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Dinner Considered Most Important Meal of the Day


When it comes to the most important meal of the day, Visitor Poll voters gave a slight edge to dinner.


Of those responding, 42% of the voters selected dinner as the most important meal. 


Close behind was breakfast with 38% of the vote.


The remaining 20% said lunch was their most important meal of the day.


Vote now in this week's Visitor Poll.


Kenton Nursing and Rehab Holds Open House

An Open House was held last week at Kenton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
The staff showed off the facility's new Private Suites and renovations that have been made.
The occasion was also used to celebrate Dr. Kate Johnson's 20 years of dedication to the center.
Kenton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is located at 117 Jacob Parrott Boulevard in Kenton.


Kenton Blanks Bath 21-0

The Kenton Wildcats posted their second shutout of the season Friday as they blanked Bath 21-0 in Western Buckeye League action at Bath Stadium.


Trent Hites threw two touchdown passes to Blake Swearengin and also ran for a score for Kenton (4-5 overall, 4-4 WBL), but the story of the game was the Kenton defense. Kenton forced three turnovers - with Jaron Sharp and Robert Shemeth intercepting passes - and sacked Bath quarterback Kaden Sullivan eight times.


Bath falls to 3-6 overall and 2-6 in the WBL.


Thomas Phillips was named the Ace Hardware Player of the Game.


Kenton closes out its season on Friday when it hosts Celina. WKTN will carry the game live, with the pregame show starting at 6:40 p.m. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. 


Week Nine Scores

Kenton 21 Bath 0




Jefferson 44 Ada 0


Upper Scioto Valley 50 Fort Loramie 29


Van Buren 41 Riverdale 7


Hardin Nothern 46 Perry 27


Lehman Catholic 42 Ridgemont 0



Ottawa Glandorf 42 Elida 35


St. Mary's 13 Wapakoneta 7


Celina 55 Shawnee 28


Defiance 27 Van Wert 14




North Union 41 Galion 3


Wynford 53 Upper Sandusky 0


East Knox 83 Elgin 34 


Benjamin Logan 48 Greenon 12


Arlington 34 Vanlue 6






Four Sentenced to Prison Recently in Common Pleas Court

Four people were sentenced recently in Hardin County Common Pleas Court. 
According to documents from Prosecutor Brad Bailey's Office:
.Anthony J. Lowery was sentenced to a total of 4 years and 11 months in prison on one count each of burglary and theft.
.Misty D. Richardson was sentenced to a total of 4 years and 6 months in prison on one count each of theft, attempted engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, possession of heroin and attempted tampering with evidence.
.Cory B. Shepherd was sentenced to a total of 30 months in prison on one count each of failure to appear and burglary.
.Christopher D. Stacy was sentenced to 24 months in prison on one count of failure to register. 
All cases were heard by Judge Scott Barrett.


Rail Service From Chicago to Columbus Still Far Off But Still on Track

An Ohio organization is working to restore a passenger railroad line from Chicago to Columbus.
Ron Sheck, Chairman of All Aboard Ohio, said his group is working with the Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association in making the project a reality. Sheck talks about a feasibility study completed by NIPRA, "I think what the NIPRA study really does is look at restoring train service on that former Pennsylvania railroad line, which is now owned by the Chicago, Indiana and Eastern Railroad as far east as Kenton and then using the CSX line that goes from Toledo south through Findlay and Kenton and Marysville down to Columbus."
For the complete discussion, tune in At Issue Saturday morning at 7:35 on WKTN.


Battle of Wildcats on Tap Tonight

"The Battle of the Wildcats" will be featured tonight on WKTN as Kenton takes on Bath.  
It has been a disappointing season for the Bath Wildcats. Bath was thought to be one of the top teams in the Western Buckeye League entering the year, but a disastrous five-game losing streak put an end to any thoughts of a league championship or a playoff berth for the Allen County Wildcats. Bath has rebounded to win its last two games and is now 3 and 5 overall and 2 and 5 in the Western Buckeye League. 
Kenton is looking to bounce back after coming up a point short last week against Elida. Kenton's 49 to 48 loss to the Bulldogs was the Cats' second straight loss and dropped Kenton to 3 and 5 for the season. The Wildcats are now 3 and 4 in the Western Buckeye League and must win out to secure a winning season in conference action. 
WKTN will carry tonight's game live from Bath Stadium, with the pregame show starting at 6:40 p.m. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. 
In other action tonight around the county, Ada hosts Delphos Jefferson; Upper Scioto Valley visits Fort Loramie; Ridgemont entertains Lehman Catholic; Hardin Northern makes the trip to Perry; and Riverdale hosts Van Buren. 


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