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Teacher placed on leave

Jay Schools superintendent Jeremy Gulley confirmed Saturday afternoon that Joel Bowers was placed on administrative leave Thursday.

Patriots rallied in cold for comeback win

Twenty-five years ago this week, the Patriots came roaring back for a victory.

Expanding again

Joyce/Dayton Corporation held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the start of a nearly $9 million project that will mark the 11th expansion of its manufacturing facility.

Asking for exemption

Jay County Council and Jay County Commissioner Chad Aker learned more Wednesday about Mainstream Fiber Networks’ proposal to establish an infrastructure development zone along with its 395-mile broadband internet project in Jay County.

Awarded $35 million

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Thursday morning that the East Central Region, which includes Jay County, was awarded $35 million through the second round of Indiana Regional Acceleration and Development Initiative.

Change requested

Jay County Council heard Wednesday from Leeward Renewable Energy, the business proposing to build Rose Gold Solar in Jay County. The company will return next month with a formal request to amend its economic development agreement with the county in respect to its construction and commercial operation start dates.

County receives grant for paving

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Transportation announced Wednesday morning that Jay County was awarded a $1.18 million Community Crossings grant for road work.

Choosing Trinity

The image by Pittsburgh photographer Dustin McGrew is one of the many that has circulated on social media since Monday afternoon’s solar eclipse.

Commissioners request another meeting

Commissioners tabled a decision Monday on a contract with Jay County Development Corporation and asked to hold an executive session to discuss the service agreement with JCDC’s executive director and board president.

Premiums, deductibles up

Dunkirk City Council on Monday approved a contract with Barnum and Brown Insurance for the bulk of its insurance policies for the city at a 16.6% increase in cost over the previous year.

County jail is lacking in staff

Jay County Commissioners heard Monday from Sheriff Ray Newton, who talked about the need to hire and retain more officers at Jay County Jail.

Early voting begins Tuesday

Voters can head to the polls beginning next week.

Finalists announced

Jay County Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for the Jay County Community Awards late Friday afternoon, with three longtime members of volunteer boards — Leland and Judy LeMaster, and Gary Stewart — leading the list as nominees for the Spirit of Vicki Lifetime Achievement Award.

TIF education

Wes Schemenaur, Portland’s city attorney, presented Portland Plan Commission with information on TIF districts and redevelopment commissions and its role in the process of approving Portland's Downtown Economic Development Plan.

Dueling performance

No two shows are the same. That’s the variety that comes with Dueling Pianos International, an entertainment group performing Saturday at Jay County Fairgrounds.
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