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Feds: Some Indiana Dairy Queen locations violated child labor laws

Dairy Queen locations in Indiana and Michigan operated by a Fort Wayne-based company violated child labor laws, federal officials say. The U.S. Department of Labor found H&H Coldwater LLC, which operates 11 franchise locations, violated the Fair Labor Standards Act at stores in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Bluffton, Decatur and Sturgis, Michigan. The department said 102 […]
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Ford sentenced on a two count indictment

GREENVILLE — Melvin J. Ford, III, sentenced on a two count indictment. Ford, of Fort Recovery, was sentenced on a two count indictment. Count one of the charge was having weapons while under disability, a felony of the third degree, and count two was unlawful possession of a dangerous ordinance, a felony of the fifth degree. The weapons under disability stemmed from another case for possession that prohibited him from having a weapon.

Indiana Teacher of the Year top three finalists announced

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WFFT) - The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) has announced the three finalists for Indiana Teacher of the Year. The finalists are Jason Beer, English teacher at Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, Tara Cocanower, World History and AP U.S. History teacher at Bluffton High School in Bluffton, and Joshua DeBard, Social Studies teacher at Lebanon High School in Lebanon.

Sheriff's Office Daily Activity Log (Thursday, Sept. 22)

The information provided allows for a timely snapshot of events in the community. The crimes reported here are preliminary investigations, taken in the field by deputies, and may or may not be assigned to a Detective for further investigation. The information provided may be found after further investigation to be incorrect or false. Certain details of these incidents have been removed due to potential follow up investigation into the incident and/or for privacy rights.

Bygone Muncie: Exploring the mysteries of the Mississinewa River

A project I’m working on recently took me to the Taylor Wilderness in Upland, just west of Taylor University. The school and town are developing this beautiful stretch of forest as a park. It’s a lovely place to visit. The purpose of my trip was to photograph the Mississinewa River, the resplendent waterway flowing along the Wilderness’ southern edge. I’ve always thought of the Mississinewa as a mysterious river, not for any inherent reason, but because I...
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Defending the championship

Coldwater girls win third straight conference title; St. John's wins boys title. Saturday brought together a winner-take-all scenario for both the boys and girls golf championships at the Midwest Athletic Conference tournaments. In the girls' division, Coldwater, Minster and Versailles entered the day having shared the regular season title with...

Area runners compete at Van Wert Health Invitational

VAN WERT — On a crisp 55 degree morning in Van Wert county, area teams and visiting runners competed in the annual Van Wert Health Invitational. In the girls race, Ottawa-Glandorf (67) beat Shawnee (76) for the team title. Paige Steinke of Anna won the race in 17:41, followed by Alexa Fortman of Ottawa-Glandorf (19:04) and a pair of Shawnee runners Molly Stump (19:15) and Alaina Williams (19:33) to round out the top four.

Q&A With Rare Brew’s Joshua Mitchell

TEA MAY BE the world’s most popular beverage, after water, but for most Americans, high-quality, properly brewed tea without a lot of added sweeteners can be a hard sell. Website designer and tea aficionado Joshua Mitchell is up for the challenge. After first creating an online tea community, Rare Brew, the Bluffton, Indiana, native later developed his own line of teas with the same name, both creating his own boutique blends inspired by classic mixed drinks like the mojito or piña colada, and bottling his own sugar-free sparkling teas he hopes his customers will find as refreshing as beer.

Courtney Ends All Star Drought At Eldora

ROSSBURG, Ohio — Snapping what was to become an unexpected winless spell with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, Tyler Courtney won Saturday‘s 4-Crown Nationals feature at Eldora Speedway. It was Courtney‘s seventh of the All Star season, was as rich as it...
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Kalida captures PCL tournament title

OTTAWA — Kalida edged Ottoville by one stroke to take first at the Putnam County League tournament at Pike Runs Golf Club Monday. Kalida finished with a 332 and Ottoville was second with a 333. Leipsic was third with a score of 349, followed by Miller City (363), Pandora-Gilboa (388), Columbus Grove (390) and Fort Jennings (402).

Lancers shutout Van Wert in domestic violence awareness game

MIDDLE POINT — Lincolnview shutout Van Wert 5-0 in their domestic violence awareness game on Saturday afternoon. In honor of domestic violence victims, the two teams wore specialized jerseys with Van Wert in white with purple numbers and Lincolnview in purple with white numbers. Two of Lincolnview's five goals...

Grant Rides The Top At Eldora

ROSSBURG, Ohio — On a milestone night, Justin Grant became the 26th driver to reach 50 USAC national feature victories as he checked off his second career 4-Crown Nationals USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship victory at Eldora Speedway. Grant, who won the 2016 4-Crown race, took over the...

SA’s Grant Moser live on WANE to preview GOTW

BERNE, Ind. (WANE ) – South Adams head coach Grant Moser was live on WANE-TV at 6 p.m. Friday to preview the Highlight Zone “Game of the Week” as the 1A no. 5 Starfires host 1A no. 2 Adams Central in the most-anticipated ACAC contest of the season. Tune into the Highlight Zone at 11 […]

Seavey Does It Again At 4-Crown

ROSSBURG, Ohio — Logan Seavey claimed the USAC Silver Crown portion of the 4-Crown Nationals for the second consecutive year at Eldora Speedway. Seavey started third and took the lead from polesitter C.J. Leary on the ninth lap of the historic half-mile dirt track. Seavey held off Leary the...

Brothers sculpt with metal, weld to expand art’s public reach

Do metal arts make artwork more visible, more accessible to the general public? Greg Mendez and Alex Mendez think so. Greg, 40, was the first to venture into metal arts, followed years later by the younger Alex, 31. While the two will occasionally do fabrication work and repairs at their shop in Decatur, Ind., most of their time is spent sculpting.
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Wells Court Docket: 09-22-2022

——— Preliminary plea of not guilty entered for Robby W. Middleton, 56, Ossian, charged with operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalency of .15 percent or more with a prior conviction for the same offense, operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, and operating a motor vehicle after having been found to be an habitual traffic violator, all Level 6 felonies; open alcoholic beverage container during operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with a false and/or fictitious license plate,both Class C infractions. Bond continued at $5,000.