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March 12th, 2013

MORE JOBS: Pence to make an announcement regarding area jobs

March 12, 2013

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is scheduled to join executives from 80/20 Inc., an aluminum components provider, at an economic development announcement Wednesday.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation said the announcement will be made at 3:45 p.m. at 1701 S. 400 E., Columbia City.

MISCONDUCT CASE: Final pretrial conference set for May

March 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A trial date has been announced for a South Whitley man accused of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Timothy Swihart, 19, was arrested Jan. 11 for the charge, which is a Class C felony. He appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday. His attorney, Jeff Arnold, made a motion for a trial date, which was arranged for May 14 and 15, beginning at 9 a.m.

The final pre-trial conference will be May 6 at 9 a.m.

Swihart was alleged to have had sexual relations twice with a 14-year-old girl in the fall of 2012.

STALLING PSEUDOEPHEDRINE SALES: Legislation proposed to limit drug purchases

March 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With the methamphetamine problem growing in Indiana, legislation has been proposed to limit its viability.

Mayors from several communities around the state have lobbied for tighter regulations on pseudoephedrine, a drug found in many cold medicines. The proposal would limit the amount able to be purchased to 61 grams per year, about two-thirds of the current legal cap.

RAISING AWARENESS: Passages celebrates disabilities in March

March 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and Passages, Inc. wants the community to better understand what the adult service program offers.

“We want to show the community that our clients have something to offer,” said Alice Anderson, vice president of programs. “Our clients are not just taking, but they are giving back as well.”

To prove Anderson’s point, Passages has prepared 15 to 20 baskets that are full of items its clients have made.

The baskets will be delivered to individuals and organizations who help support Passages’ clients.

2013 LEADERS OF TOMORROW: Tiffany Schuman

March 12, 2013

Editor’s note: All three Whitley County high school principals were asked to nominate three students who they deemed up and coming leaders.
Each student was asked a series of questions and will be highlighted during the next week. A boy and girl will be selected by The Post & Mail as the overall Leaders of Tomorrow.

SOUTH WHITLEY — Tiffany Schuman is a senior at Whitko High School.

Q: What activities are you involved in at school or within the community?

EMERGENCY ADVISORY: Gas leak reported in Columbia City; caution advised

March 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – Emergency Advisory: Gas leak at the corner of Whitley Street and Jefferson Street in Columbia City. Authorities advise to use caution when traveling through this area of Columbia City. Columbia City Fire Department is on the scene and NIPSCO is en route as of 8:47 a.m. Tuesday.

March 11th

HIGHWAY ACCIDENT: None injured in semi rollover on U.S. 30

March 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Parts of U.S. 30 were restricted or shut down for several hours late Saturday morning after a tractor-trailer overturned.

At approximately 11:40 a.m., police and first responders arrived on the scene of a two-vehicle crash, and by the looks of the wreckage, many expected an injury.

A car allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of Armstrong Drive and U.S. 30 and was struck by an oncoming semi in the westbound lane.

2013 LEADERS OF TOMORROW: Jason Nicodemus

March 11, 2013

Editor’s note: All three Whitley County high school principals were asked to nominate three students who they deemed up and coming leaders.
Each student was asked a series of questions and will be highlighted during the next week. A boy and girl will be selected by The Post & Mail as the overall Leaders of Tomorrow.

CHURUBUSCO — Jason Nicodemus is a senior at Churubusco Junior-Senior High School.

Q: What activities are you involved in at school or within the community?

DOWNTOWN PARKING: City hopes solution suits all desires

March 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City officials hope they have found the answer for parking in the downtown area — a topic that has created a stir by business owners, consumers and employees alike.

A new parking ordinance was passed at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Feb. 26.

The new ordinance, which unanimously passed by the council, now allows for parking in the North Chauncey Street Municipal Parking Lot near the post office. There will be two handicapped spots, three two-hour places and the remainder will have a 24-hour limit on the time a vehicle can remain in any one spot.

SOUNDS OF THE CITY: Choirs exhibit giving hearts

March 11, 2013

OSSIAN — Columbia City High School’s show choir traveled to Norwell High School Saturday for another weekend of show choir competition.

However, this weekend was a chance for the choirs to meet up with Austin High School for an emotional reunion.

In February, Austin High School’s choir was on its way to compete at Northop High School when slick road conditions cause the school’s equipment trailer and truck to slide off the road, destroying much of the group’s gear.

CCHS choirs decided to help AHS replace some the damaged items by holding a fundraiser and collecting donations.

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