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Sheriff's Office investigating one-vehicle crash on SR 81

East of Ada at 6:50 p.m. last evening

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a one-vehicle crash that occurred on State Route 81 east of Ada at 6:50 p.m. on Feb. 20.

The owner of the vehicle, Jackie Benton of Dunkirk, reported the vehicle stolen approximately 15 minutes before the crash at the intersection of State Route 309 and State Roue 195.

According to the Hardin County Sheriff's Office: The driver/suspect then crashed the vehicle on State Route 81 near the intersection of  Township Road 55 east of Ada.

The investigation continues into the driver/suspect, Jeffrey Staver of Lima, and the circumstances surrounding the incident.

McGuffey accident kills one, sends two to hospital

A single-vehicle accident in Marion Township, south of McGuffey resulted in one death and two persons hospitalized on Feb. 13.

Jack Parkins, of McGuffey, was driving east on County Road 110 on Feb. 13 and lost control of the vehicle, going off the south side of the road, according to Hardin County Sheriff's Office.

The car overturned in a drainage ditch. A passenger in the vehicle, Patricia Parr, of McGuffey, was taken to Lima Memorial Health System, where she was pronounced dead.

Parkins and another passenger, Jeffery Jones, were also taken to Lima Memorial with non-life-threatening injuries.

Search warrant leads to stolen items recovered in Ridgeway

Hardin County Sheriff deputies along with the Hardin County Crime Task Force executed a search waarrant at 109 N. Hardin St., Ridgeway, on Feb. 13, according to the sheriff's office.

The search warrant was as a result of a tip from the West Virginia state police.

Deputies located a stolen goose neck trailer, two side-by-side UTV's, all reported stolen from West Virginia, along with numerous other stolen items.

A truck was also seized by deputies. The case remains under investigation according to Sheriff Keith Everhart.

Student identified in Thursday written school threat

On Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Ada Police Department was called to the Ada Schools in reference to a written threat that had been discovered on a wall within the school. 

After an investigation by Ada School Administration and the Ada Police Department a student was identified as the writer and no credible threat existed.

The Ada Schools will be handling any disciplinary action while the Ada Police Department continues to its investigation into possible criminal charges.

ATV accident takes life of driver

Jeremy Imes was killed in an ATV accident near his home southeast of Ada on Monday night.

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash, according to the sheriff's report.

The crash occurred in a woods at the residence, 4597 State Route 701. Deputies believe Imes was driving the vehicle on a trail and struck a downed tree, which caused the ATV to flip over on top of him.

The sheriff's office was called just after midnight on Tuesday. Imes was deceased when officers arrived.

Single-vehicle accident claims life of Alger resident

An Alger man was killed Tuesday night in a single-vehicle crash according to the Hardin County Sheriff's Office.

Terry L. Hattery, 70, of Alger, was driving a pickup truck at 6:40 p.m. west on state Route 309 near County Road 115 when he drove off the north side of the road and struck a tree.

Hattery was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the sheriff's report.

The crash remained under investigation Wednesday

Ada police with K9 Jaeger confiscate cash, drugs and vehicle in heroin raid

"Excellent work by the officers of the Ada Police Department and K9 Jaeger. Officers and K9 Jaeger confiscated cash, drugs and a vehicle from Heroin pushers.

The Heroin epidemic is a scourge to our nation and local communities. Ada officers are committed to this fight to keep drugs out of our community. Excellent work officers and K9 Jaeger."

Ada police investigating several car break-ins

The Ada Police Department Facebook posted the following message earlier this evening:

S.A.F.E.R. Alert (Seeking Aid From Every Resident): The Ada Police Department is actively investigating several car break-ins, especially in the very early morning hours. A subject has been observed recently, described as a stocky build, approximately 5'8", white male. 

Please remember to secure your vehicles and houses, and please call the Ada Police Department at 419-634-0010 to report any suspicious activity.

Please contact the Ada Police Department with any information related to these crimes.

Friday accident: Life Flight takes one injured person to St. Vincent's

Details are now available concerning Friday's Interstate 75 accident north of Ada near State Route 235, according to information from the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol.

Bluffton police, fire and EMS assisted the patrol at the crash scene.

According to the Patrol: A Utah man suffered life-threatening injuries in a three-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer on northbound Interstate 75, near the Ohio 235 exit.

Suspect caught in Keith's Hardware theft

A suspect has been apprehended in the recent theft at Keith's Hardware, according to Michael Harnishfeger, Ada police chief.

Here is his announcement from the Ada police Facebook

Update on S.A.F.E.R. Alert for Keith's Hardware.
The Hispanic male has been identified and is currently in custody in Wyandot County on an unrelated Burglary charge.

Please note that we will not publicly identify him until formal charges are made locally. This subject did not live in Ada.