County coroner is no longer allowed to use WCMH has a holding facility PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Thursday, 10 December 2009 00:00
    Washington County Memorial Hospital's pending bankruptcy is affecting more than just the local ambulance service. Washington County Coroner Rondale Brishaber and the coroner's office is also feeling the pinch.
    Brishaber and deputy coroner Steve Garloch attended the county commissioner's meeting Dec. 8 to inform them that due to the hospital's situation, there is no longer a place locally to take bodies.
    Garloch told commissioners that the county is no longer permitted to take bodies to WCMH as a holding facility.
    That's something local officials expected might happen after the hospital's bankruptcy is complete, but they weren't ready for it with three weeks remaining in 2009.
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 December 2009 09:46
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Failed robbery attempt turns deadly PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 09 December 2009 11:25

George Browning
Managing Editor
Green Banner Publications

    Ronald Lee Chastain Jr., 36, was found dead in a home on Old State Road 56 (near Salem), Dec. 8, the victim of an apparent robbery attempt gone bad.
    According to a press release by the Indiana State Police, the incident happened at approximately 9:14 p.m. and when officers arrived on the scene they discovered Chastain's body.
    Wave3.com reported Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 9) that state police told them the altercation was the result of an apparent robbery.
    During the investigation officers also discovered that another white male, 5’10” to 6’ tall, wearing what appeared to be a black and white colored homemade mask on his face fled the home during the altercation.
    Police are still looking for the  second subject and although it is unknown if he is armed, he should be considered dangerous.
    Anyone seeing a person matching the description of this second individual should dial 911 immediately and give the location where he was last seen.
    The homeowner, whose name was not released, sustained minor injuries during the altercation.
    According to the Wave3.com report, the homeowner told investigators that a man knocked on the door asking to use the phone. As that man came inside, the report said, another man wearing a mask entered and the homeowner retrieved a gun and shot the first man.
    Washington County Coroner Rondale Brishaber said the time of Chastain's death was not known.
    He said the agency that reported the death was the Washington County Sheriff's Department and his office certified Chastain's death certificate.
    The Indiana State Police has ordered an autopsy, which was performed in the Jefferson County Medical Examiner's office in Louisville Wednesday.
    Brishaber said the death has been ruled a homicide and the cause of death is a gun shot wound.
    The case is still being investigated by the Washington County Coroner's Office, the Washington County Sheriff's Department and the Indiana State Police.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 13:43
 
Volunteers still needed for new BBBS program at EWMS PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:00
      Big Brothers Big Sisters Washington County is still seeking volunteers for its Corporate Mentoring Program at East Washington Middle School.
    The corporate program, which was made possible thanks to a grant by the Washington County Community Foundation, is different than the regular program in that the adult volunteer is only asked to have lunch with their Little one day a week.
    “It's where someone from the community goes to the school and takes a child out to lunch once a week,” said BBBS Director Monika Spaulding. “They can go to the school and eat with them or they can take them somewhere.”
    Volunteers are asked to commit for a full school year. Bigs, or adult volunteers, are usually matched with students in the fifth or sixth grade so they can be together for additional years. But students are accepted to the program in the fifth through eighth grades.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 11:24
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SHS upsets EHS in MSC battle PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:00
    The Eastern and Salem girls' basketball teams were on a collision course to face one another on Nov. 30.
    The Lady Lions entered the contest with a 4-1 record and the Lady Musketeers were a perfect 4-0.
    When all was said and done, Salem kept momentum and left the gym with a 48-47 win.
    The game was filled with excitement on both sides.
    Eastern took the lead late when Emily Newcomb scored on a run out with just under 30 seconds remaining.
    Salem's Annie Newkirk got the ball on the inbounds play, drove the length of the floor and scored a basket.
    Newkirk was also fouled on the play and convert the free throw that gave the Lady Lions a lead.
    The Lady Musketeers still had two opportunities to answer.
    Melissa Lewis missed a shot, but her teammate, Jocelyn Mousty was on the other side of the rim for the rebound.
    She went up for a wide-open layup, but couldn't convert.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 10:21
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Banjoist Jim Smoak will perform at Depot's Christmas open house PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 December 2009 00:00
    Railroad songs, mixed with bluegrass, will fill the exhibit area at The Depot railroad museum in Salem Sunday afternoon, Dec. 6, from 1-4 p.m., as the John Hay Center holds its Christmas open house.
    During The Depot's open house, Banjoist Jim Smoak and the LA  Honeydrippers
will be performing.
    Smoak, who lives at Pekin, was born and raised in South Carolina and as a  young boy borrowed his grandfather's banjo, taking the first step into a lifelong career in music.
    After high school, Smoak headed to Nashville and soon found himself picking  banjo for Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, performing regularly at the Grand Ole Opry.
    He later served as the only banjo player Little Jimmy Dickens ever employed.
    Smoak's music abilities opened the doors to many stage and television appearances.
    In 1961, Smoak formed the Louisiana Honeydrippers. For 21 years, he performed at the Old Stable in Bardstown, Kentucky. He also performs in the Louisville and southern Indiana areas.
    Visitors to The Depot will be able to tour the museum while listening to a sampling of Smoak's talent as a songwriter and banjoist. All areas of The Depot will be open, including the 1929 Monon caboose.
    Also, for those who want to sit and enjoy the show, seating will be available.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2009 14:18
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