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August 2nd

PERTUSSIS: County has no reported cases; urges vaccines

August 2, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — 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.
“We’ve not had any cases reported,” said April Waugh, R.N., Immunization Nurse at the Whitley County Immunization Clinic.

LOCAL OLYMPIAN: 'Busco woman recalls her time in the pool

August 2, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — As Sharon Jones, 60, of Churubusco prepares for another season of driving the bus that will take youngsters to elementary school in Arcola, she can’t help but keep tabs on the swimming results coming out of London.

WCSC: Board members eyes upcoming school year

August 2, 2012


PIERCETON — 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 you’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.

August 1st

DRUG CHARGES: Speeding stop leads to arrest

August 1, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

METH: Two men arrested on meth charges

August 1, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

“When Officer Chapman pulled over the vehicle, he saw a meth precursor in plain sight,” Archbold said. “He got permission to search the vehicle and found more precursors.”

EXPLOSIVE: Case remains under investigation

August 1, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

“The original tip was for meth precursors,” 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.

“There were bomb-making materials found inside the vehicle,” Hively said.

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