Charges Filed Against Pair Involved In Police Chase

first_imgThe suspects were arrested last Wednesday following a pursuit that went through St. Peters.A multi-month investigation into home burglaries in Ripley, Dearborn , Ohio and Decatur counties led to the arrest of two men last week.Dakota Fraley, 20, and Chad Sumler, 24, were apprehended after a high-speed pursuit that reached speeds in excess of 100mph and involved an officer firing shots at the suspect vehicle.According to court documents filed in Dearborn County Circuit Court, the suspects have been charged with Burglary (class B felony), Theft (class D felony) and Conspiracy to Commit Burglary (class B felony).Detectives say Fraley emerged as a suspect in several burglaries that occurred over the past couple months. Police were conducting surveillance on him when he allegedly burglarized a home on Walters Road in Sunman last Wednesday.Police followed the black dodge pickup truck Fraley and Sumler were occupying to Weisberg Road. Authorities attempted to surround the vehicle when the suspect truck allegedly struck a Ripley County Sheriff’s Office Detective. It led to an officer firing shots as the truck sped away.That pursuit continued to Blue Creek Road in Franklin County, where the truck was parked down a lane. The suspects allegedly fled the vehicle and were later taken into custody.Police say they recovered multiple items from the truck including jewelry, gift cards and prescription bottles from the home on Walters Road.According to the probable cause, Sumler told police he had no connection to the previous burglaries and joined Fraley last Wednesday for what he thought was collecting scrap metal. He stated it was the one and only time he had committed an offence like this, police said.last_img read more

Lady Trojans VB Team Falls Short To Host Lady Olympians

first_imgEC volleyball traveled to Columbus East on Saturday for our first round of sectional play.We lost 25-11, 25-15, and 25-23 to Columbus East, who defeated Bloomington South in the finals (5 sets).The first two sets we just didn’t show up. I think the nerves got the best of us in the back court because our passing wasn’t anywhere close to what it has been all season. I think in the third set, reality sunk in and we had nothing left to lose. Our senior leadership stepped up and they were determined to fight for a win or leave it all on the court.We did just that. I couldn’t be prouder of the way they bounced back. Sure, we lost, but most teams would have just folded after two ugly sets. Most teams would have quit, but these girls don’t know how to quit. They wanted that championship more than any team I have ever coached, and they believed they could. We ended the third set with a 0-4 run from Columbus East. We simply couldn’t get a stop when we needed it.Our season ended earlier than we wanted, but I couldn’t be more proud of this group of girls. As a coach, this season goes down as one of the best I’ve ever been a part of. The seniors will be missed greatly and have set the bar extremely high for the returning players.EC ended the season 26-7 overall and 13-1 in conference play.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.last_img read more

Regional Football

first_imgCongratulations to the East Central Trojans who defeated Evansville Harrison 42-28 to become regional champs.  The Trojans will get an opportunity to reverse their earlier season loss to Roncalli in this Friday’s semi-state.  The game will be played at East Central.Also, congratulations to the Batesville Bulldogs who had a fine 11-2 season in football this year.  Despite their loss to Chatard, they matched their season high win total this year.  Good luck to the seniors who played their final game last Friday night.last_img read more

Rosemary E. Walterman, 66

first_imgRosemary E. Walterman, 66, Greensburg passed away on July 29, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.  She was born April 24, 1950 in Greensburg to Charles R. and Geraldine A. (Bradley) Wilson.  Rosemary graduated from Greensburg High School in 1968.  She worked for Decatur County Memorial Hospital in the Medical Records Department, she was the warehouse manager for Rust Wholesale, and she retired in 2015 from Great State American Lawnmowers of Shelbyville.  She was also a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Rosemary was married to Clarence Keith Walterman on June 22, 1968 and he preceded her in death on May 19, 1992.  Rosemary is survived by her mother; Geraldine Wilson, two sons; Gregory Keith (Angela Sue) Walterman, Shawn Eric (Cassandra) Walterman, two daughters; Wendi Adele (Melvin Bush) Moore, Julie Ann (Brad) Weber, six brothers; Charles (Linda) Wilson, Donald (Mary Beth) Wilson, Paul (Jill) Wilson, John (Lori) Wilson, William (Lisa) Wilson, Michael (Jeni) Wilson, three sisters; Susan (Steve) Henry, Sandra Loudin, Angela Wilson, 8 grandchildren; Ashley Cutter, Brendan Cutter, Emily Walterman, Tyler Walterman, Landon Moore, Carsyn Moore, Ethan Walterman, Logan Walterman, 3 great grandchildren; Alivia Cutter, Oliver Cutter, and Cooper Marcoux.  She was preceded in death by her father; Charles Wilson, husband; Clarence Walterman, and a sister; Joanne Johnson, son-in-law; Darryl Moore.  A Rosary Service will start at 3:30 pm on Tuesday at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home followed by visitation from 4-8:00pm.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, August 3 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. John Meyer officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  Memorials can be made to the family.  Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

