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Headlines for Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Greenwalt and Sons Construction Company of Wayne City has filed suit against the City of Albion and former Mayor Ryan Hallam over the stalled construction of a new fire station.  In the three-count breach of contract suit, Greenwalt alleges that a contract to build the fire station for $624,340 was executed and signed by former Mayor Ryan Hallam on January 18 of this year. On April 24, the City of Albion – though their attorney – issued a cease and desist order, alleging the contract was not valid. Greenwalt is seeking damages of more than $50,000 on each of the three counts.

Harrison, Mary D.Another defendant in the Oct. 18, 2013 home invasion and beating of Reggie Shemwell of Fairfield has been sentenced.  43-year-old Mary Denise Harrison of Cisne was sentenced Monday to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a felony charge of burglary.  Her co-defendant, John R. Robertson, 35 of Fairfield was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the home invasion.  Robertson’s wife, 36-year-old Jennifer Robertson is awaiting trial in the case.  Special Prosecutor Michael Valentine of Edwards County is handling the case.


30-year-old Robert Johnson of Mt. Carmel has been arrested on a class-X felony charge of home invasion.  Johnson is accused of forcing his way into the home of 21-year-old Ethan Adams Sunday night, beating him up. Police say the incident stemmed from an argument over money.

Today’s winner in the Fairfield Community High School After Prom Twelve Days of Christmas Promotion is Cathy York.  Cathy wins $100.  Tomorrow’s winner will receive $150.

The Albion Christmas Parade – postponed last weekend because of bad weather – has been rescheduled for this Saturday.  The parade will begin at 5 p.m.  The Albion Community Christmas Program will follow the parade from 6 – 9 p.m.

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