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May 9th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â Two men who were arrested on drug charges in a traffic stop last week had their initial appearance in court Monday.
Michael Yoha and Vanness Oliver, both of Mansfield, Ohio, were arrested April 30 and charged with dealing a Schedule 1 controlled substance and possession of a narcotic.
Both men pleaded not guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court and were appointed public defenders. Yoha will be represented by Brad Voelz and Oliver by Brad Baber.
Both men will be in court June 3. Oliver was released on bail Monday.
WHITLEY COUNTY â The investigation continues after a body was found in a wooded area in Whitley County Wednesday night.
Authorities suspect foul play after a man was found dead on County Road 800 East (County Line Road) north of Old Trail Road.
Whitley County Coroner Randy Dellinger said the body had been there for a while, and was found face down in the woods.
The probe, headed by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Indiana State Police, assisted by the Whitley County Sheriffâs Department, is ongoing at this time.
WHITLEY COUNTY, IND âThe Criminal Investigation Division of the Indiana State Police from the Fort Wayne Post is investigating the the death of a man who was found this past evening in a wooded area near the Whitley/Allen County line.
According to First Sergeant Mark Carunchia, an unidentified male was discovered just after 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday night by a property owner in a heavily wooded area in the 800 block of County Line Road in Whitley County. It is not known exactly how long the deceased man's body has been there.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Police are currently investigating a death on County Line Road north of U.S. 30 in Whitley County.
No more information is available at this time.
Celena Crouse, 1, rides a turtle at Churubuscoâs town park Tuesday. Warmer, dry weather has allowed for more outside play for children.
COLUMBIA CITY â Speaking this week at Columbia Cityâs Rotary Club was Questa representative Marc Levy.
Questa is a Northeast Indiana foundation set up to do principally two things: reduce the typical studentâs loan debt after finishing college, and keep that individual in Northeast Indiana ,contributing to the educational job force in our part of the state.
âThe average student in Indiana leaves college with a four-year degree and $27,000 in debt,â Levy said. âOften times, they will leave the area to find suitable work,â he added.
Smith-Green Community Schools is still under construction as remodeling continues both inside and out.
Pictured, the entrance to CJSHS remains closed as work progresses toward a new facade for the building.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Family YMCA announced recently that it reached its 2013 Strong Kids Campaign goal.
Dan Heise, of Warner Electric, led this yearâs volunteers to reach a community campaign goal of $39,000.
The Strong Kids Campaign provides scholarships for programs and memberships to individuals and families in need.
Funds raised directly support the Yâs cause of strengthening communities by ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
Four siblings had took a spin on a circular swing at Morsches Park Tuesday evening. From left, Haley Miller, A.J. Tope, Elizabeth Miller and Ryan Tope.
COLUMBIA CITY â Wood-Land-Lakes, a nonprofit group working across several counties in the state, had a request for funds approved by the Whitley County Commissioners Monday.
The commissioners approved $400 for the group. Stanley Crum, a board member for Wood-Land-Lakes, was on hand, and told commissioners all his organization does, how they are trying to stay in budget, and reach out to stakeholders.
âWood-Land-Lakes canât disappear,â he said. âIt is the holder of almost 10,000 acres of agriculture preservation land easements.â
The decision unanimously passed.