The Herald Bulletin

May 21, 2013

Local Briefs: May 22

Frankton Town Hall has new location

FRANKTON — The Frankton Town Hall has moved to its new location at 204 E. Sigler St., (the former MainSource Bank Building).

For more information, call 754-7285.

Memorial Day service set in Alex

ALEXANDRIA — The Alexander Bright Post 87, American Legion and the city of Alexandria will be co-hosting this year’s Community Memorial Day service on Saturday at 11 a.m.

This event will be held at the Alexander Service Club, 204 E. Berry St.

The Honor Guard from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Elwood will present a gun salute and sound taps at the close of the service.

Food will be served at the close of the service.

Lupus Walk June 1 at Shadyside Park

ANDERSON — The Minority Health Coalition of Madison County will host its first Lupus Walk on Saturday, June 1, at Shadyside Memorial Park (look for the purple/green balloons).

Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the walk starting at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, call Danisha Jones at 641-8075.

Teen’s smirk earns maximum sentence

SOUTH BEND — A South Bend teenager who angered a judge by smirking during his sentencing for killing a 16-year-old boy has received the maximum time behind bars allowed under a plea agreement.

St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Jane Woodward Miller chastised 18-year-old Damontray Lovelady during Tuesday’s hearing to determine his punishment for firing shots at a group of teenagers last September. Jhaelon Johnson died in the shooting.

Elkhart ambulance manufacturer closing

ELKHART — SJC Industries has decided to close its Elkhart facilities in July, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filed with the state Monday.

According to the notice, about 165 workers will be terminated at the company’s facility at 25161 Leer Drive.

The company is an ambulance manufacturer that Thor Industries sold May 6 to Allied Specialty Vehicles. ASV confirmed the site will close.

The closing does not affect Goshen Coach Inc. bus manufacturing or its employees.

Attorney apologizes to Behrmans

MARTINSVILLE — An Indianapolis attorney who represented a Morgan County man convicted in the 2000 death of an Indiana University student has apologized to the families of the victim and suspect for his actions during the trial.

Attorney Patrick V. Baker on Tuesday told Eric Behrman he was sorry he alleged that Behrman’s 19-year-old daughter, Jill, might have been pregnant at the time she was killed. He also apologized to the mother of John Myers for actions he says weren’t ethical during a hearing in Morgan County.

Myers claims Baker represented him ineffectively during his 2006 trial. He wants his 65-year sentence overturned and a new trial.

Baker’s law license has been suspended because of his actions while representing Myers.