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Crimson Hawks fans and the IUP and Indiana communities are invited to send off the women’s basketball team as it departs for the 2019 NCAA Division II Elite Eight in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday at 2 p.m.

The Kiwanis Club of Indiana recently recognized local organizations that were the recipients of the club’s charitable contributions during 2018 at a luncheon at St. Andrew’s Village.

Crimson Hawks fans and the IUP and Indiana communities are invited to send off the women’s basketball team as it departs for the 2019 NCAA Division II Elite Eight in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday at 2 p.m.

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Crimson Hawks fans and the IUP and Indiana communities are invited to send off the women’s basketball team as it departs for the 2019 NCAA Division II Elite Eight in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday at 2 p.m. Read more

Crime and Courts

LYONS —The defense attorney for the man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and her 14-month-old son suggested police may have continued to interrogate his client well after he had indicated he was done talking.

CANANDAIGUA — More than a week after the trial started, an Ontario County jury was to begin deliberations Tuesday morning in the case of Erin Rhynes.

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CANANDAIGUA — The prosecution has rested and the defense will not call any witnesses in the Ontario County Court trial of a Geneva man accused of shooting another Geneva man in the head three times during the early-morning hours of April 1, 2018 and leaving him for dead.

Sports

Mar. 24--NHL players are known for doing impressive things on skates. But playing basketball? Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk executed a pretty good dribble and dunk -- on skates, no less -- as his team celebrated its 5-1 rout of the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. The Storm Surge, the Hurricanes' post-win celebration that has thrilled fans and angered Hockey Night in ...

Mar. 24--WASHINGTON -- One day after special counsel Robert Mueller concluded his lengthy investigation into possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign, the president relaxed and spent his Saturday on the golf course with Kid Rock. Rock posted a photo of himself and the president on a manicured golf course in West Palm Beach, Florida. Wearing American flag pants ...

SALT LAKE CITY - The plan that Baylor concocted, the strategy that was supposed to upset top-seeded Gonzaga, seemed logical enough. The underdog Bears hoped to play their particular brand of hard-nosed defense and battle for rebounds on both ends of the floor. That worked against Gonzaga's star forward, Rui Hachimura, who was neutralized all night. But it wasn't enough against a team that has ...

LOS ANGELES_On the night when the Los Angeles Lakers were officially eliminated from playoff contention, JaVale McGee had the best statistical game of his 11-year career. The 7-foot center was as active as he has ever been, leading to a career-high 33 points on 15-for-20 shooting and a career-high 20 rebounds. "It feels good, definitely," McGee said late Friday night after the Lakers dropped a ...

PHOENIX - Five years ago, Justin Turner arrived at Camelback Ranch as a Dodger for the first time and didn't know where he was going. "I reported to the minor league side," Turner said. "It was early. We weren't even supposed to report yet. I was probably over there for three or four days before someone was like, 'Why don't you just bring your stuff over here?' " Turner said this recently in ...

Business and Economy

    On the first of March, Jerry’s Dairy Freezer at 101 East Jackson Street in Parker City opened for its fifty-third season. The beloved local eatery opened in 1966 when the current owner, Lori Crabtree, Jerry’s niece, was just seven years old. “We are glad to be open to serve our loyal regulars who will always show up no matter the weather for their favorite menu items,” she said.  The recent weather has proven to be a bit of a challenge with the recent high winds damaging one side of their sign. “There is always a challenge replacing equipment and keeping everything in good repair,” says the personable owner.

    In continuing to bring our readers new and interesting information about your friends and neighbors, we are presenting our “What’s Your Story” series. This is a Q & A panel of 20 questions that we ask Randolph County Residents. The information is fun facts and good advice from them on various topics. We are interested in seeing what we can learn about our readers in 20 questions! Hope you enjoy!

Health Care

Thanks to glands of the endocrine system like the ovaries, testes, thyroid and hypothalamus, special chemical messengers known as hormones influence the health of our minds and bodies every day — whether it’s basic needs like hunger and movement to more complex systems such as puberty and reproduction. Hormones can also influence our emotions and moods.

As cliché as it may sound, it’s also a fact: Doing good is good for everyone. Altruism is beneficial to your mental health, physical well-being and sense of belonging. A recent study revealed that volunteering for as little as two hours every week can be instrumental to your health. The same study found that out of all the do-gooders who spent their free time helping others 93 percent reported an improved mood, 79 percent reported decreased stress levels and 88 percent felt a boost in their self-esteem.

Rebecca Williamson, a registered dietitian at IRMC, has spent much of her career making sure folks eat so their hearts are healthier. As with most things in life, moderation is the key. But there’s more to keep in mind.

Arts & Entertainment

    The Jay County Visitor and Tourism Bureau will hold its 16th Annual Jay County Fiber Arts Festival Friday March 8 and Saturday March 9, 2019 at the Jay Community Center located at 115 E. Water St. Portland, Indiana. The 2-day event devoted to the fiber arts will include classes, hands-on activity, and a variety of demonstrations. On Friday at 6:00 pm Kate Larson, a well-known fiber artist loves using fiber arts as a bridge between art and agriculture. She is the author of The Practical Spinner’s Guide: Wool (Interweave, 2015) and several videos, including How to Spin Yarn to Knit. Her work has appeared in Spin-Off, Jane Austen Knits, and more. Follow her at KateLarsonTextiles.com.

    Arts Place, Inc. is pleased to announce that Second National Bank recently made several contributions to the nonprofit organization and its programming. The bank’s donation of $1,000 for the 2019 and 2020 annual campaigns helps provide meaningful experiences in the arts to citizens across East Central Indiana and West Central Ohio. Second National Bank also contributed to Arts Place Portland Center’s Legacy Campaign. On February 12, 2019, Shawn Robinson, Fort Recovery Branch Manager of Second National Bank, presented a check in the amount of $2,500 as the first installment of a $5,000 pledge to Arts Place CEO Eric Rogers.  The Arts Place Legacy Campaign will allow for a much needed expansion to the Portland Center, a new public art piece to celebrate the community, retirement of the center’s mortgage, and renovations to address critical structural issues.