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WIRE SCRAPPERS: Trooper Lemmon catches SDI thieves

February 19, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Two men were arrested for stealing from Steel Dynamics Incorporated after an investigation by Indiana State Police Trooper Joel Lemmon.

Christopher Sines and Daniel Yarnell were booked in the Whitley County Jail after they were caught with stolen copper wiring.

Lemmon pulled over the pair at the intersection of Butt and Washington Center Roads, and found SDI’s copper wire, along with marijuana. Lemmon said the investigation is ongoing.

Both men are from Ohio and are currently charged with receiving stolen property.

HOMESCHOOLING: Making home an academic stage

February 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY ­— More than two million American children are homeschooled.

This number continues to rise as public school funding, education quality and safety cause concern for some parents.

Some families choose to homeschool for religious reasons. Homeschooling lets parents reinforce their personal values and beliefs in a school day environment.

“It doesn’t really take a village to raise a child,” said mother Charity Adair. “It takes parents who are involved.”

SOUTH WHITLEY WASTEWATER: Pipes keep discussion flowing for town council

February 19, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — South Whitley has a newly operational wastewater treatment plant.

Town council members were informed last week that as of Jan. 24, the project had reached a substantial completion status and is operational.

There are still some minor items to finish before the project is completed. Training on new equipment is underway and smaller items are being installed.

But the council was concerned with an entirely different pipe problem. A storm sewer pipe at 306 S. Main St. had collapsed, but the pipe’s failure seemed to originate with its installation.

TUESDAY WEATHER UPDATE

February 19, 2013

The National Weather Service has issued a forecast consisting of scattered snow showers, mainly before 4 p.m., and wind gusts as high as 40 mph for Tuesday. In the evening, the wind chill is estimated to be as low as -5 and wind gusts to remain strong at 30 mph.

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