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Authorities investigating death of rural Ada man

ADA — The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is waiting for results of an autopsy to determine what caused the death of a rural Ada man, Harold Henry, 75, Sunday morning.

Deputies responded to an emergency call from the 2000 block of Township Road 30 in Liberty Township at 3:55 a.m. following a report of an unresponsive man.

Upon arrival by deputies and the Ada/Liberty EMS, it was learned the victim was assaulted as a result of a burglary in progress. Henry was transported to Lima Memorial Hospital and later pronounced dead.

Lakeview man gets 2 years in prison

HARDIN COUNTY — Ricky Lynn Hatcher of Lakeview was found guilty of one charge of trafficking in heroin in a case heard recently in Hardin County Common Pleas Court.

Judge Scott Barrett sentenced Hatcher to 11 months in prison and fined him $150. Hatcher also was convicted of possession of heroin and sentenced to 24 months in prison.

Accused killer denied bond

SIDNEY — The Sidney man accused of murdering his neighbor was ordered held without bond Monday morning by Judge Duane Goettemoeller in Sidney Municipal Court.

Michael J. Wood, 40, is accused of killing John Cole, 78, who was shot four times in the head.

It was noted that during the time when Cole was considered a missing person, before Wood’s arrest, Wood “was trying to get individuals to provide alibis” for him.

A preliminary hearing has been set in Sidney Municipal Court for 9 a.m. Nov. 18.

Man faces multiple charges after standoff with police

SIDNEY — A three-and-a-half-hour standoff at a Sidney home Saturday morning that began after a man allegedly fired gunshots and threatened to harm police, ended with no one hurt, as detailed in Monday’s Examiner.

Robert Gibson Jr., 22, of Sidney, is in the Shelby County Jail on multiple charges in connection with the incident. He is charged with discharging firearms and using weapons while intoxicated, both misdemeanors, and inducing panic, having weapons under a disability, and drug trafficking, all felonies.

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