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May 1st, 2015
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” The City of Columbia City is assisting a longtime businessâ€™ expansion.
The Common Council approved a 10-year, 10 percent sliding tax abatement for C&R Plating on Tuesday.
C&R Plating has plans to expand its business, adding 29 new jobs and expanding its facility by 7,000 square feet.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Several Columbia City streets are without speed limit signs, setting traffic to the default speed limit of 30 miles per hour.
City officials are looking to adjust speed limits to make the city streets safer.
According to state law, if thereâ€™s no speed limit sign posted on a city street, it is automatically 30 mph.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce coordinated the busy schedules of all three local school superintendents for a discussion with the community on Wednesday.
The chamber hosted Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ Dr. Patricia Oâ€™Connor, Whitko Community Schoolsâ€™ Steve Clason and Smith-Green Community Schoolsâ€™ Galen Mast at the Eagleâ€™s Nest Event Center for a Q&A session.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Councilman Dan Weigold is at the ball fields at Morsches Park nearly every night.
As Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s head softball coach, Weigold experiences the parkâ€™s parking woes first hand.
â€śWe have cars parked everywhere down there and T-ball games havenâ€™t even started yet,â€ť Weigold said. â€śThereâ€™s nowhere else to go.â€ť
With more than 600 children involved in the park departmentâ€™s youth baseball and softball leagues, the parking lot fills up fast.
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CHURUBUSCO â€“ Both lanes of US 33 (S. Main St.) are closed in front of Brevinâ€™s Downtown Eatery after an accident involving a mini-van and a semi left debris and diesel fuel littering the street.
According to officials, Robert Atweiller of Churubusco was driving south on US 33 when he crossed the center line and sideswiped a semi, driven by John Chaves of Massachusetts. The van struck and damaged the semiâ€™s driver-side fuel tank, which leaked fuel on the street.
AVOID US 33 in Churubusco for the next 2 hours due to traffic accident and fuel leak.
The accident and hazmat spill near Brevins in Churubusco will cause traffic backups and detours for the next couple hours.
Suggested alternate routes small vehicles can get around on Pleasant to Ind. 205. Large trucks will have to wait or U.S. 30 to Ind. 205.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Just in time for festival season, Columbia Cityâ€™s City Hall restrooms are improved and ready for the public.
Though restrooms donâ€™t seem to be important, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said they can be a first impression to visitors of the community.
â€śSome people never get past the bathrooms of City Hall,â€ť Daniel said. â€śWe are glad that they are fixed up and ready for festival season. We expect a lot of people to be in-and-out using those.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With the full Columbia City Common Council present, discussions resumed on a potential alley vacation on the cityâ€™s east side.
At the councilâ€™s last meeting, two members were absent. After discussion, the council decided to table any decisions until the next meeting.