McGalliard Road KFC Closed for Health Violations

Although the indoor dining area was closed for remodeling, the Delaware County Health Department shut down the entire operation of the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on McGalliard in late September.   The shutdown for two days was due to numerous violations of rules and regulations, including undated bags of food in storage, plumbing problems, and grease and […]

Claim of Former BSU Basketball Coach Denied

A federal arbitrator has denied a claim brought by former Ball State University basketball coach Tim Buckley that BSU pay him almost $150,000. The coach sought the award as compensation for years remaining on his contract after the university reassigned him to a position that he believed was not suited to his skills.  Arbitrator Floyd […]

Former Muncie Man Arrested on Drug Charges

A former Muncie man has been accused of selling cocaine, prescription medication and marijuana to an agent of the Tri-County Drug Task Force in Jay County.  Gerald Joseph Youngblood, 27, more recently of the Eaton area, is charged in Jay Circuit Court with dealing in cocaine, maintaining a common nuisance and two counts each of […]

Action, Inc. Gets Home Rehab Grant

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority awarded Action Inc., a $82,670 grant this month to help rehabilitate homes owned and occupied by low-income residents.  Sue Peden, director of operations at Action Inc., said the money would finance improvements to roofs, plumbing, wiring and other areas for four to five area homes.  The homeowners will […]

Driving Simulator to Help Police

Several local police departments will soon make use of a mobile driving simulator to update their emergency driving skills.  The simulator is being provided by the Indiana Public Employers’ Plan, and will be at the Blackford County Security Center on a 36-foot trailer Oct. 22-26.  After a discussion of the basics, officers will get hands-on […]

FBI Administrator to be in Anderson for Awards Dinner

Former resident and current deputy director of the FBI John Pistole returns to his hometown on Thursday to honor Jeff Jenness as the 2007 recipient of the Distinguished Citizen of Madison County Award. Pistole and Jenness are longtime friends and were basketball teammates at Anderson University in the late 1970s.  The annual dinner event is […]

Fort Wayne GM Workers Ratify Contract

Workers at a General Motors assembly factory in Allen County have narrowly ratified a new contract between the car maker and United Auto Workers.  A total of 50.7 percent of the plant’s voting members supported the contract, said Jim Zent, president of UAW Local 2209, late last week  Zent’s union represents about 2,600 of the […]

Garage Burglars Pick Wrong Location

Suspects in a garage burglary Monday afternoon picked the wrong place for the alleged crime.   A police training exercise was underway nearby, and officers participating in the exercise became involved in the chase and arrest of the suspects.   Joshua D. Vance and another suspect were arrested by Delaware County Sheriff George Sheridan Jr. and other […]