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Ada police log for March 20

Police report for Feb. 25 - March 10

The following is Ada police reports were provided to the Icon by the Hardin County Sheriff's office. 

Feb. 25
Reckless operation of a vehicle, SR 235
Medical emergency, ONU Engineering Building
Traffic stop, S. Gilbert St.

Feb. 26
Disabled vehicle, Ada High School

Feb. 27
3 traffic stops
Medical emergency, S. Main St.
Medical emergency, Jocelyn Dr.

Feb. 28
Medical emergency, W. Lima Ave.
Medical emergency, Vancrest Nursing Home
Medical emergency, Maglott Hall

Police report for Feb. 11 - 23

The following is Ada police reports were provided to the Icon by the Hardin County Sheriff's office. 

Feb. 11
Medical emergency, Meyer Hall
Investigate complaint, Union St.
3 traffic stops
Medical emergency, Presser Hall

Feb. 12
Medical emergency, Conley Ave.
Fire, E. Lehr Ave. 
Medical emergency, Vancrest Nursing Home
Custody dispute, E. Lehr Ave.
Traffic stop, N. Main St.
Medical emergency, N. Main St.
Animal Call, W. North Ave.

Sheriff statement: "Missing area juveniles are located"

Following an extensive investigation

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement at 4:34 p.m. today (Feb. 18) concerning previously missing area juveniles.

The statement follows:
Following an extensive investigation by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office into a report of missing juveniles, all of the missing teens have been located.

The investigation stemmed from a complaint of two runaway male juveniles from the Ada area on Feb. 11. The two were identified as Gauge Sugden, age 14, and Tylor Kephart, age 14. During the course of the investigation it was learned that Makayla Kephart, age 17, who had been reported missing from Findlay, was believed to be with Tylor Kephart.

Fire in Forest home on Sunday impacts family of four

The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter responded to a fire on County Road 17, Forest, early Sunday morning.

The Red Cross provided assistance for the immediate needs of the family of four living in the home, such as temporary lodging, food and clothing.

“We’re deeply saddened for those who were impacted by this fire,” said Todd James, Executive Director, North Central Ohio Chapter.

To assist the persons affected by the fire, contact James at todd.james@redcross.org.

Ada traffic accidents decreased drastically from 2017 to 2019

Police chief's year-end report includes 30 pages of information

Traffic accidents in Ada have decreased drastically in the past three years, with 37 reported in 2019, 42 in 2018 and 59 in 2017.

Accidents, criminal summons issued and incident reports also decreased from 2018 to 2019.

Traffic citations increased and parking violations remained nearly unchanged from 2018 to 2019.

Those are among statistics Michael Harnishfeger, Ada police chief, reported to Ada council in his comprehensive 30-page year-end report. The report includes a four-page overview of the department, plus other department information.

Viewers may read the entire report in the attachment at the bottom of this story.