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Headlines for Thursday, December 19, 2013

OVROfficials with the Fairfield, Illinois-based Ohio Valley Resources have announced an agreement has been reached to provide financing for the development of a $1 billion nitrogen fertilizer plant north of Rockport, Ind. Doug Wilson, President of Ohio Valley Resources announced Thursday that he has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Tierra Del Fuego Power & Chemical Company, Ltd. (TEQSA) for the development of the nitrogen plant in Spencer County.  “The memorandum of understanding provides for a mutually-beneficial arrangement to move the project forward with the existing team members and an equity investment from a credible, well established international partner,” Wilson said. “Representatives from TEQSA have toured the site and have obtained shareholder approval to proceed with the development of the project. Approximately 1,200 workers will be needed to construct the plant during a 3-year period. Upon its projected completion in 2017, the facility will employ approximately 80 full-time workers.

The Volunteers for a Progressive Fairfield Festival of Lights Celebration at Leo French Park has been moved to Monday night.  The girls from the Clothes Line will be the hosts for the evening. Carriage rides will be featured, along with miniature horses, Santa and Mrs. Clause and free corn dogs and hot chocolate. – Again – the Festival of Lights Celebration – moved to Monday night, Dec. 23.

miller, justinFairfield Memorial Hospital announces that Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Justin Miller of Wabash General Hospital’s Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic, is expanding his service to the Fairfield community.  Dr. Miller will begin seeing patients in Suite E of Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Medical Arts Complex each Wednesday, beginning January 8.  Dr. Miller is a native of Grayville. In May of 2008 he graduated from the University Of Louisville School Of Medicine with his Doctor of Medicine degree.  He completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency in Indianapolis at the Indiana University School of Medicine in June of 2013. Dr. Miller is the son of Joe and Connie Jo Miller of Grayville, and he is married to the former Meredith McDaniel, the daughter of Mark and the late Nancy McDaniel of Albion.

Today’s winner in the Fairfield Community High School After Prom Committee’s Twelve Days of Christmas promotion is Steven Sons. Steven wins $200.  Friday’s drawing will be worth $250.

The Albion Christmas Parade has been rescheduled for this Saturday at 5 p.m.  Lineup will be at 4 p.m.  After the parade, the Albion Community Christmas Celebration will run from 6 – 9 p.m.

Pioneer Oil Company of Lawrenceville has started drilling a well in downtown Terre Haute on property owned by Indiana State University. The rig is expected to be on site for about a week.

Clay County Sheriff’s officials report the arrest of two Xenia residents on charges of burglary and possession of meth precursors.  Dalton Pierson, 20 and Christopher Brown, 32 have been booked into the Clay County jail.

Harrisburg School Superintendent Dennis Smith is resigning.  After more than 7 years as head of the Harrisburg School District, Smith will step down Jan. 1.  His contract runs through June of next year. As part of his severance package, he will be paid $100,000.

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