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  • Workers stay at Wood County animal shelter during storm

    Workers stay at Wood County animal shelter during storm

    Friday, January 10 2014 6:09 PM EST2014-01-10 23:09:07 GMT
    A couple of Wood County Humane Society employees showed their true dedication to their jobs during the storm by spending a few nights at the shelter. They say a lot of the animals are pretty lively at
    A couple of Wood County Humane Society employees showed their true dedication to their jobs during the storm by spending a few nights at the shelter. They say a lot of the animals are pretty lively at night, which was entertaining. Of course the dogs and cats need care around the clock, no matter what the weather. Even though it was roughing it a bit, the workers say they wouldn't have it any other way. 
  • Millions hit U.S. roads for holiday season

    Millions hit U.S. roads for holiday season

    Tuesday, December 24 2013 11:45 PM EST2013-12-25 04:45:46 GMT
    More than 90 million people will travel this holiday season, most of them by car.  With so many people on the road, AAA reminds you to slow down and pay attention.
    More than 90 million people will travel this holiday season, most of them by car.  With so many people on the road, AAA reminds you to slow down and pay attention.
  • Washington Bureau: Year in review

    Washington Bureau: Year in review

    Tuesday, December 24 2013 1:56 PM EST2013-12-24 18:56:57 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (12/24/2013) - It's never a dull moment in the world of politics. Throughout 2013, the Lilly Broadcasting Washington Bureau was there to cover it all. 2013 in Washington started off
    It's never a dull moment in the world of politics. Throughout 2013, the Lilly Broadcasting Washington Bureau was there to cover it all.
  • Candies and treats in our nation's capitol

    Candies and treats in our nation's capitol

    Monday, December 23 2013 1:40 PM EST2013-12-23 18:40:29 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (12/23/2013) - It's the most wonderful time of the year for free stuff inside the United States Capitol. In Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown's (D) office, he keeps Dum Dums in his lobby. The
    It's the most wonderful time of the year for free stuff inside the United States Capitol.
  • AAA: 3.5M Ohioans to travel over holiday

    AAA: 3.5M Ohioans to travel over holiday

    Saturday, December 21 2013 9:17 AM EST2013-12-21 14:17:57 GMT
    AAA estimates more than 3.5 million Ohioans will travel at least 50 miles from home during the year-end holiday period running from Saturday through New Year's Day.
    AAA estimates more than 3.5 million Ohioans will travel at least 50 miles from home during the year-end holiday period running from Saturday through New Year's Day.
  • East Toledo family sending 39 care packages to military

    East Toledo family sending 39 care packages to military

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 11:33 AM EST2013-12-18 16:33:18 GMT
    They wanted to adopt a soldier, but they ended up adopting a platoon. Now, one local family is asking for the community to help send care packages to the troops.
    They wanted to adopt a soldier, but they ended up adopting a platoon. Now, one local family is asking for the community to help send care packages to the troops.
  • Christmas is more cultural than religious for many

    Christmas is more cultural than religious for many

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 10:36 AM EST2013-12-18 15:36:46 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - A new survey gives credence to those who say that the religious meaning of Christmas is being lost.    A poll released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center found only half of Americans
    A new survey gives credence to those who say that the religious meaning of Christmas is being lost.
  • Christmas Tree Recall

    Christmas Tree Recall

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 10:13 PM EST2013-12-18 03:13:35 GMT
    Menards is recalling 1,800 pre-lit artificial Christmas trees. The retail giant says the lights could overheat and cause an electric shock or fire. So far, there are no reported injuries. However, the
    Menards is recalling 1,800 pre-lit artificial Christmas trees.
  • Amtrak adds 14 Mich.-Ill. trains during holidays

    Amtrak adds 14 Mich.-Ill. trains during holidays

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 3:43 PM EST2013-12-17 20:43:31 GMT
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Amtrak says it's adding 14 trains on its Illinois-Michigan service during the Christmas and New Year's holiday period.    Amtrak says it's adding one eastbound and one westbound
    Amtrak says it's adding 14 trains on its Illinois-Michigan service during the Christmas and New Year's holiday period.
  • Holiday travel in Michigan

    Holiday travel in Michigan

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 3:10 PM EST2013-12-17 20:10:41 GMT
    About 2.9 million Michigan residents are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming Christmas holiday period.    The estimate released Tuesday by AAA Michigan is from the auto club's
    Nearly 3-million Michiganders are expected to travel this holiday season.
  • Critics bash NORAD for tracking Santa

