Holcomb announces reappointments, including Camp Atterbury-Muscatatuck

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has announced reappointments to the Board of Tax Review, the Election Division of the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office, and the Indiana War Memorials Commission, as well as a new appointment to the State Board of Education.Board of Tax ReviewJonathan Elrod (Indianapolis) will continue his service on the board. His new term will expire Dec. 31, 2022.Election Division, Indiana Secretary of State’s OfficeJ. Bradley King (Indianapolis) will continue his service as co-director of the Election Division. His new term will expire Dec. 31, 2022.Angela M. Nussmeyer (Indianapolis) will continue her service as co-director of the Election Division. Her new term will expire Dec. 31, 2022.Indiana State Board of EducationGregory F. Gastineau (Fishers), teacher and coach at Hamilton Southeastern High School, will join the board. His term will expire June 30, 2021. Indiana War Memorials CommissionCol. Felicia Brokaw (Indianapolis), commander of Camp Atterbury-Muscatatuck, will continue her service on the commission. Her new term will expire Dec. 31, 2021.last_img read more

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Sue Reynolds

first_imgSue Reynolds of Metamora, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at the age of 63.  She will be forever remembered as the loving life partner and best friend of Rachel Hahnefeld.  Sue was born on Monday, July 23, 1956, in Milan, Indiana. Sue lived in Michigan since 1973.  In 2001, she began a 17-year career as an inventory auditor at Costco until her retirement in 2018.  Sue loved to spend her free time with Rachel, building a backyard bird sanctuary, rescuing countless animals, singing bluegrass, enjoying a Budweiser or two and spoiling their two dogs as much as possible.She is survived by her life partner, Rachel Hahnefeld of Metamora; her sisters: Pauline, Ruth, Margaret, and Kate (Maurice); brother Ray (Wanda); her sisters-in-law: Helen, Janie and Jeanie; numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.  Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Melda (nee Johnson); brothers: Robert, Marion (Jenny), Gordon “J.R.” and Haskell.A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Sunday, October 20 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan, with Pastor Harris Long officiating.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember her 12 PM – 2 PM Sunday also at the funeral home.  Memorial donations in Sue’s name may be made to Best Friends Animal Society at bestfriends.org/donate/make-gift-memory.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 South Main Street, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031 (812)654-2141.  You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

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Local Lawmaker Steps Down, Apologizes to Opponent for Gay Slur

first_imgJacquet released a statement Tuesday afternoon, which reads in part, “In the heat of the moment, I said something I should not have said,” Jacquet said. “I apologize for my words that have offended some of my colleagues.”However, Hardy tells The Palm Beach Post he rejected the apology because, “This was an attempt to, in my opinion, to cover up the ugliness in himself that he revealed on Friday.” A local state lawmaker stepped down Wednesday as a ranking member of the House Democrats’ Rules Committee, after a Facebook Live video showed him using a homophobic slur that was directed at his political opponent.Representative Al Jacquet discusses various topics in the video, which he posted last Friday, before he focuses on the upcoming primary and his opponent, Lake Worth Beach Commissioner Omari Hardy.“I hear they got sleepy Hardy!” Jacquet says in the clip. “That’s all good. That’s their union boy, their (expletive), union boy.”The Palm Beach County Human Rights Council had asked the Florida House of Representatives to censure Jacquet or remove him from office before he gave up his role during a House Democrats caucus meeting on Wednesday.According to Samantha Gross, a South Florida newspaper reporter:Jacquet says he got passionate and heated and said the wrong thing.“Nothing I said was an attack on any group … I should not have used the word … it’s like saying ‘I love you’ but instead saying ‘I love your big head.’”— Samantha J. Gross (@samanthajgross) February 19, 2020 Hardy says, “I was disappointed. I was appalled, and I was offended. I ask that my fellow electeds condemn the Representative’s use of this slur, and I ask that the Representative apologize for using it.”He adds, “While I am not gay, I was raised in a same-sex household by my two mothers, and I am offended for them and for the broader LGBTQ community here in Palm Beach County, where I serve.”My opponent for Florida House District 88 referred to me using a gay slur. While I’m not gay, I am offended for our LGBTQ community in Palm Beach County and across the state of Florida. His bigoted rhetoric has no place in our politics. https://t.co/Baok2u6elW— Commissioner Omari Hardy (@OmariJHardy) February 18, 2020last_img read more

