Fatal crash in Randolph County

A Winchester man was killed early Tuesday in a crash on State Road 32 between Winchester and Union City.  Randolph County Sheriff Jay Harris says Gary Bumbalough, 49, died when his car collided with a car driven by Kelly Davis of Union City.  Davis, 24, apparently lost control of her car near the bridge over […]

Brooke-we made a mistake

Delaware County Commissioners President John Brooke says it was likely a misunderstanding that led to the shutdown of county offices Tuesday for the National Day of Mourning for former President Gerald Ford.  He received an e-mail from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that said “federal and county offices” and thought that meant local governments should […]

Early-morning fire in Madison County

Firefighters from Chesterfield, Richland Township and Daleville were sent to a fully-involved garage fire at 3537 E. Madison County Road 100S before 5:00 a.m.  Investigators were also sent to the scene about 90 minutes after the blaze was reported.  There’s no word of any injuries at this point.

Apartment complex planned

Winchester officials say a new, upscale apartment complex is planned for the city.  Biggs Incorporated, a subsidiary of Suburban Home and Ideal Realty, will work with SMD Winchester LLC to construct Crossings at Sunny Ridge on Sunny Knoll Drive.  The Sunny Knoll and Sunny Ridge apartments are also in the same location.

Prisoner transfer won't take place

A deal between California and Indiana to transfer 1,200 prisoners to the New Castle Correctional Facility has apparently fallen through.  A lawsuit against California to move the inmates and a lack of inmates willing to volunteer for the transfer are blamed as the reasons.  The Department of Correction is now working on a deal with […]

Deputy remembered

A Grant County sheriff’s deputy who passed away early December 24 was laid to rest last Saturday.  James Albertson was 42.  Officials say he’d been suffering some heart trouble before his passing.

Suspicious device causes concern

The Delaware County Bomb Squad blew up a suspicious package outside the Grant County Jail in downtown Marion Friday afternoon.  Someone discovered the beeping box outside the jail and notified authorities.  The area was evacuated as sandbags were placed around the box.  It was then blown up.  Investigators say it was likely a cell phone […]

Do you have any extra blood?

A blood drive is planned for Wednesday, January 10 at Center Chapel Church at 900 W. Royerton Road from noon to 6 p.m.  The Hoosier Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross sponsors the effort.  For more information call 288-9490.