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United Way hosts "Giving Tuesday" food drive

STAFF REPORT Although the event called Giving Tuesday, the United Way will be collecting canned/boxed food goods for the next two weeks for this year’s program. The United Way of Huntington County is having a food drive for this year’s Gi

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Emergencies

Huntington City Fire 8:36 a.m., Thursday, 333 Randolph St., gas odor 1:04 p.m., 1369 Walnut St., carbon monoxide

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Arrests

Thursday, Nov. 14 Brooklyn Jade Kammer, 21, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor Quentin Lavar Ralston, 32, operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content (BAC) between .08 and .15 pe

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Huntington Police Department 8:49 a.m., Thursday, 531 W. Park. Dr., JJ’s Washroom, warrant 10:04 a.m., Thursday, 1550 Canterbury Ct., C-2 Lobby, theft 10:48 a.m., Thursday, 36 N. Lafontaine St., vandalism 11:19 a.m., Thursday, 601 N. Jefferson St., fraud 11:1

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Cheerleaders chosen for Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

NEW YORK CITY BOUND: Huntington North cheerleadersLaurynePearson, Dylinn Hertel, and Arianna Betterly will have the opportunity to participate in the annual, nationally televised Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

STAFF REPORT Three Huntington North High School cheerleaders have been awarded “All American” status and have been chosen for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. It all began at a cheer camp over the summer that was held at Manchester University a

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HCCSC talks benefits, fair pay

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com The HCCSC board approved a new teacher contract, employee benefits, an employer contribution, and modified a student’s expulsion. The board approved a teacher contract for the 2019-2020 school year between HCCSC and the Hun

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City expands with Riverfork West

An aerial shot of the 181 acre tract of land known as Riverfork Industrial Park West.

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com The City of Huntington is expanding through the annexation of an approximately 181 acre tract of land just west of the current Riverfork Industrial Park. The area of land is one that various entities and administrations within th

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Blotter

Huntington Police Department 9:22 a.m., Wednesday, 204 Wabash Circle, repossession 2:56 p.m., Wednesday, 347 W. State St., Police Annex, child safety 9:01 p.m., Wednesday, 1863 Old US-24 E., Johnson Junction, vehicle accident with property damage 10:55 p.m., Wednes

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Arrests

Wednesday, Nov. 13 James R. Bashop, 31, driving while suspended within 10 years Heather J. Reed, 36, theft (shoplifting) Jonathan Alan Horine, 38, possession of cocaine/narcotic, a Level 5 felony, and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor Zachary Taylo

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Emergencies

Warren Fire Department 10:57 a.m., Wednesday, 112 N. Main St., medical assist 1:47 a.m., Thursday, 801 Huntington, Heritage Pointe Warren, medical assist Huntington Township Fire Department 9:02 a.m., Wednesday, 1215 Evergreen Rd #4, Perretts MHP, medical assist 10

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'The Last Apostle' premiers at HU

Premiere: Huntington University’s professor of Bible and religion, Dr. Fairchild, is the subject of a new feature length documentary by HU alumns Logan Bush and Matt Whitney. The documentary will premiereNov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the university and is open and free to the public.

STAFF REPORT Raiders of the Lost Ark had Indiana Jones, but The Last Apostle has Indiana Mark. Most know him as Dr. Mark Fairchild, professor of Bible and religion at Huntington University, but his breakthroughs as a world-renowned archeologist might make the forme

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Teamwork breaks up drug 'franchise'

Andrews officers, the Wabash County Drug Task Force, Huntington City Police and the Huntington County Sheriff Department teamed up to take down drug dealer behind a “franchise” operation in Andrews. Brandon Blaine Evans, 30, of Indianapolis compared him

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Huntington Police Department 7:23 a.m., Tuesday, North US-24 East and Flaxmill Rd., vehicle accident with property damage 11:08 a.m., Tuesday, Walnut St. and Ash St., hit and run 1:53 p.m., Tuesday, 1313 Memorial Ln., Parkview Apartments #B, drugs 5:05 p.m., Tuesda

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Arrests

Tuesday, Nov. 12 Kent V. Harman, 49, operating vehicle while intoxicated and endangerment Amy K. Tavernier, 47, forgery and possession of cocaine/narcotic, Level 6 felony Justin Michael Spencer, 21, criminal mischief, possession of marijuana, possession of parapher

