October 26th, 2011
Oba Chandler, the man convicted of killing a Willshire woman and her two daughters in 1989, is still scheduled to die by lethal injection in Florida on November 15.
In an 11-page ruling on Monday, Pinellas-Pasco Judge Phillip J. Federico denied Chandler's request for a new trial, after hearing the case just last Friday.â€¨â€¨ The 65-year-old Chandler listened by phone from his cell on death row as his attorney, Baya Harrison III, presented his case in the Clearwater court.
Though a scrappy Bellmont squad fought to leads late in both the first and third games against No. 1 Yorktown Tuesday, the visitors prevailed in the 3A Volleyball Regional with a 3-0 sweep, knocking out the defending state champion Squaws 25-21, 25-11 and 26-24.
"You have to give credit to them, they came into a hostile environment they played as they were supposed to. That's why they're No. 1," stated Bellmont coach Craig Krull.
The Starfires of South Adams look to advance to the sectional finals for the first time since 2006 on Friday as they take on the Union City Indians on their home turf.
The records are the same; 9-1. The rankings are not. According to the coaches poll, South Adams is the fourth best team in 1A football this week, while Union City is perched just outside of the top ten. Both are coming off of great wins (SA over Monroe Central 46-0, Union City over Wes-Del 42-20).
Berne City Council members took steps on Monday evening to be in compliance with a new state law.
Even if they weren't sure exactly what the law requires. Or what it means? Or why it's necessary. Or how it's going to affect the city going forward.
Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart has announced that early voting for the November 8 election will run from Monday, October 31, to Saturday, November 5, and on Monday, November 7, in the first floor hallway of the Adams County Courthouse in downtown Decatur.
Voting times will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from October 31 through Friday, November 4; and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 5, and Monday, November 7.
A rural Craigville youth who is a senior at Norwell High School was jailed last Friday as the result of alleged incidents at Norwell the day before. The incidents included a police chase that attained speeds of over 100 mph in Wells County and ended with a taser device being used on the suspect.
Jonathon Stickney, 18, was lodged in the Wells County Jail under $11,000 bond on charges of intimidation, resisting law enforcement, and operating a vehicle recklessly.
Mikala Quinn, a senior at Bellmont High School, received the Academic All-State award at the Squaws' soccer banquet last week for her efforts both on the field and in the classroom.
Quinn has participated in three sports as a Bellmont Squaw including soccer, softball and basketball.
Mikala has started all four years in varsity soccer, dressed varsity four years for softball and has been a starter for three years, and has dressed varsity for basketball for the last two years.
This month's Bellmont Middle School athletes were honored for their performances on and off the field. Lindsey Manley, Alexis Martinez, Conner Bussel, Riley Stetler, Jordan Amacker, Bailey Beery, and Ashten Worth were all honored.
The winners of the monthly award also received lunch at the Back 40 Junction in Decatur with their coaches.
Lucile M. Gelzleichter, 91, of Fort Wayne, a former Decatur resident, died on Sunday in Fort Wayne.
She was born in Decatur on November 27, 1919, to Lawrence and Matilda Rumschlag Braun.
Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Kevin (Kathy) Ethier of Mishawaka, and four sons, Ken Gelzleichter of Lewisville, Texas; Jim Gelzleichter of New Haven; Dave Gelzleichter of Poe; and Tom Gelzleichter of Brisbane, California.
Carol Ann Gresley, 56, of Hoagland, died at 1:02 p.m. Sunday in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home of Fort Wayne, following an illness that lasted seven years.
She was born on September 30, 1955, in Fort Wayne to Donald F. and Violet M. Poehler Bohnke. Her father is deceased; her mother lives in Monroeville.
She married Don C. Gresley on September 22, 1984, in St. John Lutheran Church (Flatrock); he also survives.