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VAN WERT- Auditions are being sought for the sixth annual Ohio Has Talent! show, featuring area and statewide acts competing for cash prizes.

Auditions will be held Nov. 2nd and 3rd at Trinity Friends Church in Van Wert. Eighteen acts will be selected to perform in the Feb. 9, 2013 show at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. Audition applications are due Oct. 26.

Applications are posted at or can be picked up at the Community Health Professionals office, 1159 Westwood Dr., Van Wert.

Winners from the show will be awarded cash prizes of: $500-first place, $250-second place, $100-third place based on audience votes.

Last year, two performers from Ohio Has Talent! moved on to perform at the statewide, Ohio Idol competition; one of which advanced to the Top 50 in that competition.

Photos and video clips of previous years' performances are posted on Facebook and YouTube; search Ohio Has Talent.

Presented by Community Health Professionals, proceeds from the show will benefit the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. For more information call Kim Mason at (419) 238-0200.