An Anderson man was treated and released from an Indianapolis hospital after a crash on State Road 32 near the Madison-Hamilton County line yesterday morning. Officials say Josh Short, 26, lost control of his pickup truck due to a gust of wind. The truck left the road, hit the edge of a guardrail, went down an embankment and sideswiped two trees. Short, who was wearing his seatbelt, complained of back pain and had a small cut on his head.
A theft charge related to an alleged home improvement scam has been filed against a Chesterfield man. Bo Tipton, 33, allegedly signed a contract with a homeowner to do siding and gutter work on a house and garage and then cashed a $2,300 check for labor costs and materials without doing any work. Tipton also refused to repay any of the money. The homeowner was awarded six-thousand dollars in small-claims court over the situation.
The Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana and ConAgra Foods have opened their seventh Kids Café in the food banks eight-county service area. The new Kids Café is located in Andersons Saint Johns Lutheran Church.
Delaware County property tax payers could see a delay in their bills this year. Changes in property assessments have delayed approval of final tax rates and budgets by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance.
Yorktown Clerk-Treasurer Beth Neff says the town has a $5 million cash balance in the town, sewer and water funds. The water utility still has a $1.3 million outstanding bond, while wastewater utility bonds total another $835,000.
The Muncie School Board has approved the school calendar for next year. The first day of school will be August 16, with the last day of the 2007-2008 calendar falling on May 28, 2008.
The East Central Indiana Regional Science Fair is set for Saturday at Ball Gym on the Ball State University campus. The public can check out exhibits from 8 – 9:15 a.m. and again from noon to 1 p.m. The awards ceremony takes place at 2:30 p.m. 184 entries from 14 area counties will be on display and will compete for top honors.
The CareerBuilder Job Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Marion. It takes place at Ala-Caters at 619 West 37th Street. More than a dozen employers will be represented.
The punter for the Carolina Panthers and a Carmel resident could learn Friday if hell get a $2,000 court judgement against a former neighbor. Jason Baker, a Fort Wayne native, sued after a family of feral cats got into his homes crawl space and did some damage. Baker claims the neighbor was feeding the cats, giving them reason to stay around and cause the damage.
A Marion firefighter suffered a second-degree burn to one of his ears while fighting a fire Wednesday. Jason Hale was taken to the Work Right center in Marion after the blaze at 1002 S. Bethlehem Road. The blaze at the Debbie Derry residence was confined to the kitchen area, although firefighters had to tear down part of the ceiling in the living room and rip out some insulation to make sure the fire was out. It caused about $40,000 in damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but officials do not suspect foul play.