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Late Run Lifts Elida Past Cats

A late 12-0 run helped the Elida Bulldogs slip past the Kenton Wildcats 60-53 in Western Buckeye League boys basketball action Friday.

 

The Wildcats (4-8 overall, 0-5 WBL) led 42-40 after three quarters and were up 44-42 with 6:35 to go, but the Bulldogs (13-3, 5-1) scored the game's next 12 points over a 5-minute span to build a 10-point lead. Elida was then able to use expert foul shooting to put the game away as the Dogs made all 10 of their tries from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter.

 

Dakota Mathias led Elida with 25 points. The scrappy Wildcats were led by Grant Sherman's 22 points and 14 rebounds while Austin Phillips added 15 markers.

 

Sherman was named the Ace Hardware Player of the Game.

 

The Cats are back in action on Saturday when they visit Upper Scioto Valley in a game that will be carried live on WKTN.

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Actress Reflects On Her Career Following E.T. in 1982

 

 

Actress Dee Wallace reflects on her career on this week's At Issue program.
 

Wallace is best known for her role as the mother in the 1982 movie "E.T. The Extraterrestrial."
 

Before that, Wallace played different types of characters, but E.T. changed that, "After E.T., everybody kind of wanted to go, yes she's a mom, so I've spent the last 30 years playing a lot of moms, and I don't want to look a gift horse in the mouth, but as an actress, you like to play a lot of different parts, and that's why when the Frightners came along, it was very exciting for me."
 

Wallace is still busy, and can currently be seen on the NBC show Grimm. For the complete discussion, tune in At Issue, Saturday morning at 7:35 on WKTN.

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Kenton Wildcats Boys Basketball Team Ready For Busy Weekend

The Kenton Wildcats will face two tough opponents this weekend as they try to get back on the winning track.

 

The Wildcats have lost 3 straight games and are 4 and 7 for the season and 0 and 4 in the Western Buckeye League. They will tested by two strong squads this weekend as they host Elida tonight and visit Upper Scioto Valley on Saturday.
 

The Bulldogs are 12 and 3 on the season and have won 11 of their past 12 games. Led by one of Ohio's best players in Dakota Mathias, Elida is part of a 4-way tie for 1st in the Western Buckeye League with a 4 and 1 conference mark.
 

On Saturday, the Wildcats will face a team that is even hotter than the Bulldogs as they make the trip to Alumni Fieldhouse to take on the Rams. Upper Scioto Valley has won 12 straight games, with 9 of those wins coming by at least 13 points. Dylan Hunsicker, Woody Prater and Lane Hurley each average in double figures for the Rams, who are 13 and 1 on the season.
 

WKTN will carry both of these games live, with the pregame show starting around 7:30 p.m. both nights.

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Hardin Northern FFA Chili Cook-Off Slated for Next Friday

 
Those wanting to try their hand at crafting award winning chili can do so at Hardin Northern High School next Friday night. The second annual Hardin Northern FFA Chili Cook-off for Charity will be held next Friday night before and during the Hardin Northern/McComb basketball game. Hardin Northern FFA Secretary Julia Poling said that the event last year was a success and they hope to replicate and surpass expectations this year.
 
"We had originally set it up to go along with a dance off, but that fell through, so we decided to hold it again this year because it worked well last year" said Poling.
 
The event will be held from 5 till 7pm that night and the public will have a chance to taste the chili for $5.00, as well as vote on their favorites for the People's Choice award. Hardin Northern FFA President Tiffany Bridenbach said that the fee to enter the cook-off will be $20.00.
 
"There will be two categories for the chili. There's traditional and non-traditional. And whoever wins for each class there will be prizes that will be awarded to the winners." said Bridenbach.
Funds raised will go towards the Dunkirk Food Pantry and pop and water will be available for purchase as well. If you'd like to enter, you can contact Hardin Northern FFA Advisor Don Paullin at 419-759-2331 ext. 1603 for an entry form. Entries are due to the Hardin Northern FFA by next Wednesday, February 5th.
 
 
 

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Ohio Elections Chief Urges Online Registration

 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state's top elections official says online voter registration can be implemented in Ohio as soon as state lawmakers pass it.
 
Secretary of State Jon Husted said Thursday that a lack of online registration is one of the presidential battleground state's voting deficiencies.
 
The Republican is among the state's leaders slated to discuss policy and political plans for the year at a legislative preview session for journalists, organized by The Associated Press.
 
Many of the participants in the Thursday forum are up for re-election this fall, including Husted. Others include Republican Gov. John Kasich, Auditor Dave Yost and Attorney General Mike DeWine.
 
Republican and Democratic legislative leaders also planned to share their thoughts on what lies ahead for them at the Statehouse.

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Ohio Workers' Comp Cracks Down On Pain Pills

 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation says it plans to keep a closer eye on millions of doses of pain pills prescribed to injured workers every year.
 
The agency will more closely monitor pain pill distribution in an effort to control skyrocketing costs and rampant prescription drug abuse.
 
The agency is no longer covering prescriptions for controlled substances unless the provider enrolls in an automated reporting system designed to identify possible misuse of opiates.
 
The Bureau of Workers' Compensation - a state-run insurance program for injured workers - has paid for more than 188 million doses of narcotics during the past five years.
 
Last year the agency paid for 357,970 pain-pill prescriptions to 39,028 claimants.

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Super Bowl Footballs Manufactured in Ada Ohio.

This Sunday is the Super Bowl. The annual culminating event for the game of football in America. When the Broncos and the Seahawks take the field in New York Sunday night, both teams will be taking a bit of Hardin County with them. Wilson Sporting Goods is a proud supporter of NFL Football, supplying footballs for each team in the NFL each week. Every football you see in any game is made in a small factory in Ada Ohio.
 
Wilson Sporting Goods Plant Manager Daniel Riegle
 
The Wilson Football factory is managed by Dan Riegle, who has been with Wilsons for almost 33 years, and has managed the factory for the last 17. Riegle says that he takes pride in the fact that the factory in Ada is the only factory making footballs in the United States.
 
“Every point scored in the NFL since 1941 has been with a Wilson Football. Obviously we’ve been the football of every Super Bowl. We are also the official football of the Canadian Football League, NFL Europe, there’s a professional league in Italy and one in Japan which use our ball and we’re the official ball of the NCAA. Many of the state high school organizations, like the OHSAA, also use our ball. We make three to four thousand footballs here every day.” said Riegle.
 
Wilson purchased the Ada factory in 1955, and streamlined the production to produce only footballs.
 
“Up until that point, they had manufactured boxing gloves, boxing bags, basketballs, a wide variety of sporting goods product. Wilson decided to focus exclusively on footballs here.” said Riegle.
 
The cowhide when it arrives at the Wilson plant
 
When Wilson starts out to make a football, it isn’t just thrown together. There are many steps in the production process.
 
The patterns are then cut out of the cowhide
 
“It’s not a pig skin. That fallacy came up because originally a pig bladder held the air in the ball. It’s actually cowhide, which is purchased through plants in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and then sent to Chicago to be processed. When it comes in here it looks like the outside of a football with the dimples on it. We cut four panels for every ball. We stamp it when it’s flat, and then the ball is sewn together inside out.” said Riegle.
 
The football markings are then stamped onto the balls
 
“At this point, it is turned right-side out where the laces are, and we insert a bladder which holds the air in. We lace it shut and mold it. Every ball is inspected to make sure it is 100% and then packed and shipped out.” said Riegle.
 
Jane Helzer sews the ball pieces together. Jane has been working at the Wilson factory for 47 years.
 
Each Wilson football is handcrafted, and while not every football turns out without flaws, Riegle noted that The Wilson factory produces a very low amount of second hand products.
 
“Before a ball will go to the NFL, every ball has to be cosmetically perfect. It’s weighed [between 14 and 15 oz.] and then measured around the ends and the middle. If it meets those criteria, then it’s good to go to the NFL. The balls they get are perfect. We want that because they’ll be using 54 balls in that Super Bowl for each side. If you watch the game, they’ll be throwing a ball in almost every play, and we want that ball to feel the same for him as the one they just took out.” said Riegle.
 
The ball is then turned rightside out.
 
A typical NFL game will feature 24 footballs per team, but the Super Bowl on Sunday will see 54 balls being used by both the Broncos and the Seahawks. The game balls are generally marked and then auctioned off for fundraisers throughout the year.
 
The crew responsible for lacing up each football
 
Over the years, Riegle said he’s had the opportunity to meet some interesting people, and likewise many interesting people have come through the factory to see how the process is done.
 
“I’ve had the opportunity to meet a lot of professional players, a lot of the professional coaches, the college coaches, and what I’ve found is even though you may not like somebody because they coach for a certain team or play for a certain team, most of the people you meet are really genuine and nice people. They’re just playing football or coaching so we’re really glad we can provide the professionals of the world the best possible product for them” said Riegle.
 
Each football is then molded, filled with air, and inspected for quality control purposes.
 
Riegle noted that the factory is unique to Hardin County, and even the world of sports manufacturing in the United States, a fact that he and his crew take a lot of pride in.
 
“The reason our competitors took their product overseas is obviously because of labor. Overseas they make 35 or 40 cents an hour, and obviously we pay a fair wage. The reason we’re successful is because we have a dedicated workforce. They come to work and make the best product, and we make footballs every day, which doesn’t happen in all the foreign factories. They’re never going to truly be able to maintain the quality and consistency that we can. It’s the employees that make our product as successful as it is.” said Riegle
 
 

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Kenton Man Injured in Tuesday Crash

A Kenton man was injured in a two vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday.
 

According to the Kenton Police Department report, 61 year old Robert Rowe failed to stop in time while driving west on Lima Street, and his vehicle struck a vehicle that was stopped for a red light at Scott Avenue being operated by 44 year old Wesley Brooks, of Kenton.
 

Moderate to heavy damage occurred to both vehicles, and Rowe was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment. He was also cited for a speeding violation.

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Wilson Football Museum Adds Members to Advisory Board

The Wilson Football Museum has added several members to their advisory board.

 

Wilson Sporting Goods Plant Manager dan Riegle talks about who's been added to the advisory board, and also what's coming up in the future, "we have Jim Tressel, Larry Karras of Mt. Union, and we're building relationships with those people , and a year from now we're going to have a big event where we're going to have a lot of college coaches at an event similar to a camp, and we will be getting information out on the that as we get closer to it."

