The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says the inmate that walked off during a work release order is back behind bars.    48 year old David Cole was back in custody early Sunday morning and is currently in the Putnam County Jail awaiting a court appearance.   The Sherriff’s office has been look… More >>

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An Ottawa veteran’s organization celebrates a century of service.The Kerner-Slusser American Legion Post 96 will officially turn one hundred tomorrow, which is only a few months after the national organization turned one hundred too.  The legion has a history of giving back by supporting var… 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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When three students at Ottawa-Glandorf School starting battling cancer, the rest of the students decided that “Titans Fight Together”. Three students from Glandorf and Ottawa Elementary Schools are currently going through cancer treatments. Their schoolmates wanted to help them and their fam… 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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The Putnam County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a man that walked away from his work release on Tuesday. The sheriff's office says that David Cole did not report back to the Putnam County Adult Detention Center after his shift at Raw Steel in Leipsic. Cole is 6' … More >>

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Discussion on getting teachers new contracts at Ottawa and Glandorf schools is still ongoing after a meeting Tuesday night. According to Superintendent Don Horstman, the school board and the Ottawa-Glandorf Classroom Teachers Association met with a federal moderator for over 6 hours to come … 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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There are lots of activities that people look forward to once the air gets cooler and the leaves change color, that's everything from apple picking to finding the perfect pumpkin for the porch. One place that has been inviting folks in to enjoy those fall things is Suter Produce, just outsid… 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 >>

Who doesn’t love a parade, and village of Kalida takes pride in putting on the biggest parade in Northwest Ohio for their Pioneer Days. It took over one and a half hours to get around 350 units through the village for 2019 edition of the parade.  Bands, businesses and first responders from a… 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 >>

Putnam County is changing the way their recycling is sorted. The county has decided to move their recycling center just a few steps behind the existing one. Vincent Schroeder, a Putnam County Commissioner, says this is an effort to become more cost-efficient by cutting down on the labor need… More >>

Restoration efforts on the Putnam County Courthouse are ahead of schedule. Putnam County commissioners say work is going well on the 106-year-old building. The bulk of the work right now is washing the outside of the building and filling in the joints where it's needed. Once that's complete,… 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 >>

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 person is in custody in Putnam County after a pursuit by authorities early Saturday morning. According to the Ottawa Police Department, just after midnight, a tractor trailer was travelling on North Perry Street in Ottawa and failed to obey traffic laws. More >>

A three-car crash in Ottawa sends one person to the hospital. The crash happened just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of State Route 65 and Williamstown Road. Ottawa police say the man driving the Lincoln was turning from Williamstown Road onto 65 when he pulled into t… 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 >>

Fort Fest is making a little history this year, as they will have four traveling memorials to honor the servicemen and women who fought for our country. The festival started back in 2012 for the bicentennial celebration of Fort Jennings and has continued ever since honoring those in the arme… 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 >>

A Putnam County mother will be serving seven years in jail for the death of her 2-year-old son. 26-year-old Jessica McClure was sentenced after pleading guilty in July to one count of involuntary manslaughter charge and three counts of endangering children. McClure said during her plea heari… More >>