Archive - Oct 2012 - News Article
Eighteen candidates seeking 10 county and political offices participated Thursday evening in a Candidates' Night event hosted by the Decatur Rotary Club. The event, which allowed each of the candidates four minutes to talk about themselves and their candidacies, was broadcast live countywide over WZBD radio.
Speaking during the event were countywide candidates for coroner, recorder, auditor, treasurer, circuit court judge, two seats on the board of county commissioners and three at-large seats on the Adams County Council.
The Decatur Walmart store recently donated several $50 gift cards to teachers at Northwest Elementary School to help provide much-needed classroom supplies that teachers often pay for out of their own pocket.
Decatur Walmart Manager Greg Farmer said the company started the program four years ago after seeing teachers buying classroom supplies for students with their own money due to budget constraints in the school systems.
Greyson P. Reed, 7, Madison St., is in critical condition in the pediatric ICU unit at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne this afternoon after having struck by a pickup truck on 13th St. around 7:15 a.m. today.
Police said the driver of the pickup, Josh Butler, did not appear to be speeding and has not been charged.
It was still dark at the time of the accident, which occurred near the Madison St. intersection.
"We are swimming over here," Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart said at 1 p.m. Wednesday, a little over halfway through the second day of early voting in Adams County.
The voting began at 8 a.m. on Tuesday and when it had concluded seven hours later, 103 people had cast ballots.
By 1 p.m. Wednesday, 50 more people had voted in the clerk's office in the county courthouse.
Tuesday also was the last day to register to in the upcoming presidential election.
Preble Assistant Fire Chief Mike Werling said Wednesday that upon arriving at Tuesday night's fire that destroyed a barn on the Richard Loshe property off Winchester Rd. at CR 900N, fire was blazing through the roof of the structure.
The barn was filled with building materials and firewood, and some rabbits also were lost. Loshe raises rabbits.
Officials at the three Adams County school districts, with some assistance from the private sector, have successfully stretched a four-year federal Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant into its fifth year. But by June of 2013 those federal funds will have dried up, leaving local school administrators with some difficult decisions about which programs will continue, and how to pay for those services.
The escalating cost to renovate the Adams County courthouse is showing no sign of coming to an end soon.
Dave Meyer of the county's building maintenance department met with the Adams County Council Tuesday to discuss yet another snag discovered by contractors as they continue with the final phase of the courthouse project.
Morning and afternoon traffic flows at Bellmont High School will be altered later this month in an attempt to reduce vehicular and pedestrian congestion immediately south of the high school entrance.
North Adams Community Schools' business manager Larry Carty announced the pending changes during Tuesday night's regular school board meeting. He said the changes, which are also intended to accommodate school buses as they leave the Bellmont campus, will be implemented during this year's fall break on October 29.
Grayson Hogg, a junior at South Adams High School, presented to school board members on Tuesday an idea he had for a school project.
By MARK SCOLFORO
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison — effectively a life sentence — in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno’s downfall.
A defiant Sandusky gave a rambling statement in which he denied the allegations and talked about his life in prison and the pain of being away from his family.