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July 27, 2013

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Recent repairs to crashed plane

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A friend of an 81-year-old pilot whose plane crashed into an Indiana house says the pilot was on a test flight to ensure recent repairs had resolved some mechanical issues with the aircraft.

Tom Vickers says he spoke with pilot Gerald Clayton about the home-built plane several times and that Clayton planned flying it before putting the aircraft up for sale.

Vickers tells WISH-TV Clayton had problems with the plane in 2011 and had to find an FAA-certified mechanic to repair it. He says Clayton wanted to do the test flight before his certification expired at the end of July.

Clayton was in serious condition and passenger Dennis King was in fair condition at Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis on Friday, a day after the crash in Columbus.

Library director misspent $96K

WALKERTON, Ind. (AP) — A state audit has found that the former director of a northern Indiana town’s library misspent nearly $96,000, including paying for personal dining and travel and issuing himself unauthorized paychecks.

The State Board of Accounts report says Scott Klingerman made 228 ATM withdrawals of Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library money between June 2010 and this March.

Deputy state examiner Michael Bozymski tells the South Bend Tribune that the ATM withdraws weren’t authorized and unusual by a public agency.

He says Klingerman didn’t respond to attempts by auditors to reach him. No telephone number is listed in his name.

The library in the town about 20 miles southwest of South Bend was closed for several weeks after police investigation began in May. No charges have been filed.

Gary announcesteacher layoff

GARY, Ind. (AP) — About one-seventh of the teachers in the Gary Community Schools have been told they’re facing layoffs as the district continues dealing with big enrollment drops.

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