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September 15th, 2011
Adams Memorial Hospital's radiology department has completed the process for obtaining a three-year accreditation in nuclear medicine from the American College of Radiology (ACR).
A hospital news release said this is the first time the hospital has received accreditation for nuclear medicine, which is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material administered to patients to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases, including cancer and heart disease.
RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — An eastern Indiana judge has ruled that unopposed candidates can appear on a city’s election ballot despite a new state law omitting them from it.
A Wayne County judge granted an injunction Monday in a lawsuit filed by both major political parties, two unopposed candidates for Richmond elected offices and two voters, The Palladium-Item reported.
North Adams Board of Education Attorney Scott Ainsworth told board members at a meeting on Tuesday that he received a history lesson after researching a letter he recently received from the Indiana Department of Education. The education department is in the process of reviewing a petition filed by a group of local residents that would change the method of seating North Adams school board members from the current appointment process to a seven-member elected board.
A 17-year-old Decatur boy who pleaded guilty on September 2 to two counts of child molesting received a pair of concurrent 14-year prison sentences on Tuesday from Adams Circuit Court Judge Frederick A. Schurger.
Patrick M. Scott, who admitted engaging in sexual intercourse early this year with two 12-year-old girls, was handed the sentence. Two other molesting charges, one each involving the same girls, were dismissed.
Longtime Adams Health Network surgeon and general practitioner physician H. S. Lee is currently recovering at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne after suffering an acute medical problem at his residence last week.
On Monday, Dr. Lee was listed in fair condition at Parkview, where he has continued to improve daily. The hospital has indicated that while cards and letters for him are welcome, visitors will be restricted to his immediate family.
An unknown amount of drugs was stolen from the Walgreen store at 13th and Monroe Sts. early today.
Decatur police said a break-in occurred at 2:28 a.m. when someone pried open a front door, took the drugs, then fled the scene.
Officers from the city and the Adams County Sheriff's Department arrived at the store less than three minutes after the alarm sounded, but found no one there, according to the city department.
An organization created last year to advocate for and strongly support business and employment development and growth in this part of the state was profiled by its executive director, Matt Bell of Avilla, at a meeting in Decatur on Monday,
Bell, who guides the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana (RCNI), addressed some 30 people at a luncheon gathering at Woodcrest Retirement Community. He is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who left office to take the RCNI position.
Adams County health officials have released information as they seek to make the public aware of sewage-disposal issues in the county.
Ernest R. "Dick" Tope, a former Decatur resident serving a life sentence for the 1974 murder of a Van Wert County, Ohio, teenager, has died in prison.
Tope, 58, died of lung cancer last week in Pendleton Correctional Facility in central Indiana, according to a report in Thursday's Van Wert Times-Bulletin.
(Editor's Note: Luke Gross, a Bellmont High School graduate, is a Decatur native, the son of Paul and Kathy Gross of this city.)
NEW PLYMOUTH, New Zealand (AP) — Loosehead prop Mike MacDonald will set the U.S. record for most test caps after he was named Friday in the lineup to face Ireland in the Rugby World Cup.