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There were no new local deaths reported, but Allen County has 21 new cases, Hancock County went up 18 cases.  Auglaize County added 14 more cases and Mercer and Logan Counties have 7 new cases each.  Shelby County has 6 more cases, Putnam and Hardin Counties have 4 more each, Van Wert County… More >>

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Allen County is reporting 20 new cases, Hancock County has 18 more cases. Putnam County went up 8 cases, and Logan County increased 7 cases.   Auglaize and Hardin Counties have 5 more cases each, Van Wert County has 3 more, Mercer County added 2 more cases and Shelby and Paulding Counties ha… More >>

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This year, billions of cicadas will emerge from the ground in Ohio and trillions more around the United States. This particular group of cicadas known as "Brood X" have been burrowing underground for the past 17 years and will be popping up starting in May. While we experience an annual spec… More >>

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Putnam County returned to a Red Level 3 on the Ohio COVID health advisory system on Thursday, joining Hancock and Hardin Counties. In our area, Putnam County has one of the higher percentages of their population vaccinated. Which leaves the question, why are case numbers going up? The Putnam… More >>

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On Monday, the governor announced the state will have simplified health orders, and to do that he rescinded some old ones to put the new ones in place. The new orders focused on the specific areas of wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands, and being outside rather than inside for ev… More >>

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Van Wert County has 2 new deaths and Allen and Hancock counties are reporting 1 new death each. Allen County also has 17 new cases, Hancock County added 15 cases, Putnam County has 9 more cases and Mercer County added 7 new cases. Auglaize County increased 5 cases, Hardin and Shelby counties… More >>

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The Federal Aviation Administration awarded airports the relief money through the Airport Coronavirus Relief Program. Senator Rob Portman played a key role in negotiating the bipartisan relief package, and says the aviation industry’s recovery is critical to the nation’s economy. Most area a… More >>

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Allen County is reporting 35 new cases, Hancock County has added 32 cases.  Auglaize and Putnam Counties have 13 new cases each.  Shelby, Hardin, and Van Wert Counties have 4 new cases each. Mercer County went up 3 cases, Logan County has 2 more cases and Paulding County is not reporting any… More >>

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Hancock County has 39 more cases, Allen County is reporting 17 new cases.  Van Wert County has 7 new cases, Auglaize County has 6 more cases.  Hardin county went up five cases, Logan County added 4 cases, Mercer County has 3 more cases, Putnam County has more cases, Shelby has 1 more case on… More >>

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Following the death, the Ohio Senator has reintroduced the REACH Act, which is legislation to address hazing on college campuses. It would require hazing incidents to be reported as part of a college’s annual crime report, establish a definition of hazing, and require institutions to establi… More >>

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Shelby County has 1 new death.  Hancock county has 16 more cases.  Auglaize and Putnam Counties have 6 new cases each.  Allen and Logan Counties are reporting 5 new cases each.  Hardin County went up 4 new cases.   Mercer and Van Wert Counties have 3 new cases each.  Paulding has 1 new case … More >>

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Michigan is the new epicenter for the new surge of coronavirus cases, and some hospitals in the northern state are nearing capacity again. Their positivity rate is above 14% and they had over 10,000 new cases over Sunday and Monday. Compare that to Ohio, whose positivity rate is just over 4%… More >>

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The State of Ohio is letting people know what some of the highest in demand jobs are statewide.  From May 3rd through the 7th, Ohio will be holding a virtual In-Demand Jobs week which will spotlight some of the industries and careers that are most need of employees.   To help with that, the … More >>

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The state is looking to simplify previous health orders by consolidate them and focus them into four specific areas for spring and summer activities.  Those include the standards of wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, washing hand and being outside, rather than inside for events.  … More >>

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Hancock County has 43 new cases, and Allen county is reporting 18 more cases.  Putnam County has increased 15 cases and Auglaize County has six more.  Logan county is up five cases, Mercer and Shelby Counties have 3 new cases each.   Paulding County has 2 new cases and Hardin and Van Wert Co… More >>

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Liberty Township – On April 3, 2021, at approximately 3:56 A.M. troopers with the Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Putnam County Sheriff Deputies responded to a report of a single vehicle rollover crash on SR 109 just north of Road X.  More >>

