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HN Students Place Flags at Cemeteries in Dola and Dunkirk

 

Members of the Hardin Northern football team and members of the Hardin Northern cheer squad teamed up with the local V.F.W. to place American flags at two local cemeteries in Dola and Dunkirk this past Wednesday.

 

A flag was placed on every site of a veteran that served during a foreign war.

 

The flags are placed each year by Hardin Northern students in commemoration of Memorial Day.

 

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Renovated Ada Pool Opens Saturday

 

The newly renovated Ada swimming pool is set to open Saturday.

 

The renovations include the addition of a splash pad. With temperatures climbing to the upper 80's this weekend, the pool offers a great way to cool off.

 

Daily admission is $4, kids 3 and under are free.

 

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Ridgemont's Empty Bowls Campaign a Success

 

Ridgemont’s first Empty Bowls event held earlier this week was a success.

 

According to the schools Facebook page, nearly $3000 was raised to support hunger initiatives in the school district.

 

Ridgemont thanked everyone who helped or contributed to the project.

 

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held at New Ada Store

 

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning for a new business in Ada.

 

The event was held at Dear Darling Boutique located at 117 East Lincoln Avenue.

 

The Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance and Ada Area Chamber were present for the ceremony.

 

For more information on the store, visit the Dear Darling Boutique Facebook page.

 

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Vehicle Hits Utility Pole on Letson Avenue

 

A couple of residents on Letson Avenue lost electric service this morning when a car hit a utility pole this morning.

 

The incident happened around 7:30 this morning.

 

American Electric Power is on the scene and working to get the service restored.

 

No one was injured in the crash, which remains under investigation.

 

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Forest Man Sentenced on Domestic Violence Charge

 

One person was sentenced recently in Hardin County Common Pleas Court.

 

According to the document from Prosecutor Brad Bailey's Office, Edward L. Pitt was sentenced to 30 months in prison on one count of domestic violence.

 

The case was heard by Judge Scott Barrett.

 

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Opioid Research Institute Published Report on Drug Prosecutions

 

The Opioid Research Institute recently published an article concerning drug prosecutions in Hardin County.

 

The article states that in opioid cases, local prosecutors are torn between empathy and demands for punishment.

 

Last year, 175 felony prosecutions were brought in Kenton, and around 700 misdemeanors.

 

Two thirds of all cases are related to drugs in some way, and Kenton City Prosecutor Jason Miller estimates they are mainly opioids.

 

The article reveals that Hardin County is actually less hard hit by the epidemic than most. While the state averaged 39.1 deaths per 100,000 in 2016, Hardin County averaged about 17 per 100,000 from 2014-2016.

 

The complete article can be found at opiodinstitute.org.

 

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Commissioners Discuss SRO Positions with Sheriff's Office

 

The Hardin County Commissioners got an update on the School Resource Officer positions.

 

Hardin County Sheriff and Chief Deputy Dennis Burns reported that three schools, Hardin Northern, Ada and Ridgemont, have chosen to participate.

 

The schools will pay 75% and the county pays 25%. Sheriff Everhart said he would not sign contracts until funding is secured.

 

The SRO's will take 40 hours of training this summer to be ready to start with the new school year.

 

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Ridgemont Board Gets Update on K-3 Garden

 

The Ridgemont Board of Education heard from a couple of elementary students at the May meeting Thursday evening.

 

Third grader Masen Jolliff and second grader Faith Newland talked about the Kindergarten through third grade school garden.

 

The K-3 grade students and staff began composting food scraps from the cafeteria two years ago with the hope of eventually starting the project.  Thanks to a $500 donation from Quest Federal Credit Union, stock tank were purchased and placed at the future site of the land lab.

 

The teachers guided students into plant research and educated students on how to start a garden with help from the community with the goal to feed hungry community members from the garden and provide fresh fruits and vegetables for the Backpack Buddy program.  

The students are hoping to eventually provide lettuce and spinach for the school cafeteria to serve.

 

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the School Garden will take place on May 30th at 2:30 pm in the Mt. Victory Commons.

 

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15 County Employers Receive BWC Award

 

Fifteen employers in Hardin County have earned recognition from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) for reaching a year without workplace injuries or illnesses that kept workers away from work for more than a day.

 

The employers were awarded during the Hardin County Safety Council’s annual awards ceremony.

 

Local employers recognized with the the 100% Award include:

 

.Ada Exempted Village Schools

 

.Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc.

 

.Cessna Transport Inc.

 

.Continental Distributing/Community Market

 

.Hardin County Council on Aging, Inc.

 

.Hardin Northern Local Schools

 

.HC Chamber & Business Alliance

 

.Hedstrom West/Ball, Bounce & Sport

 

.McCullough Industries

 

.Midwest Regional Educational Service Center

 

.Riverdale Local School District

 

.Robinson Fin Machines

 

.Upper Scioto Valley

 

.Village of Adaa

 

.Village of Forest

 

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Theft of Cash Reported to KPD

 

A Kenton woman reported a theft of cash from her bank account on Thursday.

 

According to the Kenton Police Department report, the woman said the money was withdrawn from her account from an ATM.

 

A suspect was listed on the report but has not yet been charged.

 

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Logan County Solid Waste District Encourages Use of Reusable Bags

 

The Logan County Solid Waste District is asking shoppers to use reusable bags when shopping or ask for paper bags at checkout.

 

The request is an effort to end the use of plastic bags, which the organization says are ruining the environment.

 

The EPA says over 380 billion plastic bags and wraps are used each year in the United States and many ended up in rivers, streams and lakes.

 

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Convocation Ceremony Held at Ohio Hi Point

 

The Ohio Hi-Point Class of 2018 celebrated Wednesday evening during the Bellefontaine Main Campus’ 2018 Convocation Ceremony.

 

The ceremony recognizes students who attend the Bellefontaine Main Campus from one of OHM's 14 partner school districts and complete a career-technical program.

 

Ohio Hi-Point’s Students of the Month led the processional followed by the posting of the colors by the American Legion Post 173 of Bellefontaine.

 

Matthew Smith, a Multimedia Marketing senior from Riverside High School, led the Pledge of Allegiance and the introductions of guests.

 

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Indian Lake Ready For Start of Summer

 

As the song says, Indian Lake is the scene you make, and a lot of people will be doing just that this Memorial Day weekend.

 

The 5,000-acre Indian Lake offers a variety of water-related recreational opportunities. Visitors can boat, fish, jet-ski and camp at the man-made lake.

 

The park itself is 800 acres and features two beaches for swimmers to enjoy.

 

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YMCA Offering Summer Swim Programs

 

The Hardin County Family YMCA has partnered with the City of Kenton to use their pool this some for aqua classes.

 

Aquacise will be offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:45am to 9:45am beginning June 11th. Swim basics from 8:45 to 9:15am and Swim Strokes from 9:15 to 9:45am will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 4.

 

Contact the YMCA now to sign up.

 

 

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OHP Holds Annual Senior Breakfast

 

The Ohio Hi-Point Class of 2018 was recognized Wednesday morning during the Bellefontaine Main Campus’ annual Senior Breakfast.

