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June 24, 2019

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Ada police investigate school threat

Officers will be present in school building on Thursday and Friday

Michael Harnishfeger, Ada police chief, provided the Icon with the following details of a written threat made in the Ada schools today:

On Wednesday, May 23, at 4 p.m. the Ada Police Department was called to the Ada Schools regarding a threat written on the wall of a bathroom stall.

An investigation ensued, and an Ada High School student was identified as the writer.

There was no credible threat to the school and the student had no means by which to carry out the written threat.

The Ada Police Department will be recommending charges of inducing panic and making terroristic threats.

Dunkirk woman charged with trafficking in drugs

A Dunkirk woman was arrested Thursday evening following an investigation into the illegal sale of narcotics. 


The Hardin County Crime Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence at 216 S. Walnut St. Dunkirk where heroin and drug paraphernalia were seized.  


The woman occupant of the home was taken into custody and lodged at the Multi County Correctional Center in Marion,  charged with trafficking in drugs. 


The Task Force was assisted by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, Kenton Police Department, Hardin County Prosecutor’s Office, Hardin County Dog Warden and the Kenton Fire Department.

Reward for fire information

Investigators are seeking any information concerning arson fires which occurred simultaneously at four different residences in Kenton during the early morning hours on Saturday.  

Contact the Kenton Fire Department (419)673-1235; Kenton Police Department (419)673-0771; or Hardin Co. Sheriff’s Office (419)673-1268 Option 0.

The four fire locations in Kenton include 715 Leonard St., 726 Tracy St., 609 Walnut St. and 339 S. Leighton St., all within a few blocks of each other,


Another scam in Hardin County.


The Sheriff’s Office reports:
A resident of Hardin County contacted the Hardin County Sheriff Office on Friday with a complaint that he was contacted by the sheriff’s office and advised the he had a warrant and if he would pay a bond of $1,000. Males using the names Deputy Davis and Sgt. Carrol were  the ones that contacted the resident.

The Hardin County Sheriff Office would like you to be aware that we will never call and advise that you have a warrant nor will we advise you over the phone if you ask if you have a warrant. If you receive a call like this, you can always contact the Hardin County Sheriff Office at 419-673-1268 to verify the validity.

Middle school student faces charges of Inducing Panic

As a result of a weekend investigation by Ada police and FBI

An Ada junvenile will face charges of Inducing Panic, as a result of a weekend of a threat investigation toward Ada schools, according to Michael Harnishfeger, Ada police chief.

The police department issued the following news announcement concerning the investigation:

On Saturday morning, April 7, the Ada Police Department began an investigation into threats towards the Ada Schools.

After working the case throughout the weekend in conjunction with the FBI, a search warrant was executed in Ada on Sunday afternoon where several items were confiscated related to the case.

Vehicle theft and pursuit near Ridgeway

A man in his late teens or early 20s is being sought in relation to a motor vehicle theft and pursuit by deputies occurring at 4 a.m.Sunday. The sheriff’s office received a call about a car being stolen from a residence at 20087 CR 199 near Ridgeway.

The homeowner, who saw the vehicle being driven from his driveway, was able to follow the vehicle and direct responding deputies to his location.  Deputies located the vehicle as it entered Logan County where a low speed pursuit ensued.

At CR 40 the vehicle was driven off the roadway into a field where attempts to stop it were unsuccessful.