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State Rep. Bob Cupp says that the school funding plan he helped to develop will not be appearing in the upcoming state budget. The funding plan will now be its own standalone bill, House Bill 305. More >>

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One of the most common questions we get asked is; what kind of antenna should I get to watch WLIO and WOHL over the air? Antenna physics and theory has not changed in many decades. There are a lot of antennas people sell which are not good!! If they look cool, or if they state a number of st… More >>

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On 6-29-2019 officers were dispatched to the 600 block of S. Main St, at approximately 4:00 am, in reference to a Robbery complaint. Officers arrived and spoke with a female who stated that she was sitting behind her house when a male, whom she knows, came out of the darkness and stole money… More >>

The Better Business Bureau is now warning people to be cautious about a new scam that could jeopardize your social security number and finances. This new phone scam is luring people in by convincing them that they owe back taxes or that their social security has been suspended. They then thr… More >>

It's summer in Ohio and that means that more workers will be out on the roads. The Ohio Department of Transportation and LECET want to remind drivers to move over. Districts one and two of ODOT as well as the Laborers-Employers Cooperation Education Trust, or LECET, held a special press conf… More >>

Following a difficult Fourth of July week for blood and platelet donations and ongoing challenges finding new blood donors, the American Red Cross now faces a blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and prevent delays in medical… More >>

12 died from a dozen road crashes this Fourth of July period. The Ohio State Highway Patrol suspect that impairment was a factor in at least three of the crashes. There were also 709 arrests for impaired driving and 507 for drug-related charges. The patrol responded to 809 crashes, had more … More >>

A Van Wert Country group is working to keep their fellow citizens in the know on government issues that impact their community. The Van Wert County Heartland Patriots held their first Patriotfest in Ohio City this weekend. The group planned for a day of live music, speakers, and other activi… More >>

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We are getting closer to flipping the switch on our new transmitter site. The second antenna, that's used for our ABC and CBS stations, was installed on top of the antenna installed yesterday for our NBC and FOX stations. Both antennas together weigh around 13,000 pounds. Crews still have a … More >>

In a couple of weeks, Huggy Bear Campgrounds will welcome the public to two days of fun and giving. Huggy Bear Campground in Middle Point will be holding its eighth annual St. Jude Benefit on July 19th and 20th. The two-day event will include live bands, live and silent auctions, food vendor… More >>

To say that this growing season has been a challenging one for farmers would be an understatement. The massive amounts of rain and varying weather temps haven't given farmers much ground to stand on when planting. Typically, by this time of the year, corn is at shoulder height, but many fiel… More >>

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is hosting a job fair on July 12 – 13, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Ohio Public Safety Department building in Columbus to fill positions relating to disaster recovery work in Ohio and other locations across the country. T… More >>

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The WLIO antenna was put into place on the top of the new tower, located on Lima's NE side.   The antenna was designed by WLIO's Chief Engineer, and Donald Everest, Broadcast Consultant in Washington DC, and built by E.R.I. from Southern Indiana.  The new antenna weighs 10,400 pounds, and is… More >>

On Wednesday dozens of families watched a race between some of their favorite yellow feathery friends. Ten little ducklings competed in a race at stadium park in Delphos. Before each race, people bet on the duck they thought would waddle to the win. At the end, the ducks were raffled off. Th… More >>

Trent Lacy, 50, Van Wert, OVI, F4, sentenced to: 3 years community control, 60 days jail beginning 6/28/19 @ 9 am. 90 additional days jail or EMHA beginning 8/26/19, work release, alcohol assessment and treatment, Driver’s License suspended 5 years from 2/81/19, Fined $2,000, monthly probati… More >>

Discussions about a merger between Midwest Electric and Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative (PPEC) will no longer move forward. The original concept was to reduce operating costs by streamlining the two organizations into one. After both boards reviewed the full study results, it was decide… More >>

The main event at many 4th of July celebrations are the fireworks and you won't be disappointed with the professional displays around the region this holiday weekend. The night skies will light up with plenty of pyrotechnics this 4th of July holiday for your enjoyment. You can get an early s… More >>

Many are wondering how a recent Supreme Court decision on gerrymandering will affect Ohio. Katy Rossiter of Ohio Northern University said the highest court's decision to not rule on congressional district drawing and leaving it to the state has reset things. The ruling by three federal judge… More >>