 

In addition to recognizing seniors for their accomplishments at Ohio Hi-Point, students were also recognized for entering the military, gaining employment, or earning scholarships for higher education.

 

The Bellefontaine Main Campus Class of 2018 earned over $600,000 worth of scholarship monies.

 

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Red Cross Issues Summer Safety Tips

 

The upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend is the unofficial start of summer when all of us will begin enjoying the outdoors and sunshine.

 

The American Red Cross wants everyone to have fun and offers 20 things you can do to be safe all summer long.

 

The tips are listed in four safety categories involving driving, water, beach and grilling.

 

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Ada PD: No Danger Posed to Ada Schools

According to a release from the Ada Police Department, officers responded to the Ada School around 4:00 pm on May 23rd to a report of a threat being inscribed on the wall of a bathroom stall. Upon investigation by the department, an Ada High School student was identified as the author of the threat. The release goes on to say that there "was no credible threat to the school and the student has to means by which to carry out the written threat."

 

The department will recommend charges of inducing panic and making terroristic threats. The department will maintain a presence throughout the rest of the week, as part of the patrols.

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KMS Raises Money for Not By Choice

Hope Lap: Kenton Middle School Students honor cancer survivors at their annual Choose Hope Event.

 

Kenton Middle School Student Government put on their annual Choose Hope event. The event is designed to raise cancer awareness, and also to raise funds for Not By Choice Outreach in Kenton.

 

Students competed in various field day events and contests throughout the day. At the end of the event, the students raised $2,140 all to be donated to Not by Choice.


Not By Choice is a local non-profit organization that provides support and relief to cancer patients. Learn more about Not By Choice Outreach here.

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Student Injured at Riverdale This Morning

 

A medical emergency occurred at the Riverdale School this morning.

 

Superintendent Jeff Young confirmed that a student tripped while in the stairs of the bleachers.

 

He said the non life threatening injury required Life Flight to be dispatched. To protect the privacy of the individual, no more information will be shared.

 

The school thanked the Forest-Jackson and Delaware Township first responders for their quick response and care.

 

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KHCB Plants Flowers Around Courthouse

 

Volunteers with Keep Hardin County Beautiful began planting flowers and sprucing up around the Hardin County Courthouse today.

 

 

Molly Wagoner talks about the project, "Keep Hardin County Beautiful every year puts flowers around the Hardin County Courthouse. That is the pillar of our projects to try to help keep Hardin County beautiful. We do fundraisers and we also apply for grants to help get the money to support the project. We also do a project called "Adopt an Urn." People donate money in memory of a loved one or family member and that helps supplement the income to pay for the flowers that we plant."

 

 

She said around 25 volunteers, including herself, show up each year to work on the project.

 

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Deputy Visits with Simon Kenton Students

 

A deputy from the Hardin County Sheriff's Office paid a visit to Simon Kenton School today.

 

According to the sheriff's office Facebook page, Deputy Justin Dick visited with the kids who were able to check out the cruiser.

 

It was reported that both the kids and Deputy Dick had a great time.

 

The sheriff's office thanked the Simon Kenton Preschool for hosting the visit.

 

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Forest Area Couple Facing Drug Charges

 

Two people are facing drug charges after a search warrant was served at a residence in Wyandot County Tuesday.

 

According to a release from the Wyandot County Sheriff's Office, the Major Crimes Unit served a warrant at 18093 Township Highway 94 near Forest.

 

At the residence, detectives located suspected cocaine, prescription medication and marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia.

 

26 year old Cyle Lutz and 25 year Alyssa Gottfried were detained and charges of possession of a firearm while under disability, illegal manufacturing of a controlled substance and possession and trafficking in drugs are pending.

 

The Major Crimes Unit and Wyandot County Sheriff's Office were assisted by the METRICH Enforcement Unit, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, The Carey Police Department K-9 Unit and the Wyandot County Prosecutor's Office.

 

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Kenton Woman Reports Identity Fraud

 

A Kenton woman reported an identity fraud to Kenton police on Tuesday.

 

According to the report, the woman said there have been numerous charges made to her business credit card.

 

The charges were made while she was out of state on vacation.

 

At least 10 charges have been made on the card with the cash value being over $6000.

 

The incident is under investigation.

 

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Criminal Damaging Reported at Kenton Business

 

A Kenton business owner filed a criminal damaging complaint on Tuesday.

 

According to the Kenton Police Department report, a change machine plate and bill slot were damaged at Herzog's Car Wash.

 

Damage was listed at $1000, and the incident is under investigation.

 

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BKP Receives Department of the Year Honor

 

BKP Ambulance District along with the Kenton Fire Department was awarded Departments of the Year this week at the Lima Memorial Health Systems EMS Banquet.  

 

Doug LaRue, LMH EMS Manager and Dr. Todd Brookens, LMH EMS Medical Director awarded both departments the award at the same time.  

 

3 BKP members and 1 KFD member were present at the awards banquet.  

 

Dr. Brookens stated that he was proud of both departments working together as a unified team.  

 

BKP Ambulance District, which currently staffs 8 Paramedics, 7 Advanced EMTs and 10 EMTs, is the primary EMS for the city of Kenton, Buck Township, Pleasant Township, Cessna Township, Dudley Township, Goshen Township and Lynn Township.

 

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Hardin Hills Administrator Gives Update to Commissioners

 

The Hardin County Commissioners heard from Hardin Hills Health Care Administrator Elaine Roynon at a recent meeting.

 

She said that revenue at the facility was higher than expenses and that the current census is at 54.

 

Roynon also said she intends to be active in the community and will be attending local organization meetings.

 

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2018 Riverdale Scholarship Winners Announced

 
Makayla Barnes: Falcon Vision Award
 
Haley Beltz: Earl Green Scholarship 
Tiffin University Presidential Scholarship 
 
Kelsey Corbin: Gene Stuckey Memorial Scholarship 
 
Ashlyn Fadley: Agnes Lutz Scholarship
Alice Jaqueth Memorial Scholarship
Hancock Co Retired Teachers Scholarship
Indiana Tech Scholarships
Riverdale Education Association Scholarship
Tree Town Festival Scholarship
 
Reygan Frey: Hempy Water Scholarship 
 
Wayne Frey: Bluffton Presidential Scholarship 
Bluffton Alumni Scholarship 
Wyandot Co 4-H Endowment Scholarship 
Wyandot Co Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship 
 
Ethan Hayes: Association of Superintendent’s Scholarship 
Buckeye Machine Fabricators Scholarship 
 
Jenna Livingston: Hempy Water Scholarship 
Pepsi  Scholarship
Riverdale Community Lions Club Scholarship 
Riverdale PTO Scholarship 
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Scholarship 
 
Audrey Leopold: Forest Senate Lodge 378 Scholarship
Grand Lodge of the Free & Accepted Masons of Ohio Scholarship
Judge Routson Scholarship
Nick Dunbar Memorial Scholarship
Pepsi Scholarship
Riverdale Academic Boosters Scholarship
Riverdale Athletic Boosters Scholarship
Riverdale Community Lions Club Scholarship
The Toledo Valley Chapter of the Scottish Rite Scholarship
Wyandot Co Young Professionals Scholarship
 
