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KPD chief says scam targets elderly

The Kenton Police Department has received several phone calls within the past two days regarding attempts to scam elderly residents in the city and surrounding areas. Chief John Vermillion said…

Loss of major customers results in closing of Plastic Systems plant

Loss of major customers results in closing of Plastic Systems plant

About 85 people are out of work today with the closing of a Kenton business. Plastic Systems Custom Moldings and Assemblies closed its doors Monday, according to Donald Holtvoight, who…

Riverdale teachers enjoyed making an impact on the lives of students

Riverdale teachers enjoyed making an impact on the lives of students

MOUNT BLANCHARD — Over their careers, five retiring Riverdale Elementary educators said, they have seen many changes in the methods of working with students. But regardless of the methods used,…

Former high school teacher now working with adults as ag agent

Former high school teacher now working with adults as ag agent

Mark Badertscher is an educator. For 21 years, he taught high school students about agriculture at Liberty-Benton High School in Findlay, but now he is sharing his knowledge of agriculture…

Dunkirk buying new emergency siren

DUNKIRK — Within the month, the village of Dunkirk will have a new, functioning emergency warning siren atop the village hall/fire station. With the combination of budget changes and $500…

Alger wants CSX to clean up its property

ALGER — When the Alger council sends out notices next week to property owners violating nuisance ordinances, they will include one of the biggest offenders in the village. CSX owns…

Retiring Ada teachers: Small things have big impact on students

Retiring Ada teachers: Small things have big impact on students

ADA — The job of teaching children goes beyond feeding them facts from a textbook, agreed two educators retiring from Ada Exempted Village Schools. In fact, it often is the…

Althauser balances job and council leader role with family activities

Althauser balances job and council leader role with family activities

Joel Althauser still isn’t sure he’s found the perfect way to balance Kenton City Council responsibilities with his job at Home Savings and Loan. As the senior lending officer and…

Goal of $15,000 set for Fourth of July gathering

Goal of $15,000 set for Fourth of July gathering

The Independence Day Celebration Committee hopes to raise $15,000 for the annual celebration. “We have been able to raise funds at this level the last several years and we are…

Grant residents battle odor, but don’t talk to Land Tech managers

Grant residents battle odor, but don’t talk to Land Tech managers

GRANT — With the coming of warmer weather, residents of Grant, north of Kenton, say they have been forced inside their homes by an offensive odor and forced to fight…