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.

Woman won't serve time in overdose death

A ten-year suspended prison sentence and ten years of probation have been given to an Elwood woman for her involvement in an overdose death three years ago.  Rae-Anna Harting, 30, was charged with dealing a controlled substance.  Harting, who suffers from a degenerative spinal disease, allegedly provided part of a morphine patch to Kayla Davidson, 23, in early October of 2005.  The patch likely led to the overdose that contributed to Davidson’s death according to a pathologist.

Man accused in vicious incident during fight

A Mexican man faces charges in Madison County resulting from a New Year’s Day brawl.  Omar Jimenez, 26, allegedly bit a chunk of skin and meat from another man’s face during the fight outside the home of the victim’s sister.  The victim could suffer permanent, disfiguring injuries as a result of the incident.

Anti ag park/CAFO man appointed to commission

The Delaware County Commissioners have appointed an opponent of the Ag Bio Vision Park to the city-county planning commission.  Gary Alexander is also a critic of concentrated animal feeding operations or CAFOs.  Republican Commissioner Tom Bennington opposed the appointment, while Democrats John Brooke and Larry Bledsoe voted for it.