 
Cody Mason: Manchester Academic Scholarship 
Manchester Experience Scholarship 
Nick Dunbar Memorial Scholarship 
Riverdale Athletic Boosters Scholarship
 
Brooke McKamey: Hempy Water Scholarship 
RedHawk Excellence Scholarship 
Riverdale Academic Booster Scholarship 
Riverdale Athletic Booster Scholarship 
Spirit of ‘74
 
 
Riley McKinniss: Forest Senate Lodge 378 Scholarship
Hempy Water Scholarship
Quest Federal Credit Union Scholarship
Riverdale Community Lions Club Scholarship
The Ohio State Alumni Association Scholarship
 
 
Leah Myers: Ball Metal Recycling Scholarship
 
Lindsay Nichols: University of Findlay Deans Scholarship
Dekalb Award
Riverdale FFA Alumni
Terence Rowe Memorial Scholarship 
 
Chase Reinhart: Agnes Lutz Scholarship 
Blanchard Valley Auxiliary Scholarship 
Mary Lou Johnson Memorial Scholarship 
Pepsi Scholarship 
Ralph and Olive McElroy Scholarship 
University of Toledo Tillotson Scholarship 
 
Dana Roberts: Ball Metal Recycling Scholarship 
 
Gabrielle Rodriguez: Franklin B. Walter Scholarship 
Hempy Water Scholarship 
Latinos del  Futuro Scholarship 
OC Dimante Latino HSC Scholarship 
Regents Scholarship 
Riverdale Athletic Boosters Scholarship 
Wyandot Co Hall of Fame Scholarship 
University of Toledo Rocket Assistance Award
University of Toledo Tillotson Scholarship 
 
Sade Yinger: American Red Cross Scholarship 
American Legion Post 259 Scholarship 
McVitty Memorial VFW Auxiliary Scholarship 
McVitty Memorial VFW Post 1182 Scholarship 
Riverdale Academic Boosters Scholarship
Tree Town Festival Scholarship 
 

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KFD Wins Department of the Year

Department of the Year: Standing against the new Squad 78, Kenton Firefighters Jason Conley, Grant Schroeder, and Tate Peterson show off their new award.

 

The Kenton Fire Department has won one of the Department of the Year awards from Lima Memorial Hospital at their annual EMS Banquet. According to Firefighter/Medic Gabe Sutton, The award is based on criteria set by the hospital’s EMS Coordinator, and the Department’s Medical Director, Dr. Todd Brookens.

 

The Department has recently taken on the role of providing EMS to the City of Kenton and the surrounding area with the recent purchase of squad 78.

 

READ MORE: KFD Adds Squad to Fleet

 

FF/Medic Sutton said that the department “[strives] to provide the best service possible to the residents of Kenton, surrounding townships, and communities.”  

 

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Forest Man Injured in Logan County Crash

 

A Forest man escaped injury in a semi rollover crash Monday night near Rushsylvania.

 

WPKO Radio reported that 65 year old Terry Foos lost control of the semi on State Route 292 near County Road 50.

 

The vehicle went off the road, and the cab went into a field, while the overturned trailer blocked the roadway for several hours.

 

The Logan County Hazmat squad was dispatched to clean up a diesel fuel spill.

 

The Marysville Post of the Ohio State Patrol continues to investigate, and charges are pending.

 

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No Major Damage From Monday Thunderstorm

 

A thunderstorm rolled through Hardin County early Monday evening bringing with it heavy rains, high winds and lots of lightning.

 

There were also some reports of small hail in the area.

 

The storm created flooded roads and a power outage, which lasted in some cases for several hours.

 

No major damage was reported as a result of the storm.

 

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Planting in Hardin County Delayed but on Track

 

Planting in Hardin County was delayed this year due to cool and wet conditions.

 

According to a release from the Hardin County OSU Extension Office, activities such as spraying fields with herbicides, applying fertilizer and tillage activities were not completely done by the usual date of the beginning of May.  In fact, most farmers only began working in the fields by that time this year.

 

After a delayed start and a few moderate rains to break things up, farmers have been busy planting the past three weeks.

 

Most of the corn has been planted in Hardin County, however soybeans are still being planted in several area fields.  

 

The Extension Office reminds motorists to keep an eye out for farm machinery on the roads.

 

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Ada Police Express Appreciation for Support

 

The Ada Police Department sent its appreciation for all the support received during Police Memorial Week last week.

 

Through Facebook, the men and women of the department especially thanked the Hardin County Law Enforcement Officers wives for their hard work in organizing lunches.

 

Several businesses in Ada were thanked as well.

 

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Riverdale Students Win Award

 

The Forest Area CIC announced that Riverdale's Engineering and Physics students were awarded the Zupanic Award for the Christmas Light Show Display that they created for our Charlie Brown Christmas.

 

The award was presented at the State Engineering and Technology Showcase and is recognized as the best project in the State of Ohio.

 

The creation is something that will adorn the community for many years to come.

 

The Forest Area CIC Community Committee was recently awarded a grant from the Hardin County Community Foundation to assist on another addition for this upcoming year.

 

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Jackson-Forest Ambulance District Thanks Volunteer EMS Members

 

The Jackson-Forest Ambulance District thanked volunteers that provide Emergency Medical Services to the district.

 

During this EMS Week of 2018, thanks were sent to Paramedics, Advanced EMT, Emergency Medical Technicians and Emergency Medical Responders for their dedication and commitment.

 

Other agencies that aid and support the mission of providing high quality care to the Residents of the area were recognized as well.

 

They include members and staff of the Forest Fire Department, Forest Police Department, Sheriff’s Departments and Dispatch Centers in Hardin, Wyandot and Hancock Counties.

 

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Ridgemont Students Holding Empty Bowls Event

 

The Ridgemont School District is taking action in an effort to feed hungry kids across America.

 

According to the school's Facebook page, one in five kids across the country are hungry, and the district announced it's time to take action. The school will be hosting an event called Empty Bowls on Wednesday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

 

Donations to the soup supper and art auction will support the backpack weekend food program.

 

Community members that attend and donate $10-$15 will receive a ceramic bowl made by the art department or a 3D bowl made by the ag department.

 

All donation amounts will receive a soup supper.

 

If anyone would like to support one child for one year, feel free to donate $75 to provide a student with the backpack.

 

The Empty Bowls event will feature Ridgemont jazz band music and kindergarten to third grade art.

 

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Kenton Board of Education Holds May Meeting

The meeting of the Kenton City Schools Board of Education meeting was held last night.

 

On the agenda was to highlight the “Leader in Me” program that has been in effect at the Kenton Elementary. 12 elementary students presented “7 Steps” that children use at the elementary to become better students.

 

The Board also heard remarks from the Kenton Middle and High School Student Council members on accomplishments made throughout the year.

 

The Board highlighted the continued dedication and service 5 staff members as they announced their retirement. Those retiring include Kimberlee Thomas with 37 years, Todd Jones with 28 years, Lynn Dickenson with 39 years, Denise Mustain with 31 years, and Randy Phillips with 10 years of service to the Kenton City Schools.

