The male occupant that was involved in a crash that killed a Jennings County woman is clinging to his own life, according to sources.Steven Fletcher, 31, also of Jennings County, was flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis following the one-vehicle crash Monday. He was listed in critical condition Wednesday with head and internal injuries, sources say.Decatur County Sheriff Greg Allen has not been able to confirm which occupant was the driver of the vehicle that led a homeowner and police on a pursuit that concluded about a mile south of State Road 3.
Greensburg, Ind. — Japan-based auto parts manufacturer, GECOM has announced plans to expand production in Greensburg. The expansion is expected to create 30 new jobs by 2019. GECOM employs 900 people in Greensburg currently.“With companies like Japan-based GECOM continuing to expand in our state, there’s a reason why Indiana is adding manufacturing jobs at the second-fastest rate in the nation,” said Jim Schellinger, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. “Indiana’s automotive suppliers are operating in the center of a global economy. We have companies choosing to come to Indiana from around the world, locating here because of our state’s business-friendly environment, low taxes and outstanding workforce.”The company will invest $26.2 million to add three production lines. The company makes door locking components.Applications for the new positions can be submitted through Malone Staffing online at malonesolutions.com/locations/staffing-agencies-greensburg-in/.
Decatur County, In. — The Marion Township Volunteer Fire Department has received a new apparatus.The M2-106 Freightliner has a Cummins L9 350EV HP engine and a 3000 EVS Allison Transmission. The apparatus is equipped with a Hale MBP 1000 PTO Pump, 2,100-gallon portable tank and a Kussmaul Air and Battery Conditioner with a manual connection.
Young Female Tri-color Beagle with Blue Ticking-Missing in Adams Church Area since (3-3). Neighbors saw some one pick her up. Would love to have her back.Please call 812-212-6380 for details.
Victor Gloyd Lee Lohrum, age 90, of Milan passed away on Monday, August 10, 2020 at The Waters of Dillsboro. He was born on October 30, 1929 to the late Albert Sr. and Eunice (Elrod) Lohrum in Elrod, Indiana.He grew up along with his brothers and sisters in Elrod and was a graduate of the Class of 1948 from Versailles High School. Shortly after graduation, he entered the United States Army and served two years. He was then asked to return for 2 more years, teaching assembly and rebuilding of small arms and weapons.During his 2nd tenure in the Army, he was stationed in Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland where he met Bernadette Marie Schmidt. They were united in marriage on October 6, 1952 and spent the rest of their years together outside of Elrod until her death in 2004.When they returned home, Vic went to work for the Jefferson Proving Grounds as a weapons tester. His job included testing weapons from tank mines to mortars. He spent several years working in different capacities for the government before retiring in 1986. Additionally, Vic also worked a couple years as an attendant for the Versailles State Park.He is survived by daughter Vincine “Susie” Felix, granddaughter Dana (Jim) Roark, great grandson David Victor“DJ” Brook, as well as sisters Linda Bruce and Alice Mathias. He was preceded in death by his wife Bernadette, son Dan Lohrum, his parents, and brothers Albert Jr., John Lohrum Sr., and Carol “Buz” Lohrum.A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 13 from 4-7 pm at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 14 at 10:00 am, also at the funeral home. Memorials can be given to the Washington Baptist Cemetery fund. Online condolences can be placed at Nealsfuneralhome.net. In accordance with state mandates, mask and social distancing will be enforced.
Sweeney snr said: “He’s running well and it’s not every horse that will handle Tramore. He’ll go for a similar contest next and it’s grand to get the win.” All Honours (14-1) galloped on strongly as the rain fell and the mist descended to win the Tramore Racecourse Members Club Handicap Hurdle. Philip Rothwell’s charge was driven into the lead by Brian O’Connell at the second-last and kept on well in the closing stages to beat Robbie Kaydee by four and a quarter lengths. Winning owner Christopher Morrissey said “We’re very surprised by the win. He’s been running on heavy ground during the winter and it’s the first time he’s got better ground.” John Costello’s Final Gift (11-4) took command of the Waterford & Tramore Racecourse Hunters Chase when favourite Nevskij was pulled up quickly late on, winning by 10 lengths under James Carroll. The trainer said: “He’ll go for a winners hunters chase at Down Royal or Killarney now.” The eight-year-old, trained by Rodger Sweeney and ridden by his amateur son Colman, had won his last two starts over hurdles and continued the winning streak over fences in the Like Tramore Racecourse On Facebook Handicap Chase. The eight-year-old, sent off the 5-4 favourite, travelled easily into contention and jumped into the lead two out before stretching to an 11-length triumph over Hillman, despite pecking on landing after the last. Press Association The Sweeney family, fresh from Cheltenham Foxhunter success with Salsify for the second year running, struck with Fiery Oscar at Tramore.