 

And proceeds from a fundraiser being held now will go to the museums's building project, and Riegle talks about how the fundraiser works, "Tony's rib sales for the fundraiser for the Wilson Football Museum, and any profit that we obtain from the that goes right into our building fund, and we have a full rack of ribs, two baked potatoes with butter, sour cream, two dinner rolls, and that's for $30.00 and you need to get that order by this Thursday the 30th."

 

For tickets, call Deb at 419-634-9901, extension 6955. The meals can then be picked up from 2-3pm this Super Bowl Sunday at N-Men's Building in downtown Ada.

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Ohio Plants Contribute to Honda's Export Benchmark

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Japanese car company Honda is now exporting more cars than it imports - and many of them are assembled at two Ohio plants.

 

The assembly plants in Marysville and East Liberty - both northwest of Columbus - also broke annual production records last year.

 

The automaker exported 108,705 vehicles in 2013 and imported 88,537.

 

Of the total exports, nearly two-thirds - 69,680 vehicles - were assembled in the Ohio plants. They went to 40 countries.

 

The Honda Accord is assembled at Marysville, and its top crossover, the CR-V, is assembled at East Liberty.

 

Honda has about 13,700 employees in Ohio. In addition to the assembly plants, it has an engine plant in Anna, a transmission plant in Russells Point and other offices.

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Delays and Cancellations for Wednesday

CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS FOR JANUARY 29 SCHOOLS

 

Ridgemont Schools -- closed

Ridgedale Schools -- closed

Upper Sandusky Schools -- closed

Ben Logan Schools - closed

Simon Kenton -- closed Harco Industries staff report at 9:00. Walk-ins accepted at 10:00

Upper Scioto Valley -- 2 hr delay

Riderdale Schools -- 2 hr delay

Kenton City Schools -- 2 hr delay

Forest Christian Preschool on a one hour delay

Ada Schools -- 2 hr delay

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center -- 2 hr delay

Hardin Northern -- 2 hr delay

No morning bus for McGuffey Head Start

Kenton Two & Four Head Start -- Walk ins only.

No Bus Forest Head Start - 1/2 hr delay No AM bus

 

OTHERS

 

Hardin County Council on Aging closed

No Goo Crew this morning at 10:00

Abundant Life Assembly of God Church-no Wednesday night bible study services

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School Delays for Wednesday January 29th (As of 10pm Tuesday evening)

Upper Scioto Valley will be on a two hour delay

 

Ridgemont Schools will be on a two hour delay, plan B for preschool and no early release.

 

Ridgedale Schools will be on a two hour delay.

 

Riverdale Schools will be on a two hour delay

 

Kenton City Schools will be on a two hour delay

 

Forest Christian Preschool will be on a one hour delay on Wednesday

 

Upper Sandusky Schools will be on a two hour delay on Wednesday.

 

Ada Schools will be on a two hour delay

 

The First United Methodist Christian Preschool will be on a 1/2 hour delay on Wednesday.

 

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center will be on a two hour delay

 

Hardin Northern will be on a two hour delay

 

Ben Logan Schools will be on a two hour delay

 

Simon Kenton/Harco Industries will be on a two hour delay, no morning preschool.

 

No morning bus service for McGuffey Head Start on Wednesday.

 

No bus service for Kenton Two & Four Head Start. Walk in's only.

 

 

The Hardin County Council on Aging will be closed on Wednesday.

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Teen Facing Charges Following Domestic Dispute

A domestic dispute between a mother and daughter Monday afternoon in Dola landed the 15 year female in juvenile detention.
 

According to the Hardin County Sheriff's Office report, deputies were dispatched to the residence on Wayne Street in Dola to investigate the incident.
 

During the argument, the teen daughter is said to have set a small fire, used a razor blade to cut herself and used scissors to stab her mother, which resulted in minor injuries.
 

The girl was treated at Hardin Memorial Hospital before being transported to the Logan County Juvenile Detention Center pending the filing of criminal charges.

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City Council Holds Joint Meeting With Grove Cemetery Board

 

 

Cemetery improvements were highlighted at the annual joint meeting last night. Grove Cemetery chairman Jerry Layman stated that the board is exploring several improvement projects, including the development of a new veterans circle in the new section of the cemetery on the east side of the cemetery and announced that the development of new lots and roadways to help develop that section of the cemetery. Layman also discussed several renovation projects on some of the plots and tombs among other issues. The cemetery board thanked the public for the passage of the tax levy last fall to help fund their continuing improvements.

 

In the regular council meeting, Mark Doll from the regional planning commission highlighted several grant projects that are in the works including the street project discussed at the last council meeting and a possible grant opportunity to extend Morningside Drive. Economic Development Coordinator Becky Potts also gave a report to council highlighting her activities over the past year. Potts highlighted improvements to the parks, and streets, as well as her efforts to sell Kenton to larger businesses. Specifically she highlighted several grant opportunities for downtown improvements that the city could study and also highlighted a internship program that she is coordinating with the high school with five Kenton manufacturing industries.

 

The council also passed several items in business and it was also announced that the MOP committee and Finance committee will be meeting next Monday in council chambers to discuss the contract with the economic development contractor and a proposal by Kenton Mayor Randy Manns to have the city operate the Kenton Pool next summer.

 

 The next meeting of the Kenton City Council will be on February 10th 2014, at the Kenton Muncipal Building at 7:30pm.

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School Cancellations For Tuesday January 28th (As of 9am this morning)

Schools
 

Kenton
Ridgedale
Hardin Northern
Upper Scioto Valley
Ridgemont
Ada
Riverdale
Upper Sandusky Schools
Ohio Hi Point
Simon Kenton/Harco Industries
1st United Methodist PreSchool
Forest Christian Pre School
McGuffey Head Start
Kenton Head Start morning classses cancelled
Froest Head Start
Children's Laugh & Learn
Marion Technical College
Ohio Northern University closed
Ohio State University Marion closed
Rhodes State College closed
Head Start 1 and 3 closed
 
Others
Allied Waste -- no trash or curbside recyling today.  They will follow holiday schedule
OK Auto Sales Closed
Hardin Co. Hospice closed
Hardin County Council on Aging
Borns Tire Center
Jolene's Cozy Cafe
Village of Forest Tuesday trash route will not run until Thursday
City of Kenton offices closed including the  Hardin County Municipal Court. Hearings for today will be held at the same time on Thursday.
Ada Kiwanis meeting for tonight cancelled.
Victory Jamboree for tonight cancelled
Cynergy Dance & Gymnastic classes for today cancelled
Supper & Bingo at the Hardin Northern Community Center cancelled for tonight.  Thrift store closed.
ReStore Community Cente in Ada closed and the community meal tonight cancelled.
Kenton YMCA classes for today cancelled.
Senate Lodge for Free Masons in Forest meeting tonight cancelled
Ridgemont High School Boy's basketball tonight cancelled
Mt. Victory Church of Christ, all activities tonight cancelled
Apollo Career Center, all evening classes cancelled tonight
Carey at USV Girl's Basketball game tonight cancelled
Hillcrest Lanes closed
 

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Monday Evening & Tuesday Cancellations

Supper and Bingo at the Hardin Northern Community Center on Tuesday January 28th is cancelled and the Thrift Store will be closed.
 
Riverdale Board of Education meeting cancelled for tonight. Re-scheduled for February 3.
 
ReStore Community Center in Ada closed today and tomorrow.  The community meal for Tuesday night is cancelled.
 
Quest for Healthy Living Nutritional Panel at the YMCA for tonight cancelled.  Re-scheduled until February 3th at 7:00.
 
Due to the expected severe cold weather, the Kenton Municipal Building will not open until 10am Tuesday January 28.
 
Ada Kiwanis meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been cancelled.
 
Home Savings and Loan will open at 10am on Tuesday (January 28)
 
Victory Jamboree for Tuesday night cancelled
 
All offices of Liberty National Bank will open at 10 Tuesday morning
 
All evening classes at Apollo Career Center cancelled tonight
 
Cynergy Dance and Gymnastic classes cancelled Monday and Tuesday
 
Ad Council meeting in Mt. Victory for 7 tonight cancelled
 
The Kenton girl's basketball game with Wapakoneta cancelled for tonight
 
Quest Federal Credit Union will open at 10 Tuesday morning
 
Allied Waste-no trash or curbside recycling on Tuesday. They will follow holiday schedule
 
Hardin County Municipal Court will open at 10 Tuesday morning. Hearings scheduled for 8:30 will be held at 10

 

Kenton YMCA will open at 10:00am Tuesday 28th

 

Eagles Lodge 2163 won't open until 10:00am Tuesday 28th

 

Ridgedale Schools will be closed Tuesday

 

Kenton City Schools will be closed on Tuesday.

 

Hardin Northern Closed Tuesday

 

First United Methodist Christian Preschool closed

 

Ridgemont closed Tuesday

 

Upper Scioto Valley Closed

 

Riverdale Closed Tuesday

 

Children's Laugh and Learn closed Tuesday

 

Upper Sandusky Closed Tuesday

 

Ohio Hi-Point Closed Tuesday

 

Forest Christian Preschool closed Tuesday

 

Simon Kenton/ Harco Industries Closed Tuesday

 

Ohio State University Marion Campus Closed Tuesday

 

Rhoades State College in Lima Closed Tuesday

 

Ada Schools closed Tuesday

 

Marion Technical College Closed Tuesday

 

Hardin County Council On Aging is closed Tuesday

 

 

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Gov: Ohio Should Allow More School Calamity Days

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) says school districts around the state need their number of weather-related days off increased to accommodate this year's unusually severe weather.
 
On Monday, the Republican governor called on state lawmakers and the Ohio Department of Education to act to add a few extra calamity days to school calendars on a one-time basis.
 
Kasich says many schools have exhausted their five allowable days off for snow or bad weather, or soon will. That means districts will have to extend the school year, which he says would "wreak havoc" on school budgets and schedules.
 
His call came as the second deep freeze this month was forecast. Temperatures in some areas of Ohio were heading into double digits below zero Monday night.

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Wintry Weekend Kept Crews Busy

Area law enforcement officers were kept busy over the weekend handling crash reports.
 

The bulk of the crashes occurred Saturday when Hardin County was under a level 2 snow emergency due to blowing and drifting snow that created whiteout conditions. No injuries were reported in the Saturday crashes.
 

The Findlay Post of the Ohio State Patrol also handled a crash Sunday night in the 5000 block of State Route 81 that resulted in very minor injuries to the occupants.

 

Hardin County was under a level 2 snow emergency from Saturday until just after eight this (Monday) morning.

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Kenton Community Blood Drive Taking Place Today

The Kenton Community Blood Drive is taking place today (January 27) at a new location.
 