 

The Extracurricular Committee announced that turf fielding for the new athletic facility is being finalized.

 

The next meeting of Kenton City Schools Board of Education will be Tuesday, June 19th at 7:00 pm.

 

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Bicycle Struck by Car in Kenton

 

A bicyclist escaped serious injury after being struck by a car this afternoon.

 

According to information from the scene, the male bicyclist was crossing the road in the 600 block of North Detroit Street when the bicycle was struck.

 

 

The rider was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 

The accident remains under investigation. No names have been released at this time.

 

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Kenton Man Reports Identity Fraud

 

A Kenton man reported an identity fraud incident to Kenton police on Sunday.

 

According to the report, the 60 year old victim told officer that information stolen included his social security, debit and card card numbers.

 

The incident is under investigation.

 

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Marysville Man Arrested on Union County Warrant

 

A Marysville man was arrested in Kenton Sunday.

 

According to the Kenton Police Department report, officers were investigating a complaint about 2 suspicious people in the area of Wilson and Gilbert Streets, and 24 year old Jerrod Thomas was taken into custody.

 

The bench warrant for Thomas' arrest was out of Union County.

 

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Marion Man Arrested in Kenton on Warrant

 

A man from Marion was also arrested on a warrant Sunday.

 

According to the report from the Kenton Police Department, officers encountered a person who matched the description of a wanted male in the parking lot of Scioto Village.

 

28 year old Benjamin Lopez was arrested on a warrant from the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

 

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Weekend Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges Against Suspect

 

A routine traffic stop lead to officers finding drug paraphernalia in the 400 block of Eliza Street in Kenton on Saturday.

 

According to a release from the Kenton Police Department, officers pulled over a car being driven by 21 year old Wyatt Sheldon, of Kenton, for a brake light violation.

 

Upon a probable cause search of the vehicle, officers allegedly uncovered marijuana, marijuana derivatives, and drug paraphernalia.

 

A 16 year old juvenile was present during the time of the stop.

 

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Kenton Man Facing Drug Charges

 

A man was arrested in Kenton after leaving a residence suspected of harboring drug activity.

 

According to the Kenton Police Department, the 26 year old suspect was approached by officers and was found to be in possession of suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia.

 

The mas was taken into custody and transported to the Kenton Police Department.

 

Drug charges are pending as the investigation continues.

 

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Two Issued Summons on Theft Charges

 

A theft was reported to the Kenton Police Department on Friday.

 

According to the report, employees of Walmart told officer they observed two individuals place items into their purse. Once the women reached the checkout line, they only paid for the items that were in their cart. Neither of the women paid for the items that were located in their purses.

 

40 year old Erica Bell and 53 year old Dee Szymanski, both from Kenton, were issued a summons for theft.

 

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Kenton Board of Education Conducting May Meeting Tonight

 

The Kenton City Schools Board of Education will meet tonight to take care of end of school year business.

 

Mostly personnel matters are on the agenda. Among them, 5 employees with a combined experience of 145 years will be recognized as they retire.

 

The meeting starts at 7 this evening in the Administration Building.

 

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Wildcat Closet Preparing to Launch

 

Kenton High School is in the process of building a lending service called the Wildcat Closet for all KHS students so they can borrow professional clothing for job interviews, school competitions, etc.  

 

Now through June 15th in the KHS Main Office, all business attire in sizes XS to 3XL is being accepted. Gently used but clean blazers, pant/skirt suits, collared shirts, blouses, and ties are welcome.

 

For more information about the Wildcat Career Closet, contact Christina Cross, Wildcat Community Connector Internship Coordinator at Kenton High School.

 

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Junior Fair Entries for 2018 Fair Open Online

 

Junior Fair entries for the 2018 Hardin County Fair are now open online.

 

To make an entry, visit hardincountyfair.org to find a five step process on the online entry system.  

 

Included will be step-by-step direction.  

 

For further help, please call the Fair Office at 419-675-2396.

 

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Ribbon Cutting Scheduled at Ada Business

 

The Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for a new business in Ada.

 

According to a release, the ceremony will be held at the Dear Darling Boutique this Friday morning at 10.

 

The store is located at 117 East lincoln Avenue in Ada.

 

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Juvenile Court Judge Injured in Crash

 

A crash Thursday evening injured the Judge of Hardin County Probate and Juvenile Court.

 

According to the information from the Hardin County Sheriff's Office, Judge Steven Christopher was driving north on State Route 53 when a pickup being driven by Ashley Heil pulled from a stop sign on Township Road 100.

 

The pickup struck Christopher's car in the driver's side pushing it off the road where it came to rest in a field.

 

The judge was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

 

Heil was not injured.

 

The crash remains under investigation, and citations are pending.

 

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Alliance Holds Economic Development Breakfast

 

The Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance held an Economic Development Breakfast this morning.

 

President and CEO Jon Cross talked about education and how that relates to the business community, "One of those examples is we just released a student survey. We have to make sure that our community, as we build our community moving forward, we have to incorporate the next generation, and those students who are going to live, work and prosper here."


 

He added that Hardin County works well together especially in the area of communication, "I think Hardin County has one of the best collaboration, where we're communicating from schools, to businesses, to community members and civic leaders. We're having a dialog, we're planning, we're thinking about each other and each industry as we want to move this community forward, and that's a good example what the chamber  and business alliance tries to do. We bring people together and we help them service their needs and put plans of action together, and these economic development committee meetings are a good testament of how we can bring everybody together and do what we did today.


 

The Alliance is taking a break on the economic development breakfasts in June, July and August and will get back to meeting in September.

 

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HMH Shows Off Renovations to Outpatient Services Center

 

OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital held an open house Thursday to show off the newly renovated Outpatient Services Center on the second floor of the hospital.

 

CNO and Vice President of Patient Care Services, Wendy Rodenberger, the renovations enhance the hospital's ability to provide more private care to their patients,  "As well as align with the new services we will be offering. We have started renovations and are going to be opening an infusion center before the end of the year, and so we wanted to align with those services. We've also started some CT  services, a low dose ct scan for diagnosis for lung cancer, and all of this is in alignment with Dr. Farrukh Ashraf, who is out new oncologist here at Hardin Memorial, who's here on Thursdays, and we want to make sure we can treat the cancer services  patients of Hardin County so that they don't have to travel, so we would like to keep services close to home."

 

Administrative Nurse Manager Debbie Grimm talks about what the renovations entailed, "Well we have 7 new outpatient ambulatory surgery rooms available on the floor with the new nurses station and new equipment area. The latest improvements in the renovation of the building represent a 15 year and 30 million dollar investment in Hardin Memorial Hospital by OhioHealth."

 

Communications and Media Relations Director Christine Davis acknowledged the work of the hospital guild for their efforts, and she added that the process started with the public, "And we'd like to thank them for the tax levy monies that they helped raise early on, and then as we continue with all of our projects, the money was used by the hospital operations."

 

Money raised from the Mistletoe Ball over the past few years has gone to the project.

 

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Community Foundation Awards Numerous Grants

 

The Hardin County Community Foundation handed out numerous grants to not for profit agencies.

