Greensburg, In. — Spring is just around the corner. As temperatures rise, and winter ice and snow recede from the roads, Hoosier drivers are tempted to increase their speeds and take more risks behind the wheel.Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, Greensburg Police Department and about 230 law-enforcement agencies across Indiana are warning drivers of increased patrols this March for aggressive driving violations. Overtime traffic enforcement is funded through National Highway Traffic Safety Administration grants administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI).“The rules of the road are not only the law, they are designed to help everyone reach their destination safely and efficiently,” said Sheriff Dave Durant. “By warning drivers of aggressive driving enforcement, we are helping to decrease traffic accidents, thereby saving lives.”Failing to yield the right of way is one of the top causes of crashes that lead to injuries and deaths. Following too closely and unsafe lane movement violations are also among the top causes of crashes. Other aggressive driving violations include unsafe speed; speed too fast for weather conditions; disregarding a traffic signal or sign; and improper passing, turning, or lane usage.Statistically young drivers, particularly young men, are more likely to be engaging in unsafe driving behaviors before a crash. Statistics and more information are in the most recent Crash Fact Book and Dangerous Driving Fact Sheet that ICJI publishes with the Indiana University Public Policy Institute is online here.
Batesville, In. — A new study from WalletHub® has ranked the “Most and Least Stressed” states in the country. Following a review of 40 key indicators Kentucky was determined to be the 4th Most Stressed state in the country. Indiana checked in at 17 and Ohio made the list at 19.A link to the full study is here.
Ruth A. Meyer, age 80 of Oldenburg, died Monday, April 22, 2019 at Margaret Mary Health. Born February 17, 1939 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Opal (Nee Walterman) and Herman Moeller. She married Lawrence Meyer June 11, 1957 at St. Anne’s Church in Hamburg and he preceded her in death on August 26, 2013.Ruth was a long time cook for Wagner’s Restaurant, Hillenbrand’s Jawacdah Farm and Cricket Ridge Restaurant. She also loved playing cards with family and friends.She is survived by her daughters Debra (Brian) Krieger of Oldenburg, Denise (Roger) Hartman of Indianapolis, Darlene Meyer of Bloomington, Indiana; son Doug (Susan) Meyer of Oldenburg, brother Kenny Moeller of Batesville; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and dear friend Pat Kaiser of Oldenburg. In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by son Dale Meyer; brother William Moeller and sister Dorothy Meyer.Visitation is Saturday, April 27th, from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church. Funeral services follow at 11:30 with Rev. Carl Langenderfer officiating and burial in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Holy Family Capital Improvement Fund. For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.
Statewide—Today is the last day to vote on INDOT’s 2019 Paint the Plow campaign, a community outreach program designed to promote safety and awareness of INDOT’s Winter Operations all year long.INDOT invites middle or high school art classes/programs within their district boundaries to paint an INDOT snow plow blade with original artwork to represent their school. In addition to being seen in full service during the winter weather months, the blades may be used at events within the school’s community to enhance public awareness, promote safety and foster a greater appreciation of both INDOT and the school’s art program.Participating schools in the southeastern district include: Eminence Jr.-Sr. High School Jac-Cen-Del Jr.-Sr. High School Madison Jr. High School Owen Valley Middle SchoolYou can vote on your favorite plow art scene by clicking here and “liking” your favorite photo on the INDOT facebook 2019 Paint the Plow photo album.
Julie Doreen Lemmel, 59, of Batesville, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019. She was born December 13, 1959, in Torrance, California, daughter of the late Peter Chacon and Anita (Adame) Chacon.Julie loved the Doors and enjoyed cooking. She worked as a Kitchen Supervisor at Shady Nook Care Center.She is survived by her mother, Anita Chacon of Rowland Heights, CA; longtime boyfriend and companion, David Sortwell of Lawrenceburg, IN; 2 sons, Pete Regan of Aurora, IN, Jeremiah (Stefanie) Lemmel of Batesville, IN; brother, Rick (Lynda) Chacon of Torrance, CA; 2 sisters, Debbie (David) Sesma of Chino, CA, Mary “Snooks” (Jeff) Becklund of Mercer Island, WA; 3 grandchildren, Isaac Lemmel, Addisyn Lemmel, and Jeremiah Lemmel Jr.She was preceded in death by her father, Peter Chacon.Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home, Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 1-4 pm.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fred’s Mission Rescue and Sanctuary.
