Warsaw Times Union 05 06 2016 E Edition Page 1A

As is tradition, the first weekend in May will not only bring a new superhero movie, but also Free Comic Book Day. Free Comic Book Day promotes reading and comic books. Chimp's Comix & Video Games, 919 E. Winona Ave., Suite 4-6, Warsaw, is taking part from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. For just walking into the store, a person can get two free comics. To get addi- tional comics, a person just has to donate one non-per- ishable food item for each comic they want. Donations go to the Salvation Army. In 2014, Chimp's col- lected 841 items for the Salvation Army, and store owner Nick Kelley esti- mated they collected about 2101 E. Center St., Warsaw 267-6800 www.jbsfurniture.com MOTHER'S DAY SALE Saturday, May 7 ~ 9 to 6 Sunday, May 8 ~ 1 to 4 Enjoy 15%OFF * -STOREWIDE- Even On Sale Prices! Plus... A Free Gift For All Moms! *Excludes Tempur-Pedic Times-Union Sports World Clear tonight; scattered storms Saturday. Contact Us Phone: 574-267-3111 Email: news@timesuniononline.com Website: www.timesuniononline.com Mail: P.O.B. 1448 Warsaw, IN 46581-1448 Low 54 High 71 Friday May 6, 2016 In our 162nd year of continuous service to Kosciusko County Softball Wawasee tops NLC rival Warsaw, 22-0. Page 1B North Korea Ruling party opens Con- gress for first time since 1980. Page 8B TIMES UNION $0.50 8 5 32320 00001 Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union A fisherman has the right idea for relaxation this morning along the northeast shore of Winona Lake. The weekend is shaping up to be just as pleasant, with temperatures in the 60's and only a slight chance for rain Saturday. Testing The Waters See FREE- Page 2A 50 Cents Warsaw, IN Founded 1854 No. 108 NORTH MANCHESTER - De- tails surrounding the death of an infant in a Manchester University dorm room have been released. According to a probable cause affidavit provided by the Wabash County Prosecutor's Office, Mikayla Munn, 21, Elkhart, called 911 at 11:28 p.m. March 8, in- forming the operator she fainted in her bathtub after giving birth. The report, written by Indiana State Police Det. Joshua Maller, says that Munn sounded calm on the phone. Manchester University safety officers arrived shortly after the call. The officers were recording video and audio of the event. Munn told them that she "hit her head" and did not know she was pregnant. The baby was not breathing at this time. Munn sounded calm and even laughed while talking to the officers, ac- cording to the affidavit. Both Munn and the child were trans- ported to Kosciusko Community Hospital by paramedics. On April 1, a conference call took place between Dr. Thomas Sozio, a forensic pathologist; Dr. Timothy Cook, OBGYN; Jason Page, CSI sergeant; and Indiana State Police. Cook surmised that BY CHRIS TULLEY Times-Union Staff Writer ctulley@timesuniononline.com NORTH WEBSTER - Lakeland Re- gional Sewer District on Thursday set the dates for two summer meetings with users and contractors. The meetings, on July 23 and Aug. 27, will be used to share specifications for electrical and sewer hookup. Both meetings are at 9 a.m. in the North Webster Community Center. Board members said at previous meetings that they can provide home- owners with a list of contractors who attend the summer sessions so they know who's up to speed on the require- ments for system connection. Also Thursday, the board approved pay applications of $519,955 for Sec- tion A of the project, $277,904 for Sec- tion B, $642,589 for Section C and $204,077 for construction of the wastewater treatment plant. Board members then approved sev- eral change orders for the treatment plant which Casey Erwin, with project engineer DLZ, said he inspected and feels are justified. The list of additions and deductions together added up to $44,881, but after deductions made in previous change orders, Erwin said the actual over-budget amount is only about $13,000, a fraction of 1 percent of the project total. District Treasurer Mike DeWald re- ported during the meeting that the BY JORDAN FOUTS Times-Union Staff Writer jfouts@timesuniononline.com Nick Kelley, owner of Chimp's Comix & Video Games, 919 E. Winona Ave., Suite 4-6, Warsaw, displays some of the comic books that will be avail- able for Free Comic Book Day Saturday. Photo by David Slone, Times-Union BY DAVID SLONE Times-Union Staff Writer dslone@timesuniononline.com About 60 jobs at Dalton Foundry have been cut as the 106- year-old iron casting business comes under new ownership. As of this week, the Warsaw foundry and three other Dalton Corp. properties in Indiana and Ohio are owned by New Dalton LLC. The foundry formerly employed about 270 people, according to employees and their family mem- bers who contacted the Times- Union . Over the past few weeks, dozens of members of United Steel Workers Local 6805 