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Area police and firemen have been dispatched to U.S. 30 for a reported school bus on fire.
According to scanner traffic, the bus is believed to be empty.
UPDATE: Upon arrival by first responders, the bus is empty and according to police scanner traffic, the bus is having mechanical issues. No injuries have been reported.
A 59-year-old Amish man from northern Indiana was killed when the horse-drawn buggy he was driving across an intersection was struck by a sport utility vehicle.
The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department says Marion Yoder of Goshen was killed in the collision about 2.5 miles southeast of Goshen about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. Yoder, his 53-year-old wife and 8-year-old grandson were thrown from the buggy. The sheriff's department says Yoder went under the SUV.
Edith Yoder and Caleb Yoder were listed in fair condition Wednesday at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The 2012 salary for elected officials â€“ specifically a raise in the mayorâ€™s pay â€“ dominated Tuesday night's regular meeting of the Columbia City Common Council.
Mayor James Fleck advocated a change to the salary at the previous meeting, which he hopes will put the position of mayor on the same pay-grade as that of department heads.
The original alteration called for over $7,228 to be added to the mayorâ€™s salary, raising the annual salary from $54,132 currently to $61,360.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Iotron Industries USA recently installed its 2.5 ton electron-beam linear accelerator at the companyâ€™s new $15 million facility in Columbia City, according to Tino Pereira, president and CEO of Iotron. The Canadian company decided to locate its new 54,000-square-foot e-beam sterilization and materials modification operation in Northeast Indiana in 2010 following an extensive 16-month search, according to company officials.
FORT WAYNE â€“ Five Indiana State Troopers recently observed a milestone in their respective careers as a result of achievement, service and dedication to the Indiana State Police Department and to the citizens of the State of Indiana.
According to Lieutenant Tony Casto, Fort Wayne District commander, the following Troopers have completed 20 years of service to the Indiana State Police.
ALBION â€“ A Kimmel man who admitted digging up a grave on a dare has been sentenced to one year in jail.
Nineteen-year-old Andrew Todd Huntsman, of Kimmell, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to cemetery mischief. His attorney had asked a Noble County judge to sentence Huntsman to probation and counseling.
Huntsman told the court that overnight on July 31-Aug. 1 he and 19-year-old Roberto Steven Avila, of Ligonier, dug up a grave at Sparta Cemetery containing the casket of a young man who had been dead about 18 months.
Dispatcher: â€ś911, whatâ€™s your emergency?â€ť
Caller: â€ś(Screams) My 3-year-old child just stopped breathing.â€ť
Dispatcher one: â€śWhat is your location? ....can you feel a pulse?â€ś
Dispatcher two: â€ś911, whatâ€™s your emergency?â€ť
Caller two: â€śI just saw a car flip across U.S. 30, there are people lying on the ground. Theyâ€™re not moving.â€ť
Dispatcher two: â€śWhat is your location? How many people...â€ť
Dispatcher two: â€ś911 whatâ€™s your emergency?â€ť
Caller three: â€śMy house. Itâ€™s burning down and my kids are trapped inside.â€ť
A â€śFor Saleâ€ť sign is expected to be placed soon in front of the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce in Columbia City on Line Street. At its most recent board meeting, the board of directors unanimously agreed to sell the large historic building that houses the chamber offices. If the building sells, the chamber announced it would take advantage of one of several opportunities for smaller office space.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” According to Dan Sigler, county attorney, there has been no contact from the Parkview legal department regarding the new Emergency Medical Services contract.
Sigler sent a final contract to Parkview for review last month.
â€śThey have it all,â€ť said Commissioner Tom Rethlake. â€śWeâ€™re looking at the end of this month, being without a contract if they (Parkview) donâ€™t get on it.â€ť
Sigler said the contract was in order with all of the previous discussions and all he could foresee would be some minor tweaking of the language.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated Schools has an alternative method of teaching â€“ should it be necessary for students.
Itâ€™s known as the TROY (Teaching and Reaching Our Youth) Center, located in the former Etna-Troy school facility, 4905 N -550 W, rural Columbia City.
A student attending the center has to be referred from his or her attending school. The program is different for every individual; it can be to graduate, to continue education or to simply provide an environment to work on assignments, depending on the situation.