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March 11th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City officials hope they have found the answer for parking in the downtown area â€” 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.
OSSIAN â€” Columbia City High Schoolâ€™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 Schoolâ€™s choir was on its way to compete at Northop High School when slick road conditions cause the schoolâ€™s equipment trailer and truck to slide off the road, destroying much of the groupâ€™s gear.
CCHS choirs decided to help AHS replace some the damaged items by holding a fundraiser and collecting donations.
Editorâ€™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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Claire Kauffman is a senior at Columbia City High School.
Q: What activities are you involved in at school or within the community?
COLUMBIA CITY - A semi trailer hauling diesel fuel hit a car and rolled over while traveling west on U.S. 30.
The accident occured at approximately 11:45 a.m. today (Saturday) at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Armstrong Rd.
No injuries have been reported and the accident is under investigation. A hazardous materials team is on the scene to contain the fuel leak.
A full report will be made in Monday's edition of The Post & Mail
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Recycling is good for the planet, but it is also good for the economy.
When the Whitley County Solid Waste Management District was in search of a new contract for recycling collection, Dwayne Knott, of Columbia City, saw it as an opportunity to build a business.
â€śAt the time, research showed cardboard was bringing in $110,000,â€ť Knott said. â€śI saw that as a business opportunity.â€ť
Knott formed Whitley Environmental and brought on his long-time friend, Steve Smith, of South Whitley, as a partner.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” More now than ever, mental health is a focus in society.
When crimes are committed, some people wonder if the person who perpetrated the crime is actually mentally ill. If so, is a jail or prison the best place for them?
Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges said he is seeing more inmates with mental health problems than ever before.
â€śWe are finding, at least from our standpoint, what appears to be more and more mental health issues,â€ť he said, referring to the inmate population at the Whitley County Jail.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Amendments to Columbia Cityâ€™s sign ordinance continue to be a topic of discussion for the Columbia City Plan Commission.
Part of the sign ordinance being examined is related to electronic messaging centers.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ Board of School Trustees heard reports about textbook adoption at Mondayâ€™s work session.
For the elementary level, reading/language arts were the subject of the new book.
The book chosen was Journeys, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Advantages for this textbook include its excellence in a 90-minute reading block and the high portion of non-fiction reading.
The committee was chaired by Laura McDermott, principal at Coesse Elementary School.
The student rental price for this book will be $33.51.
An early morning blaze left a house on Hartman Road charred. Firemen from multiple departments responded to the fire at approximately 2 a.m Friday. Firefighters say the home was not occupied at the time of the fire.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Fort Wayne District of the Indiana State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Whitley County during the late evening hours Friday and continuing into the early morning hours of Saturday.
In an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related automobile crashes, the sobriety checkpoint will target the impaired driver and will be utilized in an area identified as having a high number of alcohol related crashes.