Carol Bostleman, Blood Services Coordinator for the American Red Cross, said the hours today are noon until six, "And from now on, it will be held at the First Baptist Church on County Road 175. It's just WalMart, and turn right, or you can go on State Route 309 to the golf course and turn left, and it's just down there in a hexagon shaped church. We are going to meet in the gym. We are going to have it today. The only time we ever cancel is if it's a level 3, and so it's still a go, and I'm just urging people who signed up to give blood today to come out. They are in desperate need of blood today."

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Cancellations and Closings for Monday

TOPS Ohio 434 Meeting Monday at 1 pm cancelled
 
Past Matrons of Latham Chapter meeting at 5:30 cancelled
 
Supper and Bingo at the Hardin Northern Community Center on Tuesday January 28th is cancelled and the Thrift Store will be closed.
 
Hardin County Council on Agency closed
 
All Activities at Ridgemont cancelled today
 
Hardin County License Bureau closed until 10 am
 
Jolene's Cozy Cafe closed
 
Forest/Wharton Food Pantry cancelling distribution today. Re-scheuled for Thursday.
 
Riverdale Board of Education meeting cancelled for tonight. Re-scheduled for February 3.
 
ReStore Community Center in Ada closed today and tomorrow.  The community meal for Tuesday night is cancelled.
 
Quest for Healthy Living Nutritional Panel at the YMCA for tonight cancelled.  Re-scheduled until February 3th at 7:00. 
 
Due to the expected severe cold weather, the Kenton Municipal Building will not open until 10am Tuesday January 28.
 
Ada Kiwanis meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been cancelled.
 
Home Savings and Loan will open at 10am on Tuesday (January 28)
 
Victory Jamboree for Tuesday night cancelled
 
All offices of Liberty National Bank will open at 10 Tuesday morning
 
All evening classes at Apollo Career Center cancelled tonight
 
Cynergy Dance and Gymnastic classes cancelled Monday and Tuesday
 
Ad Council meeting in Mt. Victory for 7 tonight cancelled
 
The Kenton girl's basketball game with Wapakoneta cancelled for tonight
 
Quest Federal Credit Union will open at 10 Tuesday morning
 
Allied Waste-no trash or curbside recycling on Tuesday. They will follow holiday schedule
 
Hardin County Municipal Court will open at 10 Tuesday morning. Hearings scheduled for 8:30 will be held at 10
 

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Delays and Cancellations For Monday Morning (As of 10pm Sunday Night)

Hardin County remains under no snow emergency level as of 8:15 this morning.
 
Schools
 
Ridgedale Schools will be on a two hour delay Monday morning.
 
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center will be on a two hour delay Monday
 
Riverdale Schools two hour delay
 
Upper Sandusky Schools will be closed on Monday
 
Ridgemont Schools two hour delay
 
Hardin Northern Schools two hour delay Monday
 
Forest Christian Preschool will be on a one hour delay
 
Simon Kenton/Harco Industries two hour delay, no morning preschool.
 
Kenton City Schools will be closed on Monday
 
Upper Scioto Valley Schools will be on a two hour delay.
 
No morning bus service for McGuffey Head Start on Monday
 
Ada Schools two hour delay Monday
 
First United Methodist Christian Preschool closed on Monday
 
Other
 
Diamond Plastics 3rd Shift tonight cancelled. 1st Shift Monday to report as usual.
 
TOPS Ohio 434 Meeting Monday at 1pm cancelled.
 
Past Matrons of Latham Chapter meeting at 5:30 cancelled.
 
Supper and Bingo at the Hardin Northern Community Center on Tuesday January 28th is cancelled and the Thrift store will be closed.

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Sunday Afternoon & Evening Cancellations

The following is a list of the cancellations that we currently have for this afternoon. We will be updating this list throughout the day.
 
 
Supper and Bingo at the Hardin Northern Community Center on Tuesday January 28th is cancelled and the Thrift store will be closed.
 
Logan County Humane Society Weekly Bingo tonight has been cancelled
 
Diamond Plastics 3rd Shift tonight cancelled. 1st Shift to report as usual.
 
The Plaza Inn in Mt. Victory is closed tonight.
 
For Monday
 
TOPS Ohio 434 Meeting Monday at 1pm cancelled.
 
Past Matrons of Latham Chapter meeting at 5:30 cancelled.
 
Ridgedale Schools will be on a two hour delay Monday morning.
 
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center will be on a two hour delay Monday
 
Riverdale Schools two hour delay
 
Upper Sandusky Schools will be closed on Monday
 
Ridgemont Schools two hour delay
 
Hardin Northern Schools two hour delay Monday
 
Forest Christian Preschool will be on a one hour delay
 
Simon Kenton/Harco Industries two hour delay, no morning preschool.
 
Kenton City Schools will be closed on Monday
 
Upper Scioto Valley Schools will be on a two hour delay.
 
No morning bus service for McGuffey Head Start on Monday

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Sunday Morning Cancellations

The following is a rundown of the cancellations we have for Sunday morning as of 9am this morning
 
 
Dola Presbyterian Church services for Sunday
 
First Reformed United Church of Christ Sunday services
 
First Baptist Church business meeting and carry in dinner Sunday postponed (church services still on for Sunday)
 
Victory Chapel of Praise Church Sunday services cancelled
 
Salem United Church of Christ services cancelled
 
St. Johns Lutheran Church of Dola cancelled
 
Blanchard River Church of Christ near Dunkirk services cancelled.
 
First Christian Church Sunday services cancelled
 
Epworth United Methodist Church services cancelled
 
Ridgeway & Mt. Victory United Methodist Church all services and activities at both churches Sunday cancelled.
 
Roundhead & Mt. Zion United Methodist Church services at both cancelled.
 
Grant United Methodist Church Sunday Services cancelled.
 
Rhienhart United Methodist Church services cancelled
 
Our Saviors Luthren Church, both Sunday services cancelled.
 
Kenton Church of the Nazerene Sunday School cancelled.
 
Adult Youth Scotch Doubles at Hilcrest Lanes at 1:30 cancelled.
 
Marselles Circut United Methodist Church services cancelled.
 
New Birth Living Word Ministry in Alger Morning and Evening Services Sunday cancelled.
 
Payne Chapel AME Church services cancelled.
 
Patterson United Methodist Church Services cancelled
 
Church of New Beginnings in Patterson, Sunday service cancelled.
 
Silver Creek United Methodist Church, all services and activities Sunday cancelled.
 
Dunkirk Grace United Methidist Church, all Sunday activities cancelled.
 
Central Church of Christ all activities cancelled.
 
McGuffey Church of Christ
 
Forest United Methodist
 
Ada Full Gospel
 
Trinity United Presbyterian
 
Assembly of God Dunkirk
 
Heritage Oak Full Gospel of Dunkirk
 
Only Beleive Ministries
 
Alger 1st United Methodist
 
Faith Baptist Church
 
Abundant Life Assembly of God all Sun  services
 
Berea Baptist Church
 
St Johns annual meeting is postponed and pot luck cancelled
 
Ada Church of Christ
 
First Baptist Church of Kenton no services, Sunday school only
 
Grace Lutheran Church of Kenton
 

 

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Snowy Saturday Causing Problems

North Detroit Street view

 

 

Hardin County is under a Level 2 Snow Emergency as of Saturday morning.

 

The roadways are snow covered and icy with blowing and drifting.

 

Use extreme caution if you have to drive, but only those who feel it is necessary to be out should be out today.

 

Cancelled:

 

Upper Sandusky High School Saturday School.

 

The Regional Powerlifting Meet postponed until Feburary 15.

 

Ridgemont Girl's Basketball at Botkins

 

All musical practices at Ridgemont

 

Little Squibblers Girl's Basketball.

 

Upward Sports Basketball.

 

Marseilles Recycling for today.

 

Saturday morning Youth Bowling League.

 

Cornhole Tournament for noon at the Moose

 

U.S.V. at Hardin Northern Girl's Basketball

 

Marion Technical College Saturday classes

 

Dola Presbyterian Church services for Sunday

 

First Reformed United Church of Christ Sunday services

 

Salem United Church of Christ Sunday services

 

St. Johns Luthren Church in Dola Sunday Services

 

Blanchard River Church of Christ near Dunkirk, Sunday Services.

 

Cornhole Tournament at the Moose

 

Six and Seven Hundred Bowling Tournament tonight

 

N A meeting at the Ministry Park cancelled

 

First Baptist Church business meeting and carry in dinner Sunday postponed (church services still on for Sunday)

 

Victory Chapel of Praise Church Sunday services cancelled

 

Closed:

 

Blossom Gallery

 

Hardin County License Bureau

 

Goldrush Jewelers

 

Forest Library

 

Lula's Pack Rat

 

The Kenton/Ada Boys Basketball game tonight has been cancelled.

 

The USV/North Baltimore Boys Basketball game tonight cancelled. Rescheduled for February 14th.

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Titans Use Second-Half Surge To Subdue Cats

The Ottawa-Glandorf Titans pulled away in the 2nd half to defeat Kenton 67-37 in Western Buckeye League boys basketball action Friday at Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium.

 

The Titans (8-6 overall, 3-2 Western Buckeye League) led 28-21 at the half but outscored the Wildcats 18-9 in the third quarter to open up a commanding 46-30 lead. O-G then steadily added to its advantage over the final eight minutes and halted a 3-game losing streak.

 

Noah Bramlage had 17 points for the Titans.

 

The Wildcats (4-6, 0-4) got 13 points from Austin Phillips and another 10 from Matt Bahr.

 

Phillips was named the Ace Hardware Player of the Game.

 

The Cats return to action Saturday when they host Ada in a game that will be carried live on WKTN.

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Woman Sentenced For Violating Community Control

 

 

A Kenton woman was sentenced to prison for violating terms of her community service.
 

According to documents from Prosecutor Brad Bailey's Office:

 

.Stephanie Dawn Pollock was placed on community control in a case dating back to 2011. After she reappeared in Court on a charge of trafficking in heroin, she was found in violation and ordered to serve a total of 57 months in prison. That was also ordered to be served consecutively with a sentence from Wyandot County.

 

Also in Court recently:

 

.Stacie L. Shadley was placed on three years community control with conditions on one count of robbery.

 

Both cases were heard by Judge Scott Barrett.

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City of Kenton to Manage Pool For 2014 Season

 

 

It may be too cold to think about it now, but plans are in the works for the City of Kenton to manage the pool in 2014.
 

The pool has been managed by the Hardin County YMCA the past few years, but Kenton Mayor Randy Manns said he is awaiting Council's approval of funds before moving forward, "My plans are to run it for a year and sit back and evaluate how we did, how much money, if any, we lost, just evaluate it, and then make our decision for nest year, what we for for next year with the pool."
 

