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June 20th, 2012
The enthusiasm bubbled as Mayor John Schultz and Adams County Economic Development Director Larry Macklin discussed at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting their trip to China last week.
Both men labeled the trip highly successful and at one point Macklin talked about "a definite lead towards cultivating a possible new business" in Decatur.
Despite what Fire Chief Les Marckel described as dry conditions as severe as he's ever seen, Decatur's Fourth of July fireworks celebration is still a "go" ... for now.
The fireworks are scheduled for two weeks from tonight and no one is ready to cancel yet.
"Let's hope for some rain between now and then," chief organizer Adam Eguia said at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
Decatur police today released the name of the individual involving in the stabbing incident early Sunday morning in the 200 block of N. 17th Street.
Police Chief Ken Ketzler said Shelby Affolder, 20, heard a knock on the front door of her apartment and went to answer it around 12:25 a.m. After opening it, a man appeared, stabbed Affolder in the abdomen with a knife and then fled.
Two area festivals have openings scheduled this week.
Hoagland Days kicks off Thursday and Willshire (Ohio) Days will begin Friday. Both are slated for three-day runs.
And in Decatur, the annual Relay for Life gets under way Saturday and continues into Sunday/.
Some summer activities may be taking a hit this year as there now is an open burning ban in Adams County until further notice.
The Adams County Commissioners passed a resolution Monday prohibiting open burning due to severe drought conditions.
Until further notice, the following types of burning are banned throughout the county:
• Campfires and other recreational fires, unless enclosed in a fire ring at least 23 inches across and 10 inches is deep
Zurcher’s Best-One in Monroe will hold its annual Customer Appreciation and American Red Cross Blood Drive event this Friday and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
"Celebrating this event each year gives Zurcher’s the opportunity to express our gratitude and thanks to the local community for their continued patronage throughout the year," a news release said.
Decatur police are continuing their investigation into an alleged stabbing that occurred early Sunday morning.
Police were dispatched to the 200 block of N. 17th Street at 12:25 a.m. Sunday in regards to a battery situation with a possible stabbing, according to a department spokesman.
Unemployment in Adams County climbed slightly during May to 7.3 percent — up from a four-year low of 7.0 percent one month earlier but still a half percent below readings from May of 2011.
After starting 2012 with a jobless rate of 8.5 percent, Adams County saw four consecutive months of decline in unemployment figures prior to the release of May's statistics.
Myra Moore, South Adams Schools' technology director, announced at this week's board of education meeting that the school plans to use a new notification system during the 2012-13 school year. The new system has more features and will cost three cents more per student than the previous system.
United Way of Adams County has announced that the third annual Stuff-a-Bus event will be held on Wednesday, June 20, with the local chapter once again collecting food and other supplies for community food banks.
There are still many families in Adams County who are in need of help and the area food banks are struggling to maintain supplies, according to a United Way representative.
Busses will be parked from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at four locations in Adams County: