Training for life

Ed Crismore’s train collection will go on sale March 12 By GLEN WERLING One upon a time four ribbons of steel tied Uniondale with New York...

Trial of murder suspect arrested here to begin Monday

By JESSICA WILLIAMS The jury trial of a man arrested in Bluffton and charged in the August 2014 asphyxiation murder of an Indianapolis teen is...

Police Notebook: 3-4-16

INCIDENTS City: Thursday, 5:07 p.m., Sleepy Hollow mobile home park. Collectible cards stolen from residence. County: Thursday, 10:43 a.m., 400 block of County Line Road, Markle. Verbal altercation...

Court News: 3-4-16

Wells Superior Court Civil Cases Petition for dissolution filed in the marriage of Brian J. Shelley, Bluffton, and Megan L. Shelley, Wapakoneta, Ohio. Wells Circuit Court Criminal Cases As...

Holcomb takes oath of office

By ARIC CHOKEY Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana Republican chairman Eric Holcomb was sworn in Thursday as the state’s new lieutenant governor, completing a...

Indiana House spikes bill limiting teachers unions

By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana House lawmakers on Thursday killed a proposal that would have diminished the power of teachers unions amid...

School district with lead scare will resume using tap water

By RICK CALLAHAN Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A rural school district in central Indiana struggling with elevated lead levels in its water will allow students...

Military beginning to recruit women for combat positions

By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The military services are already beginning to recruit women for combat jobs, including as Navy SEALs, and...

N-B sets Holy Week information deadline of Wednesday, March 16

The News-Banner will publish a roundup of Holy Week services — Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter — on Friday, March 18. The deadline for...

El Nino leaves much of drought-stricken California in the dust

By JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Heinlein surveys the steep mountainside that has repeatedly unleashed tons of mud into the backyard of...