Six sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P59,600 were recovered from him, the police added. The 38-year-old Joseph Jasper Duran was arrested in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Tabucan, Mandurriao district, police said. An antidrug operative conducts inventory of the suspected shabu seized from Joseph Jasper Duran in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Tabucan, Mandurriao, Iloilo City on June 14. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Duran – resident of Arevalo district – was caught after he sold suspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer for P3,600 around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. ILOILO City – He allegedly sold illegal drugs. Detained in the lockup cell of the the Arevalo police station, Duran faces charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN
Toboso Mayor Richard Jaojoco. PHOTO BY BANJO C. HINOLAN BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – Mayor Richard Jaojoco of Toboso, Negros Occidental has defended one of his barangay captains in hot water over the distribution of cash aid under the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP).Jaojoco believes the case against village head Romeo Sultan of Barangay Salamanca was “politically motivated,” and he would not bow down to the political powers in the 1st District.Sultan was charged by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office for violation of Republic Act (RA) 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act) and RA 11469 (Bayanihan to Heal as One Act).A separate administrative case for Violation of RA 6713 (Code of Ethical Standard of Public Official) is also set to be filed at the Office of the Ombudsman upon resumption of its services.Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Gantang, head of the CIDG-Negros Occidental, said some residents of the barangays went to their office to complain not being included in the list of beneficiaries to receive the cash assistance from the national government.However, Jaojoco denied the complainants and CIDG’s claim.The mayor pointed out that in his municipality alone “there are 3,000- 4,000 families who did not receive the first tranche of the SAP despite being qualified.”“The regional director of the Department of Social Services and Development actually wrote me a letter explaining that they don’t have enough funds for all legitimate beneficiaries,” Jaojoco said.He said the barangay captain “has nothing to do about it.”“These police from the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office are looking for a political patron which they found in the 1st District,” he added.In May, the CIDG also filed similar charges against 19 barangay officials in Western Visayas over alleged anomalies in the distribution of SAP./PN
A former parole officer is facing multiple felony charges including rape.The Indiana Department of Corrections launched an investigation after receiving information on 42-year-old Michael Sproessig, who was employed as a parole officer.According to the Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor’s Office, the investigation uncovered that Sproessig allegedly forced a parolee into non-consensual sex.“It is clear from the facts of this case that Mr. Sproessig used his position as a parole officer to sexually assault a parolee who he was responsible for supervising,” Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard said.Sproessig’s employment with the Indiana Department of Corrections was terminated as a result of the investigation.The Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor’s Office was contacted by the Department of Corrections to determine if criminal charges were necessary.“The facts of this case were such that we felt criminal charges were appropriate,” Negangard said.A warrant was issued Thursday and Sproessig was apprehended Friday morning.The prosecutor’s office believes Sproessig forced the victim to engage in sexual intercourse with him while he was armed with a deadly weapon.Sproessig is charged with Rape with a Deadly Weapon, a class A Felony; Sexual Battery with a Deadly Weapon, a class C Felony; Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon, a class C Felony and Official Misconduct, a class D Felony.If convicted, a class A felony is punishable by a jail sentence of twenty to fifty years.
Attorney John Schuerman serves on the ITLA Board of Directors.BATESVILLE, Ind. – Batesville attorney John Schuerman attended the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) 50th Annual Institute in Indianapolis in November. Schuerman is a member of the Board of Directors for the ITLA.“The Annual Institute is important to me because it gives me an opportunity to stay current with changes in state laws and bring that knowledge back to my work,” says John.Schuerman Law has served Indiana injury victims and their families for over 40 years. John notes that he remains committed to continuing education in order to serve clients with the latest information in the field.The annual event provides two days of legal education to attorneys in the state of Indiana, keeping them informed of important changes in Indiana Law. This year’s program featured nationally recognized speakers on a number of topics.Founded in 1956, the ITLA mission is a commitment to the “constitutional rights of open access to the courts and equal protection under the law for all persons in Indiana.” The ITLA provides essential knowledge on everything from ethics to cross examining at their Annual Institute.
The 7th Grade BMS Lady Dogs notched a convincing win over crosstown rival St. Louis. The score was 29-12.The team had balanced scoring and played unselfishly throughout the game. Carlie Werner led the team with 8 points, while Liz Heidlage and Macy Prickel scored 6 points each. Abby Westerfeld and Ellie Cassidy chipped in with 4 and 3 points respectively. Anna Bauer hit a bucket to round out the scoring.The win improves the team’s record to 6-1.The next game is vs. Benjamin Rush at home on Thursday. Come cheer them on in a big conference match-up!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.The BMS 8th Grade Girls’ Basketball team pulled out a victory in a very hard fought game against St. Louis by a score of 23 to 17.After trailing at half, the dogs held the Cardinals scoreless in the third quarter but only scored 4 points to pull even (12 to 12) heading into the final quarter. The Dogs defense held and their offense came alive scoring 11 points to finish out the win. Kendall Dickman and Ellie Waechter each hit big 3 point baskets in the quarter.Great defense was played by a trio of Bulldog players (Stephanie Nobbe, Tori Kurtz, and Kelsey Shupe) to lead the defensive effort. Dickman led the team in scoring with 9 points. Caitlyn Broering scored 6 points (4 of which were in the final quarter.) Ellie Waechter scored 5 points. Hattie Westerfeld had 7 blocks and pulled down 5 rebounds.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Thomas Barnett.
