Newbie and can't delete the Hero widget in the Mins WordPress theme. Thanks for your help.
Not familiar with that theme... But in many themes by not using a widget it ceases to display. Make sure there is nothing in that widget area in Appearances > Widgets on the right hand side.
If that doesn't work, it is what it is. Once you start restructuring WordPress widget locations that's customization that can get expensive fast.
In that case it might be best to start reviewing other themes that have the layout you desire.