Labor Day Closings

It’s the last holiday weekend of the summer and Labor Day is this Monday.
As a reminder, all federal, state, county and city offices will be closed. All financial institutions will be closed as well. License branches will be closed Saturday through Monday. The post office will also be closed on Monday. The office of the Muncie Sanitary District will be closed Monday, but trash routes will run on a regular schedule. And the business office of Woofboom Radio will be closed Monday as well.

Man’s Son Says Cocaine Was His

He could have went to prison for 50 years, but drug-related charges against a Muncie man have been dropped after his son admits the drugs were his. Prosecutors have dismissed a cocaine-related charge pending against 37-year-old Deion Barber after Barber’s 21-year-old son, Reggie Thomas Johnson, signed an affidavit saying the cocaine in question was his.

Man Struggles With Police; Spits On Officer

Muncie man has been accused of forcing his way into a southside home, struggling with police and spitting on an officer. 23-year-old Kody Tyler Mathis was arrested and charged after he entered a woman’s home without permission and forced his way into her bedroom. According to an affidavit, Mathis struggled with and cursed at both police and emergency medical service personnel. Mathis was placed in the Delaware County Jail under a $14,500 bond. He’s already facing separate pending cases that include trespass, harassment and public intoxication.

MCL Anderson Closes Its Doors

A longtime Anderson business has abruptly closed its doors. Now its patrons and employees are wondering where they will go next. After 48 years, MCL Restaurant & Bakery in the Mounds Mall has closed the business. A message, posted under Anderson on the locations page of the MCL website, reads, “Thank you for 48 great years! MCL Anderson has closed. We look forward to continuing to serve you at our MCL Muncie and MCL Castleton stores.”

Anderson City Council Granted Reprieve

After a contentious meeting on Thursday, the Public Safety Interoperable Communication Board reluctantly granted the Anderson City Council another two weeks to decide whether Anderson will join a new countywide dispatch center. An effort to convene a special city council meeting this week and secure final passage of an ordinance to join fell apart because several members are concerned about the cost of new radios. The Anderson Board of Public Safety says it has the authority to sign the interlocal agreement to include Anderson in the combined dispatch center and is prepared to do so if the City Council fails to take action.

Juveniles Vandalize School

Police say three juveniles are responsible for vandalizing a school in Randolph County. The group allegedly broke into Union City Junior-Senior High School Sunday. The kids, ages 9 to 14, were accused of damaging several buses and breaking a window at the school. Investigators believed they stole a golf cart earlier that morning from a nearby business. The trio was also suspected of burglarizing the same school earlier in the week.

Chase Bank To Close Two; Open One

Chase Bank, which is building a new facility at Northwest Plaza, recently told its customers it would be closing two other Muncie locations around the time the new banking center opens. In letters to customers, Chase says the branch at 3401 W. Fox Ridge Lane will close at the end of the business day on Nov. 15 and that the downtown bank, at 220 S. Walnut St., will close at 4 p.m. Nov. 14. The bank says the new branch, at 1635 W. McGalliard Road will open Nov. 17. The bank says accounts, including existing checks, credit cards or ATM/debit cards, will not be affected by the change.

Council Discusses Gateway Signage

During a special meeting this morning, the Yorktown Town Council is scheduled to discuss proposed town signs at Exit 241 along Interstate 69. Town officials in May began public discussion of landscaped gateway-style “Yorktown” signs planned for the triangular grassy medians between the highway and the exit ramps from northbound and southbound lanes onto Ind. 332. The council will meet at 10 this morning at Yorktown Town Hall.

Mt. Summit Man Arrested On Meth-Related Charges

A Mt. Summit man has been arrested as the result of a three month long investigation.
45-year-old Bruce Shoaf has been charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Precursors and Possession of a Schedule II Substance, all three Class “D” Felonies. When arrested, Shoaf was also found to be in possession of pills and marijuana, he was charged accordingly.

Looking For Work? Dick’s Is Hiring

Dick’s Sporting Goods is hiring. The still-under-construction store at 620 E. McGalliard Road will open this fall. The retailer is looking to hire about 50 full-time and part-time positions. Dick’s plans a three-day weekend of grand opening festivities with a variety of giveaways and special appearances in-store. Potential applicants should go to dicksportinggoods.jobs.