 

The ceremony was held Thursday evening at the Hardin County Armory and around $143,000 was given in grants.

 

The grants in varying amounts were handed out to the following:


 

 

Ada Exempted Village Schools

Ada Exempted Village Schools

Ada Public School District Library

Alger First United Methodist Church- Backpack Blessings

Alger Public Library

Belle Center Free Public Library

BKP Ambulance District

Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. OH 32

Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. OH 32

Boy Scout Troop 124

Camp Common Ground

Christian Missionary Alliance Church

City of Kenton

Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Hardin County

Dunkirk Community Improvement Corp.

Dunkirk Masonic Lodge #549

Epworth United Methodist Church Youth Group

Forest Area CIC

Forest Area CIC

Forest Fire Department

Forest Firefighter's Association

Forest Police Department

Forest Police Department

Forest Tree Commission

Forest United Methodist Church

Forest-Jackson Public Library

Hardin County 4-H

Hardin County Ag Society

Hardin County Ag Society

Hardin County Armory Foundation

Hardin County Building Maintenance

Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance

Hardin County Common Pleas Court

Hardin County Dog Shelter

Hardin County Dog Shelter

Hardin County Family YMCA

Hardin County Historical Museums, Inc.

Hardin County Historical Museums, Inc.

Hardin County Humane Society

Hardin County Humane Society

Hardin County Juvenile Court

Hardin County Municipal Court

Hardin County Sharpshooters 4-H Club

Hardin Hills Health Center

Hardin Memorial Hospital

Hardin Northern Community Center

Hardin Northern Public Library

Hardin Northern School Library

Healthy Lifestyle Coalition of Hardin County, Inc.

Heartbeat of Hardin County

Helen Mabrey Shoe Fund, Inc.

Helping Hands Outreach Ministries

Helping Hands Outreach Ministries

House of Prayer Pentecostal Church of God

Jackson-Forest Emergency Medical Services

Keep Hardin County Beautiful

Keep Hardin County Beautiful

Kenton Area Swim Team

Kenton Athletic Boosters

Kenton Choral Boosters

Kenton City Schools

Kenton Fire Department

Kenton First Baptist Church

Kenton First United Methodist Church

Kenton Full Gospel Bread of Life Food Pantry

Kenton Historic Courthouse District

Kenton Historic Courthouse District

Kenton Little League, Inc.

Kenton Police Department

Kenton Police Department

Kenton Tree Commission

Lake of Lights

Love INC of Hardin County

Master Gardeners of Hardin County

McGuffey Church of Christ

McGuffey Church of Christ

Memorial Park Golf Club

Midwest Regional Educational Service Center

Midwest Regional Educational Service Center

MLJ-Hardin County District Library

MLJ-Hardin County District Library

Mt Victory CIC

Mt Victory CIC- Friends of the Park

Neighborhood Opportunity Center

New Hope Ministry Park, LLC

Not By Choice Outreach

Pawsitive Pals of Hardin County

Pawsitive Pals of Hardin County

Porcelain Ministries

Quilts for Kids NW Ohio

ReStore Community Center

ReStore Community Center

ReStore Community Center

Ridgemont Public Library

Ridgeway Firefighters

Riverdale Youth Baseball Organization

Roundhead McDonald Park Board

Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Immaculate Conception Church

Some of Us People (SOUP)

Soroptimist International of Kenton/Hardin County, Ohio

Southeast Hardin Northwest Union Firefighters Association

Southeast Hardin Northwest Union Joint Fire District

St John Evangelical Lutheran Church

Tree Town Festival, Inc.

Trustees of Memorial Hall

Upper Scioto Valley Schools

Upper Scioto Valley Schools

Upper Scioto Valley Schools

USV Ambulance District- Alger Unit

USV Ambulance District- Alger Unit

Veterans' Service Commission

Village of Alger

Village of Alger

Village of Dunkirk   

Village of Dunkirk Tree Committee

Village of Forest

Village of Forest

Village of Forest- Recreation Board

Village of Forest- Recreation Board

Village of Mt. Victory

Village of Mt. Victory

Wolf Creek Art Center

 

Scholarships were awarded to:

 

Jerry Jester Scholarship

Catherine Lens Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Hogan Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Spath Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Spath Scholarship

 

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Commissioners Get Update on Courthouse Project

 

The Hardin County Commissioners met with representatives of Quality Masonry recently to review the North Courthouse Masonry Phase 2 Project.

 

It was noted the project should start around July 1 pending approval of stone and should last 4 weeks.

 

A stone color was approved after a walk around of the courthouse.

 

Also, Dog Warden Jamie Burchiel told commissioners that eight dogs are currently in the kennel.

 

He also recommended hiring JB Tubular at a cost of $3270 to modify the vehicle to hold dogs in cages.

 

The commissioners approved the transaction on the recommendation of Burchiel.

 

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Master Gardeners Conducting Planting Demonstrations

 

The Hardin County Master Gardeners of Hardin County will be conducting demonstrations on planting gardens this weekend at the Friendships Gardens in Kenton.

 

According to a release, children and adults with an interest in gardening are invited to learn from the Master Gardeners as they demonstrate and explain how to plant vegetables in vertical gardens, raised bed gardens, and traditional gardens.

 

The program will start at 9 this Saturday morning. Friendship Gardens is located at 960 West Kohler Street behind Harco Industries.

 

The program is free and open to adults and children ages 6 and up with their parents.

 

Vegetables harvested from these gardens are used as a part of the OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer ‘Grow Ohio’ program to provide fresh vegetables to community charities.

 

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Entries For Ohio State Fair Projects Being Accepted

 

Entries are being accepted now in several categories at the 2018 Ohio State Fair.

 

The deadline to enter Fine Arts exhibits is May 20th. To enter exhibits for Arts: Crafts and Fashion, Arts: Cooking and Baking and Youth Arts is June 20th.

 

The Ohio State Fair runs from July 25 to August 5 in Columbus.

 

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Local Students Receive National FFA Scholarships

 

The National FFA Organization and National FFA Foundation have awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships to 1,842 recipients, thanks to the generosity of 114 sponsors.

 

More than 8,800 students applied online for the scholarships, with many of the applicants being considered for multiple awards.

Approximately one in every five students who applied was awarded a scholarship, which were available to students pursuing two-year or four-year degrees or vocational programs. The average recipient had a GPA of 3.77 on a 4.0 scale, and the average class rank was 23 out of 261.

 

In our area, Alexis Elliott from the Ridgemont FFA and Danielle Leeper, from Marysville, each received a $1000 scholarship, and Katie VanHoose, from Marysville received a $1500 scholarship.

 

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WATCH: KMS Students Lay Wreath in DC

 

Kenton Middle School students are wrapping up their Washington D.C. trip. The students got done visiting the Arlington National Cemetery where they were able to lay a wreath on the tomb of the Unknown soldier. We spoke to Grace Collins who were one of four to be able to lay the wreath down.

 

“It’s almost kind of scary,” said Collins. “All of the soldiers are very serious, so it’s very intimidating.”

 

Along with their visit to the Arlington National Cemetery the students also visited other presidential monuments and memorials and Smithsonian museums. Students are now on their way back home to Kenton and will arrive back home around 5PM.

