Firefighter still hospitalized

An Upland firefighter remains in critical condition at Fort Wayne Parkview Hospital after being hurt battling a Wednesday afternoon house fire. Sidney Hall fell through a hole in the floor and into the home’s basement. Seven other firefighters were also injured trying to rescue hall. They’ve all been released from Marion General Hospital.

New investigator on duty

The assistant police chief for the New Castle Police Department has a new job. Henry County Prosecutor Kit Crane has named Scott Pinkerton as investigator for the prosecutor’s office. He replaces Butch Baker, who was elected county sheriff in November.

Ax-wielding man charged

A New Castle man faces criminal recklessness and criminal mischief charges after an incident earlier t his week.  Alex Morrison, 36, allegedly used an ax to damage a door and a video game control box during an argument with his girlfriend and her teenage son.  He’ll stand trial April 11.

Blaze results in firefighter injuries

A Grant County firefighter was critically hurt battling a residential blaze
Wednesday afternoon. Firefighter Sidney Hall from the Upland Fire Department
fell through a hole and into the basement while battling the blaze in rural
Grant County. Hall was flown to a Fort Wayne hospital with critical
injuries. Seven other firefighters were hurt trying to rescue Hall, with
most suffering from smoke inhalation. They were all taken to Marion General
Hospital, where one is being held for observation. The state fire marshal’s
office is investigating the fire’s cause.

Firm to help with concert lineup

The Fishers Town Council has approved a contract to secure entertainment for the Fishers Summer Concert Series.  “RizingStar Entertainment” is scheduling the performers, which include the likes of Carl Storie.  The series runs from June 5 to July 24 at the Town Hall complex.  Admission is free to all events.

County priorities established

New Delaware County Commissioners President John Brooke outlined his goals for the next two years during Wednesday’s commissioners meeting.  He says economic development, stronger ties to Ball State University and consolidation of city-county services are among the priorities.