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No shortage of things to do in Delphos this weekend with the annual Canal Days festival going on down Main Street.It's the 59th year of the Delphos community festival. Chairman Chris Martin says there's a little something for everyone at the festival that runs through Sunday. He says the fes… More >>

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Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly from July to August. State officials say the unemployment rate was 4.1% in August, compared with 4% the previous month. The national rate was 3.7% in August, which did not change from July. Ohio Job and Family Services Departmen… More >>

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Due to the monumental task of counting the nation, the U.S. Census Bureau needs to recruit thousands of people for temporary jobs throughout the country. We need help building a pool of diverse applicants which will consist of employed, unemployed, self employed, retirees, veterans and stude… More >>

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Delphos St. John's is buzzing with excitement over its new project that is being carried out by the playground improvement committee. Thursday, the school held a mass to dedicate their new stage on the playground area. This is a multi-stage project intended to improve play conditions for the… More >>

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Heads up, they’re back at it! The bad guys are using social media messaging platforms and emails to send dangerous phishing links that are disguised as a link to a video. The scammers provoke you into clicking by asking “Is this you in the video???”. Don’t fall for this! They are counting on… More >>

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Christopher Knuth, 35, Middle Point, changed his plea to guilty to a charge of Aggravated Trafficking Drugs, F3. He was then sentenced on that charge and on a charge of Failure to Provide Notice of Change of Address, F5, to which he had previously pled guilty. Sentenced to: Prison for 11 mon… More >>

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Senator Rob Portman is urging Democrats to support the U.S. Mexico-Canada Agreement. Portman recently wrote an op-ed of his support of the USMCA. The new agreement is a modern version of the North American Free Trade Agreement. It’ll include enforceable environmental and labor standards. It … More >>

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Gun control is on the agenda for the Ohio Senate on Tuesday. An Ohio Senate Committee will hear from Democrats and a Republican who is sponsoring legislation that would expand background checks for most firearm purchases. They would also create a red flag law aimed at keeping guns from peopl… More >>

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The average American throws out nearly a pound of food every day according to the FDA, but there are misconceptions surrounding all those different expiration labels. "Sell by", "Best by", and "Use by", what do they all mean? With the exception of baby formula, there are no federal regulatio… More >>

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says Ohio has a high voter registration rate, but it could be better and is working to get young voters signed up. Frank LaRose has been on the job for 8 months now and is focusing on getting high school seniors to exercise their right to vote. He's been … More >>

Snowbirds are not the only ones thinking about heading south for the winter. Some of you may have seen hundreds, if not thousands of monarch butterflies in our area. Denise Fett has been enjoying the sight at her house outside of Bluffton, even if it is just a brief stop on their long journe… More >>

Ohio’s Democratic senator is sounding off about President Trump’s decision on corn ethanol and its impacts on Ohio farmers. Sherrod Brown is upset over the president's decision to grant over 30 waivers to oil refineries, so they don’t have to blend ethanol in with their gasoline. Fox News is… More >>

Right now the Ohio Department of Health says that vaping has increased by 48 percent for middle school-age students. There was a 78 percent increase for high school students. This is why the department wants to educate people about the dangers involved with using these devices. ODH recently … More >>

The Red Cross worked to stock hospitals in the southeastern part of the United States just before the hurricane made landfall. The storm also disrupted blood drives and blood donation centers in those areas, putting the Red Cross in a spot where they are now looking to other parts of the cou… More >>

A recent study shows suicide rates are on the rise in rural areas, but that isn't the case locally. Researchers at The Ohio State University say adult suicide rates rose 41 percent between 1999 and 2016. Suicide rates are 22 per 100,000 county residents in rural areas compared to close to 18… More >>

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in teens and law enforcement agencies want to change that. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ohio teen drivers were involved in more than 132,000 traffic crashes from 2016 to 2018 resulting in 251 deaths and … More >>

The federal government is stepping up to help the State of Ohio with their battle against opioids. The Center for Disease Control has released 1.8 billion dollars in grants to states to help fight opioid abuse. Ohio will get nearly 56 million dollars, which is the third-highest amount behind… More >>

