Monday, April 6, 2020

BP offering health workers big gas discount

NATIONAL (WOWO): Gas station chain BP is offering a discount to those on the front lines of the war against COVID-19. BP announced over the...

Food banks seek emergency funding

OHIO (AP): The Ohio Association of Foodbanks is asking for $25-million in emergency state assistance to respond to record-breaking requests for food distribution. Executive Director...

Authorities capture man sought in triple fatal bar shooting

LIMA, Ohio (AP) - A man sought in a shooting at northwest Ohio bar that left three people dead has been captured. Twenty-four-year-old Deontray Forrest...

Out compliance sex offender arrested in Mercer County

CELINA, Ohio (WOWO): An out of compliance sex offender in Celina was arrested Wednesday. The Mercer County Sheriff's Office received a tip early Wednesday that...

A record 6.6 million seek US jobless aid as layoffs mount

WASHINGTON (AP): More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier —...

Ohio to enact stay-at-home order as virus cases spread

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration is enacting a stay-at-home order as the number of cases in the state spiked Sunday to more than...

Severe storms roar through Ohio; Thousands without power

DAYTON, Ohio (AP): Thousands of people remained without power early Friday after severe thunderstorms roared through Ohio, causing flooding and knocking down trees across...

Parkview Health steps up precautions against COVID-19

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Parkview Health has implemented new precautions against COVID-19 at all of its facilities. All Parkview facilities are tightening visitor restrictions, and...

GM Fort Wayne Truck Assembly idling to protect more than 4000 workers

(UPDATE, 3/19/20 at 10:39am: An employee of the Fort Wayne GM plant tells WOWO News the local plant will be suspending operations at the...

Ohio Democratic Party sues over delay of primary election

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): Politicians of all stripes expressed frustration Tuesday after Ohio’s primary was postponed until June by the state’s elected officials amid concerns...

Ohio health director halts primary; gyms, theaters to close

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): Ohio's health director ordered polls closed in Tuesday's primary election in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The move came late Monday, after...

Governor orders all Ohio bars, restaurants to close

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): All bars and restaurants in Ohio will be closed as of 9 p.m. Sunday until further notice, said Gov. Mike DeWine,...

Ohio officials agree on plan to split any opioid settlements

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): The Ohio governor and attorney general say local governments representing most of the state's population have signed onto a plan for...

Coronavirus quarantines affect Lakeside Middle School Student & Paulding County Ohio couple

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Administrators with Fort Wayne Community Schools sent home a letter with Lakeside Middle School students today. The letter details instructions on...

US added robust 273K jobs in February before virus escalated

WASHINGTON (AP): Hiring jumped in February as employers added 273,000 jobs, evidence that the economy was in strong shape before the coronavirus began to...

Bill would ban abortion in Ohio if high court overturns Roe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): A state lawmaker has proposed legislation that would ban abortion in Ohio if the Supreme Court overturns the landmark Roe v....

Report: Fewer new concealed-carry licenses issued in 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): The number of concealed carry licenses issued in Ohio last year reached the lowest count in nearly a decade. An annual report...

Board splits Ohio ballot proposal on voting into 4 issues

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state panel voted Monday to split a ballot measure aimed at updating Ohio’s voting laws into four separate issues,...

Arrest made in Defiance County death

DEFIANCE COUNTY, Ohio (AP): Authorities say a domestic dispute at an Ohio home ended with a man dead and another man fleeing the residence...

South Whitley man killed in Defiance crash

DEFIANCE, Ohio (WOWO): A South Whitley man died in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was called to Christy Road...

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