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Top story: Bike rule OK’d.

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Bike rule OK'd
Rochester City Council approved on Tuesday an amended ordinance that prohibits bicycling on city or protected properties, such as the properties of any business, church or organization.

Rochester Police Chief Andy Shotts, who met with Mayor Ted Denton and City Attorney Andy Perkins to draft the ordinance, earlier stated it targets those performing stunts or tricks and does not prohibit bicycles being used for normal transportation. He noted parks are excluded from the ordinance.

Prior to its unanimous decision, the council received an earful from one Rochester resident who argued "It's an open ordinance, so you guys can just hang any kid for being a kid and riding a bike."

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Local news
HIV-positive man faces new charge
An man awaiting sentencing for having unprotected sex with three Allen County women without informing them of his HIV-positive status beforehand has been charged with the same crime against another Allen County woman.

Travis R. Spoor, 37, was charged Thursday in Allen Superior Court with one count of malicious mischief, a Level 6 felony, according to court records.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Donnelly: US needs affordable health care
U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly told a cheering crowd at the Fulton County Democrats' John F. Kennedy Dinner Saturday night that he will vote against President Donald Trump's proposed health care bill when he returns to Washington, D.C.

Donnelly raised a hand in the air while holding a microphone in the other as he spoke.

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Monday, July 24, 2017
New jail would be 2 years to finish
Fulton County officials learned last week any possible expansion or relocation of the Fulton County Jail would not only be costly but take more than two years to complete.

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Monday, July 24, 2017
Mrs. Vance goes to DC
Rochester Community School Corp. now has a national influence.

Superintendent Jana Vance now sits on the board of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform.

"It's just very humbling," Vance said. "I started as a substitute teacher, now sitting in this position ... I've been blessed with opportunities that Rochester has given me to grow. As I said, in this position, I want those within the district to have that same opportunity.

"It opens up an even greater opportunity for Rochester schools, and really for this area," she continued.

Vance, who is the only active superintendent on the board, joins 11 other members.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017
Wayward feline finds way home
For seven months Katelyn Lockwood waited, and waited, for a telephone call.

The Mishawaka resident finally received it. Her cat Henry, missing in Rochester since December, was found.

"I was kind of in shock," Lockwood said.

After all the waiting, she actually missed the call because she was on a plane between Texas and Indiana.

She received a text delivering the good news upon landing at O'Hare International Airport. It was from - the company which registered Henry's microchip.

"My sister read the text over my shoulder and she put her hand over her mouth," Lockwood said. "She showed it to our mom. She said 'oh my God! That's crazy.'"

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Friday, July 21, 2017
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Big Ten to coaches: 'Stay put'

CHICAGO (AP) - Watch your step, Jim Harbaugh.

The rest of you Big Ten coaches, too.

Conference officials are tired of coaches who treat the sideline like a stage and rage like Hamlet over calls they don't like - and they're prepared, finally, to do something about it.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Woodling finishes 3rd at Plymouth Speedway
Auto racing

Dylan Woodling finished third in the Modifieds race at Plymouth Speedway Saturday night. Woodling, a Warsaw resident, drives for Rochester-based TOPP Motorsports.

Also, Chris Joseph of Kewanna was second in the Thunder Stocks race.

Valley fall practice

Valley fall sports practices will begin at the following dates and times. The coach and the coach's phone number is listed for those needing more information.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Kahne wins 'crazy' Brickyard 400
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kasey Kahne survived a crash-marred Brickyard 400 on Sunday for his first NASCAR Cup victory in nearly three years.

The Hendrick Motorsports driver won under caution in the race that took more than six hours to complete, finally finishing in fading light after 167 laps and double overtime.

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Monday, July 24, 2017
Crazy 8th: Cards score 9 off Cubs' pen

Cardinals 11, Cubs 4

CHICAGO (AP) - For 11 straight batters in the eighth inning, the St. Louis Cardinals were unstoppable.

It was an emphatic response to a heartbreaking loss.

Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking two-run double in St. Louis' highest-scoring inning of the season, and the Cardinals cooled off the Chicago Cubs with an 11-4 victory on Friday.

Chicago carried a 3-2 lead into the eighth, looking for its seventh consecutive win. But St. Louis' first 11 batters reached in its biggest inning since it scored nine in the eighth against the Cubs on Aug. 30, 2014, at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals made the most of a combined six walks by three relievers while improving to 4-4 since the All-Star break.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017
From cop to coach: Slocum draws lessons from day job

Honor, discipline, respect.

If the Caston football team has the same standard of excellence as the Indiana State Police this season, it won't be a coincidence.

That's because new Caston coach Tony Slocum is also an Indiana State Trooper.

For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

Friday, July 21, 2017
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Terry Jordan
Terry Jordan, 56, Rochester, died July 16, 2017, at home.

Survivors include four sisters, Flou Rane Jordan, Rochester, Joann Jordan, Grand Junction, Colo., Ann Harris, Rochester, and Rachel Clark, Rochester; and three brothers, Lynn Jordan, Monterey, Glenn Jordan, St. Charles, Ill., and Marvin Jordan, Fort Wayne.

His memorial service is 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Rochester. Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
John W. Sayger
John W. Sayger, 88, Rochester, died Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Donald Everett Metzger
Donald Everett Metzger passed away at Miller's Merry Manor in Culver on July 22, 2017, at the age of 99 years and eight months.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Janice Marie Bahney
Former Akron and Rochester resident, Ms. Janice M. Bahney, 77, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at Life Care Center, Rochester, at 8:55 p.m. July 22, 2017.

In Wabash County on Feb. 28, 1940, Janice Marie Flook was born. She was the treasured daughter of Ray and Axie "Lucille" Cole Flook. Growing up as one of the five Flook children, she shared her childhood with three sisters and a brother.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Janice M. Bahney
Janice M. Bahney, 77, died Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Monday, July 24, 2017
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Breaking News
9 die in immigrant-smuggling attempt
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, authorities said Sunday in what they described as an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.

Monday, July 24, 2017
'Let Obamacare fail,' Trump declares
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump declared Tuesday it's time to "let Obamacare fail" after the latest GOP health care plan crashed and burned in the Senate, a stunning failure for the president, Republican leader Mitch McConnell and a party that has vowed for years to abolish the law.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
GOP health bill delayed
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate delayed a highly anticipated vote this coming week to repeal and replace the nation's health care law after Sen. John McCain's announced absence due to surgery, an enormous setback as time dwindles for Republicans to pass the signature legislation after years of promises.

Monday, July 17, 2017
Indiana election officials ponder security
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - State election officials voiced doubt Saturday that adequate security measures can be adopted before 2018 elections to safeguard against the possibility of a foreign government interfering in U.S. elections.

That's according to attendees at a weekend gathering of the National Association of Secretaries of State, whose conference was held amid an uproar over a White House commission investigating President Donald Trump's allegations of voter fraud and heightened concern about Russian attempts to interfere in U.S. elections.

Monday, July 10, 2017
Trump travel ban partly reinstated
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump to forge ahead with a limited version of his ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to the U.S. Trump hailed the decision as a "victory for national security," but it's likely to set off a new round of court disputes over anti-terror efforts and religious discrimination.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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