Batesville Police have tracked down a man who they suspect committed two attempted robberies in September.Elijah Paul, 34, of Batesville was arrested Tuesday and incarcerated at the Ripley County Jail.Police believe Paul broke into a maintenance office at McNair Manor Apartments on Tekulve Avenue on Thurs., September 19. Officers say the suspect stole several items, including a drill and miscellaneous tools.On Wed., September 25, officers were called to “Keep It Clean” car wash on Tekulve Avenue, where someone attempted to gain access into the money machine by using a drill.After following up on multiple leads, Paul was identified and arrested in connection with both incidents.Paul is facing felony charges including Theft and Burglary of a Structure.
GREENSBURG – Decatur County Schools are hosting a disaster exercise Friday afternoon to complete the training of the first “Student CERT Team” for the school corporation.After the training is complete twenty-four students will be recognized as “Community Emergency Response Team” members. It will allow the school corporation to place a rapid student response team in each of the county high schools. Students receive disaster medical training, triage training, fire suppression, and incident command training before course graduation.“Friday’s exercise will put the students through their paces in all the areas they trained in over the last three days,” said Johnny Budd, superintendent of Decatur County Community Schools.“In a rural community with only two on-duty ambulances a group of trained in-house responders is vital to our ability to provide necessary self-help until additional emergency services can arrive.”The school corporation received a grant from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security earlier this year. As a result, the school hired the first ever School Resource Officer and have taken other safety measures.The safety grants were intended to take an all hazard approach and not specifically focused on school violence.Friday’s training takes place at the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department.
Alvin Dark died recently in South Carolina at the age of 92. He was suffering from Alzheimer’s. Alvin Dark came to the major leagues in 1946 and was actively playing until 1960. He was Rookie of the Year with the Boston Braves when he batted .322 his first major league season. The Comanche, Oklahoma, native attended LSU before being drafted by the Giants. He also played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, and Milwaukee.After his playing days he became a major league manager and led the Giants to 3 pennants. His managerial career included the Giants, Kansas City Athletics, Cleveland Indians, Oakland A’s, and the San Diego Padres. This tenure lasted from 1961-1977.Besides Rookie of the Year, he earned the Lou Gehrig Award in 1955. Most of his playing career was as a shortstop where his fielding was as impressive as his hitting.
The spectacular season for The Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters tennis Team wrapped up on Saturday (5-30) with a 5-0 loss to The Avon Lady Orioles in The Semi-States at Indianapolis Center Grove.OA finishes up the season at 15-4.Congratulations to Coach Mark Wilder and The Lady Twisters on a sensational season from Country 103.9 WRBI!Courtesy of the IHSAA.
Leo E. Tincher, of Brookville, was born on January 26, 1938, in Millville, Ohio, the son of Carlos and Bertha McWhorter Tincher. On August 14, 1959, he and the former Doris Robertson were united in marriage at the Old Baptist Church in Brookville. Leo retired from Avon after 24 years of employment and then worked for Batesville Tool and Die for 7 more years. He also kept busy at their greenhouse for 12 years. Leo was a member of the Assembly of God and gave his heart to the Lord as a teen and was a humble servant throughout his life, and was a devoted family man. In his leisure time, he enjoyed traveling and living part-time in Florida, bowling, playing cards, skating, and carpentry work; he also loved being in the woods getting firewood. On Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the age of 78, Leo passed away peacefully at his residence after a lengthy illness. Cremation was chosen by the family. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November, 20, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Schilling Center. Memorial contributions can be directed to Margaret Mary Hospice or the Doris and Leo Tincher and Family Scholarship Fund c/o the Franklin County Community Foundation. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Leo Tincher. Those surviving who will honor Leo’s memory include his loving wife of 57 years, Doris Tincher; three children, Jeff (Colleen) Tincher, Daphne Porter and Danielle (Bob) Ortman, all of Brookville; grandchildren, Micah Porter, Courtney (Porter) Powell, Katelyn (Tincher) Peace, Matthew Tincher, Justin and Allison Ortman; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul and Dallas Tincher of Trenton, OH, James Tincher of Brookville, and Harold Tincher of Centerville, and 2 sisters, JoAnn Market and Carol Tincher, both of Brookville.
CINCINNATI, Oh. — A new study recently published by WaletHub, ranked the top cities to spend New Year’s Eve based on entertainment options, cost, and safety, and Cincinnati made the list.According to the study, New York’s Times Square may be the most popular spot to celebrate the arrival of the new-year, but it’s not the best spot for frugal party goers seeking an equally good time.Cincinnati ranks 6th on the list.The study notes the city’s affordability as a top draw, and also cites its general safety and abundance of restaurants and nightlife options.The top 5 cities in the study are Orlando, San Francisco, Atlanta, Denver, and Buffalo.
