Archive - Aug 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â€” While the Associated Press has reported outbreaks of whooping cough, also known as Pertussis, affecting parts of the country, Whitley County has avoided the infectious disease.
â€śWeâ€™ve not had any cases reported,â€ť said April Waugh, R.N., Immunization Nurse at the Whitley County Immunization Clinic.
CHURUBUSCO â€” As Sharon Jones, 60, of Churubusco prepares for another season of driving the bus that will take youngsters to elementary school in Arcola, she canâ€™t help but keep tabs on the swimming results coming out of London.
PIERCETON â€” After a summer of sleeping in and doing things on your own time, the alarm bell announcing the first day of school is just a few days away. Whether youâ€™re an anxious new full-day Kindergartener or a confident senior, heading back to Whitko Community School Corporation (WCSC) signals new classes, new teachers, new social scene and a time of transition as a special school board of trustees meeting was held Wednesday evening to announce personnel changes for the upcoming school year.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” An Illinois man first stopped in Columbia City for speeding appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday on charges relating to a controlled substance.
Batbayer Tsagaan, 54, of Cicero Ill., said he was traveling from Illinois to Ohio.
According to a Whitley County Sheriff Department case report July 25, Det. Gary Archbold was asked to make the scene of a traffic stop being conducted by Officer Scott Leatherman.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Two men were arrested on methamphetamine charges Tuesday afternoon after a routine traffic stop.
According to Detective Gary Archbold, officer Jeff Chapman conducted a routine traffic stop at approximately 3 p.m., which resulted in the arrest of Jonathan Wells, 39, of Fort Wayne, and Aaron Shepherd, 19, of Columbia City.
â€śWhen Officer Chapman pulled over the vehicle, he saw a meth precursor in plain sight,â€ť Archbold said. â€śHe got permission to search the vehicle and found more precursors.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A methamphetamine tip turned into a bomb investigation Tuesday afternoon at Ace Hardware.
The Whitley County Drug Task Force was tipped off that Lori Sample, 46, of Albion, possessed ingredients used to make meth.
â€śThe original tip was for meth precursors,â€ť Columbia City Police Capt. Tony Hively said.
While investigating the vehicle, at approximately 3:53 p.m., police found items more dangerous than meth-making materials.
â€śThere were bomb-making materials found inside the vehicle,â€ť Hively said.