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Michael Zacharias was indicted on three counts of Sex Trafficking of a Minor and seven counts of Adult Trafficking of an Adult. The indictment says there were two victims the priest met while he was in the seminary, both minors at a Catholic school in Toledo. The alleged incidents started in… More >>

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Keith Faber says he was surprised that no one had a national standard for pandemic data. He is now working with others on a collective utilization of pandemic numbers. He says the public needs to have confidence in the data being used to make public policy concerning the pandemic and hopes b… More >>

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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and former Ohio Governor Bob Taft (R) got together to record a public service announcement on absentee voting and recruiting poll workers. Voters still have the option of in-person voting on or before election day. However, the former Secretaries of State ur… More >>

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The Ohio State Buckeyes will be welcoming the Nebraska Cornhuskers to the Horseshoe on Saturday. Things are going to look a little different. No fans in the stands, just family. No live performance of “The Best Damn Band in the Land”, they have pre-taped their show and no tailgating outside … More >>

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Allen and Hardin went red for a few weeks this past summer. With the latest health advisory map, Governor Mike DeWine says that 74% of Ohio's population is in a red county. DeWine invited former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to share his story of being in the ICU with COVID-19. Christie… More >>

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As for statewide numbers, Ohio has hit another record for new daily cases, at 2,425. The state also has added 12 new deaths. 159 people have been hospitalized and 25 patients were admitted to the ICU. The Ohio Department of Health says there are 155,000 people that are presumed recovered fro… More >>

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"This is a particularly a challenging year. Because the holiday season tends to see a decline in donations regular flu season see a decline in donations and we're also dealing with issues because of the pandemic. We have fewer places that we are able to host a blood drive,” says Rodney Wilso… More >>

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As for statewide numbers, Ohio broke another daily record for new cases with 2,366 and there were 66 new deaths today. 135 people were admitted to the hospital and 35 patients were placed in the ICU. The Ohio Department of Health says there have been 154,000 people presumed recovered from th… More >>

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Governor Mike DeWine says that the new daily hospitalizations for the state has hit an all-time high with 216, which is 50 patients more than the previous high. As for the counties with the highest per capita for the last two weeks, Putnam, Auglaize, Mercer, and Allen Counties hold four of t… More >>

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For statewide numbers, there were 8 new deaths and 2,015 new cases. Tuesday was a record number of hospitalizations with 216 and 36 patients were admitted to the ICU. The Ohio Department of Health says there have been 152,460 people recovered from the coronavirus. More >>

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It is a record you don't want to break, but Ohio appears to be on pace to have the worst month of COVID cases since the pandemic began. Governor Mike DeWine announces that 29 counties or 65 percent of Ohio’s population is living in a red county and 52 counties are listed as high incidents.  … More >>

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When you think about natural disasters hitting Ohio, you may think about floods, tornadoes and even the occasional blizzard, but how many would think about earthquakes. But it happens, a magnitude 4 earthquake hit northeast of Cleveland in the Summer of 2019. Thursday was International Shake… More >>

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The Secretary of State's Office says with 20 days until the election, the early voting numbers for the first week have tripled over the last presidential election in 2016. 193,000 people cast their votes in the first week of early voting in 2020 compared to 64,000 four years ago. The number … More >>

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Tuesday was the first day of hybrid learning at Delphos Jefferson High School after students tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Delphos Jefferson principal Chad Brinkman announced on the school's Facebook page that three students tested positive and around 43 students were placed in qua… More >>

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During Tuesday's briefing, Governor Mike DeWine said 51 of Ohio’s 88 counties are considered high incidence, and Putnam and Mercer County are two of a handful of counties that are three times level of what the Center for Disease Control considers high incidence. Ohio has also gotten their fi… More >>

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Gov. Mike DeWine hinted to Your Hometown Stations that a decision is "coming shortly" on alcohol sales after 10 p.m. He recently met with the Ohio Restaurant Association.The statewide ban on alcohol sales after 10 p.m has been in place since late July. It was put in place to slow the transmi… More >>

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As talks continue in Washington D.C. for another round of COVID-19 relief funding, one local congressman is fighting to get some money released that was already approved during the last stimulus package.Congressman Bob Latta has joined others in signing a petition to force a vote to extend t… More >>

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This year especially, people have been focusing on their mental health because of the effects that the pandemic has had on our lives. The World Health Organization has made it their goal this year to spread awareness and increase the funding on all levels for mental health.  More >>

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We are in the midst of harvesting season in Ohio, and farmers are getting crops ready for export. Under Secretary Ted McKinney focuses on trade and foreign affairs within the USDA. He discussed the United States' status of trade relations with other countries. One major connection is China. … More >>

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DeWine reported that there are 18 counties that have hit the red level 3, which is the highest number of counties since July 23rd, and 58 counties are in orange level 2. Which means 96% of the state's population is living in either one of those two levels. Most of the counties in our viewing… More >>

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Trey Jones of Spencerville, has been indicted and pleaded not guilty to charges of reckless homicide with firearm and forfeiture specifications, using weapons while intoxicated, and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle. Police were looking into the death of George McLaurine Jr. in… More >>

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Jesse Miller has been indicted on charges of improperly discharging a weapon into a home, improper handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and tampering with evidence. Court documents state between Aug. 28 and 29, Miller had a gun accessible to him in his vehicle and allegedly shot into the ho… More >>

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Dr. Paul Lawrence, Under Secretary for Benefits at the Department of Veterans Affairs, is hosting a live telephone event for Ohio veterans to directly assist them with benefits, inform of new programs and answer questions. New programs include Blue Water Navy benefits that took effect earlie… More >>

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Officials are hoping voters will take advantage of early voting opportunities between now and election day. Secretary of State Frank LaRose urging those voting by mail not to wait until the final days, risking their ballots arriving on time if the postal service is running behind. Plus, LaRo… More >>

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Jesse Miller, 30, Convoy, appeared for an initial appearance on charges of Improperly Discharging a Firearm into a Habitation, F2, with a 3 year Firearm Specification, Tampering with Evidence, F3, and Improperly Handling Firearms in a Motor Vehicle, F4, with a 3 year Firearm Specification. B… More >>

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The governor showed a variety of charts during the briefing, including age range of people contracting the virus and where hospitalizations are happening around the state. With these charts, DeWine noted a change in where many of these patients are being sent to the hospital - less in some o… More >>

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Donate Life Ohio is raising awareness on organ donations and is offering people a chance to register to be an organ donor online. Those with Donate Life say their upcoming "Don't Wait, Save 8" drive was put together partially because of BMV locations closing earlier this year due to the pandemic. More >>

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From the outside it looks like a castle but really, it's just the first ever county library to exist right in Van Wert. Twice a year Brumback Library likes to pull out books from the basement and hold a sale for the community. Books, DVDs, paperbacks, and a variety of other library finds wer… More >>

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The President was tested after senior advisor Hope Hicks tested positive for COVID-19. Congressman Jim Jordan is one of the people that were on Air Force One this week with the President and Hicks when they traveled to Cleveland for the first presidential debate, he got tested this morning a… More >>

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During his Tuesday briefing, DeWine says he understands how much the ban has hurt bars and restaurants.  The order to regulate how long alcohol was sold was put in place in July as a way to help slow the spread of the coronavirus by limiting late night socializing.   Several big city mayors … More >>