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.

Christmas tree collection planned

Yorktown officials are reminding residents that live Christmas trees will be picked up for disposal Wednesday, January 3.  Trees should be placed by the curbside.  If you can’t meet tomorrow’s deadline but still need a tree removed call 759-4003 for an appointment.

Pair held in burglary

Randolph County authorities are holding two teens in the December 22 break-in at the Union City American Legion post.  Christopher Rose, 18, and a 16-year-old boy are charged.  Police say they’re also trying to determine if the teens are linked to a break-in at the Union City Church of the Nazarene and a series of burglaries involving vehicles, sheds and garages.

EDIT plans to be discussed

The Randolph County EDIT Board meets at 6 p.m. on January 9.  Economic development income tax spending plans for Randolph County and Union City will be reviewed during the meeting.  The meeting takes place at the Randolph Center for Family Opportunity.

The Delaware County Building will be closed Tuesday due to the funeral of former President Gerald Ford.  Federal offices will be closed, and there will be no mail delivery.  The Delaware County court system will also shut down for the day, as will the Delaware County Center Township trustee’s office.  Meanwhile Muncie Public Library branches will also be closed.

Man loses canoe in creek; rescued by firefighters

A man who lost his canoe in Fall Creek was rescued by Fishers firefighters Monday.  Officials say the man was able to get himself onto an island in the creek and yelled for help.  Two men at a home about a quarter-mile away heard his calls, walked the creek bank and then called for help.  Firefighters floated a boat downstream to the man, who stepped on board safely.  He was taken to a hospital to be checked out and was released.

Case gets change of venue

The wrongful termination case filed by a former Grant County engineer against the county has been moved to Jay County Superior Court.  A Grant County judge ruled that there were too many conflicts of interest for the case involving Larry Yeager to proceed.  Yeager argues the county improperly broke a four-year contract for his services six months into his tenure.