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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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Herbert Brothers Get Batesville Some TV Time

September 26, 2013
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Herbert Brothers Get Batesville Some TV Time

Joe Herbert, 38, Batesville, and Dave Herbert, 35, Morris, made advertising history when they produced a commercial for a Doritos contest that resulted in being ranked the best Super Bowl Commercial in 2009- and their success has continued in recent years. Herbert Brothers Entertainment has since produced commercials for major corporations including Pepsi, Franks...

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Cash Missing From Sheriffs Office: Clerical Error Or Crime?

September 26, 2013
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Cash Missing From Sheriffs Office: Clerical Error Or Crime?

The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office is trying to figure out why money is missing from a cash box. Sheriff Tom Grills was informed that a locking mechanism was loose when an office employee went to access a cash box...

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Postage Stamps Could Increase To 49 Cents

September 26, 2013
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Postage Stamps Could Increase To 49 Cents

The U.S. Postal Service is proposing a three-cent hike in prices for first class stamps. The increase would raise the price of the stamp from 46 to 49 cents beginning on January 1. Pricing for other mail, such as packages and postcards would also go up on January 26. Officials say it would generate...

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