On 8-29-2019 officers met with a father in reference to his child being unruly and refusing to go to school. Officers assisted in getting the juvenile to go to school. Officers were called back later after it was found that the juvenile was possibly under the influence of an illegal substanc… More >>

More details are being released about the high-speed chase on Tuesday through Allen and Van Wert counties. The man driving the semi-tractor that led police on a two hour chase was Terry “Rusty" Pierce Jr. He is known to have lived in Spencerville. We now know the semi he was driving was in f… More >>

Senator Rob Portman made the trip to Van Wert to take a look inside the halls of Vantage Career Center. He spent time speaking with students and staff about different skills and opportunities that are available for those attending the career center. Sen. Portman has continued to supported ca… More >>

Erik Buzard, 23, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to Trespass in Habitation, F4. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Oct 9, 2019. Andrew Taylor, 33, Van Wert, changed his plea to Guilty to Obstructing Official Business, F5. The Court ordered a pre-senten… More >>

They're preventable and law enforcement agencies want to make sure motorists make it to their destination this holiday weekend. Each year more than 10,000 people lose their lives in crashes across the nation due to an impaired driver. In 2017, nearly half of all deaths over the Labor Day wee… More >>

Americans are ready to take some time off from work and have a little fun this Labor Day weekend. The unofficial end of the summer travel season is here and like 4th of July and Memorial Day, AAA is expecting more people on the road this year than in 2018. One thing that is helping motorist … More >>

As part of the new STRONG Ohio Bill, the Ohio governor will be asking law enforcement to help ensure enhanced background checks. Governor Mike DeWine will be asking the General Assembly to make it law that domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault protection orders are entered into two… More >>

Unemployment rates are dropping across the country, and employers are focusing more on keeping the employees that they have. Ohio Northern University says that in a tight labor market, keeping workers is important, as employees have a lot of choices. More >>

Farmers say Mother Nature is working against them. After losing crops to unusually heavy rain this spring and then a very dry summer, now the possibility of an early fall frost has farmers on edge. They're hoping they're wrong and the crops they have in the ground make it to maturity. Allen … More >>

Schools are back in session and it’s time for parents send their kids back in a healthy state of mind. It could be easy for parents to get pre-packaged food to send it with their children to school for lunch. But nutrition experts say if you plan right, making and packing a lunch could be ch… More >>

As the busy summer driving season comes to a close, there's good news for us heading into fall. AAA says big savings are on the way at the gas pump after Labor Day. Drivers in every market across the country could potentially enjoy savings of more than 25-cents per gallon, compared to summer… More >>

The Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol held an OVI checkpoint Friday evening on US 127 just south of Fox Road in the city of Van Wert.  The Ohio State Highway Patrol in partnership with the Van Wert Police Department hoped to deter impaired driving tonight.     More >>

On 8-16-2019 officers spoke with a male in the 500 block of S. Pierce St, who reported damage done to his residence and his vehicles from someone throwing eggs. On 8-16-2019 officers were made aware of an active warrant out of Allen County for 22 year old, Natashia Shaeffer Winget, on an ori… More >>

Around 70 seniors in Van Wert County are going back to school with an opportunity to learn more about their future after graduation. This is the fourth year of the Career Education Opportunity, or CEO program, which connects students and businesses through internships. The senior students ge… More >>

The numbers are in for the unemployment rates throughout the state of Ohio for July of 2019. According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, unemployment from June to July rose in 87 of Ohio's 88 counties. More >>

The City of Delphos welcomed the Transcontinental Motor Convoy for the first time in 100 years. On Saturday afternoon the 40-plus vehicle convoy traveled down east 5th street all the way to Stadium Park. Many people watched or filmed as the motorcade passed by. This was a part of a recreatio… More >>

Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment remained the same from June to July. State officials say the unemployment rate was 4% in July. Ohio's unemployment rate stood at 4.6% in July of last year. The national rate was 3.7% in July, also unchanged from June. Ohio's Job and Family Services rep… More >>

After the mass shooting in Dayton's Oregon District on August 4th, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is proposing a "Red Flag" law to curb gun violence. But are Ohio legislators onboard? The 17-point plan addresses gun violence and mental health. Within the proposal is the suggestion of "safety prot… More >>