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MORE JOBS: Pence to make an announcement regarding area jobs

March 12, 2013

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is scheduled to join executives from 80/20 Inc., an aluminum components provider, at an economic development announcement Wednesday.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation said the announcement will be made at 3:45 p.m. at 1701 S. 400 E., Columbia City.

MISCONDUCT CASE: Final pretrial conference set for May

March 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A trial date has been announced for a South Whitley man accused of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Timothy Swihart, 19, was arrested Jan. 11 for the charge, which is a Class C felony. He appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday. His attorney, Jeff Arnold, made a motion for a trial date, which was arranged for May 14 and 15, beginning at 9 a.m.

The final pre-trial conference will be May 6 at 9 a.m.

Swihart was alleged to have had sexual relations twice with a 14-year-old girl in the fall of 2012.

STALLING PSEUDOEPHEDRINE SALES: Legislation proposed to limit drug purchases

March 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With the methamphetamine problem growing in Indiana, legislation has been proposed to limit its viability.

Mayors from several communities around the state have lobbied for tighter regulations on pseudoephedrine, a drug found in many cold medicines. The proposal would limit the amount able to be purchased to 61 grams per year, about two-thirds of the current legal cap.

RAISING AWARENESS: Passages celebrates disabilities in March

March 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and Passages, Inc. wants the community to better understand what the adult service program offers.

“We want to show the community that our clients have something to offer,” said Alice Anderson, vice president of programs. “Our clients are not just taking, but they are giving back as well.”

To prove Anderson’s point, Passages has prepared 15 to 20 baskets that are full of items its clients have made.

The baskets will be delivered to individuals and organizations who help support Passages’ clients.

2013 LEADERS OF TOMORROW: Tiffany Schuman

March 12, 2013

Editor’s note: All three Whitley County high school principals were asked to nominate three students who they deemed up and coming leaders.
Each student was asked a series of questions and will be highlighted during the next week. A boy and girl will be selected by The Post & Mail as the overall Leaders of Tomorrow.

SOUTH WHITLEY — Tiffany Schuman is a senior at Whitko High School.

Q: What activities are you involved in at school or within the community?

Whitko boys end 2013 season on a surge

March 12, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — The end is better than the beginning.

That statement was certainly true for Whitko’s boys basketball team in the 2012-13 season. The Wildcats, under first-year head coach Scott Wessel, finished with a record of 6-16. However, Whitko ended its season playing its best basketball of the year and was able to avenge an early-season defeat in the sectional tournament.

“We ended the year the way you want to be playing,” Wessel said.
Whitko was 4-4 in the final weeks of the season, claiming close wins over conference foes in the process.

Shelly Lynn Smith, 62

March 12, 2013

Shelly Lynn Smith, 62 of Huntington, passed away at 10:50 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at her residence. Shelly was born July 9, 1950, in Columbia City, the daughter of Philip A. and Rose M. (Clark) Myers.
Surviving relatives include her husband, a son, a daughter, two brothers, seven grandchildren and several special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lyle Myers.

EMERGENCY ADVISORY: Gas leak reported in Columbia City; caution advised

March 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – Emergency Advisory: Gas leak at the corner of Whitley Street and Jefferson Street in Columbia City. Authorities advise to use caution when traveling through this area of Columbia City. Columbia City Fire Department is on the scene and NIPSCO is en route as of 8:47 a.m. Tuesday.

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