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Continuing services at Simon Kenton, Harco goal of tax levy renewal

Area voters are being asked to continue their support of the programs offered through the Hardin County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The board, which operates Simon Kenton School…

Hardin Northern to expand dual credit courses in fall

DOLA — Hardin Northern High School will be expanding a college credit program next fall. The dual credit program has been very successful, said High School Principal Joe…

Former judge Burke Smith dies

Burke Smith, a long time judge and decorated veteran, died Wednesday at his Kenton home. He was 89. Smith served the county as probate/juvenile court judge from 1978…

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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…

Ever Power survey finds support for wind project

A survey conducted on behalf of a wind energy developer in the area shows overwhelming…

Ada to join with other districts in homes of securing Straight A grant

ADA — Ada Schools is doubling its chances of being awarded the Straight A grant…

Construction to begin at Ridgemont

RIDGEWAY — Within three weeks, construction should begin on Ridgemont’s new preK-12 building, Superintendent Emmy…

Family’s greenhouse blossoms

Family’s greenhouse blossoms

HARROD — With the wind roaring and the snow drifting, it was hard this winter…


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Deardorff to play soccer at MVNU

Deardorff to play soccer at MVNU

For the last four years, Cameron Deardorff has excelled on the soccer field as one of the Kenton Wildcats premier players. In the fall, the KHS senior will…

KHS held to three hits in loss

KHS held to three hits in loss

A day after exploding for 18 runs against Upper Scioto Valley, the Kenton baseball team struggled to get its bats going against Western Buckeye League foe St. Marys…

Bulldogs topped at home by Bluffton

Bulldogs topped at home by Bluffton

ADA — The Ada softball team got off to a bad start Thursday against Bluffton and couldn’t recover in a 12-1 six-inning loss. Bluffton (6-0, 2-0 NWC) scored…

Ada, R’dale get several firsts at Invite

COLUMBUS GROVE — Ada and Riverdale both had several first-place finishers in the 12-team Columbus Grove Invitational on Thursday night. Brittany Archer won a pair of events for…


Thacker, Clapsaddle plan to marry July 12

Thacker, Clapsaddle plan to marry July 12

Courtney Love Thacker and Dustin Ray Clapsaddle are announcing their engagement and upcoming marriage. Courtney is the daughter of April Thacker…

Easter the theme for Silly, Super Saturday kids

Easter the theme for Silly, Super Saturday kids

April Silly and Super Saturdays took place April 12 with 13 children in attendance. Everyone was actively involved in decorating eggs…


Liberty National Bank offers savings lesson to Espy students

Employees of Liberty National Bank gave a savings lesson to 75 first grade students of Espy Elementary in Kenton as part of the American Bankers Association Education…


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 18, 2014

Kenton police Christina Parks, 235 N. High St., Mount Victory, was cited for a turn signal violation. A report was received of a student being disruptive at…


Egg hunt preparations and winners

Egg hunt preparations and winners

Above, residents at Hardin Hills Health and Rehab Center spent two afternoons and one morning filling plastic Easter eggs for the Easter egg hunt at the facility.…

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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…