Headlines Thursday Oct. 12, 2017

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department reports the recovery of a vehicle that had been reported stolen.  At about 7am Tuesday the sheriff’s office received a report of a vehicle in a ditch on County Road 800 North near 1600 East.  Officers found a 2017 Black Toyota Camry in the ditch just south of a 90 degree curve.  The vehicle had been reported stolen earlier in the week to the Fairfield City Police Department. The registered owners of the car were notified and the car was towed to the Fairfield City Police station for processing.

Mt. Carmel Police were notified by Illinois State Police that a stolen vehicle was reported to be in the 100 block of E. 9th Street Tuesday.  An Illinois State Trooper clocked the vehicle exceeding the posting speed limit.  The vehicle pursuit ended when the vehicle missed the turn at Walnut Street and Railroad St.  The driver and passenger then fled on foot. Officers were able to apprehend 18 year old Logan A. Tolliver of Bloomington, Indiana. A passenger in the vehicle was a 16 year old male.  Both subjects were transported to the Wabash County Jail.  Tolliver is being held on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting law enforcement, aggravated fleeing and eluding, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, leaving the scene of an accident, no valid driver’s license, and reckless driving.  The juvenile is being held for Indiana authorities.

The White County Historical Society will have three of their museums open on Saturday October 14.  The L. Haas Store will be open from 9:00 am until noon. The Robinson-Stewart House will be open from 11:00 to 2:00.
The annual Corn tasting event will be held at the historic Ratcliff Inn from 11:00 until 1:00. The corn tasting is only $2.00 and the tours are free.  The Historical Society hopes everybody will enjoy Corn Day!

Millions of people in the U.S. and all around the world will take a few minutes to practice three simple actions next week, that could save their lives during a major earthquake – the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), and municipal & county EMA’s are encouraging statewide residents to drop, cover, and hold on during The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill, scheduled for October 19th, a week from this coming Thursday – schools, businesses, government agencies, families, & others can sign up for the drill online, at  shakeout.org/centralus  – for preparedness tips, go to  Ready.Illinois.gov.