For the complete discussion, tune in At Issue, Saturday morning at 7:35 on WKTN.

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Kenton Wildcats in Action Tonight and Saturday Night

A busy weekend lies ahead for the Kenton Wildcats as they take on Ottawa-Glandorf and Ada.
 

Tonight the Kenton Wildcats travel to Ottawa-Glandorf for Western Buckeye League action.
Losers of 3 straight, the Titans are experiencing what qualifies as a "down" year for their powerhouse program. Ottawa-Glandorf is 7 and 6 overall, with several of those losses coming by wide margins, and is just 2 and 2 in the Western Buckeye League.
 

The Wildcats are trying to find some consistency as they have yet to win back-to-back games this season. Kenton is 4 and 5 for the season after Tuesday’s frustrating 81 to 78 loss to Coldwater and is still looking for win #1 in the WBL. The Cats are currently 0 and 3 in league play.
 

On Saturday, the Cats return to the friendly confines as they will entertain the Ada Bulldogs. Ada has struggled with a brutal schedule so far this season and brings a 3 and 8 record into the contest.
 

WKTN will carry both games live, with the pregame show starting around 7:30 p.m. both nights.

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Community Foundation To Give Over $180,000 in Grants to Non-Profit Organizations

The Hardin County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for grants from non-profit organizations.
 

Foundation President William D. Hart said he is happy to see how the Foundation has grown over the years with total assets this year of 5.2 million dollars, "Everyday that I get to deal with the Hardin County Community Foundation is a blessing in my life. If you would have told me 23 years ago that we would be at 5.2 million dollars, and investing at this rate, we returned about 20% last year, I would have said no way, it's not going to happen in Hardin County, but the Hardin County citizens have stepped forward once again and shown that they have a giving heart, and we're able to give out, in May, $180,000 in grants and scholarships, and we're looking forward to it."
 

The money for the grants comes from interest earned on the principal sum, and Hart said non-profit organizations need to apply every year, "There's no such thing as a renewable application, so go on the website hardinfoundation.org and fill out the form, and it's got to be done by March 1, or you won't be considered, and so we look forward to once again dealing with multiple different agencies and organizations om Hardin County."
 

Grants will be awarded during a reception ceremony at the Armory in Kenton on May 15.

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Parking Limit To Be Strictly Enforced in Downtown Kenton

The City of Kenton is working on plan to start enforcing the two hour parking limit in downtown Kenton.

 

Kenton Mayor Randy Manns said the action is necessary to help businesses in the downtown area, "We are going to enforce the parking, actually we'll strictly enforce the parking, and we're working on it as we speak. I just want to pre-warn people that we have to have open space, open parking spaces for these new businesses, and it's not fair or right for us to park there, and to keep these, for these businesses to thrive they have to have parking spaces for their businesses."

 

The complete discussion with the mayor will be aired on At Issue this Saturday morning on WKTN.

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Falcons Use Free Throw Line To Trip Up Arlington

The Riverdale Lady Falcons used a big advantage at the foul line to trip up Arlington 55-45 in girls basketball action Tuesday.

 

The Red Devils made 2 more shots from the field than the Falcons, and outrebounded Riverdale 40 to 29 for the game, but Riverdale cashed in at the free throw line to post the victory.

 

The Falcons made 16 of 22 attempts from the free throw line for the game while the Red Devils were just 2 of 7 from the charity stripe. Riverdale also held Arlington to under 40 percent shooting for the game and forced 20 Red Devil turnovers.

 

Riverdale, which led 28 to 15 at the half, got 22 points from Taylor Frey while Jordyn Wright added 17 points. Hannah Johnson was the only Red Devil to score in double figures as she finished with 15 points.

 

The Falcons are now 11 and 3 on the season while the Red Devils fall to 10 and 5.

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Coldwater Builds Big Lead And Holds On For 81-78 Win Over Wildcats

The Coldwater Cavaliers built a 14-point lead and then held off a late Kenton rally to post an 81-78 victory in boys basketball action action Tuesday.

 

The Cavaliers led 41-27 at the half and led 57-49 after three quarters. The Cats fought all the way back, drawing to within 79-78 in the final 3 seconds before Derek Thobe hit 2 free throws to ice the game for the Cavaliers.

 

Coldwater (4-6) got 24 points from Brody Hoying while Thobe added 15 and Aaron Harlamert and Ted Fisher scored 11 points each.

 

Kenton (4-5) got 22 points from Colyn Blackford while Matt Bahr scored 20, Grant Sherman finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds and Austin Phillips had 12 points.

 

Bahr and Blackford were named the Ace Hardware Player of the Game.

 

The Cats are back in action on Friday when they visit Ottawa-Glandorf in a game that will be carried live on WKTN.

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Pair Arrested on Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

The Hardin county Crime Task Force executed a traffic stop last week on St Rt. 309 in Pleasant Twp with four occupants.

 

According to a release, as a result of the traffic stop 38 hits of heroin, Drug paraphernalia and  a vehicle were sized.

 

One female and one male, identified as Shelby Dague and Chris Kaylor, were arrested for Trafficking in heroin, Possession of drug abuse instruments, drug paraphernalia,  possession of heroin and child endangering.

 

Two other passengers in the vehicle were juveniles, and they were released to family members.

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Roll Over Crash on 117 over the weekend.

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office handled many weather related crashes over the weekend, including one on State Route 117 near Roundhead.

 

According to the report from the Sheriff’s Office, Thomas Yoshida, age 18 from Brooksville attempted to pass another vehicle on 117 when he lost control of his vehicle and it went into a ditch where it rolled. Yoshida and two occupants, Kyle Battle, age 19 of Xenia, and Brittany Cure of Springfield, were transported for unspecified injuries and Yoshida was cited for operating a vehicle without reasonable control.

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Wildcats Knock Off State-Ranked Spartans In Overtime

The Kenton Wildcats knocked off state-ranked Pleasant 74 to 72 in boys basketball action on Saturday.

 

The Spartans, who were ranked 7th in the latest Associated Press Division III state poll, rallied from 6 points down in the final 2 minutes of regulation to tie the game at 61 and force an extra session.

 

A Matt Bahr three-pointer gave the Cats the early lead in overtime, and Grant Sherman added another 5 quick points to help Kenton to a 69 to 68 lead with just over a minute to play. A Spartan bucket put Pleasant back on top with 41 ticks to go, but the Cats made 5 of 6 foul shots in the final 34 seconds to get the win, with Colyn Blackford knocking down 3 free throws and Trevor Downing swishing a pair.

 

Sherman had a huge night for the Cats, finishing with 28 points and 13 rebounds. Blackford and Austin Phillips scored 16 points apiece for the winners.

 

Kenton evens its season record at 4 to 4 while Pleasant dips to 12 to 3.

 

The Wildcats return to action Tuesday when they host Coldwater in a game that will be carried live on WKTN.

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Frey's Hoop Lifts Falcons Past Rams

Taylor Frey's acrobatic layup in the closing seconds gave Riverdale a thrilling 52-50 win over Upper Sandusky in North Central Conference girls basketball play Saturday afternoon.

 

The Rams rallied from an 11-point first-half defiict to take a 50-48 lead in the final minute, but Jordyn Wright made two foul shots for the Falcons to knot the game at 50. After a Rams' turnover, Frey's driving bank-shot put Riverdale on top 52-50. Upper Sandusky got three shots at a tying hoop in the final 10 seconds but failed to convert.

 

Frey had 18 points while Wright scored 14 for Riverdale, which is 10-3 overall and 8-1 in the NCC.

 

Jamie Calvin led Upper Sandusky (7-7, 5-4) with 17 points while Kalene Johnson added 14 and Taylor Grabowski finished with 8 pionts, 13 rebounds and 7 blocks.

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Indians Hand Kenton 79-69 Loss

Shawnee defeated Kenton 79-69 in Western Buckeye League boys basketball action Friday night.

 

The Wildcats and the Indians were tied at 47 in the final minute of the fourh quarter, but Shawnee ended the period on a 4-0 run and then outscored Kenton 11-1 to open the fourth quarter, building a 62-48 lead in the process. The Wildcats, who are now 3-4 overall and 0-3 in the league, could get no closer than 10 points the rest of the way.

 

The Indians, who are 5 and 7 overall and 2 and 2 in the league, were led by Trey Brock's 21 points and 8 rebounds.

 

Kenton got 14 points from Colyn Blackford while Grant Sherman scored 12, Austin Phillips added 11, Seth Kuhlman had 10 and Matt Bahr finished with 9.

 

Blackford was named the Ace Hardware Player of the Game.

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Coach Mauk Set To Retire After 31 Years As Kenton Head Coach

 

After 31 years, it appears Mike Mauk has coached his last game for the Kenton Wildcats.
 

Multiple sources are reporting that Mauk will retire as Head Coach and Athletic Director for Kenton.

 

Superintendent Jennifer Penczarski said that Coach Mauk has inquired over the past couple of months about the possibility of retiring and then being rehired. Penczarski said the district always considers that for everyone, but she said the process to complete it is lengthy, and waiting was not in Mauk's best interest.

 

She added that his impending departure is not the result of Board action, and that the district fully supports Mauk and appreciates all that he has done for the school and the community. She confirmed that while Mauk has not officially filed papers for his resignation, they are aware of his intention to retire at the end of this school year.

 

Coach Mauk introduces the seniors on Senior Night this past fall.

 

Sources are also saying that Mauk has already been hired as Head Coach at Glendale High School in Springfield, Missouri, but calls to the Athletic Director there have not yet been returned. However, a release on the Glendale Schools website confirms that Mauk was named as the new coach.

 

Coach Mauk did not comment to WKTN but said the district would make an official announcement soon.

 

WKTN will of course continue to follow this and bring you the latest as we receive more information.

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Four Sentenced in Court This Week

 

Four people were sentenced recently in Hardin County Common Pleas Court.
 

According to documents from Prosecutor Brad Bailey's Office:

 

.Brian Paul Flowers was sentenced to a total of 51 months in prison, of which 36 months are mandatory, on charges of trafficking in heroin and possession of heroin.

 

.Dustin Jay Watkins was sentenced to a total of 30 months in prison on a charge of attempted burglary.

 

.Jason Allen Burd was sentenced to 17 months in prison on one count of trafficking in counterfeit controlled substances in the vicinity of a school or juvenile.

 

.Jason Aron Degler was placed on three years community control with conditions on one count each of theft and forgery. He must serve 45 days local incarceration.

