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The Ohio Department of Health releasing some alarming numbers involving suicides, and unfortunately, it’s the young people that saw the biggest jump. From 2007 to 2018, the number of suicides has increased by 45% among all Ohioans, but more shocking the number of suicides for youth ages 10 t… More >>

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While many dogs have a lot of fur to keep them warm, the Allen County Dog Warden still wants pet owners to be careful with their furry friends this winter. Your pet's paws can get cold very quickly, so be sure to get them in the house and clean off their paws and fur to get rid of any snow a… More >>

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Daniel Craig 37, Van Wert, Domestic Violence, F4, Assault M1. Bond: $10,000 cash or commercial surety. No contact victims. PT 12/11/19 @ 8 am. Abbey Eutsler, 33, Venedocia 2 counts of Domestic Violence, F4 and 1 count of Intimidation of Victim, F3. Bond: $50,000 cash or commercial surety. No… More >>

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Two words could mean everything to someone who is considering suicide and one woman has gone out of her way to create signs to show people that they truly matter. Brooke Dudgeon has been hard at work making sure people know that they matter. She felt she needed to do this after she lost her … More >>

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The first big snowfall of November is here and snowplows everywhere are fired up. Luckily for us, the Ohio Department of Transportation has been preparing for this weather for weeks. Northwest Central Ohio is expecting at least a few inches of snow to start the week and it'll be the first si… More >>

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With the wintry weather here, drivers have to take more precautions. The Ohio State Highway Patrol has some tips to help drivers remain safe during inclement winter weather. Motorists should drive slower, watch your following distance of the vehicle in front of you, and always plan extra tim… More >>

Curtis Coleman, 48, Lorain, OH, entered a plea of not guilty to Aggravated trafficking drugs, F5, Aggravated Possession Drugs, F3,  Weapons under Disability, F3._Aggravated trafficking drugs, F4, aggravated trafficking drugs, F4.  He was released on a surety bond with Pretrial set for11/14/1… More >>

With temperatures dropping outside, we're looking at an increased risk for fires inside your home. Our Adrianna Michaels talked with experts on how to keep your family safe this winter season. Fire Safety Inspector Warren Pughsley with the Lima Fire Department says they always see an increas… More >>

The Delphos man accused of harming a 2-month-old child made his first appearance in court this afternoon.18-year-old Anthony Denoyer appeared in Lima Municipal Court and is being held on a count of felonious assault. His bond was set at $300,000. Denoyer is suspected to have caused life-thre… More >>

On 10-25-2019 officers were dispatched to the 500 block of E. 2nd St, in reference to a Burglary complaint. Officers arrived and met with the tenant at the rental property. He stated that while he was away from the residence someone forced entry into the home and stole multiple items. The vi… More >>

New information coming in tonight(10/31/19), connected to a Delphos child abuse investigation. Police in Delphos have identified 18-year-old Anthony J. Denoyer of Delphos, as the suspect connected to life-threatening injuries to a 2-month-old child.Denoyer is being held in the Allen County J… More >>

On Tuesday, Delphos police responding to St. Rita's Medical Center's Emergency Room after a child is brought in with life-threatening injuries. Detectives learned the 2-month-old child was life-flighted to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus due to the injuries. After detectives spoke… More >>

Corey Elston, 29, Van Wert, Possession of LSD, F5 and Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F5. Sentenced to: 90 days jail each count, credit 1 day served, concurrent. Ordered to pay partial appointed counsel fees plus costs. Austin Ladd, 29, Delphos, Aggravated Trafficking Drugs, F3, Sentenced to… More >>

Halloween and trick or treating is upon us, but are you taking the necessary precautions for your children with allergies? A doctor at Lima Memorial Health System says the number one rule is to always check your children's candy, especially if they have a food allergy. Also, check to make su… More >>

An Ohio House bill is targeting more road construction to cut down on high-speed accidents. The Ohio Senate is taking a look at a bill that would require rumble strips in the center of all undivided two-way highways with a speed limit of at least 45 miles per hour. The House passed the bill … More >>

Nighttime is already a dangerous time for drivers, but Halloween often creates a lot more traffic and distractions. Several law enforcement agencies, including the Ohio State Highway Patrol, will be increasing their presence this weekend through Halloween. They'll be looking to keep those tr… More >>

On 10-16-2019 officers were sent to the 200 block of E. 3rd St, in reference to a male who was threatening to harm himself. Officers arrived and located the male, a juvenile, and after speaking with him, determined that he needed to be evaluated at the hospital. Family members agreed to take… More >>

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is tomorrow(10/26/19) and the Drug Enforcement Administration is urging people to turn in their unused prescription drugs. According to the DEA, last year nearly 10 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs and most were taken from the me… More >>

As the Trump administration looks to end the Affordable Care Act, Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown is doing all he can to keep it in place. According to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, close to 53.9 million Americans and a little less than 2 million Ohioans could be in jeop… More >>

