message to potential voters and share his vision on why he should be the Democratic representative to vie for the Senate seat when Rob Portman retires. He spoke about what he is currently working on in the House of Representatives, and h… More >>

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Chip maker Intel said it will invest $20 billion to build a new factory in Ohio, an attempt to help alleviate a global shortage of chips powering everything from phones to cars to home appliances while also signaling the giant company's commitment to manufacturing crucial technology products… More >>

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Slippery, icy roads caused many different crashes around the region today, including many spinouts and spinoffs on Interstate 75. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, they have received many reports of people crashing due to the weather conditions through the morning and afternoon. More >>

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Last week, the Ohio Supreme Court rejected the state Senate and House maps, saying the recently drawn maps were unconstitutional under the state's anti-gerrymandering rules. The supreme court orders say the seven-member commission has until the end of day on January 24th to redraw the maps. … More >>

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Getting a surprise bill in the mail from an out of network medical provider could be a thing of the past with a new law that took effect this year.  Senator Sherrod Brown’s “No Surprises Act” took effect on January 1st.   The new law bans most forms of surprise billing from emergency situati… More >>

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JD Vance is a Republican candidate for the senate seat and appeared at Well Grounded Cafe, where he shared his views on issues that he would like to see addressed in Washington. Vance stated that it is important for him to connect with residents in order to learn more about him as well as he… More >>

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Jordan published his letter to the committee on his Twitter account saying that he has no relevant information for the committee about pro-Trump supporters raiding the capital a year ago, when lawmakers were certifying the November 2020 presidential election results. We asked the 4th distric… More >>

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A Putnam County man facing a rape charge agrees to a plea deal.  27-year-old Zachery Lambert pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of sexual battery.  With the plea deal, the severity of the charge dropped from a felony one to a felony three.   Lambert says that he and the adult female victim w… More >>

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Ohio businessman Bernie Moreno is one of about 10 republican candidates who have announced running for Sen. Rob Portman’s seat.   Moreno says he is living the American dream, his family came to the United States legally from Columbia when he was a small boy.  He became a U.S. citizen and bui… More >>

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During a press conference on Friday, the Department of Health says new coronavirus cases have jumped 247% in the last two weeks. There are just over 6,500 people hospitalized with COVID and 1,300 of them are in intensive care. The Director of the Ohio Department of Health calls what the stat… More >>

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The investment banker who threw his hat in the ring for the US Senate seat that Rob Portman currently holds is going around every county in the state to speak with voters in anticipation for the upcoming primary in 2022. He spoke to voters about his upbringing, and how he is a successful bus… More >>

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As the temperatures begin to feel like they're close to single digits, it's important to keep your health in mind. That comes from physicians at Mercy Health St. Rita's, who say that cold temperatures and low wind chills can lead to issues like hypothermia and frostbite if you spend too much… More >>

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The Powerball jackpot of $630 million will be drawn Wednesday night. Ohio lottery players have until 10 p.m. to purchase a ticket for the upcoming drawing. This is the seventh highest Powerball jackpot in U.S. lottery history. In history, there have been three winners of the jackpot prize he… More >>

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The group met to kick off the new year and get thing rolling. The Mayor gave his annual address where he talked about the major accomplishments that have been made in the community. One of those accomplishments was the water diversion project, which is located between two sections of the Bla… More >>

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The Highway Patrol says that there were 10 deaths on Ohio's roadways over the holiday weekend. They say that a failure to wear a seatbelt and OVIs were the cause of seven of those fatalities while the others were pedestrians. More >>

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The hourly wage for non-tipped employees went from $8.80 to $9.30 as of January 1st. Workers who get tips will jump from $4.40 cents an hour to $4.65. The Ohio minimum wage is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 cents an hour. Many companies around the state have raised their wages… More >>

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We are just a little more than five months away from what could be a highly contested primary election for Ohio Governor. There have already been a few candidates from both parties throwing their hats in the ring for the May 3rd Primary. On the Democratic side, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Ci… More >>

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There is one gift that you can give that doesn't cost a thing and could mean the world to people you don't even know. Of course, we are talking about the gift of life through a blood donation.   The American Red Cross says the national blood supply has dipped to concerning levels and could f… More >>

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So, you may have been very good this year and gotten the new PS5 or 52-inch television, but don't let the grinch steal your Christmas. Law enforcement says the best way to avoid thieves from check out your home, is not to advertise the gifts that you got by leaving the boxes they came in out… More >>

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The legislation approved December 10th mandates that sports betting be available by January 1, 2023. It's expected to take months for the casino control commission to formulate rules and regulations. Operators will pay a 10% tax on their net revenue to the state to help fund K to 12 educatio… More >>

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150 of the guard members have medical training and will be helping with the influx of COVID patients that hospitals, especially in the Northeastern part of the state are seeing. The other 900 will be doing helping hospitals and patients in other ways like transportation and food prep. The gu… More >>

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15 officers were recognized, but because of the pandemic Lima Police officer Justin Wireman represented them all at the ceremony.  He says he works with a lot of awesome officers at LPD and around the area that help watch the streets while he is conducted an investigation into operating a ve… More >>

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The last 22 months have been tough for the nation and for Ohio, as we continue to deal with the pandemic and the fallout from it. We sat down with Governor Mike DeWine to discuss this past year and the challenges the Buckeye State faced. DeWine says Ohio is ready to take off, and the next fe… More >>

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The health commissioners of Allen, Auglaize, and Putnam Counties echoed seeing a downtick in numbers from the Thanksgiving holiday, but they believe some of that downward trend may be from people testing at home and not necessarily reporting positive cases to their local health department. S… More >>

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According to Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers from the Lima Post, just after 4 pm on Saturday, 17-year-old Tonna Gossard of Columbus Grove was on State Route 12 near County Road 4 when she went off the left side of the road. She then over corrected and went off the right side of the road, … More >>

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Veterans at the Meadows of Ottawa senior living center received Christmas gifts from the VFW Post 9142. Each veteran received a lumbar pillow for them to use. The Meadows at Ottawa was just one of five stops in Putnam County the VFW makes, and they have been thanking veterans with a Christma… More >>