Most of the immediate downtown Winchester area was without electricity for approximately three hours Thursday morning, all because an unfortunate squirrel was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The outage temporarily inconvenienced many downtown businesses who could do nothing more that w…

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    When Winchester resident Mike Kennedy joined the Army in 1979, he was guaranteed by the military that if he served his country for 20 years, that he and his family would be provided health care for life - at no cost.

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    The ISTEP test is only months away from just being another chapter in the history of Indiana once Gov. Mike Pence signs a bill repealing the controversial exam.

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    The Veterans Administration is well known for its support of veterans.

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    Kids today don't always realize just far reaching the internet really is, a youth educator working with the Indiana State Police (ISP) recently said while discussing a newly formed educati…


A post on Facebook recently caught the eye of The News-Gazette.


A Hartford City man accused of committing spree of area bank and liquor store robberies in late Nov. and early Dec., including the Dec. 1 robbery of Old National Bank, Winchester, is seeking a plea agreement in Blackford Circuit Court. 

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    An Indianapolis man accused of stealing a package of gold coins from a Winchester coin dealership sat stoically with his head held high Wednesday afternoon as jurors filed into a Randolph …


Detectives with the Randolph County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday went to a Winchester man's home with the intent of arresting him for a probation violation.


    A Farmland man continues to be held in the Randolph County Jail following his arrest early Tuesday morning when members of the Indiana State Police Methamphetamine Suppression Team raided …


    An Indianapolis man who last week appeared somewhat conflicted over whether to represent himself in an upcoming criminal jury trial has decided that it would be in his best interest to act…

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Winchester's and Kiante Enis and Union City's Isaac Davison, who both guided their teams to winning records this season, have been named the 2015-16 Randolph County Players of the Year it was …


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Union City advanced to the Class A sectional semifinals by defeating Union Friday night at Blue River. The Indians will face Randolph Southern for the right to play in Saturday's championship game.


Winchester Main Street, a downtown business promotions and preservation group, Wednesday hosted its annual meeting and awards program at the Franklin Towne Center, Winchester.

February may be known as the month for romance, but it's also the time when people start thinking about filing their state and federal tax returns.

    Officials with the Winchester Alumni Association are offering a banking alternative to older alumni associations that they say offers so many benefits that it could easily be described as a "win-win-win-win" situation for all involved.

The city will no longer provide unlimited access to a dumpster at the street department, Winchester City Council decided Monday. Some members of council said they are already seeing an increased accumulation of trash and discarded household items as a result of this decision. 

Dedicated community volunteer and former city councilman Jim Nunez, Jr., Thursday was named Winchester Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.

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Diet, exercise and maintaining a healthy weight are essential elements of a healthy lifestyle. Adapting to a new diet and embracing a new exercise regimen requires a strong commitment, but so, too, does maintaining a healthy weight once those pounds have been shed.

Here at Second Harvest Food Bank, we have finished our Strategic Plan for 2016 – 2019. Our board has set us on a course with an updated vision statement and mission statement. The Vision Statement – Our vision is to see people in East Central Indiana free from hunger and self-sufficient. The…

Over the past year, I have continued working with Democrats and Republicans to grow the economy and expand opportunity for Hoosiers, improve mental health care for servicemembers, and address crime and drug epidemics impacting families and communities. I am committed to continuing this work …

As the daughter of a pastor, the husband of a pastor and a longtime Christian, I have spent a fair amount of time in church services learning about God, worshiping God and adhering to the Bible as best I can.

Fellow citizens, is it just me or is there a shortage of common sense and good reasoning within the ranks of our county officials? Because just two short years ago, our county coffers were empty and our county was operating day-to-day on fumes and it took a hundred wind turbines and a county…