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April 21, 2021

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Multiple Vehicle Crash

The Hardin County Sheriff’s office is currently investigating a multiple vehicle crash that occurred at 8:04 a.m. at County Road 110 and Township Road 205 in Goshen township.


A southbound vehicle on Township Road 205 occupied by five juveniles failed to yield at a stop sign and was struck by a vehicle headed eastbound on County Road 110.


Three of the five juveniles were lifeflighted to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Toledo with life-threatening injuries.


Two other juveniles were transported by ground ambulance to area hospitals. The driver of the other vehicle was treated at the scene.


Missing child found in cornfield

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Hardin Northern Schools on Thursday about a child that ran away from the building.  The child ran into a large cornfield north of the school.

The child was found 1:45 minutes later in a field north and east of the school property.    He was returned to the care and custody of his parents

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by Bluffton Life Flight, Dunkirk Fire Department,  Hardin County Dog Warden, and local residents.

Sobriety checkpoint set for Labor Day weekend

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on South Main in Kenton on from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The checkpoint is part of “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” high visibility traffic enforcement initiative covering the busy Labor Day weekend. A fatality occurs every 34 minutes in the U.S. during Labor Day weekend.

Sheriff Keith Everhart pointed out that highway safety data indicates
that highly visible enforcement campaigns reduce drunk-driving fatalities by
as much as 20%.   

He said, "It's our goal to have an unmistakable presence, ready to arrest drunk drivers who put lives at risk.”

Hardin County Crime Task Force acts

Acting on information developed by a narcotics investigation, the Hardin County Crime Task Force served a search warrant at 705 E. Franklin St. Kenton at 4:00 pm yesterday, August 23rd.   

Heroin, marijuana, prescription pills and cash were seized.  One person was arrested and lodged at the Multi-County Correctional Center in Marion.  

The Task Force was assisted by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, Kenton and Forest Police Departments, The Hardin County Prosecutor’s Office and Hardin County Children’s Services.

Ada Police Alert

AVOID Gilbert Street at the Railroad Tracks for the next 8 to 10 hours due to railroad gates down. In the process of repairs now.

The Ada Police Department is reporting that the railroad gates at Gilbert Street are down due to a malfunction. The railroad is in the process of making repairs but they are scheduled to be down most of the day. The Main Street and Johnson Street crossings are open.

Man barricades himself in house

A deputy from the Hardin  County Sheriff’s Office attempted to make a traffic stop in Ada after viewing a routine traffic violation.   The suspect vehicle failed to stop and continued to 417 W. Highland Ave.   The driver of the vehicle, later identified as John Denton, immediately became combative with the deputy and an officer from the Ada Police Department.   

The deputy's cruiser was damaged by Denton who was able to get into his residence after damaging the patrol vehicle and began to barricade himself inside.   

Denton’s elderly mother did exit the residence and was safely removed from the scene.