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Hobart YMCA Cressmoor Arms apartments are located west side Hobart which city hopes get boost through Legacy FoundatiNeighborhood Spotlight grant.

Hobart YMCA and Cressmoor Arms apartments are located in the west side of Hobart, which the city hopes to get a boost through a Legacy Foundation Neighborhood Spotlight grant. The YMCA would play an integral role in the program. | Karen Caffarini/For Sun-Times Media



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HOBART — City officials are hoping to stimulate the west side with community input and support from the Legacy Foundation.


The city has submitted an application for the foundation’s inaugural Neighborhood Spotlight program, a multiyear program that will provide both funding and assistance in the form of a planner to help create and implement a project designed to spur positive change in a particular neighborhood.


Hobart’s application is one of six submitted to the foundation. Two will be selected at the end of the year.


If the city’s application is approved, it will receive funds to hire a planner to work with a committee comprised of local residents, business owners, community organization representatives and others as well as some quick action items, said Kelly Anoe, of the Legacy Foundation.


The Hobart YMCA would be the convening organization required under the program and its executive director, Dale Polomchak, would serve as team leader in the process.


“This is a wonderful opportunity to really do something for our west side, which is an integral part of our city,” said Councilman John Brezik, who represents the area.


City officials say they have no project in mind; that’s what the committee would determine, adding the city is only one of the stakeholders.


“This program would help a neighborhood help itself,” said Robert Fulton, assistant to the mayor.


“People on the west side of Hobart want something. They’re concerned about safety, abandoned houses, all kinds of concerns,” Fulton said.


Brezik said community input would be needed if the city’s application is approved.


“We need to understand the needs, the wants and the positives of the area,” Brezik said. “Do we need an elderly care center, a preschool? We’ll take the residents’ thoughts.”


Brezik said the area targeted stretches from the city’s western border at Mississippi Street to Wisconsin Street-Lake Park Avenue to the east, south to the Mundell Field area and north to Liverpool Road and 49th Avenue.


He said whatever project is chosen would fit in with the Hobart Marsh Plan, an expansive plan of water and hiking trails on the city’s west side.


Brezik said the logistics of the city’s west side are among the best in Lake County, with Interstate 65 crossing through it and several rail spurs. The Hobart Marsh is a positive from an ecological aspect, he said.


Anoe said the winning applications will be chosen by a selection panel consisting of Lake County leaders based on the strength of the submitted letter, the group that would be involved, and the ability to make an impact and change.


“We’re not just factoring our decision based on socio-economic need. We’re looking at what types of projects they want to do and how they’re balanced out by the needs of the community,” she said.






Hobart eyes putting 'spotlight' on city's west side - Post-Tribune





Hobart YMCA Cressmoor Arms apartments are located west side Hobart which city hopes get boost through Legacy FoundatiNeighborhood Spotlight grant.

Hobart YMCA and Cressmoor Arms apartments are located in the west side of Hobart, which the city hopes to get a boost through a Legacy Foundation Neighborhood Spotlight grant. The YMCA would play an integral role in the program. | Karen Caffarini/For Sun-Times Media



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Updated: September 16, 2014 2:02AM


HOBART — City officials are hoping to stimulate the west side with community input and support from the Legacy Foundation.


The city has submitted an application for the foundation’s inaugural Neighborhood Spotlight program, a multiyear program that will provide both funding and assistance in the form of a planner to help create and implement a project designed to spur positive change in a particular neighborhood.


Hobart’s application is one of six submitted to the foundation. Two will be selected at the end of the year.


If the city’s application is approved, it will receive funds to hire a planner to work with a committee comprised of local residents, business owners, community organization representatives and others as well as some quick action items, said Kelly Anoe, of the Legacy Foundation.


The Hobart YMCA would be the convening organization required under the program and its executive director, Dale Polomchak, would serve as team leader in the process.


“This is a wonderful opportunity to really do something for our west side, which is an integral part of our city,” said Councilman John Brezik, who represents the area.


City officials say they have no project in mind; that’s what the committee would determine, adding the city is only one of the stakeholders.


“This program would help a neighborhood help itself,” said Robert Fulton, assistant to the mayor.


