National Epidemic Hits Locally

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY —You always hear people say it doesn’t happen here. But the opioid epidemic, with overdoses and deaths, is happening here, just as it is nationally. And it is a concern of local health and public safety officials. Kosciusko County Coroner Tony Ciriello reported there have been … Read More

Spangle Looks To Move Sheriff’s Department Forward

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Having served the Kosciusko County area for many years in a number of different capacities, Joshua Spangle is seeking the sheriff position at the June 21 Republican caucus. He is the second individual to declare his candidacy for the position.

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Kosciusko County Coroner Ciriello Appointed To Funeral Services Education Board

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Kosciusko County Coroner Tony Ciriello has been appointed as a coroner representative to the Vincennes University Funeral Services Education Board. The College of Health Sciences and Human Performance at Vincennes University run the School of Funeral Services. Faculty Chair Russell Ort and Adjunct Professor Katie … Read More

Ciriello Joins McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels

By JOHN SADLER President, McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels WARSAW — McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels in Warsaw and Pierceton announces the addition of Tony Ciriello to its staff as a prearrangement specialist. Ciriello comes to the business after a 34-year-career in law enforcement where he served the citizens of Kosciusko County. … Read More

Syracuse Police Chief’s Resignation Accepted, New Chief Approved

SYRACUSE – It was a bittersweet moment during the Syracuse Town Council’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday night, Sept. 15. Syracuse Police Chief Tony Ciriello gave his last report to the council as he retires next month.

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Ciriello Among Candidates Seeking Coroner’s Position

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Tony Ciriello, Syracuse, is among two people seeking the Republican nomination Wednesday evening, Sept. 16, for the position of county coroner. Kosciusko County Republican Precinct Committeemen will gather at 7 p.m., in the old county courtroom, to cast their votes. The position became vacant with … Read More

Resignation Is Retirement From Law Enforcement

SYRACUSE — “I was told years ago, you would know when it is time to retire,” said Tony Ciriello, “I know it is time.” Ciriello’s resignation as Syracuse Police Chief is also a retirement from law enforcement after 34 years wearing a badge. Ciriello hand delivered his letter … Read More

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Syracuse Police Chief Announces Resignation

SYRACUSE —Syracuse Police Chief Tony Ciriello announced his resignation via email Tuesday, Sept. 1.In an email to town council members, Ciriello stated “During the last 10 years of service to you and the Town of Syracuse have been some of the greatest experiences of my law enforcement career.”

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Police LIghts

Syracuse Couple Beaten, Robbed By Two Suspects

By TONY CIRIELLO, Syracuse Police Department Chief SYRACUSE — At approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, Syracuse Police Department was dispatched to a possible fight in 1400 block of South Harkless Drive. Upon the arrival of officers, it was determined that a man and woman had been walking … Read More

Plaintiffs Take A Look At Oakwood’s Customers

Bennington Boats, a high end pontoon boat manufacturer based in Elkhart, has become a focus point in the lawsuit between nine residents of Sunset Park and Oakwood Resorts. Sunset Park is located across Conklin Bay from Oakwood. During a hearing on a preliminary June 10 for an injunction … Read More

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Syracuse Town Council Tables Decision On New Salt Barn

  Clint Houseworth, public works superintendent, and Henry DeJulia, Syracuse town manager, presented a plan for a new salt barn during the Syracuse Town Council’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday night, June 16. Houseworth explained that the current salt barn, which was built in 1990s, has serious structural issues. … Read More

UPDATE: Car Fire Started In Syracuse

UPDATE: Turkey Creek Fire Territory Fire Department and EMS, Syracuse and North Webster Police departments and Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call of an armed man outside a residence at 9485 N. SR 13, Syracuse, later finding a vehicle on fire in the woods behind the … Read More


Poly-Wood Receives Tax Abatement At Council Meeting

A request for a tax abatement by Poly-Wood was approved by the Syracuse Town Council during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. Attorney Steve Snyder briefly outlined Poly-Wood intends to invest $7 million in real estate with a new building on its property and $16 million in equipment. … Read More

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Syracuse Town Council Approves Tax Abatement Request

Syracuse Town Council approved a declaratory resolution for a tax abatement request from Polywood, during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. Attorney Steve Snyder explained the resolution is the first step in the tax abatement process. Polywood is looking to construct a large building on the south side … Read More

Syracuse Shooting Suspect Now In Custody

Brandon Thomas Woody, 22, 605 W. North St., Syracuse, was taken into custody by law enforcement officials this afternoon, according to Syracuse Police Chief Tony Ciriello. Woody is a suspect allegedly involved in the double shooting incident and murder this morning in Syracuse. Woody currently has two additional preliminary warrants … Read More

Syracuse Police Chief Receives Sagamore Award

Syracuse Police Chief Tony Ciriello received a Sagamore of the Wabash award in Indianapolis last week. He was nominated by the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police and the nomination was approved by Gov. Mike Pence. The award was presented by Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekoff on behalf … Read More