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Heroin overdoses hit county
The heroin epidemic hit Jennings County hard Tuesday night, with one death suspected to be caused by an overdose of the drug.

"Jennings County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to 10 possible heroin overdoses between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 12:30 a.m. Wednesday," reported Lt. Mike Mowery.

Police believe heroin laced with fentanyl was responsible for the overdoses.

A 52-year-old North Vernon woman died early Wednesday at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital. Jennings County Coroner Gene Rudicel said Wednesday morning the exact cause of her death has yet to be determined. Deputies administered Narcan and then began CPR on the woman before she was transported by Rescue 20 to the hospital. Officials have not yet released her name.

During the overdose outbreak, deputies were assisted by Rescue 20 Paramedics, North Vernon Police Department and the Indiana State Police. They responded to two drug overdoses in Center Township, two overdoses in Geneva Township and five in Spencer Township. Nar­can, a drug used to stop overdoses, was administered to nine individuals.

One 16-year-old male, one 16-year-old female and one 17-year-old male were administered Narcan by deputies and Rescue 20 medics. The three were transported to St. Vincent Jennings Hospital and later released.


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NEWS
Pay hike for election workers

Election workers in Jennings County will receive more compensation than in previous elections on General Election Day, Nov. 8.


• House fire in Vernon Twp.
• 3 more file for school board
• More CSX trains to roll soon
• NV man caught after chase, laundry burglary
• Administrator leaving St. Vincent Jennings to head Elkhart hospital
• Few school board candidates so far
• Officials rule no foul play in Scipio man's death
• JCSC eyes 2017 budget

OBITUARIES
John Lainhart, 71, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home



• Carolyn Bott, 78, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Jimmie Mike Goodpaster, 65, Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Home in Eustis, Florida
• Esther Heidorn, 83, Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home
• Seldon Helton, 75, Collins Funeral Home
• Arthur V. Smith, Jr., 89, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Karen L. Stout, 70, Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
• Terry Lee Taylor, 61, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Roy D. Zeigler, 83, Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home

SPORTS
MEET THE JCHS VOLLEYBALL TEAM

If there is one saying that best sums up the 2016 edition of the Jennings County High School volleyball team it is simply "dynamite comes in small packages."


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Editor's Notebook
Heroes on Honor Flight

For Gene Spicer and Bob Everhart, it was a trip of a lifetime, one that recalled countless memories and stoked their patriotic spirit.


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Jessica Jaquess, left, shares a laugh with her friend and fellow sophomore Summer Jones as she adjusts Summer's ribbon necklace. The teens thoroughly enjoyed modeling in the Bicentennial Fashion Show last week at the Park Theatre. More photos in next week's Plain Dealer-Staff Photo by Barbara King




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