“People on the west side of Hobart want something. They’re concerned about safety, abandoned houses, all kinds of concerns,” Fulton said.


Brezik said community input would be needed if the city’s application is approved.


“We need to understand the needs, the wants and the positives of the area,” Brezik said. “Do we need an elderly care center, a preschool? We’ll take the residents’ thoughts.”


Brezik said the area targeted stretches from the city’s western border at Mississippi Street to Wisconsin Street-Lake Park Avenue to the east, south to the Mundell Field area and north to Liverpool Road and 49th Avenue.


He said whatever project is chosen would fit in with the Hobart Marsh Plan, an expansive plan of water and hiking trails on the city’s west side.


Brezik said the logistics of the city’s west side are among the best in Lake County, with Interstate 65 crossing through it and several rail spurs. The Hobart Marsh is a positive from an ecological aspect, he said.


Anoe said the winning applications will be chosen by a selection panel consisting of Lake County leaders based on the strength of the submitted letter, the group that would be involved, and the ability to make an impact and change.


“We’re not just factoring our decision based on socio-economic need. We’re looking at what types of projects they want to do and how they’re balanced out by the needs of the community,” she said.






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Chandigarh: Hobart Hurricanes, who open against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali on Thursday, are banking on their IPL players to do well in the Champions League T20.


"It is our first time here as a club and as a team, to be on the world stage and championship like this is wonderful for everybody," Hurricanes coach Damien Wright said.


"The supporters back home in Tasmania are going to be tuning in and watching us against some of the best players in the world," he said.


He said that "we have also got some very good experienced players who have been in the IPL and played international cricket. It's always nice to come to big tournaments and big competitions with experienced players. We have got lot of guys who played the IPL, played for Australia.


We have got some guys who are about to play for Australia..."


Wright felt that tournaments such as the CLT20 and IPL mean a lot for the young players.


"It is a wonderful chance for them to exploit their skills against some of the best and make a name for themselves. I think that's one of the key messages we have had to all those young kids who are part of our squad, this is a great opportunity. Wonderful place to play cricket against some really quality players," he said.


Asked if Shoaib Malik would be playing, the coach said, "yes, he is with us, absolutely. He has been a wonderful player for us. We have had a week in Sri Lanka, where he has certainly shown his class. He is a very valuable player in our squad".


The team captain Tim Paine said, "we are excited to play against KXIP on their home ground and looking forward to this match."


To a question, Paine said, they have drawn plans to contain KXIP's dangerous player Glenn Maxwell.



Hobart Hurricanes' hopes hinge on their IPL stars - Zee News


Chandigarh: Hobart Hurricanes, who open against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali on Thursday, are banking on their IPL players to do well in the Champions League T20.


"It is our first time here as a club and as a team, to be on the world stage and championship like this is wonderful for everybody," Hurricanes coach Damien Wright said.


"The supporters back home in Tasmania are going to be tuning in and watching us against some of the best players in the world," he said.


He said that "we have also got some very good experienced players who have been in the IPL and played international cricket. It's always nice to come to big tournaments and big competitions with experienced players. We have got lot of guys who played the IPL, played for Australia.


We have got some guys who are about to play for Australia..."


Wright felt that tournaments such as the CLT20 and IPL mean a lot for the young players.


"It is a wonderful chance for them to exploit their skills against some of the best and make a name for themselves. I think that's one of the key messages we have had to all those young kids who are part of our squad, this is a great opportunity. Wonderful place to play cricket against some really quality players," he said.


Asked if Shoaib Malik would be playing, the coach said, "yes, he is with us, absolutely. He has been a wonderful player for us. We have had a week in Sri Lanka, where he has certainly shown his class. He is a very valuable player in our squad".


The team captain Tim Paine said, "we are excited to play against KXIP on their home ground and looking forward to this match."


To a question, Paine said, they have drawn plans to contain KXIP's dangerous player Glenn Maxwell.



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2014-09-15T21:40:00Z 2014-09-16T00:36:03Z MONDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Whiting outlasts Hobart in five-game volleyball victoryTimes Staff nwitimes.com



Courtney Blackwell was perfect in all 140 setting attempts while recording 42 assists while leading Whiting past Hobart in a five-game volleyball victory Monday night.


