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 Governor Mike DeWine announced that amusement parks like Cedar Point and Kings Island can open on June 19th, but it could be closer to July before they will. Friday, Richard Zimmerman, the CEO of Cedar Fair, which owns both Cedar Point and Kings Island, says their parks will need two to thr… More >>

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They may have not been together physically, but the 2020 graduates of Rhodes State Collage were there in spirit during a virtual graduation.Because of the limitation of mass gatherings because of COVID-19, the college decided to hold a ceremony online for the 337 graduates.  The graduates he… More >>

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Summertime means people are gearing up to soak up some sunshine and do all kinds of things outside, but one thing to consider while you're making your summer activity list, is how to stay safe while having fun. The American Township Fire Department gave us a few tips on water safety, whether… More >>

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Over the last few weeks, we've been enjoying the lower gas prices statewide, but prices in Ohio have been slowly on the rise. GasBuddy says gas prices in the state have risen just over two cents per gallon over the last week, averaging a $1.97 a gallon for the state. More >>

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As part of an order signed by Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton, child care facilities in the state of Ohio can officially open for all families, rather than just for essential and healthcare workers, which had been the case since mid-March. Of course, much like businesses and… More >>

After a vote in the Ohio House of Representatives, the state could see sports gambling sooner rather than later. On a vote of 83 to 10, the House passed House Bill 194. It would legalize sports gambling online and at various institutions like casinos. Bob Cupp was one representative who vote… More >>

The Vantage Career Center in Van Wert is set to reopen their classrooms next week for the adult student body. After working closely with the Van Wert County Health Department and the CDC, the safety plan devised by administrators at Vantage to reopen has been approved. The plan includes taki… More >>

On 5-15-2020 officers were called to a dispute in the 700 block of Suthoff St. Officers spoke with the female complainant who stated that the argument began over numerous visitors being at the residence. The dispute was settled and officers left the residence. Officers were called back to th… More >>

Retail stores have been dealt a serious one-two punch, as their sales were falling before the pandemic hit and took a bigger blow when they had to temporarily close their brick and mortar stores because of COVID-19. Just this past week, Macy’s announced they are expecting a one billion dolla… More >>

Only 4 counties have long-term care facilities have reported cases of COVID-19 in our 10-county area as of the last report on May 20th.  Allen county has 8 facilities with 63 residents and 24 staff with confirmed cases, of those 20 people died from virus.  Auglaize county has 4 facilities wi… More >>

It is hard to image just three months ago, where we are right now as a society because of the pandemic. Especially for those students who may have been looking forward to a traditional prom or graduation or other rites of passage events in their life.  While local school districts, parents a… More >>

What started as a way to protect yourself and others from spreading covid-19, face masks have turned into a political debate. Governor Mike DeWine was questioned about wearing masks in public Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."   Earlier in May, DeWine retracted making mask wearing mandatory i… More >>

Ohio’s Governor reminding residents to keep up their efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the state slowly returns to normal. Your Hometown Stations News Director, Jeff Fitzgerald had the chance to do a one on one interview with Governor Mike DeWine before the Memorial Day weekend. He a… More >>

It’s practically every day you hear of another event canceled this summer so people have been finding new ways to enjoy the season. Concerts, carnivals, and any event that draws a crowd is being canceled for the summer because of COVID. Even some public parks and pools won't be utilized this… More >>

One of the biggest events in our area is taking this year off and will be ready to entertain country fans in 2021. Country Concert in Fort Loramie has rescheduled their 40th-anniversary event for July 8-10th 2021 and they are hoping to have the same artist they had scheduled for this year, w… More >>

The Ohio Expositions Commission announced that it will cancel the 2020 Ohio State Fair. Originally the Ohio State Fair was scheduled for July 29th to August 9th in Columbus. Members of the commission expressed concern for public health, as well as the financial feasibility of hosting a fair … More >>

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine rolled out an urgent health advisory Tuesday during his afternoon COVID-19 press conference, titled Ohioans Helping Ohioans. The new order changes the order for healthy Ohioans to stay home, to a strong recommendation. Those most susceptible to COVID-19 are asked to con… More >>

It's the 5th leading cause of death in the United States and local health officials want you to know the signs. May is National Stroke Awareness Month and changes in your daily life can make a difference. Strokes are treatable, preventable, and beatable. 80% of strokes can be prevented with … More >>

The U.S. House has passed a $3 trillion stimulus package to fight against the coronavirus, but one Ohio senator thinks that they need to see what is really needed before Congress looks at another stimulus bill. The Democratic-led bill named the heroes act, passed mostly among party lines, ex… More >>

The COVID-19 pandemic is making people consider staying home this Memorial Day weekend, then traveling like they have done in years past.In 2019, AAA reported the second highest travel weekend on record with 43 million people taking to the roads on Memorial Day weekend.   This Memorial Day, … More >>

A Lima man pleaded guilty to charges that stem from a home invasion outside of Delphos in March. 50-year-old Stephen Spieldenner pleaded guilty to the charges of aggravated burglary and felonious assault with a firearm specification. A charge of attempted murder was dropped. More >>

A pair of Ohio senators are unveiling legislation that would provide for the immediate reopening of Ohio. State senators Rob McColley of Napoleon and "Kristina Roegner of Hudson have introduced Senate Bill 311. The bill is similar to what was adopted by the Ohio House last week. It would pla… More >>

You may know KAM Manufacturing in Van Wert for their cut-and-sew products, like handbags. But, like many companies, the manufacturer found themselves temporarily shut down as COVID-19 hit our area. More >>

A decision from the state's highest court could make superintendents across the state unhappy. The Ohio Supreme Court upheld a law and ruled it's constitutional for the state to intervene in poor-performing school districts. Lima City Schools previously had poor report card marks, but in rec… More >>

While at the governor's briefing this week, our Eran Hami brought back some insight into county fairs as the season approaches. The first county fair is in about four weeks and DeWine still awaits guidance from his fair advisory group on how to conduct them safely. His main instruction to th… More >>

To help out people during the coronavirus pandemic, a food distribution was held at Van Wert Trinity Friends Church on Monday. The United Way of Van Wert County joined forces with the National Guard and the West Ohio Food Bank to distribute free food to residents of Van Wert County. The driv… More >>