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Allen County Spelling Bee Contest
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:54:21 -0800

The best of the best gathering today for the 26th Annual Allen County Spelling Bee. Nineteen contestants marched their way into the arena to see who will be the last one standing at today's competition. The students represented 13 school districts in Allen County.

Spencerville's First Homicide in 25 Years
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:52:30 -0800

Spencerville, Ohio - The Allen County Sheriff's office is investigating the county's first homicide of the new year, and the first in 25 years in Spencerville. Information was released Monday on the suspicious death of a 17-month-old child in Spencerville over the weekend.

Free Diabetes Screenings from Activate Allen County
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:32:31 -0800

It remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is listed on tens of thousands of death certificates as an underlying cause of death.

Clearing the Roads Before the Freeze
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:09:51 -0800

Snow blanketed the area Sunday night and Monday morning, covering roadways with up to two inches of snow. Allen County crews are running around the clock to get the roads cleaned up. At the Allen County Engineers office, trucks loaded with salt, hit the roadways to remove the snow and slush.

Fitch Affirms Allen East Local School District, OH's ULTGOs at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 08:43:00 -0800

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following Allen East Local School District, Ohio unlimited tax general obligation bonds :

Youngstown man identified in deadly car crash
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:52:45 -0800

Authorities have released the name of a man killed in a traffic accident on the East Side of Youngstown earlier this week.

State EPA says no airborne contamination detected after explosion, fire at Ohio oil refinery
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 15:12:06 -0800

LIMA, Ohio - No dangerous contaminants were released into the air by an explosion at an oil refinery that was felt 10 miles away and sparked a fire that burned for more than 14 hours, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday. Testing was done by the U.S. EPA, Allen County and Husky ...

Special Olympics Bowling Tournament
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 14:06:46 -0800

Meet Treina and Tina. This mother daughter duo have bowled for over three years. They join other athletes to represent Allen County in the Ohio Area Three Special Olympics bowling tournament. Over 300 athletes took part in the two-day tournament, which is divided up into particular divisions.

Ohio EPA: No contamination detected after refinery explosion
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 13:21:29 -0800

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — No dangerous contaminants were released into the air by an explosion at an oil refinery that was felt 10 miles away and sparked a fire that burned for more than 14 hours, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday.

Ohio Health Department to report weekly flu hospitalizations
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 04:32:30 -0800

The state is scheduled to release its latest data on flu hospitalizations as the numbers continue to spike in Ohio.