Archive - News Article
January 28th, 2013
Here are the headlines in Monday's issue:
Schools, police unite for school safety
Courthouse: Turning back time
Healthy relationships become a passionate plea for task force
Indiana pilot dies in Michigan small plane crash
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man had his first appearance in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday on charges of burglary and theft.
Christopher Padgett, 27, was accused of committing burglary, a Class C felony, and theft, a Class D felony, at his place of employment, C & R Plating Corp. in Columbia City.
Case reports said Padgett allegedly stole $326 in petty cash from the office of Cathy Dowell. on Tuesday, Jan. 15. A lighter and gloves of a factory worker were found at the scene. Witnesses said they saw the defendant running around the front of the building.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Giving birth is not always a cut and dry process. There are many factors to consider before delivery and several choices to be made by pregnant women.
One of those choices is where to deliver the baby. But the decision is not necessarily choosing a certain hospital over another.
Many women are weighing the option of delivering at a hospital or at home.
Despite medical advancements in the U.S., 40 other countries have a lower infant mortality rate, according to ABC news.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the first of a three-part series highlighting the Whitley County Courthouse
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It was a position that came with no corner office, no prestige and no grand title, but when Meredith Hoffman, of Columbia City, agreed to give tours of the Whitley County Courthouse, she wasnâ€™t concerned with what was in it for her.
â€śI would guess I gave tours for 10 years,â€ť Hoffman said. â€śIt was something I wanted to do. I think the history of the Courthouse is interesting and a part of our countyâ€™s history. I wanted to be able to pass that along.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indiana State Rep. Kathy Heuer manifested a bill which could provide funding to Indiana businesses looking to further train employees.
Training 2000 is a piece of legislation that has passed the Statehouse.
Funding already exists for companies wanting to move into Indiana and bring on new employees. But Heuerâ€™s bill would expand those dollars to existing companies and their current employees.
The need for such funding came to light after Heuer met with several companies.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â€” Indiana, like most states, is in the midst of one of its worst flu seasons in recent years, and health officials said Friday that it's too early to tell whether the season has peaked.
The season's 40 flu deaths make it Indiana's deadliest in five years, and with several months of cold weather still in store, that figure is almost certain to rise. Flu season typically runs from October through mid-May.
FORT WAYNE (AP) â€” The retired bishop of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese has returned to Indiana to continue his battle with a rare form of cancer.
Bishop Emeritus John D'Arcy issued a statement Friday saying it was "it's good to be home" after undergoing radiation treatment in Massachusetts.
D'Arcy announced early this month that he had been diagnosed with cancer in his lungs and brain. The disease was discovered when he went to a Boston-area hospital after feeling ill while visiting relatives.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śWeâ€™re so close.â€ť That is how United Way Executive Director Cindy Baker sums up the Live United 2012 fundraiser campaign.
With $170,000 of the $190,000 goal accounted for, United Way is waiting on the last few dollars to roll in.
United Way of Whitley County is a nonprofit organization that helps to fund other nonprofit groups in the area. In 2011, United Way specifically helped to fund B.A.B.E. of Whitley County, Churubusco Community Childcare Center, Whitley County Council on Aging, the American Red Cross and others.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Although the wastewater treatment plant is nearing its completion, South Whitley has another costly water issue.
The west bank of the Eel River is eroding and could possibly expose or damage new sewer piping being laid near the bank.
â€śIn just a matter of days, we saw the bank erode several inches after the rain and wet weather,â€ť said David Harvey with Fleis & Vandernbrink Engineering, Inc. the engineering firm overseeing the wastewater treatment plant project.