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Emergencies

Andrews Fire Department 7:14 a.m., Tuesday, 332 N. Snowden St., Andrews Senior Apartments #9, medical assist Markle Fire Department 11:40 p.m., Tuesday, 2540 E. Markle Rd., medical assist Roanoke Fire Department 5:24 p.m., Tuesday, 4301 E. 1200 N., medical assist W

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Holiday shipping deadlines announced

STAFF REPORT The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is ready to deliver more than 28 million packages per day between Dec.16-21, and will average 20.5 million packages per day through the remainder of the year. With a projected 800 million package deliveries between Thanks

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A taste of France in Andrews

TRAVELS: Carla Miller shows attendees of Andrews Library Brew a map of her travels in France.

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com Attendees of Andrews-Dallas Township Library’s Library Brew program on Wednesday were taken on a journey to France through photos and stories. Carla Miller of Huntington shared stories of her travels on a Viking River Cruis

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Arrests

Monday, Nov. 11 Marcus Rueben Crider, 22, possession of marijuana Abigail Z Mendoza, 22, driving without a license Kent V. Harman, 49, operating vehicle while intoxicated with blood alcohol content greater than or equal to .15 percent

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Emergencies

Andrews Fire Department 7:31 p.m., Monday, 332 N. Snowden St., Andrews Senior Citizen Apartments, medical assist Markle Fire Department 8:06 p.m., Monday, mile marker 290 I-69 southbound, medical assist 3:44 a.m., Tuesday, 730 W. Logan St., Guesthouse Inn, medical

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Huntington Police Department 8:37 a.m., Monday, 2830 N. Jefferson St., Zesto Ice Cream, vehicle accident with property damage 11:22 a.m., Monday, 633 E. Washington St., theft 11:39 a.m., Monday, 347 W. State St., Police Annex, threats 4:10 p.m., Monday, Stadium Dri

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HCCSC addresses Nov. 19 closure

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com Huntington County Community School Corporation mapped out its upcoming Flex Day featuring eLearning and addressed concerns for the closure decision for Nov. 19. Jay Peters, director of curriculum for HCCSC shared a presentat

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A gift to Huntington County

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE: A close up of the setting for the Declaration of Independence at the Veterans Memorial at Memorial Park in Huntington. The document, made of quarter-inch bronze, weighs 60 pounds. Once completed, the concrete settings will be encased with brick and mortar.

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com The new Charters of Freedom setting was to be unveiled at the Veterans Day ceremonies on Saturday, but despite the installment remaining unfinished, the dedication ceremony pushed ahead. In the next few weeks, the permanent

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Arrests

Saturday, Nov. 9 Steven James De La Torre, 23, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, operating vehicle with schedule I or II substance, operating vehicle while intoxicated, child endangerment Tavis Nathaniel Chaney, 37, possession of marijuana, poss

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Blotter

Huntington County Sheriff Department 8:17 a.m., Saturday, 7031 West 100 North, Photographs by Saundra, animal problem 1:02 p.m., Saturday, 5707 W Maple Grove Road, missing person 3:25 p.m., Saturday, 5882 South 600 West, suspected overdose 7:00 p.m., Saturday, 841

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Teacher activism brings closure

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com Huntington County Community School Corporation announced that classes will be canceled on Tuesday, Nov. 19, after more than 115 educators requested personal leave to attend the Red for Ed Action Day in Indianapolis. “P

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Memorial completes Circle of Honor

HONOR:Rodney Funk, president of the Huntington County Veterans Council presented Fetters with a plaque from the Huntington County Veterans Council for his efforts behind the Veterans Memorial at Memorial Park in Huntington.

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com During the Veterans Day celebration at Memorial Park, the Huntington County Veterans Council honored Mayor Brooks Fetters for his efforts behind the Veterans Memorial. Rodney Funk, president of the Huntington County Veterans Coun

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Veterans give back

DONATION: A $1,500 donation from American Legion Post 7 on Nov. 4 added to the Purple Heart Gateway Arch’s campaign.

by James Ehle jehle@h-ponline.com Several Huntington veterans are choosing to continue giving back to their communities through Huntington’s Purple Heart Gateway Arch committee. City Councilman Seth Marshall, who was stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Ch

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