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The first event starts on Saturday night at Indian Lake for the "Light Up The Lake Spectacular" happening between Russells Point and Lakeview. This is one of the largest fireworks shows in the region. Pyrotecnico was hired to put on the show as fireworks will be synchronized to the music. Th… More >>

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The Ohio Job and Family Services released the unemployment numbers for May 2022. Allen County had the biggest drop from 3.6% in April to 3.4% in May. Auglaize and Hancock Counties are the only rates to go up in May. Mercer County is tied for the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 2.1%.… More >>

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This year, above-average temperatures are expected through most of the week. But vendors have some ways that you can cool off. At Lugibihl's homemade ice cream, besides a scoop of their best, they also have root beer and Big Red floats. The Ohio State Extension Mobile Lab will be offering fr… More >>

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The commissioners are using American Rescue Plan dollars to do two building projects on the fairgrounds, the first is a rehab of the grandstand. They want to preserve the rustic look of the historic structure but update it so it will last for another 50 + years. Then in 2023, they are lookin… More >>

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It can’t be said enough, “know the law,” because it is now the gun owner’s responsibility to decide if they are qualified to carry a weapon. The Lima Police department wants to uphold people's constitutional right to bear arms and doesn’t want to see people get in trouble because they didn’t… More >>

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The Putnam County Office of Public Safety opened two cooling stations for residents at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ottawa and Kalida Church in Kalida to beat the heat from 3 to 9 pm on Tuesday. With an Excessive Heat Warning in effect across the region with many residents without powe… More >>

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The elderly and children are the most vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, and it's mainly because of two reasons, they don't drink enough liquids and they do not get out of the heat when they feel hot. You could be suffering from heat exhaustion if you feel tired or have cramps in your leg… More >>

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 Are you looking for something to do with your dad for Father’s Day, how about grabbing your fishing pole and heading out one of the public waterways in the state?   June 18th and 19th has been set as a free fishing weekend in Ohio.   Which means that residents 16-years-old and older do not … More >>

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The Pandora-based bank will be building their newest branch off of Eastown Road between Menards and Lock 16. This will be their sixth full-service branch, but the first in the Lima area. First National Bank has been around for over 100 years helping residents with their small business and pe… More >>

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The new law says the Ohio school safety center requires at least 24 hours of training for educators and eight hours of requalification training each year after. School districts can require more hours of training for their employees if they want. DeWine says now that this is a law, it is not… More >>

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Eligible Ohioans are able to carry without training, a license, and background check under this new law. However, it does not mean that just anyone can carry a gun. You still must be at least 21 years of age and be a qualifying adult, meaning you cannot have a criminal record. More >>

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A Lima man and a Columbus Grove woman were transported to the hospital after a single-vehicle crash in Putnam County. The Ohio State Highway Patrol states that on Sunday at approximately 4:21 p.m., they responded to a single-vehicle crash on SR-15 near County Road 19A in Monroe Township. Dav… More >>

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The Buckeye State has six cities that are listed in the top 25 for a number of postal employees getting bit by dogs in 2021, Cleveland is number one with 58 attacks. The post office suggests that people keep their dogs inside or behind a fence when a mail carrier comes. Dog owners also could… More >>

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Places like the Columbus Grove pool had a great opening day on Monday, thanks to the mercury reaching the high 80 degrees mark. Around 250 people came out on Memorial Day and more families stopped out Tuesday to enjoy the water. Employees say the historic location is a great place to keep your cool. More >>

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39.2 million people will travel for this long weekend. Despite the average price for a gallon of gas coming in at roughly $4.60 cents a gallon, 88-percent of those are expected to go by car. That means troopers are going to be on the lookout for traffic offenses that could put lives in dange… More >>

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AAA is projecting that 39.2 million Americans will be traveling more than 50 miles from home for the Memorial Day holiday, which is up nearly 9% from last year and around the same amount of people that hit the road in 2017. Of that amount, one and a half million will be Ohioans and the trave… More >>

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The fire started in a detached garage at a home at 17 E. Center St in Leipsic. The owner came home and saw evidence of the fire after it self-extinguished. Investigators from the fire marshal's office say the fire was intentionally set and they are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for any i… More >>

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Around Allen County, roughly half of the corn has been planted and closer to 40% of soybeans are in the ground. In a normal season, planting would be nearly completed. A wet and cold April kept farmers out of the fields, and despite ideal soil temperatures this month, the frequent rain is ke… More >>

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Local airports are getting federal funding to make some improvements. The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded grants to six airports in Northwest Ohio totaling more than $4.6 million. The Allen County Regional Airport got $141,660 to replace a piece of equipment to help airplanes on … More >>

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A bill that will help new and retired farmers will soon go into effect after being signed by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. Ohio Representative Susan Manchester says that the "Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Bill" will create a credit for retiring farmers who sell or rent their lands and resources t… More >>

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Lima Memorial Health System and Bryan Gray Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery say that melanoma is the most common tell-tale sign of skin cancer. Melanoma is when an unusual growth or change occurs in an existing mole. Family history is also a big factor when it comes to the risk of skin cancer. More >>

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Mercer and Auglaize counties are in the bottom five for the lowest unemployment rate in the state in March. Hardin County fell nearly 1%. Logan, Van Wert, and Paulding counties dropped a 0.5%. The state went from 4.8% in February to 3.8% in March. More >>