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Alger Man Escapes Injury in Sunday Morning Crash

A car was damaged in a crash that occurred early Sunday morning in Alger.
According to the Hardin County Sheriff's Office report, 36 year old Ashley Staley, of Alger, was driving west on Lee Street in the village and failed to maintain control of the vehicle, which ended up off the road and came to rest in the ditch.
Heavy damage occurred to the vehicle.
Staley was not injured. 


Hardin County Among 9 Ohio Counties To Get Funds to Help Prevent Substance Abuse

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Nine rural counties in Ohio, including Hardin County, have been awarded funds to help prevent underage drinking and reduce the misuse of prescription drugs among young people.
The state's Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services says each county will get $80,000 to address alcohol use among people aged 12 to 20 and prescription drug misuse or abuse among people aged 12 to 25.
The grant initiative aims to increase the use of evidence-based programs and strategies to tackle the problems.
The state says the funds could be renewable for up to two additional years, depending on the availability of federal funds and on demonstrated progress.
In addition to Hardin County, the counties are: Champaign, Coshocton, Holmes, Mercer, Seneca, Tuscarawas, Warren and Wayne.


Rash of Thefts Reported To Kenton Police Department Over Weekend


Starting Friday morning the Police Department handled 9 reports of theft from vehicles with the majority of the reports coming from the South side of Kenton. Additionally 3 vehicle doors were found open and re-secured by the Kenton Police Department.


According to the day log early Friday morning thefts from vehicles in the 300 block of Smith Avenue, 600 Block of South Main Street, and a report of an open car door in the 400 block of North Cherry Street.


Friday evening brought a report of  a vehicle broken into in the 600 block of Fontaine Street and a report of 2 vehicles ransacked in the 100 block of East Lynn Street.


The day logs show that Saturday morning a report of a resident in the 800 block of South Detroit Street seeing a subject in their car who then fled on foot. Two open car doors were found by a Kenton Police Department officer, one vehicle was located in the 600 block of South Leighton Street while the other was in the 400 block of Park Street.


Two more reports of theft occurred Saturday Afternoon. The first report was of theft from a vehicle in the 300 block of Gilbert Street and finally a theft from a vehicle in the 300 block of Smith Avenue was reported to the Kenton Police Department.


No further information available at this time.



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