CPD to increase patrols through end of November PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:00
    During the 2008 Thanksgiving holiday period, 15 people lost their lives in Indiana traffic crashes. More than 66 percent of those fatalities were alcohol related. Additionally, in more than two-thirds of the fatal collisions that occurred around Thanksgiving, the person killed was not wearing a seat belt.
    In an effort to prevent senseless injuries and fatalities from occurring on Indiana’s roadways this Thanksgiving holiday season, Chief Steve Dean, recently announced that the Charlestown Police Department will join the Indiana State Police and more than 250 law enforcement agencies throughout the state to conduct the Safe Family Travel enforcement blitz.
    Safe Family Travel is a statewide, annual enforcement campaign that combines high visibility seat belt and impaired driving patrols. The effort will take place Friday, November 13 through Sunday, November 29. During this time, Indiana law enforcement officers will work thousands of overtime hours., day and night, to ensure that motorists are driving responsibly and traveling safely on the state’s roadways.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 09:27
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NWHS cheerleaders 2009 State Runners-Up PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:00
    The New Washington High School Cheerleaders competed at the Indiana State Cheerleading Championships on Saturday, November 7 at New Castle High School and finished as State Runners Up.  
    Congratulations to the following squad members: First row, left to right: Brittany Kemper, Becca Wolfley, Felicia Clemons, Chantel Hammond, Amanda Colwell, and Kasey Gill . Second row: Amanda Kemp, Ashley Johnson, Kayla Schlise, Heather Crews, Morgan Miller, Coach Emily Oliver?Jones, Assistant Coach Stephanie Sorg.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 09:29
 
Jolly resigns from Delaney board PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:00
    Paul Jolly has been serving on the Delaney Creek Park Board for nearly 30 years. That stretch ended on Nov. 4 when the Washington County Board of Commissioners accepted his letter of resignation.
    Jolly said the reason he decided to step down was the fact that he wants to spend more time traveling to visit grandkids, but didn't deny the park's uncertain future played into it.
    “I've been at this for 30 years and that's the main reason,” he said, “not all this other stuff. I am all for the park. I think it's a great place and Washington County is lucky to have a place like that. I think there are a lot of counties that would love to have a park like that.”
    Jolly said ultimately he didn't want to be on the park board if he felt like he couldn't do a good job and he thinks both his busy schedule and  some recent decisions made by county officials will hamper those efforts.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 09:32
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Commissioners resend action from prior meeting PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:00
    At the Wednesday, Nov. 4 meeting of the Washington County Board of Commissioners, the group unanimously agreed to resend the action due of accepting the ambulance service with the EMS due to the EMS director not sharing the proposal with the Washington County Hospital Board.  The Commissioners were under the assumption that a decision had to be made at the last meeting at this point the commissioners have made no decision.
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    Commissioner John Mischler reported to the other Commissioners that the $50,000 grant to help with the writing of a Comprehensive plan is still waiting to be processed and is at a stand still. He also wanted to let any interest persons contact Sarah Bachman, County Auditor, if interested in serving this Board.
    David Neil of Cybertek, who is in negotiation with the Commissioners, reported they are in the first phase of the analysis of the project. Neil reported to the board that there were a lot of unknowns of the County system and they have been working with Matrix to work out those problems. Neil stated that there are148 devices which include PC, printers and access sights and software installed that does not need to be installed and at least 35 computers that are not in compliance. Neil has met with department heads to figure out what problems are occurring to correct those problem areas. Cybertek did correct the voice mail problem allowing employees to access their voice mail from any phone outside the office. Neil also stated that the county can get the internet free and they are not taking advantage of it.
    Neil plans to do do more analysis and report back to the board.   
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 09:34
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Two armed robberies in Salem PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:00
    Armed robberies are rare in Salem, but two in a little more than 24 hours of one another is unheard of.
    Cowboy's Food Store on Jackson Street was robbed at 3:50 a.m. Thursday morning and Country Fancy, which is located at 604 E. Hackberry Street was robbed at 9:06 p.m. Friday night.
    Both robberies have several similarities.
    The suspect was wearing a ski mask and a hoodie while wielding a firearm.
    At Cowboy's, store Manager Laura Woodrum said the suspect met the cashier at the side counter and pointed a gun and followed him back to the cash register.
    The same was true at Country Fancy. Owner Grace Hanson said the cashier had her back to the register when the suspect entered the store.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 09:38
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