A 34-year-old Elkhart man was charged with driving on a suspended license and open intoxicants after he was involved in a one-car crash last week in Nottawa Township.
Sheriff Brad Balk said Chad Ginther was driving east on Butler Road when Ginther crossed the center line, drove off the roadway and his vehicle struck a tree east of North Angling Road.
Ginther, who told police he had been drinking, was treated for minor injuries at Three Rivers Health.
Balk said charges will be sought against Ginther for operating while intoxicated, pending blood results.
A family dispute was at the center of a hit-and-run incident Sunday in the 500 block of Michigan Street in Three Rivers.
According to the Three Rivers Police Department, a person whose gender, age and address were not disclosed, was treated at Three Rivers Health for minor injuries as a result of the incident.
The driver of the vehicle, who is related to the victim, is being sought by police for questioning.
A Christmas tradition occurs again Saturday at Three Rivers Health, where the Lights of Love tree-lighting ceremony takes place at 6:30 p.m.
The 22nd annual fundraising project has set a goal this year of $12,000. Proceeds from the 2012 event will go toward the purchase of new equipment for the Laboratory at Three Rivers Health.
Every donation of at least $3 given to the fund drive will add a light on the Lights of Love Christmas trees, located on the grounds of the hospital.
The 22nd annual Lights of Love at Three Rivers Health has set a fundraising goal of $12,000 this year.
Campaign chair Diane Reece said proceeds will be used to purchase new equipment for the laboratory at Three Rivers Health.
Each donation of $3 or more will add a light to the tree. The light symbolizes the memory of a loved one or expression of appreciation for a friend or family member, Reece said.
The hospital has purchased two new trees for the 2012 campaign. The tree-lighting ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8.
On a side note, after a 16-year run, Reece said this will be her final year as chair of the annual event.
Municipal officials in Three Rivers have approved a plan that will see the city gain more than six acres of land.
In exchange for deeding the 6.2-acre plot behind the city’s Department of Public Services facility, Three Rivers Health would benefit from having South Health Parkway included in the municipal street category.
Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners last week instructed Three Rivers City Manager Joe Bippus to oversee the transaction.
The land to be acquired by the city is behind the DPS facility, and currently being used for composting and storage.
According to the arrangement, Three Rivers Health would agree to divide the expense of repaving the South Health Parkway and continue to plow the snow in the winter.
A public hearing for a special-use request sought by a church hoping to locate downtown tops today’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting.
The request, sought by Verse By Verse church, was recommended by the city’s planning commission last week and will now be fielded by Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners for final approval.
Also up for deliberation this evening is an industrial facilities tax-exemption request from W.E. Slitt Co., the potential purchase of five self-contained breathing apparatus units and a donation of property from Three Rivers Health.
Today’s meeting begins at 6 p.m.