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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.