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Unemployment numbers for West Central Ohio had little to no change from November to December. According to data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Allen, Auglaize, and Mercer counties remained the same in the last two months of 2019. Putnam and Hardin counties jumped… More >>

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Delphos organizations are asking the public for some financial help to complete the next phase of their corner lot project. The Canal Days committee, the Dephian Social Club and Chamber of Commerce have received around $85,000 of their $350,000 goal to build a building on their lot at the co… More >>

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2019 is a year that most farmers would like to forget, the same goes for insurance agents that handle crop insurance. But it’s a new year and Citizens National Bank and Williamson Insurance offered local farmers the chance to learn what 2020 could bring. With a rainy spring that lasted into … More >>

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A group from Delphos St. John's is traveling overnight to take part in the 47th annual March for Life in Washington D.C.The day is filled with speakers, including President Donald Trump, who will be the first sitting president to attend the march in person. Then the hundreds of thousands att… More >>

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The Trump administration announced plans last week to roll back on certain school lunch standards that were originally proposed by former first lady Michelle Obama back in 2010. The new standards would allow schools more flexibility on fruit and vegetable serving sizes. Jennifer Little, who … More >>

A Delphos man accused of setting a woman on fire took a plea deal this week in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. 38-year-old David Youngpeter pleaded guilty to aggravated arson and felonious assault. Another count of aggravated arson and a charge of attempted murder were dropped. Investiga… More >>

IT’S BACK AND BIGGER THAN EVER! BIG $ RICH with JOE DIFFIE, presented by Jim and Mary Pope, will take the stage at the Grandstand during the Van Wert County Fair on Saturday, September 5 at 7:30 PM. This VAN WERT LIVE event, powered by the Van Wert County Foundation, will be a memorable Labo… More >>

The Ohio Department of Transportation is going to install the first roundabout in Van Wert County to make a dangerous intersection safer. The District 1 office announced that they will be putting in a roundabout at the intersection of U.S. routes 127 and 224 at Marsh Road, which is just nort… More >>

It usually is someone that they know that forces them into doing unspeakable things and January has been designated as Human Trafficking Awareness Month to bring light to the issue. In 2019, the Day One Program at Crime Victim Services served 60 human trafficking survivors and 225 since 2012… More >>

In downtown Delphos, there are a few buildings on the west side of Main Street that have sat vacant for several years. They're located right next to a structure that was demolished by the Allen County Land Bank back in 2018. After citizens and city council members alike raised their concerns… More >>

What started as a small family turkey farm in 1938 has grown to the biggest in the state of Ohio and the 9th largest in the nation. Lima Rotarians hearing from Cooper Farms Chief Operating Officer Gary Cooper about how his family-owned and operated business has been so successful through the… More >>

We introduced you all to the Tech Cred Program in October. This bill establishes that program, as well as two more that legislators believe, will close a workforce gap. Gov. Mike DeWine officially signed House Bill 2 on Monday. It systematically organizes the Tech Cred Program, the Individua… More >>

Students at Jefferson High School in Delphos are getting a head start on their career paths with a new class. Jefferson Highschool implemented a new class that has freshman students create a 10 year academic, career, and life plan. This class is continued through sophomore, junior, and senio… More >>

Back in October, DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education celebrated over 350 schools in the country for receiving the Blue Ribbon Award. Delphos’ own Franklin Elementary being one of them. Now, Ohio State Superintendent, Paolo DeMaria, is visiting that honorable school. At Franklin Elemen… More >>

The Ohio Auditor’s Office found around $40 million worth of potential savings for ODOT, and they are not done yet. The Ohio General Assembly asked the Auditor’s office to do a performance audit on the Ohio Department of Transportation when the state raised the gas tax to pay for future road … More >>

A Van Wert man is facing multiple charges involving allegations he had a sexual relationship with a minor. 19-year-old Tristan Robert Wehner is facing four charges after an investigation by the Van Wert Police Department into a report of sexual misconduct. The prosecutor's office has charged… More >>

Press Release from the Delphos Police Department: On 1-3-2020 officers were dispatched to the 100 block of N. Main St, in reference to a female at the residence threatening to harm herself. Officers arrived and located the female, determining that she would need to be transported for a menta… More >>

Press Release from Convoy Fire & EMS: On Saturday, Feb. 1st , 2020 the Convoy Fire and EMS Dept. will be having their 41st  Annual Pancake and Sausage Day. Serving will be from 6 AM to 2 PM at the Community Building at Edgewood Park in Convoy. Tickets will be $6.00 for adults and $3.00 f… More >>

We've been fortunate as of late, but being prepared for inclement weather is something that should be on your mind at the start of the new year. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says prepare before inclement weather and drive carefully when it hits. Last winter there were over 15,000 crashes in… More >>

