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21-0 Run Lifts Lady Wildcats Past Cougars

The Kenton Lady Wildcats scored 21 unanswered points in the first half to take control of the game en route to a 74-29 win over Van Wert in Western Buckeye League girls basketball action Thursday.


The Cougars led 7-5 late in the first quarter but the Lady Wildcats put the next 21 points on the board to build a 19-point lead midway through the second quarter and were never threatened.


Van Wert (4-11 overall, 1-4 WBL) got nine points and seven rebounds from Abby Jackson.


Seven players scored for Kenton (12-2, 4-1). Sara Hoyt had 23 points while Layne Taylor added 15 points and 13 rebounds and Ashley Morris tossed in 11 markers. Ellie Miller had eight points while Miranda Gibson finished with seven points and five rebounds. Kori Barrett added five points and seven rebounds while Megan Gier chipped in with five points and five rebounds.


Hoyt and Taylor were named the Ace Hardware Players of the Game.


Driver Cited For Several Offenses Following Crash

A Kenton man was cited for several offenses following a crash Wednesday night in the 600 block of Lick Street.
According to the report from the Kenton Police Department, 45 year old Lance Baker lost control of his car while driving west on Lick Street. The car went off the right side of the road where it struck a fire hydrant.
Baker was cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, open container and failing to maintain reasonable control.


First Phase of HMH Renovation Project Completed

The first phase of a renovation project at Hardin Memorial Hospital has been completed.
The first phase of the renovation project to the Outpatient Department/2nd consisted of a new endoscopy suite, high level disinfectant processing area and one patient room completed in 2016.  The new endoscopy suite has more than doubled in size from the old suite and has been modernized.  Each of the areas are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to enhance the patient experience and to assist the physicians.  
Jeryl Kissling, manager of the department stated, "Specialty center physicians - Dr. Schirmer, general surgeon and Dr. Amigo, urologist will use the new suite for various procedures, and the pulmonologist department can use it as well." Kissling also added she is very proud of the new area and said the hospital was able to fund the project,  "Through hospital operations and the proceeds from the Mistletoe Ball, the hospital foundation's largest fundraiser."  
The second phase of the project will begin in July, 2017 and will consist of patient rooms, nurse's station, patient family room, supply room, consult room and a few additional offices. 


Kenton Vs. Van Wert in Girls Basketball Tonight

The Kenton Lady Wildcats look to remain in the thick of the Western Buckeye League race when they host Van Wert tonight. 
The Lady Wildcats are 11 and 2 overall and are 3 and 1 in the Western Buckeye League heading into tonight’s action, which puts them squarely in the middle of a logjam near the top of the league standings. Ottawa-Glandorf and Wapakoneta are each 4 and 0 in the Western Buckeye League, while Kenton and Bath sit just a game back of the co-league leaders, so the Lady Wildcats cannot afford to trip up tonight against the Cougars. 
Van Wert is 4 and 10 on the season and is 1 and 3 in the Western Buckeye League. The Cougars are coming off an impressive win on Tuesday as they whipped Paulding 60 to 29. Ally Jackson was the star for the Cougars as she knocked down a school-record seven three-pointers on her way to 23 points. 
WKTN will have all the action live tonight from Kenton High School, with the pregame show starting around 7:15 p.m. 


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