The Leganes police has no suspect yet. Soledad was jailed for illegal drugsand managed to secure his freedom just two months ago via plea bargaining, saidBarnuevo. All the six riders then proceededtoward Zarraga town. They were all wearing helmets. “We are trying to look for witnessesor security camera footages of the broad daylight shooting,” said Barnuevo. Barangay Bakhaw has long beenconsidered a haven of illegal drugs by the police and Philippine DrugEnforcement Agency. It is the home barangay of drug lord Richard Prevendido whodied in a shootout with policemen on Sept. 1, 2017. Responding Leganes policemen yesterdayrecovered from the crime scene empty bullet shells of a .45 pistol./PN He was apparently being trailed by thesix motorcycle riders, said Barnuevo. Sixty-one-year-old Virgilio Soledad,also a suspected member of the Prevendido drug group, died at the Metro IloiloHospital and Medical Center in BarangayTagbak, Jaro district of gunshot woundson the head and body. “The gunmen likely had knowledge ofhis Thursday itinerary,” said Barnuevo. The gunman had five backups orlookouts that were also on motorcycles, according to Police Staff Sergeant LeoBarnuevo of the Leganes police station. ILOILO City – A former barangay kagawad of Bakhaw, Mandurriao districthere was shot by a motorcycle-riding gunman in Barangay Poblacion, Leganes,Iloilo yesterday afternoon. Soledad, who was driving a motorcycle,was attacked at around 2:30 p.m. as he was going back to the city from Pototan,Iloilo. The barangay captain of Bakhaw thattime was a sister of Prevendido, Remia Prevendido Gregori whom gunmen riddledwith bullets in June 2018 in San Joaquin, Iloilo. Three of the riders flagged the victimdown then the gunman fired at him. Soledad was reporting to the IloiloDistrict Jail in Pototan every Thursday as part of his drug rehabilitation inrelation to his plea bargain.
According to police investigators,Zamora was sitting inside a bus when he was shot by an unknown assailantyesterday morning. The 24-year-old Elboy Zamora ofHinobaan, Negros Occidental was recuperating at the Culasi District Hospital.He sustained two gunshot wounds on the body, a police report showed. CULASI, Antique – A bus conductor wasshot in Barangay Centro Sur. Culasi municipal police station CaptainBryan Alamo said that they already have a lead for the suspect’s identity, butthey still need to establish more concrete evidence to pin the gunman./PN
The Philippine Statistic Authority, on the other hand, reported that the unemployment rate in the region rose to 13.7 percent as of April 2020 – nearly three times higher than the 4.8 percent unemployment rate in April 2019 and over twice than the 5.6 percent unemployment rate this January 2020./PN “Not all employers have complied yet with the required submission of termination report forms,” said Sabrido. The shutdowns mainly involved food services establishments or accommodation establishments, said Sabrido, due to the slowdown in the tourism industry caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that started in late December 2019 in China. So far, said Sabrido, 681 workers were reported to DOLE-6 as having been adversely affected by the retrenchments or shutdowns. According to Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 6’s Niezel Anen Sabrido, these 91 establishments submitted termination reports but more could follow. Those in the motor vehicle business (cars and motorcycles) were also hurt, said Sabrido, because of the restrictions imposed on transport. ILOILO City – Ninety-one establishments in Western Visayas either retrenched employees or closed shop permanently due to operational and financial difficulties caused by the lockdown or community quarantine imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Entry into the four-kilometer radius permanent danger zone is strictly prohibited due to further possibilities of sudden and hazardous steam-driven or phreatic eruptions. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said on Wednesday these residents were transferred to a school as a precautionary measure. Bago City Councilor and SP Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Chairman Councilor Jozsef Mark Dexter Somcio, said 50 individuals who flee home are residents of Sitio Harab in the said barangay. The said sitio sits below a cliff.Bago City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office head Dr. Merijene Ortizo, said they called for the evacuation due to the danger of landslides and rockslides which were being triggered by the earthquake.Ortizo also reported that there were no reported damages or casualties caused by the recent earthquakes.Aside from Barangay Ilijan, residents of the neighboring Barangay Mailum, also reported landslides in their area during the 4.7 magnitude earthquake last Monday.However, authorities in the barangay reported no casualties and no damages to either crops or livestock in the area. Earthquakes and sulfuric fumes emitted by Mt. Kanlaon force these residents of Barangay Ilijan in Bago City, Negros Occidental to flee their homes Tuesday night. Localities surrounding the volcano were alerted after two magnitude 4.7 earthquakes were recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology early Monday morning. BAGO CITY DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT OFFICE Phivolcs on Tuesday recorded 104 volcano-tectonic earthquakes from the western flanks of Kanlaon during the 24-hour observation period. It also observed “weak emission of white steam-laden plumes” that rose up to 300 meters before drifting northwest and southeast. Kanlaon Volcano continued its unrest after it emitted white steam-laden plumes that rose 300 meters, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). In its advisory on Wednesday morning, the PHIVOLCS said the emission in the last 24 hours indicates that hydrothermal or magmatic activity is occurring beneath the edifice. Alert Level 1 means the volcano is at an abnormal condition and has entered a period of unrest. “Ground deformation data from continuous GPS measurements indicate a slight deflation of the lower and mid slopes since January 2020. Short-term electronic tilt monitoring on the southeastern flanks recorded continuing deflation on the lower slopes but inflation on the mid slopes since April 2020,” it added. “Activity at the vent consisted of moderate emission of white steam-laden plumes that rose 300 meters before drifting southwest. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission was measured at an average of 438 tonnes per day on 13 June 2020,” said Phivolcs. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA and ADRIAN STEWART COBACOLOD City – Mt. Kanlaon remains at Alert Level 1. Some 18 families in Bago City, Negros Occidental were evacuated. Alert level 1, out of a maximum of 5, remains raised, indicating that the volcano is in “an abnormal condition and has entered a period of unrest.” It added that a total of 38 volcano-tectonic earthquakes were recorded from the western flanks of the volcano, including a 3.6 magnitude at 7 p.m. on Tuesday night, which was felt at Intensity III in La Carlota City and at Intensity II in Bago City, Negros Occidental. Civil aviation authorities were also urged to advise pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano’s summit as ejecta as materials spewed into the air from any sudden phreatic eruption can be dangerous to aircraft. (With PNA/PN)
