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Local dentist promotes National Children's Dental Health Month for 19th year Doctor George Mansfield asked for four volunteers. Cortland Elementary School second-graders Becca Herbert, Leah Wente, Brynley Bowman and Cooper Fritsch were chosen, and they walked to the back of the classroom. Heather Rowe with Seymour Family Dentistry slipped a pink shirt over Herbert and white shirts over the other three students.

Valeo Take 10 gives back to community A company's success isn't measured by just production and profit margins. Giving back to the community is an important value of Valeo North America, a vehicle lighting systems manufacturer in Seymour. One year ago, striving to be good corporate citizens, the company started a new philanthropic initiative called Valeo Take 10.

It's official: Lucas Bros. coming back to Columbus Sandwich Shop is returning to Columbus. The restaurant, which first opened 83 years ago near Fourth and Washington streets, hasn't been in operation since 2013. That was the year the last location near State Street and Indiana Avenue was closed by owner Cheri L.

Man gets max sentence in 2-year-old Greenwood robbery A Shelbyville man was sentenced to four years in prison and one year probation for his involvement in a Greenwood robbery that injured two people. Levi S.

City employee becomes ordained When 59-year-old Floyd Amburgey started working at Seymour City Hall, he thought he wouldn't last three weeks. "Not that I didn't like it there, but I just didn't think they'd keep me," Amburgey said.

1619 Project slavery-themed video to be shown A video of the launch event for The New York Times' 1619 Project detailing the beginning of U.S. slavery and its impact will be shown Tuesday and Feb. 27 at two different locations. The Columbus Human Rights Commission is hosting the free showings. The Tuesday event will be from 1 to 3 p.m.

Schneck Medical Center focused on community outreach While Schneck Medical Center offers a lot of services within its building, the Seymour hospital also reaches beyond its walls to serve the community. During a hospital board meeting Feb.

Police Investigating Deadly Accident on I-70 in Indiana Indiana State Police are investigating a crash on Interstate 70 in Vigo County that claimed the life of one person Sunday afternoon. Just after 2 p.m., a Jeep was traveling westbound near the Indiana state line when the driver slammed into the rear of a moving 2012 Volvo semi-trailer, according to a news release from state police.

Young congratulates Columbus teen on senior project Todd Young, R-Indiana, made a stop in Jackson County on Feb. 14 to meet Hunter Wart, the teen who raised funds for a Safe Haven Baby Box in Seymour, and get a firsthand look at how the box operates.

Brownstown shows out for girls basketball team If the fall sports season was any sort of indication, the Brownstown Central girls basketball team was going to have a very loud fan section following them around this winter.

Self-defense: Columbus police to offer SAFE classes Columbus Police Department has scheduled its SAFE classes for 2020. SAFE, which stands for "Situational Awareness for Everyday," is training offered by the department in a one-day safety course that was initially designed for high school senior girls, and this year being expanded to be offered for the first time to high school senior boys.

Franklin College professor earns prestigious Fulbright grant In the theaters and performing spaces of 1920s and 1930s Berlin, creativity and artistry were exploding in exciting new ways. Cabaret theaters were the cutting edge of culture at the time, bringing song and dance together with satire and parody. Performers in the cabarets were stars, and one of the most luminous was Paul O'Montis.

Family, friends host vigil for teenager who was shot and killed - Loved ones hosted a vigil for a teenager who was shot and killed last week. Police said 15-year-old Eric McDonnell was beaten and shot in an alley near McKee and Euclid Avenue in Fort Wayne. Officers said this happened on Wednesday night after 7 P.M.

2Toms Brewing Company to host 2nd Annual Beer and Chili Cook-off on Monday - 2Toms Brewing Company will host the 2nd Annual Beer and Chili Cook-off on Monday. Tom Carpenter, the owner of 2Toms Brewing Company said the event will take place at 2Toms Brewing Company. The brewery is located at 3676 North Wells Street in Fort Wayne.

Indiana Township police dog Ares preps for retirement Indiana Township police dog Ares is making the most of his last month on duty. The drug-sniffing dog will be the special guest at a retirement party thrown by Fairview Elementary students in Fox Chapel Area School District. Ares joined the township police department in 2010 and became an instant celebrity of sorts among district students.

Democrat Alex Sabol announces run for Indiana House District 25 - A Tippecanoe County man is throwing his hat into the ring for the Indiana House of Representatives District 25 seat. Alex Sabol announced his candidacy Sunday afternoon at the Tippecanoe County Democratic headquarters among friends, family and potential future colleagues like Rep.

Mad Ants fall short of comeback, lose to Canton - The Fort Wayne Mad Ants could not string buckets together in the second half to erase a deficit to the Canton Charge, losing 124-113. The Mad Ants were without starting point guard, Walt Lemon Junior this weekend, as he is home with family matters. Brian Bowen II stepped into that scoring role, posting a career-high 34 points.

Helicopter crash leaves pilot in critical condition - A helicopter crash left one pilot in critical condition. Officers with the Wabash County Sheriff's Office said first responders responded near State Highway 114 on Sunday evening. Officials said a call about the crash came in around 6:13 P.M. Sheriff Ryan Baker said a helicopter crashed in a field about 1.5 miles from North Manchester.

Hope Academy helps students struggling with substance abuse disorder INDIANAPOLIS - Getting sober and living a healthy life is a challenging journey for many Hoosiers living with addiction.

IPS investigating potential social media threat against elementary school INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Public Schools police are investigating a potential social media threat made against Christian Park School 82, an east side K-6 elementary school. In a statement released Sunday night, IPS said the district's police are working with local law enforcement to investigate the threat.

Bills Baby Clothes From Indiana Gets Donated To Local Goodwill There's a new selection of Bills baby clothes at a local Goodwill store.

Nothing goes right for Pacers in 46-point loss to Raptors TORONTO - Kyle Lowry and the surging Toronto Raptors tuned up for their showdown with Milwaukee by pounding the Indiana Pacers. Lowry had 16 points and 11 assists, extending his career-best streak of double-doubles to six, and Toronto hammered Indiana 127-81 on Sunday, the most lopsided victory in Raptors history.

Taxidermist Allis Markham to visit IU for screening, talk A screening of the documentary "Stuffed," which features Markham, will be screened at the IU Cinema on Monday.

Indiana Pesticide Legislation Remains in Limbo Legislation introduced in both the Indiana House and Senate that would increase fees for pesticide registration and increase penalties for those who don't follow the label remains in limbo.

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