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Man Attempts to Rob KMart Pharmacy

The pharmacy at KMart was the target of an attempted armed robbery late Tuesday morning.
According to the report from the Kenton Police Department, a man walked up to the pharmacy window and placed what appeared to be a handgun on the counter. The suspect then demanded certain types of pills, but a pharmacy employee quickly grabbed the handgun and took it off the counter.
The suspect then fled the store, and the incident is under investigation. 


Alger Woman Charged Following Shoplifting Incident at Dollar General

A 30 year old Alger woman was charged following a shoplifting complaint at Dollar General in Kenton Tuesday.
According to that report, officers were called to the store to investigate the theft. Upon arrival, the suspect, identified as Jennifer Bailey, was still in the store.
She has been charged with theft and possession of drugs.


Ben Logan's Golf Team Beats Graham in Tuesday Match

The Ben Logan boys golf team defeated Graham Tuesday evening at Liberty Hills 178-184
Will Kenoyer and Garrett Allen led the Raiders and were medalisats with 42's. Mitchell Fink added a 44, and Alex Naragon 50. Also for the varsity was Drew Wasson with a 53 and Bryce Loomis 57.
For the Jv's Kaiden Weaks led the way with a 57, Collin Stewart added a 60, and Gavin Clay 63. 
Coach Chris Conley said, "This was a key match tonight for us should we have any chance at a conference championship. Our division is pretty balanced with Graham and Greenon the clear favorites. They both beat us in the preseason tournament so to get this win was huge. Where we go from here depends on the efforts we give and improvement we can make, but without the win it would have been an uphill battle. We got the opportunity to play them on the tougher side, the front nine. Scores are always higher there and we know that going in. It's a huge advantage for the home team. I'm sure they'll attempt the same strategy when we travel there next month. We have a day to practice then it's on to Reid Park Thursday where we take on Northwestern."


Lima Man Charged With Several Offenses Following Arrest in Dunkirk

A Lima man has been charged with numerous offenses following an incident in Dunkirk Monday night.
According to the Hardin County Sheriff's Office report, deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of Pine Avenue in the village to investigate a suspicious person complaint.
Upon arrival, deputies took 23 year old Jasin Rorabough into custody.
He has been charged with one count each of disorderly conduct while intoxicated, reckless operation, obstructing official business, criminal mischief and criminal trespassing.


Kenton City Council Approves Amended Appropriations

Kenton City Council met for their 16th regular session Monday evening at the City Building. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as read and there were no citizens requesting time to speak. 
During committee reports, the council heard from:
BKP Board: the board met on August 15th. During the meeting, the board heard updated plans for the new dedicated fax line for better communication with Hardin Memorial Hospital; approved the purchase of a server compatible with the new software; and approved the contract with Kenton City Schools for football games.
Finance: the finance committee will meet next on August 29th at 5:30pm in council chambers at the City Building.
Regional Planning: the regional planning committee will meet next in October, date to be determined.
Cemetary: the cemetary board will meet on August 30th at 5:00pm.
Parks & Recreation: the parks & recreation board met on August 9th and discussed the pool and the parks, which were both determined to be doing well. 
Under old business, council voted to amend an ordinance to transfer funds within the RSPO line items in the new amount of $1,764.65; the ordinance passed unanimously. The second ordinance, regarding fire department overtime, was voted to bypass the three-reading rule and was ultimately adopted.
In new business, the council discussed four pieces of legislation, three of which regarded fund transfers or appropriations. The first, an ordinance seeking to transfer funds for swimming pool employee payroll, was amended to include an additional appropriation of $800 to cover payroll for the remainder of the season. The ordinance also included a line item transfer for funds for the sewer department to address pump repairs. The ordinance passed unanimously after it was amended. The second ordinance regarded the painting of the slide and swimming pool, and was voted to bypass the three-reading rule before being adopted unanimously as well. The third piece of legislation, an ordinance seeking additional appropriations for a contract engineer, was amended from $11,100 to $2,500, conditional upon meeting the contract engineer at the next meeting in September. The amended legislation was voted to bypass the three reading rule and passed, 7-0.
The last piece of legislation, required to move forward with the purchase of the Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative building, was voted to suspend the three-reading rule and passed unanimously. City Law Director, John Schwemer, said this was the first step to be able to seek financing for the purchase of the building at a cost of $556,500.
The council then moved to go into executive session to discuss property acquisition. No further action was taken following the session.
The next meeting of the Kenton City Council will be on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 7:00pm at the City Building.


Ben Logan Golf Team Beats Urbana in Monday Match

Ben Logan beat Urbana Monday  172-201 at Urbana Country Club.


The Raiders were led by Will Kenoyer who shot a career best 39 to take medalist honors.


Coach Chris Conley said, "What made the round even more special was Will's start. He bogeyed the first hole then made double bogey on number 2. Being 3 over after 2 is never the way anyone anticipates starting but we always emphazise doing our best no matter what. For him to play the final 7 even par on a tough course is remarkable. I'm really proud of the way he hung in there. In addition Garrett Allen shot his low round of the year with a 42. Garrett also started poorly but battled back for a nice round."


Other scores for the Raiders were Mitchell Fink 43 and Drew Wasson 48. Alex Naragon added a 49, and Collin Stewart 64.


For the JV's  Bryce Loomis had a 55, Gavin Clay a 56, and Kaiden Weaks a 57.


The Raiders return to action Tuesday when they host Graham at Liberty Hills..


Underage Party Host Sentenced For Fatally Shooting Ohio Teen

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) - A western Ohio man who admitted that he fatally shot a teenager while hosting a drinking party has been sentenced to five years in prison. 
Twenty-year-old Evan Hoffman, of Bloom Center, pleaded guilty last month to reckless homicide and was sentenced Monday. 
Investigators have said Hoffman told them he shot the 16-year-old Jackson Center boy in self-defense.
Hoffman's attorneys argued that the teen threated Hoffman after being told to leave the party last December and was shot when he later returned and kicked in a door.
The victim's father told the newspaper the teen was there to get his things, not to hurt anyone.
Hoffman previously pleaded guilty to buying and consuming alcohol while underage and was sentenced to six months behind bars, plus probation.


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