A state-wide smoking ban proposed by the Indiana House has a local bar owner fuming about added restrictions and exceptions. A bill to ban smoking in the state of Indiana still lingers in the Indiana House Monday night. Lawmakers want to expand the 2005 smoking ban to include no smoking in public places, enclosed areas [...]

POSTED: 01/31/12 at 9:46 am. FILED UNDER: News

Mr. Doug Hicks, principal of East Allen University has spoken to nearly all EACS eighth graders regarding the great opportunity that face them, East Allen University.  Mr. Hicks has provided detailed information about the Early College Academy that will open in the fall of 2012. East Allen University will be a highly focused high school [...]

POSTED: 01/31/12 at 7:35 am. FILED UNDER: Schools

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is looking to hire help for upcoming summer events, such as the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400, and the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix. Workers check and sell tickets, check coolers, park cars, and direct traffic. They work long days— typically 10-12 hours or more. Aside from hiring individuals, groups may raise [...]

POSTED: 01/31/12 at 7:30 am. FILED UNDER: Schools

Democrats boycott day in protest Niki Kelly | The Journal Gazette INDIANAPOLIS – Republicans on the Senate Pensions Committee voted Monday 6-1 to rubber-stamp the right-to-work bill after Democrats refused to participate in the hearing. The Democrats’ boycott couldn’t stop action on the bill because Senate Republicans have enough members to act on their own. [...]

POSTED: 01/31/12 at 7:16 am. FILED UNDER: News

Dr. Yost has been commissioned by the EACS Board of School Trustees to complete a study of the educational environment within the district as it relates to academic programs, academic standards, and the larger EACS community. Meeting will be February 1st, 2012, in the New Haven High School Library at 6:30 p.m. All Community Members [...]

POSTED: 01/30/12 at 7:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Class 4A Homestead Sectional has No. 4 South Side (18-1) playing the winner of Homestead (16-4) vs. Jay County (11-7). New Haven (5-13) gets the winner of Wayne (7-10) vs. Huntington North (4-14).  

POSTED: 01/30/12 at 7:17 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

MARYANN KEENER, 60 of New Haven, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at Lutheran Hospital. MaryAnn was a loving and devoted wife, loving and caring mother, grandmother and sister. She was born to the late Thomas S. and Alice Umphrey on April 7, 1951. She is survived by her [...]

POSTED: 01/30/12 at 7:13 am. FILED UNDER: Obits

Team results: 1. Snider 248, 2. New Haven 161, 3. Bishop Luers 123, 4. Heritage 118, 5. Concordia 110.5, 6. Homestead 109.5, 7. Woodlan 106.5, 8. Wayne 104, 9. South Side 75.5 Advancing individuals 106–1. Marquez (S), 2. Perkins (NH), 3. Reuille (H), 4. Hoot (Wo) 113–1. Johnson (SS), 2. Lovejoy (BL), 3. Humphrey (S), [...]

POSTED: 01/29/12 at 9:18 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Columbia City 10 14 11 20 –55 New Haven 13 6 7 8 –34 Columbia City: Bunyan 8, John 4, Goree 7, Opliger 14, Hicks 5, Hinen 13, Qureshi 2, Hansen 2 New Haven: Perkins 15, Upshaw 2, Martin 3, Braun 2, Hall 2, Huffman 4, Fendal 6

POSTED: 01/29/12 at 9:16 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

The Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio was honored with the Crystal Image Award presented by the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce at their annual banquet on January 26, 2012. The award is presented to a current Chamber member business that has demonstrated leadership within the Van Wert community by its many faceted [...]

POSTED: 01/28/12 at 8:18 am. FILED UNDER: Business