Beginning Monday, July 6th at 7:00 a.m., Green Road, in New Haven, Indiana will be CLOSED from Berwick Lane to SR 930 until Thursday, July 9 will be closed for the water main installation for the Green Road Water Main Improvement Project (WMP-2010-08)
**No Detour will be posted**
ROAD CLOSURE Beginning Monday, May 18, 2015 Landin Road, in New Haven, Indiana will be closed at the Bullerman drain and 500 feet south of the bridge. The closure will be in effect until Wednesday, June 18, 2015.
**This has been extended; the closure will be in effect until Friday, July 10, 2015.
There are some important changes to laws in Indiana taking effect on July 1. Many of the changes impact drivers under the age of 21.
In an attempt to keep Hoosier driver’s eyes up and cut down on distracted driving, lawmakers changed state law to remove driving diversions for Hoosiers under 21.
Starting July 1, drivers under 21 are no longer able to use any sort of telecommunication device in the car. The restriction includes hands free and Bluetooth devices. The single exception to the law is calling 911 in case of an emergency.
“It is all designed for the safety of the driver. As we see distracted driving incidences continue to rise, this is just basically trying to put more of a hold on making sure that we decrease the number of distractions for drivers because they are ever increasing,” said Josh Gillespie, the Indiana BMV’s Deputy Communications Director.
In another attempt to cut down on distracted driving lawmakers placed restrictions on passengers for new drivers under 21. During the first six months of driving for anyone under 21, passengers must be 25 years or older. There are some exceptions for family members, spouses, and children.
“Within the first six months of driving, they cannot have any passengers in the car with them unless it is a driver who is 25 years or older or who is a spouse who is 21 years of age, or it could be a parent a guardian, a sibling,” said Gillespie.
Also on July 1, a controversial left lane driver law will take effect. The law stipulates, if a driver holds up traffic in the left lane, police can issue a fine to that driver up to $500.
New laws aren’t only impacting drivers though.
A landmark repeal of the state’s decades old common construction wage will take effect July 1. The law removes a required pay scale for public construction projects.
Also, the Governor signed Jenny’s law which takes effect July 1. The law takes the statute of limitations for certain rape cases in Indiana from five years to ten.
EACS DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION SELECTED
Mr. Dave Myers was recently named the Director of Transportation for the district. Mr. Myers began his teaching career in 1989. He became a teacher with EACS at Paul Harding High in 2000. In 2004, he transferred to New Haven High School during the district’s redesign process. For the past three years, he was the athletic director at New Haven High.
He was been named as an ‘Unsung Hero’ by a local newspaper for his service and dedication to EACS, his church and the community. Mr. Myers has held several coaching positions; he is also a former Teacher’s Association president and vice president and bargaining team representative. CONGRATULATIONS MR. DAVE MYERS!
Thousands still powerless; river flooding continues
More than 7,500 northeast Indiana I&M customers remained without power this morning after the weekend’s storms, and flooding continued on several area rivers.
As of 6:30 a.m., Indiana Michigan Power estimated 7,167 of its Allen County customers, or about 5 percent, were without power.The utility estimated 234 Noble County customers, or 2 percent, and 122 Huntington County customers, or 10 percent, had power out.
The Tiffin River near Stryker, Ohio, was forecast for major flooding, the National Weather Service said. It said moderate flooding was expected for the Maumee River in Fort Wayne, the St. Marys River near Decatur, the Maumee and Auglaize rivers near Defiance, Ohio, the St. Joseph River near Newville and the Little River above Huntington.
As of 9 p.m. Sunday, the Tiffin River was at 16.3 feet and rising near Stryker, the weather service said. Flood stage is 11 feet. The river is forecast to crest near 16.5 feet around 8 a.m. today and begin falling. At 16.5 feet, major flooding occurs in and around Stryker. A crest of 16 feet occurred in February 2008.
Other rivers expected to receive moderate flooding, according to the weather service:
MAUMEE RIVER, FORT WAYNE: At 9 p.m. Sunday the stage was 21.3 feet and rising. Flood stage is 17 feet. The river was forecast to fall below flood stage around 10 a.m. Thursday. At 21 feet, an increasing number of city streets begin to flood, the weather service said. Evacuations are necessary in Riverhaven, and numerous county roads are flooded.
ST. MARYS RIVER. DECATUR: At 9 p.m. Sunday the stage was 20.9 feet and falling. Flood stage is 17 feet. The river is forecast to fall below flood stage around 5 a.m. Thursday, the weather service said. At 20.5 feet, Indiana 101 north of Pleasant Mills is closed by floodwater, and extensive agricultural flooding is in progress.
MAUMEE RIVER. DEFIANCE. OHIO: At 1 a.m. today the stage was 18.5 feet and rising. Flood stage is 10 feet. The river is forecast to crest near 19 feet around 8 a.m. today and fall below flood stage around 9 a.m. Thursday. At 19 feet, east-side station pumps are activated, the weather service said.
New Haven man pleads guilty in Wells traffic deaths
A New Haven man has pleaded guilty in the April traffic deaths of three Wells County residents, the county prosecutor’s office said today.
Anthony W. Dager, 26, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Wells Circuit Court, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement. He is to be sentenced in August.
Dager was charged with three counts of operating a motor vehicle causing death in connection with the head-on crash on Indiana 1, which occurred about 4:45 a.m. April 4. He was the only one to survive the crash.
The New Haven High School Class of 1965 will celebrate their 50th Reunion Saturday, September 19th from 6-11 pm at the Hotel Fort Wayne (old Marriott) Cost $65.00 per person. Contact Denny Herman at 260-449-9670 /email firstname.lastname@example.org or Wayne Sovine 260-749-1716/ email email@example.com – reservation deadline July 29th.
Lost Classmates: William Blessing, Patricia Browne, Stan Clark, Barbara Day, Leslie Dickenson, David Finton, Wayne Gibson, MaryAnn Hoff, Judith Hughes, John Kressley, Robert Mellon, Gloria Norton, Linda Reichhart, Denny Swihart, Kenneth Thomas, Cheryl Valentine.
Heritage Park Receives National Award for Quality Care
Heritage Park is the recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The award will be presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).
“Heritage Park has demonstrated its commitment to providing quality care and I commend them for that,” said Christine Boldt, chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “I encourage Heritage Park to continue their quality journey by striving for the Silver and Gold levels.”
The award will be presented to Heritage Park during AHCA/NCAL’s 66th Annual Convention and Exposition, October 4-7, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas.
Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The program assists providers of long term and post-acute care services in achieving their performance excellence goals.
Heritage Park, located at 2001 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, is operated by American Senior Communities. For more information about the community, please visit the website at www.ASCSeniorCare.com/hp.
ROAD CLOSURE… Landin Road
**This has been extended; the closure will be in effect until 5:00p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015.
**Detour will be posted