The Daily Press http://thepilotnews.com http://thepilotnews.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Pilot News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-10-21T10:38:59-04:00 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 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:23521VIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 20142014-10-20T07:16:13-04:002014-10-20T07:16:13-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot News<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Plymouth, INNo author availableVIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2014The Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:23521Change0Usable2014-10-20T07:16:13-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:23520Halloween happenings 2014-10-20T06:33:34-04:002014-10-20T06:33:34-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsOn Friday, Oct. 23, the Plymouth Parks Department will hold the Centennial Park's Haunted Grounds event from 6 to 8 p.m. Activities, candy, costumes, and a hay ride are free to those attending at Freyman Shelter.The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce will hold a downtown Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treating day from 1 to 3 p.m. on October 25. The route will be along Michigan Street. Participants are encouraged to wear their costumes.Other town celebrations include: The towns of Argos, Bourbon, Bremen, Culver, Lakeville, Lapaz, Plymouth, and Walkerton will all hold trick-or-treating ceremonies from 5 till 7 p.m. on October 31.In Culver, the Lion's Club will be sponsoring a Halloween Party at the elementary school from 6 to 8 p.m. on October 27.The town of Bourbon will hold a community party at the town park at 7:30 p.m. There will be a costume judging contest and games for the children.Bremen's trick-or-treating faces some uncertainty for the spooky holiday.In Bremen, depending on the outcome of the high school football games, if a game is scheduled on Oct. 31, trick-or-treating will be held Oct. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. If not, activities will proceed on the 31.The Bremen Community Cares organization will hold a costume parade at 6:30. The route will start at the firestation and head to the middle school. Following the parade, the Kiwanis Club will sponsor a costume contest at the middle school gym at 7 p.m.Plymouth, INstaffHalloween happenings The Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:23520Change0Usable2014-10-20T06:33:34-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:23514Substitute teacher fired from area schools2014-10-18T09:30:10-04:002014-10-18T08:27:42-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsAlthough school officials have declined to name the man, the Elkhart Truth also has a story that a substitute teacher for Penn-Harris-Madison was also fired for the same reason and that the man also worked for PCSC. This news report alleges the man was part of the television news special "Dateline: To Catch a Predator," and that he had been arrested but not convicted.Assistant superintendent Dan Funston said that the substitute had only been working for the schools for the last week or two, but had substituted in multiple buildings in the corporation.Changes to the Plymouth School Corp's background check procedures are being developed.Additional information is available in the front page story in today's Pilot News. Details for a follow up story are in process.Plymouth, INNo author availableSubstitute teacher fired from area schoolsThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:23514Change0Usable2014-10-18T08:27:42-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:23511PPD seeking information2014-10-17T16:12:32-04:002014-10-17T16:12:32-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsAccording to the police report, Hubert Dulworth stated that an unknown subject had broken into a business that he managed and then attacked him. Dulworth stated that he was then hit on his head and became unconscious. He also informed officers that a large amount of cash was taken.Dulworth was treated at the hospital. During the investigation it was determined that there was an active arrest warrant for Dulworth from Jackson County, Tenn. regarding forgery of checks.Upon release from the hospital Dulworth was incarcerated in the Marshall County Jail with a hold for Jackson County, Tenn.Plymouth, INNo author availablePPD seeking informationThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:23511Change0Usable2014-10-17T16:12:32-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:23497Food bags can be a deadly hazard for pets2014-10-17T15:41:48-04:002014-10-17T12:44:07-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot News“I had no idea, I never thought that something like that could happen,” began Bunnie Sullivan.Sullivan lost her beloved German Shepard due to suffocation. The incident took the life of three year old Carson while Sullivan was away.<!--break-->“On August 16 as I was getting around at home I got an emergency phone call about one of my clients (she’s a nurse) and had to leave right away,” said Sullivan. “When I arrived back at home I thought it was strange that Carson didn’t come to greet me at the door with my other dog.”It was only after some searching that Sullivan found Carson laying under a table. He was unresponsive and had his head stuck in a pet food bag. Sullivan always put the food bag away, however, due to the emergency call this time she didn’t.“I felt like I had let him down. I was suppose to protect him,” Sullivan said.Those feelings led Sullivan to reach out and warn others about the dangers of pet suffocation.“I was dumbfounded. It wasn’t something I ever thought about before. Simple things like cutting the bag can help prevent this from happening to someone else,” added Sullivan.Online research led Sullivan to a website all about preventing pet suffocation. The site, www.preventpetsuffication.com, is where Sullivan met Bonnie Harlan. Harlan had lost her dog, Blue, in December of 2011 when he suffocated in a Cheetos bag. “In the summer of 2013 I documented 75 dogs who suffocated, 50 of which were from chip bags,” said Harlan. “In 2014, I have already documented over 50 dogs who have suffocated, again the vast majority in chip bags. When someone loses their beloved dog to pet suffocation, they are devastated and shocked- shocked because the majority have no idea that chip bags and other food packaging like pet food bags, cereal bags and popcorn bags pose suffocation risks to their pets.”The website currently has a petition to Frito-Lay to add suffocation warning labels to their chip bags. It also includes information about how to help prevent pet suffocation. Tips such as cutting up bags, keeping trash can lids tightly fastened and learning pet CPR.There are also links to articles about suffocation risks for pets, Blue’s blog and a special page donated to memorial photos. Harlan is currently working on obtaining a non-profit status for the organization.Plymouth, INDiona Eskew Food bags can be a deadly hazard for petsThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:23497Change0Usable2014-10-17T12:44:07-04:00