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Fire destroys 3 shops in mall

first_imgPatrons at The Britisher, a bar a few storefronts down, were evacuated about 1 a.m. by sheriff’s deputies. Bartender Karly Santacruz said when she first walked outside, all that was visible was thick black smoke. A few minutes later, she said, she heard the store’s windows pop. “That’s when the whole thing ignited,” Santacruz said. “The fire went out the window and up really high. It looked like something you’d see in a movie.” In addition to La Familia, Check Cashing and Full Body Massage were destroyed. “It’s unfortunate to see the business owners lose their livelihood, but we were able to aggressively stop the fire and prevent it from getting any farther,” Battalion Chief Gerald Cosey said. “It definitely could have been a lot worse.” [email protected] (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – A massive blaze at a Lancaster strip mall early Tuesday morning destroyed three stores. The fire, reported at 12:50 a.m., was thought to have started in the attic of La Familia furniture store at 859 West Ave. I. Fifty firefighters in eight engines and three ladder trucks responded, spending more than an hour dousing the flames. Los Angeles County hazardous-materials crews were summoned to the scene, too. The fire could have caused significantly more structural damage to the shopping center if not for firefighters making a trench cut in the attic, where the blaze is thought to have been started by electrical wiring, Fire Department Chief Mark Bennett said. Bennett said Sheriff’s and Fire departments investigators ruled out arson as the cause of the blaze. “They were absolutely incredible,” property manager Stacy Emery said. “I’m just really grateful for my L.A. County fire and all my local city officials. They all really stepped up to the plate for us.” Firefighters gutted the furniture store during the midday hours, hosing down the debris to ensure that it wasn’t smoldering. “They’re obviously concerned about hot spots,” said Rod Emison, whose Har-Bro contractors was commissioned to install protective fencing around the structure. “It’s very unusual to see (firefighters) pulling out all that other debris.” last_img read more

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HSE RUNS OUT OF PUFF IN SMOKING CASE AGAINST LEADING HOTEL

first_imgA leading Donegal hotel has had several charges against it dismissed under smoking laws after a Judge said it was an ‘extremely well-run establishment.’The Redcastle HotelThe HSE took the case under Tobacco legislation laws against the Redcastle Hotel in Inishowen. HSE employee Meabh Costelloe visited the hotel during a wedding on June 14th , 2013.On the first visit there was nobody in the glazed area.However, on a second visit two people were found smoking in the enclosed glazed area which measured three metres by three metres.However Carndonagh District Court was told that this was NOT the designated smoking area for the hotel.In fact, several precautions had been taken to ensure that patrons knew this was not the designated smoking area.The actual designated patio area for smoking was a short distance away.Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian said these included the erection of signs, regular fifteen minute patrols by staff and also a memo to staff telling them where the designated smoking area was.He said that all reasonable measures had been taken to ensure people knew the glazed area was not the designated smoking area.Judge Paul Kelly said he found the hotel had complied fully and that it was ‘an extremely well-run establishment.’He dismissed all the cases relating to the hotel.HSE RUNS OUT OF PUFF IN SMOKING CASE AGAINST LEADING HOTEL was last modified: April 17th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalHSERedcastle HotelSolicitor Frank Dorrianlast_img read more

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STILL RISK OF GORSE FIRES DESPITE THE RAIN, WARNS COUNCIL

first_imgThe Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has issued a Forest Fire Risk Warning advising that extreme or high forest fire risk conditions exist over parts of Ireland and that these conditions are expected to continue over the May Bank Holiday weekend.“The current weather is wet in County Donegal and the forecast gives rain on Saturday and Monday,” said a council spokeswoman.“To date growth has been poor and even though the ground conditions may be wet the ground vegetation can dry out rapidly given a short period of dry weather resulting in favourable conditions for the growth and spread of wildfires. “Donegal County Council wishes to appeal to landowners and members of the public to exercise caution should the weather conditions change and to take all necessary measures to prevent gorse, heather, forestry and similar fires.”Donegal County Councils Fire Service has responded to 179 wildfires since Thursday 28th March 2013. All land owners and members of the public are being urged to be vigilant should the weather change and to report any uncontrolled or unattended fires immediately to the Fire Service by dialing 999 or 112..Donegal County Council would also like to remind landowners and members of the public that under the Wildlife Act 1976 and the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000 it is an offence to cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy any vegetation growing on any land not then cultivated between 1st day of March and 31st day of August in any year.The Council is also urging people not to engage in activities that could contribute to an increase in instances of fires.  STILL RISK OF GORSE FIRES DESPITE THE RAIN, WARNS COUNCIL was last modified: May 3rd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:STILL RISK OF GORSE FIRES DESPITE THE RAINWARNS COUNCILlast_img read more

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