With the continuing heat wave, the risk of heat illness still looms. A doctor at Lima Memorial Health System warns of the possibility of heat exhaustion. Signs of heat exhaustion are fatigue, an altered mental state, and you may or may not sweat. How long it takes to set in is different from… More >>

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is continuing a focus on impaired driving through the upcoming holiday weekend. Through the first five months of the year, the state highway patrol has made more than 10,000 arrests for impaired driving. Sergeant Alec Coil said the amount of drivers is compounde… More >>

On 6-23-2019 officers were sent to the 900 block of Lima Ave, to assist in a neighbor dispute. Officers met with a male who stated that his neighbor’s children who live above him are dropping hazardous items on his property. Officers spoke with the children’s mother to correct the problem. O… More >>

Unemployment numbers take a slight increase for most counties for the month of May. According to the Ohio Job and Family Services, all but one local county saw an increase in the unemployment numbers for last month. Putnam County as the lone county in West Central Ohio to drop to 2.4%. That … More >>

In light of recent events in New Hampshire, local law enforcement is asking drivers to be more vigilant this summer. The 23-year-old driver of a pickup truck was arraigned on Monday, after plowing into a group of motorcyclists killing seven and injuring three last Friday. Ohio State Highway … More >>

As Van Wert Health expands its hospital, they are giving the community a chance to be a part of the hospital's history. While hospital constructs a new surgery and inpatient facility to their building, they're asking the public to sign one of the support beams before it gets put in place. Be… More >>

On 6-13-2019 officers were dispatched to the 200 block of W. 6th St, to investigate a possible assault. Officers spoke with a male at the residence who stated that a female was babysitting his children and had struck them out of anger. After speaking with the children and the babysitter it d… More >>

The recent rain in our area is causing headaches for farmer's wallets, but it could also be affecting their mental health. Poor weather and the potential financial strain as a result of it are two things farmers are dealing with right now. According to the Prevention Awareness Support Servic… More >>

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) says he is doing what he can to ease the financial burden on farmers affected by the rain. Portman plans on making a formal request to the department of agriculture to have the rural Ohio areas affected by heavy rain and flooded a disaster. He is hoping it will ease t… More >>

One of the oldest Van Wert traditions returned to its downtown this weekend.The 43rd annual Peony Festival was in full swing today as the crowds came out to enjoy the shopping, activities, and the ever-popular parade. The festival is one of the longest-running traditions the city has. Becaus… More >>

As school years wrap up, Lima Memorial Health System is rewarding some of those hard working students.Both the Lima Memorial Auxiliary and Lima Memorial School of Nursing Alumnae handed out scholarships to students who plan to pursue a career in the medical field. Four students in total rece… More >>

The Niswonger Performing Arts Center welcomed in the public Wednesday afternoon to get a look at what's in store for the next season. Sponsors and members of the public alike were welcomed to the Niswonger for a 30 minute preview of the several acts that will be hitting the stage for the 201… More >>

A new phone scam is making its rounds in the Lima area. According to the Better Business Bureau, people are getting robocalls saying that their credit cards will be charged for a $199 gift card if they do not call back. All the calls are coming from 855-683-1888. They are saying that anyone … More >>

On 5-22-2019 officers met with a male at the police department who wished to report a theft. The male told officers that a license plate was removed from his vehicle. On 5-22-2019 officers were dispatched to the 400 block of N. Scott St. Upon arrival officers spoke with a male who stated tha… More >>

One of the busiest holiday weekends saw some positive results. A report from the Ohio State Highway Patrol says there were fewer deaths this Memorial Day weekend than last year on the road. There were 12 deaths reported this holiday weekend and 18 reported last year. Failure to wear a seat b… More >>

The clock is ticking for area farmers to get into their fields before they could start losing money on crops. Allen County grain farmer, Ben Bowsher, says his tractor has set pretty much idle this spring as the rains have kept him off of the fields. He says June 5, 2019, is the last date to … More >>

Among the state’s 88 counties, preliminary April 2019 unemployment rates ranged from a low of 1.9 percent in Mercer County to a high of 6.9 percent in Monroe County. From March, unemployment rates decreased in all 88 counties. The comparable unemployment rate for Ohio was 3.3 percent in April. More >>

AAA estimates that 43 million Americans, including 1.7  million Ohioans will be hitting the road for  the Memorial Day Weekend.With the increased traffic on the road the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be out in full force to remind motorist to slow down and stay safe.  The patrol kicked off … More >>