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A man was injured in a car accident northwest of Belmore Saturday afternoon. According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, a vehicle was traveling northbound on Road 2 when, around 3:45 pm, it drifted off the road, just south of Road A. The driver overcorrected the vehicle, causing it to … 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 >>

A Putnam County church is making their belief in the right to life clear by setting it in stone. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ottoville dedicated their new Respect for Life anti-abortion memorial on the south side of their property. The church hopes that people visiting the memor… More >>

The four community banks of Putnam County are making it possible for young people to explore an interest in law enforcement careers. The First National Bank of Pandora and the Union Bank Company, along with Fort Jennings State Bank and the Ottoville Bank Company donated $1,500 to revive the … More >>

The Big Green raising some big bucks in the fight against cancer. The Ottoville School held its 14th annual Relay for Life Day, with the theme “Rock out to knock out cancer”. Besides taking a lap in honor of the cancer survivors, the students participated in a variety of activities including… 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 >>

Putting yourself in different situations is a good way to get ready for anything that may come up in life, and that's exactly what 7th and 8th graders did for Ottawa Elementary's first ever Amazing Shake Contest. Students spent a minute at 15 different stations where they had to think on the… More >>

LIMA, Ohio (May 6, 2019) – Groups of students in Putnam and Hancock counties have been awarded top honors this year in the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1’s annual Paint the Plow contest. Miller City High School was voted the overall ODOT choice winner in this year’s Pain… More >>

Operation Round Up helps fund native prairie garden, fire truck equipment, a speaker series, a cancer survivors’ dinner, home repairs, and more. Small coins make a big difference when Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative members join together to fund change in their communities. More than $1… 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 >>

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 >>

A new round of volunteers has stepped up for a Crime Victim Services program. 11 new members were sworn in as volunteers to be Court Appointed Special Advocates for children of Allen and Putnam Counties. This was the 20th class to be sworn in, in the programs history. It brings the total of … More >>

Each and every day law enforcement officers put their life on the line. On Tuesday, officers from across the region were recognized for their efforts in making sure drivers are safe. The Allen, Hardin and Putnam County Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter hosted the Top Cop Award banquet to… 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 >>

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 >>

With all of the rain that has been coming down over the past few weeks, farmers are adjusting to the excess water that is in their fields. Steve Liebrecht says that the rain has been a little bit of a problem, but it is still early in the season and still cold outside, so the wet weather has… 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 >>

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 >>

The State Fire Marshal's Office is asking for the public's help to determine who started a fire at the Cloverdale Town Hall. According to the State Fire Marshal's Office, the fire happened around 4:20 a.m. Sunday. The fire was called in by a newspaper delivery person. It took firefighters fr… 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 >>