Penntown, IN —Tuesday evening, the Ripley County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single-vehicle crash on Rosfeld Road just east of Saint Mary’s Road. When officers arrived, they found the driver, Dustin E. Race, 38, of Osgood, and a passenger, Felisha Y. Ward, 24, of Patriot, trapped inside a Tiburon with serious injuries. Both were flown by UC Air Care to University of Cincinnati Hospital, where Ward was pronounced deceased from injuries sustained in the accident.The preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle was headed westbound on Rosfeld Road when it went off the north side of the road before striking a bridge abutment. A witness stated she could hear a vehicle traveling sat a high rate of speed past her home. A second witness stated he drove his vehicle off the road into an embankment to avoid a head-on collision.Officers believe alcohol and speed contributed to the accident. The investigation is ongoing.
The North Peace Cultural Centre’s artSpace has some new plans for 2011.The program’s location is currently in the process of being made over, in order to make participants experience more enjoyable while at the centre. The artSpace is also excited to announce the start of its new Winter Session. The session includes a new lineup of classes, new faces involved in the program and a whole new experience at the Centre.- Advertisement -There are special interest community classes fit for everyone, including cooking, arts, dance and much more. There are no age restrictions for those who are interested.The new Winter Session starts Jan. 17 and everyone is encouraged to check out what the Centre has to offer. The event schedule can be viewed in multiple ways, either by checking out the Cultural Centre’s Facebook page, their twitter account and postings on energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com.More specific details are also available at the Centre’s website here, or call 250-785-1992.