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November 25, 2020

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Semi on fire in Bluffton

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - An explosion around 8:30 p.m. this evening jolted Bluffton residents as the noise echoed across town. A semi heading into town on State Route 103 near Diamond Manufacturing experienced a malfunction. The quick-thinking driver pulled into the Diamond parking lot, disengaged the cab from the trailer, driving the cab to safety while the trailer was ablaze. Blufton rescue squads were immediately on the scene. Jefferson Street was blocked off from County Line Road to the railroad. Smoke from the fire was visible west of Main Street.

High winds cause power line damage

Sunday's high winds resulted in some power line damages in Ada.

Police report that at 9:09 p.m. a low hanging wire caused a traffic stop near 511 N. Main St. due to the winds.

Ada police seeing cases of residents falling victim to scams

Legitimate agencies will never ask for money over the phone

Michael Harnishfeger, Ada police chief, issues a scam warning today on the Ada Police Facebook.

He wrote that while reviewing several cases that have come into the police department he noticed that several residents have fallen victim to online or phone scams.

Here’s the police department's advice to residents:

It seems like every day I receive one or two phone calls that start by asking me to "please do not hang up." This is my instant cue to hang up. 

I have found that hanging up on any, even remotely, suspicious call is the best way to keep my information safe and protect myself from identity theft.

Fire department responds to Friday call on East Lincoln

Ada fire and rescue squad responded to a fire alarm on Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:24 p.m., according to the Ada police log.

The report stated that smoke was coming out of window and that someone may be inside the building sat 540 E. Lincoln Ave., Unit 8.

Ada rescue personnel responded to a two-vehicle accident at 2:14 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27. The accident involved injuries and occurred in the 400 block of South Johnson Street.

The Hardin County sheriff’s log from Sept. 23 to 27 are attached.

Sheriff's log Sept. 15-22

Here are the Hardin County Sheriff's logs covering the period Sept. 15 to 22.

Harrod man killed in early morning accident

Hardin County Sheriff’s office responded to a two-vehicle injury accident at the intersection of State Route 67 and 235 at 6:38 a.m., Friday, Sept. 18. Here is the sheriff’s report:

Upon arrival they found that a southbound white Honda Accord driven by Charles Smith, Jr., of Harrod, had pulled from the stop sign on State Route 235 into the path of a westbound Chevy SUV driven by Jade Zartman of Belle Center.

The Chevy SUV struck the Honda broadside in the driver’s side.

The driver of the Honda, Charles Smith, Jr., was declared dead at the scene by EMS. The driver of the Chevy and her minor passengers suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.