AREA BRIEFS: 6 horses killed in five different crashes

MIAMI COUNTY — At least six horses have been killed after escaping from a nearby farm.

More than 20 horses got loose around 4 a.m. Friday morning in the area of U.S. Route 36 near State Route 41.

There were at least five crashes in that area involving drivers running into the horses. A few of the drivers reportedly were injured.

Ten horses have been recovered and authorities are still looking for about 10 others.


Anna begins process to disband department

ANNA — Anna Village Council has started the process to possibly disband the Anna Police Department and will conduct a town hall meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Anna Elementary School regarding the decision, all as Anna Police Chief Scott Evans returns to his job following unpaid administrative leave.

Council President Richard Eshleman said Chief Evans returned to his job last week after Mayor Robert Anderson contacted a psychologist who met with Evans and found him fit to return to work.

Eshleman said village officials have met with Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart about the feasibility of law enforcement in the village if the police department is disbanded.