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Public Eye on Saturday morning at 7:35 am. The Podcast is available here every Monday following each episode.

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Angels for the Elderly

Dennis talks with Mary Roby

October 14th, 2017 06:19am

Angels for the Elderly is holding a Quarter Auction and Food Drive at the Eagles Lodge in Kenton on Saturday.

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2017 Hunting Season

Dennis sits down with Hardin County Wildlife Officer Ryan Kennedy

September 30th, 2017 06:48am

Hunting season is just around the corner, and Ryan Kennedy, Hardin County Wildlife Officer, is here to talk about the changes in the hunting regulations for the new year. Ryan even has a surprise for Dennis!

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Ohio Council of Aging

Dennis Talks with Kim Norris

September 22nd, 2017 02:14pm

The spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Aging is this week's guest on Public Eye to talk about fall prevention. She says that falls are one of the leading causes of emergency rooms.

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Not By Choice Outreach

Dennis chats with Patti Risner

September 2nd, 2017 06:12am

Not By Choice Outreach is hosting a progressive dinner, and Board President Patti Risner discusses the details with Dennis on this episode of Public Eye.

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Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Summer Festival

Dennis talks with Dr. Kate Johnson`

August 12th, 2017 07:35am | Duration: 19:08

The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Summer Festival is set for this Sunday, August 13th. Committee Chairperson Dr. Kate Johnson talks about the event's happenings on this weeks edition of Public Eye

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School Bus Safety Month

Dennis Visits with Lt. Matt Crow

August 5th, 2017 07:35am | Duration: 18:31

The Ohio State Patrol urges motorists to pay full time attention especially during the times kids will be travelling to and from school. As School Bus Safety Month continues, Lt. Matt Crow, Commander of the Findlay Post of the Ohio State Patrol, said you should always be prepared when driving.

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Wine and Chocolate Walk Set for Downtown Kenton

Dennis talks with Jesse Purcell and Jacquline Fitzgerald

July 15th, 2017 07:35am | Duration: 22:54

Several downtown Kenton businesses are participating in the event, which Jesse Purcell, the Director of Chamber and Tourism for the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance, said brings people together

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Ohio Farm Bureau Discusses Water Quality

Dennis talks with OFBF Spokesman, and former WKTN Employee Joe Cornelly

July 8th, 2017 08:35am | Duration: 25:12

Farmers are aware they need to work on finding a solution, but everyone should play a role in keeping waterways free of pollutants.

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Coleman Behavioral Services

Dennis talks with officials from Coleman Behavioral Services

July 1st, 2017 07:35am

Coleman Behavioral Services provides a number of services to Hardin County. The Director of Behavioral Healthcare of Hardin County, Melanie Woods, said that includes treatment for mental health and substance use disorders, which she said often co-exist.

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Exploring The Link Between Cancer and Obesity

Dennis Beverly talks with Chuck Reed of the American Cancer Society

June 24th, 2017 07:35am

Chuck Reed, from the American Cancer Society said what makes that most disturbing is most people are unaware of the link. Plus he said most people don’t realize how better lifestyle choices can greatly decrease your chance of getting cancer

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Eats on the Street and GOBA Come to Town

Dennis Beverly talks with Jacquline Fitzgerald and Jeff Barnes

June 17th, 2017 07:35am | Duration: 26:24

Eats on the Street Friday night food truck fest is coming to downtown Kenton on Friday, June 23rd. The event is set just in time for the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (G.O.B.A.). Dennis talks with both event coordinators on this edition of "At Issue".

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Heartbeat of Hardin County

Dennis chats with Julie Zaring

June 10th, 2017 07:35am | Duration: 23:22

Julie Zaring, director of Heartbeat of Hardin County talks about her program and it's services.

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Kenton man continues to raise money to find a cure for Neurofibromatosis

Dennis sits down with Larry Gossard.

June 3rd, 2017 07:35am | Duration: 25:00

Larry Gossard said his work started when his son Brice was diagnosed when he was 10 months old, “His mother and I began to do a lot of research, because we didn’t know what neurofibromatosis was, and we wanted to know everything about and what his needs would be as he grew up.”

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AT ISSUE: 5/27/17 Indian Lake State Park Preps For Memorial Day

Dennis Beverly Talks With Frank of Indian Lake State Park

May 27th, 2017 07:36am | Duration: 7:34

Officials at Indian Lake State Park are gearing up for Memorial Day. Hear Dennis Beverly's Conversation with Indian Lake State Park officials.

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AT ISSUE: 10/15/16 New Diabetes Educator at OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital

October 17th, 2016 08:00am | Duration: 18:00

A new Diabetes Educator is on the job at OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital. DeAnna Carey recently took over for the retired Bernadette Coates. Carey said she is up to the challenge, "Diabetes has a little special piece of my heart I guess you can say, because I have a huge family history for diabetes, including myself. I never really announce it a whole lot, but I had gestational diabetes with my 2 year old, so I have a little personal experience."

