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S. Johnson outbuilding destroyed by fire, sparks from campfire

By Paula Pyzik Scott

Embers in a backyard campfire were revitalized by windy conditions on Sunday, April 28, leading to the destruction of an outbuilding near the corner of S. Johnson St. and E. Lincoln Ave.

Investigation continues in disappearance of Michael Bolen

Issued 12:24 p.m. on April 12, 2024. Anyone with information regarding Mr. Bolen's whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Scott Willoby at the Hardin County Sheriff's Office, (419) 673-1268 Extension 1424.

The Hardin County Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into the disappearance of a McGuffey man, reported missing from his home. 

Investigation continues in disappearance of Michael Bolen

Statement issued on Facebook on Sunday, April 7.

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into the disappearance of a McGuffey man. 

On Sunday March 31 the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a member of 66 year old Michael Bolen’s family stating that he had not been seen since the previous Friday, March 29.  Since receiving the report, an extensive investigation has been and continues to be conducted into discovering Bolen’s whereabouts.  

Sheriff's Office seeks information on missing person, Michael Bolen

Announcement issued 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 3.

The Hardin County Sheriff's Office is actively seeking to determine the whereabouts of Michael Bolen age 66, of 304 Hunsicker St., McGuffey.  Mr Bolen was reported missing on Sunday evening by a family member who stated that Mr. Bolen was last heard from on Friday March 29. 

Ada man faces felony charges including promotion of child sex trafficking

Media Release issued by the Grant County, Indiana, Sheriff's Office on April 1, 2024. Marion, Indiana is located 51 miles southwest of Fort Wayne.

On Saturday, March 30, the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to a call from Predator Catchers Incorporated (PCI) in reference to a Dennis James Roth, 64, from Ada, Ohio, who travelled to Marion from Ohio in what he believed was prearranged meeting to pick up children under the age 14 for sexual exploitation.

Mr. Roth has been charged with the following crimes.


Ada Police search home in connection with Indiana arrest

The following announcement was made onf Facebook on Sunday, March 31.

On March 30, 2024 the Ada Police Department was alerted to a video circulating around the internet showing a named indiviual that was taken into custody in Indiana.