The Herald Bulletin

May 15, 2014

Local Briefs: May 15


The Herald Bulletin

---- — ACS has summer program openings

ANDERSON — Anderson Christian School has openings in Summer Day Camp for its program that begins June 9 and continues through Aug. 8.

The program will include activities for preschool through elementary age students.

Students may enroll in a morning program, an afternoon program or both. Daily activities will include arts and crafts, games, sports activities, Bible classes and more.

Available openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Information: Administrator, Tom Snell, 649--0123.

Board of Trustees to meet today

MUNCIE — The Board of Trustees for Ivy Tech Community College’s East Central Region will meet at 4 p.m. today at the John and Janice Fisher Building, 345 S. High St., Muncie.

The meeting is open to the public.

Tim Lanane to guest on radio show

ANDERSON — State Sen. Tim Lanane of Anderson will be the guest on the “The Paul Baylor Experience” at 1 p.m. Saturday on WHBU 1240. Lanane will discuss the last legislative session and upcoming changes in the law with the show’s host, Paul E. Baylor.

General Assembly returns June 17

INDIANAPOLIS — Members of the Indiana General Assembly will return for one day next month to make technical corrections to some key legislation they passed earlier this year.

A criminal sentencing overhaul passed earlier this year accidentally softened penalties for some serious crimes. In another bill, a new tax was accidentally established on alternative fuels. A so-called “technical correction” day will be held June 17 to fix those errors.

Indiana starts 911-texting service

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana residents with Verizon Wireless service can now text 911 dispatchers in nearly a third of the state’s counties as part of a push that will benefit the deaf, those with speech-impairments or people in hostage situations who are unable to speak to dispatchers.

Statewide 911 Board Executive Director Barry Ritter said that as of Wednesday morning emergency dispatchers in 28 Indiana counties had been equipped and trained to handle text-to-911 calls. Madison County is not currently among them.

Trustees taking up tuition freeze

WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue University trustees this week are expected to take President Mitch Daniels’ request that they freeze tuition on the main campus in West Lafayette for a third straight year.

The Journal & Courier reports the trustees will meet today and Friday in West Lafayette with the tuition freeze extension on its agenda.

Deputies fired over missing cash

DANVILLE — A husband and wife have been fired from their jobs as deputies with a central Indiana sheriff’s department over what the sheriff says was their improper handling of $250,000 in now-missing cash.

The Hendricks County merit board voted Tuesday night to fire deputies Jason Woods and Teresa Woods.

Man dies after being pinned underwater by mower

FORT WAYNE — Authorities say a Fort Wayne man has died in a hospital four days after being pinned underwater in a retention pond by a riding lawnmower.

Allen County deputy coroner Becky Stuttle says 26-year-old Robert Houser Jr. was pronounced dead Tuesday afternoon. She says an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.