 

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KES Holds Red Carpet Leadership Celebration

 

Special education students at the Kenton Elementary School participated in a Red Carpet Leadership Celebration on Wednesday.

 

Intervention Specialist Brandy Cox said the purpose of the event was to award students who excelled in picking up 7 habits during the school year, "Which are being proactive, think win-win, synergizing, working together, just being a leader inside the classroom and outside of the classroom. To be better in the community and be better leaders when the graduate school."

 

Three students receiving awards are (l-r) Koby Hendickson, Izabella "Izzy" Wallace and Jonny Archer

 

 

One of the students receiving an award was Johnny Archer, who said his habit was being proactive, "Because I can be nice to people and be kind to them, help them out, and when people fight, I tell them not to fight. Most people go crazy and scream in the classroom, and I tell them not to do it."

 

Johnny and Izzy show off their award

 

The celebration was held in the Media Center at the Kenton Elementary School.

 

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Car Strikes Side of House on US 68 Thursday Morning

 

A Benton Ridge, Ohio man was injured in a one vehicle crash that occurred around 1:50 this morning in the 10,000 block of U.S. 68 north of Kenton.

 

According to information from the Hardin County Sheriff's Office, a car being operated by Christopher Fletcher ended up off the road where it rolled over and came to rest after striking the side of a house.

 

The above photo was submitted to WKTN

 

Fletcher, who was cited for failure to control, was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment. No one in the house was injured.

 

The crash remains under investigation.

 

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Kenton Woman Arrested on Warrant

 

A woman was arrested on a warrant following a traffic stop in Kenton Wednesday morning.

 

According to the Kenton Police Department report, officers recognized a woman known to have an active bench warrant out of Hardin County who was driving a car on Center Street.

 

The officer stopped the car near the intersection of Grove and West North Streets.

 

32 year old Donna Parker was arrested on the warrant and transported to the Multi County Jail in Marion.

 

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Numerous Items Stolen From Garage

 

A garage in the 500 block of North Market Street in Kenton was broken into a numerous items were stolen.

 

According to the Kenton Police Department report, the items stolen included a generator, power washer and other lawn and garden equipment with a total value of nearly $3600.

 

The incident was reported Wednesday and occurred sometime since Monday.

 

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Woman Facing Assault Charge

 

A Kenton woman is facing charges following a report of an assault.

 

According to the report from the Kenton Police Department, officers were dispatched to the corner of East North and North High Streets to investigate the incident.

 

38 year old Carrie Crawford was charged with assault.

 

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Forest Area CIC Present Community Builder Award

 

The Forest Area CIC held a meeting on Wednesday.

 

During the meeting, the Forest Senate Lodge's Tim Thompson presented the Community Builder Award.

 

The award went to CIC President Jeff Knedler.

 

He was congratulated for his continued commitment and dedication to the Forest community.

 

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Two Students Receive Scholarship from Tree Town Festival

 

The 2018 Tree Town Festival Scholarship recipients were announced.

 

They are Ashlyn Kelsey Fadley and Sade Yinger.

 

 

 

Fadley is going to Indiana Tech majoring in Early Childhood Education and Yinger is attending Bowling Green State University and is to major in communications.

 

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Ace Hardware Distributing American Flags

 
OAK BROOK, IL., May 17, 2018 – In the true spirit of Memorial Day, Kenton's Ace Hardware is collaborating with the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) to honor veterans by pledging to give out 1 million American-made flags nationwide. On Saturday, May 26, consumers are encouraged to visit Kenton;s Ace Hardware to receive a free 8” x 12” American flag*, while a second flag is donated to their the local VFW Post to be used for marking and honoring veteran graves this Memorial Day. 
 
“Kenton's Ace Hardware salutes the many men and women who have made sacrifices for our country and we look to honor them this Memorial Day by participating in the 1 million American flag giveaway,” said Dave Amweg, Store Manager of Kenton's Ace Hardware. “We are grateful to be collaborating with the VFW, who have provided so much support to veterans in our community.”
 
“Working alongside Ace to support our veterans is natural fit – their stores are located in communities across the country, just like our local Posts,” said VFW National Commander Keith Harman. “We are grateful to receive this donation from Ace Hardware and their consumers, and we look forward to honoring our veterans in a big way this Memorial Day.” 
The 1 million American flag giveaway aligns with Ace Hardware’s long history of supporting veterans nationwide. Ace’s very name is a commemoration of the “Flying Aces,” the courageous fighter pilots from the First World War. Ace’s patriotism continues through the support of its veteran retailers, and the sincere appreciation for all the veterans and active-duty military who work in Ace stores, distribution centers, and its corporate offices. 
 
*Flags will be available in participating Ace stores, while quantities last. In-store only. Limit one 8” x 12” flag per customer. No purchase necessary. 

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Kenton 8th Graders Remain Busy in DC

Kenton Middle School students are still taking on the nation’s capital this week. The students visited the Newseum among many other stops, and also witnessed a flyover of Marine One, the Presidential Helicopter. We spoke with 8th Grader Grant Good who said touring the holocaust museum was a heavy experience.

 

Photo: Grant Good

 

“It was pretty impactful touring the holocaust museum. We saw and learned about how many people actually died.” Said Good.

 

Students were set to lay the wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier today in Arlington National Cemetery, as well as wrap up their tours of presidential monuments and a visit to the Smithsonian Museum. We’ll bring you the final update tomorrow, here on WKTN.

 

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KHS Seniors Awarded Over $150,000

Sherri Haushalter Sopher, President of Robinson Fin Machines, awarding a scholarship at the awards banquet.

 

Kenton High School held their annual senior awards day ceremony yesterday. School Counselor Amy Kohl said that new opportunities are being provided for students.

 

“The Dollars for Scholarships, which is all local donations, this year we had $13,250 from that foundation alone. Local scholarships, which is just different families and business giving, was $26,450. The R. E. and Joan S. Allen Foundation totalled $54,500 and the Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation was $77,750. This year in scholarships, our students are gaining $171,950 which is about $40,000 more than last year.” said Kohl.

