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Flu outbreak prompts local response

Staff report Huntington County public health officials are recommending temporary visitation restrictions for area hospitals, healthcare facilities and nursing homes in response to recent increased flu activity. Facilities in both the Parkview Health syst

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Jury finds robbery suspect guilty

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com One of two Huntington men suspected of robbing a man in July of 2018 were found guilty yesterday, after a three-day jury trial. Police say the victim was hospitalized after suspects beat him with a hammer

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Residents speak against U.S. 24 project

LET’S TALK: Business owner Greg Moore, right, is the first of several people to speak at the pubic hearing Wednesday night at Northfield Jr./Sr. High School.

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@wabashplaindealer.com LAGRO — More than 60 people gathered in the cafeteria of Northfield Jr./Sr. High School Wednesday night to hear a proposal to close the median at U.S. Highway 24 and County Road 300 East. The Indiana Depart

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Huntington University hires new dean

DEAN: Luke Fetters, who has a long history at Huntington University, is now a dean at the college.

Herald-Press Huntington University announced that Luke Fetters, Ed.D., has been named dean of graduate and professional programs. Fetters has been the interim dean since 2018. “It’s an honor to serve my alma mater by helping to lead in the developm

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HU shines at national film festival

Staff report For the second year in a row, Huntington University film, broadcast and animation students in Indiana and Arizona have garnered top awards at the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts. This year, Huntington University took second

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Rape case ends in conviction

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com A 21-year-old Huntington man, who admitted to molesting a sleeping woman, pleaded guilty to three charges of rape and was sentenced Monday, according to court records. Kaleb Lee Deshawn Steelman was sentenced to se

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Huntington goes global

donate: (From left) UB Global director Jeff Bleijerveld, UB Global assistant directorMichelle Harris, Huntington Rotary treasurerRich Beaver and Huntington Rotary Club presidentCindy Krumanaker stand with the $4,000 check the club donated.

by Andrew Maciejewski amaciejewski@h-ponline.com When war broke out in Mattru, a city in Sierra Leone, the $10,000 investment by the Huntington Rotary Club in 1980 to build a pediatric unit at Mattru Hospital was nearly lost. “The hospital was basically gut

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Historic Van Buren building falters

MAIN STREET:Abuilding at 102 E. Main St., Van Buren, which was once an opera house, could collapse at any time afterthe roof caved inMonday.

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com VAN BUREN — A historic building at the heart of the town of Van Buren is on the verge of collapse, town officials said, after most of its roof gave way Monday.  The building at 102 E. Main St. has a b

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Man charged in armed robbery

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com A Huntington man, who claimed government agencies are watching him and implanted “quantum-tech” in his brain and screens in his eyes, was charged with armed robbery last week, according to police and co

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Dogs, family safe; home destroyed

ROOF: By the time the flames were knocked down, the roof collapsed and the house was covered in white foam.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com WARREN — The Jackson family and their coyote-dog-mix companions, Meme and Boo, are safe after a fire ravaged their Warren home yesterday around 9:30 a.m. Their neighbor, Scott Pursifull, watched “tons o

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Loud noise leads to MG lockdown

INVESTIGATION: More than 100 police officers responded to a 911 call at Madison-Grant Junior/Senior High School Tuesday morning. What had reportedly been the sound of gunshots is believed to have been noises from active construction inside the school.

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@chronicle-tribune.com More than 100 police officers representing seven departments responded to a call from the Madison-Grant Community Schools central office Tuesday morning, in reaction to what had reportedly been three gunshots heard on the

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The Screeching Halts make local brake company stronger

SING: Dave Scribner sings as he plays guitar at the United Way luncheon celebrating the 2018 fundraising campaign. Also pictured are Brad Price on keyboard,Kevin Haberland on drums and Jeff Phillips on bass.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com When the Screeching Halts formed in 2014, the Huntington man who created the band had never picked up an instrument. Although one could assume the band’s name is referring to guitarist and vocalist David Scri

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Woman indicted on dealing meth charges

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com A 23-year-old woman who police say used a bandana, sunglasses and fake name around 1 a.m. Thursday to avoid identification now faces multiple felony charges, according to court records. Alexis Marie Smith, 23, of H

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Jury finds gang-related shooting suspect guilty

by Andrew Maciejewski amaciejewski@h-ponline.com A Huntington man is facing a maximum sentence of 56 years in prison, after a jury found a Huntington man guilty Friday for his involvement in a gang-related shooting on Market Street in 2017, according to police an

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Huntington gets two more Marines

STAND TALL: Alyssa Aldred, left, and Emily Paulette, right, stand in front of the Eternal Flame memorial outside of the Huntington County Courthouse. This past week was the first time the pair came home since graduating boot camp on Friday, March 8.

by Andrew Maciejewski amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Emily Paulette and Alyssa Aldred’s past week has been like a dream. Normally when they wake up from their dreams, they’re transported back to the reality of struggling through grueling obstacles courses

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Legislators meet in Third House

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@chronicle-tribune.com MARION — State legislators gathered for a Third House session Saturday morning to discuss what they’ve been working on up to this point, now that the session has already past the halfway point. Representatives

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