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November 14th, 2012

No AC decision on custodial cuts -- Pettibone: ‘Can’t keep going on as always have’

November 14, 2012

    Adams Central staff received a reprieve Tuesday evening, at least temporarily, from a proposal that called for a reduction in general leave days for all employees and for custodians to be dropped as 12-month employees.
    Tuesday's Board of Education meeting drew a large crowd as several AC staff members waited to hear Superintendent Mike Pettibone's proposal for cutting costs at the school.

SA board eyes upcoming vacancy

November 14, 2012

    Because South Adams School Board Member Tony Mellencamp was recently elected to fill an at-large seat on the Adams County Council, board members are preparing for a vacancy.

November 13th

Razing start set for night

November 13, 2012

    Actual demolition of the former Dwayne's Sweeper Shop/Holthouse Drug Co. building in downtown Decatur is expected to begin late Wednesday afternoon and continue during a couple of nighttimes.
    Decatur Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert said late Monday morning that Fleming Excavating will work Wednesday and Thursday night in bringing down the upper portions of the building.

Take time to help a veteran

November 13, 2012

    The annual Veteran's Day service was held Monday morning at the American Legion Post 43 in Decatur, with several local veterans and their families in attendance.
    The service opened with the American Legion Color Guard presenting the flags, followed by Ryan Hirschy singing the National Anthem.
    Former Judge James Heimann was the featured speaker during the indoor portion of the event and he told of the hardships that many veterans face, both while serving their country and upon returning home.

City merchants’ open house this weekend

November 13, 2012

    The Decatur Small Business Association’s (SBA) fifth annual Christmas Open House will be held this Friday and Saturday — downtown and around town, SBA officials said
    Over 20 businesses will be participating.
    "Begin your Christmas shopping and check out the great holiday decorating ideas plus specials, entertainment, prizes, demonstrations and refreshments which will be abundant throughout the two-day event," the SBA said in a news release.

November 12th

Author has high praise for Decatur

November 12, 2012

    David A. Theobald, author of the book "Cornjerkers," was born in Decatur and lived here until 1961, when his family moved to California. Although the family never moved back, Theobald says Decatur remains an integral part of his memory and in his heart.

Guided tour of sculptures in city is being prepared

November 12, 2012

    The North Adams Art Council (NAAC) hs announced that artists from the Old 27 art group have been working on "The Little City With the Big H'art," a guided tour of the Sculpture Walk in Decatur.
    Artists have compiled biographies of their lives and work, including human interest aspects of their work, which will also be included in the tour, according to a news release.
    A representative of the NAAC said they "hope to have the tour ready by the Christmas Open House held downtown."

Fund honors memory of Heritage student

November 12, 2012

    The Adams County Community Foundation (ACCF) has announced one of the newest funds at the foundation, the Chelsea Kay Hart Memorial Scholarship Fund.
    Chelsea passed away on April 8, 2010, from injuries sustained two days earlier in an ATV accident.
    The ATV accident involved three people, with two sustaining minor injuries. Chelsea was rushed to the hospital where her parents, Bill and Karen, along with her brothers, Jon and Ben, waited for updates on her condition, according to the release. 

November 9th

Major traffic changes set downtown -- Building demolition will start on Monday

November 9, 2012

    Some major changes in traffic patterns will be seen in downtown Decatur starting Monday, as Fleming Excavating begins the task of demolishing the former Dwayne's Sweeper Shop/Holthouse Drug Co. building.
    Traffic will not be allowed in the half block of Second St. from Monroe St. south to the first alley, and the half block of Second St. from Monroe St. north to the first alley.
    That, of course, means that traffic traveling on Monroe St. will not be able to turn onto Second St.

Police seeking suspect in death at Rockford, Ohio

November 9, 2012

    Mercer County, Ohio, Sheriff Jeff Grey scheduled a news conference this morning in Celina to update information on a homicide in Rockford, Ohio, some 25 miles southeast of Decatur.
    Just before 11 a.m. Thursday, the Rockford Police Department was called to a home at 509 W. North St. in Rockford. Police Chief Paul May found the body of Melinda Shinn, 26.
    It was apparent that the woman had been shot, reports said. Her son, 9, reportedly called police.

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