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Ada-Liberty Fire Department to hold “Fill the Boot” collection

The Ada-Liberty Fire Department has announced the 3rd annual Fill the Boot for Christmas Drive in a post on Facebook.

Fire fighters will be at Main Street and Lincoln Avenue on Friday November 18 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. 

False shooter threats result in Allen, Hancock Co. school lockdowns on Nov. 16

False reports of active shooters were received in multiple Ohio schools on Wednesday, November 16, including schools in Allen and Hancock counties.

The Icon received a report from the Allen County Sheriff’s Department detailing that “at approximately 9:40 a.m. the Allen County Sheriff’s Office received a call stating there was an active shooter at Lima Temple Christian School with multiple injuries. At 9:43 a.m. law enforcement was on scene and began assessing the situation.”

“The first search of the building was done within minutes and it was immediately clear that the report of an active shooter was false.”

Ambulance and Fire Dept. levies pass in November 8 election

The Hardin County Board of Elections has reported the following unofficial results for the November 8, 2022 General Election for the Village of Ada and Liberty Township.

Unofficial results show that voters approved the new levy for the ambulance district and renewal of the fire department levy.

The information below lists proposed taxes and the number of votes recieved.

Proposed levy

For the Tax Levy - 64.64%

788 - On election day
227 - Absentee ICC
0 - Provisional
146 - Absentee ICX
1,161 - Total Votes

Teens for Christ investigation announcement

This announcement was issued by the Allen County Sheriff’s Office on November 8: 

As you are aware, we have been investigating complaints involving members and staff of a local Teens for Christ chapter for several months. As of the date of this email no state charges have been filed and it is unknown if any will be. As this investigation has proceeded, we have found that many complaints cross state lines and some of the alleged questionable conduct has occurred far outside of this agency’s jurisdiction.  

Car break-ins and thefts, arrests in Ada and Kenton

Car break-ins and thefts recently resulted in the arrests of the same individual in Ada and Kenton.

As reported in the Icon's council summary of November 1, the individual was arrested after being found sleeping in a car in Ada last week. On November 1 that person was arrested in Kenton.

Law enforcement seeks Laroy Page

The Allen County Sheriff's office has announced:

On Sunday, October 30, 2022 around 12:30 a.m. Laroy “Knowledge” Page was the driver and only occupant in a vehicle that was involved in a pursuit with the Lima Police Department. The pursuit ended when the vehicle crashed near the intersection of W. Elm St and Fraunfelter Rd. After the crash, Page fled the vehicle and forced entry into a residence located on Fraunfelter Rd. 

While inside the residence Page continuously assaulted the homeowners for approximately two hours. Page then forced the residents to drive him in their vehicle to the intersection of Yoakam Rd and W. Breese Rd. Once Page exited the vehicle, the owners returned to their residence. It is believed that Page returned to his residence at that point (3439 Redbud LN) and then eventually fled the area.