The Daily Press http://thepilotnews.com http://thepilotnews.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Pilot News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-10-22T13:58:24-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:23560One of accused murderer's victims had ties to Knox2014-10-22T13:58:24-04:002014-10-22T13:58:24-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsChristine Williams is one of the seven victims identified by Gary police and tied to Darren Vann, 43. Gary Police Chief Larry McKinley also told a news conference Tuesday that authorities have enough evidence to charge Darren Vann, 43, with murder in at least three more of the cases involving bodies discovered in abandoned buildings around the city over the weekend. McKinley said those charges were expected to be filed within a few days.Vann was arrested over the weekend after a missing person's report led police to a body in a bathtub at a Motel 6 in Hammond. He confessed to that murder and directed police to six more bodies. The first murder charge was filed against him on Monday.Plymouth, INCheryl PatrickOne of accused murderer's victims had ties to KnoxThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:23560Change0Usable2014-10-22T13:58:24-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:23555Arrest made in Tippecanoe Valley School break-in2014-10-22T08:22:07-04:002014-10-22T08:22:07-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsKosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with the assistance of the Kosciusko County D.T.F. and South Bend Metro Special Operations Section, arrested Joseph Luis Stoll II, 30, South Bend, shortly before noon Tuesday. Stoll has preliminarily been charged with felony theft, along with felony burglary with intent, after allegedly breaking and entering into the Tippecanoe Valley Middle School yesterday. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Deputies Chris Anderson and Cpl. Brandon Hepler were able to locate several items associated with the burglary incident inside Stoll’s vehicle, which was located in the parking lot of the Motel 6 along U.S 933 in the city of South Bend. Numerous tips had been provided to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department within the last 24 hours that assisted deputies in the subsequent arrest. Stoll is currently being held on a $10,000 bond in the Kosciusko County Jail. The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department was also assisted by the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office during the investigation.Plymouth, INNo author availableArrest made in Tippecanoe Valley School break-inThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:23555Change0Usable2014-10-22T08:22:07-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:23554Halloween fun at Plymouth's Haunted Grounds2014-10-22T08:15:18-04:002014-10-22T08:15:18-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsMany kid friendly activities are planned, including a hayride through the woods, a straw maze and a pumpkin picking patch.The event takes place near the Freyman shelter near the tennis courts. The fun is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23. It is provided free of charge.Want to know more about this? A detailed story is in today's Pilot News.Plymouth, INDiona EskewHalloween fun at Plymouth's Haunted GroundsThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:23554Change0Usable2014-10-22T08:15:18-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:23553Information on missing man sought2014-10-22T09:44:48-04:002014-10-22T07:53:46-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsBush was last seen at his residence on Upas Road at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. He is described as a white male, weighing about 145 pounds and standing five feet, five inches in height. He has brown eyes and blond hair and a praying hands tattoo on the center of his back.He is believed to be driving a green 1995 Chevy S10 with Indiana plates, TK449MPB.Plymouth, INNo author availableInformation on missing man soughtThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:23553Change0Usable2014-10-22T07:53:46-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:23552John Glenn School Board talks about balanced calendar option2014-10-22T07:45:55-04:002014-10-22T07:45:55-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsThis was one of the topics discussed at the meeting, and the one which prompted the most attention. No decisions were made or are expected any time soon.With an example of a balanced school calendar provided by Triton Schools, which is also considering the change, board members considered what would change.In the example, students would have a week-long break in October, three to four days for Thanksgiving break, two weeks in December, and two weeks for spring break in either March or April.“Students would start school earlier, say Aug. 4 and end school earlier, getting out around May 25, for example,” said Reese.But any change would affect athletics, with several schools in the conference strongly considering the change and two others undecided.Plymouth, INRachael Herbert-VarchettoJohn Glenn School Board talks about balanced calendar optionThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:23552Change0Usable2014-10-22T07:45:55-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:23539Senior Expo changes locations2014-10-21T10:38:59-04:002014-10-21T10:38:59-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsFor the last few years, the expo has been held at the LifePlex. But Jackie Wright, Director of the Marshall County Council on Aging, knew the location needed to be bigger this year.