Grills Resigns From Ripley County Sheriff’s Office

first_imgGrills will serve his last day as Ripley County Sheriff on April 1.Sheriff Tom Grills has submitted his resignation from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office effective April 1.Grills, 38, was first elected sheriff in 2006 and has led the law enforcement agency for nearly eight years. Due to state statute, a sheriff in Indiana can serve just two consecutive 4-year terms before reaching the end of term limit. Prior to the announcement, he would have officially been relieved of sheriff duties on December 31.Before beginning a law enforcement career, Grills graduated from East Central High School and received degrees from Vincennes and Ball State University. Those college diplomas are proudly displayed in his office, flanked by law enforcement achievements, John Deere memorabilia, a deer mount and photographs of family.He reflected on his tenure as sheriff from his desk Tuesday.In nearly eight years, he substantially increased the amount of deputy training, along with the implementation of advanced technology including in-car cameras, Nixle and a redeveloped agency website.The sheriff explained the early departure from office is due to a job opportunity.“I have enjoyed being Sheriff of Ripley County for the last seven years and three months, but have been offered a great opportunity in the private sector with this being my last year of my second term as Ripley County Sheriff,” Grills said.Grills would be eligible to run for sheriff again in 2018. He did not rule out a return to law enforcement in the future.“I have always known there would be a time I would seriously have to consider transitioning from public safety,” said Grills.“Being elected the Ripley County Sheriff has been the highest goal of my professional law enforcement career. I have been honored to serve and protect citizens of Ripley County and the State of Indiana.”The office has dealt with its fair share of difficulties during his tenure. Grills noted,“I just wish there was more teamwork and more professional interaction between elected officials over serious matters.”Ripley County Council member Mark Horstman commented Tuesday on the sheriff’s departure.“It’s a shame Sheriff Grills had to leave this early with just six months or so on his term,” Horstman said. “Ripley County appreciates all of his years of service and wish him the best of luck.”The resignation comes just a month before the May Primary as three republicans and two democrats are vying for the sheriff’s seat. County officials indicated that a caucus may be held within the next 30 days for a replacement.Grills  is retiring from the position, but due to state statute for constitutionally elected officials, he was required to send a resignation letter.last_img read more

Mikel Expected in Eagles Rabat Camp Today

first_imgLess than an hour after the set led by Etebo, Turkey-based defender Kenneth Omeruo and Israel-based duo of John Ogu and Anthony Nwakaeme also arrived at the Mohamed V Airport, Casablanca.They were also immediately driven to Rabat, where the team is quartered at the Golden Tulip Farah.The first batch of players to hit Rabat include; Ahmed Musa, Wilfred Ndidi, Mikel Agu and goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa.Spokesman of the NFF, Ademola Olajire, confirmed yesterday that Nigeria’s Franco-German coach, Gernot Rohr, has replaced injured midfielder Ogenyi Onazi with defender Kenneth Omeruo, while Girona FC of Spain forward Olanrewaju Kayode takes the place of Moses Simon, who is also knocked out by injury.On Friday, the Super Eagles, with the Russia 2018 World Cup ticket already in their pocket, will fly to Constantine, where they face the Fennecs at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui from 8.30pm Algeria time on Friday.On Saturday, the Nigerian team will fly aboard a chartered flight to Krasnodar, the Russian city that will host Tuesday’s international friendly against Argentina.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram WORLD CUP 2018 QUALIFIERFemi SolajaNigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials confirmed on Monday that Super Eagles Captain, John Mikel Obi, will be arriving the team’s camp in Rabat today.Team administrator Dayo Enebi Achor confirmed that the Tianjin Teda skipper in the Chinese Super League will be arriving camp with goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Daniel Akpeyi to join Oghenekaro Etebo, Alex Iwobi, Olanrewaju Kayode, Henry Onyekuru, Chidiebere Nwakali, Kelechi Iheanacho, Uche Agbo and Chidozie Awaziem who all arrived in Casablanca just after noon yesterday and were immediately driven to Rabat.last_img read more

Young BIH Basketball Players Remain Unbeaten in Quarterfinals

first_imgThe men’s basketball team of BIH marked their fourth victory at the European Championship in the B Division for players up to 16 years old, which is being held in Sarajevo.The BIH team beat Israel with 65:57.The most efficient player for BIH was Durak with 19 points and Đedović with 12 points and 10 rebounds.The first games of the quarterfinals are scheduled for 14 August.(Source: Fena)last_img

Hermin Garić Performed at the New York City Marathon in a Wheelchair

first_imgHermin Garić, 23 years old from B&H who lives in the United States made all the citizens of Utica proud by performing at the New York City Marathon in a wheelchair. He was born in Zavidovići and was injured by a grenade in his city in 1994. While he was escaping with his parents to a safer house, a grenade exploded near him and he sustained injuries.The ambulance, which was transporting him to the hospital, flipped into the creek, and injured Hermin’s spinal cord.Hermin found his peace in the city of Utica, New York 13 years ago, where he went for treatment.He began to be involved in sports in a wheelchair. This year, he was the only representative of his city at the prestigious New York City Marathon and that made citizens of Utica very proud.During the first few kilometers he was leading and completed the marathon in 33rd position, in 2 hours and 24 minutes.(Source: Klix.ba)last_img read more

Brownlee refuses to point finger at refs: ‘They make mistakes’

first_imgLATEST STORIES “You can’t control that,” said Brownlee Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “The referees are not perfect, I’m not a perfect basketball player, so they make mistakes.”Alexander looked to have committed a traveling violation late in the fourth quarter but escaped to drill a mid-range jumper that gave the Slingers an 84-76 lead with 2:02 left in the game. Singapore held on to bust Alab’s streak, 90-80.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“They try to do their best and I’ll try to do my best because that’s what I can control… We just need to win more games and get our rhythm back,” Brownlee added.Alab, which now sits with a 3-4 card, came out firing earlier in the game and built a 10-2 lead at the 5:23 mark of the first period. Singapore, however, stormed back in the second to take a 26-21 lead off a 12-2 run that AJ Mandani capped off with a three-pointer at the 5:41 mark.And although Alab tied the game at 64-64 at the end of the third quarter, Mandani once more caught fire in the final frame and capped off the Slingers’ 11-2 run with a triple with 5:58 left.“We came out trying to set the tone early but give credit to Singapore, coming off a loss, they just came out with a lot of energy, a lot of awareness, and they were focused,” said Brownlee after his Alab team beat the Slingers 89-80 in Singapore on Jan. 7.“They came in, and they fought hard. They deserve it. I think we relaxed a little bit. Coming off a couple of wins, by human nature, you tend to do that.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Alapag livid over ‘really bad call’ but won’t blame refs for Alab loss Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHolding on to the past isn’t something Justin Brownlee is fond of.The Alab forward said the non-call on Singapore’s Xavier Alexander supposed travel is all water under the bridge as they now shift their focus on their future games in the ASEAN Basketball League.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more