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     There were no new deaths reported locally. But Hancock County has 17 more cases and Allen County is reporting 16 cases.   Putnam County is up 12 cases and Shelby County added 6 more.  Mercer, Hardin, and Logan Counties all have 4 more cases each, and Van Wert County has 2 more. Plus, Au… More >>

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Hancock County has 50 more cases Wednesday, Putnam County went up 10 cases, Allen and Logan counties are reporting 9 new cases each and Auglaize County added 7 cases. Shelby County has 5 new cases, Hardin and Paulding counties have 3 new cases each. Mercer County added 2 new cases and Van We… More >>

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Congressman Bob Latta, Ohio Auditor Keith Faber, and the current and past Ohio Republican party chairs were in attendance. Former two term Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker, serving as the keynote speaker for the evening. Walker is known for surviving a recall election in 2012, before winning… More >>

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Putnam County is just one of the health departments that Latta has visited recently, to see how working together has been helping communities out. Staff from the health department along with community partners and volunteers were there to talk about the planning that goes into managing the h… More >>

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Allen County is reporting three new deaths, and Hardin County has 1 more death. Hancock County went up 28 cases, Allen County has 19 more cases.  Putnam County has 9 more and Auglaize County has 6 more cases.  Logan County increased 5 cases, Shelby and Van Wert counties have 4 more cases eac… More >>

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Hancock County has 9 more cases, Hardin County added 6 more cases.  Allen, Putnam, Mercer, and Van Wert Counties all have 3 more cases.  Paulding County went up 2 case, Auglaize and Logan Counties have 1 more each and Shelby County is not reporting any new cases Monday.  More >>

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The improvements were made possible by a collaboration between Innovate Ohio and the BMV. The new website has an updated search function to make it easier to find what you need, a faster sign-in for the system, plus a feature that will let you check your driving record. The new website will … More >>

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Vice President Kamala Harris will be taking the lead on trying to fix the growing migrant crisis at the U.S. southern border.  The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency says in February there were 100,000 people who came to the border, and the Biden administration says border crossing co… More >>

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The state is seeing cases of the California, Brazilian, and the U.K. variants. The Center for Disease Control says there are around 180 cases of the U.K. variant in Ohio, which is up from 33 at the beginning of March. Health experts still say that strain could be the dominant strain in the s… More >>

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Allen County has 3 more deaths, Hardin and Paulding counties have 2 more each, and Putnam, Shelby and Hancock counties all added 1 new death.   Hancock County has 46 more cases, and Allen County has 42 cases over Thursday and Friday. Shelby County has 12 more cases, Hardin County has 10 more… More >>

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Thursday’s briefing is a day after the Ohio General Assembly voted to overturn his veto on Senate Bill 22, which gives them a say on health orders issued by the governor and health departments. Since it was overturned, the bill will become law in 90 days and could mean the end of the current… More >>

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The legislature issuing the first override of his term after a yearlong battle over how the state should respond during a health emergency. The Republican-controlled House and Senate voted today to reject DeWine's veto of Senate Bill 22. The decision allows lawmakers inputs on decisions by t… More >>

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Putnam County continues to have a high vaccination rate among their population. According to the Ohio Department of Health, Putnam County is in the top ten counties in the state when it comes to residents who have been vaccinated. More >>

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Over $40,000 is coming from the J.E. Belch Charitable Trust and was used to purchase 32 of the AED devices. These will replace old devices and add new ones to enforcement cruisers at the sheriff's office and to every police department in Putnam County. More >>

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Allen County is reporting 16 new cases, Hancock and Auglaize Counties went up 7 cases each and Putnam County added 6 more cases.  Hardin County has 4 new cases, Shelby County has 3 more cases, Mercer and Paulding Counties have 2 new cases each, Logan County has 1 new case and Van Wert County… More >>

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The annual statewide tornado drill was conducted on Wednesday, all part of severe weather awareness week in Ohio. As spring storms threaten, now is the time to prepare and have a plan. More >>

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Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff noted in the governor's press conference on Monday that Ohio is seeing more COVID variant cases. Currently there are 173, which is an uptick from the 32 variant cases that Ohio was seeing just two weeks ago. The doctor used those variant cases as an example of why Ohioan… More >>

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Snow from the winter months can have a lasting effect on your vehicle as it melts. Your vehicle's alignment and suspension could be affected, meaning it is highly advised once the snow melts that you get your vehicle checked. Your tires could also be affected by bad alignment. It is recommen… More >>