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April 21, 2021

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Ada man dies after being struck by a car

Robert L. Burdette Weyer, 25, of Ada, was killed when he was struck by a car early Sunday morning, July 31.

According to Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish, the incident occurred at 3 a.m. in the 9900 block of Reservoir Road between Pevee and Shrider roads when a westbound vehicle struck Weyer.

Weyer was pronounced dead at the scene, and his body was sent to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy.

Hunter Allen, 19, of Ada, driver of the vehicle, was not cited. The driver was on his way to Lima, Crish said.

Click here for Weyer's obituary.

Ada police canine unit assists in narcotics investigation

Ada Police Department’s canine unit assisted the Hardin County Crime Task Force in a narcotics investigation on July 29, according to Keith Everhart, Hardin County Sheriff.

At approximately 10:30 p.m., on July 29, the department initiated a traffic stop on County Road 144 near County Road 195 east of Kenton.

As a result, 125 individual hits of heroin were confiscated along with other drug paraphernalia.

Two adult females were arrested on numerous charges including possession, trafficking and tampering with evidence.

Grand jury indicts April 5 Bluffton Circle K armed robbery suspect

A Hancock County grand jury has indicted a Michigan man in connection with the April 5, armed robbery of the Circle K store located on Commerce Lane in Bluffton. 

Police officers arrived within a minute of the robbery and were able to immediately secure the scene. 


Officials were able to issue an immediate media release with the suspect photo as well as an alert to regional police agencies. 

Red Cross assisting family involved in Mt. Cory house fire

The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter responded to a fire that occurred on Lincoln Street in Mt. Cory on Thursday.

The Red Cross provided assistance to the family of four for emergency shelter and immediate needs such as clothing and food and also provided comfort kits of personal hygiene items to those affected.

Todd James, Executive Director, North Central Ohio Chapter. Said the Red Cross urges everyone to take steps to minimize the risk of a fire occurring in their home.

The American Red Cross of Hancock County is a United Way partner.

Crime Task Force arrests two in buy/bust operation

 On June 15 The Hardin County Crime Task Force conducted a buy/bust operation of stolen items, according to Keith A. Everhart, sheriff.

During the operation $1,325 cash, two vehicles, eight hits of heroin, 43 pills, seven suboxone strips, and approximately $1,144.78 worth of stolen items from local businesses were recovered. 

One male and one female were arrested and transported to the Multi County Correctional Center on Theft and Receiving Stolen Property charges. 

Other charges are pending in this investigation. The Hardin County Crime Task Force was assisted by the Hardin County Sheriff's Office and Osborn's Towing.

Ada Police Department certified for adopting new police standards

Ada Police Department recently received certification for adopting new police standards, according to Michael Harnishfeger, police chief.

"Ada police have adopted and fully implemented the new state standards established by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board," said Harnishfeger. "The implementation is part of the state's efforts to strengthen community and police relations."

Ada police joins several law enforcement agencies who recently became certified by meeting standards for the use of force, including deadly force and agency recruitment and hiring.