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This listing of government bodies meetings for the coming week is compiled from notices provided to The Courier-Times. People planning to attend may wish to contact the group first to be sure the meeting has not been canceled. MONDAY New Castle Utility Review Board

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June meetings planned for White Estates residents

Residents in the White Estates Subdivision located south of New Castle will have two additional opportunities to provide input and ask questions about the proposed sanitary sewer project planned for the 229 homes there. Henry County Commissioners have announce

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For the Record

POLICE May 17 Jacob Fadeley, 28, was arrested and preliminarily charged with possession of a syringe.  Two juveniles were arrested and charged with battery, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief following an incident in the 600 block of Parkview Drive. 

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Former counselor's death being investigated as apparent heart attack

Courier-Times Staff Report The death of a former Henry County school counselor convicted of sexually exploiting children is being investigated as an apparent heart attack, prison officials said. According to the the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Safford

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A commitment to the future

Shenandoah High School senior and New Castle Career Center studentCoulter Alm committed to attendVincennes University after completing his summer internship at Crown Equipment. Pictured in front row, from left, are NCCC Precision Machine Trades instructor Greg Dickerson, Alm, andVincennes Vice President for Workforce Development/Community Services David Tucker. Back row, from left, NCCC Director Chris Lamb, Crown Equipment ambassador Scott Reasoner, Shenandoah High School Counselor Matthew Riednerand NCCC Assistant Director Mackenzie Jackson.

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com The days following high school graduation can leave some teens wondering “What’s next?” A group of students from the New Castle Career Center already know the answer. Friday morning, nine seniors fro

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Township government inspirations

Beverly Matthews, left, poses with daughter Ashley Huffman, right. Huffman, the top vote-getter for Henry Township Advisory Board in the May 8 primary, credited her mom for being an inspiration to get involved in community issues.

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com For Nancy Webb it was dad. Ashley Huffman’s inspiration, on the other hand, came from mom. Both were all in, so to speak, during this year’s primary election, thanks to family inspirations, particularly w

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High school principal announces resignation

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com New Castle High School Principal Chris Walker has accepted a position at Loogootee Community Schools. Loogootee is located in Martin County, about an hour southwest of Bloomington. Thursday evening, the Loogootee School Bo

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HICKORY CREEK CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Hickory Creek Healthcare Foundation residents George Butcher, left, and Jenny Stevens, right, tapped their feet to classic tunes and enjoyed lunch outside Friday during Hickory Creek’s inaugural car show. Residents voted for Best in Show and awarded a large trophy to their favorite automobile.

HICKORY CREEK CLASSIC CAR SHOW

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Titans earn college certifications

Pictured fromleftare Jocelyn Paull, Zoe Pew, Rylee Baker, Kayanna Turner, Keayra Hamby, Madison Penkal and Andrew Glaze. Fellow Titans Alyssa Nuzzi, Gary Roberts, Ryan Mogg, Josiah Jackson and Justin Greene are not pictured but also earned the Ivy Tech Technical Certificate.

By Travis Weik - tweik@thecouriertimes.com A group of Tri High School students gathered together Thursday before the Ivy Tech Community College graduation ceremony at Emens Auditorium on the Ball State University campus. They had each earned an Ivy Tech Technical C

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

TODAY AA: 7:30 p.m. St. James Episcopal. AA: 9 p.m. First Baptist Church. SATURDAY NA: 6 p.m. The Sanctuary. Sons of Legion: 1 p.m. 419 New York Ave. Grand Avenue Baptist Men’s Prayer Breakfast: 9 a.m. at the church. All men welcome. SUNDAY Celebrate Recovery

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Quite a paper trail

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com Heavier than an elephant. More than two grand pianos. Nearly three mini vans worth. Those were near equivalents of just how much paper was received by the Henry County Solid Waste Management Distr

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Local briefs

Food-giveaway is today Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana will provide food for families in need at the monthly Second Harvest Tailgate Program from 9 to 11 a.m. today, May 18, at First Baptist Church, 709 S. Memorial Drive, New Castle. The distributi

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YMCA Theater Camp enters sixth year

Actors ranging from ages 6-18 participated in the Theater Camp’s performance of Shrek Jr. last summer.

Five years ago, Henry County YMCA Program Director Bridget Duggleby noticed a need to serve the whole child and reach more children. While the Y was known for having athletic programs and activities, something was missing. So, Duggleby and

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TIGER CHAMPS

Hagerstown Elementary School has announced theTiger Champ students for May. Back row, from left, areBrynnFahl (5th grade), Oliver Caldwell (3rd grade), Emily Hill (4th grade), NoahLaBoyteaux (6th grade) and Warren Smtih (2nd grade). Front row, from left, areArabellaPeirce (Kindergarten), Carter Fultz (Kindergarten) and Raylan Dalrymple (1stgrade).

