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October 27th, 2011

GM to invest $275M in Indiana truck plant

October 27, 2011

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it will invest about $275 million at its Ft. Wayne pickup truck plant.
    The money will prepare the plant to build the next generation of Chevrolet and GMC full-sized pickups.
    GM says the investment will add or keep 150 jobs, but a spokeswoman says she doesn’t know how many new jobs will be created.
    The Ft. Wayne plant now has 3,400 employees who work three shifts per day building the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups.

Norwell student faces 2 charges

October 27, 2011

    Norwell High School senior Jonathan Stickney remained in the Wells County Jail on Tuesday under a $11,000 bond after making an initial appearance in
Wells Circuit  Court on Monday.
    Stickney is facing two Class D felony charges: Intimidating a school employee and resisting arrest.
    He has been ordered to avoid contact with the Norwell High School principal, Scott Mills, and to avoid the Northern Wells Community Schools.

October 26th

Big costs slip hospital into the red last month

October 26, 2011

    Several large items in the Adams Health Network's schedule of claims caused the organization to go slightly in the red for the past month.
    At their monthly board meeting, AHN trustees were told Tuesday night by Chief Financial Officer Dane Wheeler that among extra costs were a one-time reimbursement to Medicare, a large payment to the Witwer Construction Company (for building activity within the organization) and the fact that the way September's calendar fell resulted in three payrolls for employees instead of the usual two.

Physician/surgeon coming

October 26, 2011

    Dr. Tony Nigliazzo will become the newest physician on the staff of Adams Health Network, starting in July, AHN President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Nordwick announced.
    Nigliazzo, 37, is a general surgeon who is in the final stages of his residency in general surgery at the Michigan State University School of Medicine.

Chandler bid denied

October 26, 2011

    Oba Chandler, the man convicted of killing a Willshire woman and her two daughters in 1989, is still scheduled to die by lethal injection in Florida on November 15.
    In an 11-page ruling on Monday, Pinellas-Pasco Judge Phillip J. Federico denied Chandler's request for a new trial, after hearing the case just last Friday.

    The 65-year-old Chandler listened by phone from his cell on death row as his attorney, Baya Harrison III, presented his case in the Clearwater court.

October 25th

Confusion reigns, but Berne in compliance

October 25, 2011

    Berne City Council members took steps on Monday evening to be in compliance with a new state law.
    Even if they weren't sure exactly what the law requires. Or what it means? Or why it's necessary. Or how it's going to affect the city going forward.

Early voting set to begin next Monday

October 25, 2011

    Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart has announced that early voting for the November 8 election will run from Monday, October 31, to Saturday, November 5, and on Monday, November 7, in the first floor hallway of the Adams County Courthouse in downtown Decatur.
    Voting times will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from October 31 through Friday, November 4; and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 5, and Monday, November 7.

Norwell senior jailed after alleged threat

October 25, 2011

    A rural Craigville youth who is a senior at Norwell High School was jailed last Friday as the result of alleged incidents at Norwell the day before. The incidents included a police chase that attained speeds of over 100 mph in Wells County and ended with a taser device being used on the suspect.
    Jonathon Stickney, 18, was lodged in the Wells County Jail under $11,000 bond on charges of intimidation, resisting law enforcement, and operating a vehicle recklessly.

October 24th

Campaign seeks funds to preserve city depot

October 24, 2011

    "Save the Seventh St. Train Depot."
    A fund using that title has been created by the Adams County Community Foundation (ACCF) to save the former Pennsylvania Railroad depot between Seventh and Eight Sts., near Monroe and Madison Sts. The goal is to raise $35,000 as quickly as possible, officials said.
    The city-owned depot is situated beside the Chicago, Fort Wayne, and Eastern Railroad tracks.

Chandler’s attorney seeking new trial

October 24, 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.

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