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Governor Mike DeWine said he will not require anyone to be vaccinated, but he is pushing students, both athletes and not, to get vaccinated so they can enjoy the entire season of their sports and the entire school year. According to Ohio's vaccine dashboard, 12% of kids under 19 years old ha… More >>

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It is free to fish this Saturday and Sunday at all public waterways in the state including Lake Erie and the Ohio River. This is the only weekend all year that doesn’t require a fishing license and just happens to land on Father’s Day weekend. It is required the rest of the year that anyone … More >>

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With Thursday's announcement, the state regulations regarding visitation to nursing homes and assisted living facilities are also lifted beginning June 18th. You will no longer need to schedule visits. It will no longer be a state requirement nor will be a state requirement that you can only… More >>

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Wednesday evening was the fourth drawing of the Vax-A-Million giveaway, a public outreach campaign meant to incentivize people to get out and get the COVID vaccine. The winner of a million dollars was Suzanne Ward of Findlay. The winner of a full ride 4-year scholarship to an Ohio public uni… More >>

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Matt Huffman is the Republican president of the Ohio Senate. He says some people are taking advantage of the program and the goal of the asset test is to be sure benefits are reaching recipients who need them. Kelsey Bergfeld is director of Advocates for Ohio's Future at the Center for Commu… More >>

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You may have seen those quizzes or surveys on social media that ask you to answer questions about your past, but the Better Business Bureau says that those quizzes could spell trouble for you. More >>

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COLUMBUS – Millions of Ohioans have already entered the Ohio Vax-a-Million drawings for their chance to win $1 million or a college scholarship. The deadline to be entered for the fourth of five weekly drawings is this Sunday, June 13, at 11:59 p.m. The winners will be announced on Wednesday… More >>

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The recent cyberattacks on the oil pipeline and the meat packing industry has U.S. Senators looking for better ways to protect American businesses and interests. Senator Rob Portman wants to see not only the United States defending themselves better from cyberattacks, but also go on the offe… More >>

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The Delta variant was first seen in India in late 2020. It is considered to be more contagious than the original strain, but it is not any more severe. According to the Center for Disease Control, the new variant makes up about 6% of the infections in the United States, one month ago that nu… More >>

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The proposal includes money for not only infrastructure improvements, but also research and development, improvements for education and federal facilitates, plus money for manufacturers and small businesses.   The price tag is around $1.7 trillion and if passes would be distributed over 10 y… More >>

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The proposed house bill would block employers from mandating vaccinations and allow any Ohioans to skip vaccinations if they declare they don't want the shot. Plus, it would repeal requirements for college students to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B and Meningitis before they live in a dor… More >>

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A Senate report looking deeper into the January 6th riots at the Capitol has been released by a bipartisan group that includes Ohio Senator Rob Portman. Their discoveries included the lack of planning and protection for Capitol police and other law enforcement, and also federal intelligence … More >>

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Delphos City Council members voted to approve sending the 2022 budget to the county on its third reading. The ordinance is needed by July of every year, which details what the city’s estimated resources for the upcoming year are. For the upcoming year, the city will submit a budget that is c… More >>

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Ohio National Guard Major General John Harris has recently announced that he has directed the end to all missions at all food banks across the state of Ohio. National Guard members have been working alongside members at the West Ohio Food Bank since March of 2020 throughout the pandemic and … More >>

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DeWine talked about the vaccine rate in Ohio. 50% of adults 18 years old and older have gotten at least their first dose of the vaccine. But he says he would like to see more Ohioans in the 18 to 49 age group to get their shots, which will help continue to get the state back to normal.  More >>

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Wednesday evening was the second drawing of the Vax-A-Million giveaway, a public outreach campaign meant to incentivize people to get out and get the COVID vaccine. The winner of a million dollars was Jonathan Carlyle from Toledo. The winner of a full ride 4-year scholarship to an Ohio publi… More >>

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Wednesday evening the Ohio Kiwanis Club of Delphos hosted a club meeting, in which they presented a certificate and pins to Dolores Cron, widow of the late Mauri Cron, who was inducted into the Ohio District Kiwanis Hall of Fame. Mauri Cron was the Mayor of Coldwater for 20 years, the Ohio D… More >>

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On the day that health orders across the state were dropped, shoppers could be seen without a mask on at one of the local Chief Supermarkets. The store joins many around Ohio that are allowing shoppers the chance to go maskless, as the COVID health orders are being rescinded.  More >>