 

The complete list of awards provided by the High School Guidance Department:

 

Delaney Althauser - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Cahill Family Scholarship, Russell, Peggy, Bridget & Adam, Dale & Joanne Layman Memorial Scholarship, Ohio Hi-Point/Kenton FFA Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Paul Heilman Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Second Year Academic Award

 

Abbigail Amweg - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Jim Crates Memorial Scholarship, given by Carol Crates, Paul & Carol McKinley, William & Krista Hart, Dr. Thomas Rogers & Linda Wood Rogers Kohler Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Dental Care Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation The Carl Lotz Lions Club Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship

 

Devin Arnold - First Year Academic Award

 

Luke Baird - Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Pat Stiles Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship

 

Kylee Baker - Second Year Academic Award

 

Hanna Barlow - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avanel Mills Memorial Scholarship

 

Kori Barrett - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Katherine E Johnson, MD Scholarship, Quest Federal Credit Union Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, Second Year Academic Award

Gracie Bell - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Hardin County Community Foundation, Catherine Lens Trust Award, Eugene Spencer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Georgia Robinson Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Second Year Academic Award

 

Mason Bloom - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Kyle Althauser Memorial Scholarship, given by Gerald & Nancy Althauser, Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, INC. Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Bloom Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Carmean Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Gerald & Vivian McNutt Memorial Scholarship,  Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Sharon Edwards Moore Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Wes Totten Memorial Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, Ohio High School Athletic Association Courageous Student Award, United State Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award, Perfect Attendance Award for One Year, Second Year Academic Award

Patience Boggs - Allied Health and Nursing Certificate of Completion

 

Andrew Boyer - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Brady James Shick Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, First Year Academic Award

 

Faith Boyer - The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion

 

Abby Broseke - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Robinson Fin Machines Scholarship, Bonnie Pavlovic Nursing Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Arch Rodgers Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, State Tested Nursing Assistant Pinning, Third Year Academic Award

 

Mackenzie Brooks - Quest Federal Credit Union Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Perfect Attendance Award for One Year

 

Jayden Brown - Perfect Attendance Award for all Four Years of High School

 

Olivia Brown - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Robinson Fin Machines Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Sharon Edwards Moore Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Margaret Nichols-Temple Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Third Year Academic Award

 

Cruz Bryant - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Newland Insurance Agency Award,

 

Jenna Burd - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Lois G. Crowe Memorial Scholarship, American Red Cross High School Scholarship, Allied Health and Nursing Certificate of Completion, State Tested Nursing Assistant Pinning

 

Sheldon Cannode - Perfect Attendance Award for One Year

 

Brett Clawson - Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Kenton Senior High School Class of 1965 Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship

 

Brian Collins - Perfect Attendance Award for One Year

 

Zachery Collins - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Nancy Althauser Memorial Scholarship, given by Friends of Nancy Althauser, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Sharon Edwards Moore Scholarship,  Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Perfect Attendance Award for One Year, Third Year Academic Award

 

Tamara Combs - Perfect Attendance Award for One Year, Second Year Academic Award

 

Shawn Conover - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship,

 

Brock Cote - The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion

 

Cymon Crowe - Kenton Athletic Boosters Scholarship,  Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, First Year Academic Award

 

Cole Dearing - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Hardin County Community Foundation, Jerry Jester Memorial Scholarship & Hardin County Community Foundation, John & Ruby Jester Memorial Scholarship, Foster & Anna Marie Shuster Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Athletic Boosters Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Brady James Shick Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Kenton Senior High School Class of 1965 Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, Fourth Year Academic Award

 

Mahlik Diol - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships McDonald's, Kenton Scholarship, Bonnie Pavlovic Nursing Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Allied Health and Nursing Certificate of Completion, State Tested Nursing Assistant Pinning

 

Danielle Dunne - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation  Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship

 

Maria Espinoza - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Rick's Auto Sales Scholarship, State Tested Nursing Assistant Pinning, First Year Academic Award

 

Kylie Erwin - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Maxline Express Award,  Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Marilyn Klingler Business Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Arnold E. Lange & Lance L. Lange Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation  Kenton Senior High School Class of 1965 Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, United State Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award, Perfect Attendance Award for One Year, Fourth Year Academic Award

 

Connor Galvin - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Bloom Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Perfect Attendance Award for One Year

 

Tiffany Geberin - Brittany Sloan Memorial Scholarship

 

Alexandra Haushalter - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Quest Federal Credit Union Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation The Carl Lotz Lions Club Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award, United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Fourth Year Academic Award

 

Hayden Hildreth - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships The Clayton Kritzler Memorial Scholarship, given by Joel Kritzler, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Second Year Academic Award

 

Hailey Hines - Perfect Attendance Award for One Year

 

Chance Jacques - Allied Health and Nursing Certificate of Completion, State Tested Nursing Assistant Pinning

 

Lauren Johnson - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Oates Veterinary Clinic, FLR Insurancenter, McCullough Industries, Schindewolf-Stout-Crates Funeral Home & Amicitia Lodge Award, Kenton Dental Care Scholarship, Ohio Hi-Point/Kenton FFA Scholarship, Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, INC. Children of Members Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Dr. Steven Craig Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Lauren Wolfe Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Fourth Year Academic Award

 

Tawnie Keen - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Kenton Band Boosters Scholarship, Robert Szymanski Memorial Scholarship, provided by The Society Singers, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation David P. Sturgeon Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation William Moffit Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, United States Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence

 

Chase Kiser - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Miami Six Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Jerry Cross Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avanel Mills Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, National Federation of State High School Associations Award of Excellence, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Third Year Academic Award

 

Clint Kitchen - Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Mitzi Pfeiffer Kitchen Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation James & Sandra Lange Pruden Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avanel Mills Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, First Year Academic Award

 

Morgan Kohl - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Quest Federal Credit Union Scholarship, Vern & Ida Abbott Memorial Scholarship, Goshen Grange Community Service Scholarship in Memory of Ed Althauser & Nancy Althauser, Fred E. Coats Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Bloom Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation James & Sandra Lange Pruden Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Saundra Thomas Winnett Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Ohio High School Athletic Association Scholar/Athlete Award, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Fourth Year Academic Award

 

Kylie Krohmer - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Kenton Moose Family Center & Anonymous Donors Award, Kenton Band Boosters Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship

 

Lucian Lay - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, First Year Academic Award

 

Jessica Legge - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships HSLC, The Home Savings & Loan Company of Kenton, Ohio Scholarship, Mark & Marsha Watkins Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Sharon Edwards Moore Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, First Year Academic Award

 

Cara Lightner - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship,

 

Cory Ludwig - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Bloom Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Third Year Academic Award

 

Mercedes Mendenhall - Allied Health and Nursing Certificate of Completion, State Tested Nursing Assistant Pinning

 

Ellie Miller - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Kenton Athletic Boosters Scholarship, Kenton Senior High School Class of 2011 Scholarship, Michael L. Martino Memorial Scholarship, Dean Edward Martino Memorial Scholarship, M. Virginia Hill Scholarship for Ohio Northern Education Majors, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, National Federation of State High School Associations Award of Excellence, Second Year Academic Award

 

Hunter Moore - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Hardin County Community Foundation Oren & Mary Hogan Memorial Award, Dollars for Scholarships Keith Beck Memorial Scholarship given by Katherine E. Johnson, MD, Kenton Athletic Boosters Scholarship, Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Scholarship, Mike Mauk & Drey Dearing Wildcat Pride Scholarship sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Carter Cavalier, Pamela (Woll) Neuhauser Memorial Scholarship, Vern & Ida Abbott Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Bloom Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Pat McPherson Memorial Book Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Dr. Ed & Mary Holdgreve Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Fourth Year Academic Award

 

Curtis Mullins - Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Christopher Nicely Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship

 

Molly Pees - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Graphic Packaging, Kenton Scholarship, Jack & Winogene Rogers Memorial Scholarship, Michael L. Martino Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Athletic Boosters Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Terry Myers Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, Second Year Academic Award

 

Alexis Phillips - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion

 

Mackenzie Phillips - Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Chris Kanzig Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Jean North Kinsey Nursing Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Marjorie Ramge Jackson Memorial Scholarship, Allied Health and Nursing Certificate of Completion, State Tested Nursing Assistant Pinning

