Man Charged With Stabbing Girlfriend With Sword

Prosecutor’s have charged an Anderson man in connection with a stabbing incident last Saturday. 29 year old Eric B. Troxell, of the 1600 block of Ohio Avenue, faces aggravated battery and criminal confinement counts along with possession of methamphetamine. He reportedly stabbed Tyrice Spencer with a sword in the upper left leg area. The victim has been the suspect’s girlfriend and was taken to the hospital with estensive blood loss.

Anderson Man Charged In Crash That Turned Deadly

An Anderson man has been charged with causing death when driving while intoxicated related to a crash in November of last year. 43 year old Bryan McEntire was involved in a three vehicle accident at I-67 and I-69 in Daleville. One of the drivers involved died from his injuries ten days later. Police say McEntire ran a red light before striking two vehicles.

Four Siblings Die In Crash On I-70

Four young siblings died when a semitrailer slammed into their car at a construction zone on Interstate 70. The impact caused the vehicle to burst into flames. The children range in age from 6 to 15. The tractor trailer failed to slow down as other traffice around it had. No word on charges against that driver. The accident caused that section of the highway to close for 12 hours.

Friday, July 10, 2020 Woof Boom Morning Briefs

With a conservative economic impact of $1.7 million, the decision of Health Officer Dr. Donna Wilkins to cancel Ironman Muncie was not agreed to by all in the community.  Why did she cancel it?  She told Woof Boom Radio news   “…since COVID cases are increasing in many states and people will be traveling here to participate.”  Also, “many citizens had contacted me about their concerns too.  I could see an uptick in cases about 2 weeks after the event…”

Another day, another Twitter message from Indiana Superintendent of Schools Jennifer McCormick yesterday morning, “Social distancing, deep cleaning, multiple learning platforms, food distribution sites, tele-health, PPE, COVID symptom screening, etc. are all expensive.  Now is certainly not the time to threaten to withhold federal dollars.  Adding stressors. Not helpful.”

Getting a tick off your skin can be tricky. Chris Davis reports it’s important that if you find one, to go ahead and remove it to avoid diseases

 

Yesterday, Marion County started mandating face coverings.  Some medical and dentist offices there are charging $15 extra for my appointment to cover their PPE costs.  We are not aware of similar charges in other parts of our listening areas.

Major League Baseball announced the 2021 regular season schedule for all 30 teams. The Cincinnati Reds will host Opening Day at Great American Ball Park on Thursday, April 1 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Muncie Brewfest scheduled for August 15th has been cancelled. Cornerstone Center for the Arts and the management team apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

6th District Congressman Greg Pence was at a members-only Muncie Delaware County Chamber lunch yesterday, and we asked him why he thought it was important to visit with resident of the District

 

Here is the latest information regarding golf carts in Yorktown:  must be registered with, and inspected by the Yorktown Police Department, and there’s a $35 annual fee.  Golf carts are not allowed on trails and sidewalks, county roads, state roads, etc. Violators will be fined $150 for first offense and $250 for any subsequent offense.

A nationwide discussion is underway regarding the future of colleges, post COVID.  We asked 6th District Congressman Greg Pence for his opinion, and he said that he felt certain degrees were more inclined to in-person learning than others     Greg Pence July 9 COLLEGE   Pence was at a members-only Muncie Delaware County Chamber lunch yesterday, and the entire Woof Boom Radio interview is on our Local News Page now.  https://soundcloud.com/wlbcwakeupcrew/greg-pence-july-9-muncie-chambermp3

Enrollment continues for Muncie Community Schools    CEO Lee Ann Kwiatkowski told us earlier this week the in-person dates are Tuesday, July 14 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and  Thursday, July 16 – 1 to 6 p.m.  Parents or guardians should come prepared with pertinent information, including proof of residency, student birth certificates and immunization records. The entire registration process typically takes less than 10 minutes. Incoming kindergarten students will also be asked to complete a brief screening test for class placement.   We were also notified yesterday of Yorktown Community Schools summer registration:  now open at yorktown.powerschool.com.

