Child identified in fatal fire near Hagerstown

The four-year old child who died in a fire with her grandfather has been identified as Jenna L. Dale. Her grandfather, 52-year-old Michael Dale also died in the blaze that destroyed a home on S. Henry County Road 850-E on Wednesday morning. The child’s father was thought to be at work.

Ball State loses two Board of Trustees members

Two members of the Ball State Board of Trustees have resigned. They say the resignations are not related to the recent resignation of Ball State’s President Paul Ferguson, according to Frank Hancock. He’s one of the two who is stepping down. Hancock told the Star Press that he believes it’s time for new blood on […]

Four food permit holders told to stop, per Health Dept.

Four food permit holders in Delaware County have been closed down by the Health Department. It’s part of the annual enforcement against establishments that fail to pay yearly fees or re-register. The four are Debonair Club, Big John’s Bar and Grill, Bearded Baker and Ruby’s Kitchen working out of the Forest Park Senior Citizens Center.

Electrical system failure suspected in snow plow fire

In Muncie, they’re looking into why a new snow plow caught fire inside the city garage and hadn’t been driven in several days. The City street superintendent says they’ll begin looking at the electrical system. The truck caught fire while not running on Tuesday morning, destroying the $140,000 vehicle, and sparking fears in the county’s […]

Old hospital destroyed in Jay County fire

A dramatic fire destroyed a century-old building in Pennville, in Jay County overnight. The site is the former Caylor-Nickel Hospital, which is now used as a storage building. The structure was destroyed and firefighters had trouble with getting enough water from the town’s supply, rather relying on mutual aid tankers from nearby departments. No word […]

Blighted properties eyed by County

There are thousands of abandoned properties in Muncie, and County Commissioners are moving forward to get rid of them. Yesterday, the Commisioners began the process of either demolishing the houses on the parcels, selling them or finding other ways to clear them. They are looking at a online sale of many of the properties, which […]