Review Category : Uncategorized

Kenton Police Officer Returns Home

2/9/16 – 5:14 A.M.

The Kenton police officer who was shot during a weekend police chase is out of the hospital. The Lima News reports Skyler Newfer returned home Monday. Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart says the Newfer is doing fine.

Newfer was shot twice as he tried to take cover when 47-year-old Steve Davis allegedly opened fire on officers during a Saturday afternoon police chase. Davis stopped to fire shots at officers several times during the chase, and he was shot several times when police returned fire. He eventually crashed and was found dead in his car.

The incident remains under investigation.

MORE: Lima News

Read More →

Ag Talk: Warm Winter Could Lead To Dry Spring Weather

2/3/2016 – 3:36 pm

While many people have taken advantage of the warm weather over the last few days, some have questioned if the weather has been abnormally warm. Ed Lentz from the Hancock Extension Office says however that weather patterns are where they should traditionally be for this time of the year. However, meteorologists are studying a pattern of warm weather developing over the oceans called “El Nino” which may be contributing to the warm temperatures.

Audio: Ed Lentz

Lentz notes one of the reasons this winter has seemed unusually warm is because the past two winters have seen unseasonably bitter cold temperatures. However, Lentz notes that this change in weather patters through “El Nino” conditions can adversely affect weather conditions in the area, and specifically affect area farmers.

Audio: Ed Lentz

Lentz said that La Nina conditions can cause weather to be unseasonably dry in the Spring and the warm weather might also cause the winter wheat crops to mature earlier than expected. Lentz said that weather predictions for the remainder of February look decent and some ideal wet conditions are expected by March.

Read More →