Archive - May 25, 2011 - News Article
A rural Decatur man convicted last year of multiple counts of cruelty to horses he owned and of failing to properly dispose of a dead horse was given 543 days in prison and 363 days in jail on Tuesday for violating probation.
Richard A. "Rick" Hill, 60, was sentenced by Adams Superior Court Judge Patrick R. Miller for disobeying judicial orders to have no contact with or possession of any "vertebrate animals."
More than 20 people from businesses, governments, etc. in Adams County attended a presentation held Tuesday in Decatur about foreign trade zones (FTZs).
The presenter was Ola DeGabriele, international trade manager for the City of Fort Wayne. The event was held in a meeting room at Adams Memorial Hospital and was set up by the Adams County Economic Development Corp.
Adams County escaped damage from thunderstorms and tornadoes on Monday evening, but Van Wert County, just across the border in Ohio, was again hammered by a twister that reportedly left a 3.5-mile-long trail of destruction in the Ohio City area (see below).
One funnel cloud was reported by a stormspotter near Decatur shortly before 6 p.m., causing the several warning sirens in the city to be switched on, but there was no touchdown here, officials said.
The Adams County Commissioners plan to open bids at their June 27 meeting for the full-scale restoration of the covered bridge near Ceylon.
At Monday's session of the commissioners, Dave Milligan of Portland, who is overseeing the grant process to finance the project, reported that the plans and designs for renovating the wooden bridge built in the 1870s are 90 percent complete.