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Eva and Ken Wolke

August 18, 2017

Poetic License

We're assuming this is Peterson 2. It's a Hancock County plate the Icon spotted on a black Ford Expedition EL at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool.

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Ada Police Alert

AVOID Gilbert Street at the Railroad Tracks for the next 8 to 10 hours due to railroad gates down. In the process of repairs now.

The Ada Police Department is reporting that the railroad gates at Gilbert Street are down due to a malfunction. The railroad is in the process of making repairs but they are scheduled to be down most of the day. The Main Street and Johnson Street crossings are open.

Man barricades himself in house

A deputy from the Hardin  County Sheriff’s Office attempted to make a traffic stop in Ada after viewing a routine traffic violation.   The suspect vehicle failed to stop and continued to 417 W. Highland Ave.   The driver of the vehicle, later identified as John Denton, immediately became combative with the deputy and an officer from the Ada Police Department.   

The deputy's cruiser was damaged by Denton who was able to get into his residence after damaging the patrol vehicle and began to barricade himself inside.   

Denton’s elderly mother did exit the residence and was safely removed from the scene.   

Hardin County Grand Jury indicts two area residents

Hardin County Sheriff’s Deputies executed warrants on indictments earlier this week by arresting two Ada area men on separate and unrelated cases.

The warrants were issued July 26, after indictments were handed down by a Hardin County Grand Jury.

Arrested were Albert L. Mast, Sr., of 0691 Township Road 25, Ada, and Dennis L. Dellifield of 415 Willeke Ave., Ada.

Mast is charged with a 123-count indictment, which include felony rape, gross sexual imposition, sexual imposition and sexual battery.

Suspected arson

The Hardin County Fire and Explosion Investigation Team is seeking information regarding a suspected arson fire that occurred at 23382 County Road 144, Kenton at approximately 11:20 p.m. on July 4.

The fire heavily damaged a house owned by Gary Oates. Anyone with any information about the fire, should contact Detective Mike Conley at the Hardin County Sheriff's Office (419)673-1268.

Another way to give in memory of Jaeger

The Ada Police Department has set up a GoFundMe for gifts in Jaeger's memory to go toward the purchase of a new K9; however, some people would rather make a donation without going on line. 

The police department says they will be glad to accept donations in the office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Go Fund Me enables persons to make online donations to projects. The following is from the Go Fund Me site. It explains the Ada police department's request for funding.

As of Friday, $480 had be raised toward a goal of $8,000.

Jaeger's story here

Drug charges pending for two

Another drug raid in Kenton on Thursday found illegal narcotics and resulted in charges pending against a man and a women who have been taken to the Multi-County Correctional Center. Two children were in the residence, removed, and placed with family members.

The Hardin County Task Force, assisted by the Sheriff's Office, Kenton Police, BKP Ambulance, Children's Services, and Prosecutor's Office, found heroin, pills, and drug abuse instruments after serving a search warrant at 398 E. Forest Rd., apartment 46, in Kenton.

More drugs found in Kenton

The Hardin County Crime Task Force executed a search warrant at 723 W. Lima St, Lot #2 in Kenton on Tuesday. 

Twenty-six individual doses of heroin, 60 capsules of a controlled substance, drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia were seized.  Two adult males were arrested, one for an outstanding warrant and one for a probation violation. Additional charges are pending on them as well two women also found at the residence. 

The Task Force was assisted by the Kenton Police Department,  Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, Hardin County Special Response Team and the Hardin County Prosecutor’s Office.

Miniature horses brought to Ada

When it rained all day on Friday, the mounted posse didn't make the scene at War Memorial Park because it would be unpleasant for youngsters to see the big horses outside in the inclement weather.

Never fear, the children were overjoyed to see the substitute, two miniature horses brought to Ada by the Hardin County Sheriff's Mounted Unit.

Sheriff given simulator

The Hardin County sheriff's office has been given a driving simulator that will be used in schools and made available at festivals and fairs.

"The more kids get behind the wheel of the simulator the more lives will be saved," said Sheriff Keith Everhart. "The simulator will help drivers curb poor driving habits."

The simulator was donated by Dom and Terri Tiberi of the Maria Tiberi Foundation as well as from Erie Insurance and Newland-Heydinger Insurance in Kenton.

The simulator will be dedicated to the memories of Keegan McKee and Layton Rogers who both lost their lives in car crashes this year. Members of both families were on hand for the presentation.

Hancock sheriff: Two deaths are drug related

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office said the deaths of a male and female in a rural Ada house Monday night appear be drug related. The bodies have been sent to Lucas County for autopsy.

CLICK HERE for initial story.

The deaths were not the result of violent crime, the sheriff’s office said.