The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was sanctioned about 30 years ago in a bid to protect people with disabilities against discrimination, especially in telecommunications, and employment. The guidelines have already been enforced in most areas. For instance, organizations should assign accessible parking spaces to people with disabilities.

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If you drive past a black box affixed to a pole at Center Township intersections, you’ve just been counted. The Lebanon Engineering Department is counting cars to develop a model of traffic in the city.

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When you are reading this, the weather may have changed — remember we live in Indiana. What I know for a fact is that the harvest has begun. Lawns don’t need mowing as often and there is a lot of dust in the country. I have also noticed with a dry, late summer and the beginning of fall here, the fall colors are not as brilliant and the squash and pumpkins are ready earlier.

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Boone County voters in this year’s general election will see some new equipment attached to the voting machines. County Clerk Jessica Fouts said the county is a pilot site for a black box that will produce a voter verifiable paper audit trail or a VVPAT.

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Terre Haute Fire Chief Jeff Fisher is seeking dismissal of a city firefighter arrested on charges of child molestation. An executive session of the Terre Haute Fire Merit Commission is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at City Hall to consider the status of suspended firefighter Rodger Plunkett, whose criminal case is pending in Vigo Superior Court 1.

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The Indiana State University administration recommends that its Lincoln Quad residence hall complex be closed after the spring 2020 term ends and that it be slated for demolition.

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Norm Loudermilk, THFD arson investigator, said Halloween should be a fun time for those who choose to participate but warned that open flames and most costumes and decorations don't mix.

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