Brooke elected Delaware County Commissioners president

The Delaware County Commissioners reorganized for the new year Monday.  Democrats John Brooke and Larry Bledsoe were elected president and vice president, respectively.  The Democrats also announced department heads, including Steve Knote as highway superintendent and Steve Murphy as county attorney.  Many other department heads were retained from the previous commissioners board.  Meanwhile the county council elected Democrat Brad Bookout as president and Democrat Mary Chambers as vice president.  Donald Dunnuck was named as the council’s attorney.

Leadership changes at fire department

The Delaware County Center Township Fire Department has new leadership as Marilyn Kay Walker takes over as trustee from Dick Shirey.  Retired Muncie Fire Department Battalion Chief Tommy Crawford takes over from Jeff Stigall.  Stigall’s wife Pam was also fired as Emergency Medical Services director and Assistant Fire Chief Paul Reeder was also terminated.

Salary hikes coming for deputy prosecutors

The Hamilton County Council has approved pay raises for deputy prosecutors.  Prosecutor Sonia Leerkamp requested tiered scale based on their duties.  Prosecutors that handle misdemeanors to class D felonies will get just over $44,000 a year.  Entry-level prosecutors that handle felonies only will get over $54,000 while the entry level salaries for supervising deputy prosecutors will be over $67,000.