The Oilers dropped the first game 25-23, before battling back to win the next two, 25-17 and 25-13. The Brickies won the fourth game, 25-23, forcing a fifth, which Whiting won, 15-7.


Brianna Figueroa was 48-of-48 passing with 26 digs, and Alex Danielides had 35 hitting kills for Whiting (12-4).


Rhylee Beshears had 27 digs and Laurie Vazquez had 26 assists for Hobart.


Westville 25-25-25, Argos 13-23-16: Morgan Shreves connected on 14 kills and Madison McKibben notched a dozen to power the Blackhawks (3-7) over the Dragons. Britney Sparks chipped in 15 assists while serving eight aces.


Lake Station 25-25-25, E.C. Central 9-4-9: Ashlin Jorgensen was 21-of-24 hitting with 16 kills, Tristen Majka was 19-of-19 hitting with six aces, and Ashley Dukich was 17-of-17 passing for the Eagles (6-6).


South Central 25-25-25, LaCrosse 21-18-18: Morgan Harlow's nine kills, three aces and seven digs led the Satellite to the win.


Riley Popplewell had eight kills, five digs and two aces.


Chesterton 25-25-25, Boone Grove 17-21-20: Aubrey Nagdeman knocked down 13 kills and Haley Notzen backed her with nine for the Trojans (9-4) in the sweep of the Wolves. Shelby Snyder connected on six kills and Madi Dubbs served four aces for Chesterton. Ruby Mioduski (six kills), Samantha Ziemniak (three aces) and Kennedy Starcevich (15 digs) led Boone.


Clark 25-25-25, Calumet 20-22-9: In a three-game match, Clark served up 19 aces with Mia Ramirez recording seven, and Alexis Christian and Tor Barrios each slapping in six.


Christian also had eight hitting kills, Barrios was credited with eight assists, and Ramirez had 11 digs.


North Newton 25-25, St. Anne 14-20: Bethany Bober was perfect in all 51 of her setting attempts while recording 14 assists, and matched teammate Katherine Lang with 13 digs for North Newton (7-11).


Girls Soccer


Wheeler 5, Westville 0: Terra Philips recorded a hat trick to pace the Wheeler girls soccer team over host Westville on Monday. Kelley Frey and Maicee Zeitlow added goals for the Bearcats (9-0-2), while Kadie Spoor and Cheyenne Foor teamed on the shutout.


Kouts 2, Boone Grove 1: Maranda Birmingham and Gabby Rogers each scored for the Fillies (3-2-1, 2-0) in the Porter County Conference victory. Lauren Casbon had the lone goal for the Wolves (3-3-1, 1-1).


Hammond 2, E.C. Central 0: Elizabeth Navarro had a goal and an assist, Jesenya Mares had a goal, and keeper Mariam Martinez had four saves for Hammond.


Boys Soccer


Hammond 2, E.C. Central 1: Julian Gonzalez and Ivan Romero each scored goals, and Saul Vargas had 5 saves for Hammond.


Kankakee Valley 2, Highland 0: The Kougars won by way of penalty-kicks after a scoreless tie. Michael Witvoet had 13 saves for KV.


Boys Cross Country


North Newton 24, Covenant Christian 32, St. Anne (Ill.) 75: The Spartans' Leon Espino paced all triangular runners with a 3.1-mile time of 18 minutes and 5 seconds to lead his team to victory.


Covenant Christian's Isaac Porte finished 15 seconds behind to claim runner-up status.



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2014-09-15T21:40:00Z 2014-09-16T00:36:03Z MONDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Whiting outlasts Hobart in five-game volleyball victoryTimes Staff nwitimes.com



Courtney Blackwell was perfect in all 140 setting attempts while recording 42 assists while leading Whiting past Hobart in a five-game volleyball victory Monday night.


The Oilers dropped the first game 25-23, before battling back to win the next two, 25-17 and 25-13. The Brickies won the fourth game, 25-23, forcing a fifth, which Whiting won, 15-7.


Brianna Figueroa was 48-of-48 passing with 26 digs, and Alex Danielides had 35 hitting kills for Whiting (12-4).


