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February 27, 2020

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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.

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

Two discovered dead north of Ada on Monday evening

In residence on Township Road 56

Two deaths, discovered at about 9 p.m. north of Ada on Monday, June 19, are under investigation by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.

One woman and one man were found dead at a 23287 Township Road 56, Ada, residence, just north of U.S. Route 30 between Bluffton and Ada.

Marie R. Beach, 18, formerly of Lima, was identified as the woman. The man has not yet been identified.

Both bodies were taken to Lucas County for autopsies, according to the sheriff’s department, and the deaths are not currently under investigation.

Sheriff Captain Roger Trice said that the deaths were not a violent crime.

Drugs seized in Kenton house

Two children removed from home

The Hardin County Crime Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence in the 500 block of E. Franklin St. in Kenton on Monday night.

The search resulted in the seizure of heroin, suspected crack cocaine, prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia and $250 cash.

Two children were removed from the house and placed in the care of non-involved family members.

Charges are pending on 3 adults who were present in the house and on one adult who had been observed leaving the property.

Sgt Deckling graduates

Congratulation to Sgt. Donnie Deckling for graduating from the 71st Police Executive Leadership College. This course entailed 13.5 days in class over three months, 20 required readings, 13 journal entries, 5 research papers, 5 community interviews, 20 topics, 3 team projects, 3 speeches and 15 instructors.

Ada-Liberty EMS received "Medical run of the year award"

From Lima Memorial Health Systems for action taken in October 2016

Ada-Liberty EMS received the 2017 Medical Run of the Year Award presented by Lima Memorial Health Systems earlier this week.

Members Jennifer McCombs, Kortni Rooker, Dot Jordan along with Ada patrolman John Iten responded to a patient in cardiac arrest on Oct 3, 2016.

As a team, they managed to treat and transport the patient to Lima Memorial.

The patient is living today with no deficits. Each member respectfully received this award and all would say they were just "doing their job."