With today’s instant messaging, everything has become abbreviated. Even in the sports world everything is now acronyms. If you are not a true sports fan, you would have no idea what some of the articles in Sports Illustrated are about. I know most of you have heard of the Monday Morning Quarterback. Of course, now this has become the MMQB. Just recently, when you were watching the bottom of the ESPN feeds, you would have seen NLCS and ALCS. These refer to the National League Championship Series and the American League Championship Series. The winners of these two series are now in the WS, World Series.This Huddle Up could become several pages long if I wanted to continue with all the acronyms that are used in baseball lingo alone. I think you have the idea.
BATESVILLE, Ind. — St. Louis school recently added a Buddy Bench.The Buddy Bench is designed for students during recess.If a student is sitting on the Buddy Bench it means they want to join and play with another group, or it can be a signal that the child is feeling sad or alone and wants someone to sit next to him or her and strike up a conversation.Other students will notice and then go ask them to play.
Mr. Glen Arthur Waren, age 91, of Indianapolis, Indiana, entered this life on January 31, 1926, in Hume, Illinois, the loving son of the late, Francis and Mana (Tucker) Waren. He was raised in Hume, Illinois where he was a 1944 graduate of the Hume High School. Glen was united in marriage on July 5, 1952, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Alberta Griffith and to this union arrived two sons, Randy and Robert and a daughter, Rebecca to bless their home. Glen and Alberta shared 65 years of marriage together until his death. Glen was employed as Superintendent for Shiel Sexton Construction in Indianapolis, Indiana, retiring in 1992, after 30 years of service. He attended the Hume Christian Church in Hume, Illinois. Glen will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends. Glen passed away at 11:50 am, Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.Glen will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 65 years: Alberta (Griffith) Waren of Indianapolis, IN; his sons: Randy Waren and his wife: Ann of Fishers, IN and Robert Waren of Indianapolis, IN; his son-in-law: Mike Hankins of Martinsville, IN; his grandchildren: Kenton Hankins, Kevin Hankins, Isabelle Waren and Jack Waren; his great-granddaughter: Zoey Hankins and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents: Francis and Mana (Tucker) Waren; his daughter: Rebecca Hankins; his brothers: Tom, Russell, Marion, Ernie and Bernie Waren and his sisters: Clara Heath, Rhetta Draper and Ardella Isham.Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 11:00 am, by Pastor Chris Clemans at the Vevay Cemetery, 800 East Main Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Friends may call 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Batesville, In. — Batesville native Natalie Lambert Townsend was literally chased all the way to Indiana by hurricane Irma.Townsend, her husband and two young daughters live outside of Miami in Key Biscayne. After a mandatory evacuation order was issued the family secured their property, packed enough clothes and supplies for several and began the journey to central Florida.Meanwhile, Irma changed course and changed the Townsend’s plans.Then the family decided to make the drive to Indiana to insure their safety. Along the way they observed fuel shortages and hotels full of evacuees. Natalie told WRBI News they avoided most of the chaos but did take every available opportunity to keep the gas tank full.Natalie’s husband has been able to return to the property since the storm has passed. He says there was no flooding in the house and damage was limited to some roof tiles.It appears the family has no plans to relocate because of their hurricane experience.
Memorial contributions can be directed to the family to help purchase Christmas gifts for needy families of Franklin County. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger is honored to care for the family of Patricia Ortman. Those surviving who will cherish Patricia’s memory include her children, Terry (Chrissy) Ortman, Timothy (Kevin) Ortman, Cynthia Ortman and Lorinda (Troy) Pipenger; grandchildren, Trisha (Jeff) Hampson, Chanel Ortman, Louise Ortman, Sally Ortman, and Penny Ortman; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Trevor, Brooklyn, Camerin, Ava and Ayanna. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Naomi Gilbert and Billie Jean Thompson. Patricia H. Ortman, of Brookville, was born on July 23, 1927 to Jacob and Katherine Browning Suttong. She married James W. Ortman on September 13, 1947 and he preceded her in death on June 13, 2011. Patricia retired from Philco Ford after 42 years of employment. Her passions included canning, gardening, playing cards and entertaining with family and friends. On Monday, November 13, 2017 at the age of 90, Patricia passed away. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home. Fr. Sean Danda will officiate the funeral service at 1 p.m. and burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.