Accident claims the life of Salem's Von Elliott PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00


Von O. Elliott, 71, Salem, died in a two-car accident just a little more than a half-mile from his home on N. Elliott Road on Friday, April 16.

Kasey J. Tabor, 35, Pekin was taken to by Know County EMS to St. Vincent Salem Hospital where she was treated with bruising and contusions.

According to the accident filed by Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Wayne Blevins, Tabor was traveling west bound on Canton South Boston Road when the vehicle driven by Elliott pulled into her lane of travel.

Tabor was unable to avoid a collision with Elliott's vehicle and struck his driver's side door.

The impact spun Elliott's vehicle around and ran off the north side of the roadway and down through a field.

Elliott was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident happened at 7:09 a.m. Elliott was apparently traveling home after having breakfast at the store in South Boston, which was a regular ritual for him before returning home to farm.

According to the police report, Tabor was wearing her seatbelt, but Elliott was not.

In addition to the Washington County Sheriff's Department and Knox County EMS, the Indiana State Police and Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department assisted on the scene.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 April 2010 12:07
Police solve burglary case in less than a day PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 April 2010 00:00


Harold F. Kotouch, 35, Salem and his wife Angela Kotouch, 32, were arrested last week for their alleged involvement in a burglary on East State Road 60.

Harold Kotouch is facing one count of burglary, a class B felony, one count of theft, a class D felony and one count of receiving stolen property, also a class D felony.

Angela is facing a D felony for receiving stolen property.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 10:06
Salem man could get up to 50 years PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 April 2010 00:00


Washington County Prosecutor Dustin Houchin accepted a plea agreement from Donald E. Jones.

Jones pled guilty to aiding in the manufacturing of methaphedimine, a class A felony.

In the State of Indiana a class A felony carries a sentence of between 20-50 years.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 10:04
Georgetown Elementary Science Fair Winners PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 April 2010 00:00


Georgetown Elementary School recently held a Science Fair.

The following students were winners in their respective grade levels: Kindergarten;  first place, Cadence Wehneman; second place, Grace Warren and third place, Faith Melton.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 10:08
Lady Pitates beat West Washington PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 April 2010 00:00

The Charlestown Lady Pirates rolled past the host West Washington Lady Senators 10-0 in six innings last Wednesday in girls’ softball. Since the Lady Pirates’ lead was at least 10 runs and since at least five innings had been played, the game was halted after six innings had been played, as opposed to the normal seven.

The Lady Pirates wasted no time in putting runs across the plate, when they scored four in the top of the first.

In the top of the second, the Lady Pirates’ McKinnah Bussey knocked in Brittany Bennison and Tyler Brafford.

Bennison had doubled to reach base, and Brafford had reached third base when Bussey batted both of them in.

According to Charlestown coach Kevin Zollman, it wasn’t any specific inning that did it for them; it was the cumulative effect of scoring consistently throughout the game that did it.

Zollman said, “We just gradually built the lead up until the sixth inning.”

The Lady Pirates led 6-0 after four complete innings were played, but they weren’t done. Charlestown didn’t score again until the top of the sixth inning, but Zollman wasn’t too sure that the game would even be finished. There was a thunderstorm rolling in slowly from the west, and it tried to sprinkle several times during the contest.

“You want to get that win, and get it over with,” said Zollman. “You never know if it’s going to rain. It tried a couple of times.”

Several of the players on the Charlestown softball team are off of the Class AAA Sectional 30 champion squad from this past season, and Zollman hopes the winning continues into the softball season. It’s just that the softball team in recent seasons has had trouble winning the close games.

“We’ve got to learn how to be winners,” said Zollman, “after so many close games, we’ve got to learn how to win close games.”

Thus far, he has been happy with the team’s hit production, he just hopes they produce enough to win the close contests.

Shortstop Amanda Miller and Brittany Bennison played basketball, and are now playing softball. Zollman likes their contributions so far, but Bennison was injured in the Providence Invitational on Saturday, and will be out for four weeks recuperating.

The Lady Pirates scored again in the top of the sixth inning, giving them a 10-0 advantage. Play was halted because of the tem run rule at this point.

Allie Webster was perfect from the plate in the game, going 4 for 4, and Amanda Miller went 3 for 4 from the plate.

Webster was credited with the win in the game, and Miller was credited with the save. The Lady Pirates are now 2-2 after the Providence Invitational Saturday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 10:11
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