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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a legal victory for victims’ families, Ohio’s highest court ruled Tuesday that a university’s insurance coverage extended to a charter bus that crashed in 2007, killing five student baseball players and two others.
After five years of meticulous planning and aggressive fund-raising, spearheaded by the Berne Community Development Corporation, the Muensterberg Plaza clock tower in Berne became a reality in 2010, making it the No. 8 story of the year as chosen by employees of the Decatur Daily Democrat.
Ground was ceremoniously broken in mid-March and work on the 160-foot clock tower, funded exclusively by private donations, began almost immediately.
Mirroring the national trend, the Republican Party in Adams County swept all countywide contested races in the Nov. 2 general election. The GOP landslide was ranked as the No. 7 story of the year in voting by employees of the Decatur Daily Democrat.
Republican candidates posted upset victories over three sitting Democrats, held onto two other contested seats, and filled a pending vacancy in the county sheriff’s office.
It's that time of year again: for appointments by the Adams County Commissioners.
At Monday's meeting, the three elected executives voted unanimously to rename 23 people to local positions and to name two new people to other posts.
Both new appointees, Max Beer and Rex King, were named to the Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals.
The approval of a $10 million construction and renovation project — and a change in educational philosophy — at Adams Central School was ranked as the No. 6 story in Adams County during 2010 in balloting by employees of the Decatur Daily Democrat.
After a dozen years as Berne's fire chief, Art Nussbaum is stepping down.
After 11 years as a Berne firefighter, William "Bill" Grimm is stepping ... up as the new chief.
Berne Mayor John Minch has appointed Grimm to replace Nussbaum after Nussbaum chose to give up the job. Nussbaum will, however, stay on as a firefighter, having compiled more than 25 years on the department.
In dominating fashion, Craig Krull’s 2010 Bellmont girls volleyball team steamrolled through the class 3A playoffs, going 18-1 in total games, to claim the school’s second state volleyball championship in four years.
The championship effort was voted as the Democrat’s No. 3 news story of 2010.
The Adams County Health Department has announced that teams from the immunization program of the Indiana Department of Health will be at the health office in Room 320 of the Adams County Service Complex in Decatur next Tuesday to give required vaccine shots to students who will be in the sixth grade in the 2011-12 school year.
The vaccines will be given free of charge from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Decatur City Council said goodby to 2010 Tuesday night with some moves which will get 2011 off to a good start.
The actions involved New Prime, a division of Prime, Inc, of Springfield, Missouri, which will construct a new building in Industrial Park III as it enters into an agreement with Bunge North America to provide transportation and logistic services, mainly truck trailer washing.
Jay Gould, who has spent some 45 years working with local farmers, will be stepping down as executive director of the Farm Services Agency (FSA) office in Decatur after December 30. He was given a big sendoff during a five-hour open house in the FSA office on Tuesday.
Large numbers of visitors stopped in to congratulate and to thank him, plenty of refreshments were available, and lots of old photographs and other memorabilia from more than four decades of public service were on display.