 

All cases were heard by Judge Scott Barrett.

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Food Assistance Featured on At Issue This Week

The Ohio Benefit Bank, which operated through the H.H.W.P. Community Action Commission, provides assistance with numerous programs.

 

Coordinator Amber Hirt talks about some of the programs her agency provides assistance with.

 

"Food assistance program, the Women's Infants and Children (WIC) program, the Child Nutrition program, which is free and reduced price lunch programs for school age children, the free application for federal student aid and of course federal and state income taxes." said Hirt.

 

For the complete discussion, tune in At Issue, tomorrow morning at 7:35 on WKTN.

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Kenton Travels To Shawnee Tonight

The Kenton Wildcats travel to Lima to take on the Shawnee Indians tonight in Western Buckeye League action.

 

The Indians are 4 and 7 overall and 1 and 2 in the Western Buckeye League, but things may get worse before they get before for Shawnee. The Indians are in the early stages of a brutal month-long stretch of games in which 10 of their 11 opponents have winning records.

 

The Wildcats are the only team Shawnee faces during that tough span that does not have a winning mark. Kenton does check in with a respectable 3 and 3 record overall but is still looking for its 1st Western Buckeye League win as the Cats are 0 and 2 in the conference. Kenton defeated Indian Lake 73 to 68 in non-league play on Saturday, and a win tonight would give the Cats back-to-back victories for the 1st time this season.

 

WKTN will have all the action live tonight from Lappin Gymnasium, with the pregame show starting around 7:30 p.m.

 

On Saturday afternoon, Riverdale hosts Upper Sandusky in a key North Central Conference girls basketball contest.

The Falcons and the Rams are in a tight 4-way battle for the league lead with Wynford and Bucyrus. Jordyn Wright averages 16 points a game to lead Riverdale while teammate Sydney Holderman scores just under 13 points a game. Upper Sandusky is paced by Taylor Graboski, who leads the league in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots and field goal shooting.

 

This game will also be broadcast live on WKTN, with the pregame show starting around 2 p.m.

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Shawnee Surges Past Lady Wildcats 69-47

The Shawnee Indians defeated the Kenton Lady Wildcats 69 to 47 in Western Buckeye League girls basketball action on Thursday.

 

After a nip-and-tuck first half, the Indians used a late 8 to 1 run to grab a 30 to 24 lead at intermission. Aided by a buzzer-beating three-pointer, Shawnee surged to a 45 to 36 lead after three periods and then overpowered a short-handed Kenton squad in the fourth quarter to post the victory and improve to 6 and 8 overall and 2 and 3 in the Western Buckeye League.

 

Brooke Bostelman led Kenton in scoring with 18 points. Caitlin Johnson scored 8 points for the Lady Wildcats, as did Chyenne Hedges, who also grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked 3 shots.

 

The Lady Wildcats are now 6 and 8 overall and 2 and 3 in the Western Buckeye League.

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Pedestrian Struck by Car in Downtown Kenton

Emergency crews on scene of car/pedestrian accident Wednesday evening

 

A 13 year old Kenton boy was injured in a car/pedestrian accident Wednesday evening.
 

According to the Kenton Police Department report, Keith Staley Junior ran across Franklin Street at the crosswalk and either ran into the front of, or was struck by a car being operated by 46 year old Bret Holcomb, of Bellefontaine. Staley was thrown eight feet and landed in the roadway. He was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment.
 

The report states that Holcomb had the green light, and the accident remains under investigation.

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United Way Raises Record Amount During 2013 Campaign

Stephanie Temple and Judy Ludwig celebrate the record amount raised during 2013 campaign

 

The United Way of Hardin County finished the 2013 campaign at $206,797.31 or 98%. 

 

Broken down by divisions:

 

Special Gifts-$15,730.50 or 112%

 

Agriculture-$7,676.00 or 102%

 

Finance, Insurance and Real Estate-$12,845.00 or 122%

 

Professional-$17,584.86 or 122%

 

Retail-$7,281.00 or 91%

 

Government-$4,380.52 or 48%

 

Industry-$112,696.32 or $104%

 

Education-$10,556.00 or 87%, Out of County-$12,418.50 or 81%

 

Special Events-$5,628.61 or 187%

 

This is the highest that we have ever had donated.

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Kenton Police Crack Down On Unpaid Parking Tickets

The City of Kenton is going to be making a push to crack down on unpaid parking tickets in the downtown area. 

 


 

At the Kenton City Council meeting Monday night, Kenton Police Chief John Vermillion announced that his department recently conducted a review and found a significant number of the parking tickets issued in downtown Kenton over the last two years have yet to be paid. Vermillion said that letters are being sent out this week, which notifies cited drivers that failure to pay their tickets will result traffic citations being issued for outstanding violators.

 

"Our plan at this point is to take a number of those violations from 2012 and 2013 and issue letters which will tell the individuals to pay their tickets. Failure to do so and we will begin issuing traffic tickets into Muncipal Court" said Vermillion.

 

Traffic citations are usually more severe than parking citations and involves court costs.

 

"Traffic citations are more involved than parking citations in that they usually involve court fees and whatever fines are imposed by the judge, and then the individual still has to pay the parking violation fines as well, so it's much better if the individuals, even if they haven't received a letter yet, to come in and pay those tickets, and they can do so at the Kenton City Building" said Vermillion.


Vermillion also noted that officers would be finding ways to increase enforcement to prevent repeat offenders. Letters are being sent out this week, and after receiving a letter, the recipient will have five days to pay the ticket. They can do so at the Kenton City Building.

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Rams Upset State-Ranked Red Devils

Upper Scioto Valley upset state-ranked Arlington 45-31 in girls basketball action Tuesday at Alumni Fieldhouse.

 

The Rams snap a 3-game losing streak and improve to 5-6 while the Red Devils had their 3-game winning streak snapped and fall to 10-3.

 

USV held Arlington to a season-low 31 points, including just 5 points in the 1st quarter and 8 points for the entire 1st half.

 

Shelby Spradlin finished with 23 points for USV while Brittany Holbrook added 10. Haley Dillon paced the Red Devils with 12 points.

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City of Kenton Officials Outline Possible Street Projects in 2014

 

 

 

 Kenton Mayor Randy Manns announced that the city will be looking at acquiring Issue II funds to pave a large number of streets throughout the city in 2014. At the council meeting last night, Mayor Manns and Safety Service Director Jim Hites both said that Kenton was at the top of the list for the funds, so the city began the process of formally requesting the funds from the state. If successful, the state would grant Kenton $500,000.00 for the streets project, to which Kenton has already budgeted for its share of $50,000.00.

 

 The streets in question are;

 

.Bales Road (From SR 31 to CR 175)
.Harding Avenue (From Maydoll Dr. to Eliza St)
.Cherry Street (From Marie Ave. to Eliza St.)
.Marie Avenue (From Main St. to High St.)
.Marie Avenue (From High St. to Gilmore)
.High Street (From Marie Ave. to Eliza St.)
.Cherry Street (From Columbus St. to where it dead ends)
.High Street (From Franklin St. to Decatur St.)
.Decatur Street (From Main st. to Scioto St.)
.Decatur Street (From Scioto St. to Madison St.)
.Madison Street (From Franklin St. to Lick St.)
.Market Street (From North St. to Kohler St.)

 

Estimates for work on the streets came in a bit above the proposed funds of $550,000.00. Coming in at $567,000.00. Should council decide to proceed at that time, more funds could be allocated, or the city could cut down on the project if directed by the council.

 

If successful, and if approved by the city council at the next council meeting, the funds should be available by mid summer of this year, and work could begin then through fall of 2014.

 

Also at the meeting, Safety Service Director Jim Hites announced that online bill pay for the city water bills will be available in mid February. Residents will see changes in the look of the bill at that time, which will also include instructions on how to pay the bill online should residents decide to do so. For the time being, an extra dollar will be assessed for payment online.

 

The next meeting of the Kenton City Council will be the annual combined meeting with the Grove Cemetery Association and Kenton City Council. It is slated for January 27th 2014, at the Kenton City building at 7pm rather than 7:30.

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USV Hosts Arlington in Girl's Basketball Tonight

The young Rams feature a lineup that relies heavily on underclassmen. That youth has resulted in an up-and-down first half of the season for Upper Scioto Valley. The Rams have lost their last 3 games and are 4 and 6 overall.

 

As usual, the Red Devils are one of the premier teams in Northwest Ohio. Arlington, winner of its last 3 games, brings a 10 and 2 mark to Alumni Fieldhouse.

 

Tonight’s clash between the Rams and the Red Devils will be carried live on WKTN, with the pregame show starting around 7:30 p.m.

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January Students of the Month From Espy at WKTN

Andrew Flinn and Dennis Beverly stand with from left to right: Emma Wabster, Kierra Krohmer, Liberty Lowe and Malachi Freeman.

 

Listen Monday through Thursday to the Oldies for Lunch Hour on 95.3 WKTN as 4th and 5th grade Students of the Monrh introduce a song each day on the show!

Today was Emma Webster (5th), Tuesday is Kierra Krohmer (5th), Wednesday is Liberty Lowe (4th) and Thursday is Malachi Freeman (4th).

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Weekend Crash Damages Vehicle

A Kenton man escaped injury in a one vehicle crash that occurred over the weekend.
 

According to the Hardin County Sheriff's Office report, 20 year old Michael Cummins was driving north on U.S. 68 in Pleasant Township when he said he got too close to the center line, and his vehicle slid on something.
 

The vehicle travelled off the left side of the road where it struck the culvert, mailbox, fence and a house number marker coming to rest in a snow and water filled ditch.
 

Heavy damage occurred to the vehicle.

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Ohio Gas Prices Up To Start Work Week

 

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohioans will be paying a little more for gas as the new work week begins.
 
The average Monday morning was $3.38 for a gallon of regular gas in the survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's up 9 cents from last week.
 
The national average Monday was $3.31, down a penny from last week. Monday's national average is identical to the average price one year ago.
 
The Ohio average is 23 cents higher than a month ago, and 12 cents higher than this time last year.
 
The lowest average gas price in the state Monday was 3.33 in the Canton-Massillon and Youngstown areas. The highest was $3.41 in Cincinnati and Columbus.

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Wind To Help Power Honda Tranmission Plant in Russells Point

     RUSSELLS POINT, Ohio (AP) - Honda says it will begin operating two new wind turbines at one of its western Ohio properties this week to help provide power for the plant.

 

The automaker says the turbines were installed at its transmission manufacturing plant in Russells Point, about 60 miles northwest of Columbus.