One injured in rollover crash

first_imgFRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — A person was injured after a rollover accident in Franklin County.According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred around 10:15 pm Wednesday evening on Oxford Pike near Cooley Road.Police say Justin L. Nesbitt was traveling on Oxford Pike when his car ran off the roadway which caused it to flip onto its top and struck a telephone pole.Nesbit was transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.last_img

AquaTrojans Win At Connersville Invitational

first_imgThe East Central AquaTrojans remain perfect on the season after competing in the 2017 Connersville Invitational on Saturday.Girls Scores:  East Central 360; Connersville 278; Centerville 242; Hagerstown 174; Lawrenceburg 96; New Castle 9Boys Scores:  East Central 390; Connersville 253; Hagerstown 166; Centerville 165; Lawrenceburg 143; New Castle 103A special congratulations to Kyra Hall for setting the 100 Backstroke school record.  Her time was 1:03.65.  The record was previously held by Alexis deLong.Invitational Winners include:  Boys 200 Medley Relay (Jacob Weber, Klay Shipman, Jackson Ketcham, Alex Ketcham); Grace Crane-200 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly; Ethen Witte-200 Freestyle; Alexis deLong-200 IM, 100 Freestyle; Jackson Ketcham-200 IM, 500 Freestyle; Jacob Weber-100 Butterfly, 100 Backstroke; Alex Ketcham-100 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke; Mackenzie Schantz-500 Freestyle; Girls 200 Free Relay (Grace Crane, Kyra Hall, Olivia Nixon, Alexis deLong); Boys 200 Free Relay (Jacob Weber, Chandler Witte, Jackson Ketcham, Alex Ketcham); Kyra Hall-100 Backstroke **NEW SCHOOL RECORD**; Girls 400 Free Relay (Grace Crane, Kyra Hall, Olivia Nixon, Alexis deLong); Boys 400 Free Relay (Mason Key, Ethen Witte, Matthew Badinghaus, Chandler Witte).The AquaTrojans look to remain conference champions as they compete next in the EIAC Swimming and Diving Championships.GO AQUATROJANS!!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

Anti emotional support animal fraud bill advances

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — A bill authored by Republican state senator from Oldenburg,  Jean Leising to reduce emotional support animal fraud has passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 95-0.Senate Bill 240 would allow individuals offering to rent or make available a dwelling to those with emotional support animals to request written proof of their need for the animal from a health service provider if their disability is not apparent.The bill would also make it a Class A infraction if an individual submits a request for an emotional support animal that falsely suggests they have a disability, entitling them to have the animal in a dwelling.“Emotional support animals are well-disciplined, important assistants to people with disabilities, but far too many people are claiming their pets are emotional support animals so they can live in a building that doesn’t allow animals,” Leising said. “These pets can be a nuisance to other residents and cause damage to the establishment. We need to reserve these rights for true emotional support animals and protect the integrity of those who truly require the animals’ assistance.”SB 240 will now move back to the Indiana Senate.last_img read more

Thomas E. “Tommy” Minger

first_imgThomas E. Minger, 75, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Wednesday May 9, 2018 in Aurora, Indiana.He was born October 12, 1942 in Ripley County, IN, son of the late Earl Minger and Anne (Powell) Dudgeon.He worked as a laborer for Pierson Hollowell, retiring after many years of service. Tommy also formerly worked at Burger King in Aurora.Tommy attended the Vineyard Community Church where he played the Bongo drums in the band, he previously attended Cedars of Lebonan Church where he also played in the band. He was a man of faith and he will be greatly missed.Thomas is survived by a half-sister, Sharron Wilson of Jacksonville, FL; several cousins; and many friends. He will be greatly missed.He was preceded in death by his parents and several siblings.A meal will be served at 12:30 pm at the Vineyard Community Church, 304 Fourth Street, Aurora, Indiana on Sunday, May 20, 2018 with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 pm, with Pastor David Hall officiating.Contributions may be made to defray funeral expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Emergency food and shelter supplement received in Ripley County

first_imgAsian Vegetable Vegetarian Nutrition Local NaturalBatesville, In. — Ripley County Local Board has been chosen to receive $5,038 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county in Phase 35 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from the American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America; The Salvation Army; and, United Way Worldwide. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high need areas around the country.A Local Board made up of representatives from the community will determine how the funds awarded to Ripley County Local Board are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under the phase of the program.Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Karen Snyder,, please put EFSP in the subject for an application, PO Box 3465, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, 812-537-2009. The deadline for applications to be received is October 5, 2018.last_img read more