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AT ISSUE: 10/04/16 Real Men Wear Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 3rd, 2016 08:00am | Duration: 23:36

The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a local resident is doing his part by wearing pink. Jon Cross, President and CEO of the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance, said he is one of only 12 men in Lima and Kenton to be invited to participate in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign, 'We're basically out raising funds in support of breast cancer awareness, and I certainly said yes to it for several reasons, but I said yes for the most important reason, I want to make sure the money that we raise can really help some of our friends locally.'

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AT ISSUE: 09/24/16 Hardin County Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk 1st Annual

September 26th, 2016 08:00am | Duration: 18:27

The 1st Annual Hardin County Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk will take place this Sunday. Donna Dickman, from the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, said the walk will start at one Sunday afternoon from the We Care Center, 775 East Eliza Street, 'We're going to gather there and the walk will be for about a mile to downtown Kenton and ending up at St. John's Evangelical Church on Carrol Street where we will have special activities taking place, and we hope anyone and everyone can attend.'

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AT ISSUE: 09/17/16 Hope Over Heroin Event Kenton Ohio

September 19th, 2016 08:00am | Duration: 23:18

Hope Over Heroin will hold an event at Wharton Park in Kenton Saturday. Promotion Coordinator Amanda Smith talks about the event, 'This is an event to bring the community together and those those who are addicted that there is hope. We will numerous events, great music and even kids activities as well.'

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AT ISSUE: 07/16/16 Latta Offers Advice to GOP Nominee

July 18th, 2016 08:00am | Duration: 25:11

On the brink of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, U.S. Representative Bob Latta offers some advice to the nominee. Latta said if he could sit down with Donald Trump he would advise him to listen to the people, "Don't just listen to one segment. When I'm out, I don't know who is coming through that door, I listen to everyone who comes through the door, and I think that's very important that you understand what's on the mind of the American people, and it's the economy."

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AT ISSUE: 07/09/18 Farmers Seeking Solutions For Water Contamination

July 11th, 2016 08:00am | Duration: 25:12

The Ohio Farm Bureau is working to educate the public about what's causing pollutants to enter Ohio's lakes and streams. Spokesman Joe Cornely said when it comes to finding a solution, farmers know they have a role to play, "They're anxious to do what they can, but we need to understand, we need the science, we need to the research to figure out exactly what's going on. Why here in recent years has this become so much more of a problem than ever before."

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AT ISSUE: 07/02/16 Prevent Blindness Discourages Use of Backyard Fireworks

July 4th, 2016 12:00am | Duration: 15:11

Several organizations have teamed up to encourage Ohioans to celebrate the Fourth of July Holiday without backyard fireworks. Sherry Williams, President and C.E.O. of Prevent Blindness Ohio, said injuries from backyard fireworks are common this time of year, '70% of all injuries from fireworks tend to occur within a week of the July 4th Holiday.' Williams said when it comes to fireworks, the safest thing is to let the professionals handle the display and refrain from the backyard variety.

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AT ISSUE: 06/18/16 Eats on The Street Festival 2016

June 20th, 2016 08:00am | Duration: 25:31

The 2nd Annual Eats on the Street festival will take place on June 24th. Jacqualine Fitzgerald, Community Development Director for the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance, said it will go from 5-10pm,"I'm sure there will be people lingering past 10 o'clock, and that's totally fine and okay. The food truck will serve until the last one's gone or they run out of food, so we're looking for just a good time. We want people to come out and enjoy themselves and enjoy the community and know that it benefits a good cause with the chair auction for Not By Choice and for the downtown."

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AT ISSUE: 06/04/16 Family Fun Day and Car Show June 12th

June 6th, 2016 08:00am | Duration: 27:00

The 7th annual Family Fun Day and Car Show is scheduled for Sunday June 12 at Simon Kenton School. Organizer Larry Gossard talks about what time registration for the car show will be held that day, "At 12 and it runs until 2, and then we also have dash plagues for the first 50 cars registered, and then we have trophies for the Top 25 chosen by luck of the draw, and we also have Brice's Choice and then we have Best of Show." Numerous other activities will also be going on during the event, and proceeds will go to the Children's Tumor Foundation to fund research to find a cure for Neurofibromatosis.

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AT ISSUE: 04/02/16 Jon Cross Land Bank Program

April 4th, 2016 07:59am | Duration: 26:48

The President and CEO of the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance continues to encourage the county to participate in a land bank program. Jon Cross explains what the program is, "A program that is formed by the commissioners in the county with a governance board, and it allows us to go after state funding to help with blighted properties and blighted areas throughout the county. Basically we're trying to help our local municipalities and our villages with funding."