 

Honda says the turbines are expected to provide about 10 percent of the plant's electricity and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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Counterfeit Bills

Reports of counterfeit money are being investigated by the Kenton Police Department.

 

According to information provided by the Kenton Police Department, 3 fast food restaurants reported receiving counterfeit cash on Saturday.

 

One restaurant reported this was the 3rd time this week counterfeit bills were received at their store.

 

All incidents are currently being investigated.

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Two Big Runs Help Cats Top Lakers

Two big runs powered the Kenton Wildcats to a 73 to 68 win over Indian Lake in boys basketball action on Saturday.

 

The Wildcats scored the game's first 14 points and led 17 to 8 after one quarter and 37 to 23 at the half. The Lakers fought back and took their first lead of the game at 43 to 42 with 2:16 to play in the third quarter.

 

The Indian Lake advantage was short-lived. Austin Philips scored 14 seconds later for the Cats, putting Kenton back on top. The hoop also sparked a 10 to 0 Wildcat run that helped Kenton build a 54 to 45 lead after three periods. The Cats then staved off several strong runs from the Lakers in the fourth quarter to snap a 2-game losing streak and improve to 3 and 3 on the season.

 

Jalon Tuttle scored 23 points to lead the Lakers, who are 5 and 6 on the season.

 

Four Wildcats scored in double figures. Grant Sherman had 15 points and 12 rebounds while Austin Phillips finished with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Matt Bahr had 14 points while Colyn Blackford added 13 and Travis Downing chipped in with 9 points.

 

The Wildcats are back in action on Friday when they travel to Lima to take on the Shwanee Indians in a game that will be carried live on WKTN.

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Ada Holds Off Lady Wildcat Rally, Defeats Kenton 59-50

The Ada Bulldogs built a big lead and held off a furious Kenton rally to post a 59-50 victory in non-league girls basketball play on Saturday afternoon.

 

The Bulldogs (5-6) led 46-35 after 3 quarters but the Wildcats (6-7) fought all the way back to grab a 1-point lead late in the game. However, Ada was able to regroup behind the play of Tori Wyss and her 29 points and 11 rebounds to pull out the victory.

 

Alexis Amburgey added 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Brooke Bostelman led the Cats with 14 points. Ashley Morris had 12 markers while Chyenne Hedges added 8 points and 7 rebounds.

 

Bostelman and Morris were named the Ace Hardware Players of teh Game.

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Alliance Seeking Nominations For Awards

KENTON – The Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, and Community Service Awards. 

 

Anyone from Hardin County may be nominated to receive these honors.  A panel of judges from Alliance members will make the final decision. The recipients will be revealed Thursday, February 27, 2014 during the Alliance’s annual meeting held at Ohio Northern University’s McIntosh Center.

 

To nominate a person, group or business for these awards, download the application at www.hardinohio.org, Facebook page Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance or pick up in our office at, 225 South Detroit Street, Kenton, Ohio 43326. Entries should be submitted by February 3, 2014.  Nominations may be faxed to 419-674-4876 or e-mailed to alliance@HardinOhio.org.

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Cougars Use Long Ball To Clip Cats

The Van Wert Cougars used the long ball to clip the Kenton Wildcats 81-67 Friday in Western Buckeye League boys basketball play.

 

The Cougars made 10 three-point shots as they scored a season-high 81 points and improved to 4-4 overall and 2-1 in the WBL.

 

Kyle Keber had 18 points to lead Van Wert, who had 6 players scored between 8 and 18 points.

 

Kenton (2-3 overall, 0-2 WBL) got 20 points and 9 rebounds from Grant Sherman while Austin Phillips added 20 points and 7 rebounds and Matt Bahr finished with 14 points and 5 caroms.

 

Sherman and Philips were named the Ace Hardware Players of the Game.

 

The Cats are back in action on Saturday when they host Indian Lake.

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17 Year Old Male Collapses and Dies in Restaurant

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death for a 17 year old worker at McDonald's Thursday night.
 

According to Kenton Police Chief John Vermillion, Damion Dolan collapsed and wasn't breathing when officers and medical personnel arrived. There were no obvious signs for the death.
 

The investigation continues pending the outcome of the autopsy at the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.

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Woman Sentenced on Multiple Charges in Common Pleas Court

 

 

A Kenton woman was sentenced on multiple charges recently in Hardin County Common Pleas Court.
 

According to documents from Prosecutor Brad Bailey's Office:
Rachel A. Jolliff was placed on three years community control with intensive supervision on four counts of breaking and entering, two counts of theft and one count each of burglary, abuse of a corpse and tampering with coin machines.
 

Judge Scott Barrett also ordered Jolliff to pay $2245 to the victims.

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Woman Arrested Following Domestic Dispute

A 36 year old woman was arrested following a domestic dispute just after eight Thursday night.
 

According to the Kenton Police Department report, officers were dispatched to 424 North Detroit Street to investigate the complaint.
 

During the dispute, a fire broke out and was quickly extinguished.
The Kenton Fire Department was dispatched, as was the Hardin County Sheriff's Office and BKP.
 

Megan Kearns was arrested and is facing a charge of domestic violence.

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Residents Reminded to Move Vehicles on City Streets Every 72 Hours

The Kenton Police Department issued a reminder concerning vehicles parked on city streets.

 

According to the City of Kenton Codified Ordinances, all vehicles parked on city streets must be moved every 72 hours. After 72 hours, vehicles can be impounded. The Kenton Police Department is asking all residents who have vehicles parked on the street to dig them out and move the vehicles so they won't be impounded.

 

All vehicles parked on a city street must also have a current license and registration for the vehicle. Currant tags must be attached and displayed on the vehicle.

 

And, due to the extreme cold, people are starting their vehicles to let them warm up. Be advised that any vehicle running and unattended must be secured (locked). This is the law, and it will be enforced, but according to Kenton Police Chief John Vermillion, a ticket could the least of your worries, "The ticket would come in third or fourth on your list of things to be worried about. It only takes seconds for someone to jump in your vehicle and drive off, and you will have no idea who it was or what direction they headed. Plus, if your vehicle is stolen and involved in crash or other incident, most, of not all, insurance companies will not cover the damage."

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Finding Safe Routes to the New Kenton Elementary Building Topic of Public Meeting

A presentation on the Safe Routes To School plan was presented to members of the community last night.

 

Safe Routes To School is a program designed to help districts identify key areas where changes could be made to make the sidewalks safer for kids to walk to school. Several proposals were presented to those in attendance including building and upgrading existing sidewalks throughout the city near the school buildings, installing crosswalks, several of which would include flashing lights, building pathways from Pattison Ave to the new building, and upgrading existing crosswalks.

 

Members of the public review the proposals and have a chance to vote which options are most important for the Kenton District.

 

Several other recommendations included bringing back the Bike Rodeo Program which teaches kids safety with bikes, a adult volunteer crossing guard program and a walking bus program where parent volunteers chaperone groups of students as they walk to the school.

 

Stephanie Tresso from the Safe Routes To School Program said that the recommendations will be put together into an overall draft plan which the school will use when putting together a grant application to pay for the proposals.

 

The public will have an opportunity to comment on the plan until January 17th. They can contact the Kenton City Schools Administrative Offices, or can email the safe routes to school program at stressomurphyepson.com

 

Kenton School Board member Tom Brim discusses the plan with Stephanie Tresso and Jennifer Spinosi from the Safe Routes To School Program. Safe Routes to School is working with Kenton to ensure that the new building has safe access for pedestrians walking to the new building.

 

The draft plan will be completed by the end of the month, at which time the school and the city can apply for grants to help fund the implementation of the plan by the beginning of March.

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Hardin County Board of Elections Getting State Grant For Polling Place Improvements

Several Ohio counties will be awarded money to improve accessibility at polling places.
 

According to a release from Secretary of State Jon Husted, the Hardin County Board of Elections will receive just over $4600 for the construction of a new 15 foot concrete ramp with handrails at the Cessna Township Hall.
 

Counties and communities across the state have the opportunity to apply for permanent improvement grants throughout the year for polling place enhancements.

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Environmental Group Backs Physical Barrier To Stop Asian Carp in Lake Erie

 

 

The Ohio Environmental Council backs the idea of a physical barrier as the most effective way to stop Asian carp from invading Lake Erie.
 

The managing director of agricultural health and clean water programs for the O.E.C., Kristy Meyer, said there is a lot at stake if Asian carp make their way into the Great Lakes. She said Lake Erie alone generates 11 billion dollars in tourism revenue in the State of Ohio, "The Maumee River is the walleye capitol of the world basically, and Lake Erie produces more fish for human consumption than all of the other four Great Lakes combined, so it really would have a big impact on the native fisheries that we have in Lake Erie."
 

For the complete discussion, tune in At Issue, Saturday morning at 7:35 on WKTN.

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Kenton Takes On Van Wert in Basketball Action Tonight

The Kenton Wildcats go for their 1st Western Buckeye League win of the season tonight when they host Van Wert.

 

The Wildcats are 0 and 1 in league action, having dropped a 56 to 42 decision to St. Marys before Christmas. For the season, the Cats are 2 and 2 and are looking to rebound from a 78 to 64 loss to Liberty-Benton in their last time out.
 

The Cougars are 1 and 1 in the WBL. They are 3 and 4 overall, but that record is a little deceiving. The 4 teams that have defeated Van Wert are a combined 30 and 6 on the year, with 3 of those teams appearing in the 1st Associated Press state poll.
 

WKTN will carry the game live tonight, with the pregame show starting around 7:30 p.m.
 

On Saturday afternoon, WKTN will bring you a matchup of county girls basketball rivals as Kenton travels to Ada.
 

Brooke Bostelman scores just under 23 points a game for the Cats, with her teammate Chyenne Hedges averaging 11 points a game. Tori Wyss and Alexis Amburgey pace the Bulldogs. Wyss scores 14 points a game while Amburgey tosses in 10 a game.
 

This game can also be heard on WKTN, with the pregame show starting around 1 p.m.

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Kroger Teams With Red Cross During Blood Donor Month

Help save lives, have your chance at free groceries for a year!

