Man gets jail time in battery

An Anderson man has received a 15-year prison sentence on a charge of battery resulting in serious bodily injury and for being a habitual offender.  Gregory Ragland, 48, pleaded guilty to the charges that were filed after he beat up his girlfriend.  Under a plea agreement his sentence was capped at 20 years with five […]

Contractors sent home

Delaware County officials called in a number of private contractors to help with plowing in subdivisions Thursday morning but then told them their services weren’t needed.  They say the winds died down and county highway crews were able to get more done that anticipated.  Officials say they will be compensated for their lost time.

Weather situation getting better

Most area counties have lifted snow emergency declarations stemming from the blizzard.  Grant and Randolph counties still have travel advisories in place.  Madison County officials lifted their declaration Thursday, as did Blackford County and Henry County.  Delaware County also lifted its emergency Thursday morning.

County engineer to manage city project

Jay County Engineer Dan Watson will oversee Portland’s Industrial Park Drive redevelopment project.  The county commissioners have agreed to Mayor Bruce Hosier’s request that Watson be allowed to supervise city employees as they relocate a lift station, straighten a curve in the street and widen it to three lanes.  The arrangement won’t cost the city […]

Nursing home patients dies from hypothermia

Marion officials say a patient suffering from dementia at the Bradner Village Health Care Center wandered outside into the cold Wednesday night and died from hypothermia.  Clarence Elliott, 76, was unable to get back inside.  It’s believed that a bed check normally done between 10 and 11 p.m. wasn’t done Wednesday night.  Elliott was discovered […]