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Several Van Wert city residents received a rude awakening Thursday morning after a thunderstorm microburst developed in the area. “I woke up to a loud burst of wind,” said resident Tammy Miller, whose house was in the path of the microburst but did not sustain any damage. “It sounded almost … More >>

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On 5-14-2019 officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Marsh Ave, to investigate a Burglary complaint. Officers met with the complainant and found that a back patio door glass had been broken out at the vacant residence. It is suspected that a previous tenant at the residence caused the … More >>

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The month of May marks the 100th anniversary of the first successful flight across the Atlantic Ocean. This weekend one of the members of that flight, Walter Hinton was honored by his home county for his accomplishment. The Van Wert Country Regional Airport held a day-long celebration on Sat… More >>

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Those looking for a relaxing exercise experience had the purrfect opportunity to do so at the Van Wert County YMCA over the weekend. The Van Wert County Humane Society brought back Kitten Yoga for the second year. Around a dozen kittens were set free during yoga sessions and while having the… More >>

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People living in Delphos are also experiencing worse-than-normal flooding conditions, especially on the city's south side. The area has seen some flooding in the past, but last night's five inches of rain in the area proved too much for the creeks and lower roads. Several streets and bridges… More >>

Zachary Hickman, 23, Delphos, changed his plea to Guilty to Aggravated Trafficking Drugs. F3, Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F3, Illegal Conveyance of Controlled Substance into the Jail, F3. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for 6/18/19 @ 1:30 pm More >>

The 24th Annual DARE Golf Outing was another huge success this year thanks to all of the great support from the Van Wert Community. There were 27 teams that golfed this year and the winning team consisted of Will Sharpe, Evan Scarlett, Tim Hurst, and Colton Lautzenheiser. They shot a winning… More >>

At the beginning of the year, art students at Van Wert High School entered a contest with the hope of winning some money for the arts program at the school. It was the Vans Custom Culture contest, where pairs of Vans brand shoes were sent to the school and students were tasked with decoratin… More >>

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On 5-1-2019 an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. During the investigation of the traffic stop officers found the driver, 22 year old Jeremy Dunbar of Delphos, to be operating the vehicle on a suspended driver’s license. Dunbar was issued a citation for an FRA Suspensio… 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 >>

The Van Wert County Council on Aging celebrated its seniors going the extra mile for their community. The council held its annual Senior Day celebration where it recognized elderly clients who actively volunteer in ways that make the Van Wert a better place. While their Senior Stars are doin… 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 >>

On 4-18-2019 an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing the driver commit a traffic violation. During the traffic stop officers found that the driver, 32 year old Kiel Martin, of Lima, was operating the vehicle on a suspended driver’s license. Officers also fo… 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 >>

Plans to expand are underway for the Marsh Foundation in Van Wert. Trustees and directors for the foundation broke ground for the new 15,000-foot structure Monday afternoon. The new building will house a gymnasium, locker rooms, a dining area, and more. The need for more accessibility and gi… 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 >>

On Sunday community members gathered together to celebrate the retirement of a man who has impacted many lives in Van Wert County.Today the Van Wert County Foundation and the Van Wert Area Performing Arts Foundation hosted an open house for Paul Hoverman at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. More >>

Living to be 100 years old is an accomplishment for any person, but one Allen County woman has managed to meet that milestone and so much more. Vancrest of Delphos centenarian Charlene Redmond celebrated her 107th birthday with family and friends Thursday afternoon.  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 >>

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 >>

Michael Imler, 39, Ohio City, Endangering Children, M1, sentenced to: 2 years community service, 1 year intensive probation, 90 days jail suspended, $1,000 fine suspended, 30 days jail at later date, 50 hours community service, ordered to pay monthly probation fee, costs, and partial appoint… 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 >>

It was a soggy start to Easter weekend but for those stopping by the Delphos Public Library for a visit with the Easter bunny, the weather was not an issue. The library teamed up with Community Health Professionals (CHP) to give children a chance to have breakfast with the Easter bunny. 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 >>