Kroger and the Red Cross are celebrating National Volunteer Blood Donor month by awarding one lucky blood donor with free groceries for a year! This is your chance to help save lives and save money. Everyone who comes to donate blood in January can enter to win free groceries from Kroger. Give the gift that lasts a lifetime. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

 

There are five blood drives in Hardin County this month. They are as follows:

 

1. Jan 13: Ada Community: 1200 South Main St. Ada Ohio 11:30 am to 5:30 pm

2. Jan 13:  St. Johns United Church of Christ: 211 East Carrol St. Kenton Ohio  2:00 to 7:00 p.m.

3. Jan 14:  Mary Lou Johnson Library: 325 East Columbus St. Kenton, Ohio 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

4. Jan 20:  Ohio Northern University MacIntosh Center,  525 South Main St. Ada Ohio  11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

5. Jan 27:  Kenton Community: new location-First  Baptist Church 11543 County Road 175, Kenton, Ohio 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Help save lives, have your chance at free groceries for a year!

Kroger and the Red Cross are celebrating National Volunteer Blood Donor month by awarding one lucky blood donor with free groceries for a year! This is your chance to help save lives and save money. Everyone who comes to donate blood in January can enter to win free groceries from Kroger. Give the gift that lasts a lifetime. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

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School Delays For Thursday January 9th 2013

School Delays and Cancellations for Thursday
 
Ada Schools 2 hour delay on Thursday
 
Upper Sandusky Schools 2 hour delay Thursday
 
Ridgemont Schools 2 hour delay, plan B preschool
 
Ben Logan Schools 2 hour delay Thursday
 
Kenton City Schools 2 hour delay Thursday
 
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center 2 hour delay Thursday
 
First United Methodist Christian Preschool 1/2 hour delay Thursday
 
Upper Scioto Valley School 2 hour delay on Thursday
 
Simon Kenton/Harco Industries 2 hour delay no morning preschool on Thursday
 
No buses for Kenton Two & Four Head Start, Walk in's only on Thursday
 
Hardin Northern 2 hour delay on Thursday
 
Last update: 11pm Wednesday January 8th. Expect further updates after 9am Thursday January 9th.

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Mt. Cory man killed in crash near Ada

A Mt. Cory man was killed in a single vehicle crash this morning in Liberty Township near Ada. Darrin Conaway, age 50 of Mt. Cory was killed in the crash.

 

According to a release from the Findlay post of the Ohio State Patrol, Mark Schlachter, age 26 of Ada was driving a vehicle westbound on County Road 20 when he lost control on the ice covered roadway. The vehicle traveled off the right side of the road where it struck a utility pole and overturned.
 
Conaway, and another passenger, 27 year old Kyle Conaway were ejected from the vehicle. Kyle was transported to Lima Memorial Hospital for non life threatening injuries. Darrin Conaway was pronounced dead at the scene. Schlachter was not injured. 

 

None of the occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, and alcohol doesn't appear to be a factor. The crash remains under investigation.

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Cancellations, Closings, and Delays For Tuesday Night/Wednesday

Closings, cancellations and delays for Wednesday 1/8/14
 
University of Findlay Classes Wednesday cancelled
 
Rhodes State College in Lima-closed
 
Ridgedale Schools will be on a 2 hour delay Wednesday
 
Ada Schools Closed on Wednesday
 
Upper Sandusky Schools Closed Wednesday
 
Upper Scioto Valley Schools Closed Wednesday
 
Riverdale Schools closed Wednesday
 
Forest Christian Preschool 1 hour delay Wednesday
 
Kenton City Schools Closed Wednesday
 
Hardin Northern closed Wednesday
 
Apollo Career Center-office closed and evening classes cancelled
 
First United Methodist Christian Preschool 1/2 hour delay on Wednesday
 
Simon Kenton/Harco Industries Closed Wednesday
 
Ridgemont Schools, closed Wednesday
 
Ben Logan Schools Closed Wednesday, All school activities cancelled.
 
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center closed on Wednesday
 
Hardin County Council on Aging Closed on Wednesday
 
Kenton Head Start, no bus service Wednesday
 
First United Methodist- all activities cancelled tonight (Wednesday)
 
Royal Dutchess Beauty Salon-closed
 
Humane Society Bingo-cancelled
 
Dr. Shah’s Clinic at HMH Wednesday cancelled
 
Not By Choice Outreach office-closed
 
The Kenton-Hardin Health Department immunization clinics in Forest and Dunkirk.cancelled
 
Cynergy Dance & Arobics classes-cancelled
 
Quickstep Penacostal Church evening services-cancelled
 
 
 
 

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Monday Crashes Blamed on Icy Roads

Slippery roads led to at least three crashes around Hardin County Monday.
 

According to information from the Hardin County Sheriff's Office, one occurred on County Road 20, another on State Route 195, north of County Road 90 and another occurred in the 13,000 block of State Route 67.
 

Details are not available at this time, but we were told there were no injuries.

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Kenton School Board Holds Reorganizational/Regular Meeting

To begin, Mark Watkins was named President of the Kenton School Board for 2014 and Russ Blue Vice President.

 

The board also handed out committee assignments and appointed School Superintendent Jennifer Penczarski the purchasing agent for the year. After the reorganization meeting, the board went in to the regular monthly meeting.

Residents Josh Reffner and Shawn Middleton both spoke to the board expressing concerns regarding a proposed service access road connecting the new school project to the existing school property at the high school. Both expressed concerns for safety, nuisance and construction concerns. The board stated that a public meeting will be held on Thursday to address some of the concerns through the school's partnership with the Safe Routes To School program, and the board will be looking for input from residents as the project moves forward as well.

 

After an executive session, the board announced that an initial agreement has been reached with the Taylor family on the purchase of property that the school will use for an access road from Morning Side Drive. A special meeting will need to be held later this month to finalize that agreement.

 

The next regular meeting of the Kenton School Board will be on February 20th 2014, at the Kenton Schools Administrative Offices at 7pm.

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Cancellations and Closings For Monday Night/Tuesday

Monday Evening Cancellations & Closings
 
Honda C Shift cancelled tonight. A-shift operations for Tuesday cancelled, operation status C.
 
International Paper 3rd & D shift do not have to report. Manufacturing operations will resume at 3pm Tuesday for 2nd and 3rd shift. All maintenance and office personnel should report as usual
 
AGC Automotive in Bellefontaine, C Team Operations tonight cancelled. General maintenance associates should report as scheduled. Shipping associates report as notified. A team on Tuesday should report as scheduled at 7am.
 
Ada Technologies 2nd and 3rd shift tonight cancelled
 
Kentucky Fried Chicken in Kenton closed tonight and tomorrow
 
Diamond Plastics 2nd and 3rd shift cancelled
1st Shift Office Personnel to report as normal
1st Shift Maint. Personnel to report at 8am
1st Shift Personnel that can make it in to report at 8am
 
M-Tec in Upper Sandusky will close at 7pm, 3rd Shift Cancelled, 1st shift Tuesday report as usual.
 
Heritage Cooperative Closed
 
Mt. Victory Drive Through Closed
 
Wilson Sporting Goods in Ada Closed until 7:30am Tuesday
 
Custom Glass Solutions (F.K.A. Guardian Automotive) 3rd Shift Monday night and 1st Shift Tuesday Cancelled
 
Golden Giant will be closed Tuesday
 
Triumph Thermal Systems
1st Shift report for normal shift at 7:30 Tuesday
 
FLR Insurance will open at 10am Tuesday.
 
Other Cancellations
 
Kenton City Offices Closed till 10am Tuesday
 
Hardin County Council on Aging Board meeting Tuesday at 2pm cancelled, slated for Thursday.
 
Ada Kiwannis Meeting at noon Tuesday cancelled
 
All Hardin County government offices will be closed till 9am Tuesday
Hardin County Municipal Court will open at 10am Tuesday.
8:30am Arraignments will be held at 1pm Tuesday.
 
Community First Bank of Kenton, Forest & Upper Sandusky will be closed until 10am Tuesday
 
Kenton AA meeting tonight cancelled
 
Thomas Family Tavern Closed Tuesday
 
Southside Six in Dunkirk closed until 8am Tuesday
 
Lock it Up Storage closed until noon Tuesday
 
Home Savings & Loan Closed till 10am Tuesday
 
Universal Home Health & Hospice Closed Tuesday. The 24 hour call line is still available at 877-443-7850
 
Dr. Fenzels Office in Forest will be closed until 10am Tuesday
 
Borns Tire Center and Jolene's Cozy Cafe closed on Tuesday
 
Cynergy Dance Academy Classes tonight and Tuesday cancelled
 
Cars Plus Bowling league Tuesday morning cancelled
 
Quest Federal Credit Union Closed till 11am.
 
Unique Boutique and Spalon Closed Tuesday
 
Mary Lou Johnson Library Closed Tuesday
 
Hardin County Council on Aging Closed Tuesday
 
Hardin County Family YMCA Closed Tuesday
 
Kenton Dental Care will open at 1pm Tuesday

Headwest Salon will be closed Tuesday
 
Re-store in Ada Closed no C.P.T.
 
New Hope Ministery Park Church Offices and Hope Recovery closed Tuesday
 
Dr. Osborn's office is closed until 1pm Tuesday.
 
Liberty National Bank will open at 10am Tuesday
 
Tiki Tan Closed Tuesday
 
Perfect Tan Closed on Tuesday
 
Tuesday School Cancellations
 
University of Findlay Closed Tuesday
 
Ridgedale Schools in Marion Closed
 
OSU at Marion Classes & Offices Closed
 
Ohio Northern Closed Tuesday, Physical Plant report as scheduled
 
Upper Sandusky Schools Closed
 
Rhodes State College in Lima Closed
 
Riverdale Schools Closed
 
Ben Logan Schools Closed, All Activities Cancelled
 
Childrens Laugh & Learn Closed on Tuesday
 
Forest Christian Preschool Closed Tuesday
 
Kenton City Schools Closed Tuesday. Tonight's School Board meeting is still on as scheduled.
 
Upper Scioto Valley Schools Closed Tuesday
 
Marion Technical College Closed Tuesday
 
Ridgemont Schools Closed Tuesday
 
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Closed Tuesday
 
Brown Mackie College in Findlay Closed on Tuesday
 
Ada Schools Closed Tuesday
 
Simon Kenton/Harco Industries Closed. No Morning Preschool
 
1st United Methodist Pre-School Closed on Tuesday.
 
Hardin Northern Schools Closed Tuesday
 
Kenton Headstart all 4 Classes Closed Tuesday
 
Forest Headstart Closed Tuesday.

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Residents Advised To Use Caution in Extreme Cold

Dangerously low temperatures are in the forecast and the U.S.

Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants individuals and families to be safe when faced with the hazards of cold temperatures.

“Subfreezing temperatures can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people who don't take the proper precautions,” said Andrew Velasquez III, FEMA Regional Administrator. “It is important for everyone to monitor their local weather reports and take steps now to stay safe during times of extreme cold temperatures.”