The American Red Cross is currently in need of O blood and encouraging people everywhere to donate. Right now the American Red Cross has less than a three-day supply. They are 550 donors away from having their full five-day supply. Although they are specifically looking for O positive and ne… More >>

In court to sign some documents was a Delphos man suspected of critically harming a child. Anthony Denoyer was back in court to sign a time waiver and waive his right to a speedy trial. Attorneys noted they need more time to prepare in his two cases and his speedy trial time would expire at … More >>

In case you haven't seen it circling social media, there's something you should be doing with official documents this year to avoid any fraud. The Better Business Bureau is advising a particular practice for any legal documents such as checks, income taxes and more. While writing out the dat… More >>

Longtime magistrate of Van Wert clocked in one final time for his last day on Friday. Magistrate Joseph Quatman retired after serving for Van Wert for 19 years. A party was held for him in the courtroom with friends and colleagues there to say goodbye. Quatman says he's ready to turn the rei… More >>

From teacher to city council member, and finally mayor. Ken Markward is ready to replace Mazur as mayor of Van Wert. Mayor Ken Markward spent his first couple of days in the office getting to know the ins and outs of his new duties. One of the major issues coming up is whether or not Van Wer… More >>

Sad news to report as Vince Koza passed away at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus early Friday morning.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Holly, Brittany and Sarah for their loss.   More >>

A new year also means new laws in place, and the age to buy cigarettes or vaping products will be 21 across the United States. The President signed the law to raise the federal minimum age from 18 to 21 years old just before Christmas. The state of Ohio raised the minimum age to 21 back in O… More >>

Allen County judge now weighs in on the conversation about reducing some drug sentences to misdemeanors.Judge Jeffrey Reed spoke to your Hometown Stations about Senate Bill 3, which would reform sentencing laws for certain drug convictions. With the current legislation, reed says he finds mu… More >>

2020 means a pay increase for people making minimum wage in the State of Ohio. People will now make $8.70 an hour, and tipped employee's hourly rate increased 5 cents to $4.35 an hour. The increase was part of a change to the Ohio Constitution that voters approved in 2006. For Ohio businesse… More >>

As you bring in the new year you want to keep in mind safety during your celebration.Just like every new year, law enforcement are cautioning people not to fire their guns into the air. It's a great safety concern. According to the Associated Press, an Ohio boy was struck by a random gun sho… More >>

To reach the national championship the Ohio State Buckeyes will have to go through their fourth straight ranked opponent. #2 Ohio State take on #3 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday. Both teams coming in undefeated as their respective conference champions.The Buckeyes have never beaten C… More >>

It didn’t matter if you were related or not,, everyone was family at the annual Rockford “Together on Christmas” Dinner.This is the 15th year that the Rockford United Methodist Church has put on the meal. Volunteers from other churches and the community pitched in to help serve the over 700 … More >>

Distracted driving remains an issue and has prompted that to be a focus of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.Governor Mike DeWine has challenged drivers to drive without distractions. AAA is expecting record amounts of people to travel through the first of the new year. Highway patrol says it's … More >>

Ohio's Bureau of Motor Vehicles plans to begin a vehicle safety recall notification program using the state's vehicle registration renewal process. The bureau says customers will begin receiving open recall notifications beginning in January 2020. The vehicle safety recall information will b… More >>

You could be dreaming of a white Christmas, but the chances of getting one are small and we are not just talking about this year. According to the National Weather Service in Northern Indiana which covers most of West Central Ohio, since 1901 there is a 37% chance of seeing an inch or more o… More >>

With just a few hours away from Christmas, people were still out on Christmas Eve trying to make sure they complete their Christmas lists. For Rebecca Larimore and Carmen Ramirez shopping on Christmas Eve isn't a norm. But this year was a little different. More >>

We introduced you all to Senate Bill 3 back in March and there have been several discussions in Columbus since then. But it’s looking like talks about this bill will have to continue into 2020. Senate Bill 3 hopes to reform how drug offenders are sentenced in Ohio. The bi-partisan bill would… More >>

Governor Mike DeWine says it's time that distracted driving be reason enough to pull someone over. The governor said it's also time for a cultural recognition that texting or calling while driving is as dangerous as drunk driving. Distracted driving includes texting, making calls, or surfing… More >>

The Middle Point Fire Department was called out to  12203 of Converse Roselm Road around 2:30 Thursday morning for a house fire. The people who lived there smelled smoke and got out of the house safely. Firefighters say the second story was fully engulfed when they arrived. The Delphos, Spen… More >>

The Delphos St. John's 8th-grade basketball team had a game Wednesday afternoon, but who they played against wasn't one of the usual opponents they see during the season. The team played against a few seminarians from Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Cincinnati, as well as a few of the priests f… More >>