Rhylee Beshears had 27 digs and Laurie Vazquez had 26 assists for Hobart.


Westville 25-25-25, Argos 13-23-16: Morgan Shreves connected on 14 kills and Madison McKibben notched a dozen to power the Blackhawks (3-7) over the Dragons. Britney Sparks chipped in 15 assists while serving eight aces.


Lake Station 25-25-25, E.C. Central 9-4-9: Ashlin Jorgensen was 21-of-24 hitting with 16 kills, Tristen Majka was 19-of-19 hitting with six aces, and Ashley Dukich was 17-of-17 passing for the Eagles (6-6).


South Central 25-25-25, LaCrosse 21-18-18: Morgan Harlow's nine kills, three aces and seven digs led the Satellite to the win.


Riley Popplewell had eight kills, five digs and two aces.


Chesterton 25-25-25, Boone Grove 17-21-20: Aubrey Nagdeman knocked down 13 kills and Haley Notzen backed her with nine for the Trojans (9-4) in the sweep of the Wolves. Shelby Snyder connected on six kills and Madi Dubbs served four aces for Chesterton. Ruby Mioduski (six kills), Samantha Ziemniak (three aces) and Kennedy Starcevich (15 digs) led Boone.


Clark 25-25-25, Calumet 20-22-9: In a three-game match, Clark served up 19 aces with Mia Ramirez recording seven, and Alexis Christian and Tor Barrios each slapping in six.


Christian also had eight hitting kills, Barrios was credited with eight assists, and Ramirez had 11 digs.


North Newton 25-25, St. Anne 14-20: Bethany Bober was perfect in all 51 of her setting attempts while recording 14 assists, and matched teammate Katherine Lang with 13 digs for North Newton (7-11).


Girls Soccer


Wheeler 5, Westville 0: Terra Philips recorded a hat trick to pace the Wheeler girls soccer team over host Westville on Monday. Kelley Frey and Maicee Zeitlow added goals for the Bearcats (9-0-2), while Kadie Spoor and Cheyenne Foor teamed on the shutout.


Kouts 2, Boone Grove 1: Maranda Birmingham and Gabby Rogers each scored for the Fillies (3-2-1, 2-0) in the Porter County Conference victory. Lauren Casbon had the lone goal for the Wolves (3-3-1, 1-1).


Hammond 2, E.C. Central 0: Elizabeth Navarro had a goal and an assist, Jesenya Mares had a goal, and keeper Mariam Martinez had four saves for Hammond.


Boys Soccer


Hammond 2, E.C. Central 1: Julian Gonzalez and Ivan Romero each scored goals, and Saul Vargas had 5 saves for Hammond.


Kankakee Valley 2, Highland 0: The Kougars won by way of penalty-kicks after a scoreless tie. Michael Witvoet had 13 saves for KV.


Boys Cross Country


North Newton 24, Covenant Christian 32, St. Anne (Ill.) 75: The Spartans' Leon Espino paced all triangular runners with a 3.1-mile time of 18 minutes and 5 seconds to lead his team to victory.


Covenant Christian's Isaac Porte finished 15 seconds behind to claim runner-up status.



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HOBART — The presiding officer at Wednesday’s hearing to determine if police officer Kirk Homoky will remain on paid leave for another eight months has denied an attempt to disqualify Mayor Brian Snedecor from the decision-making process in the case.


Gary attorney Jame Meyer also rejected a request by Homoky to include the personnel files of other police officers who may have committed criminal acts.


Meyer instead granted Police Chief Richard Zormier’s request that all evidence and testimony regarding such actions by current or previous officers be excluded from the hearing before the Board of Public Works and Safety.


Homoky’s attorney, Christopher Cooper, argued that if the board fires Homoky because of three departmental charges against him, while not taking the same action against three other officers whom Cooper said had committed similar actions, a judge could find that the board’s action against Homoky to be “erroneous, arbitrary and capricious.”


Meyer countered that documents submitted by Cooper failed to establish that the three officers’ personnel files had any relevance to Homoky’s hearing. He said there was no evidence that the three participated in similar conduct as Homoky.


