Richmond woman faces multiple arson charges

first_imgRichmond, In. — A Wayne County woman has been arrested for arson following a joint investigation into multiple fires in Richmond.Patricia E. Hill, 51, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with felony arson and criminal mischief for allegedly causing seven fires in Richmond on the morning of February 23.Investigators from the Indiana State Fire Marshal, Richmond Fire Department and Wayne County Sheriff’s Department noted the fires occurred over a five hour period. A subsequent investigation later determined Hill’s red Ford Ranger pickup truck was at or near all seven fires during the incidents, as confirmed by surveillance footage captured at or near each location.Hill currently is incarcerated at the Wayne County jail with a bail set at $20,000.Many incendiary fire investigations remain open around the state. Investigators encourage anyone with information regarding a potential arson to call the Indiana Arson Hotline at 800-382-4628. The Indiana State Fire Marshal operates as part of the Division of Fire and Building Safety in the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.last_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball roundtable: Looking back at the season’s 1/3 mark

first_imgWas Frank Howard’s absence the only thing preventing Syracuse from being a Top 25 team all year?B.H: If Syracuse had beaten UConn, SU may never have fallen out of the poll. With Howard, the Orange would’ve beaten the Huskies, as Jalen Carey’s early turnovers against previously unseen pressure would’ve been avoided and Syracuse may have defended UConn’s 3-point shooters better. But Howard is a shell of his last-season self so far. He rarely attacks the basket and hasn’t found his 3-point touch. So yes, his absence is the reason Syracuse hasn’t been ranked every week. But he’ll need to get back to last season’s form to keep the Orange in the Top 25.C.D: To a degree, yes. Both Frank Howard and Jalen Carey suffered injuries before the season, and when Carey returned, he still wasn’t 100 percent, nor did he practice much before SU’s losses. Both players not being fully healthy ultimately led to the Orange’s demise from the Top 25. However, Syracuse is a much better team with Howard in as starter. Howard adds a veteran leadership that SU lacked when it was Carey and Battle manning the point. He is the best facilitator and knows the 2-3 zone as well as anyone else. The absence of Howard may have been a contributing factor toward Syracuse’s drop from the Top 25, but it was not the only reason behind it. There’s much more that needs addressing.M.G: There’s a good chance his absence has prevented SU from being Top 25. When he’s on the floor, everything appears to be under control. In a raucous environment at Cameron Indoor last year, for example, he handled the pressure and noise admirably. That presence goes a long way during ACC road play. Syracuse has a lot of time off in the next four weeks and that gives Howard the time he needs to get back to himself. He “didn’t miss a shot” this summer, head coach Jim Boeheim said. While an exaggeration, the point was clear: Howard could be on track to have a stellar senior year. Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on December 11, 2018 at 9:56 pm Almost a third of the way into the season, Syracuse (7-2) is in the midst of a five-game winning streak. The Orange haven’t lost since their two losses in 24 hours at Madison Square Garden last month. There have been positives in the SU backcourt but negatives down low as Syracuse seeks to keep its winning streak alive.Here’s what our beat writers think about three major topics so far.Are Syracuse’s centers its weakest position group?Billy Heyen: Yes. The Orange have two point guards they trust and a number of effective wing players. Syracuse has the ability in the middle to find success: a 7-foot-2 rim protector in Paschal Chukwu, good hands and footwork of Bourama Sidibe, and the playmaking of small-ball center Marek Dolezaj. But it hasn’t come together. When SU has played star centers, like Oregon’s Bol Bol and Georgetown’s Jessie Govan, there hasn’t been much defensive resistance. As Jim Boeheim said, Syracuse needs its centers to be a strong team in the long run. But so far, they’ve been bad.Charlie DiSturco: Yes. Syracuse’s centers have struggled immensely with both scoring, defense and foul discipline. Even Oshae Brissett, a forward, averages 3.4 rebounds per game more than Paschal Chukwu — and Elijah Hughes outrebounds Bourama Sidibe. This group of centers have potential, but they have been unable to stop other talented bigs, like Georgetown’s Jessie Govan Saturday. Every other position group has multiple players that are regular contributors at some capacity. The centers do not.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMatthew Gutierrez: Without question. Aside from the centers’ lack of scoring and defense, they haven’t been great in one area they have complete control of: boxing out. Several times against Georgetown, the centers were caught ball watching. It happened at MSG on repeat and, while they’ve improved, there’s one place the centers can get better real fast. By establishing firm rebounding position, they’ll be less susceptible to second-chance points, which drag on the defense.Has Elijah Hughes lived up to his expectations? B.H: The consensus was that Hughes would bring shooting and instant offense. He has. Especially with Frank Howard still not playing like he was last season, Hughes has been a key third cog with Tyus Battle and Oshae Brissett. There’ve been some games where Hughes is too content to stay outside and shoot, but then just when it seems he’s having an off night, he gets hot. That happened early in the second half against Georgetown, when he hit three 3s in a handful of minutes to get Syracuse right back in the game.C.D: I’d say so. He has joined Oshae Brissett and Tyus Battle as Syracuse’s three-headed monster and has been extremely consistent in close games. He has been the best shooter on the team and even flashes some dominance inside the paint. Aside from tangible skills, Hughes also provides a spark for SU. He made a few big 3s down the stretch and was a big help to Battle as the Orange mounted a comeback. On any given day, Hughes has the potential to be the best player on the floor, something not expected when the season started.M.G: Probably. Hughes’ biggest room for growth: involving others. He’s a capable one-on-one player who has exemplified an ability to knock down big shots, especially from deep. That’s going to be key as the defenses SU faces improve during conference play. He’s created for others only in spurts, so it’s not a matter of if. He can attack off the dribble and suck defenders his way. Syracuse could just use a little more of that.last_img read more

