October 26th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â A Columbia City man, who was arrested back in April for allegedly leaving the scene of his girlfriendâs 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 cityâs 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.
âOur comprehensive plan is a bit outdated,â said Mayor Daniel. âFur-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
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 tonightâs sectional football game between âBusco 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 âÂ 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.
Local football teams are prepping for the second round of sectional play this week. Columbia City is looking to break the cycle against Bishop Dwenger, which has beaten the Eagles in sectionals for the last six years in a row. Whitko faces the No. 1 team in Class 3A in the state, Jimtown, and Churubusco travels to 8-2 Elwood.
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.
âChristmas lights are one way in which we can continue to be open and inviting during the holiday season,â said Mayor Ryan Daniel. âI think itâs great for community development.â
According to Mayor Daniel, the Christmas light committee consists of himself, Columbia City Councilwoman Nicole Penrod and Columbia City Electric Department Superintendent, Larry Whetstone.
COLUMBIA CITY â Updates are in store for Morsches Park as the Columbia City Park Board has announced several upcoming projects.
âI think people are going to see almost a reinvention of Morsches Park within a couple months time,â said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
According to Columbia City Park Director Mark Green, one of the projects includes the replacement of the parkâs main playground.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitley Countyâs Chamber of Commerce held its annual gala to recognize local businesses and business persons at Brownstone on State in South Whitley Tuesday night.
Doug Brown, the chamberâs recently-hired executive director, served as master of ceremonies and expressed his gratitude to colleagues and chamber members alike as he talked briefly about the organizationâs many changes and transitions over the past year.
âWeâre not anything without the members,â he told the crowd. âAnd, I wanted to say âthank you.â