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Young pushes FFA bill

Staff report WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) announced a reintroduction of legislation to Congress to update and modernize the charter for the Future Farmers of

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Road rage ends in shots fired, arrest

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Police arrested a Marion man Thursday on multiple felony charges after they say the suspect shot a vehicle three times following a road rage incident in November, according to police reports. Douglas Kelly Clark, 3

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Winter weather outlook looks promising for winter recreation

RIDE: Snowmobilers navigate through the Snowmobile Trail at Salamonie Lake. The trail remains open and maintained as long as there is more than 4 inches of snowfall accumulation.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com With another snow system moving toward Huntington County, Salamonie Lake is preparing their property for a whole host of winter recreation, free of charge. Thousands of Hoosiers flock to Salamonie Lake each year fo

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PHH invests in safer ambulance

BUCKLE: Parkview EMS Supervisor RickUeckerbuckles theharness of their new paramedic seat, which allowsattendantsto slide around the back of the ambulance to treat patients while remaining buckled. This is the first PHH ambulance that is roll-over approved for both patients and paramedics.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Each year, an estimated 4,500 ambulances crash across the U.S., causing 33 deaths on average, and in 84 percent of those accidents, paramedics were not restrained, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Admin

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Lt. Governor contributes to UB Block

UB BLOCK: Governor Eric Holcomb awarded a $300,000 grant for the UB Block project, which is currently under construction across from the Huntington County Courthouse. The mixed-use project will incorporate market rate housing along with retail space, including space for Huntington University and the LaFontaine Arts Council.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently awarded $300,000 to the multi-million-dollar UB Block restoration project in downtown Huntington. The $10-million UB

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Banks aims to lower hospital costs

Staff report WASHINGTON, D.C. —Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) introduced a new bill aimed to freeze the practice of hospital consolidation. Banks said he introduced the bill because large companies are buying smaller hospitals and then raise their pric

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Snow keeps majestic birds hidden

WINTER CHILL: A crowd braves the winter weather during an eagle watching event at Mississinewa Lake on Saturday.

By Clay Winowiecki - cwinowiecki@chronicle-tribune.com PERU — Few eagles were spotted at a free sunrise eagle watching event put on by the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services Center on Saturday. The event, which took place on Mississinewa Lake, took place duri

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Downtown businesses dispute parking reconfiguration

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Downtown business owners raised concerns about transparency to the Board of Works and Public Safety on Monday after the board made a decision to reconfigure parking downtown in November without their input. The par

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Scholarships aid criminal justice majors

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com The Indiana Sheriff’s Association (ISA) announced it will be awarding approximately 40 scholarships of about $750 to qualifying Indiana residents who want to pursue a degree in criminal justice. Hun

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Former superintendent creates new parenting group

TALK: Stan Bippus (center) talks to Crestview Middle School PrincipalChuck Werth and HCCSC nurse Meg Friesen to discuss possible questions and topics for the upcoming parenting discussion group.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com A former school superintendent is starting a parenting discussion group to help parents navigate tough questions and challenges that arise while raising a child. When is it appropriate to allow your children to sta

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Young joins fight against subsidizing abortion

Staff report WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined 13 of his Senate colleagues, Wednesday, to encourage the Trump administration to move forward with a final rule that would ensure pro-life consumers enrolled in Affordable Care Act (ACA) health

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2016 burglary case nears conviction

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com The Huntington man suspected of burglarizing a home in August of 2016, while the homeowners were sleeping upstairs, has entered a plea deal, according to Huntington Circuit Court documents. Kyle Dean Wise, 24, is s

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