Archive - Dec 3, 2012 - News Article
ANGOLA â Police in Angola said an explosive put inside a doll caused a blast that rattled people in nearby homes.
Various reports to area media said the boom was heard around 6:50 p.m. in the 200 block of Henry Street, Angola.
Police Chief Stu Hamblen told an area paper that no injuries or damage were reported.
COLUMBIA CITY â With the chimney taken down and gutting in progress, Columbia Cityâs Park Department hopes to have new bathrooms in the pavilion at Morsches Park by next spring.
âThe bathrooms down here werenât nice, and itâs one of those things that has needed an upgrade for some time,â said Columbia City Director Mark Green.
Before the work began in the pavilion, there were two sets of menâs and womenâs restrooms â one set accessible from the inside and one from the outside.
COLUMBIA CITY â While several ideas exist at the state level on how to bring in more money for roads and bridges, Whitley County Highway Department Superintendent Michael Barton said raising the current 18-cents-a-gallon gas tax is not one of them.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Post & Mail received three awards, including two first-place awards at the Hoosier State Press Associationsâs annual recognition ceremony Saturday.
Nicole Ott received a first-place award for Best News Coverage Under Deadline Pressure for her article in the Dec. 1, 2011 issue entitled âWater rescue: Five people in two vehicles hit high water, get stranded.â
Five people were stuck on top of their cars for more than an hour after they drifted off due to high water on the roadway.
COLUMBIA CITY â In most cases, itâs better safe than sorry.
Columbia City High School was on lock down Monday morning after a gun magazine was found on the road in front of the school.
A K-9 from Allen County was brought to the school to search the building, but during the search it was determined that the magazine belonged to a Columbia City Police Officer.
Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said there was no safety issue with the students, and they were put on lock down as a precaution.
According to the National Weather Service of Northern Indiana, there is a dense fog advisory in effect until 11 a.m. EST this morning.