“Homoky’s request for the complete personnel files indicates he was on a fishing expedition,” Meyer wrote in his decision.


Zormier originally filed five administrative charges against Homoky. The chief’s attorney, Dan Whitten, has since withdrawn two of those charges — that Homoky refused to take a lie detector test when asked to and committed perjury during his bankruptcy hearing.


The remaining charges accuse Homoky of violating the department’s regulations by running multiple license plates of vehicles parked in front of his ex-wife’s house, taking $20 from a vehicle during a traffic stop and then returning it when confronted and cashing checks that he was not entitled to from a part-time job.


Homoky formerly was on unpaid leave, but that status changed when criminal charges of theft and fraud on a financial institution were dropped in a pretrial diversion program. Another criminal charge will be dropped in May if Homoky successfully completes the program then.


Zormier believes that Homoky should return to unpaid status until May 15, noting that is a long time to be on paid leave.


A hearing to determine whether Homoky should be terminated from the police force will be held once the diversion program is completed.


Cooper also contended that Snedecor, as a former Hobart police chief and once Homoky’s senior ranking officer, has a conflict of interest and should not be allowed to decide on the officer’s pay status.


Meyer did grant Cooper’s motions to prohibit any testimony regarding Homoky’s pretrial diversion program, saying it contains no admission of guilt, and to exclude any testimony regarding Homoky’s previous marriage.






Hobart mayor can have role in cop's discipline - Post-Tribune





Updated: September 16, 2014 2:05PM


HOBART — The presiding officer at Wednesday’s hearing to determine if police officer Kirk Homoky will remain on paid leave for another eight months has denied an attempt to disqualify Mayor Brian Snedecor from the decision-making process in the case.


Gary attorney Jame Meyer also rejected a request by Homoky to include the personnel files of other police officers who may have committed criminal acts.


Meyer instead granted Police Chief Richard Zormier’s request that all evidence and testimony regarding such actions by current or previous officers be excluded from the hearing before the Board of Public Works and Safety.


Homoky’s attorney, Christopher Cooper, argued that if the board fires Homoky because of three departmental charges against him, while not taking the same action against three other officers whom Cooper said had committed similar actions, a judge could find that the board’s action against Homoky to be “erroneous, arbitrary and capricious.”


Meyer countered that documents submitted by Cooper failed to establish that the three officers’ personnel files had any relevance to Homoky’s hearing. He said there was no evidence that the three participated in similar conduct as Homoky.


“Homoky’s request for the complete personnel files indicates he was on a fishing expedition,” Meyer wrote in his decision.


Zormier originally filed five administrative charges against Homoky. The chief’s attorney, Dan Whitten, has since withdrawn two of those charges — that Homoky refused to take a lie detector test when asked to and committed perjury during his bankruptcy hearing.


The remaining charges accuse Homoky of violating the department’s regulations by running multiple license plates of vehicles parked in front of his ex-wife’s house, taking $20 from a vehicle during a traffic stop and then returning it when confronted and cashing checks that he was not entitled to from a part-time job.


Homoky formerly was on unpaid leave, but that status changed when criminal charges of theft and fraud on a financial institution were dropped in a pretrial diversion program. Another criminal charge will be dropped in May if Homoky successfully completes the program then.


Zormier believes that Homoky should return to unpaid status until May 15, noting that is a long time to be on paid leave.


A hearing to determine whether Homoky should be terminated from the police force will be held once the diversion program is completed.


Cooper also contended that Snedecor, as a former Hobart police chief and once Homoky’s senior ranking officer, has a conflict of interest and should not be allowed to decide on the officer’s pay status.


Meyer did grant Cooper’s motions to prohibit any testimony regarding Homoky’s pretrial diversion program, saying it contains no admission of guilt, and to exclude any testimony regarding Homoky’s previous marriage.






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Hobart YMCA Cressmoor Arms apartments are located west side Hobart which city hopes get boost through Legacy FoundatiNeighborhood Spotlight grant.

Hobart YMCA and Cressmoor Arms apartments are located in the west side of Hobart, which the city hopes to get a boost through a Legacy Foundation Neighborhood Spotlight grant. The YMCA would play an integral role in the program. | Karen Caffarini/For Sun-Times Media



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HOBART — City officials are hoping to stimulate the west side with community input and support from the Legacy Foundation.