 

During cold weather, you should take the following precautions:

• Stay indoors as much as possible and limit your exposure to the cold;

• Dress in layers and keep dry;

• Check on family, friends, and neighbors who are at risk and may need additional assistance;

• Know the symptoms of cold-related health issues such as frostbite and hypothermia and seek medical attention if health conditions are severe.

• Bring your pets indoors or ensure they have a warm shelter area with unfrozen water.

• Make sure your vehicle has an emergency kit that includes an ice scraper, blanket and flashlight – and keep the fuel tank above half full.

 

You can find more information and tips on being ready for winter weather and extreme cold temperatures at http://www.ready.gov/winter.

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Natural Gas Comp. Asks Ohio Customers To Conserve

 LIMA, Ohio (AP) - A natural gas company in western Ohio is asking customers to dial back their usage over the next few days as temperatures approach record lows.
 

 Dominion East Ohio Gas says it's not in danger of running out of natural gas but adds that it's taking the precaution to prevent its distribution system from being overwhelmed.
 
The company sent out automated calls Sunday to 57,000 customers in nine counties in western and northwestern Ohio.
 
The warnings to conserve natural gas alarmed some people who called the company to ask if their natural gas supply could run out.
 
A Dominion spokeswoman says she thinks it's the first time the company has asked customers to watch their usage.
 
She says 10 of their largest industrial customers have agreed to cut back.

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Ohio Gas Prices Down To Start Work Week

 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gas prices in Ohio are down to start the first full work week of 2014.
 
The average Monday morning was $3.29 for a gallon of regular gas in the survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's down 11 cents from last week.
 

The national average Monday was $3.32, up a penny from last week.
 

The Ohio average is a nickel higher than a month ago, and 8 cents higher than this time last year.
 
The lowest average gas price in the state Monday was $3.21 in the Toledo area.

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Cancellations / Delays

Closings, Cancellations, and Delays: As of 11pm Sunday 1/5/14

 

School Closings For Monday:

University of Findlay Closed

Brown Mackie College in Findlay Closed

Upper Scioto Valley Schools Closed

Ohio Northern University Closed, P-Plant report as usual

Upper Sandusky Schools Closed

Ada Schools Closed

Simon Kenton/Harco Industries Closed. No Morning Preschool.

Rhodes State College Closed Monday. Spring Semester starts on Tuesday.

Kenton City Schools Closed

Ridgedale Schools Closed

Ridgemont Schools Closed

Ohio State University at Marion Closed

Hardin Northern Schools Closed

All Four Kenton Head Starts Closed Monday

Ben Logan Schools Closed. All activities cancelled.

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Closed Monday

Marion Technical College Closed on Monday

Riverdale Schools Closed Monday

Kenton First United Methodist Christan Preschool Closed Monday

 

Other Closings:

Triumph Thermal Systems Forest - 3rd shift Sunday 1/5/15 and 1st Shift Monday 1/6/14 

 

Diamond Plastics of Dunkirk 3rd Shift Sunday night cancelled.

 

As of Noon Monday Jan 6: B & C shift for Honda of America Manufacturing operations cancelled. A shift Honda of America Manufacturing Operations for Tuesday Jan 7 are also cancelled. Operation Status C.

 

International Paper 2nd , 3rd and D shift manufacturing personnel today (Jan 6) do not need to report to work. Manufacturing operations will resume at 3pm Tuesday Jan t for 2nd shift and A shift. All maintenance and office personnel should report to their regularly scheduled shift.

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Hardin County Under A Level 2

From the Hardin County Sheriff's Office:

As of 4:05pm Hardin County is under a Level 2 Snow Emergency.

 

 

What is a level 2?

LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

(source: http://www.weathersafety.ohio.gov/snowemergencyclassifications.aspx)

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USV Hold Off Ada To Win Saturday

The Upper Scioto Valley Rams defeated Ada 60-55 in non-league boys basketball action Saturday at Alumni Fieldhouse.
 
 
It was the 6th straight win for the Rams, who are 7-1, while the 1-5 Bulldogs dropped their 3rd straight contest.
 
Lane Hurley and Dylan Hunsicker combined to make 6 straight free throws as the Rams broke a tie in the final minute and posted the victory. Woody Prater had 16 points to lead USV while Hunsicker had 15 and Hurley finished with 11.
 
Blake Willeke scored a season-best 19 points to pace the Bulldogs.

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Kenton's Maty Mauk Helps Missouri Win Cotton Bowl

 

 

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Henry Josey ran for 92 yards and three touchdowns, the last a 16-yarder with 3:08 left, and No. 9 Missouri beat No. 13 Oklahoma State 41-31 in the Cotton Bowl on Friday night.

 

Tigers backup quarterback, Kenton graduate Maty Mauk had runs of 35 and 34 yards and a 22-yard tiebreaking TD pass in his lone series in the first half for the Tigers.

 

The former Big 12 and Big Eight rivals traded points on six consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter, until Oklahoma State quarterback Clint Chelf was sacked and fumbled with a minute left. Defensive lineman Shane Ray picked up the ball and rumbled 73 yards down the sideline in front of the stunned Cowboys bench to score.

 

SEC East champion Missouri (12-2) matched its school record for victories, giving the SEC its 10th win in the last 11 Cotton Bowls, all against the Big 12.

 

Oklahoma State (10-3) had overcome a 10-point deficit by converting two turnovers by Mizzou quarterback James Franklin into points in a 3½-minute span.

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Eagles Top Cats 78-64

Liberty-Benton defeated Kenton 78-64 in non-league boys basketball action on Friday.

 

The Eagles (5-4) used a big 2nd quarter to open up a 41-25 halftime edge and then held off a late Kenton charge to snap a 3-game losing skid.

 

The Wildcats (2-2) got 14 points from Austin Philips while Colyn Blackford and Grant Sherman had 13 points each.

 

Phillips and Sherman were named the Ace Hardware Players of the Game.

 

In other action on Friday, LCC defeated Ada 71-57.

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Alger Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

 

 

An Alger man was sentenced recently in Hardin County Common Pleas Court.
 

According to documents from Prosecutor Brad Bailey's Office:

Kenneth Jerome Prater was sentenced to 36 months in prison on one count of sexual battery.

 

Judge Scott Barrett also classified Prater as a Tier III Sex Offender.

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Hoarders Star on At Issue

 

 

A star of the hit nationally televised show "Hoarders" is the guest on this week's At Issue program.
 

Featured organizer Matt Paxton said the best way to deal with hoarders is through compassion, "All we teach is compassion, compassion compassion, because this is about someone who has been tragically, tragically hurt, and the family members don't understand it. They've been yelling and screaming and getting upset. If you go into it with compassion, you get the person on the right side. You start off good."
 

For the complete discussion, tune in At Issue, Saturday morning at 7:35 on WKTN.

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Kenton Vs. Liberty-Benton in Basketball Action Tonight

The Kenton Wildcats kick off the new year tonight when they host Liberty-Benton.
 

The Wildcats are 2 and 1 on the season and are powered by a balanced offensive attack that features 5 players averaging between 8 and 14 points a game. The Eagles come in at 4 and 4. They have lost 3 games in a row, including a 67 to 38 loss to powerful Lima Central Catholic in their last time out.
 

WKTN will have all the action live tonight from Kenton High School, with the pregame show starting at 7:30 p.m.

 

Immediately after the game, WKTN will join the Orange Bowl in progress as the Ohio State Buckeyes take on Clemson.
 

More boys basketball action is slated for Saturday on WKTN as the Upper Scioto Valley Rams host the Ada Bulldogs. The Rams are 5 and 1 on the season and have won 4 straight games while the Bulldogs are 1 and 3. The pregame show on Saturday should start around 7:30 p.m.

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Memorial service for Marysville boy killed in van accident.

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A memorial service is planned for a 4-year-old boy who Ohio authorities say was accidentally run over by a van driven by his father.
 

A Columbus area funeral home is accepting donations to pay the cost of returning the body of Angel Hernandez to Honduras. Defense attorney Scott Culbert says he's taking the boy's father, Natividad de Jesus Hernandez, to the Thursday evening service and returning him to jail.
 

The 30-year-old Hernandez is accused of driving away without talking to authorities after the accident last Thursday in Union County. Culbert says Hernandez shouldn't be prosecuted, pointing to video that shows police arriving to help and then leaving him there alone.
 

Hernandez is in jail on a $500,000 bond with his next court hearing Monday.

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Troopers Report 3 New Year's Crash Deaths in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State troopers say three people died on Ohio roads during the two-day New Year's holiday period.
 
Three fatal crashes Tuesday and Wednesday occurred in Adams and Fayette counties in southwest Ohio and in Holmes County near the Knox County line, about halfway between Columbus and Cleveland. The State Highway Patrol reports none of the people killed was wearing a seatbelt.
 
A year ago, six people died after fatal crashes during the same two-day period.
 
Preliminary data from the patrol shows Ohio had a record low number of traffic deaths in 2013. At least 966 crash fatalities are confirmed, and 16 more deaths are under review.
 
It would be Ohio's first year with fewer than 1,000 traffic deaths since record-keeping began in 1936. The previous low was 1,016 in 2011.

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OSU's Spence Suspended for Three Games

 
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence has been suspended for three games for violating an undisclosed Big Ten rule, meaning he will not play in the Orange Bowl on Friday night.
 
Spence did not accompany the seventh-ranked Buckeyes to South Florida because of what the team called "a personal issue." He also will sit out the first two games of next season.
 
Spence was an All-Big Ten player this season, leading the team with eight sacks and ranking sixth in the conference with 14 1/2 tackles for loss.
 
Ohio State plays No. 12 Clemson in the Orange Bowl. Jamal Marcus and Steve Miller are among the candidates to take Spence's spot on the field against the Tigers.
 
WKTN will carry the game live following our broadcast of the Kenton High School Liberty Benton Boys Basketball Game.

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Missouri Prepares For The Cotton Bowl.

IRVING, Texas (AP) - James Franklin and No. 9 Missouri get to have a Big 12 reunion in the Cotton Bowl.
 
Two years after Franklin threw three interceptions in a loss against Oklahoma State when the two teams were still Big 12 rivals, the quarterback plays his final college game against the No. 13 Cowboys on Friday night.
 
The Tigers left the Big 12 for the SEC a few months after their 45-24 home loss to Oklahoma State in 2011. They had their first losing season in eight years after switching and won only two conference games in 2012, but this season are SEC East champs.
 
SEC teams have won nine of the last 10 Cotton Bowls, all over Big 12 teams. The lone exception was Missouri six years ago over Arkansas.

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