Alex board discusses large number of issues

Alexandria City Council members discussed a number of projects on the city’s plate during the council meeting Monday night.  Things like a city website, the Washington Street project and economic development were part of a progress report received by the council.  Some are frustrated with the pace of things.

Woman still recovering from crash

A Fairmount woman remains in Ball Memorial Hospital after Monday’s crash at the intersection of State Road 28 and Delaware County Road 600W.  Kimalia Joseph, 50, was partially ejected through the windshield of her pickup truck and suffered a serious neck wound on the broken glass.  The driver of the semi that struck Joseph’s pickup told police he couldn’t see the flashing red light at the intersection due to the sun.

Grant County firefighters have busy period

Marion and Grant County firefighters were busy with several residential blazes Monday night and Tuesday morning.  A blaze at 1000 E. 39th Street, lot 55 on Marion’s southeastern edge sent three people to the hospital, including two children.  The adult was sent to a Fort Wayne hospital with burns while the children were taken to Marion General Hospital.  Cold and snowy weather hampered firefighting efforts.

Lots of blazes

Fire gutted two rooms of a house at 1422 E. 6th Street in Muncie Tuesday morning.  The fire apparently started around a clothes dryer.  It was one of several residential fires around the region Tuesday.  Cowan, Yorktown and Chesterfield firefighters were also busy with blazes that caused various degrees of damage to homes.  Several were blamed on heaters being used to thaw out frozen pipes.

New heating units

One of the two boilers that heats the Grant County Courthouse will be replaced.  The county commissioners have approved a $30,000 expenditure to install a new heating unit.  Johnson Controls will install the new boiler.

Man overdoses after alleged holdup

A Selma man who allegedly robbed a CVS pharmacy in the 3300 block of East Jackson Street in Muncie Tuesday overdosed on the drugs he allegedly took shortly after the robbery.  Police say Carl Lee Gibson, 30, is in serious condition at Ball Memorial Hospital.  He was found in a fetal position in a gas station bathroom shortly after the robbery.