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Man convicted after using spycam on 17-year-old

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com A man from Bippus pleaded guilty to a child exploitation charge, after he admitted to setting up two cell phones in his bathroom to videotape a minor, according to Huntington Circuit Court Documents. Derick E. Linc

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School accountability grades slip slightly

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Huntington County Community School Corporation’s school accountability grades, released by the Indiana Department of Education, dropped slightly, with four of the ten schools earning at least one letter grade

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Pickup Tower aids with holiday rush at Walmart

SCAN: Store Manager Jim Clark demonstrates how the Pickup Tower works. Once someone walks up to the tower, the screen automatically opens up and shows a place to scan the barcode which is sent to the customer’s phone after ordering online. Once scanning the barcode, the item is then distributed from the tower window above the screen.

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com In the past few weeks, Huntington Walmart shoppers might have noticed a 16-foot-tall pickup tower, at the front of the store between self-checkout and produce items. The tower’s goal is aimed at making online shopping a lit

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Supporting local businesses

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com With Thanksgiving and Black Friday approaching, communities are also prepping for Shop Small Saturday – and that includes the town of Roanoke. In order to remind communities the importance of shopping locally, Shop Small Sa

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The spirit of giving

HELP: Mary Ann Young helps a customer find some over-the-counter medications to help a family member who is visiting the hospital. Young recently began volunteering at the gift shop, but she has been volunteering at the hospital for eight years, ever since she retired as an x-ray technologist at PHH.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Gaylord Eutsler has been receiving therapy and rehabilitation from Parkview Huntington Hospital regularly for the past 12 years, but unlike most patients, he wanted to spend more time at the hospital. For nearly ei

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Local charged with arson, stalking

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Huntington County Community School Corporation has placed a classified employee on unpaid administrative leave as Kosciusko County officials investigate two fires at Barbee Lake in late October. Huntington resident

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Empowering young entrepreneurs

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com The Huntington Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE) have been up and running for a few months now and are continuing to work on awareness, branding and overall growth. The group, which aims to provide an outlet for young

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The Pulse Opera House, uncovered

PAPERS: Cynthia Smyth-Wartzok looks through papers in the notebook she kept from her thesis, on the Pulse stage. The notebook is filled with notes, retyped articles and examples of articles she found.

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com When the Pulse Opera House’s Managing Director, Cynthia Smyth-Wartzok, was growing up, she listened to her grandfather – a lover of history – tell stories about Warren and the opera house which sat in the middle

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Fetters seeks third term

Photo by Andrew Maciejewski/Huntington Herald-Press SPEECH: Mayor Brooks Fetters announces his intentions to run for a third term, as the audience at Nick’s Kitchen claps in support.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Mayor Brooks Fetters announced his intentions to seek a third term as Mayor of Huntington, Friday, saying he plans to continue building the community through increased public engagement and economic development. Fe

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Aboard the USS Indiana

U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Leah Stiles Sub: The crew of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Indiana (SSN 789) salute after brining the ship to life during the boat’s commissioning ceremony. Indiana is the U.S. Navy’s 16th Virginia-class fast-attack submarine and the third ship named for the state of Indiana.

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com When the USS Indiana (SSN 789), a 16th Virginia-class nuclear submarine, departs from the dock in Connecticut, it will not only carry the Indiana name, it will carry Indiana heritage as well. This United States N

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Turkey Trot grows in 14th year

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com The annual Pathfinder Services Turkey Trot will be racing through town Thanksgiving morning, for the 14th year in a row. The race includes a one mile and a 5K which begins at the Huntington McDonald’s. Last year 1,117 peopl

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Warming expected after dreary weekend

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com Though cold and wet weather brought ice to the area on Thursday, once the system moves out by the end of the weekend, temperatures should start to get a little warmer. According to Meterologist Geoffrey Heidelberger with the Nati

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Markle eyes $1.5 M internet project

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Installing a high-speed, fiber-optic network in the Town of Markle is estimated to cost $1.5 million, according to the feasibility study presented Wednesday that was commissioned by the town council in July. The st

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