 

Ashley Potter-Reed - The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion

 

Johnathan (Dillon) Rall - Dale & Joanne Layman Memorial Scholarship, M. Dean & Barbara J. Dulin Memorial Scholarship, Ohio Hi-Point/Kenton FFA Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Dr. Steven Craig Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Scott & Becky Grigaluinas Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Joseph W. & Mabel L. Dulin Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Paul Heilman Memorial Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion

 

Emma Ramsey - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Katherine E Johnson, MD Scholarship,  Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship

 

Kobey Rawlins - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Kenton City Schools Excellence For Education Foundation Award (In Memory of Bob Goodsell), Hardin Memorial Hospital Mary Lou Johnson Health Career Scholarship, Kenton Dental Care Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Ohio High School Athletic Association Scholar/Athlete Award, United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Perfect Attendance Award for One Year, Fourth Year Academic Award

 

Trent Reichelderfer - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Bloom Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation James & Sandra Lange Pruden Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship

 

Parker Rembis - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, INC. Children of Members Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Bloom Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Third Year Academic Award

 

Elaina Schaub - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Kenton Band Boosters Scholarship, Goshen Grange Community Service Scholarship in Memory of Hugh Ries, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Bloom Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Margaret Nichols-Temple Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship

 

Zachary Skorker - First Year Academic Award

 

Mariana Smith - Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship,

 

Steven Stalder - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Liberty National Bank Award, Quest Federal Credit Union Scholarship, Fred E. Coats Memorial Scholarship, Michael L. Martino Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Bloom Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Third Year Academic Award

 

Erica Steele - State Tested Nursing Assistant Pinning

 

Alex Stephens - Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Bloom Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship,

 

Faith Stover - Allied Health and Nursing Certificate of Completion, State Tested Nursing Assistant Pinning

 

Mackenzie Stover - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Kenton Rotary Club Award, Paul Heilman Book Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Helen Robinson-Kraus Memorial Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, Third Year Academic Award

 

Joslyn Szczerba - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship,

 

Layne Taylor - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Rogers Nationwide Insurance Agency & Anonymous Donors, Kenton Athletic Boosters Scholarship, Kenton Dental Care Scholarship, Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, INC. Children of Members Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Brady James Shick Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Third Year Academic Award

 

Riley Tracy - Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Avenelle & Mabelle Frazer Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, United States Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence

 

Erin Unger - R.E. & Joan S. Allen Scholarship, Dollars for Scholarships Dorothy Fullerton Memorial, given by Gerald & Nancy Althauser, Dollars for Scholarships the Golden Giant, Kenton Scholarship, Minerva Club Scholarship, Kenton Senior High Class of 2011 Scholarship, Goshen Grange Community Service Scholarship in Memory of Dora Flowers, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Kenton Senior High School Class of 1967 Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Jeff Zerby Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Fath-Linz Memorial Scholarship, Kenton Excellence for Education Foundation Haushalter Family Scholarship, The Agriculture Business/Production Certificate of Completion, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Perfect Attendance Award for One Year, Fourth Year Academic Award

 

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Kenton Native Serving as Ship Servicemen

 

A 2008 Kenton High School graduate and Kenton, Ohio native is serving as part of the Pre Commissioning Unit for the USS Thomas Hudner.

 

Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian Richards is a ship's servicemen assigned to DDG 116 in Bath, Maine.

 

 

 

As a ship's servicemen, Richards is responsible for services on the ship provided to the crew including vending machines, ship store, barber shop and laundry.

 

Richards has military ties with family members who have previously served and is honored to carry on the family tradition.

 

More on the story will be posted later this morning under local news at wktn.com.

 

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Kenton Man Taken into Custody by Union County Deputies

 

A Kenton man was taken into custody this week by deputies from the Union County Sheriff's Office.

 

According to the media release from the Union County Sheriff's Office, 31 year old Matthew A. Kennedy was taken into custody at the Multi-County Jail in Marion on an outstanding arrest warrant.

 

He was transported to the Tri County Regional Jail.

 

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Little Sparks Goo Crew Promotes Intergenerational Learning

 

The Little Sparks Goo Crew encourages intergenerational learning and a place for adults to learn more about child development.

 

The Goo Crew is open to the public and free of charge unless otherwise noted for special activities.

 

The program is a service of the OSU Hardin County Extension, and the event schedule runs from May through September on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 10 until 11am.

 

After today, the next event is scheduled for June 6.

 

For more on the program, contact the Extension Office.

 

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4th Annual Eats on Street Festival Coming June 22

 

The date has been set for the next Eats on the Street Food Truck Festival.

 

The 4th annual event is scheduled for Friday June 22nd in downtown Kenton.

 

This year there will be fifteen food trucks, music and a car show.

 

More details on the event as well as information on the food trucks will be revealed over the next few weeks by the Hardin County Chamber and Alliance.

 

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Family Fishing Day to be Held at Boy Scout Lake

 

The Hardin County Family YMCA and the Ohio Department Of Wildlife are sponsoring a Free Family Fishing Day at Boy Scout Lake on June 9th.

 

Bait and Picnic lunch will be provided. Bring your fishing pole, tackle, and lawn chair and join in for the free family event from 10am until noon that day.

 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

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Mt. Victory Man Injured in Logan County Crash

 

A Mt. Victory man was injured in a crash Monday in Logan County.

 

WPKO Radio reported that 33 year old David Liles lost control of his car while driving south on County Road 153.

 

The car went off the left side of the road and rolled over after striking the ditch, a guardrail and a cement abutment.

 

Liles, who was cited for failure to control, was transported to Memorial Hospital in Marysville for treatment of minor injuries.

 

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Commissioners Proclaim May as Fraud Awareness Month

 

May is Fraud Awareness Month.

 

The Hardin County Commissioners heard at a recent meeting from John Folk, Jodi Tudor, Christine Wireman and Jessica Osborn from Job and Family Services.

 

It was reported that a $2,000 grant was received to assist with the month.  

 

Osborn, a Fraud Investigator,  had one case prosecuted last year with a high dollar amount and one this year that the client misled the workers and was dishonest.

 

It was also reported that an activity is scheduled with local law enforcement to learn how they can help identify fraud.

 

A luncheon will be held with a speaker from the state to educate on how to detect fraud as well.

 

The public may also call the agency with concerns.

 

Commissioner Beaman moved to adopt a Proclamation to designate May as Fraud Awareness Month, which was passed.

 

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8th Grade Class Completes First Day in DC

The Kenton Middle School 8th Grade Class has made the journey to the nation’s capital on their annual trip. The tour stops for yesterday included the Einstein memorial, Vietnam Wall and Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Mount Vernon, the Washington Monument and the reflection pond.

 

More was scheduled for the group, however some severe weather rolling through the DC area had other plans. 8th Grader Mitch Jennings said his favorite part of the day was the massive size of the Lincoln Monument.

 

“Probably my favorite thing was going up and seeing how huge the abraham lincoln monument was because it puts you in perspective.” said Jennings.

 

Another busy day is in store for the students for today, and we’ll bring you up to speed tomorrow on WKTN.

 

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