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An Ohio Senate committee has proposed changes to the state transportation budget bill including reducing fees on electric and hybrid vehicles while leaving the House's proposed gas-tax increase in the bill for now. But Senate officials say more changes in addition to those proposed by the tr… More >>

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LIMA, OH (March 18, 2019) — More than 75 years ago, March was first proclaimed Red Cross Month in 1943 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to raise awareness of the organization and its humanitarian mission. All U.S. presidents since Roosevelt have designated March as Red Cross Month to recog… More >>

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The Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC) came together to celebrate their 250,000th guest before the Sunday performance by Beatles tribute band Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles. The lucky couple, Danny and Kathy Nedderman of New Bremen, won $250 gift certificate to the Niswonger, as well a… More >>

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Lincolnview Local Schools are getting creative in making up time lost to the winter weather we've seen this season. The school district brought students in for a Saturday school session after losing 12 school days to inclement weather. They are required to make up only 7 of those days but do… More >>

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Earlier this week, a female reported to police that a male that she knows assaulted her. The female told officers that she arrived home and found the male at her residence. She says that the assault occurred when she asked him to leave. More >>

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DIRECTV is no longer offering a full lineup to its customers as it suddenly removed WLIO and WOHL during contract negotiations. The satellite service provider and the television stations started working on a new contract several months ago, but DIRECTV took the aggressive action of pulling p… More >>

All of Ohio's 88 counties saw an increase in their unemployment numbers for the month of January. According to the Ohio Job and Family Services, counties in West Central Ohio saw between a .7% to a .1% increase from December to January. Allen and Hardin counties tied for the highest unemploy… More >>

Members of the Van Wert community sat down for a cup of coffee and a conversation with their state representative. State Representative Craig Riedel, R-Defiance, met with some constituents at Truly Divine in downtown Van Wert. The meeting gave people a chance to talk about their concerns wit… More >>

On 3-4-2019 officers were sent to the 1100 block of Marsh Ave. in reference to a possible Burglary incident. The female resident told officers that someone entered her residence and stole all of her medication. More >>

Ohio House Republicans have proposed cutting Governor Mike DeWine's 18-cents-per-gallon recommended gas tax increase to maintain roads and bridges to 10.7 cents. Republicans unveiled their plan a day after DeWine's State of the State speech as part of a substitute version of Ohio's transport… More >>

Ohio's new auditor is working on ways to help his office be more effective and efficient in protecting taxpayer money. Auditor Keith Faber says his office is rated one of the best in the country and has 800 employees in eight locations around the state. After five weeks on the job, Faber is … More >>

AEP officials said the National Weather Service is reporting that our area saw the highest wind gusts in the state on Sunday. The result was power outages for thousands, for multiple days.What’s being dubbed as Winter Storm Quiana left over 1,800 people in the surrounding Lima area without p… More >>

Heart disease is the leading cause of deaths in the United States with 610,000 people dying every year according to the Center for Disease Control. A recent study reports that women younger than 55 accounted for 31% of hospitalizations for heart attacks in 2014. More >>

An 18 cents a gallon gas tax increase is what Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's administration wants to maintain roads and bridges and help with a shortfall in the spending. Ohio Department of Transportation director Jack Marchbanks appeared before the Ohio House Finance Committee Thursday to intr… More >>

Delphos City Council has been looking at proposals for a project that would potentially change the layout of Fifth Street. The project began as a resurfacing project and evolved into more with a 2017 traffic survey.The latest version of the project is $3.6 million with around $2.1 million of… More >>

Governor Mike DeWine will announce later this week, his proposed recommendation for increasing the state's gas tax to deal with a chronic shortfall in spending on road construction. DeWine says there are no other solutions outside a gas tax increase while warning that any increase simply kee… More >>

Prices at the pump make a jump at the start of the week, as Ohio's average gas price sits at $2.23 a gallon. According to the survey done by GasBuddy.com, prices rose 5.8 cents in the past week, which is higher than the national average of three cents a gallon. More >>

Last summer, the Elder and Ashby families held a special golf scramble to remember their loved one, Andrew Elder, who had lost his battle with addiction.The money raised at that outing went towards drug and addiction education, and one way that was achieved was through motivational speaker T… More >>

The up-and-down temperatures we've seen lately have wreaked havoc on the roads, and ODOT was out filling as many potholes as possible. Since we are not quite out of the cold season, they're focusing on patching them with a temporary method to smooth out the road. More >>

As Americans begin to prepare their 2018 taxes, local CPAs say there are changes that may cause you to owe the IRS. One of the major changes this year is employees with work-related deductions can no longer itemize items, according to local CPAs. More >>

Popular sites like LinkedIn and Indeed are great resources for job seekers but not every potential employer has the best intentions. With websites like these scammers have access to not just your industry information but also your location and job title among other important details. They ca… More >>

In Ohio, there were fewer traffic fatalities and impaired driving fatalities in 2018 than in 2017, according to a recent report. The Ohio State Highway Patrol recently reported that in 2018 there were 108 fewer people killed on Ohio roads in 2018 than in 2017. More >>

100,000 pounds of food will be finding its way into area pantries thanks to a major donation. As part of their Critical Community Needs Grant, Dominion Energy has given $10,000 to the West Ohio Food Bank. That donation will provide 10,000 pounds of food into 10 counties. More >>

Saturday morning, people across the United States will be waiting to see if winter will hang around or if there will be an early spring. Saturday is Groundhog Day, a German tradition that has millions of people looking to a large rodent to forecast the weather. More >>

On the south side of Van Wert Health, there's a tiny door attached to the wall. It's called the Safe Haven Baby Box. The Safe Haven Law allows people to anonymously give up their healthy newborn without fear of criminal prosecution. There are many Safe Haven locations where this can be done,… More >>

Schools from around the area traveled to Van Wert High School for their annual robotics competition.Teams came out prepared to take on the challenge of picking up objects and getting more in the goal than the other teams, all with the use of robots that they built. It takes a lot of teamwork… More >>

Vantage Career Center gave younger students a chance to explore several different skilled labor careers they might not have considered before.Students nearing high school age got an opportunity to experience what Vantage Career Center has to offer them. Vantage held their bi-annual “Step Int… More >>

An Ohio City teenager who has been battling cancer got her wish granted this weekend.With a Van Wert County Sheriff and Ohio City Fire Department escort, Zoey Font, 16, got her wish granted through the Make A Wish Foundation. Zoey was diagnosed at age 14 with a rare combination of leukemia, … More >>