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October 29th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” While much of the east coast is buckling down for Hurricane Sandy, many states in the tMidwest will also be feeling the effects of the storm.
A wind advisory goes into effect this afternoon until Tuesday evening, and also brings the chance for snow, with highs in the mid-40s for most of the week.
Wind speeds are predicted to reach 45 mph.
While area meteorologists say the ground is too warm for accumulation, cold temperatures and rain may pose the perfect storm for the seasonâ€™s first snow.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For the past five years, Columbia City resident and Marathon store manager Dee Ellenberger has been putting her personable skills to good use, considering many of her customers to be like her family.
â€śMy customers are like family,â€ť said Ellenberger. â€śIâ€™ve laughed a lot with them, and Iâ€™ve cried a lot with them.â€ť
Ellenberger, 58, works at the Marathon located at Connexion Way and Armstrong Drive in Columbia City, clocking in early in the morning to prepare the store for business and working until the afternoon.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Since TROY Center became accredited in August, the school staff has continued to secure partnerships and work with studentsâ€™ goals, making the atmosphere a warm, caring environment.
â€śWeâ€™re just trying to do a lot more future thinking,â€ť said TROY Administrator Nicole Trier.
Trier said TROYâ€™s first intention is to partner with schools in the area before having students apply for vouchers.
â€śIf a student comes to us and they want to enroll, weâ€™re going to first see if the schools are willing to refer them,â€ť said Trier.
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.