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AT ISSUE: 03/26/16 Colon Cancer Awareness Month with Dr. Schirmer

March 28th, 2016 08:00am | Duration: 22:00

The month of March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Timothy Schirmer, who sees patients in the Specialty Center at Hardin Memorial Hospital, said colon cancer does not have to be deadly, "Colon cancer prevention can be done through colonoscopies and the like, by removing the polyps before they can have a chance to turn into cancer, so I think that's a big difference between many other types of screening programs is that we can actually prevent the cancer."

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AT ISSUE: 03/19/16 New Alliance Board Members

March 21st, 2016 08:00am | Duration: 24:03

The new Chairman of the Board for the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance is looking forward to his new duties. Brian Sprang said he started on the board as Vice-Chair in March of 2015, "I served under Tim Street, and got to know the organization, and got see both sides, the full board meetings that we have every other month, and then in the other months of the year, we have the executive board meetings, so as chairman of the board of the Chamber and Business Alliance, I am responsible for running the executive meetings as well as running the board meetings."

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AT ISSUE: 03/12/16 Kenton Chief Blue Talks Retirement

March 14th, 2016 08:00am

A Kenton fire chief who has worked under eight mayors and seven safety service directors will be retiring next week. The last day for Russ Blue, who became chief in 2002, will be Friday March 18, "After a career of about 41 years and eight months. It's been a great career. I'm going to miss it, but it's time. We have a lot of young guys at the department now, and I think it's time to make a change, and I want to move on and enjoy life and spend more time with my wife and my children and grandchildren and play a little golf when I get a chance." Chief Blue said it would have been impossible for him to do his job without the support of his wife and family.

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AT ISSUE: 03/05/16 Two Groups Aim To Support Caregivers

March 7th, 2016 08:00am | Duration: 23:26

Two organizations are teaming up to provide support to caregivers of cancer patients. Karla Ritchey, Director of Rose Outreach, is joining up with Not By Choice Outreach to start the services, "Rose is an acronym for Reaching Others through Spiritual Encouragement, and Rose Outreach wants to help the caregivers and given them somebody that they can talk to, because when you're caring for somebody with cancer, it's hard, so we want to be able to get together and just talk."

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AT ISSUE: 02/27/16 Participants Sought For 2016 Hardin Leadership Class

February 29th, 2016 08:00am | Duration: 18:55

Steering Committee member Krane Stahler said taking the class will help you realize that there is a lot more going on in the area than you might think, "I got to meet a lot of wonderful people from the area, governments, for profits, privately held businesses, non-profits, across the board, and then the people in the class, you also get to meet. They're from all those different business realms if you will, and you really get involved with them, get a good networking opportunity and even leads to some ways you can get involved and interact with the community, whether it be on boards or other committees, whatever it may be that you can really get out there and get to meet even more people and help make a difference." CORRECTION: DEADLINE MARCH 4th

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AT ISSUE: 02/20/16 Congressman Bob Latta Talks About Current Events

February 22nd, 2016 08:00am | Duration: 25:00

5th District U.S. Congressman Bob Latta said he opposes a hike on gasoline tax proposed in the budget President Obama sent to Congress last week. Latta said the extra money from the tax wouldn't be used to fix bridges and roads, "It's important that we fix what we've got, but we're also paying enough in taxes. It's not that we need more taxes, but what we need to do is make sure we're spending the dollars wisely, and not spending it on stuff that we shouldn't be spending in on."

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AT ISSUE: 02/13/16 Distracted Driving A Continuing Problem for Ohio State Patrol

February 15th, 2016 08:00am | Duration: 25:00

The Findlay Post of the Ohio State Patrol continues to address the problem of distracted driving. Captain B.G. Smith said it's not like they've been ignoring the issue, but it's obvious more needs to be done, " I think the efforts on distracted driving to educate the public, I think those are pretty well documented, and yet we still seem to be experiencing some pretty significant crashes that seem to have distraction as a root cause, and we're going to kind of step up our enforcement in this arena."

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AT ISSUE: 02/06/16 Celebrate Recovery Helping People

February 8th, 2016 08:23am | Duration: 24:00

A group aimed at helping people deal with issues they may have continues to meet every Tuesday. Pastor Jason Manns said the group is Celebrate Recovery and he talks about how it works, "Anyone who has habits, hurts, hang-ups, just issues their dealing with, and it helps them to walk through it. What we do is, we take the bible, obviously that's our basis, and then we take also the step program, so something like AA or NA that walks through steps for recovery we do the same thing. So we take those steps with biblical backing and we begin to walk people through their issues." The group meets every Tuesday at St. John's Church in Kenton

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