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November 19, 2019

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"Deputy" Axel receives K-9 trauma kit


Deputy Austin Carey and his K-9 partner in training, Axel, were recent recipients of a K-9 trauma kit from K9s of Valor, an organization whose mission is to provide life saving and essential equipment for K-9 teams. Axel is hoping to be trained and receive his certification as a full-fledged 'deputy' by the spring of 2019.

Missing children found in Kenton


August 28, 2018 For immediate release:

Four children who were abducted from Lima in the early hours of Tuesday morning were located in Kenton Tuesday afternoon, following an intensive search by Hardin County Sheriff's deputies, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The children had been taken from a Lima residence by their mother, Marianne Merritt, who does not have custody rights and her boyfriend, Charles Perkins.

The best thing to do is simply hang up

Hardin County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving many complaints from people who receive calls from someone claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service.  The caller claims that the call recipient is delinquent with IRS payments and must contact and/or make arrangements to pay the IRS immediately or face arrest.  This is a well-worn scam.  The IRS does not conduct this type of business by phone.  Should you receive such a call, the best thing to do is simply hang up.

Search warrant executed at Ada residence

Discovery and seizure of components of a methamphetamine lab

An investigation into drug trafficking by the Hardin County Crime Task Force resulted in a search warrant being executed at a residence at 323 Willeke Ave. in Ada., on Tuesday.

The search resulted in the discovery and seizure of components of a methamphetamine lab and a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Marijuana and prescription pills were also seized.  

A car was impounded and returned to the Sheriff’s Office for processing.  

Two adult males and one adult female were detained and later released, pending further investigation.    

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.