TIGER CHAMPS

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Kindergarten tour de force

A total of 120 students graduated from Sunnyside’s Kindergarten Academy Wednesday evening in Bundy Auditorium.

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com Donned in everything from red firefighter hats, sailor caps, cheerleading outfits and railroad engineer clothes, New Castle kindergarten students dazzled a packed house of parents, family and friends Wednesday night

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GIVING BACK TO THE BALLPARK

New Castle Little League Groundskeeper and Board Member Brad Dorn, left, accepted two donated red maple trees from Todd Thalls, right, Thursday morning. Thalls was on the 1971 State Runner-up Little League team and the ball diamonds still hold a lot of memories for him. “That was the best summer of my life,” Thalls said.Heis reaching out to other members of the ‘71 team to try getting six more trees donated and planted around the outfield.

GIVING BACK TO THE BALLPARK

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For the Record

POLICE May 15 A dog bit a child in the 2000 block of Plum St., and also attacked another dog. Animal control was contacted.  A resident in the 2000 block of Grand Ave. reported that her cat continuously goes to another property, where it was tossed into the st

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Crider's is coming back

Sebastian “Bash” Crider takes a bite out of his family’s famous double-decker Fieldhouse Special and onion rings. Crider’s BBQ Bash will have the classics and new offerings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Memorial Dayat their new location, 530 S. Main St., New Castle.

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com Crider’s Drive-In was famous in the ’60s, especially for their homemade onion rings. Kenny and Janice Crider owned and operated the drive-in. Their boys, Greg and Jan, worked the kitchen, too. Once the fam

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GETTING BACK ON TRACK

Road crews broke out the heavy machinery this week to fix the road between the train tracks on Broad Street in New Castle. The next step is for crews toapplya final layer of asphalt from 15th Street to 31st Street.

GETTING BACK ON TRACK

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Teacher farewells, hoorays highlight Beard meeting

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com Outstanding teachers — one who is leaving and another who brought honor to the school — were a main topic of conversation for the Charles A. Beard Memorial School Corp. Board earlier this week. The board

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OUT ABOUT FAITH

Farmers market: The Henry County Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, parking lot on the corner of Main and Race Streets. Karaoke: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fridays, Eagles 933. Information: 529-1013. Saturdays: Stars & Stripes Raffle. New Castle-Henry County Kiwan

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Community calendar

TODAY Democrat Club of Henry County: 7 p.m. UAW, 200 N. Main St. New Castle. Henry County Wordsmiths Writers Group: 6:30-8:30 p.m. New Castle-Henry County Community Library. AA: 7:30 p.m. Kennard Friends Church. AA: 7:30 p.m. St. Anne Parish Center. TOPS: 5:50 p.m.

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Tri freshman is BPA national champ

Pictured from left are Tri High School BPA members Cameron Turner, Mason Rottinghaus, Kayanna Turner and Brittany Alvarez at the national conference in Dallas, Texas.

The Tri High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) Chapter sent four students to compete at the 2018 Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas last week. Cameron Turner, a ninth-grade Titan, finished f

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Career center recognizes graduates

Culinary Arts instructor Lou Nell Richardson, left, hands student Bre Sexton the industry certifications that Sexton earned during her time at the Career Center.Richardsonwas honored Tuesday with a bouquet of flowers for teaching over 20 years. She will retire at the end of the school year.

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com Every spare parking space was snatched up Tuesday evening as families from all over Henry County gathered at Bundy Auditorium to celebrate the students of the New Castle Career Center. The 38th annual NCCC Honor Program re

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Volunteer fire department breaks ground for new station

Jennifer Lykens, left, cuts a piece of cake for her daughter, Olivia, after the groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday. The celebratory cakeread: “Thank you for the new fire station.”

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com “Is it done yet?” Carlos Riddle was only partially joking when he asked about the new fire station going in on Ind. 35. Riddle is a captain in the Blountsville/Stoney Creek Township Volunteer Fire Dep

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LOCAL BRIEFS

Election Board meets Friday The Henry County Election Board will meet at 1 p.m. Friday in the Henry County Justice Center, Room 110, 1215 Race St., New Castle.  – Information provided  Commissioners change meeting date The Henry County Commissioners

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American Legion hosting Memorial Day services at area cemeteries

The William O. Frazier Post 333 of the American Legion of Hagerstown will be conducting Memorial Day services at nine area cemeteries on Monday, May 28 to honor those who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.  The schedule is as follows and the

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History, art collide at Main and Broad

This early painting of Miles Murphey was done in 1838. Murphey was a legislator and businessman in New Castle. Built in the 1850s to house his store, the massive building at Broad and Main is the oldest in the downtown business district and one of the oldest in Henry County.

