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Several thousand dollars, weapons, drugs seized in Kenton

July 16 search warrant by county crime task force brings results

On July 16 the Hardin County Crime Task Force served a search warrant on the residence of 215 N. Glendale St., Kenton, in reference to trafficking of illegal narcotics, according to Keith Everhart, sheriff.

As a result of the search warrant, detectives took into evidence fentanyl, heroin and marijuana along with numerous drug paraphernalia instruments.

Along with the illegal narcotics, detectives also seized several thousand dollars in cash and weapons.

One female was taken into custody for a probation violation, other charges are pending. 

Attached are this week's sheriff's daily logs.

Take an Ada art walk

Part 4 in a series on The Remington Walk "Wooly Chaps"


Summer is a great time to explore the art spread across the Ada community – especially for viewers unable to visit art galleries elsewhere in Ohio.

As a weekly series, The Icon will feature the art located on The Remington Walk on the Ohio Northern University campus. For some viewers, this series is familiar. For others, it may be a first-time experience. 

Either way, it’s an opportunity to take a walk and view some art that is uniquely Ada. The Walk is spread through campus and may be viewed by following the ONU walking path, beginning near Affinity Village, west of The Freed Center.

ONU men's track team fast and smart

The Ohio Northern men's track and field team was named an All-Academic Team in 2020 by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The Polar Bears posted a 3.20 team GPA to earn the award.

To qualify for the honor, a team must have a cumulative GPA of all student-athletes who used a season of eligibility of at least a 3.1 on a 4.0 scale through the most recent semester/quarter.

Overall, there were 150 different programs honored for their academic excellence.

The Polar Bears posted a 54-11 record and finished fourth at the Ohio Athletic Conference championships during the 2020 indoor season under 11-year head coach Jason Maus.

It' a virtual 5K weekend - in Ada, or wherever you are

Event supports Dimension Award Scholar Program

The Ohio Northern University Office of Alumni  Engagement invites alums and friends to participate in a virtual 5-K anytime between 9 a.m. on Friday, July 17, and noon on Sunday, July 19.

It's the Polar Bear Virtual 5K in support of ONU’s Dimension Award Scholar Program, which provides financial assistance, social programming and academic support to students from underrepresented backgrounds at ONU. 

Jewelry, purse and scarf sale benefits Heartbeat and Safe Haven

Heartbeat of Hardin County will hold a jewelry sale and Safe Haven will hold a purse and scarf sale
• Thursday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
• Friday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
• Saturday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to noon, according to Deb Oestreich, program director.

The sale is at 220 E. Franklin St., Kenton.

Sale to benefit programs at Heartbeat of Hardin County.  "We are having a gently used jewelry aale.  All jewelry will be $2 each. We will have a table for more expensive items," she said.

35,900 pounds of food to 133 families in 2 hours

Ada host site of West Ohio Food Bank free distribution

Vehicles were lined up and waiting.

The West Ohio Food Bank came to Ada on Wednesday with its monthly Hardin County free food distribution program.

The Ada visit resulted in the distribution of 35,900 pounds of food passed to 133 families, according to Jason Aldrich of the food bank.

The distribution point was at the ONU Lakeview parking lot behind The Freed Center.

Members of the Ohio National Guard loaded vehicles with food during the two-hour period. Their volunteer efforts are part of their mission assisting food banks across Ohio.

West Ohio Food Bank, based at 1366 E. Kibby St., Lima,  serves an 11-county area.