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Monday, July 28, 2014

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  • Man accused of confining, raping wife

    Man accused of confining, raping wife


    By: Times staff

    A Sullivan man is accused of holding his wife against her will, abusing her and raping her before his arrest this weekend.Michael James Tomes, 28, faces preliminary charges of criminal confinement, rape and domestic battery with a prior conviction after his arrest around 2:15 p.m. Saturday.Sullivan City Police Department Sgt. Dave Story, who is heading up the investigation, said details of the incident were still evolving Sunday night.“What she’s alleging at this point is that he...

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  • Gill monument 75 years in the making

    Gill monument 75 years in the making


    By: Dennis Clark

    It was a long time coming — 75 years, in fact — but you had a strong feeling William and Mary Ann Gill would have approved.A group of about 20 persons, including a few direct descendants, were on hand for a monument dedication ceremony on a sunny, breezy Saturday morning at Mt. Zion Cemetery, located about a half-mile west of New Lebanon.In a brief history lesson, the Gills first arrived at Fort Ledgerwood, near Carlisle, in 1804. Three years later, they settled out on the prairie...

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  • Salvation Army 2nd Back to School Blitz

    Salvation Army 2nd Back to School Blitz


    By: Dennis Clark

    The 2nd Back to School Blitz, co-sponsored by Salvation Army of Sullivan County and Buds and Blossoms, featured long lines of children and their families extending inside and outside the old Central Elementary School gym Saturday. This year, 125 kids picked up various items, including tennis shoes, school supplies, backpacks, socks and toiletries. "The Salvation Army had always donated school supplies directly to the schools," Salvation Army's Michele Smith said. "But a couple of years ag...

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  • Third person sentenced in theft of Shelburn convenience store

    Third person sentenced in theft of Shelburn convenience store


    By: Times staff

    A Jasonville woman was sentenced July 11 in Sullivan Superior Court for her role in a theft at a Shelburn convenience store in spring 2013.Amanda Pierce, 24, pleaded guilty to theft, a Class D felony, and was sentenced to three years in the Indiana Department of Corrections, with 687 days suspended and was credited with 204 days served and 204 days credit time. She was also placed on probation for 687 days.Two others involved in the incident had already been sentenced.Dustin Eugene Watts, 33,...

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  • Man sustains minor injuries following motorcycle accident

    Man sustains minor injuries following motorcycle accident


    By: Times staff

    A Greene County man was treated and released from Sullivan County Community Hospital after he was involved in an accident Friday.Craig Grabbe, 35, complained of leg pain after his motorcycle struck a vehicle that turned in front of him at the intersection of Section and Silver streets around 8:45 a.m. that day.“He was traveling northbound on South Section Street when I guess an elderly lady ... basically made a left turn onto Silver and didn’t see him,” said Sullivan City Po...

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  • THSSC moving forward under new leaders after president resigns

    THSSC moving forward under new leaders after president resigns


    By: Harold Bosstick

    New faces are behind the wheel at The Humane Society of Sullivan County.Jenn Petty was named the shelter’s manager earlier this year, and, after former board president Miranda Hay resigned, Julie Walkup stepped into that role.“I’ve always been an animal lover,” Walkup said. “I have six dogs right now, and I had time available ...“I’ve volunteered a bit in the past,” she continued. “And, then, I was asked to join the board ...in the fall of...

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  • Former WVCF guard pleads guilty in federal trafficking case; Local charges dropped as a result

    Former WVCF guard pleads guilty in federal trafficking case; Local charges dropped as a result


    By: Times staff

    A Dugger man, who was named in an indictment regarding a prison drug ring and charged with trafficking with an inmate, recently pleaded guilty in federal court and had his local case dropped.Jon Williams Dobbins, 39, was originally charged with possession of marijuana, trafficking with an inmate, possession of paraphernalia, battery and resisting law enforcement on July 17, 2012 in Sullivan Superior Court.Those charges have since been dropped because they were related to the same circumstance...

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