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R’dale teachers realign to new state testing dates

MOUNT BLANCHARD — New elementary school testing dates have teachers at Riverdale Elementary School realigning their reading pacing guides for next year. Riverdale Elementary Principal Dr. Julie Spade…

County prepares for its fourth Drug Take Back

County prepares for its fourth Drug Take Back

Hardin County residents will be asked to clean out their medicine cabinets next weekend for the fourth annual Drug Take Back Day. Students from the Ohio Northern University…

Ever Power survey finds support for wind project

A survey conducted on behalf of a wind energy developer in the area shows overwhelming support for the Scioto Ridge Wind Farm. The survey was conducted by SBR…

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KCS sets Sept. 8 starting date for 2014-2015 year

Board to take bids on Morningside extension to Kenton Elementary Kenton City Schools will start…

Grant will help KCS expand preschool

Kenton City Schools has been awarded grants to expand its preschool enrollment and emergency radio…

Findlay educator new KCS athletic director

Findlay educator new KCS athletic director

An assistant athletic director at Findlay City Schools is the new grades 7-12 athletic director…

KMS building repair is expected to cost $190,000

Kenton Middle School will need some $190,000 in repairs to stop leaks in the building,…

Alger to include festival activities on Memorial Day

ALGER — The village of Alger celebrates Memorial Day each year with a parade. But…


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Falcons edge Kenton in pitchers’ duel

Falcons edge Kenton in pitchers’ duel

Kenton and Riverdale faced off in a nonconference softball pitchers’ duel Monday. The Wildcats’ Kaylee Burd and the Falcons’ Taylor Farmer combined to pitch 14 innings, strike out…

Errors cost Kenton in loss to Riverdale

Errors cost Kenton in loss to Riverdale

Kenton had several chances in the sixth and seventh inning to tie or take the lead against Riverdale in a baseball matchup between the county rivals on Monday…

KHS tennis beats Bluffton, 4-1

KHS tennis beats Bluffton, 4-1

The Kenton High School tennis team defeated Bluffton 4-1 to improve to 7-2 this Spring Kenton won all three singles matches in straight sets as Dale Oates beat…

Gophers sweep LTC

LIMA — The Ridgemont baseball team swept a Northwest Central Conference doubleheader Monday topping  Lima Temple Christian 11-7 and 7-2. In Game 1, Lane Mitchell pitched seven innings,…


Hardin Memorial honors volunteers

Hardin Memorial honors volunteers

Hardin Memorial Hospital volunteers gathered at the Plaza Inn in Mount Victory to give the hospital the opportunity to say “thank…

Students in the News: April 22, 2014

FINDLAY — Three area students received awards at the University of Findlay’s Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity on April 2. They…


Superior FCU planned in Kenton

Superior FCU planned in Kenton

Site work for the construction of a Superior Federal Credit Union location in Kenton is underway in front of the Walmart store off East Columbus Street. Kurt…


Confirmation class at First UMC

Confirmation class at First UMC

The 2014 confirmation class at Kenton First United Methodist Church includes (from left, front) Abby Oberlitner, Alexandra Haushalter, Morgan Kohl, Rocco Longbrake, Jacob Jolliff; (back) Rev. Loran…


Hardin County Municipal Court News: April 19, 2014

Unless otherwise indicated, all cases were heard by Judge Greg A. Grimslid. TRAFFIC In addition to the fines levied against defendants who are found guilty, $39 in…


Picking on Linus

Picking on Linus

Linus (Jacob Manns) strikes a familiar pose as he is teased by Lucy (Hannah Heilman) and Peppermint Patty (Hannah Buerger) in a scene from Snoopy The Musical,…

Police Reports

Police Reports: April 22, 2014

Kenton police Lakeisha Tate, 7380 Ohio 53, Forest, was arrested on a warrant from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office. An unruly juvenile and a possible theft were…


Senior egg hunt

Senior egg hunt

The Easter egg hunt at the Alger Assembly of God Church seems to get bigger each year. More than 11,000 eggs were gathered up Saturday morning by…

State News

Ohio driver indicted in Marine’s death

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio driver has been indicted on charges of failing to stop and tampering with evidence after a hit-and-run crash killed a U.S.…


County produced 17.6M bushels of corn in 2013

Information from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service shows Hardin County farmers produced 17,600,000 bushels of corn in 2013, with an average yield of 174.3 bushels per…