City puts TIF district on hold for now

By DAVE SCHULTZ It appears that the proposed Jaysun Park tax increment financing district on Bluffton’s south side will sit dormant for awhile and may...

Police Notebook: 2-3-16

INCIDENTS City: Tuesday, 11:16 a.m., residence in the 300 block of Whitebridge Court. Residence broken into, ransacked and items stolen while the homeowners were away. Tuesday, 1:21...

Wells Court Docket: 2-3-16

Wells Superior Court Criminal Cases Preliminary plea of not guilty entered for Catherine L. Peterson, 35,Craigville, on one count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering...

Library opens winter reading program with harp, history, hot chocolate

By BARBARA BARBIERIWhile sampling hot chocolate concoctions Wells County readers would sign up for the Wells County Public Library’s “Reading ... It’s Golden” winter...

Butcher will be new principal at Lancaster Elementary School

By MATTHEW LeBLANC Assistant Principal Ginger Butcher will replace Lancaster Central Elementary School Principal Cathy Dunwiddie in July, when Dunwiddie retires.Butcher has worked for the...

One-pot meth lab found in city

By JESSICA WILLIAMS Bluffton police are investigating after a methamphetamine lab was discovered in a vehicle on Bluffton’s southeast side Monday. A concerned citizen reported suspicious...

Trash containers near roadway vex county highway employees

By JESSICA WILLIAMS The Wells County Highway Department is facing problems with large trash containers being placed in their rights of way, the Wells County...

Plane could find home in Ossian park

By GLEN WERLING Former Ossian Park Board president Steve Andrews would like to make a huge donation to the parks department — an A-7 aircraft. And...

Ossian officials hear options from county Drainage Board

By JESSICA WILLIAMS Officials from the Town of Ossian received some direction Monday morning from the county’s surveyor and drainage board on two items. Ossian Town...

Police Notebook: 2-2-16

INCIDENTS City: Monday, 5:36 p.m., residence in the 700 block of West Wiley Avenue. Richard Gene Marks, 30, Bluffton, and Brittney Mae Marks, 28, Bluffton, were...