    Critics bash NORAD for tracking Santa

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 10:59 AM EST2013-12-17 15:59:58 GMT
    The U.S. and Canadian military will entertain millions of kids again this Christmas Eve with second-by-second updates on Santa's global whereabouts. But there's something new this year: public criticism.
    Critics claim NORAD's annual Santa Tracker injects militarism into Christmas.
  • Nearly naked Santas brave wet, cold Ohio weather

    Nearly naked Santas brave wet, cold Ohio weather

    Neither sleet nor slush stopped more than 300 scantily clad runners in Columbus.
    Neither sleet nor slush stopped more than 300 scantily clad runners in Columbus.
  • More than 15,000 toys donated to 13abc toy drive

    Hope for the Holidays Drive Thru-Bash breaks record

    Friday, December 13 2013 6:13 PM EST2013-12-13 23:13:37 GMT
    13abc's third annual "Hope for the Holidays" toy drive begins Monday, November 18 and continues through December 20. The drive resulted in the donation of more than 18,000 new toys last year which were
    Thousands of toys pour in to 13abc's third annual "Hope for the Holidays" toy drive. You can still help by donating a new toy to area children to be distributed at Christmas by the Salvation Army.
  • 13abc adopts Red Kettle at The Andersons

    13abc adopts Red Kettle at The Andersons

    Thursday, December 12 2013 5:06 PM EST2013-12-12 22:06:15 GMT
    "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is ringing loud for all to hear!" 13abc is once again adopting a Red Kettle for The Salvation Army. On Thursday you'll see familiar faces throughout the day in
    "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is ringing loud for all to hear!" 13abc is once again adopting a Red Kettle for The Salvation Army. On Thursday you'll see familiar faces throughout the day in front of The Andersons in Maumee.
  • Frozen wonderland springs up in Toledo

    Frozen wonderland springs up in Toledo

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:20 AM EST2013-12-11 13:20:03 GMT
    Every December, the fountain in front of an apartment complex along Monroe St. in Toledo turns to ice.
    Every December, the fountain in front of an apartment complex along Monroe St. in Toledo turns to ice.
  • Santa arrives by barge at National Museum of Great Lakes

    Santa arrives by barge at National Museum of Great Lakes

    Sunday, December 8 2013 11:18 PM EST2013-12-09 04:18:04 GMT
    Santa arrived at the National Museum of the Great Lakes on Sunday, but instead of reindeer pulling his sleigh, he arrived by barge. Kris Kringle also offered Christmas trees for free with the purchase
    Santa arrived at the National Museum of the Great Lakes on Sunday, but instead of reindeer pulling his sleigh, he arrived by barge.
  • Wood County kids "shop with a cop" for Christmas

    Wood County kids "shop with a cop" for Christmas

    Saturday, December 7 2013 6:40 PM EST2013-12-07 23:40:30 GMT
    Deanna Dubank didn't think her kids would have gifts under the Christmas tree this year. But thanks to  the annual tradition of "Shop with a Cop," they will and she's grateful."It's very important. Kids
    Dozens of Wood County officers paired up with a child in need, grabbed a cart and hit the Meijer in Rossford for a shopping spree.
  • "Always a need" for toy donations

    "Always a need" for toy donations

    Friday, December 6 2013 5:30 PM EST2013-12-06 22:30:54 GMT
    Captain Kevin Zanders of the Salvation Army summed up the need for donations during the holiday season by saying, "The need is always there, There's always people who find themselves with a little less
    Captain Kevin Zanders of the Salvation Army summed up the need for donations during the holiday season by saying, "The need is always there."
  • Disney on Ice: Passport to Adventure at The Huntington Center

    Disney on Ice: Passport to Adventure at The Huntington Center

    Thursday, December 5 2013 8:28 AM EST2013-12-05 13:28:09 GMT
    "Disney On Ice: Passport To Adventure" at The Huntington Center now through Sunday.
    "Disney On Ice: Passport To Adventure" at The Huntington Center now through Sunday.
  • Perrysburg hosts holiday parade

    Perrysburg hosts holiday parade

    Sunday, December 1 2013 11:14 PM EST2013-12-02 04:14:00 GMT
    Perrysburg rang in the holiday season with its annual holiday parade on Sunday.Horse-drawn carriages, dancers, clowns and Santa himself marched through Downtown Perrysburg.Hot chocolate and candy canes
    Perrysburg rang in the holiday season with its annual holiday parade on Sunday.
  • Behind the scenes of The Nutcracker