Batesville High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its BHS Athletic Department.The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment. The Batesville Community School Corporation along with Margaret Mary Health is to be commended.“Batesville High School is honored to receive this 1st Team recognition from NATA, and we remain committed to keeping our student athletes safe during physical education classes, team practices and games so they can accomplish their own goals of great competition, winning records, fair sportsmanship and good health. Our goal is to lead our athletic program to the highest safety standards for our players,” said Athletic Director Mark Ferguson.“At this time, we are one of only two schools in Indiana receiving this distinguished award. We are very fortunate to have a close working partnership with Margaret Mary Health who is also dedicated to the safety and welfare of our student-athletes!”Physical activity is very important for our youth, according to NATA president Jim Thornton, MS, ATC, CES. “There has been an increase in competitive sports, which are, unfortunately, not without risk. Brain injury/concussion, cardiac arrest, heat illness, exertional sickling, cervical spine fractures and other injuries and illnesses are potentially life-threatening.” Proper planning with proper equipment and personnel is vital to the safety of student athletes today, he notes.In order to achieve Safe Sport School status, athletic programs must do the following:• Create a positive athletic health care administrative system• Provide or coordinate pre-participation physical examinations• Promote safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities• Plan for selection, fit function and proper maintenance of athletic equipment• Provide a permanent, appropriately equipped area to evaluate and treat injured athletes• Develop injury and illness prevention strategies, including protocols for environmental conditions• Provide or facilitate injury intervention• Create and rehearse a venue-specific Emergency Action Plan• Provide or facilitate psychosocial consultation and nutritional counseling/education• Be sure athletes and parents are educated of the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilities
File PhotoA south western Rush County man who collected artifacts over the span of eight decades is getting quite a bit of attention from media and federal investigators.The home of Donald Miller, 91, was raided by FBI agents Wednesday. Authorities said they seized thousands of artifacts that have “immeasurable” cultural value from his personal collection.The items range from Native American artifacts to valued objects from China, Russia, Haiti, Australia, New Guinea and Peru, agents said.Miller had traveled often in his lifetime and federal agents said some items may have been wrongfully acquired. Other items were obtained lawfully or before laws were established in those countries.The FBI has over one hundred federal agents on the property along with archeologists and anthropologists. Investigators could be on the scene for the next week sorting through the thousands of artifacts that took 80 years to collect. Miller has opened the home to tours from scout groups and schools in the past, and has been featured in the Rushville Republican several times.The FBI said Miller has been cooperating in the investigation and is currently not a criminal suspect.According to several reports, federal agents raided the home with the goal of returning some of the artifacts or compensation to its rightful owners, after learning Miller may have acquired some of items improperly.
(Image: Cincinnati Bengals)CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Bengals had a four point lead Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers when the fourth quarter began.The Steelers went on to score 25 consecutive points to win the division matchup 42-21.Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 350 yards and three touchdowns and running back Le’Veon Bell sprinted for 185 yards and two scores.Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw for 302 yards including an 81-yard TD pass to receiver A.J. Green in the third quarter.The AFC North stays close as the Bengals lead the division with an 8-4-1 record followed by Pittsburgh and Baltimore at 8-5. Cleveland is within striking distance with a record of 7-6.The Bengals will play the Browns on the road at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 14.
The OA Boys Soccer team tied with Lawrenceburg Tuesday evening with a score of 1-1.Courtesy of Michelle Wachsmann.
Nilah Frey Layman, of Oxford, Ohio, was born on February 6, 1932 in Franklin County, Indiana, the daughter of White and Beulah Hughes Denton. She worked for Kroger for 44 years, in Brookville and Oxford. Nilah was a past member of St. Michael’s and St. Mary’s churches, and currently a member of Westside Church of Christ in Hamilton. Her husband Stanley Frey preceded her in death on May 5, 1986, as did husband John Layman, on August 5, 2015. Nilah was a great cook, loved art, painting, and traveling; enjoyed gardening, and loved spending time with her family. She also enjoyed being an interior decorator. On Thursday, April 14, 2016, at the age of 84, Nilah passed away at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.Those surviving who will cherish Nilah’s memory include son, Steve (Brenda) Frey of Oxford, OH; grandson, Chris Frey of Oxford; stepsons, Johnny Layman, Jr. of Nashville, TN, and Bernie Gierach of Harrison, OH. Besides her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by brother, Raymond Denton, and sister, Helen Tussey.Friends may visit with the family on Monday, April 18, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Pastor Dan Knisley, of Westside Church of Christ, will officiate the service at 12 noon. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Nilah Frey Layman.
Allie McCool, a recent graduate of East Central High School, was involved in the Hoosier Reunion All-Star game played at Knightstown, Indiana. Unlike some of the people we talked about in yesterday’s article, this 6’2″ recruit of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, was honored to be involved with the 11th annual game in this series.Noted for her double-doubles as a player for the Lady Trojans, she was able to do so in this All-Star game as well. She scored 11 points and had 10 rebounds.We wish her the best of luck as she begins her journey in Division I George Mason University this fall.