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October 24th, 2011
CLEARWATER, Fla. – The rights of an inmate convicted of killing a Willshire, Ohio, family in 1989 were violated at his trial and a new jury should be seated to decide whether he should live or die, an attorney argued in an appeals hearing Friday.
Oba Chandler, 65, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Nov. 15. He listened by phone from his cell on death row and said little as his attorney, Baya Harrison III, mounted what he said would be one of the final attempts to spare his client’s life.
The Adams Central High School marching band turned in its best performance of the year at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Semi-State competition at Frankllin High School. on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to propel the Squadron of Sound into this week's State Finals.
Norwell, Bluffton and Woodlan bands were among the state qualifiers, the former in Class C and the latter two in Class D. The AC band competed in Class D.
The first of several proposed construction plans within the East Allen County Schools District, involving Woodlan Junior-Senior High School, will move ahead after a vote by the school board this week.
At a cost of almost $11 million, the Woodlan plan is large enough to be subject to a remonstrance by the taxpayers and voters in the East Allen district. The deadline to file a remonstrance is next Monday, October 24.
Paul E. Whitesell, superintendent of the Indiana State Police, has announced the re-assignment of a trooper from the Fort Wayne post to the rank of detective.
Trooper Bobby D. Jackson, 38, has been re-assigned to detective and transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division, where he will assume investigative duties in Adams and Jay Counties.
A $1,000 reward is being offered by three Berne businesses for information about burglaries which occurred at their businesses overnight Monday.
The firms are State Farm Insurance, Sport Form, and Bixler Insurance.
Small amounts of money were taken from the State Farm and Sport Form sites and there was an unsuccessful attempt to enter a safe at the Bixler site, but nothing was stolen.
The Adams Central High School band band is now one of the top 20 Class D bands in the state, having received a “Gold” rating and placing in the top 10 bands (out of 18) in last weekend’s Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Class D Regional competition.
The stakes are even higher this Saturday during the Semi-State contest at Franklin Community High School, near Greenwood.
A two-car crash injured one person at 2:03 p.m. Wednesday on US 27 at County Rd. 900 North.
Tamara L. Torson, 50, rural Decatur, was driving a car on 900 North when she hit a car driven by Breona R. Sinn, 22, rural Berne.
Torson suffered a chest bruise and was treated at Adams Memorial Hospital, then released.
Combined damages were estimated by an investigating deputy sheriff at $10,000 to $25,000.
Two-plus inches of rain and it just keeps on coming.
Officials at the Decatur weather station said this morning that 2.2 inches of rain fell here in a 24-hour period up to 7 a.m. today. That caused a dramatic rise in the St. Marys River of nearly nine feet, from 2.6 feet to 11. feet at 7 a.m. today.
Meanwhile, rain was continuing to fall well beyond 7 a.m., and the National Weather Service said more was expected here today.
The annual Veterans' Day ceremony sponsored by the History Club at Adams Central High School will be held on Friday, November 11, starting at 1:30 p.m. in AC's main gym.
The event is open to all area United States military veterans and their families, as well as the public.
November 11 is Veterans' Day and the program will honor all past and present U.S. veterans, with a reception afterward sponsored by AC's chapters of the National Honor Society and the Sunshine Society.
With the date for Prime Inc. to move into its brand-new location in the city's Industrial Park III just around the proverbial corner, Decatur City Council on Tuesday night authorized work to be concluded on improvements to County Road 450 as well as adding and changing lane markings there.
The Prime site is located west of All American Homes and northwest of Walmart.