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October 27th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Haunted houses and ghost stories are a common place this time of year. Halloween can evoke spooky tales, but some stories hit close to home. There are a few urban legends that originate in Whitley County. Some are told in whispers and shared around campfires.
The circumstances surrounding these tales are not confirmed to be factual. That doesnâ€™t mean the encounters themselves are not true. Those who have faced fear down and stood toe-to-toe with Whitley Countyâ€™s paranormal would agree â€” truth lies within perception.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Construction work is moving forward at Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS). Fetters Construction Inc. has torn down a canopy that once covered the sidewalk in front of the building. The canopy has been a part of the schoolâ€™s facade for decades. Now, only a small portion remains near the main entrance.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man, who was arrested back in April for allegedly leaving the scene of his girlfriendâ€™s moped accident, is back in the Whitley County Jail on charges of domestic battery and resisting law enforcement.
According to a Columbia City Police Department report, Lyle Orr, 47, was arrested Oct. 18 after police responded to a domestic fight at 517 N. Oak St.
According to police, Orr was currently out of jail on a $38,000 bond.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The City of Columbia City will be sending out an income survey to a portion of the cityâ€™s population as it takes steps to try to secure a grant which would help pay for a Comprehensive Community Development Plan.
According to Mayor Ryan Daniel, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) grant would pay for approximately 90 percent of the study.
â€śOur comprehensive plan is a bit outdated,â€ť said Mayor Daniel. â€śFur-thermore, I think having a plan of action and goals for the future â€” and steps to get toward that future is very important.â€ť
KNAPP LAKE â€” An Elwood man was incarcerated after neighbors caught him breaking and entering a home, approximately 15 miles away from Churubusco.
In light of tonightâ€™s sectional football game between â€™Busco and Elwood, Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Ron Galaviz said there is no indication that the alleged crime is related to the game.
According to the Indiana State Police, neighbors saw what they believed to be a breaking an entering in progress â€” a call which resulted in the arrest of a 50-year-old man from Elwood.
FORT WAYNE â€” A pedestrian was struck by a Three Rivers Ambulance Authority (TRAA) Supervisor vehicle early Friday morning in Fort Wayne.
According to a press release by the Fort Wayne Police Department, police were called to the scene of an unknown problem.
When officers arrived, they found that a pedestrian had been struck, and the driver, a paramedic, was rendering medical aid to the victim.
Though he was conscious, the victim was transported to the hospital in serious condition, which was later changed to critical condition.
FORT WAYNE â€”Â Police are looking for suspects in an armed robbery that occurred Thursday morning in Fort Wayne.
According to a press release by the Fort Wayne Police Department, at approximately 8:40 a.m. Thursday, two males in dark hooded sweatshirts approached two employees from Midwest America Federal Credit Union on Swinney Avenue, forcing the employees to take them inside.
Both suspects, who were armed with handguns, demanded cash before leaving.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City woman was killed in an accident on Ind. 205 Wednesday.
Rachel Anderson, 28, of rural Columbia City, was traveling southwest on Ind. 205 when she went left of the center line and sideswiped a semi trailer before landing in the ditch near CR 300 E.
Anderson was flown by Parkview Samaritan to a hospital in Fort Wayne with head and facial injuries.
The driver of the semi, Timmy High, 56, of Waterloo, was not injured.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Christmas lights in Columbia City, which usually hang on the poles down Line Street and Main Street, may be getting replaced this year, as the old lights are estimated to be 15 years old.
â€śChristmas lights are one way in which we can continue to be open and inviting during the holiday season,â€ť said Mayor Ryan Daniel. â€śI think itâ€™s great for community development.â€ť
According to Mayor Daniel, the Christmas light committee consists of himself, Columbia City Councilwoman Nicole Penrod and Columbia City Electric Department Superintendent, Larry Whetstone.