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Two facing drug charges
Steven Green and Julian Stouffer
 
By The Paper staff
 
Two people were arrested and an apartment building was evacuated Monday evening after Wabash Police found an alleged meth lab in one of the apartments.
 
According to Sgt. Matt Benson, the WPD’s Public Information Officer, at approximately 7:48 p.m. July 25, Wabash Police responded to a complaint of a strong chemical odor in the area of 1080 Rainbow Lane.
 
The officers allege that upon their arrival in the area they also smelled a chemical odor and began to search the area and preliminarily located the origin of the smell to be 1080 Rainbow Lane, apartment 6.  
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 02
Traffic stop leads to 2 facing drug charges
Gage Trowbridge and Erika Bruner
 
By Sarah Peters
 
A Syracuse man and a Cromwell woman are facing felony drug charges following a routine traffic stop in the early hours of July 22.
 
At approximately 4:52 a.m., Wabash County Sheriff’s Department officers initiated a routine stop on a black 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse that was northbound on State Road 13 for an expired license plate, according to the probable cause affidavit. 
 
Officers identified the driver as Gage L. Trowbridge, 22, of Syracuse, and determined his license was suspended prior, the court documents continued.
 
The passenger – later identified as Erika J. Bruner, 27, of Cromwell – first identified herself under a false name, according to the affidavit.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 02
Ford Meter Box locks down after threat
By The Paper staff
 
Ford Meter Box was under locked down Monday, Aug. 1, after the Wabash City Police Department received information of a potential threat at the local facility.
 
According to a press release from Sgt. Matt Benson, WPD public information officer:
 
At approximately 10:02 a.m., WPD received information that a male subject was going to harm a person that is employed at Ford Meter Box and was currently working.
 
Posted on 2016 Aug 01
Two facing drug charges

By The Paper staff

Two people were arrested and an apartment building was evacuated Monday evening after Wabash Police found an alleged meth lab in one of the apartments.

Posted on 2016 Jul 28
Reconfiguration meetings planned
By Emma Rausch
 
Northfield and Southwood’s reconfiguration plans will be discussed during two public hearings in August.
 
MSD Interim Superintendent Mike Keaffaber announced the meetings – Aug. 15 and Aug. 17 -  on Friday, July 22.
 
Nearly two weeks ago, the MSD School Board voted on July 12 to reconfigure the schools into one school system in 2017. The plans include turning Northfield’s facility into a high school, Southwood’s facility into a middle school and closing Sharp Creek Elementary. Metro North Elementary and Southwood Elementary will remain as Kindergarten through fourth grade educational facilities.
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 26
Kirk named new NMPD Chief of Police
Jim Kirk is sworn in as the new North Manchester Police Department Chief of Police Wednesday afternoon by Town Manager Carrie Mugford. Also with Chief Kirk are his wife Karyl and his mother Linda. Photo by Eric Christiansen
 
By Eric Christiansen
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- North Manchester Police Detective Jim Kirk was sworn in as the new NMPD Chief of Police during a special Town Council meeting on Wednesday, July 21.
 
Kirk has been with the department as detective since May 31, and takes over from Steve Olsen, who assumed the role as chief on an interim basis on June 2, the day after Jeff Perry suddenly retired. 
 
Kirk started his law enforcement career and spent the last 28 years with the Wabash City Police Department before joining the NMPD in May. He was one of 15 applicants for the position. Four applicants were interviewed, with Kirk selected for a second interview last Thursday.
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 26
Roann receives $400,000 grant
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Town of Roann is one of 12 Hoosier communities to receive funds under the Wastewater Drinking Water Program, Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced Friday, July 22.
 
Roann will receive $400,000 of the more than $6 million to be awarded the communities.
 
The funds will be used for necessary improvements to the Roann drinking water system with the construction and installation of a disinfection facility.
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 26
2 homes to get asbestos testing
By Joseph Slacian
 
City Building Commissioner John Stephens has ordered asbestos tests on two homes prior to demolition, the Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety learned Thursday, July 21.
 
The homes are located at 494 N. Miami St. and 107 Walnut St.
 
The Wabash Board of Public Works and Safety ordered the North Miami Street home demolished when it met July 7. 
 
Posted on 2016 Jul 26

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