    Behind the scenes of The Nutcracker

    Sunday, December 1 2013 10:44 AM EST2013-12-01 15:44:07 GMT
    The Ballet Theatre of Toledo's production of the holiday favorite, "The Nutcracker," takes the stage at the Valentine Sunday at 2 p.m.
    The Ballet Theatre of Toledo's production of the holiday favorite, "The Nutcracker," takes the stage at the Valentine Sunday at 2 p.m.
  • Weather will cooperate with Black Friday shoppers

    Weather will cooperate with Black Friday shoppers

    Friday, November 29 2013 7:40 AM EST2013-11-29 12:40:43 GMT
    Black Friday shoppers will certainly need that winter coat, but otherwise, the weather will cooperate. During the day, readings will struggle to a high of 32 degrees under a partly sunny sky.
    Black Friday shoppers will certainly need that winter coat, but otherwise, the weather will cooperate. During the day, readings will struggle to a high of 32 degrees under a partly sunny sky.
  • Local church serves Thanksgiving meals to nearly 300

    Local church serves Thanksgiving meals to nearly 300

    Thursday, November 28 2013 7:27 PM EST2013-11-29 00:27:21 GMT
    A lot of you spend Thanksgiving with family, sharing a big meal, but some people aren't that fortunate. That's why a number of local groups are stepping up to brighten Thanksgiving this year. One of those is
    A lot of you spend Thanksgiving with family, sharing a big meal, but some people aren't that fortunate.
  • Holiday shopping season begins on Thanksgiving

    Holiday shopping season begins on Thanksgiving

    Thursday, November 28 2013 6:21 PM EST2013-11-28 23:21:04 GMT
    (AP) -- Stores are hoping holiday shoppers will gobble their turkey on Thanksgiving afternoon, but save the pumpkin pie for later. As more than a dozen major retailers from Target to Toys R Us open on
    Stores are hoping holiday shoppers will gobble their turkey on Thanksgiving afternoon, but save the pumpkin pie for later.
  • One of America's biggest turkey farms is in NW Ohio

    One of America's biggest turkey farms is in NW Ohio

    Thursday, November 28 2013 5:29 PM EST2013-11-28 22:29:00 GMT
    Cooper Farms is the largest turkey farm in Ohio and the 12th largest in the United States. The third generation family business raises 15 million baby turkeys every year. Before they hatch they are kept
    Cooper Farms is the largest turkey farm in Ohio and the 12th largest in the United States. The third generation family business raises 15 million baby turkeys every year. Before they hatch they are kept
  • AAA offers ‘Tipsy Tow’ for Thanksgiving partygoers

    AAA offers ‘Tipsy Tow’ for Thanksgiving partygoers

    Thursday, November 28 2013 4:38 PM EST2013-11-28 21:38:20 GMT
    Triple-A works year-round to help keep drivers safe on the roads, and the organization is offering a special service to make sure that happens this Thanksgiving. The company is offering a "Tipsy Tow"
    Triple-A works year-round to help keep drivers safe on the roads, and the organization is offering a special service to make sure that happens this Thanksgiving.
  • Organizations offer free Thanksgiving meals to needy

    Organizations offer free Thanksgiving meals to needy

    Thursday, November 28 2013 1:45 PM EST2013-11-28 18:45:32 GMT
    Community organizations are serving up thousands of Thanksgiving meals to help feed those in need in our community. Cherry Street Mission is teaming up with the Real Seafood Restaurant to make sure no
    Community organizations are serving up thousands of Thanksgiving meals to help feed those in need in our community.
  • Church prepares Thanksgiving dinner for community

    Church prepares Thanksgiving dinner for community

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 5:06 PM EST2013-11-27 22:06:50 GMT
    If you're struggling to put food on the table this Thanksgiving, a local church wants to help. Church of the Cross on Eastgate is serving the traditional holiday meal to anyone who walks through their
    If you're struggling to put food on the table this Thanksgiving, a local church wants to help. Church of the Cross on Eastgate is serving the traditional holiday meal to anyone who walks through their doors Thursday.
  • Local restaurant gives free Thanksgiving meal to homeless

    Local restaurant gives free Thanksgiving meal to homeless

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 5:40 PM EST2013-11-26 22:40:40 GMT
    Tuesday a local Monroe restaurant hosted Thanksgiving for the homeless Cozy Corner Coney Island opened it's doors to hundreds of people for a free Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. The family
    Tuesday a local Monroe restaurant hosted Thanksgiving for the homeless Cozy Corner Coney Island opened it's doors to hundreds of people for a free Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. The family
  • Snow, ice, rain and wind bring travel troubles to our east

