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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.

Police receive three vandalism reports Sunday

Ada police received three separate reports of vandalism on Sunday, Sept. 13, according to the police reports. And, later in the evening the police received a report that someone thought a vehicle hit something.

• 138 S. Johnson St., 8:30 a.m.
• 316 S. Johnson St., 1:51 p.m.
• 217 E. Lehr Ave., 3:42 p.m.
  Reported as hit-skip accident, vehicle hit with a bat
• 210 E. Dobbins Ave., 10:19 p.m.
  Reported hearing a vehicle hitting something

Hardin County Sheriff logs from Sept. 8 to 15 are attached.

3 fire alarms on campus Sept. 7-8

Ada-Liberty Township Fire Department responded to three fire alarm fire calls – twice on Sept. 7 and once on Sept. 8, according to the Ada police docket.

On Sept. 7 at 9:25 p.m. the department had a call from Taggart Law library. Then, at 11:16 p.m. the department had a call from Hill Hall.

On Sept. 8, the department received a second call to Hill Hall, this one at 11:16 p.m.

Hardin County sheriff logs from Sept. 2 to Sept. 8 are attached.

Charges expected to be filed against two juveniles

Ada depot park will now be closed to the public from dusk to dawn

As a result of vandalism to the Ada depot, Ada’s council moved to close the depot park from dusk to dawn. The action took place at Tuesday’s council meeting.

According to Michael Harnishfeger, police chief, the depot was vandalized on Aug. 18 with graffiti. Words and images were spray painted on the depot. In addition, random vehicles in the community were also hit by vandalism.

The police have two juvenile suspects and charges against them will be filed in Hardin County Juvenile Court, according to Harnishfeger.

Attached at the bottom of this story are Hardin County Sheriff logs covering Aug. 26 to Sept. 2.

2 fatal accidents in the county within the past 24 hours

One involved two vehicles, the second was a single vehicle accident

Two fatal motor vehicle crashes have been recorded in Hardin County within 24 hours, according to the Hardin County Sheriff's office. The department provide the following details:

Two-vehicle head-on accident
At 12:22 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, the county dispatch was notified of a two-vehicle head-on crash on County Road 75 south of Ohio Route 67W in McDonald Township, which claimed the life of Joseph R. Moore, 56, of rural Kenton.

The crash occurred when Moore’s southbound vehicle drove into the path of a northbound truck and trailer operated by Keith Elsasser, 68, of Kenton. Elsasser was not injured.