Wabash County Little League implements new age determination amendment

by Emma Rausch

This past April, Little League International Congress met in Minneapolis, where District Administrators and delegates voted to change the league’s age determination date from April 30 to Dec. 31.

Effective immediately, players, born in or after 2006, will be assigned to a division based on the age they will turn during the 2015 calendar year and will use the new age determination date for the remainder of their Little League career. Players born prior to Jan. 1, 2006, will not be subjugated to the age amendment and will still use April 30 as the cut-off date for division assignments.

In a press release, the league stated that this age amendment resulted from local leagues and districts requesting to provide a better transition for younger players.

Posted on 2015 Jan 20
Ivy Tech officials praise Obama's community college plan

By Joseph Slacian

Local and state officials at Ivy Tech Community College are praising President Obama’s plan to allow more students to attend community college.

In a Jan. 9 address at Pellissippi State College in Knoxville, Tenn., Obama unveiled a plan to offer free tuition to eligible students attending community college.

Posted on 2015 Jan 20
4-H enrollment tops 675, officials offer second chance to register

by Joseph Slacian

More than 675 youngsters from around Wabash County signed up for the regular and Mini 4-H programs before the Jan. 15 deadline.

Beginning this year, the Indiana 4-H program imposed the mid-January deadline, and all enrollments had to be done online.

Posted on 2015 Jan 20
Volunteers important to local reservoirs

By Joseph Slacian

Volunteers are important to properties around the state overseen by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

From maintaining trails to entering computer data to helping in nature centers, Hoosiers donate their time and talent around Hoosier state parks in a variety of ways, according to Jody Heaston, volunteer coordinator for the DNR Division of State Parks.

Posted on 2015 Jan 20
Ohio woman charged after high-speed drive

ISP clocked car traveling 113 mph

by Joseph Slacian

The Wabash County Sheriff’s Department stopped a vehicle driven by an Ohio woman after Indiana State Police clocked her driving at 113 mph on U.S. 24 near U.S. 31 in Miami County on Thursday, Jan. 15.

Wabash County deputies stopped the woman, Yutting Yang, 24, Kent, Ohio, near SR 115 about 10:45 a.m.

Posted on 2015 Jan 20
Harvey Industries lays off 143

by Eric Stearley -

On Jan. 6, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development received a notice from Harvey Industries announcing that effective Dec. 31, 2014, it had laid off 141 hourly employees and two salaried employees from its Wabash plant due to "unforeseeable business circumstances."

The memo noted that the plant is not expected to close, and layoffs are not expected to be permanent, however, employees should not expect to be called back for at least 5 months.


Posted on 2015 Jan 14
Hospital changes going smoothly

Wabash County Hospital now known as Parkview Wabash Hospital

By Joseph Slacian

Wabash County Hospital is now Parkview Wabash Hospital. The change took place at midnight, Jan. 1, and hospital officials here say the transition went as smoothly as possible.

“We’re really excited about it,” Hospital President Marilyn Custer-Mitchell said. “We have some operational bumps we’re working through, but that’s bound to happen. But we’ve had no major issues come up, so we’re doing well.”

Posted on 2015 Jan 13
State Board of Accounts releases comments on Lagro Township records

by Eric Stearley

On Oct. 29, The Paper published an article about Lagro Township’s annual budget meeting, in which they voted to cut the budget by 28 percent from the previous year. The cuts came after what the board deemed “frivolous” spending by Trustee Andrew Delong and unanswered questions about how funds were being used.

The story quickly caught the eye of a state official.

“The State Board of Accounts was in our courthouse when The Paper came out that week,” said Wabash County Commissioner Scott Givens. “They read the article and they commented, because they were here to see us for something else, and the commissioners were still there in the courthouse. The lady [from the State Board of Accounts] commented on the article.”

Posted on 2015 Jan 13

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