A former director of student life at Ball State University has been indicted by a grand jury for federal charges of distributing and receiving child porn.  WISH TV reports the charges were filed in court June 24 against James Hague.  The university released a statement:  “Ball State is aware of the allegations made against one of its employees and the University is committed to assisting law enforcement’s investigation. As policy, the University does not comment on personnel matters.”

A total of $300,000 in state funding will be distributed to 11 Indiana food banks to provide assistance and services to Hoosiers in need. The funding came from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, through the Indiana General Assembly.   Second Harvest Food Bank ECI  received just over $23,000.  Today, Elwood will see a Tailgate event from 10 – 12 noon.

Delaware County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency is happy to welcome Cory Kissick as Deputy Director, filling the position after John Coutinho moved up into the Director’s Position last month, after the departure of Jason Rogers.

A Fort Wayne company is laying off nearly 90 employees later this year

 

The Indiana Department of Transportation will close State Road 13 in Madison County for a bridge preventative maintenance operation.   The closure is scheduled to start Monday, July 13th at 9 a.m. and will last a week, weather permitting.  During the closure a detour has been posted.   During construction, plan for extra time and pay attention.

The Indiana Department of Transportation will close State Road 13 in Madison County for a bridge preventative maintenance operation.   The closure is scheduled to start Monday, July 13th at 9 a.m. and will last a week, weather permitting.  During the closure a detour has been posted.   During construction, plan for extra time and pay attention.

Muncie Watering Hole Up For Sale After 68 Years

Oasis, a Muncie watering hole in operation for 68 years, is up for sale. The price on the bar at 1811 S. Burlington Dr. is $295,000. Five generations of the of the original owners’ family have worked there. The current owners say they no longer want to deal with the day to day operations and are seeking a buyer.

MCS to host registration events July 14 and 16

Muncie, Ind. – The 2020-21 school year is going to be different than any previous year, and Muncie Community Schools (MCS) is holding two events to help families get children registered for classes. Administrators will also be available to answer any questions about new building protocols due to COVID-19.

The public is invited to visit any of the district’s nine area schools to enroll students in MCS’ traditional in-person program or new virtual learning program on these two dates:

  • Tuesday, July 14 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 16 – 1 to 6 p.m.

Social distancing protocols will be in place at each school. Parents or guardians should come prepared with pertinent information, including proof of residency, student birth certificates and immunization records. The entire registration process typically takes less than 10 minutes. Incoming kindergarten students will also be asked to complete a brief screening test for class placement.

“Most of our families enroll students online, but there are also a lot who like to register in person, especially if they are new to the district,” MCS Director of Public Education and CEO Lee Ann Kwiatkowski said. “We are happy to accommodate everyone and look forward to answering questions about our reopening plan.”  Woof Boom Radio’s Steve Lindell interviewed “Dr. K” earlier this week.

MCS released its Reopening Plan last week. It details all of the changes being implemented to keep students and MCS staff safe.

Online registration is ongoing and can be done at EnrollinMCS.org. For more information about the school system overall, please visit muncieschools.org.

Thursday, July 9, 2020 Woof Boom morning briefs

Indiana Superintendent of Schools Jennifer McCormick wrote yesterday, “Schools cannot & should not be bullied from DC into ignoring safety concerns. Not helpful.”  This post yesterday morning was seemingly in response to the President’s desire to open schools back up for the fast-approaching new school year.  Indiana Rep. Jim Banks agrees with the President…

As we told you first last week, Ironman Muncie was cancelled by the Delaware County Health Department.  We wondered what the economic impact will be to Delaware County – and according to Muncie Visitors Bureau Jim Mansfield, using a formula widely used by the tourism industry, a conservative estimate is $1.7 million lost in tourism dollars – from hotels, to restaurants and much more.  Why was the decision made to cancel?  We have that, tomorrow morning at this time on WLBC.

As we first told you in June, Indiana has a rental assistance program, and Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour just found out…  That, from his Tuesday social media post on the City of Muncie Facebook page.  To find out more, go to IndianaHousingNow.org.

