The Madison County Community Health Center will pay $190,000 to settle a federal lawsuit. The agreement ends a three-year civil whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former doctor who alleged that the center’s quest for federal and state funds had turned it into a “pill mill.” As part of the settlement, the health center denied any wrongdoing.
A former Middletown woman is accused of stealing thousands from the Shenandoah high school band boosters. 61-year-old Janice Wells has been charged with 17 counts of theft. It’s connection with checks ranging from $200-$650 withdrawn from the account and written to the names of relatives or cash for total of about $6400 but investigators think she stole upwards of $20,000.
The Delaware County coroner says the cause of death is “consistent with drowning.” That’s the ruling on the death of a Muncie man. 20-year-old Darrion Lamonte Johnson was behind the wheel when his car struck a pole and then went into a retention pond along Delaware County Road 500-W, south of Ind. 332, early Sunday morning.
A Muncie man could spend 50 years in prison for repeatedly abusing a young girl. 42-year-old Michael Reynolds pleaded guilty to child molesting. He was arrested last year. He told police he assaulted a girl under the age of 10 over a two-year period. Sentencing is set for September 22.
A Delaware County couple is set to go before the Circuit Court next week to answer to charges of child neglect. Steven and Angela Wood have each been charged after more than 100 cats and two dogs were discovered in the couple’s Daleville home in conditions that were so filthy that Child Protective Services assumed the care of a 9-year-old child living there.
Plea negotiations continue in the case of Anderson lawyer Steve Schuyler. He is scheduled to go on trial Nov. 1 when he faces 15 felony counts of theft, check deception and corrupt business influence. Schuyler is accused of misappropriating funds from six estates totaling more than $700,000. His lawyer says Schuyler is attempting to raise money to make restitution to the families.
It’s official. General Motors will invest $91 million over the next several years at the Marion Metal Center. Officials made the announcement Monday, stating the investment will go toward updating the existing equipment at the Marion facility. Installation of new equipment is expected to be finished by 2017.
The City of Noblesville was awarded approximately $500,000 as part of the State’s Community Crossings matching grant fund. The money will be used to mill and repave four sections in Noblesville. Each project includes: minor base patching; cold milling; a new asphalt surface and pavement markings.
Demolition work is underway at Hartford City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. Over the next three months, they’re upgrading an internal pump station and tertiary filters that were put in service in 1978. The project is being done in conjunction with ongoing sewer separation projects.
“Connect with your Congresswoman”
Susan Brooks will meet with 5th District constituents at Elwood City Hall tomorrow. It’s an opportunity for Madison County residents to meet the Congresswoman and her staff on a first come-first served basis. The event will be held from 5:00 until 6:30 p.m.