KASSIE Walcott and Abosaide Cadogan were among the premier winners when the 2020 Bounty Farm Ltd Handicap Squash Tournament spiked up last evening at the Georgetown Club.With a total of 13 matches in Category A and the Open Category, serious action commenced immediately. Shiloh Asregado (-5) lost in straight games to Walcott (13) 15-8, 15-9 while Joshua Verwey (-5) was beaten by Grant Fernandes (10) 15-1, 15-4.Tiana Gomes (13) beat Rylee Rodrigues (9) 15-8, 11-15, 15-14 while Lajuan Munroe (2) whipped Brenno Da Silva (10) 11-15, 15-12, 15-14.Cadogan (0) owned the Open category after hammering Tian Edwards (12) 15-12, 15-14. Louis Da Silva (10) cruised past Ian Mekdeci (-2) 15-2, 15-10 while the talented Zachary Persaud (10) proved too good for Lydia Fraser (7) winning 15-2, 15-9.The tournament continues nightly at 18:00hrs with the finals are scheduled for Sunday at 11:00hrs.Category AKassie Walcott (13) beat Shiloh Asregado (-5) 15-8, 15-9.Grant Fernandes (10) trounced Joshua Verwey (-5) 15-1, 15-4.Tiana Gomes (13) beat Rylee Rodrigues (9) 15-8, 11-15, 15-14.Lajuan Munroe (2) defeated Brenno Da Silva (10) 11-15, 15-12, 15-14.Rayad Boyce (5) beat Demetri Lowe (9) 15-14, 15-7.Beau Fernandes (7) bettered Nandishraj Singh (13) 15-7, 15-11.Dhiren Persaud (3) defeated Lucas Persaud (7) 15-12, 15-12.Open CategoryAbosaide Cadogan (0) got past Tian Edwards (12) 15-12, 15-14Louis da Silva (10) beat Ian Mekdeci (-2) 15-2, 15-10.Zachary Persaud (10) thrashed Lydia Fraser (7) 15-2, 15-9.Mohryan Baksh (0) beat Dane Pereira (9) 15-12, 15-11.Steven Persaud (9) overcame Reagan Rodrigues (8) 14-15, 15-5, 15-10.Brian Edwards (9) beat David Fernandes (9) 15-5, 15-12.
WEST Indies veteran Dwayne Bravo believes the West Indies possess the tools to dominate T20 Internationals.The 36-year-old all-rounder was recalled recently to the West Indies squad that defeated Sri Lanka 2-0 in their T20 internationals in early March.He sees where the Caribbean side, two-time world champions, can rise to the top once more despite a fall-off in form that has seen them currently ranked 10th in the ICC T20 rankings. Those signs he said were evident during the Sri Lanka series.“Prior to that [T20I series in Sri Lanka], we weren’t really consistent as a team over the years in T20 cricket. We T20 guys had a chat among ourselves along with the management and made a pledge that we want to start back winning series. We said we wanted to be back being the most dominant team in the T20 format,” said Bravo who over the past decade, established himself as one of the best T20 players in the world and one of the format’s best bowlers with almost 500 wickets.He argued that the West Indies have too many world-class T20 players not to show it on the field of play.“We have to stamp our authority,” he said.“We have produced some of the best players in the world and when we are together in the same team, we have to stamp our authority, and to get the cricketing world to respect West Indies cricket again and especially West Indies’ T20 team. We said, ‘All hands on deck, let’s start with this Sri Lanka series and make sure we send the message.’”(Sportsmax).
Popular anonymous messaging app Yik Yak has been called many things — chief among them “inflammatory,” “disgusting” and “downright racist.” Certainly, the anonymity of the app has created an odd mixture of humorous-meets-hurtful that can isolate communities, marginalize minorities and enable cyberbullying across campuses. But Yik Yak’s latest update, complete with the addition of photos and a phone number verification system, strips back a layer of the incognito nature of the app in a laudable effort to make it less abhorrent and more newsworthy — and if it works, it could pave the way for the evolution of our interactions with news.Some have expressed skepticism that Yik Yak will actually be used for serious news. This is, after all, the same social media app that regularly posts gems like “If you think about it poop is just the sparknotes of everything you ate” and “Just realized that beef jerky is cow raisin.”But consider that few believed that Snapchat could provide an avenue for constant selfie-snapping while simultaneously presenting stories from CNN, the Daily Mail and National Geographic. And few believed that BuzzFeed could offer both clickbait content about the fingernails of Disney princesses and intensely thought-provoking news and opinion articles.Perhaps Yik Yak, too, will use photos to legitimize a dual use to meld humorous everyday happenings with newsworthy campus issues, such as safety alerts and construction on campus. Given the mission to package social media and news that social networks such as Facebook attempt to create, Yik Yak developers might be thinking along similar lines to create a one-stop shop to combine campus news and life.A shift to news for Yik Yak would also increase students’ awareness of campus happenings in real time. And due to Yik Yak’s popularity, posts will reach a large audience immediately. When a user posts about a car accident on a local street, a secret concert about to occur or free food at an event (possibly the most important type of news story for the hungry undergraduate), students can actually respond immediately. It’s Twitter, but for college.The beauty of community-created content is that there’s no guesswork about catering to the college audience; the community gives immediate, and sometimes brutal, feedback. No one cares about that lecture you posted about? You’ll be downvoted to oblivion. Post the menu at Parkside, however, and you may be awarded with a high Yakarma