Governor Mike DeWine kicked off National Teen Driver Safety Week for the State of Ohio, and the Ohio Department of Transportation has been holding events throughout the state. Locally, ODOT District 1 was at Lincolnview High School to talk with teen drivers there. Talking with students about… More >>

There was little to no change in the county unemployment rate from August to September. According to the Ohio Job and Family Services, 49 of the counties increased, 12 decreased and 27 stayed the same.Locally, Allen County went down 0.1%, Mercer County went up 0.1%, but still has the lowest … More >>

Halloween is a fun time for children to go out to trick or treat, but not a time to forget some simple safety tips. Before everyone heads out all dressed up, the Lima police want to remind everyone to stay safe with a lot of people out and about. They encourage parents to walk with their kid… More >>

13 faith-based communities and churches gathered at Lima Memorial Hospital this morning(10/22/19) for an awards banquet. The funds given to these groups were provided in support of Activated Faith Community Challenge, which encourages local faith-based communities to take control of their he… More >>

Van Wert County Grand Jury says the no charges will be filed against the four Allen County SWAT officers involved in the fatal shooting of Terry Pierce Jr. who led law enforcement on a two-hour chase on September 3rd. Special Prosecutor Joseph Burkhard from Paulding County presented the case… More >>

With the fall-like weather finally starting to arrive, that can only mean winter is right around the corner. Some of us may turn to old wives’ tales to see what our winter outlook is going to be like and I’m here to help you fact check whether or not those might be true. One example would in… More >>

Many workers who are on strike against General Motors say they're ready to go back to work now that their union has agreed to a tentative four-year contract with the company. The United Auto Workers union announced Wednesday morning that they had reached a deal that could end the month-long … More >>

It's a concept that has been in the works for the State of Ohio over the last year, a law that would make Ohio the 18th state to raise the smoking age to 21. That means that anyone under the age of 21, starting on October 17th, cannot buy cigarettes, vapes, chewing tobacco, and other related… More >>

ARRAIGNMENT: Jeffery Harmon, 56, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to Grand Theft, F4. He was released on a surety bond and PT set on 12/2/19 @ 10 am. SENTENCING: Adam Hector, 32, Van Wert, was sentenced on 2 counts of Aggravated Trafficking Drugs, F4. Sentenced to: 18 months prison on eac… More >>

On 10-8-2019 officers were sent to the 24000 block of Pohlman Rd, for a Theft report. The complainant told officers that an item was missing from his residence and believes that a person known to him may have taken it. The incident remains under investigation. On 10-8-2019 a male came to the… More >>

Ready or not, it's harvest season for those brave farmers that battled Mother Nature this spring. With the extraordinarily wet spring this year, a lot of farmers faced the possibility of a poor yield this fall. However, the summer turned out to be pretty fair to farmers, and now it's time fo… More >>

The Better Business Bureau wants the public to know about some scams that they have been getting calls on. The first is one that has been around for awhile involving callers who said that your social security number has been compromised or has been used illegal activity. Then they say they w… More >>

Ohio's Department of Aging is accepting nominations for the state's Senior Citizen's Hall of Fame. It honors current or long-time Ohio residents age 60 and older who have made and continue to make a lasting impact on their communities, professions, or vocations. The department says 486 older… More >>

A Delphos home can feel the heat, thanks to a local company that was feeling the love.Quality Mechanical Services teamed up with Lennox’s “Feel the Love” charity to give Eric Krahn a new furnace for his home.  After running a campaign to get some nominations, the company picked the Krahn fam… More >>

The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Van Wert Post is investigating a fatal crash that occurred at approximately 2:40 P.M. on Thursday afternoon, October 10, 2019, on US 127 just north of SR 81 in Van Wert County. A 2006 motorhome, operated by Roger D. Schilt, age 75, of West Unity, Ohio, was nor… More >>

A Convoy man accused of rape will not be put on trial anytime soon. James Hershberger was found to not be competent to stand trial, but that his mental state may be restored enough to stand trial in one year's time. Hershberger was indicted in May on one count each of rape, unlawful sexual c… More >>

The YWCA of Van Wert County brought a little art to their downtown to raise awareness of their message. Last week, the staff at the YWCA painted a crosswalk on Central Avenue through a partnership with Main Street Van Wert. The YWCA colors and logo as well as a few words that reflect the org… More >>

Gov. Mike DeWine announced the legislation he is proposing in the wake of the mass shooting in Dayton this summer. DeWine, who previously backed a red flag law, has opted to not include that in this bill. The Strong Ohio bill does state there is a due process for anyone suspected of being a … More >>

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2019JUDGE MARTIN BURCHFIELDTIME WAIVERSAshley Carr, 19, Van Wert, signed a time waiver in open court and requested additional time to prepare her case.  PT 11/6/19 at 8 am.  Bond remains the same.Alexander Chorvas, 24, Van Wert, signed a time waiver in open court and re… More >>