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April 1st, 2013
Unemployment in Adams County dipped slightly to 8.5 percent during February, according to figures released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
The county posted an 8.8 percent jobless rate in January when those figures were released just 10 days ago. One year ago, in February of 2012, the county's unemployment rate was at 8.3 percent.
Friday's report showed that 1,218 members of the county's workforce of 14,383 remained without work during the year's second month.
Adams County Auditor Mary Beery has announced that property tax bills are expected to be mailed by the end of April, following the Indiana Department of Local Gover-nment Finance’s certification of the county’s 2013 budget order and tax rates.
The budget certification puts the county in a position to have property taxes due on May 10.
A financial statement released Wednesday night at the monthly meeting of the Adams Health Network's (AHN) Board of Trustee showed that despite a reduced revenue figure in February, Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) officials still fashioned a positive bottom line to date this year, to the tune of $579,365.
A Decatur man whom local authorities recently announced was a fugitive and sought public help in locating has been captured and is in the Adams County Jail.
Jason R. Mathews, 29, N. Fourth Street, was caught after a foot chase on Wednesday and jailed on two counts of contempt of Adams Superior Court. He was initially held without bond.
Mathews was wanted on two Adams County warrants for domestic battery and strangulation. He also has now been charged with invasion of privacy.
Ron Storey, publisher of the Decatur Daily Democrat, has announced the arrival and sale of our newest book, “The Postcard Book,” a 96-page book featuring historic postcards from Adams County.
The book was complied and designed for the Democrat by Max Miller of Decatur from a collection of over 175 postcards — all about Adams County — from the very early 1900s through today.
Several major changes in nursing personnel were announced Wednesday night at the monthly Board of Trustees meeting of the Adams Health Network (AHN).
Hospital Director of Nursing Jo McIntire told the board the meeting would be the last one she attended in an official capacity as she plans to retire effective April 12.
Three new directors of nurses (DON) were announced at the Adams Health Network (AHN) board meeting Wednesday night, two involving AHN-owned nursing homes, and the other, a replacement for retiring Jo McIntire.
Michelle Gough, a registered nurse who most recently worked at Parkview-Whitley Hospital in Columbia City, has been selected as McIntire's successor and will be on the job this coming Monday as work works with McIntire to learn the ropes at AMH.
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced in Celina, Ohio, on Wednesday that two arrests have been made in the November 2011 murders of Robert and Colleen Grube, who were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds in their rural Fort Recovery, Ohio, home.
The sheriff said Bryant Rhoades, 22, of Union City, Ohio, was arrested at his residence just outside of Greenville, Ohio. He is currently charged with one count of obstructing justice, a felony of the third degree.
Berne City Council on Monday evening got a strong economic forecast from one of its larger employers, the second consecutive meeting at which a local factory announced strong sales and a promising future.
John Johnson, financial officer with Key Fasteners Corp., was the latest to pass along a promising forecast as he appeared before the council on Monday as part of the annual renewal process for an existing tax abatement agreement between the city and the company.
City offices in Decatur and Berne will be closed Friday, which is Good Friday, but trash collections will be made in both communities.
The Adams County Service Complex also will be closed on Friday.
According to a Berne spokesperson, when city offices are closed, residents may report a water leak or other non-threatening emergencies to Berne police: 589-2169. If there is no answer, callers should dial 911 and inform the dispatcher the call is not an and ask for an officer to check the situation.