County unemployment rates were down in every county in the state in April. The jobless rate fell to 3.8 percent in Van Wert County, dropping from 4.5 percent in March.


May 01--The Georgetown Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a serious injury, two-vehicle crash involving a school bus near the Scioto County line. The crash occurred Thursday, at approximately 3:46 p.m..


A vehicle-school bus accident closed down a section of State Route 125 near Lynx on Thursday, April 30 around 3:45 p.m. Reports say that a 17-year old girl from Scioto County was traveling westbound on 125 in a 2007 Ford Focus when she crossed the center line and collided with an Adams County/Ohio Valley Local School District bus. The driver was reportedly ejected from the vehicle and was later airlifted to the UC Medical Center and as of Friday morning, was recovering from non life-threatening injuries.