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One Extricated After Van Vs. Semi Accident In Olney

Olney, IL - One person was extricated after a van vs. semi accident in Olney on Wednesday. According to the Olney Fire Department's Facebook page, crews responded after the accident occurred south of Route 130 at 600 E. road. Route 130 was down to one lane earlier Wednesday but now both lanes have s

MYWABASHVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-21 16:22:42

Convicted Sex Offender Receives Sentence

Olney, IL. - The man convicted of the sexual assault resulting in the death of an 8-year-old girl in Olney, Illinois was sentenced in Richland County on Thursday. Glen Ramey received the maximum sentence for the class-x felony,predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, 60 years. Ramey received

MYWABASHVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-22 22:16:45

Trial delayed in shooting case

The man accused of firing on a concerned father, then triggering a multijurisdiction search, has delayed his trial due to ongoing evidence issues. Scott Langford, 34, of Dieterich, is charged with being an armed habitual criminal, a Class X felony, aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class 1 felony

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 22:58:36

Richland officials considering 3 percent tuition increase

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. Buy Now DECATUR - Richland Community College officials are considering a 3 percent tuition hike, but will likely wait to see how fall enrollment shapes up before making a final decision. A proposal to raise tuition from $133 per credit hour to $137 per c

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-03-23 00:11:00

Jasper County Schools Superintendent violating Open Meetings Act -

NEWTON, IL., (ECWd) - Violations of the Open Meetings Act are criminal, are Class C Misdemeanors (5 ILCS 120/4), and need to be punished as the crimes they are. In the context of this article, we firmly believe that these are willful violations of the OMA, and done so with the express purpose of pro

EDGARCOUNTYWATCHDOGS.COM - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Traveling dance instructor sentenced for sexual abuse of teen

EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WAND) - A traveling dance instructor was sentenced to prison time for sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl. 34-year-old Charles Young was found guilty by a jury in November of sexually assaulting the girl while in a supervisory position. He was an instructor when he assaulted the gir

WAND TV - 2018-03-22 17:51:00

New owner purchases former U.S. Grant Motel

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. Buy Now MATTOON -- A new owner has purchased the former U.S. Grant Motel and is considering options for the future use of this property along Lake Land Boulevard. Rural Effingham resident Jessy Graves, who owns the nearby Castle Pub & Gaming, recently pu


Authorities: Man emptied home's contents before fire and claimed insurance

Authorities say a Dieterich man emptied his house before it burned down last year and collected insurance money on the contents. Daniel J. Bushur, 53, has been charged with insurance fraud of more than $100,000 related to the Jan. 7, 2017 fire. Effingham County State's Attorney Bryan Kibler said tha

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 22:06:43

Clay City students celebrate Pi Day

Clay City schools celebrated March 14 with pie. Students ate pie, threw pie, and recited pi. Clay City math teacher Melissa VanHoose held a fundraiser for a much-needed new set of calculators for the math department. Money collected also funded Stang Arts scholarships for the PBIS after-school progr

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 18:41:09

FROM THE ARCHIVES: The Richland Community College campus through the years

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Top Eateries Revealed in Parkersburg, IL

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Hospital offering free trauma classes

If an emergency started unfolding around you, leaving people severely wounded, would you know how to help them? An upcoming program hosted by Good Samaritan Hospital's trauma department aims to ensure everyone is equipped with the knowledge they need to answer that question with a resounding "yes."

VINCENNES SUN COMMERCIAL - 2018-03-22 04:00:00

Effingham police move closer to taking over Unit 40 SRO program

An Effingham City Council member who had raised questions about city police taking over Unit 40's School Resource Officer program is now onboard with the plan. The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has overseen the program at Unit 40 and other county school districts for years. But Sheriff Dave Maho

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 20:48:21

City of Effingham City Council will meet March 20

City of Effingham City Council will meet on March 20. Here is the agenda as provided by the council: 1. Opening 1.1 Mayor calls meeting to order 1.2 Roll Call 1.3 Pledge of Allegiance 2. Omnibus Vote Agenda 2.1 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes (03/06/2018) - Deputy City Clerk Nosbisch 2.2


Semi Leaves Scene, Another Rig Crashes and Blocks Interstate

Two semis were involved in an accident at 10:44am Tuesday, blocking eastbound I-70. State police say one rig, that didn't stop, swerved into the driving lane of the interstate and, according to one witness, possibly made contact with a rig in that lane. The second semi, driven by 55-year-old Dennis


Fire Damages Mobile Home in Effingham

Fire damaged a mobile home on Effingham's south end Sunday evening. Firefighters were called to the home of Kathy Clarkson at 4 Four Seasons at 6:20pm. Effingham Fire Chief Joe Holomy said the fire started in a clothes dryer and spread from the unit's electrical panel to the shelf above, and then up


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Coal Miner Died in Vehicle Rollover

Oaktown, IN - The Knox County Coroner has released new information about a fatal coal mining accident. The coroner says 34-year-old Jason Williams of Bloomfield died from internal injuries he suffered in an accident Friday afternoon at Sunrise Coal LLC. The coroner says the mine transportation vehic


Tombstones take a special kind of care

EFFINGHAM - Effingham County Genealogical and Historical Society promotes preservation of cemeteries and its tombstones. At least twice a year they host "cemetery hops" across the county. The next hop is planned in Mason in the the spring, President LoElla Baker said during a speaker session Saturda


Planned outage for Oakshire, Old Erie subdivisions announced

Duke Energy plans a three-hour outage from approximately 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday. It involves the Allendale 1283 circuit and affects the Oakshire subdivision and the north half of the Old Erie subdivision. About 40 customers are involved. The purpose is improvement of the electrical system. The