Archive - Oct 26, 2012
Editorâ€™s note: Due to sensitivity of subject matter, names of those interviewed have been changed to respect their privacy.
MARSHALL CO. â€”Â In 2010, Plymouth resident Susanna Crowley was unexpectedly laid off from her job of 10 years.
The 58-year-old was experienced in administration and said her work history was good. Still, she spent the past two years on unemployment benefits, and her job search grew increasingly frantic. Recently, she was informed that her unemployment benefits had run out.
MARSHALL CO. â€” A potentially tragic situation was averted Thursday thanks to the cooperation of several first responding departments.
Around 1 p.m. Thursday, police, fire and EMS were dispatched to a home on 11B Road just outside of the city of Plymouth.
A man at the residence had doused himself in gasoline, barricaded himself in his driveway with old lawn mowers and mo-peds and threatened to light himself on fire.
He held a large lighter in one of his hands.
Oliver Ford will sponsor a "Drive One For United Way" event this Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Culver Community High School. For each person who stops by to test-drive a vehicle (which is free), Oliver Ford will donate $20 to the United Way of Marshall
County, up to $6,000.
The United Way supports 21 Marshall County organizations including, in Culver, the Culver Boys & Girls Club and Union Twp. Emergency Fund.
For more information on United Way Marshall County, visit www.marshallcountyuw.org.
PLYMOUTH â€” A steady stream of customers kept Bourbon Street Pizza workers busy during the restaurantâ€™s opening night Wednesday.
Owner Tim Harman said he had been planning a Plymouth location for the restaurant for about two years. Bourbon Street Pizza is also located in Bourbon and in Nappanee under the name Nappanee Pizza Company.
â€śThe atmosphere (of all three restaurants) is going to be very similar, with the hometown decor and memorabilia,â€ť said Harman.
The food is also the same.
â€śOur MO is pretty much pizza, pasta, and appetizers,â€ť said Harman.
MISHAWAKA â€” John Glenn is feeling a little bit of deja vu this week: A round two sectional game with Marian, on the road at Mishawaka.
But after being eliminated 22-14 by the Knights last year, thatâ€™s where the Falcons are hoping the similarities end.
Glenn (5-5) hits the road for Marian (7-3) at 7 p.m. tonight looking for a reprisal of last yearâ€™s season-ending loss in a Class 3A Sectional 17 semifinal.
CINCINNATI, Ohio â€” Ancillaâ€™s menâ€™s soccer team was defeated 7-1 by Cincinnati State Technical on Wednesday in the first round of regional playoffs.
â€śWe did not have the horses to keep up with Cincinnatiâ€™s quick and powerful attack,â€ť said Ancilla coach Darren Gallgher. â€śThey are a very well-coached team, and I would not be surprised if they made a deep run.â€ť
Cincinnati came into the match against Ancilla with a 13-5-1 regular season record with a co-championship in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference.