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Allen County Woman Indicted on Murder Charge

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A woman was arrested Thursday after being indicted on charges connected to the death of her 22 month old daughter.   According to a release from the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, Vicky L. Shellabarger has been charged with murder, two counts of child endangering and involuntary manslaughter. Her bond has been set at one million […]

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Civil Service Exam Offered to Fill KPD Position

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The city of Kenton will be hosting a civil service exam to establish an eligibility list for the position of Patrol Officer in the Kenton Police Department That is scheduled for October 16, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. in the Municipal Building 111 W. Franklin Street in Kenton.   Applicants must be at least 21 years […]

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Ohio Means Jobs Hosting Hiring Event

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Midwest Express will be holding a hiring event on Wednesday, August 22 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at OhioMeansJobs Hardin County, 175 W. Franklin St., Suite 150, Kenton, Ohio.   Interviewing and hiring will be taking place on the spot.   Ninety plus full-time positions will be filled.

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K9 Apprehends Suspect in Hancock County

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A suspect who was wanted on a warrant from Seneca County was apprehended Thursday in Mt. Cory thanks to the K9 unit. According to a release from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, deputies attempted to serve the warrant at a house on Washington Street in the village, but the suspect fled the property on foot. […]

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Bridge Project in Marion Starts Aug 20

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Construction on the ODOT Marion Route 309 Bridge project over the railroad will move traffic into the next phase of work beginning this Monday.   Beginning at 7 AM, Monday, August 20, the designated turn lane for westbound 309 traffic to head south on Pole Lane Rd. will not be accessible. Traffic can still make […]

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2 Ohio Men Sentenced on Worker’s Comp Fraud Charges

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COLUMBUS — A maintenance man for a mobile home park must reimburse his former employer more than $41,000 after pleading guilty Tuesday to a felony count of workers’ compensation fraud. Acting on a tip, investigators with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation discovered Jason C. Smith, 35, of Pataskala, working for a mobile home park […]

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Kenton Man Gets Over 5 and Half Years Behind Bars

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A Kenton man was sentenced recently in Hardin County Common Pleas Court. According to documents from Prosecutor Brad Bailey’s Office:   Joseph E. Schmelzer was sentenced to a total of 5 years and 8 months in prison on 2 counts of possession of cocaine and one count of trafficking in cocaine.   The case was […]

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Items Stolen from Garage on Decatur Street

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A breaking and entering and theft from a garage was reported to Kenton Police on Thursday.   According to the report, the incident occurred at a residence in the 500 block of Decatur Street.   A bicycle and a garden tiller were reported missing.   No value was listed for the missing property.   The […]

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Driver Cited Following Crash in Kenton

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A driver was cited for an assured clear distance ahead violation following a crash in downtown Kenton Thursday afternoon.   According to the Kenton Police Department report, a car driven by 17 year old Mariah Blevins struck the rear of a vehicle being driven by 61 year old Thomas Williams while both were travelling east […]

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Pickup Strikes Sign on U.S. 23 Thursday

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A crash occurred early this morning on U.S. 23 in Wyandot County.   According to the report from the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office, 18 year old Colton Howell lost control of his pickup truck while driving north on 23.   The vehicle received moderate damage when it went off the left side of the road […]

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