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Broken headlight leads to meth charges
Thomas A. Marcum
 
By David Fenker
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- A broken headlight resulted in a North Manchester man being charged with possession of methamphetamine last week.
 
The man, Thomas A. Marcum, 38, of North Manchester was charged with one count of possession of methamphetamine and one count of operating a vehicle as a habitual traffic offender, both level six felonies, after being pulled over on Wednesday, March 22.
 
 
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 28
Wabash attorney’s criminal case dismissed
By Emma Rausch
 
A Wabash attorney’s criminal case was dismissed Tuesday, March 14, following a motion granted in Miami County Circuit Court.
 
John Johnston, 79, Wabash, was facing felony theft and misdemeanor conversion after he was criminally charged in November.
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 28
Fibromyalgia, rheumatic illness support group forms in Wabash County
By Emma Rausch
 
A new support group is hoping to provide friendship and fellowship to area residents suffering from fibromyalgia and rheumatic illnesses.
 
Created by Wabash County women Susan Mendoza and Mary Brown, the group hopes to help build relationships between those experiencing the same ailments, Mendoza told The Paper of Wabash County.
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 28
Local law enforcement, child services officials attend human trafficking seminar
By Emma Rausch
 
Human trafficking cases are a rare occurrence in Wabash County, but local officials are still on the lookout if one were to travel through the area.
 
On Wednesday, March 22, Restored Inc., an Indianapolis-based facility aimed at providing services to sex trafficking victims, hosted a seminar at Northfield High School to educate local law enforcement and child services officials on how to spot a human trafficking situation.
 
“Human trafficking is tied as the second largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world, just behind the drug trade,” speaker Brandon Davenport said, adding that “it is a growing problem affecting youth.”
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 28
Laketon Legion hosts VA town hall
Vietnam veteran William Shull (left) receives a pin from Michael Stephens, director of the Indianapolis Regional Office of the VA. All Vietnam veterans at the town hall who had not previously received a pin in honor of their service were invited to get one. Photo by David Fenker
 
By David Fenker
 
LAKETON -- For the third year running, the Laketon American Legion Post No. 402 hosted officials from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for a town hall last week.
 
Michael Stephens, director of the VA’s Indianapolis Regional Office, along with Debrah Kendrick and Dr. Wayne McBride, presented information and fielded questions about the services and benefits offered to veterans.
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 28
RDA board rejects use of eminent domain
By Joseph Slacian
 
FORT WAYNE – The Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority will not use eminent domain to obtain land for the Wabash River Trail project.
 
The four-member board unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday afternoon, March 14, saying that if it chooses “to provide funding for the project it shall not use its eminent domain powers in association with the project.”
 
Furthermore, “the RDA does hereby resolve that it shall not use its eminent domain powers, in any form, as it relates to the project.”
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 21
C3 group plans meeting on Wabash River Trial
By The Paper staff
 
Citizens Committed to the Constitution (C3) of Wabash County will host a special meeting regarding the Wabash River Trail on Monday, March 27.
 
The 7 p.m. meeting will be at Bass and Bucks. 
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 21
Rock City Lofts on schedule, on budget
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Rock City Lofts project is on schedule and on budget.
 
That’s what Brent Mather told the Wabash City Council on Monday night, March 13, during an update on the Stellar Community Grant project.
 
The project seeks to create 42 senior citizen apartments in the building on the south side of East Market Street, Mather, of R&B Architecture, reminded the council.
 
Posted on 2017 Mar 21

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