ORVC Weekly Report (January 16-21)Players of the Week.Girls Basketball: Lucy Carrigan – Rising Sun and Claire Higgins – Shawe Memorial.Boys Basketball: Brent Turner – Rising Sun.ORVC Report (January 16-21)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.
BATESVILLE, Ind. — The Batesville High School Senior Kiwanis Student Leadership Academy recently held a school-wide career day.The group invited many individuals and companies to participate in the event.The Goal was to create a great opportunity for high school students to meet with the companies where they might have an interest.There were around 50 presenters representing 44 professions.Over 700 students attended the sessions.
Clark Cox, 89, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in Aurora, Indiana.He was born March 18, 1928 in Knott County, KY, son of the late Lewis B Cox and Lauelza Cox.He served his country as a member of the United States Air Force.Clark worked for Seagram’s Distillery, retiring after over 42 years of service.He enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing, and he loved being a baseball coach.Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Dorothy L. Cox of Aurora, IN; children, Douglas W. (Judy) Cox of Aurora, IN, Lawrence Bradley (Jill) Cox of Tampa, FL, Tammy Cox (Timothy) Kraus of Guilford, IN; sister, Thelma Cox Thompson; grandchildren, Erin Cox, Michael Moreland, Emily Cox (Steve) Rose, David (Miriam) Cox, Andrea Cox, Allie Kraus, Amber Kraus, and Brittany Kraus; 6 great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Lauelza and siblings, Albert Cox, Clell Cox, Earl Cox, Alma (Cox) Adams and Walter Cox.Friends will be received Friday, July 7, 2017, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, 6060 Blair Road, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the church Saturday at 11:00 am with Chuck Hagedorn officiating.Interment will follow in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or First Baptist Church of Aurora. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
The Bulldogs traveled away for their first away game of the season with a 4-0 victory over The Union County Patriots.The first goal came quick from Batesville @ 37.21 counting down from the 40 minute half. Michael Ripperger sprinted the ball down the left wing beating his man and then played in towards goal where Daniel Gutzwiller crashed in taking a nice touch into the net. Ten minutes later Ripperger found himself in a similar situation, but this one was finished by his low placed shot out of reach from the keeper. The last goal of the half @ 18.34 came from a loose ball sent into the box off of a corner. Henry Lipinski, defensive center, was pressed up and able to score our 3rd goal.The second half started out with the Bulldogs working passes on the ground well. With 9.22 left on the clock, Ian Yorn went into a strong challenge and the ball was knocked forward in our favor where Ripperger was able to finish first touch.Batesville traveled to Union County to open their 2017 soccer season. Tuesday night was about much more than soccer however. Union County’s senior GK Hannah Soper was tragically killed in a car accident last Thursday. Both teams honored Soper with a moment of silence, some memories shared by the Union County AD, and her jersey was laid on the ground in the goal as the Batesville players placed roses around it to start the game. Soper was honored for the first 13 seconds as Union County possessed the ball and played without a GK. “Save Soper” will always hold a special place in the hearts of the Union County fans.Once the game got started, it was a tough battle for both teams as Batesville maintained the majority of the possession but Union County held a tight back line. The Lady Bulldogs found the back of the net three times in the first half. Taylor Rowlett got the Lady Bulldogs on the scoreboard first. Baylee Rohlfing took a throw-in that sprung Rowlett past the defender and she took a strong left-footed shot from the corner of the 18 that found the side net for the score. Gabi Garcia put Batesville up 2-0 with a long shot from 30 yards out that the GK mishandled. The third and final tally for the first half was put away by Allison Storms after a nice layoff pass from Lily Esser. Union County was able to catch the Lady Bulldogs sleeping after a foul deep in Batesville territory with 33 seconds to play in the half. The Lady Patriots quick played Batesville and found an open player inside the box for the score.The second half was all Batesville as they added 6 more to the score. Carlie Werner got the scoring started early with a great individual effort to dribble past several players and finished with a strong shot into the back of the net. Rowlett notched her 2nd goal of the game off an assist from Liz Heidlage. Storms also notched her 2nd goal of the match after a rebound bounced out to the top of the 18 where Storms took a nice 1-time driven shot into the back of the net. Marigrace Anderson marked the 7th score for the Lady Bulldogs on another nice layoff assist by Liz Heidlage. Werner was able to add to her tally as well later in the 2nd half with a great header goal off an assist from Rowlett. The 9th and final score of the match was finished by Ashlyn Czerniak with a nice cut back to her left foot and was able to pass it pass the GK. Abbey Prickel was credited the assist as she found Czerniak in space behind the Lady Patriot Defense.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coaches Kyle Hunteman and Kyle Laker.