score.Skeptics point out that Yik Yak’s anonymity — the heart of its ability to cause real harm to students — poses a significant problem in attempting to report news. If Yik Yak became a substantial provider of community-created news, any post could be taken at face value as true. Such a lack of verification does, indeed, hinder the legitimacy of Yik Yak; however, the design of Yik Yak’s rating system allows peers to downvote inaccurate posts and sort out low-rated posts. This requires a community to act collectively to affirm or deny statements, but considering that the campus community is the lifeblood of Yik Yak, such action is not impossible. Millennials may not care as much about the accuracy of information as they do the community aspect of responding to crises in real time; perhaps the trade-off between credibility and immediacy is worth it.Despite the potentially game-changing effect of Yik Yak’s update, it’s important to consider Yik Yak in context; we should take care that Yik Yak’s new update, at the very least, does not worsen the offense that many associate with the app. Yik Yak’s move to incorporate pictures into posts could have ruined the app (nude photos, anyone?), but by banning pictures with faces of people, Yik Yak provides some sort of protection against cyberbullying. Though such a measure is not foolproof, app developers have realized the effects of their app design on students’ lives.Maybe Yik Yak will remain an outlet where entitlement and ignorance reign and insensitive comments overshadow positive ones. But maybe, if we are willing, it can change.Sonali Seth is a sophomore majoring in political science and policy, planning, development. She is also the editorial director of the Daily Trojan. “Point/Counterpoint” will run Tuesdays.
Published on November 15, 2018 at 9:45 am Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Standing on a small beach of rocks and dirt, Patrick Durand cast his fishing line toward a support beam that hoists a portion of Long Branch Road over Onondaga Lake. It’s the SUNY-ESF Bass Fishing Team’s home fishing spot.On a rainy and cold Saturday in late October, Durand dragged the line through the water. The vice president of the bass team repeated the process over and over again: cast, drag, reel.“Things that not a lot of people would think of go into the decisions you make to approach how to catch these fish,” Durand said.” That’s the fun part for me.”SUNY-ESF’s bass team is a hybrid between a club and an athletics team. It holds biweekly meetings and has about 20 engaged members. Some fish as a hobby, others want to compete. This year, the team will compete against schools such as SUNY Cobleskill and the University at Buffalo.Tournaments typically start at 6-or-7 a.m. and run for eight hours. School teams send pairs of competitors to participate in the tournaments. The goal is to catch the five largest bass within the time limit.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCollege fishing has been steadily growing, Tyler Hodges, the president of the team, said. The biggest competition in college fishing, the College National Championship, is in its 36th year. Hodges said during the first meeting of the semester they filled up an entire 50-seat auditorium with students interested in fishing with the team.Caleb Konrad, a Brooklyn, New York, native and graduate of SUNY-ESF, acts as the team’s coach. In addition to taking care of administrative side of the team, Konrad also helps them strategize for tournaments.When Konrad joined the bass team as a freshman at SUNY-ESF in August 2014, the organization had 15 students. By the end of the year, there were six team members and no regularly scheduled meetings.But Konrad made it his goal to build up the team. The idea, Konrad said, is to develop a team that can consistently compete with southern schools with powerhouse bass fishing teams like Virginia Tech and South Carolina.Both Hodges and Durand said SUNY-ESF’s bass team attracted them to the school because they wanted to fish competitively. Mike Joachim, a freshman studying landscape architecture, said the team also influenced his decision to attend the school.“I know when I was looking for schools I wanted a bass team,” Durand added.Teams usually prepare for tournaments two or three days in advance, Durand said. Anglers, another word for people who fish, consider a wide variety of factors ranging from the time of year to water clarity and temperature.Saturday, during a casual shore fishing event on Onondaga lake, Durand and Hodges contemplated whether the rain would impact the water clarity. Depending on how clear the water is, they might use a different type of bait to attract the bass.“It’s like a constantly changing puzzle every single day you get out there,” Hodges said, “and hour to hour it might even be different.”Konrad said SUNY-ESF’s academic focus on environmental sciences gives the team a massive advantage over other schools. Colleges like Penn State and Ohio State have successful teams because they have so many students to choose from, Konrad said.“We’re such a small school but we’re still competing with these massive universities and we’re beating them,” he said.SUNY-ESF has less than 2,000 students, but in June it will send three teams to the 2019 College National Championship on the Potomac River. The school has only sent one other team in its history, Konrad said.Konrad would also like to eventually to purchase team boats and trucks decorated with SUNY-ESF’s logo.Said Konrad: “My vision is that we will be handing out scholarships for kids to bass fish.”