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December 3rd

Jury acquits Pennsylvania man

December 3, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Dustin Shenberger burst into tears when the verdict was read.
A jury of nine women and three men deliberated two and a half hours Thursday before returning not guilty verdicts on charges of child molestation and sexual misconduct with a minor against the 36-year-old Pennsylvania man.
Shenberger was accused of having a sexual relationship with a girl, now 19, when she was between 13 and 15 years old.
The trial was the second in the case after a jury in August couldn’t reach a verdict.

Meth lab explosion kills one

December 3, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Residents of a rural Columbia City mobile home community were awakened early this morning by an explosion, followed by the lights and sirens of emergency vehicles responding to the blast of a suspected methamphetamine lab that killed a woman.
According to Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges, Alecia L. Stine, 24, was found dead on the floor of her master bedroom.

December 2nd

Defendant takes stand in trial’s second day

December 2, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Prosecutor Matthew Rentschler put both hands on the table and slid his chair back.
The defense team had concluded questioning accused child molester Dustin Shenberger and it was the state’s turn to cross-examine the suspect.
Shenberger, 36, of Mercersburg, Pa., is accused of child molestation and sexual misconduct with a minor in connection with incidents that allegedly happened between him and a local woman, now 19, when she was 13 and 14 years old.

High-tech Canadian company coming to county

December 2, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY – Iotron Industries Canada, Inc., a provider of contract sterilization services to the medical industry, pest and microbial reduction for agribusiness and materials modification in the production of orthopedic products, announced today that it will establish a new operation here, creating up to 20 jobs by 2012.
Iotron Industries will invest more than $15.3 million to construct a 54,000 square-foot electron beam treatment facility in the Park 30 Business Center, a shovel-ready park near Columbia City.

December 1st

First snowfall

December 1, 2010

Tracking fee to increase on city electric bills

December 1, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City residents, and those who get their electricity from Columbia City utilities, will see their rates go up for the first quarter of the new year.
The monthly tracking fee will increase by 74 cents per 1,000 kilowatt hours. For the average residential customer, the rate will change by approximately 52 cents.
The tracking fee is a pass-through fee used by the city to cover the cost charged to the city by Indiana Municipal Power Agency.

Retrial opens with testimony from victim

December 1, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY —The jury in the second trial of a Pennsylvania man accused of sexual crimes against a minor heard opening statements, and the first testimony, before the trial’s opening day came to a close early Tuesday evening.
Dustin W. Shenberger, 36, of Mercersburg, Pa. is accused of child molestation and sexual misconduct with a minor in connection with incidents that allegedly happened between him and a local woman, now 19.
The alleged victim was 13 and 14 years old when the alleged incidents occurred.

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