“The expo has grown and due to the growth and the possibility for future expansion, we needed a larger venue,” said Wright.The complete article with event details can be found in today's Pilot News.Plymouth, INRachael Herbert-VarchettoSenior Expo changes locationsThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:23539Change0Usable2014-10-21T10:38:59-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:23538Superintendent's contract is up2014-10-21T10:25:54-04:002014-10-21T10:25:54-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsPatrons will be allowed to give testimony during the hearing scheduled for 6:30 P.M. in the Board Room located at 611 Berkley St.The Board released a summary of the proposed contract that would be in effective from July 1, 2015 until June 30, 2019 for the extension of the contract with Daniel Tyree. According to the release, the compensation will be effective retroactively starting July 1, 2014.Plymouth, INNo author availableSuperintendent's contract is upThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:23538Change0Usable2014-10-21T10:25:54-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:23537Kosciusko County Sheriff Department seeking information2014-10-21T09:39:35-04:002014-10-21T09:39:35-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsThe break-in was discovered by the school’s head custodian, who immediately contacted school officials and law enforcement. To ensure the safety of all students and staff, the entire building was thoroughly searched prior to the start of school by School Resource Officer John Hart and officers of the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department. The school environment is safe and secure and school is operating as normal.Plymouth, INNo author availableKosciusko County Sheriff Department seeking informationThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:23537Change0Usable2014-10-21T09:39:35-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:23531Redevelopment Commission, October 212014-10-20T10:33:40-04:002014-10-20T10:33:40-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsAGENDACITY OF PLYMOUTH REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONOctober 21, 2014REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION Council Chambers5:30 P.M. 124 N. Michigan St., PlymouthGarro Street entrance1. Call to Order2. Roll Call3. Approve Minutes of Regular Session of September 16, 20144. TIF #1a. Metronet Project Updatesb. Oak Road Improvements Updates – City Engineer5. TIF #2a. River Park Square Project Updates6. TIF #3a. Garmong Shell Building Project Update7. Metronet Projecta. Update8. Approval of Redevelopment Invoices9. Other Business10. AdjournmentPlymouth, INNo author availableRedevelopment Commission, October 21The Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:23531Change0Usable2014-10-20T10:33:40-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:23530Info on veteran's services, programs, jobs available 2014-10-20T10:18:25-04:002014-10-20T10:18:25-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot News INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs will be visiting eight Hoosier communities over the next several weeks, holding Community Outreach events that will offer veterans, active duty members and their dependents opportunities to connect with services and prospective employers. All events are free. To help organizers plan and staff each event, free registration can be accomplished by going to the links provided beside each location. Each event will be held from 1 - 6 p.m. (local time) in the following communities: • Oct. 27 - Valparaiso - Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Road, Valparaiso. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/valparaiso-veterans-community-outreach-event-tickets-13778029457 • Oct. 28 - South Bend – Ivy Tech Community College, 220 Dean Johnson Blvd, South Bend. Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/south-bend-veterans-community-outreach-event-tickets-13784075541 for registration and direction information. • Oct. 29 - Ft. Wayne - Ivy Tech Community College, Coliseum Campus, Room 1640, Fort Wayne. Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/ft-wayne-veterans-community-outreach-event-tickets-13783862905 for registration and direction information.• Dec. 4 - Lafayette – Ivy Tech Community College, Grand Hallway, 3101 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette : www.eventbrite.com/e/lafayette-veterans-community-outreach-event-tickets-13784175841 • Dec. 9 - Kokomo – Indiana Wesleyan, Kokomo Education and Conference Center, 1916 East Markland Avenue, Kokomo://www.eventbrite.com/e/kokomo-veterans-community-outreach-event-tickets-13783951169 Those interested can attend more than one community outreach event. Additional outreach events will be planned for Muncie, New Albany, Bedford and Jasper. Those interested in attending events in these communities can check here or http://www.in.gov/dva/index.htm or they can call 317-232-3910 or 1-800-400-4520. “Each event will provide information and assistance with VA benefits, claims processing, remission of fees and even what to do if someone wants to enroll or return to college,” said Deanna Pugh, Director of Veterans Employment and Education. “The Indiana State Police, Dish, NiSource, United States Postal Service, Kroger and Lowes will be among the companies and organizations looking to hire employees to work in these communities. We will also offer Dale Carnegie sessions to help veterans prepare for interviews. We’re very excited about connecting our resources to our veteran communities and helping link those who have served our country with the many services designed specifically to assist them.” A new state law that took effect July, 1, 2014, allows for approximately 26,000 post-911 veterans to apply for assistance through the Military Family Relief Fund. This new law eliminates the three-year restriction on access to the fund, which provides grants that may be used for needs such as food, housing, utilities, medical services, transportation and other essential family expenses. The Military Family Relief Fund has a balance of more than $7 million, and lifting the cap will ensure those funds are available to support Hoosier veterans and their families. “We are forever indebted to our Hoosier heroes and their families who serve and sacrifice for our nation,” said Governor Mike Pence. “As evidenced by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Community Outreach tour, the state of Indiana is dedicated to helping our veterans find employment and linking them to services that can assist their families during times of hardship.”Plymouth, INNo author availableInfo on veteran's services, programs, jobs available The Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:23530Change0Usable2014-10-20T10:18:25-04:00