Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:12 AM
Updates to the Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC) COVID-19 Re-entry Plan and the OSHA COVID-19 policy were discussed during the HCCSC Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, Jan. 10.
HCCSC Superintendent Chad Daugherty said that, in accordance with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), HCCSC has decided on several updates to its policy.
Friday, January 14, 2022 11:37 AM
Huntington Police Chief Cory Boxell announced the promotions of two veterans of the Huntington Police Department and welcomed a new officer to the team on Thursday, Jan. 6.
Eric Fluck, who has served more than five years as a detective and eight years total with the Huntington Police Department (HPD), has been promoted to captain. Chief Boxell noted that Fluck has proven himself a “true leader,” great detective and even better supervisor in remarks during a ceremony at the Huntington City Building.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:48 PM
During the first regular Warren Town Council meeting of 2022 on Monday, Jan. 10, Becky and Jeff Souder presented two Historic Warren, Inc. updates to the council.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:11 PM
On Wednesday, Jan. 5, Gary Snyder announced he is running for the Democratic nomination for Indiana’s Third Congressional District. Snyder is the President of the Indiana Talks Network, a syndicated statewide news and opinion program, and publisher of The SnydeReport in Indiana and Michigan, a digital media publication.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:00 PM
The Huntington County Democrats will start the new year with monthly meetings. The first will be today, Monday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m.
All meetings take place at the UAW Local 2209, located at 5820E-900N, Roanoke.
The group encourages anyone wanting to run for one of the 68 open seats in the 2022 election to attend this organization meeting.
By Emily Wyatt - Tuesday, January 11, 2022 11:54 AM
During the first 2022 Roanoke Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 4, the council appointed their officials for the year.
Councilwoman Mandy Sands was elected president and former president Dave Meitzler was elected as the new vice president.
The council liaisons for each town department are as follows:
• Police: Councilwoman Joan Abbott.
• Fire: Councilman Nick Scheer.
• Park: Councilman Pat Scher.
• Utility: Vice President Meitzler.
• Library: President Sands.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 11:52 AM
Wednesday, Jan. 5, marked the first day that interested parties were eligible to file for candidacy in the 2022 primary and general elections, and a few filings have already taken place since then.
According to Shelley Septer, the Huntington County Clerk of Courts, Wednesday was the first day that:
By Katelynn Farley - Tuesday, January 11, 2022 11:51 AM
Yet another variant of the coronavirus has popped up in the battle against COVID-19. The Omicron variant, which is said to spread more easily than previous versions of the virus, is the “main variant” on the scene according to Dr. Matt Pflieger, Huntington’s public health officer.
Friday, January 7, 2022 11:41 AM
The Huntington County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has released information regarding the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) County Readiness Assessment for 2021. Each year, the Huntington County EMA is evaluated with this assessment, which runs Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. Each assessment is due by the end of the calendar year and is handled by a district liaison.
Monday, January 3, 2022 5:11 PM
During the last Roanoke Town Council meeting of 2021 on Tuesday, Dec. 21, Town Marshal Jim Wood presented figures for Deputy Marshal Grant Baumgartner’s new vehicle, as well as updates on their animal control agreement and interest in getting their own K-9 officer.
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 4:03 PM
Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has announced several appointments to various state boards and commissions.
Behavioral Analyst Committee
The governor made five appointments to the new committee, who will serve until Dec. 31, 2025:
• Leila Allen (Mishawaka), chief clinical officer with Lighthouse Autism Center.
• Jill Forte (Roanoke), executive director with Children’s Autism Center, Inc.
• Vivian Heerens (Indianapolis), former IPS Innovation school teacher.
• Jesseca Hartman (Indianapolis), director of clinical operations with Damar ABA.
Monday, December 27, 2021 5:10 PM
During the last 2021 Warren Town Council meeting on Monday, Dec. 13, Michelle Schweikhardt was chosen as the next council member, effective Saturday, Jan. 1. She will be filling a vacancy in the council, due to President Ethan Stivers relocating to Kentucky.
In unrelated business, Clerk-Treasurer Marilyn Morrison reported that the town received notice that its County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT) plan will expire on Friday, Dec. 31.
Thursday, December 23, 2021 12:20 PM
Photo by Katelynn Farley
On Thursday, Dec. 16, members of the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department including Austin Smith (left) and Sheriff Chris Newton (right) brought the department’s new K-9 officer, Kylo Ren, to visit Santa and Shop with a Cop participants at the Huntington Wal-Mart. For more Shop with a Cop photos, go to page 5 of today’s edition of The TAB.
Thursday, December 23, 2021 12:18 PM
Those present at the Wednesday, Dec. 15, Markle Town Council meeting received a little lesson in inflation and deflation, courtesy of Council President Matthew Doss, as one of the tasks for the evening was to approve the 2022 Salary Ordinance for the town’s employees.
Each year, a salary ordinance is drawn up to reflect what the next coming year’s salary should be. Doss pointed out that there was a 5 percent increase to the salaries for town employees and for the police department and went on to explain the reasoning behind the increase.
By Katelynn Farley - Wednesday, December 22, 2021 5:27 PM
Monday, Dec. 13, marked the final Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC) Board of Trustees meeting for 2021, and several project and policy topics were discussed during the meeting.
Discussion regarding HCCSC’s COVID-19 protocol, as well as updates on quarantine and positivity rates, led directly into discussion about upcoming field trips for corporation students. According to HCCSC Superintendent Chad Daugherty, one of the biggest issues that COVID-19 is causing right now is with staffing – especially with bus drivers.