Airport board eyes growth

The Delaware County Commissioners are now getting updates from their appointed boards during commissioners meetings.  Representatives of the county airport authority told the commissioners Tuesday they want to do things with the airport to stimulate economic development in the community.  They also informed the commissioners that Michael Lynn will take over as airport manager next month, replacing the retired Carl Simmons.  Lynn has been the deputy executive director of operations and maintenance at Capital City Airport in Lansing, Michigan.

Holdup probed

New Castle police are looking for the man who held up nine people at a card and pool hall at 123 North Main Street Monday night.  The man fired a shot into the ceiling and took everyone’s money.  He was wearing a dark sweatshirt with red lettering, Carhart blue jeans and a black baseball cap with a crown emblem.

Washington Street parking to be eliminated

Marion officials say parking will be banned along Washington Street between 41st and 43rd streets. Cars parked in the area have created vision problems for drivers. The ban won’t take effect until construction on the west side of the Indiana Wesleyan University campus is completed. Construction workers don’t have anywhere else to park.

Commissioners reject request

The owner of Breaker’s Billiards in the White River Plaza in Muncie says Delaware County’s smoking ordinance is forcing him out of business.  Felix Lukenbill requested a variance from the county’s smoking ordinance that the commissioners rejected.

Anderson woman murdered; man held

Noblesville police have charged an Indianapolis man in an Anderson woman’s stabbing death.  Bryan Harper, 26, allegedly stabbed Carrie Kendall, a 36-year-old quadriplegic, to death during an apparent burglary designed to steal a TV set and prescription medication.  Kendall was apparently staying with friends when the incident occurred.  Harper is being held in the Hamilton County Jail without bond.

Snow, ice and water cause problems

Tuesday morning’s commute was a little dicey thanks to what Indiana State Police Sgt. Rod Russell called a “potpurri” of factors.  Light snow and freezing temperatures combined with standing water from recent heavy rains caused several problems.  There were several crashes, including one on State Road 32 near Priest Ford Road in Delaware County that saw some power and telephone lines knocked down.  The highway was closed for several hours while repairs were made.  High water also blocked several state highways in the region, including State Road 26 both east of Upland and Hartford City and State Road One south of State Road 28.