The Herald Bulletin

March 21, 2014

Local Briefs: March 22


The Herald Bulletin

---- — East Side crime watch meeting

ANDERSON — The East Side crime watch will host its first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, March 25 at the East Side Church of God.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. and all citizens from the east side, north Anderson, Highland Heights and Park Place are welcome to attend the meeting.

For more information, call Tammy Reed 442-0092.

Markleville, Adams Fire to jointly meet

MARKLEVILLE — The Town Council of Markleville and the Adams Township Advisory Board will hold a joint meeting at the Adams Markleville Fire Territory fire station Thursday, March 27.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and the two boards will meet to approve the interlocal agreement and an agreement for the organization and by-laws of the Adams Markleville Fire Protection Territory.

The station is located at 7475 South 200 East, Markleville.

No arrest made in Anderson shooting

ANDERSON — No arrest was made as of press time Friday in the shooting that occurred on the 2200 block of Central Avenue in Anderson. Anderson Police Department spokesman Joel Sandefur said an arrest was pending but officers were still attempting to locate the suspect.

Police responded to a call after a victim was shot at but not hit. Sandefur said the suspect could be looking charged with attempted murder.

Second victim of Milford fire identified

MILFORD — Northern Indiana authorities say DNA testing has successfully identified the second of two people killed in a February fire at an auto repair business.

The Kosciusko County Coroner’s office announced Friday that a man’s body found at the fire scene has been identified as Jose Medina of Milford.

Indiana county fires 10 truck drivers

GOSHEN — A northern Indiana county has fired 10 of its 35 highway department drivers responsible for plowing snow, patching streets and performing other road work.

Elkhart County commissioners President Terry Rodino says the jobs were eliminated in a budget-cutting move. County human resources director Carol Caviness tells The Elkhart Truth the move will save $400,000 a year.

New owner taking over tower

SOUTH BEND — Repairs to resolve a growing list of troubles with South Bend’s tallest building could soon be starting now that it is emerging from more than three years in receivership.

New York-based Washington Square Realty bought the 25-story Chase Tower at a sheriff’s sale for $4.5 million.

The downtown building has faced problems such as balky elevators and an outdated heating and cooling system, along with stone falling from its facade and crumbling concrete that’s exposing rusty steel rebar in the parking garage, the South Bend Tribune reported. The tower houses a hotel and offices, but is about half empty.