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Headlines for Tuesday, August 13, 2013

59-year-old Ronald Lee Luthe of West Salem has been formally charged with felony theft after he allegedly stole $3,217 in prize money from the Albion Mixed Bowling League. Luthe served as secretary/treasurer of the league.  He posted $3,500 cash bond Monday and was released pending a court appearance scheduled for later today.

Two Salem residents were injured Sunday afternoon when the Harley-Davidson motorcycle they were on crashed on Ill. Rt. 15 in Wayne City. The driver, 63-year-old Mark Hapemann was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. His passenger, 58-year-old Patricia Ann Hapemann was treated at the scene and released.

A former Xenia resident has been taken to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis after being mauled by a bear Monday. Marion Julius of St. Elmo entered his pet bear’s cage to tend to the animal when he was mauled. Julius suffered a broken hip, broken leg and bite injuries to one arm.

Police are investigating the death of a Harrisburg man who died over the weekend at the annual Gathering of the Juggalos at Cave-In-Rock.  24-year-old Cory Collins was found dead at the Hog Rock Campground. Toxicology tests are pending.

Center Street School is hosting a mandatory meeting tonight for all fall sports including baseball, softball and cheerleading. The meeting starts at 6 this evening in the Center Street Cafeteria. A parent or guardian and the athlete must be present at the meeting.

The annual Wayne County 4-H Foundation Pork Chop Fundraiser is this Friday at the Geff Ruritan building. Serving will be from 5 – 7. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for kids and are available from any Wayne County 4-H member or at the door.

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