Babcock Library marks 10th anniversary

A northwest Licking County Library is celebrating a milestone in the community. The Mary E. Babcock Library in Johnstown is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a reception Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the library at 320 North Main Street. Visitors to the celebration can decorate bookmarks, look over photos from library events […]

Centerburg surveys residents on schools

Centerburg district leaders got an inside look at a recent survey conducted by the Ohio School Boards Association. The OSBA mailed more than 2500 surveys to Centerburg households to get feedback on how the Centerburg school district is doing in the eyes of residents. Most of the 546 surveys returned have no children in the […]

Muncie council to address anti-Muslim sentiment

Muncie city officials say they plan to support a resolution declaring support for Muslim citizens and condemning anti-Muslim hate speech and violence. The resolution was proposed by Mayor Dennis Tyler. The Muncie City Council will consider the resolution at an upcoming council meeting. The move was prompted by perceived increased anti-Muslim sentiment after a group […]

Man arrested for strangling wife

A Muncie man is charged with felony strangulation after police say he was intoxicated and choked his wife when she took his car keys away. 44-year-old Jeremy Wilson was arrested Sunday night and is facing strangulation and misdemeanor domestic battery charges.

Walk for homeless is Saturday

Muncie’s annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes fundraiser is this Saturday at the Fieldhouse on Walnut Street. The event to raise money to help the homeless raised $84,000 last year with more than 2,600 participants. Walkers are encouraged to raise cash contributions, and there is no registration fee. Registration is open now at

Ball State faculty asking questions

The question why Ball State’s president abruptly resigned is not going away. The college’s Faculty Council has named a committee that will look at the way the university contracts with educators and propose changes. The college’s written agreement to pay the President nearly a half-a-million dollars to leave and not explaining why is troubling to […]

Muncie man jailed for criticism of judge files lawsuit

Muncie resident Curtis Westbrook has filed a lawsuit against Muncie City Court and the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department for an case that landed the judge out of a job last year. Muncie City Court Judge Dianna Bennington resigned from that job as part of an “agreement for discipline” approved by the Indiana Supreme Court after […]

Trial for Muncie mom accused of baby’s death continued

The trial for a 21-year-old Muncie mother charged with the death of her infant has been continued after her lawyer requested it. Sheryl Wallace is charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death and obstruction of justice. The prosecutor says her five month old son, Jensen, died a year ago after suffering fatal head […]

Dr. Phil Ball dies, services set for Tuesday

A Muncie physician and columnist for city newspapers has died. Dr. Phil Ball, who practiced medicine for nearly sixty years and wrote columns for the Muncie Star and the Muncie Evening Press, now the Star Press since 1954. Ball was a veteran of World War II and was married to wife Esther for 71 years. […]

Man accused of selling drugs with child in the car

A Muncie man who told deputies he’s been selling drugs since middle school was charged with drug offenses and neglect of a dependent. Lucas Martinez is accused of selling the street drug “krokodil” (pronounced crocodile) to an undercover officer. The man’s daughter was in the vehicle at the time of the alleged sale, and CPS […]