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Muncie woman fatally injured in crash

MUNCIE, Ind. — A Muncie woman was fatally injured early Monday in a one-vehicle in Daleville. Tiffanie D. Evans, 49, was pronounced dead after being taken by ambulance to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, according to Gavin Greene, Delaware County's chief deputy coroner. The crash was reported about 12:30 a.m. Monday. Evans' vehicle reportedly left...
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Kirk Cameron speaks at Defending Hope Banquet

GREENVILLE — The Pregnancy Help Center raised over $46,000 to continuously help women and families in Darke County. The Pregnancy Help Center hosted a banquet on Friday, Sept. 23 at Romer’s Catering to help raise support and funds for their continued support of the community. This year’s theme: Defending Hope.

Muncie employees to get $1,000 bonuses, other than police, fire departments

MUNCIE, Ind. − City employees, other than police and firefighters, are each receiving a $1,000 bonus in October from the administration of Dan Ridenour. Last October Ridenour provided police and firefighters with one time $1,000 bonuses "as a thank you for their hard work during a period of understaffing," according to press release from the city. The city was unable to provide a similar bonus to those outside of the public safety departments.
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Mehaffie sworn in as DCP board member

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Parks (DCP) is celebrating the addition of Darryl Mehaffie as its newest DCP Board Commissioner. Mehaffie was sworn in by Judge Jason Aslinger on Tuesday. Mehaffie has been active in the community on numerous boards and organizations for many years, including the Darke County...

Two area teachers among three finalists for 2023 Indiana Teacher of the Year

Two Northeast Indiana teachers have been named finalists for Indiana’s 2023 Teacher of the Year. Jason Beer, from Homestead High School, and Tara Cocanower, from Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District, are two of three finalists for the award. Beer is an english teacher at Homestead, who was named Southwest Allen...

ATF holds training for first responders on homemade explosives

DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. — This week, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is conducting training at the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) for first responders to learn about homemade explosives. The training is part education in the classroom and in the field, where participants are learning about methods of investigating an explosion […]
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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.

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 […]

Muncie Higher Than Average Tornado Risk

According to the Indiana Tornado Risk Index and our Muncie Fieldhouse know only too well, extreme weather, including tornados, can happen in Muncie. But what does that mean for those that live and have businesses in the area?. Well, we must be more aware of extreme weather’s risks. It also...

Public meeting set to discuss SR 124 upgrades

ADAMS COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — INDOT has scheduled a public informational meeting to detail proposed improvements to a stretch of S.R. 124 in Adams County. The improvements are needed along S.R. 124 between U.S. 27 and Keller Street in Monroe, INDOT said. “The existing pavement on S.R. 124 is...
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WIN grant will help attract Bigs

SIDNEY — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County (BBBS) is proud to announce that they were selected to be the recipient of a $5,000 grant award from Emerson’s Women’s Impact Network (WIN). The WIN is one of many employee resource groups that Emerson provides to their employees in effort to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. By supporting female employees in the STEM field, WIN works to increase the number of women in leadership, attract a new generation of women through their many networking partnerships, and empower all women in their workforce. Other resource groups offered at Emerson include, but are not limited to, LGBTQ+ Allies, Diverse Abilities, and the Black Employee Alliance.
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Soil judging team takes second

VERSAILLES — On Wednesday, Sept. 21, the Versailles FFA participated in the County FFA Soil Judging competition. The Versailles FFA members participating included Maggie McGlinch, Luke Kaiser, Josie Pothast and Colin Batten. This team placed second overall in the county contest and Batten placed third overall, McGlinch placed fifth...

Water main break puts North View students on e-Learning

MUNCIE, Ind. — As a result of a water main break at North View Elementary School, its students will be e-Learning for the rest of the week, school officials said Tuesday evening. Efforts were made to repair the busted pipe on Tuesday, but it was determined damage was too extensive and a "complete replacement" was necessary, according to Andy Klotz, chief communications officer for Muncie Community Schools. ...

Reid Health now offers COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccinations

RICHMOND, Ind. — Reid Health is resuming COVID-19 booster vaccinations after receiving new bivalent vaccines. The new boosters that have been formulated to fight the newest Omicron variant strains as well as the original COVID strain are available at the Reid Health Residency Clinic, 795 Sim Hodgin Parkway, according to a news release. Walk-ins are welcome 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday.
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HSEM encourages you to be prepared

GREENVILLE — When it comes to preparing for an emergency, each person’s needs and abilities are unique, and by evaluating your own personal needs and making an emergency plan, you can be prepared for any type of emergency situation. The Darke County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency...

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Nears

The Darke County Solid Waste District will once again sponsor a one-day, drive-through household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Darke County Residents are invited to drop off their household hazardous waste at the Darke County Fairgrounds from 8 am to 12 noon. There is a $2 per can charge for cans of paint, no matter the size. Empty paint containers can be placed in your weekly trash as long as the lid is off and all the paint is dried up. There is also a charge for aerosol cans, 5 cans for $1. No 55-gallon drums will be accepted.