Governor Jindal visits with Ottumwa voters

As election season grows near, Ottumwa has began to see additional visits by Presidential candidates to our area. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal marks the second visit in just three days by potential Republican ...

Shooting on Van Buren Ave in Ottumwa

Police responded to a shooting this morning on Van Buren Avenue  on Ottumwa’s east side. We don’t have many details at this time, but what we do know is that a person was shot in the arm at around 5:45 ...

The Market on Main held their grand reopening on Friday night to coincide with the “Ladies Night Out” event in downtown Ottumwa. Market on Main’s Interim Executive Director Melissa Little told ...

Join the American Gothic House Center for a special presentation by Joni Kinsey, professor in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa, on Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. at the American Gothic House. ...

Tenco receives $25,000 grant

Tenco has received a $25,000 grant from the John Deere Foundation to assist in the construction of a 4-bay hydroponic greenhouse (88’ x 128’) in Wapello County. “We deeply appreciate this,” stated Tenco ...

Mediacom expanding TV lineup

Mediacom continues to expand viewing choices for subscribers of cable television with its announcement this week that DIY Network and the Cooking Channel will be added to the lineup May 1. The new channels feature a ...

Fire Chief provides clarification on OHS Fire

Ottumwa Fire Chief Tony Miller provided some clarification on two recent issues making the news in Ottumwa. When asked WHY the name of the 15 year old Ottumwa High School Student charged with Arson in connection ...

Market on Main set to reopen

After being closed for several weeks, Market on Main will reopen Saturday, with a new leader and a new look. On April 3rd, Brad Little, Executive Director of the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation, announced that ...

Make Ottumwa Shine zones going quick

About half of the areas needing adoption for clean up for the City’s “Make Ottumwa Shine Week” have been spoken for by volunteers, according to Jody Gates of the Health and Inspections Department. ...

A study of the operations of used car lots and their impact upon residential areas of Ottumwa has begun, according to Jody Gates of the City Health and Inspections Department. The purpose of the study, Gates said, ...

Demand still high for blue recycling carts

The demand for those big blue recycling carts on wheels has surpassed the supply, according to Jody Gates of the City’s Health and Inspections Department. Gates said today that Grant Money to purchase the ...

Market on Main to reopen

After being closed for several months, Market on Main will reopen Saturday under  new leader and a new look. On April 3rd Brad Little Executive Director of the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation announced Market on ...

Fiorina stops in Ottumwa

Ottumwans got their first introduction to a potential presidential candidate today. Carly Fiorina hasn’t officially announced her campaign for the presidency yet, but Thursday’s event had the feeling of ...

Regular KBIZ listeners will soon notice a change in our lineup. Mike Huckabee is ending his Huckabee Report program aired by KBIZ multiple times per day. The reason: he’s running for president. CNN is ...

Juvenile arrested for OHS Arson

A 15 year old Ottumwa High School student has been arrested for Arson, says Deputy Fire Chief Cory Benge. The juvenile was charged with first degree arson, a class B felony. If tried as an adult, the sentence could ...

The Indian Hills Auction will be held this Saturday, starting at 10:00 A.M., at the North Campus at the Ottumwa Regional Airport. Doors open at 9:00 A.M. Pictures of around 200 of the auction items up for bid can be ...

McDanel to claim self defense

Another update now on a local murder case. Dustin McDanel’s attorney filed notice with the court that he intends to claim self-defense in his first-degree murder trial. McDanel was charged with the January 4th ...

Chicago, Scheherazade open this week

The Indian Hills Community College Drama Department is in the final stages of preparing their spring show: Chicago. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical is a satire on corruption in the administration ...

City Council approves Hardee’s, Pro Lube rezone

The Ottumwa City Council met in regular session Tuesday night in the council chambers of City Hall. The City Council gave approval to the site plans for Ottumwa’s newest restaurant, Hardee’s. KBIZ first reported ...

During its monthly all-day session, Ottumwa Leadership Academy focused on local business, industry, and agriculture.  The Academy was able to talk with General Manager Randy Zorn of Cargill Meat Solutions and Plant ...

An Ottumwa Doctor who practices at the Jefferson County Health Center’s Medical Arts Clinic in Fairfield says that Jefferson County has one of the lowest immunization rates in Iowa. Dr. Jay Heistman, a ...

Ottumwa Mayor Tom Lazio is touting a recent trip by an Ottumwa delegation to the Nation’s Capital as a very positive experience. Mayor Lazio, along with City Administrator Joe Helfenberger, Public Works ...

The City of Ottumwa has closed the bridge in Wildwood Park for an indefinite period of time. City Officials closed the structure this morning around 8 A.M., after discovering a “hole” in the floor of the ...

Vandalism suspected in OHS fire

Vandalism is suspected in a small fire at the Ottumwa High School this morning. School Officials note that the fire was quickly extinguished, and only minor damage to a toilet paper dispenser, and a bathroom divider ...

The Wapello County Health Fair is this Saturday at the YMCA. Activities include a pancake breakfast for $3, Dizzy the Clown will do Dizzercise with the kids, free chair massages, free H.Pyloric tests, free games ...