    Snow, ice rain and wind bring travel troubles to our east

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 5:36 PM EST2013-11-26 22:36:04 GMT
    A large storm system is crossing the Northeast as we approach the busiest travel day of the year. Those driving east will encounter snow from Cleveland to the east tonight, and air travel will likely be impacted.
    A large storm system is crossing the Northeast as we approach the busiest travel day of the year. Those driving east will encounter snow from Cleveland to the east tonight, and air travel will likely be impacted.
  • Christmas tree "Bruce the Spruce" arrives in DC

    Christmas tree "Bruce the Spruce" arrives in DC

    Monday, November 25 2013 7:06 PM EST2013-11-26 00:06:57 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (11/25/2013) – Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Capitol's Christmas tree arrived on the West Lawn of the Capitol building Monday.Harvested in Coleville National Forest in
    Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Capitol's Christmas tree arrived on the West Lawn of the Capitol building Monday.
  • Black Friday shoppers camp out in cold

    Black Friday shoppers camp out in cold

    Sunday, November 24 2013 11:14 PM EST2013-11-25 04:14:59 GMT
    A handful of shoppers have already set up outside of the Best Buy on Monroe Street. They're hoping to hold their place for Friday's sales.The shoppers have set up a tent, even through temperatures are
    handful of shoppers have already set up outside of the Best Buy on Monroe Street. They're hoping to hold their place for Friday's sales.
  • Wolcott House offers glimpse of Christmas past

    Wolcott House offers glimpse of Christmas past

    Sunday, November 24 2013 6:18 PM EST2013-11-24 23:18:52 GMT
    Families got a glimpse of Christmas in the 19th century at the Wolcott House in Maumee.Kids and parents toured the home, which was built in 1827. and viewed classic Christmas decorations. Kids also got
    Families got a glimpse of Christmas in the 19th century at the Wolcott House in Maumee.
  • Church passes out Thanksgiving dinners to those in need

    Church passes out Thanksgiving dinners to those in need

    Sunday, November 24 2013 6:17 PM EST2013-11-24 23:17:20 GMT
    The First Apostolic Church in Toledo gave 150 families the ingredients to prepare Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday. The church spent nearly $7000 purchasing turkeys, pumpkin pies and other ingredients to
    The First Apostolic Church in Toledo gave 150 families the ingredients to prepare Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday.
  • Smart shopping for the holidays and a tasty tomato dish

    Smart shopping for the holidays and a tasty tomato dish

    Sunday, November 24 2013 5:33 PM EST2013-11-24 22:33:59 GMT
    This week bargain hunting expert Paula Wethington explains how to be sure you're getting good deals at the holiday season.She also warns of some of the holiday pitfalls for your wallet.Then Registered
    This week bargain hunting expert Paula Wethington explains how to be sure you're getting good deals at the holiday season.She also warns of some of the holiday pitfalls for your wallet.
  • BG kicks off holiday season with Christmas parade

    BG kicks off holiday season with Christmas parade

    Saturday, November 23 2013 7:18 PM EST2013-11-24 00:18:11 GMT
    Bowling Green residents kicked off the holiday season with the annual Christmas parade on Saturday. Ten marching bands, 40 floats and 140 parade entries helped get people in the spirit of the season.Resident
    Bowling Green residents kicked off the holiday season with the annual Christmas parade on Saturday.
  • Christmas won't be cancelled in Defiance

    Christmas won't be cancelled in Defiance

    Friday, November 22 2013 7:45 AM EST2013-11-22 12:45:26 GMT
    There is a holiday twist to a ballot box blunder. The reversal of a tax levy failure in the November election means Christmas is no longer cancelled in Defiance. 13abc's Christine Long reports from the
    The reversal of a tax levy failure in the November election because of a ballot box blunder means holiday decorations won't be cut.
  • Helping Hands seeks donations for Christmas baskets

    Helping Hands seeks donations for Christmas baskets

    Monday, November 18 2013 10:15 PM EST2013-11-19 03:15:20 GMT
    Helping Hands of Saint Louis is asking for donations to help provide holiday meals for those in need. The organization expects to pass out at least 200 baskets for Christmas this year, but holiday donations are
    Helping Hands of Saint Louis is asking for donations to help provide holiday meals for those in need.