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Port Clinton giving free admission to athletic events to furloughed workers during government shutdown

ICE detained Marine with PTSD after incident

Disabled woman raped, impregnated in care facility in Florida, lawsuit says

Friends rescue man who fell through pond while ice fishing

More than 700 parishioners accompany Bishop Daniel Thomas to D.C. for the March for Life

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Toledo Farmers’ Market closed tomorrow

Secret talks between US, NKorea take place in Sweden

Elderly woman dies in west Toledo house fire; crews investigating

Teen with replica gun shot, killed by police

Woman in hospital following rollover crash

Recall: Chicken nuggets may contain wood pieces

  Toledo crews create road plan ahead of snow

City of Toledo Streets, Bridges and Harbor crews say they are doing their best to prepare for the expected snow.

NDA students travel to Washington D.C. for March of Life

While in D.C., students will attend the Life is Good rally and mass ahead of the march.

First Alert Forecast: Weekend winter storm is on the way

Accumulations will be over 6 inches most locations. Northeast winds gusting to 35 mph will create snowdrifts much higher, possibly making some roads impassible by late afternoon.

Are you wondering what the multiple construction projects on east Wooster are about?

“The East Wooster street corridor is going through a complete facelift at the moment.”

Tiffin prepares for heavy weekend snowfall

GM employees allege nooses, threats, and racist remarks in Ohio plant

Judge acquits 3 Chicago officers of Laquan McDonald cover-up

Sheriff: 2 Delaware County girls found safely

Teen flies to Australia to track down grandpa’s Vietnam War helmet missing for 50 years

Government may have split up thousands more migrant families

  Cohen paid to rig online polls in Trump’s favor, report says

Cohen paid the head of a small technology company between $12,000 to $13,000 for activities related to Trump’s campaign, things like trying unsuccessfully to manipulate two online polls in Trump’s favor

Amid shutdown, Secret Service agents absorb travel expenses while working without pay

With no paychecks in sight, many in the agency see bank accounts dwindling and short-term debt mounting, which itself creates a potential security threat and puts their jobs at risk.

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip after her request to postpone State of the Union address

The nation's two most powerful leaders appeared to be engaged in a game of constitutional one-upmanship as negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown failed to produce results.

Toledo Zoo looking for local artists to participate in art fair

Click here for how your art could be featured in the Zoo's two-day art fair!

Watchdog: Government may have separated many more children from migrant families

A report from the Health and Human Services inspector general's office finds that family separations were taking place before the spring of last year, when the administration announced its "zero tolerance" policy on the southwest border.

City of Toledo prepares for weekend weather

Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz says city crews have applied brine to main roads and hauled salt to both city salt barns, and will work in 12-hour shifts during the storm until the roads have been cleared.

Taco Bell to roll out new vegetarian items

Along with the vegetarian options they already offer, Taco Bell is also working on new vegetarian menu items for customers to choose from.

CEO of Cherry Street Mission Ministries steps down

Cherry Street Mission Ministries announced they are looking for a new CEO as current CEO Dan Rogers has decided to step down.

Giuliani: ‘I never said there was no collusion’ between Trump campaign, Russia

Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, made the bombshell statement Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo.

A bystander rendered aid at the scene of a fiery crash. Then someone took his truck.

That good Samaritan was on the scene to help the victims of a fiery crash, including the suspect.

2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

Possible Democratic candidates haven't hesitated to tangle with Trump. Sen. Sherrod Brown recalled that when Trump slammed him over the closure of a General Motors plant in his home state, he poked the president for seeking "an Ohio Democrat to blame" while the GOP held power in the state.

RXBAR recalling protein bars due to potential peanut contamination

RXBAR has issued a voluntary recall some of their products that might have peanuts in them that aren’t supposed to.

Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management

State regulators issued a letter ordering the facility to hire a third-party manager following visits that they say raised “several significant concerns.”

Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.

Museum Selfie Day highlights some of Toledo’s gems

Wednesday’s hashtag holiday, National Museum Selfie Day, is one Toledoans, and those visiting, had fun taking part in.

First legal sale of medical marijuana in Sandusky

It's a historic day in Ohio, Wednesday marks the first legal sale of medical marijuana in the Buckeye State.

No late fees for North Baltimore residents after water bill mix-up

There will be no late fees tacked on to water bills for residents in North Baltimore. That’s the latest from the village’s mayor after some residents got a water bill on time, some got it late and some still haven’t gotten their January bills.

SNAP benefits impacted by government shutdown

The Wood County Department of Job and Family Services is encouraging people to budget out the funds to ensure they last through the end of February.

Trump signs law giving back pay to federal workers

President Donald Trump signed a law on Wednesday guaranteeing back pay to federal employees who have been furloughed or working without pay during the partial government shutdown.

Fremont wants to expand CRA to cover entire city

The City of Fremont wants to expand an economic development tool to include the entire city.

Port Clinton restaurant collecting gift cards for local federal workers going without pay

With news of the Coast Guard officers not receiving paychecks because of the government shutdown, residents in Ottawa County are coming together to help.

Steve Carell, ‘Office’ creator to reunite for Netflix series ‘Space Force’

Netflix announced Wednesday that Steve Carell joins Greg Daniels, who created the U.S. version of “Office,” for a new show, “Space Force.”

  Sears staves off liquidation; stores to stay open, reports say

Multiple media outlets reported early Wednesday that billionaire Eddie Lampert has won a bankruptcy auction after strengthening his bid in several days of negotiations with creditors.

Gov. Mike DeWine checks out new Jeep Gladiator

Ohio’s newly elected Governor Mike DeWine was spotted checking in on Ohio’s automotive industry at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Wednesday.