The city has submitted an application for the foundation’s inaugural Neighborhood Spotlight program, a multiyear program that will provide both funding and assistance in the form of a planner to help create and implement a project designed to spur positive change in a particular neighborhood.


Hobart’s application is one of six submitted to the foundation. Two will be selected at the end of the year.


If the city’s application is approved, it will receive funds to hire a planner to work with a committee comprised of local residents, business owners, community organization representatives and others as well as some quick action items, said Kelly Anoe, of the Legacy Foundation.


The Hobart YMCA would be the convening organization required under the program and its executive director, Dale Polomchak, would serve as team leader in the process.


“This is a wonderful opportunity to really do something for our west side, which is an integral part of our city,” said Councilman John Brezik, who represents the area.


City officials say they have no project in mind; that’s what the committee would determine, adding the city is only one of the stakeholders.


“This program would help a neighborhood help itself,” said Robert Fulton, assistant to the mayor.


“People on the west side of Hobart want something. They’re concerned about safety, abandoned houses, all kinds of concerns,” Fulton said.


Brezik said community input would be needed if the city’s application is approved.


“We need to understand the needs, the wants and the positives of the area,” Brezik said. “Do we need an elderly care center, a preschool? We’ll take the residents’ thoughts.”


Brezik said the area targeted stretches from the city’s western border at Mississippi Street to Wisconsin Street-Lake Park Avenue to the east, south to the Mundell Field area and north to Liverpool Road and 49th Avenue.


He said whatever project is chosen would fit in with the Hobart Marsh Plan, an expansive plan of water and hiking trails on the city’s west side.


Brezik said the logistics of the city’s west side are among the best in Lake County, with Interstate 65 crossing through it and several rail spurs. The Hobart Marsh is a positive from an ecological aspect, he said.


Anoe said the winning applications will be chosen by a selection panel consisting of Lake County leaders based on the strength of the submitted letter, the group that would be involved, and the ability to make an impact and change.


“We’re not just factoring our decision based on socio-economic need. We’re looking at what types of projects they want to do and how they’re balanced out by the needs of the community,” she said.






Hobart eyes putting 'spotlight' on city's west side - Post-Tribune





Hobart YMCA Cressmoor Arms apartments are located west side Hobart which city hopes get boost through Legacy FoundatiNeighborhood Spotlight grant.

Hobart YMCA and Cressmoor Arms apartments are located in the west side of Hobart, which the city hopes to get a boost through a Legacy Foundation Neighborhood Spotlight grant. The YMCA would play an integral role in the program. | Karen Caffarini/For Sun-Times Media



storyidforme: 71894811

tmspicid: 25289460

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Updated: September 16, 2014 2:02AM


HOBART — City officials are hoping to stimulate the west side with community input and support from the Legacy Foundation.


The city has submitted an application for the foundation’s inaugural Neighborhood Spotlight program, a multiyear program that will provide both funding and assistance in the form of a planner to help create and implement a project designed to spur positive change in a particular neighborhood.


Hobart’s application is one of six submitted to the foundation. Two will be selected at the end of the year.


If the city’s application is approved, it will receive funds to hire a planner to work with a committee comprised of local residents, business owners, community organization representatives and others as well as some quick action items, said Kelly Anoe, of the Legacy Foundation.


The Hobart YMCA would be the convening organization required under the program and its executive director, Dale Polomchak, would serve as team leader in the process.


“This is a wonderful opportunity to really do something for our west side, which is an integral part of our city,” said Councilman John Brezik, who represents the area.


City officials say they have no project in mind; that’s what the committee would determine, adding the city is only one of the stakeholders.


“This program would help a neighborhood help itself,” said Robert Fulton, assistant to the mayor.


“People on the west side of Hobart want something. They’re concerned about safety, abandoned houses, all kinds of concerns,” Fulton said.


Brezik said community input would be needed if the city’s application is approved.


“We need to understand the needs, the wants and the positives of the area,” Brezik said. “Do we need an elderly care center, a preschool? We’ll take the residents’ thoughts.”


