Archive - Jan 10, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Police Departmentâ€™s Tim Longenbaugh moved from the detectiveâ€™s office to the chiefâ€™s office last week, after Mayor Ryan Daniel chose him as the cityâ€™s new police chief.
Shortly after he learned of his new position, Longenbaugh named fellow detective Tony Hively as his Captain. Hively and Longenbaugh have been working together as detectives for Columbia City since 2002, and will now be working together to manage the CCPD.
The pair has investigated a bank robbery, numerous armed robberies, death investigations and child molesting cases.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia City swim senior Cole Smith won the 50-yard freestyle race Saturday, meriting a spot on the Northeast Hoosier Conference 1st team.
Smith finished with a 22:23 time, .12 seconds faster than his nearest opponent, from Bellmont.
Fellow boys teammate Tucker Daniel was also recognized by the NHC Saturday, making the Honorable Mention All-NHC team. Daniel placed eighth in both the 200 and 500-yard free events. He also competed with the 200 and 400-yard freestyle relay teams, which both placed fourth.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Larwill resident and former treasurer of the Union Township Fire Department Nichole Potts was in court Monday to face charges of theft, stemming from allegations that she took an estimated $28,000 from the department.
According to Fire Chief Chad Radke, Potts took over the duties of treasurer in June of 2011, when the then treasurer moved out of township.
Part of her duties were to give a monthly expense report, which Radke said were only bank totals with no beginning balances or itemized statements.