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November 16th, 2011
Decatur firefighters, who spent nearly 10 hours assisting with a firefight at Bluffton on Monday, were back at it again this morning.
This time, city firefighters went east to assist the Willshire (Ohio) Fire Department with a fire at the Farmers Grain on US 33 at the northen edge of the village.
Fire was reported in a corn bin at the rear of the complex.
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A man who was convicted of the 1989 killings of an Ohio woman and her two teenage daughters in Florida as they returned from a dream vacation to Disney World was executed Tuesday.
Oba Chandler, 65, was given a lethal injection and pronounced dead at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday at the Florida State Prison, Gov. Rick Scott’s office said. The execution began at 4:08 p.m. and concluded without any problems.
A major fire in downtown Bluffton on Monday delayed the sentencing of Tyler White, convicted last month by a Wells Circuit Court jury of killing his estranged wife, Amy, a former South Adams High School student, athlete and coach.
It was not clear today when the sentencing will be completed.
According to reports, the proceedings were only about halfway finished when the courthouse was evacuated due to the nearby fire.
Solid waste officials in Adams County are taking a proactive approach to potential changes in state laws and guidelines governing trash collection and disposal, trying to head off what they believe to be unnecessary and cumbersome regulations before they become law.
A powerful thunderstorm which ripped through Decatur shortly before 5 p.m. on Monday dropped 1.34 inches of rain on the city.
Weather station officials reported this morning the rainfall boosted the St. Marys River almost nine feet, from 3.5 feet at 7 a.m. on Monday to 12.3 feet at the same time today.
Some broken poles and minor damages were reported in the area.
"We nailed it!"
"The stars aligned and it was not by accident."
Those comments, first by Adams Central school board member Steve Maller, then by AC Superintendent Mike Pettibone, were typical of the commendations at Sunday's dedication and open house at the $10 million addition to and renovation of the AC building in Monroe.
Although military service to the nation is the central honor commemorated on Veterans' Day, the guest speaker at Adams Central's annual observance on Friday spoke to students about engaging in any type of public service as a higher calling of citizenship.
Retired U.S. Navy lieutenant-commander Cameron Collier of Decatur, a graduate of AC and the naval academy, told a large audience, primarily students, "What makes one able to say he or she lived a life full of pride and satisfaction? Being able to say, 'I served.'
Just a few weeks ago, Bellmont Student Council hosted its secnd annual charity event called Coats Because We Care during the Bellmont versus Dekalb football game.
A different type of football huddle was seen at Adams Central's Regional pep rally on Thursday night.
Superintendent Mike Pettibone, half-bald, but all-AC, told the crowd that when the Flying Jets were in the midst of a five-game losing streak, he promised to let the team members write their names on his head if they won a Sectional.
Last night, Pettibone made good on his pledge and sat while the boys gathered around and wrote away.
The Jets play at Sheridan tonight.
Decatur Street Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert said this morning that the latest reconstruction of the railroad crossing on S. 13th St. will be done today and the five-lane highway should be reopened to traffic between noon and 4 p.m.
Thirteenth St. is the right-of-way of two US highways, 27 and 33.