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Justilien sought in Mackley Dr. homicide; victim is identified

March 19, 2024 Media Release

The Allen County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau is asking for the public's help in locating Gervens Justilien, a 31 Year-old Black Male of Haitian decent -  5'7" - 179 lbs - Black hair - Brown eyes. They would like to speak with him regarding the Makley Dr. homicide.


Statewide Firefighting Foam Takeback Program

New technology will be used to destroy PFAS "forever" chemicals

On March 18, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine launched a first-of-its-kind initiative to destroy hazardous per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in firefighting foam. Bluffton Fire Department chief Jon Kinn confirms that foam of this kind will be turned in to the program.


Allen Co. participating in statewide tornado drill 9:50 a.m. on March 20

Allen County will be participating in the Statewide Tornado Warning Drill on Wednesday, March 20 at 9:50 a.m.

The agendy suggests, "This is a great time to check your emergency supply kit and practice your tornado and fire drills."


Governor declares State of Emergency in 11 Ohio counties

Activates Ohio National Guard

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued a proclamation on March 17, declaring a state of emergency across 11 counties impacted by last week's severe weather. 


Plan a sober driver this St. Patrick’s Day

From Lima Allen County Regional Planning Commission

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the United States extend as far back as the American colonial period and is one of our nation’s most popular holidays, celebrated with festivals, parades and parties. These celebrations frequently feature themed cocktails and green pints, and the amount of alcohol consumed is higher than average.


Indian Lake area devastated by suspected tornado on March 14

Update March 16

By Paula Pyzik Scott

Among tornado and severe thunderstorm activity in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky on Thursday, March 14, three deaths and devastating damage are reported from the Indian Lake area.

A joint statement with the Logan County EMA and Logan County Sheriff’s Office (3/15/2024 1909)