The Supreme Court has ruled some employees of religious schools, hospitals and social service centers can’t sue for employment discrimination.  The Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday was 7-2.  The justices had previously said in a unanimous 2012 decision that the Constitution prevents ministers from suing their churches for employment discrimination.

Several days has passed since the Muncie fireworks, and some have questioned the selection of music by the City of Muncie.  Vicki Veach, Director of Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, the organizer and direct approval for Fireworks by Grucci, stated “unfortunately, because of COVID we had a limited list of songs to choose from this year…”  The Mayor Tyler administration moved the music production responsibility away from WLBC when the contract was moved from Indiana based Melrose Pyrotechnics, to Grucci, at the recommendation of Veach.  Mayor Ridenour, for his part, said he was misinformed as to duties, and would “look into changing things starting next year.”

Help the First Choice for Women ministry raise funds to serve women and families in need throughout  Anderson and Madison County!  A Virtual Walk for Life will happen Friday August 21st – Saturday August 22nd, walk 1 mile for life on your own (or with your quarantine crew) anywhere you’d like while observing social distancing practices. The virtual walk will close at 3pm on Saturday, August 22nd. For info, http://firstchoiceforwomen.org.

The words on Twitter yesterday morning at about this time were strong – and feeling “bullied” is what schools Superintendent Jennifer McCormick wrote about:  “…school boards, and health departments are working with Teachers, staff, & parents on local reentry.  With  COVID trend data, more conversations & plan adjustments are expected.  Schools cannot & should not be bullied from DC into ignoring safety concerns. Not helpful.”  The words from McCormick.

As we told you first last week, Ironman Muncie was cancelled by the Delaware County Health Department.  We wondered what the economic impact will be to Delaware County – and using a formula widely used by the tourism industry, a conservative estimate is $1.7 million – from hotels, to restaurants and much more.  Why was the decision to cancel?  We have that, tomorrow morning at this time on WLBC.

We checked in with Murray’s Jewelers in downtown Muncie this week, and asked for how business has been going since their restart.  Ryan Murray wrote, “Considering the circumstances, we feel very fortunate about how much business is coming in. It was also very lucky for us that we had a very successful Christmas season before the shutdown. Things would have been substantially tougher had the shutdown happened leading into the Christmas season. The family business survived the 1918 flu pandemic, the Great Depression, and the Great Recession; I feel confident that we’ll survive this also.”

This week the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has reopened its local Division of Family Resources offices in all 92 counties for Hoosiers preferring in-person service. The offices had been closed to the public since March 20 in an effort to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). FSSA had been processing an increased amount of applications for food and cash assistance and health coverage virtually and continues to strongly encourage Hoosiers to apply for these benefits or check the status of their application or case either online at www.fssabenefits.in.gov or over the phone by calling 800-403-0864.

The Supreme Court has ruled some employees of religious schools, hospitals and social service centers can’t sue for employment discrimination.  The Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday was 7-2.  The justices had previously said in a unanimous 2012 decision that the Constitution prevents ministers from suing their churches for employment discrimination.

Indiana Wesleyan’s Mark DeMichael has been named the 2019-2020 Crossroads League Athletic Director of the Year for a second-straight time. The honor is DeMichael’s fifth award in the past nine years.

$1 Million Grant For Anderson University Project

Anderson University is getting a $1 million Lilly Endowment grant to help set up the new Center for Security Studies and Cyber Defense. The money is in addtion to a $95,000 Phase I planning grant the university received about a year ago to design the program. Officials hope the university will be invited to apply for a Phase III grant that could be worth as much as $10 million.

Stiff Sentence For Man In 2016 Slaying

50 years behind bars, the sentence for a New Castle man for his role in a 2016 slaying.. The Star Press reports 27 year old
Devin P. Asberry had pleaded guilty in June to murder. Asberrt was charged along with two others in the November 2016 slaying of 23-year-old Chancellor Smith during a home invasion on the 6300 block of South Henry County Road 325-W.