Lucy Ellen Hamilton, 89, of Aurora passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Woodland Hills Care Center in Lawrenceburg. Lucy was born Tuesday, August 5, 1930 in Orange County, Indiana, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Vada (Cotner) Gillum. She married Don Hamilton April 5, 1973 and he survives. Lucy was a homemaker and enjoyed traveling; bowling; crocheting; and knitting.Lucy is survived by her husband Don of Aurora; son Stephen Robbins of French Lick; daughters: Brenda Robbins and Roseann Jantzen both of Kentucky; step-sons: Randy (Patrisha) Hamilton of Moores Hill and Rodney (Rena) Hamilton of Dillsboro; step-daughters: Raynell (Rodney) Beach of Aurora and Regina (Dave) Wood of Morrow, Ohio; several grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and numerous great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and thirteen brothers and sisters.There are no services planned at this time. Memorials may be given in honor of Lucy to the American Cancer Society. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812)432-5480. You may go to www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
Ronald D. Jolliff Sr., age 81, of Metamora, Indiana died Friday, March 27, 2020 at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville, Indiana.Born September 15, 1938 in Brookville, Indiana he was one of six children born to the late Howard & Anna (Snapp) Jolliff. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Cuban Missile Crisis.On September 7, 1958 he was united in marriage to the former Judy Ison, and she survives.Ron was retired from the former Ford/Visteon in Connersville where he worked for over 42 years, he also drove a School Bus for the Franklin County Community School Corporation for over 16 years, in addition to helping his son at Jolliff’s Garage and Towing.He was a member of the Metamora Church of God. In his leisure time he cherished time spent with his grandchildren & great-grandchildren; he enjoyed racing and was Owner/Crew Chief of Jolliff Racing, and loved working in the garage and junking.Survivors include his loving wife of over 61 years, Judy Jolliff of Metamora; his son & daughter-in-law, Ronald Jr. & Jenny Jolliff of Metamora; three grandchildren, Tiffany (Joey) Britton, Brandi Jolliff, Austin Jolliff; two great-grandchildren, Kohlton & Mackenzie Britton; two sisters, Mary (Ron) Riddle of Cincinnati, Ohio and Betty Wilson of Columbus, Ohio.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Emma Jean Boone, as well as two brothers, Floyd Jolliff and William E. Jolliff.There will be no public services. Burial will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.In lieu of flowers the family directs memorial contributions to the Metamora Church of God. The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Jolliff family, everyone is encouraged to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences to the family via www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
Greensburg, IN—The Decatur County Commissioners have added a new ordinance that brings the County back down to a level orange travel advisory, per the regulations in the Governor’s ordinance, but there are still restrictions with penalties in place. The County is still restricting all travel that is not exempt from the Governor’s ordinance between the hours of 10 pm and 5 am. The ordinance also stipulates that when traveling, there should only be one person in the vehicle unless the vehicle requires more than one to operate it, the driver is transporting one passenger to a location of a business or to employment, or if the driver is traveling with minor children that can’t be left alone. Restaurants and other businesses in Decatur County will be allowed to open under the restrictions of only being able to offer curbside pickup or delivery. Click here to read the entire ordinance.
RelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 I was in best of forms before Tokyo Paralympics was postponed — Powerlifter Ejike Bologna head coach, Sinisa Mihajlovic, has tested positive for coronavirus, the Serie A club said in a statement on Sunday.There are very serious concerns as the 51-year-old is considered among the high-risk group. Mihajlovic was diagnosed with Leukaemia in July 2019 and underwent chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.The Bologna boss has made a full recovery but is still considered to be at risk due to his history of serious illness.The club said in a statement: “Our coach is completely asymptomatic but will remain in isolation for the next two weeks in line with national guidelines.“The entire Primavera team group underwent medical tests in the past few days with all the results returning as negative. First Team players and staff will undergo tests tomorrow (on Monday).”Mihajlovic missed all of pre-season training last summer because of his Leukaemia treatment as he spent three months in a specialist clinic. He has kept in touch with his staff and players via videolink, watching training sessions from his hospital room and giving team talks.The 2020-21 season begins on September 19 and the club will be hoping their manager makes a full recovery as they look to build on last season’s 12th-placed finish.Tags: Bologna ManagerCoronavirusMihajlovicSerie ASinisa Mihajlovic
Press Association Hughton added: “It [lack of goals] is a concern, and it has to be, but we also have to look at the positives. “We have managed to stop a poor run, albeit not with wins.” Fulham boss Martin Jol, meanwhile, had his preparations hampered by players coming back late from international duty and also a virus hitting the squad. “Bryan Ruiz only came to us yesterday at the hotel, Stanislav Manolev was not even here, he was in London and had to come up in a cab this morning,” Jol said. “Sascha Riether had to leave [with illness], Chris Baird also had the same problem with a bug, and so we had two players making their debuts. “We lacked a bit of momentum and tempo, so we could not hurt them, especially in the first half.” Dimitar Berbatov had to go off to the changing room to have stitches in a blooded nose after being caught in the face by high boot from Norwich midfielder Bradley Johnson inside the first few minutes. “I get very irritated by that, when someone kicks you and you have to go off for five minutes. Later Hugo [Rodallega] was also kicked and he had to go off, and they played again with 11 against 10,” he said. “We have got to change that because it is an awful rule, you should send their player away as well for five minutes and play 10 against 10.” The Canaries have now found the net just once in the past six league and FA Cup games. However, after only conceding two in that run after shipping five at Liverpool on January 19, Hughton will try to remain upbeat about his team’s chances of staying clear of being dragged into the battle for survival. “Fulham have a lot of quality in their side, but we are disappointed because we are at home and the emphasis was to look to get three points,” said the Norwich manager. “We did not have enough in the final third and lacked that bit of quality, but it is a point and if you cannot win these games, you certainly have to make sure you do not lose them.” Norwich manager Chris Hughton admitted his side lacked a cutting edge in attack as their barren run continued with a goalless draw against Fulham at Carrow Road.