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Kenton search warrant leads to arrest, items seized

The Hardin County Sherrif's Office has reported that the Hardin County Crime Task Force executed a search warrant at 340 W. Railroad St. in the City of Kenton on Wednesday June 22, 2022.

The search resulted in the seizure of 6 firearms and ammunition: unmarked pills, 59.1 grams of a crystal-like substance, 21.77 grams of a brown substance, $910 cash, and drug abuse instruments.  A female was arrested at the residence and lodged at the Multi County Correctional Center in Marion.

2022 Support and Compliance Review of Hardin County Central Dispatch

Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart has announced the findings of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services 2022 Support and Compliance Review of the Hardin County Central Dispatch 9-1-1 system. 

Thereview found the 911 system to be “in full compliance with the Public
Service Answering Point operational rules.”

Overnight June 13-14 storm damage and cleanup

From the Ada Police Dept. Via Facebook on June 14:

The Village of Ada was hit with strong winds last night resulting in a number of down trees and utility lines, including power lines.  Crews are already addressing a number of issues around the village but we want to remind folks to be vigilant as they travel for down lines.

Please be patient as we work to restore travel around the village.

Keep cool over the next several days as temperatures will be close to 100 Degrees.


From June 14, 2022 - 7:36am

Failure to yield accident on SR 81 resulted in no apparent injuries

On June 9, 2022 at  4:32 p.m. a motor vehicle accident occured at the intersection of State Route 81 and County Road 15. A 2014 Ford Truck driven by Steven Cope of Bellefontaine was traveling northbound on County Road 15 while a 2010 Ford being driven by Derek Burkhart of Alger was traveling westbound on State Route 81.

Home explosion on SR 103 west of SR 235

UPDATED 8:55 a.m. June 9

At approximately 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, an explosion shook the Bluffton area. Responders including Bluffton Fire and EMS were on the scene, where photos show the home at 2275 SR 103 was totally destroyed.

The Ohio Fire Marshal's office has issued the following information:

"Cause is under investigation and investigator cannot eliminate propane gas leak as cause at this time. No evidence or indication of criminal activity.

Ada Police Department among agencies receiving state grants

Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program awards $2 million in second round

$2 million in funding has been awarded by the State of Ohio to help local law enforcement agencies combat violent crime and protect their communities, with the Ada Police Department receiving $53,283.80 for retention bonuses.

Eight law enforcement agencies will receive grants as part of the second round of the new Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program. Funding will primarily be used to recruit, retain, and hire law enforcement officers.