November 19th, 2013
The Phase III expansion of the Decatur Industrial Park has received an exclusive endorsement to help promote the benefits of locating in the park, Adams County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Larry Macklin informed county commissioners Monday afternoon at their regular weekly meeting.
During an October meeting of public officials scheduled by Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg to discuss jail overcrowding issues, Commission Chairman Doug Bauman and Councilors Eric Orr and Stan Stoppenhagen discussed possible options which might be available in addressing the recently escalating problem.
KINGSLAND— Bishop Dwenger outscored Columbia City 267-262 in the quest for first place at the Norwell Invitational Saturday kicking off the swimming season for the girls in Adams County.
Bellmont finished fourth with 215 behind third place Oak Hill (225), while Norwell finished fifth at 185, Bluffton was sixth at 131, and the Lady Jets were last with just 17 points.
Adams County and most of the immediate surrounding area was spared the wrath of severe weather which passed through much of the Midwest on Sunday.
There were no reports of injury or serious damage in the county, with law enforcement officials reporting minor instances of downed limbs and blowing debris.
The severe weather siren went off in Decatur at 4:39 p.m., but stopped a few minutes later.
It was a windy but otherwise pleasant Saturday afternoon on Nov. 9 — ideal for the beginning of work for a new sports venue in Decatur, but downright lousy for the actual sport itself.
BERNE— The Lady Starfires started out their 2013-14 basketball campaign Saturday night at home against the Blackford Bruins coming away with an exciting overtime win, 54-47.
A night after the Berne boys lost the regional title at home, the Lady Stars treated the South Adams faithful with a gem of a contest that saw SA take an 11-5 lead after one quarter.
BERNE— The magic run for the Starfires fell flat on Friday night as Tri-Central came to town and handed the Berne boys a 28-7 loss at home to end their season at the regional championship.
South Adams (5-8) had been living on the edge for the past two weeks with a win in the sectional semi-final game against county-rival Adams Central 14-13, followed by another thriller on the road at Southwood earning the title with a 40-39 overtime win.
The primary suspect in a Van Wert, Ohio double shooting has been arrested and is charged with murder, according to a spokesman for the Van Wert Police Department.
Shortly after 10 a.m. Friday Van Wert Police Lt. Douglas Weigle confirmed Tamara K. Menke, 47, Van Wert, was apprehended after an exhaustive search. Police received a 911 call around 6 p.m. Thursday with reports of a shooting, according to Weigle. Upon arrival police discovered two persons had been shot and Menke, who was identified as the primary suspect, was on the loose.
Van Wert (Ohio) Police have released a photo of Tamara K. Menke, 47, who is wanted in connection with an overnight shooting that left one dead and another seriously injured.
Menke is considered armed and dangerous, according to police. Menke is described as a white, 5 feet, 6 inches tall female weighing 150 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes and was last seen wearing camouflage clothing.