Fremont police warn residents of fire department scam

Police say someone is calling around saying they are from the fire department and asking for money.

Chick-fil-A to test new menu items

The fast food chain wants to see how consumers feel about the Grilled Spicy Deluxe Sandwich, Spicy Chick-n-Strips Biscuit and the Grilled Spicy Deluxe Bundle.

Driver escapes seconds before train crashes into car

The driver, 96-year-old Antoinette Lazzara, was stuck on the tracks at the railroad crossing. She was apparently disoriented and had trouble getting out of the car as the train approached.

Because of government shutdown, man who wants to start new job is stuck in IRS limbo

The truck driver said he’s found a job that’ll give him the opportunity to spend more time with his family, but there’s a snag because of the partial federal government shutdown, now in its 26th day.

Forget the flowers, Walmart sells candy bouquets for your Valentine

Some bouquets also have flowers intertwined into the bouquet to finish off the look.

Here goes nothing: Jan. 16 is National Nothing Day

This is a day where is totally acceptable to do absolutely, you guessed it, nothing.

Attorney general nominee Barr seeks to assure senators he won’t be a Trump loyalist

So far, William Barr's comments have pointedly departed from Trump’s own views and underscored his efforts to reassure Democrats that he will not be a loyalist to the president.

FDA warns vets to watch out for pet owners abusing opioid prescriptions

The FDA says that although opioids are just a small part of the medication that veterinarians prescribe, these prescriptions might be a way for pet owners to obtain opioids.

After a young man, 23, died in a car accident, his kidney donation saved his father’s life

The 23-year-old's heart, liver and second kidney will be donated to other patients in need.

Woman fights ticket for honking at officer

In Auburn several weeks ago, the woman said a cop in an unmarked SUV peeled out in front of her as she swerved to avoid him. She honked.

First dispensaries in state ready to sell medical marijuana

Four dispensaries are ready to begin selling medical marijuana for the first time in Ohio, on in Sandusky.

Missing guns still on the streets after Towers Armory robbery

The loss of firearms and damage done has cost the store over $40,000.

TPS holds Career Connect Expo for students

Toledo Public Schools is trying something new this year to give students exposure to different career paths.

How stores prepare before a big storm

Ahead of Saturday's anticipated snow storm, local businesses are working to make sure you stay safe and prepared.

  United Way helping furloughed workers

The United Way of Greater Toledo is stepping up efforts to help local families impacted by the shutdown.

ODOT to hold public meeting Wednesday for Clinton Street bridge closure in Defiance

The $8.3 million project is slated to last 15 to 18 months and will impact drivers in the area.

Toledo’s Jeep haunted by Jeep-Inspired clone at auto show in Detroit

Also drawing attention, and double takes at the North American International Auto Show, was another car that is not a Jeep; but at first glance looks just like one.

BGSU opens lab that makes Ohio a national leader in criminal investigations

The technology now available, is virtually identical to what Ohio BCI uses to investigate crimes.

February SNAP benefits to come this week

SNAP recipients' February benefits will be available on their EBT card, Wednesday January 16.

Travel experts urge air travelers to give extra time before flight

On Monday, there was a 137% increase in sick calls among TSA agents compared to a year ago, leading to closed terminals at several airports.

Cherry Street Mission’s doors will stay open for the weekend’s expected storm

If you plan to get help from Cherry Street Mission, you can just show up.

Trump’s AG nominee Barr backs Mueller probe, supports border ‘barrier’

Nominee William Barr is expected to be confirmed, unless there is a major surprise during the hearing. It would be his second stint as attorney general.

Need pizza in a pinch? OSU’s new Pizza ATM has a hot pie ready

The ATM has about 70 pizzas ready at a time. Right now, they only come in cheese and pepperoni, but the school says that more toppings are on the way.

2 men charged in Towers Armory burglary

Police say the two took 46 firearms, six suppressors and four gun bags from Towers Armory in November around 3:30 a.m.

Stretching Your Dollar: Local options to avoid college debt

The average student loan debt per borrower is over $32,000.This is what you could expect to pay for attending traditional college.

Shutdown standoff: Dems rebuff Trump invite, thwarting effort to bypass Pelosi

The administration is trying to peel off Democratic support for Trump's demand for border wall money and negotiate directly with centrist lawmakers and some newly elected freshmen, including those in districts where Trump is popular.

Mass overdose possibly fueled by fentanyl kills 1, sickens about a dozen

Having so many lives on the line strained city resources, officials said. It was like nothing they'd ever experienced.

Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97

Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over almost 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly" on Broadway and beyond, has died.

Facility where vegetative woman gave birth launches internal review

Hacienda Healthcare picked a former prosecutor to lead the review into the incident. The facility is also being investigated by the state regulatory and law enforcement agencies.

OHSAA: Parents, give refs a break

The OHSAA say more than 75 percent of all high school officials say adult behavior is the primary reason they quit, with 80 percent of all young officials hang up their whistles after just two years of becoming an official.

Democrats consider subpoena for interpreter of Trump-Putin meeting

The official said Trump even confiscated his interpreter’s notes after talks with Putin in Germany in 2017 and reportedly told the interpreter to keep quiet about what was said in the room.

Judge orders Trump administration to remove citizenship question from 2020 census

The administration is expected to quickly file an appeal.

Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 Census

A federal judge in New York has barred the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.

3 deputies shot while serving warrant in TX

The deputies were serving the warrant at about 9:30 p.m. Monday when a suspect inside opened fire. All three deputies were listed in fair condition.