COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City woman charged with drug crimes and the neglect of a dependent who was scheduled to face trial has decided to plead guilty, according to the Whitley County Prosecuting Attorneyâ€™s Office.
Janel M. Creech, 37, has been in the Whitley County jail since Jan. 11 after being charged Jan. 7 with manufacturing methamphetamine and other drug-related offenses in connection with a Jan. 3 incident that resulted in the death of her 5-month-old daughter.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Beginning in 2012, South Whitley government will have a completely different look and a longtime fixture in Town Hall will be no more.
After 26 years as clerk-treasurer of South Whitley, lifelong South Whitley native Mitch Winger will relinquish his seat to fellow Republican Bob Gould, who defeated the incumbent Winger Thursday night in a town caucus and runs unopposed for the Nov. 8 election.
The Columbia City Police Department is investigating a series of break-ins this morning.
Three vehicles had several windows broken out in the northwest area of Columbia City.
The incidents occurred at 503 N. Elm and 505 N. Oak streets.
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