Brezik said the area targeted stretches from the city’s western border at Mississippi Street to Wisconsin Street-Lake Park Avenue to the east, south to the Mundell Field area and north to Liverpool Road and 49th Avenue.


He said whatever project is chosen would fit in with the Hobart Marsh Plan, an expansive plan of water and hiking trails on the city’s west side.


Brezik said the logistics of the city’s west side are among the best in Lake County, with Interstate 65 crossing through it and several rail spurs. The Hobart Marsh is a positive from an ecological aspect, he said.


Anoe said the winning applications will be chosen by a selection panel consisting of Lake County leaders based on the strength of the submitted letter, the group that would be involved, and the ability to make an impact and change.


“We’re not just factoring our decision based on socio-economic need. We’re looking at what types of projects they want to do and how they’re balanced out by the needs of the community,” she said.






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Chandigarh: Hobart Hurricanes, who open against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali on Thursday, are banking on their IPL players to do well in the Champions League T20.


"It is our first time here as a club and as a team, to be on the world stage and championship like this is wonderful for everybody," Hurricanes coach Damien Wright said.


"The supporters back home in Tasmania are going to be tuning in and watching us against some of the best players in the world," he said.


He said that "we have also got some very good experienced players who have been in the IPL and played international cricket. It's always nice to come to big tournaments and big competitions with experienced players. We have got lot of guys who played the IPL, played for Australia.


We have got some guys who are about to play for Australia..."


Wright felt that tournaments such as the CLT20 and IPL mean a lot for the young players.


"It is a wonderful chance for them to exploit their skills against some of the best and make a name for themselves. I think that's one of the key messages we have had to all those young kids who are part of our squad, this is a great opportunity. Wonderful place to play cricket against some really quality players," he said.


Asked if Shoaib Malik would be playing, the coach said, "yes, he is with us, absolutely. He has been a wonderful player for us. We have had a week in Sri Lanka, where he has certainly shown his class. He is a very valuable player in our squad".


The team captain Tim Paine said, "we are excited to play against KXIP on their home ground and looking forward to this match."


To a question, Paine said, they have drawn plans to contain KXIP's dangerous player Glenn Maxwell.



Hobart Hurricanes' hopes hinge on their IPL stars - Zee News


Chandigarh: Hobart Hurricanes, who open against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali on Thursday, are banking on their IPL players to do well in the Champions League T20.


"It is our first time here as a club and as a team, to be on the world stage and championship like this is wonderful for everybody," Hurricanes coach Damien Wright said.


"The supporters back home in Tasmania are going to be tuning in and watching us against some of the best players in the world," he said.


He said that "we have also got some very good experienced players who have been in the IPL and played international cricket. It's always nice to come to big tournaments and big competitions with experienced players. We have got lot of guys who played the IPL, played for Australia.


We have got some guys who are about to play for Australia..."


Wright felt that tournaments such as the CLT20 and IPL mean a lot for the young players.


"It is a wonderful chance for them to exploit their skills against some of the best and make a name for themselves. I think that's one of the key messages we have had to all those young kids who are part of our squad, this is a great opportunity. Wonderful place to play cricket against some really quality players," he said.


Asked if Shoaib Malik would be playing, the coach said, "yes, he is with us, absolutely. He has been a wonderful player for us. We have had a week in Sri Lanka, where he has certainly shown his class. He is a very valuable player in our squad".


The team captain Tim Paine said, "we are excited to play against KXIP on their home ground and looking forward to this match."


To a question, Paine said, they have drawn plans to contain KXIP's dangerous player Glenn Maxwell.



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Updated: September 16, 2014 2:05PM


HOBART — The presiding officer at Wednesday’s hearing to determine if police officer Kirk Homoky will remain on paid leave for another eight months has denied an attempt to disqualify Mayor Brian Snedecor from the decision-making process in the case.


Gary attorney Jame Meyer also rejected a request by Homoky to include the personnel files of other police officers who may have committed criminal acts.


Meyer instead granted Police Chief Richard Zormier’s request that all evidence and testimony regarding such actions by current or previous officers be excluded from the hearing before the Board of Public Works and Safety.


