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September 21, 2021 ADA POLICE: S.A.F.E.R. Alert

"Residents are urged to remove valuables from your vehicles/lock your car at night. Please report suspicious activity."

Two single-vehicle fatalities in Hardin County

Both drivers lost control of vehicles

The Hardin County Sheriff's Office is investigating two single-vehicle fatalities the occurred over the weekend. The sheriff's reports follow:

County Road 155 accident
The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a single car fatal crash that occurred at approximately 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 23.

A northbound vehicle, driven by John Hale II of Kenton, was traveling at a high rate of speed on County Road155 south of Kenton.

The driver drove off the right side of the road and over-corrected in an attempt to get back onto the road. Upon doing so he lost control, spun sideways and struck a tree on the left side of the road.

Driver killed at SR 117-235 intersection accident

The Hardin County Sheriff's Office is investigating a two-vehicle accident that involved one person killed, which took place at the intersection of State Route 117 and 235 this afternoon (May 21).

The report follows:

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on May 20,  at 3 p.m.

The crash occurred on State Route 117 at the intersection of State Route 235 in southwest Hardin County and involved a 2015 Nissan driven by Richard Colbert of Celina and a 2021 Freightliner truck and trailer driven by Larsen Butrus-Ayoob Al-Najjar of Macomb, Michigan.

Car fire at Bluffton car wash

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - Bluffton fire department and EMS squads responded to a fire call on Saturday afternoon at the Bluffton Super Car Wash 313 State Route 103.

The vehicle was inside the automatic wash stall. No one was injured in the fire and the Icon is waiting on additional details at this time. Photos by Ryan Canterbury, Slow Order Productions.


ONU wind turbine blaze

Ada-Liberty Township Fire Department responses to early morning fire

Ada-Liberty Township Fire Department was called to a wind turb fire reported at 4:31 a.m., Friday morning (March 26), according to the Ada police report.

The turbine at Klingler Road and County Road 50 is one of three on the Ohio Northern University campus.

According to Northern Review @NorthernOnLine, Klingler Road and part of the “Green Monster” were temporarily blocked off as crews attempted to put out the blaze.

The two photos are by Doug DeNoi of the Northern Review.

According to the police report (see below) seven vehicle responded to the fire, including one patrol car and an EMS vehicle. 

Hardin sheriff's office seizes stolen guns, tools, jewelry

Following search warrant issued at Scioto Village, Kenton

An investigation into burglaries in Hardin and Allen counties led to the execution of a search warrant by Hardin County Sheriff’s deputies at Scioto Village in Kenton on Thursday, March 18, according to Keith Everhart, Hardin County sheriff.

The warrant, served on two separate apartments, resulted in the recovery of stolen guns, tools and jewelry. Illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia were also seized.

Two males and one female was arrested in connection with the burglaries and incarcerated in the Allen County Jail. One female was arrested on an unrelated warrant and incarcerated at the Multi-County Correctional Center, Marion.