June 16th, 2011
Adams County Prosecutor Chris Harvey has announced that the truck driver involved in a fatal accident at a highway improvement project in Decatur on April 13 this year has been arrested for causing death while operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in his blood.
The driver, Gary L. Biehl, 37, of Huntington, allowed a blood sample to be taken right after the tragedy. That sample, says Harvey, showed that marijuana was in Biehl's blood.
The 11th annual Motor Sports Festival, sponsored by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce and Mark's Heating and Air Conditioning of Decatur, will run from 4-9 p.m. on Friday in the downtown area, with motorcycles and antique tractors added this year.
Varied refreshments will be available, as well as door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.
Music will be provided by MillerTyme, a local disk jockey business. Also scheduled is a swap meet of motor sports-related items.
Bellmont junior third baseman Brian Hakes and junior centerfielder Gunnar Cale gained honor-mention on the All-NHC baseball team.
A 1-6 league record for Bellmont meant little conference recognition for the Braves.
Hillis M. Colchin, 91, of Decatur, passed away at 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on October 6, 1919, in Lake Township of Allen County to Louis A. and Gertrude M. (Van Meter) Wisel.
She married Mark D. Colchin Sr. on September 14, 1942; he passed away on July 27, 1982.
Andrew P. Brown was approved by the South Adams School Board Tuesday as the new Starfire head boys basketball coach.
Andy has been the varsity assistant coach at Columbus North High School the past five years, the past four years under coach Jason Speer (37-26). Columbus North went 13-8 and 15-6 the past two season.
The North Adams Community Schools' board of education approved the hiring of a varsity girls basketball coach, and accepted the resignation of its longtime girls tennis coach, during Tuesday evening's meeting.
Named as girls varsity basketball coach was Andy Heim, who will take over the reins of the program from Tory Fuelling, who had resigned. Named as assistant girls cage coach for next season was Lindy Fuelling.
Heim is also the boys head track coach at Bellmont.
Kyle Witter drove a fastball over the left fielder's head with two on in the top of the eighth inning, then he raced around the bases before McIntire could make a play at the plate as Erie Haven handed McIntire it's first loss in 11 Koufax games this summer, 9-6. Erie Haven improved to 8-0 with the victory.
The North Adams Community Schools' board of education approved a rash of personnel transactions Tuesday night, including the elimination of several federally-funded Even Start positions, accepting the resignation of a veteran girls tennis coach, and the filling the vacant varsity girls basketball coaching position.
It seems that Berne is another step closer to having a CVS pharmacy at the intersection of US 27 and State Route 218.
At a meeting of the South Adams Schools Board on Tuesday, board members accepted a $650,000 bid by GKB Enterprises for the former Berne elementary school property. GKB Enterprises, LLC is owned by Steven J. Kreigh and the estate of Ralph E. Biggs.
Many personnel positions were dealt with by the Adams Central Schools Board at its meeting on Tuesday night. Only board member Mike Brown was absent.
The board accepted the resignation of Kristin Sprunger as AC's assistant technology supervisor. She is leaving after five years to take a position with the Grant County Sheriff's Department at Marion.