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July 23, 2019

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Five taken to Lima Memorial Hospital

Accident at SR 235 and 81 on Tuesday

Story and photos by Monty Siekerman
Five people were taken to Lima Memorial Hospital following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of SR 235 and SR 81 at 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday. None of the injuries were life threatening.

A red SUV driven by Lisa Karn, 55, of Findlay collided with a black pickup driven by Daniel Nash, 16, of rural Ada. Karn was cited for running a red light.

Transported to Lima Memorial Hospital by Ada EMS were Karn and four of her passengers, Madison Melton, 11, Alexis Amsler, 10, Alexavier Amsler, 7, and McKayla Butler, 9, all of Findlay.

Sheriff's Office receives grant to reduce impaired driving.

The Hardin County Sheriff's Office has received a $29,000 grant from the federal government to pay overtime to deputies and related expenses for traffic enforcement, especially impaired driving.

Sheriff's Office: No-Shave-November

The Hardin County sheriff and his deputies might look a little scruffy in November, but it's all for a good cause. The traditional No-Shave-November campaign brings awareness to the plight of cancer sufferers nationwide.

However, this year the proceeds of the campaign will be given to the Eastman and McDonald familes of the South East Hardin EMS squad to assist in offsetting the medical bills of Peggy Eastman and the funeral expenses of Krista McDonald.

Drive safe or get ticketed

Today, Wednesday, Nov. 1, law enforcement officers in Hardin County will begin keeping a keen eye on drivers, looking for all manor of violations during the month because six people have been killed on roads and highways here this year.
State highway patrol, sheriff's officers, Ada and Kenton police today will begin a Hardin County target enforcement of driving laws focusing on failure-to-yield, which caused 3 fatalities; seat-belt violations; and distracted driving, which occurs more now with texting.

Police to crack down on driving violations

Hardin County police departments, including Ada, will conduct targeted enforcement during November because fatalities have increased. There have been six deaths this year in six separate accidents, 50 percent the result of failure-to-yield.

The Ohio State Patrol, Hardin County Sheriff's Office, and Ada and Kenton Police Departments will focus on failure-to-yield, seat-belt violations, and distracted driving.

Ada's Peace Officer K9 Team officially certified

Ada Police Sgt. Matt Purdy and K9 Oakley were certified on Friday as an Ohio Peace Officer K9 Team.

K9 Oakley was brought on due to the accidental death of K9 Jaeger earlier this year.  

"Today we remember K9 Jaeger and thank him for his service, while we welcome K9 Oakley and look forward to a long life of service to the Village of Ada," said Police Chief Michael Harnishfeger.

K9 Oakley is a 3- year old female German Shephard who will serve as a Patrol/Special Service K9.