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Firefighters receive oaths of office

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Four Wabash Fire Department members received oaths of office on Monday when the Wabash City Council met.
Scott Kirtlan was sworn in as assistant chief, while Colton Ringel and Chad Bassett were sworn in as firefighter first class and EMTs.

Tanner Chamberlain received the oath as a probationary firefighter.

 
Posted on 2019 Jul 30
Ground broken for new Hampton Inn

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Ground was broken Tuesday morning, July 23, for the new Hampton Inn in Wabash.

The new, 91-room facility, is expected to be open in July 2020.

Mayor Scott Long and Mitesh Patel, owner associate for Rahee Hospitality, turned the dirt at the site while representatives from Rahee and the city looked on.

The hotel will be located northwest of State Road 15 and Wedcor Avenue, just north of U.S. 24.

 
Posted on 2019 Jul 30
City, state program helps 12 homeowners

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

The second phase of Wabash’s Owner-Occupied Rehab Program is complete, with 12 different homes around the city receiving some sort of refurbishing.

That was the word Monday night, July 22, from Matt Brinkman, grant administrator for the Northeast Indiana Regional Housing Partnership. Brinkman and David Gee, Region 3A’s director of technical services, spoke during a public hearing before the Wabash City Council meeting.

Posted on 2019 Jul 30
Recycling changes going well, official says

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Roughly one month into the change in Wabash County’s recycling program, and things are apparently looking better.
“The change is going relatively well,” Jen Rankin, director of the Wabash County Solid Waste Management District, told The Paper of Wabash County.

However, she noted, there are still some residents unaware of the change.

Posted on 2019 Jul 23
WPD seeks info into man's death

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Wabash Police are asking for the public’s help in providing information in the death of a local man on Monday, July 15.

The body of the man, Alex Watkins, 31, was lying near the street in the 200 block of East Main Street, according to WPD Capt. Matt Benson, the department’s Public Information Officer.

Posted on 2019 Jul 23
Groups seek to 'Pack the Pacifica'

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

The Access Youth Center, in conjunction with Wabash Valley Chrysler and the Wabash Elks Lodge No.471, will sponsor “Pack the Pacifica,” on Saturday, July 27.

Access officials are encouraging area residents to donate school supplies to try to fill the Pacifica van on loan from Wabash Valley Chrysler.

 
Posted on 2019 Jul 23
State makes move to cut smoking rate

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Officials at the Wabash County Tobacco Free Coalition are praising recent state action to make tobacco cessation tools more available for Hoosiers.

The Indiana State Department of Health and Social Services Administration, acting on a directive from Gov. Eric Holcomb, announced plans on Tuesday, July 16, to improve access to and the affordability of tobacco cessation products for Hoosiers wanting to quit smoking or using tobacco.

Posted on 2019 Jul 23
City plans 'Stellarbration' on Aug. 2

The City of Wabash will be hosting a “Stellarbration” to commemorate the completion of the Stellar Communities Designee grant Wabash received in 2014. The event will occur in conjunction with Wabash Marketplace’s First Friday event on August 2 from 5:00-8:00pm throughout the downtown area.

Posted on 2019 Jul 23

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