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com Renowned author Oscar Wilde once wrote “Life imitates art more than art imitates life.” Monday night, New Castle Mayor Greg York and local art enthusiast Steve Weidert discovered, however, that where hist

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GIVING IT HIS BEST SHOT

Dr. Doug Schweikhardt of Buck Creek Veterinary Clinic gave a rabies vaccination to Elvis the cat Wednesday morning whileMadeline Hoover, a junior at Tri High School, assisted. Hoover participates in the veterinary science program at the New Castle Career Center, whichhosted the low-cost vaccination clinic. About 40 people scheduled appointments to have their pets vaccinated during the event, but walk-in patients were also accepted.

GIVING IT HIS BEST SHOT

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Charges pending for man arrested twice this month

Courier-Times Staff Report A New Castle man has been arrested twice this month, mostly recently accused of shoving a woman into a wall, which allegedly knocked her unconscious.  Andrew AJ Black, 18, was first arrested May 3 and charged with domestic

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'This is an incredible offer'

Lisa Lee, a 1981 New Castle graduate, speaks to a large crowd of White Estate s residents during a public meeting on a proposed sewer project. Lee played three sports for Trojan girls teams when she was a student.

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth and final article in a series about plans to solve the long-standing sewer issues in the White Estates Subdivision located south of New Castle and how a unique partners

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For the Record

POLICE May 15 Scott Draper, 51, was arrested and preliminarily charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and public intoxication.  An intoxicated male in front of a gas station in the 2000 block of S. Main St. was taken home by police and trespassed f

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Students learn about water cycle, job options

South Henry Regional Waste District employee Tricia Haler presents a program to students at Tri Elementary.

South Henry Regional Waste District’s Tricia Haler recently presented the “Wonderful Water” program to second through fourth grade students at Tri Elementary School. South Henry Regional Waste District has partnered with the school syste

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Scoring some points for The Hoosier Gym

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com “If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don’t care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we’re gonna be w

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Community may tour school buildings Saturday

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com It has been one month since New Castle schools called together volunteer groups of educators, parents and concerned citizens to form a long-term planning task force. New Castle Community School Corporation Superintendent

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School sidewalks coming this summer

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com Students who walk to and from Riley Elementary School are going to be a bit safer next school year. New Castle’s bike and pedestrian plan calls for sidewalks on Riley Road and South Main Street that will border the e

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Local briefs

Knightstown band to play Sunday The Knightstown High School Band, under the direction of Alexa Myers, will be playing during the 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 20 service at Knightstown United Methodist Church. Parents and friends are invited to attend. – Provid

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For the Record

POLICE May 14 Andrew Black, 18, was arrested and preliminarily charged with battery, battery on a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement.  A large brown and white Akita mix dog was reported barking and chasing people near 18t

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Mayor frustrated with INDOT efforts on Broad St.

New Castle Mayor Greg York holds a broken piece of a newly-installed curb in his hand as he talked about his frustration with state construction efforts on Broad Street.

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com New Castle Mayor Greg York stopped his truck, walked over to what was supposed to be a resurfaced area of Broad Street and stuck his foot into a hole on the road. A few minutes later, he picked up a piece of concrete

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HOOSIER HISTORY IN ACTION

Riley Elementary School fourth-grader Thomas Cobb, left, portrays the school’s namesake, James Whitcomb Riley, during a wax museum Tuesday morning. First-graders Annie Joplin, right, and Wyatt Hudson, enjoyed learning about the famous poet.

HOOSIER HISTORY IN ACTION

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A literal and lateral godsend

An overhead display at Thursday’s White Estates sewer project meeting emphasizes a key point.

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third article in a series about plans to solve the long-standing sewer issues in the White Estates Subdivision located south of New Castle and how a unique partnership between city

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Local high schools rank among best in the state

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com Shenandoah High School in Middletown is nationally-ranked and listed in the top 10 percent of Indiana high schools. U.S. News & World Report looked at several factors from the 2016-2017 school year to determi

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

TODAY AA: 7 p.m. Middletown United Methodist Church, 625 High St. Knights of Pythias: 7 p.m. Pythias Hall. Noon Optimists: Mancino’s. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church: 7-8:30 p.m. NA: 6 p.m. Sanctuary Church Family Life Center, 2208 Broad St. AA: 7:30 p.m. east e

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Housing committee looking to stabilize neighborhoods

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com There are a lot of people in and around New Castle working to make the city a safer and more beautiful place to live. The Henry County Housing Committee, Raintree Habitat for Humanity, Healthy Communities of Henry County,

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TINY DANCERS

Dancers, from left, Mallory Stansbury, Makiah Harker and Sevada Lawson participated in a five-week ballet camp at the New Castle-Henry County Public Library. Saturday, the girls performed part of their routine inspired by “Alice In Wonderland” in the library’s auditorium. They will perform again at 7 p.m. Friday at Cornerstone Center for the Arts in Muncie with dancers from the Muncie Ballet Studio.