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With many Ohio health orders being effectively lifted Tuesday, June 2nd, this will be the last day we report COVID numbers. If numbers spike in the future, we will continue our coverage on them. Further updates can be found on coronavirus.ohio.gov. Here are the local and state COVID-19 numbe… More >>

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After nearly a year of the mask mandate and other COVID health orders, the state of Ohio has reached the point where those orders will be lifted. That means for many places and events here in the state, people will be able to enter without needing to wear a mask inside. More >>

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Here are the local and state COVID-19 numbers for June 1, 2021. There were no numbers released on Memorial Day. Tuesday's data is for both Monday and Tuesday. Shelby County is up by 3 new cases, and Auglaize County by 2. Allen, Mercer, Hancock, Hardin, and Van Wert Counties all add 1 case ea… More >>

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Some hospitals have been seeing drowning incidents happening three to four times more often this year than the same time period in 2020. Of course, most of last summer, many Americans didn’t travel and were not around pools very much because of the pandemic. Plus, children were not exposed t… More >>

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Individuals in law enforcement, fire departments, paramedics, EMTs, and more could each receive the bonus. Riedel says other states have already implemented this and bringing it to Ohio sends a clear message on how we support first responders. More >>

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We are just a few days away from Ohio ending the health orders that have been in place for about a year.  Three weeks ago, Governor Mike DeWine announced that on June 2nd all health orders will be lifted in the state.  Which mean Ohioans will no longer be required to wear masks and follow so… More >>

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A Spencerville man gets sent to prison for a Van Wert County shooting. 24-year-old Trey Jones was sentenced in Van Wert Common Pleas Court to 18 months on the charges of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and attempted reckless homicide. Jones was arrested for the death of 19-… More >>

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Ohio started a growing trend of offering a chance of one million dollars or free scholarships for people who have gotten their COVID vaccine.  Since Ohio announced the Vax-A-Million giveaway on May 13th, other states have picked up the idea and ran with it.   New York, Colorado, Maryland, an… More >>

Allen County has 3 more deaths.   Putnam and Hardin Counties have 1 more death each.   Allen County is also reporting 12 new cases.  Mercer County went up 3 cases and Paulding County increased 2 new cases.   Auglaize, Putnam, and Shelby Counties have 1 new case each.  Hancock, Hardin, Logan,… More >>

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Allen County is reporting 10 new cases. Auglaize and Logan Counties have 5 new cases each. Hancock County added 4 more cases. Putnam County has 3 more cases and Shelby went up 1 case. Mercer, Hardin, Van Wert, and Paulding Counties are not reporting any new cases Thursday.  More >>

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Strong Ohio failed to get support from state lawmakers before the general assembly ended their last session in December, and it will have to be reintroduced in the current session to be considered. The proposed bill was going to increase penalties for illegally owning firearms for repeat vio… More >>

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Allen County is reporting 9 new cases. Logan and Van Wert Counties have 5 new cases each.  Auglaize County went up 3 cases. Putnam and Shelby Counties added 2 cases a piece.   Mercer and Hancock Counties 1 case each.   Hardin and Paulding Counties do not have any new cases Wednesday.  More >>

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The $1.7 trillion plan includes money for infrastructure, affordable housing, and getting good-paying jobs for middle-class workers, among other areas. Republicans have been in negotiations with the White House to trim down the spending bill. But Senator Sherrod Brown says it is time to go b… More >>

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Volunteers gathered to help put on the “Mike’s Food On Us” food distribution, which was hosted by the Delphos Eagles Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 5:30 p.m. People who are at or below the 230% federal poverty guidelines in the Delphos School District were able to get food and milk, dog or cat … More >>

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Unemployment numbers vary in local counties for the month of April. Allen county went up from 5.4% in March to 6.5% in April. Auglaize and Shelby counties also saw slight increases for last month, while Putnam and Mercer numbers fell.   Mercer County has the second lowest unemployment percen… More >>

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Last Monday, the Ohio Department of Education sent a letter to the board informing them that they have been released from fiscal caution. The decision came based on an improved May 2021 five-year forecast, the board has made decisions like joining Vantage Career Center to reduce costs, the p… More >>

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He says a little over 2.7 million people are registered for the first drawing for one million dollars Wednesday night. Plus, there were 104,000 students under the age of 17 registered for the full-ride scholarship to one of Ohio’s state universities. DeWine announced the giveaway after Ohio … More >>

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 Van Wert County has 5 new cases, Allen County is reporting 4 new cases, and Shelby and Hardin Counties have 2 new cases each.  Auglaize, Putnam, Mercer, Hancock all have one case a piece.   Logan and Paulding counties are not reporting any new cases Monday.  More >>