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Gov 2017

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb visited Jay County last week. What issues would you most like to see him address in his first year?


 

  • Hospital freezes pension plan
    With financial difficulties continuing to loom large over Jay County Hospital, its board took a step Wednesday to cut costs.
  • Finalizing details
    Construction of Bluff Point Wind Energy Center is expected to begin June 1 and should be wrapped up by Thanksgiving.

  • Congressman visits
    Freshman congressman Jim Banks plans to use his time in Congress to strengthen security in the U.S. and pass laws that empower state and local governments.
  • The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a 170-year sentence for former Portland resident Charles Whittington.
  • County signs billing contract
    Billing for the county’s emergency medical service will be outsourced to a Michigan firm, and two clerical positions will be eliminated, Jay County Commissioners decided Tuesday.
  • The line is longer than expected.
  • To the editor: February 19 through 24 is Tri Kappa Week in Indiana.
  • To the editor: In the not too distant past, so-called President-elect Donald Trump promised to “Drain the Swamp.”
  • In the last few years, there’s been much discussion about the number of manufacturing and other blue collar jobs that have been lost to outsourcing, enabled by free trade agreements like NAFTA. Though that topic certainly deserves discussion, I think another aspect of the job loss equation is being left out.
  • To the editor: This year, payday lenders have put heavy pressure on our lawmakers to give them a new carve-out in state statute.
  • Fort Recovery Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Citizen of the Year & Hall of Fame Banquet on March 12 in the Fort Recovery Middle School Auditeria.
  • Area students graduated from Ball State University in December of 2016.
  • “I’m sorry my son turned you into a frog . . .” is how my daughter, Beth, recently began a text to her youngest son’s kindergarten teacher.
  • Printmaking exhibit set
    The exhibit “Student and Mentor” is on display through March 12 at Arts Place, 131 E. Walnut St. in Portland.
  • Fort Recovery High School named students to the second quarter honor roll.
Third House Session
State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) and Rep. Greg Beumer (R-Modoc) speak held a Third House Session on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Portland.
Brassissimo! at Arts Place
Brassissimo! trumpet ensemble plays a medley of "Hark! The Hearald Angels Sing!" and "Deck the Halls" on Dec. 7, 2016, during the MusicWorks Holiday Ensemble Concert at Arts Place.

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