were let go from the plant and several more members of management. Employees say they knew few details about the sale of the foundry and that the firings came as a surprise. They also expressed concern that many of those let go had the most years of experience. The reductions were made as the foundry narrows production from two shifts to one, according to Mike Clevy, who was involved in the sale. Clevy is a partner in a Nashville industrial investment firm. The reductions were made under former owner Neenah Foundry Co. of Neenah, Wis., and no further cuts are planned at this time, he said Thursday. The shift was cut in order to match production to the level of sales, said Clevy, who reported a "soft first quarter" but said he ex- pects an uptick in June and July. Through the purchase of Dal- ton Corp. stock, New Dalton LLC now owns the Warsaw foundry as well as one in Stryker, Ohio, and two pieces of land in Indiana and Ohio. Clevy described the LLC as an ownership entity formed by various partners, but said since the team does include former Dal- BY JORDAN FOUTS Times-Union Staff Writer jfouts@timesuniononline.com As of Thursday, the Oakwood Cemetery office is live with high-speed Internet and phone lines, sexton Hal Heagy told the Board of Regents yes- terday. Board President Dave Baumgartner asked if the whole city was on Warsaw Fiber now. "No. Is it going to be? Yes," Heagy replied. "All the city (government) buildings will be on Warsaw Fiber. Ac- tive right now is myself today, street, airport and parks." He said all the city departments eventually will be linked together. The Wastewater Utility Department was waiting to get the cable in, the police and fire departments have issues, and City Hall has it but it's not hooked up. By issues, Heagy said they weren't "bad" issues, but there are things the departments have to connect and do which will take a little longer to get completed. "Everybody's working on it. We're all set up with them to go. We all have the contracts," Heagy said. "I'm all for that," Baumgartner said. "It's high-speed." Heagy said people eventually will be able to tag onto the Internet system, and he wants to put hot spots in the cemetery so people can use their smartphones to find where their loved ones are buried in Oakwood. Heagy later reported he and Parks & Recreation Department Superin- tendent Larry Plummer have been working with NIPSCO to get gas lines to their workshops at the cemetery. NIPSCO ran a new line under the bridge and to the cemetery's back gate. He said the gas lines will replace the LP tanks they currently have back there. "We've been negotiating with NIP- SCO and they finally came up with a price, and I have it in my budget, and we're going to do that. It goes to the Board of Works (today) for the fee to put it in," Heagy said. The board of works approved it today. The lines will allow for the elimina- tion of the LP tanks, and City Engineer James Emans is involved with the project. According to a copy of the agree- ment, the cost is $16,537.43. Once it's installed, the Parks De- partment and Oakwood Cemetery will have their own gas meters and monthly gas bills. Heagy also is working with Emans on columbariums for the cemetery. A columbarium is a respectful above-ground storage for urns holding people's ashes. Heagy is drawing the plans up, Emans will put the specifications together and then they will go out for quotes for con- struction of the columbariums. He said hopefully they will go out for bid by next year. BY DAVID SLONE Times-Union Staff Writer dslone@timesuniononline.com Oakwood Now Has High-Speed Internet Cancer Care Fund of Kosciusko County has planned its "Black and White: An Evening of Elegance" for this month. The event is a fundraiser for the or- ganization and will be at 6 p.m. May 21 at Oakwood Resort Event Center, Syra- cuse. "We want to help raise money to as- sist those battling cancer," said Ron Smock, event co-chair. Tickets are $50 and can be pur- chased by calling 574-269-5188 or registering at cancercarefundkc.org There will be a cocktail reception, silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, a shop- ping experience; and a fashion show with models showcasing clothing from Glam, Warsaw, and Satori, North Web- ster. Last year $7,500 was raised for the Cancer Care Fund, and this year's goal is $10,000. The fund assists those battling can- cer with rent, food, gas and other needed amenities. Cancer Care Fund Plans 'Evening Of Elegance' BY JENNIFER PERYAM Times-Union Staff Writer jperyam@timesuniononline.com Police, Prosecutor Release Details Surrounding Death Of Infant In Manchester University Dorm Room Free Comics Saturday Dalton Sold, 60 Jobs Cut See INTERNET- Page 2A See LRSD- Page 2A See DALTON- Page 2A See DEATH- Page 2A LRSD Sets Summer Meeting Dates

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