TINY DANCERS 

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CAR SHOW BENEFITS LOCAL FAMILY

Joe Mullins of New Castle stands beside the 1957 Cadillac de Ville he pulled from a barn in southeastern Ohio about six months ago. Mullins, a member of the Scroungers ICE (Indiana Central East Region) Car Club, said he intends for the car to be as original as possible. Mullins was one of several people who attended a car show Saturday at New Castle Motorsports Park. Other car clubs, such as Corvette Indy, also attended the show after being rained out last month. During the event, the car show host, car club Ko$tly Obsessions, handed out 23 trophies and door prizes. Participants could also participate in “car limbo,” which is like regular limbo, but vehicles went under the bars instead, said Ko$tly Obsessions president and event organizer Kyle Eaton.

CAR SHOW BENEFITS LOCAL FAMILY 

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JUSTIN STEINWACHS 10TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL CAR SHOW

Photo provided LEFT: The 10th annual Justin Steinwachs Memorial Car Show was Saturday inKnightstown’s Public Square. Steinwachs, a car enthusiast, passed away in 2009 at age 24.This year,151 carsregistered for the event.All proceeds went to Knightstown youth. Dash plaques were given to the first 100 people who registered. There were also Top 75 and specialty trophies, food, door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and a silent auction. The event was co-sponsored by Beautify Knightstown, Inc. and Knightstown Main Street.ABOVE: Also part of Saturday’s car show was a balloon release and a performance from the Hazard Bound Band.Photos provided

JUSTIN STEINWACHS MEMORIAL CAR SHOW

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CATHERINE EXTRAVAGANZA

The Catherine Extravaganza turned into a family event for Carter, Amanda and Bailey Hamilton and Margie Carter. A spaghetti supper Saturday evening served as a fundraiser to help make the upcoming red carpet premiere of the movie a success.

CATHERINE EXTRAVAGANZA 

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Local briefs

Old Farts Car Show planned at Wilbur Wright Birthplace HAGERSTOWN — The Old Farts Car Club is hosting a car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9 at the Wilbur Wright Birthplace, 1525 N. County Road 750 E., Hagerstown. Admission is $10. There will

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Sewer project a court-ordered blessing

New Castle City Engineer Keith Bryant, right, answers a question from White Estates property owner Duane Chamberlin, left, after last Thursday’s public meeting concerning a sewer project for the subdivision. Another public meeting is planned in the near future.

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second article in a series about plans to solve the long-standing sewer issues in the White Estates Subdivision located south of New Castle and how a unique partnership between cit

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For the Record

POLICE May 12 Robert Shepard, 41, was arrested and preliminarily charged with resisting law enforcement, public intoxication, disorderly conduct and battery on a police officer.  May 13 Melissa A. Murphy, 45, was arrested and preliminarily charged with public

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Ex-counselor convicted of sexually exploiting children dies

Courier-Times Staff Report A former Henry County school counselor convicted of sexually exploiting children has died.  Inmate Darrell Hughes, 59, was listed as deceased as of May 6, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website.  The cause of Hughes&

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'Becoming Legends' takes Titan 500 by 13 laps

Team members of “Becoming Legends” celebrated their Titan 500 victory Friday the same way as Indy car drivers – with a bottle of cold milk. Pictured in the back row, standing are, left to right,Danika Byers, Aiden Houchins and Ava Houchins, along with 500 Festival Princess Katie Pfaff, who is a Tri High School graduate. Behind the steering wheel in Jonah Cox.

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com They called themselves “Becoming Legends.” They had a teammate “Danika.” And by the time the 32nd annual Titan 500 was over, the foursome of Jonah Cox, Aiden Houchins, Ava Houchins and Danika

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Middletown man injured following shooting

One man was shot early Sunday morning in the 4800 block of W. Ind. 38 near Cadiz. Alcohol may have played a role, police said.

By KATIE CLONTZ - kclontz@thecouriertimes.com Just after 2 a.m. Sunday, law enforcement were called the 4800 block of W. Ind. 38 near Cadiz because a man had been shot. Cody P. Rudy, 20, Middletown, suffered a single gunshot wound to the back, according to a press

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