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Batesville Restaurant Closes Down During Lunch

September 30, 2013
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Batesville Restaurant Closes Down During Lunch

Casa Mexicana in Batesville has served its last meal. Although the restaurant opened last year, owner Martin Loya reached the decision to close after a lack of cliental and financial instability. While the restaurant on East Ripley Street suddenly closed on Monday in the midst of the mid-day lunch, Loya said he had been...

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Postseason Play On The Line In Pittsburgh

September 30, 2013
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Postseason Play On The Line In Pittsburgh

The Cincinnati Reds are preparing for a winner-take-all postseason game. The Reds will face the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight in the National League Wild Card game...

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Search Warrant Nets Drugs, Four Arrests, In Decatur County

September 30, 2013
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Search Warrant Nets Drugs, Four Arrests, In Decatur County

A search warrant executed at a house on North West Street in Greensburg netted a quantity of methamphetamines and four arrests, according to Greensburg Police Chief...

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Franklin County Sheriff: Alcohol May Be Factor In Metamora Crash

September 30, 2013
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Franklin County Sheriff: Alcohol May Be Factor In Metamora Crash

Police believe alcohol is a factor in a hit-and-run accident that occurred in Metamora over the weekend. 24-year-old Tyler Wilson, of Rushville, was driving a 2000 GMC Jimmy eastbound on U.S. 52 following a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle on Saturday around 5:17 p.m. The motorcycle was driven by Robert Stickleman, 76, of Middletown, Ohio....

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Charges Filed Against Driver Of Fatal Crash On SR 252

September 30, 2013
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Charges Filed Against Driver Of Fatal Crash On SR 252

A Brookville man was charged after a fatal car crash on State Road 252 on August 10. 22-year-old Jared Seale is facing charges for OWI Resulting In Death (Class B Felony) and OWI Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury (Class D Felony) According to the police report, Seale was driving an Oldsmobile Alero with three...

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Semi Crash Halts Traffic, Sends Driver To Hospital

September 30, 2013
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Semi Crash Halts Traffic, Sends Driver To Hospital

A semi crash on I-74 resulted in minor injuries to the driver on Friday afternoon. A 2005 Kenworth semi tractor-trailer rig driven by 69-year-old Harold Downey of Middletown, Ohio, was eastbound near the 153 mile marker when he lost control of the vehicle and went into the median. The truck struck a barrier cable...

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Hospital Program Brings Additional Physicians To DCH

September 30, 2013
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Hospital Program Brings Additional Physicians To DCH

Dearborn County Hospital will start a Hospitalist Program for inpatient care beginning on Wednesday, October 16. The program will bring four new physicians to DCH and provide for around-the-clock onsite care. A hospitalist is a physician whose practice is dedicated entirely to providing care for patients while they are hospitalized. Hospitalists do not have...

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Crash In Versailles Sends Four To Hospital

September 27, 2013
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Crash In Versailles Sends Four To Hospital

An early afternoon crash sent four people to the hospital on Thursday. Police say 46-year-old Stacey Kiser of Versailles was driving her 2012 GMC Denali on Benham Road in Versailles between CR 700 and 800S when her vehicle drifted left of center for unknown reasons. Her vehicle collided head on with a 2002 Chrysler...

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ISP: Man Killed After Buggy Collision On 421

September 27, 2013
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ISP: Man Killed After Buggy Collision On 421

A man was killed after his buggy collided with another vehicle on Thursday night. The crash occurred on U.S. 421 in Ripley County around 10:00 p.m. The horse and buggy rig was operated by Daniel X Stoltzfus, approximately age 18, of Versailles. He was northbound on U.S. 421 when for unknown reasons, the buggy...

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Volleyball Teams Raise Money For Mathes Scholarship

September 27, 2013
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Volleyball Teams Raise Money For Mathes Scholarship

The Milan and South Ripley Volleyball teams are partnering to raise money for the Emily Mathes Memorial Scholarship. Members of both teams are working a booth at the Versailles Pumpkin Show and the public can register for a raffle that benefits the scholarship fund. Eight different packages are being raffled and tickets cost just...

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all-day Ripley County 4-H Fair
Ripley County 4-H Fair
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Farm animals, 4-H exhibits, rides, commercial vendors and grandstand events, Ripley County Fairground, 525 West Beech St., Osgood.  Contact Shanna Joseph (812)689-6535 or ripleycopark@comcast.net,  www.ripleycounty.com/parks/4hfair.html .
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all-day Margaret Mary Health to Host Com... @ Margaret Mary Health
Margaret Mary Health to Host Com... @ Margaret Mary Health
Jul 23 all-day
Margaret Mary Health has partnered with Hoxworth BloodCenter, University of  Cincinnati to host a Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 8:00am-11:00am & 12:15pm-2:00pm.  The Hoxworth Donor Bus will parked on the lot, located at 312 Mitchell Ave., in Batesville, IN.   To schedule your appointment, please visit www.hoxworth.org/groups/margaretmary or call the laboratory at (812) 933-5274.  Hoxworth recognizes that blood donors’ time is valuable.  Priority will be given to donors who have scheduled an appointment.  Walk-in donors are welcome and will be seen as soon as possible.   “Local blood donors ensure that local patients at 30 area hospitals receive the lifesaving blood products they need to survive,” said Alecia Lipton, Hoxworth spokesperson.  “Community blood drives are vitally important and we hope to see a good turnout at the Margaret Mary Health blood drive.”   How to Donate: Donating blood is safe and easy.  Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed parental consent) and in good health.  Individuals must weigh at least 110 pounds and bring identification to donate.  It is recommended that donors eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within four hours before donating.   About Hoxworth: Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, was founded in 1938 and proudly serves 30 hospitals in 17 counties in[...]

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