Homoky’s attorney, Christopher Cooper, argued that if the board fires Homoky because of three departmental charges against him, while not taking the same action against three other officers whom Cooper said had committed similar actions, a judge could find that the board’s action against Homoky to be “erroneous, arbitrary and capricious.”


Meyer countered that documents submitted by Cooper failed to establish that the three officers’ personnel files had any relevance to Homoky’s hearing. He said there was no evidence that the three participated in similar conduct as Homoky.


“Homoky’s request for the complete personnel files indicates he was on a fishing expedition,” Meyer wrote in his decision.


Zormier originally filed five administrative charges against Homoky. The chief’s attorney, Dan Whitten, has since withdrawn two of those charges — that Homoky refused to take a lie detector test when asked to and committed perjury during his bankruptcy hearing.


The remaining charges accuse Homoky of violating the department’s regulations by running multiple license plates of vehicles parked in front of his ex-wife’s house, taking $20 from a vehicle during a traffic stop and then returning it when confronted and cashing checks that he was not entitled to from a part-time job.


Homoky formerly was on unpaid leave, but that status changed when criminal charges of theft and fraud on a financial institution were dropped in a pretrial diversion program. Another criminal charge will be dropped in May if Homoky successfully completes the program then.


Zormier believes that Homoky should return to unpaid status until May 15, noting that is a long time to be on paid leave.


A hearing to determine whether Homoky should be terminated from the police force will be held once the diversion program is completed.


Cooper also contended that Snedecor, as a former Hobart police chief and once Homoky’s senior ranking officer, has a conflict of interest and should not be allowed to decide on the officer’s pay status.


Meyer did grant Cooper’s motions to prohibit any testimony regarding Homoky’s pretrial diversion program, saying it contains no admission of guilt, and to exclude any testimony regarding Homoky’s previous marriage.






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Updated: September 16, 2014 2:05PM


HOBART — The presiding officer at Wednesday’s hearing to determine if police officer Kirk Homoky will remain on paid leave for another eight months has denied an attempt to disqualify Mayor Brian Snedecor from the decision-making process in the case.


Gary attorney Jame Meyer also rejected a request by Homoky to include the personnel files of other police officers who may have committed criminal acts.


Meyer instead granted Police Chief Richard Zormier’s request that all evidence and testimony regarding such actions by current or previous officers be excluded from the hearing before the Board of Public Works and Safety.


Homoky’s attorney, Christopher Cooper, argued that if the board fires Homoky because of three departmental charges against him, while not taking the same action against three other officers whom Cooper said had committed similar actions, a judge could find that the board’s action against Homoky to be “erroneous, arbitrary and capricious.”


Meyer countered that documents submitted by Cooper failed to establish that the three officers’ personnel files had any relevance to Homoky’s hearing. He said there was no evidence that the three participated in similar conduct as Homoky.


“Homoky’s request for the complete personnel files indicates he was on a fishing expedition,” Meyer wrote in his decision.


Zormier originally filed five administrative charges against Homoky. The chief’s attorney, Dan Whitten, has since withdrawn two of those charges — that Homoky refused to take a lie detector test when asked to and committed perjury during his bankruptcy hearing.


The remaining charges accuse Homoky of violating the department’s regulations by running multiple license plates of vehicles parked in front of his ex-wife’s house, taking $20 from a vehicle during a traffic stop and then returning it when confronted and cashing checks that he was not entitled to from a part-time job.


Homoky formerly was on unpaid leave, but that status changed when criminal charges of theft and fraud on a financial institution were dropped in a pretrial diversion program. Another criminal charge will be dropped in May if Homoky successfully completes the program then.


Zormier believes that Homoky should return to unpaid status until May 15, noting that is a long time to be on paid leave.


A hearing to determine whether Homoky should be terminated from the police force will be held once the diversion program is completed.


Cooper also contended that Snedecor, as a former Hobart police chief and once Homoky’s senior ranking officer, has a conflict of interest and should not be allowed to decide on the officer’s pay status.


Meyer did grant Cooper’s motions to prohibit any testimony regarding Homoky’s pretrial diversion program, saying it contains no admission of guilt, and to exclude any testimony regarding Homoky’s previous marriage.






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