EXCITING NEW DONEGAL PRODUCTS ‘PLOUGH’ INTO ACTION!

first_imgPictured Andrew McElhinney, O’Donnell’s Bakery; Ursula Donnelly, Local Enterprise Office; Kathleen McElhinney, O’Donnell’s Bakery at the Local Enterprise Village, built by the network of Local Enterprise Offices, at the National Ploughing Championships. A record number 83 microenterprises are exhibiting under one roof in the Local Enterprise Village, representing every county in Ireland. Exhibitors are from a diverse range of sectors including food, retail, tourism, manufacturing, energy and sport, with all 31 Local Enterprise Offices supporting small businesses at the Ploughing. Further information around the Local Enterprise Village at the Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska in County Laois is available through www.localenterprise.ie.PIC: Joe KeoghTwo exciting new products from Donegal – Sheepmate and the Wild Atlantic Wheaten – were unveiled to a huge national audience last week when two Donegal businesses took up residence in the ‘Local Enterprise Village’ at the National Ploughing Championships.The products from O’Donnell’s Craft Bakers in Laghey and Gillespie Precision Engineering in Killygordon, proved hugely popular with the visitors and both businesses are hopeful of increased revenue streams as a result.O’Donnell’s Bakery held the national launch of their latest product – the Wild Atlantic Wheaten – at the National Ploughing Championships. The wheaten scone is more than just bread baked in Donegal, because it is also bread made from as many Donegal products as O’Donnell’s can possibly use.“It’s called the Wild Atlantic Wheaten because ingredients are sourced from along The Wild Atlantic Way and in as many cases as possible, from Donegal,” said Andrew McElhinney of O’Donnell’s.“Some of the key ingredients are Jordan’s Sea Salt, Donegal Rapeseed Oil and Donegal Buttermilk,” he added.That collaboration is a perfect example of how food businesses in the county are co-operating and collaborating to open up new and exciting markets, and O’Donnell’s also join forces with local microbrewery Donegal Brewing Co. and use their Donegal Blonde Beer to produce Donegal Blonde cake. That’s a reflection of the synergy that now exists among food businesses in Donegal and the growing reputation of the county as a food destination, thanks to the ongoing efforts of The Food Coast, Donegal’s Good Food Network.“We also showcased our other range as well including our Donegal Blonde Cake, Chocolate Orange Cake and our gluten-free muffins,” Andrew added.Precision engineer Dean Gillespie is also a part-time farmer and it was the time and effort it was taking to dose and vaccinate his sheep that saw him come up with a new engineered product called ‘Sheepmate.’Pictured Dean Gillespie, Sheepmate.ie; Ursula Donnelly, Local Enterprise Office; Eamon Scanlon, Sheepmate.ie at the Local Enterprise Village, built by the network of Local Enterprise Offices, at the National Ploughing Championships. A record number 83 microenterprises are exhibiting under one roof in the Local Enterprise Village, representing every county in Ireland. Exhibitors are from a diverse range of sectors including food, retail, tourism, manufacturing, energy and sport, with all 31 Local Enterprise Offices supporting small businesses at the Ploughing. Further information around the Local Enterprise Village at the Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska in County Laois is available through www.localenterprise.ie.PIC: Joe KeoghDean’s simple invention, launched at the National Ploughing Championships is aimed at saving time and money for farmers.“I am a part-time farmer and I know what a hassle it is to get the sheep in for dosing. You need somebody there to help you for starters, then you have your pockets full and a pack on your back and it’s easy to trip over the lines as the sheep moved around in the pen. I knew there had to be some way to make this a bit handier, so I came up with Sheepmate.”Dean’s invention is a simple and portable system that allows a farmer hold everything he needs for dosing and vaccinating in one place, with a line that feeds from the system according to the length the farmer needs.“You simply attach Sheepmate to the side of the pen using Velcro straps and everything is there in the one place. Using the system one man can get the job done now in a fraction of the time so it’s a great time-saving device and everyone knows that time is money!”Dean’s ingenuity to spot a potential niche market is typical of the many small businesses being supported in Donegal by the Local Enterprise Office and the Killygordon man also owns Gillespie Polytunnels who supply quality polytunnels across Ireland and beyond.“Donegal Local Enterprise Office and Donegal County Council were proud to support the small businesses representing our county at the biggest ever Local Enterprise Village. The National Ploughing Championship is one of Europe’s largest outdoor events and initiatives such as the Local Enterprise Village, offered small business owners the opportunity to boost sales and break into new markets,” Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise at Donegal Local Enterprise said. EndsCaptions(Longer versions of these in file info)SheepmateDean Gillespie, Sheepmate.ie; Ursula Donnelly, Local Enterprise Office; Eamon Scanlon, Sheepmate.ie at the Local Enterprise Village, built by the network of Local Enterprise Offices, at the National Ploughing Championships.PIC: Joe KeoghO’Donnell’sAndrew McElhinney, O’Donnell’s Bakery; Ursula Donnelly, Local Enterprise Office; Kathleen McElhinney, O’Donnell’s Bakery at the Local Enterprise Village, built by the network of Local Enterprise Offices, at the National Ploughing Championships. PIC: Joe KeoghEXCITING NEW DONEGAL PRODUCTS ‘PLOUGH’ INTO ACTION! was last modified: September 30th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalLEOPloughing ChampionshipsSheepmatelast_img read more