Steven D. Trog, of Aurora, Indiana passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 in Aurora, Indiana.Steven was born May 5, 1960 in Lawrenceburg, IN, son of Mary Trog and the late Arthur Trog.He worked as a Supervisor/Team Leader for AEP Lawrenceburg, with over 30 years of service.Steven was a member of Aurora Lions Club. He enjoyed the outdoors and quad riding and he loved to help his neighbors.Surviving are his mother, Mary Trog of Aurora, IN; daughters, Lynnsey Trog of Covington, KY. and Lauren (Alan) Peterson of Valparaiso, IN; Sister, Kimberly Batchelor of Aurora, IN; 2 nieces, 1 nephew and 1 great niece.He was preceded in death by father, Arthur Trog.Friends will be received Saturday, March 18, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the funeral home at 1:00 pm with Pastor Tommy Beatley officiating.Contributions may be made to the Life Center Organ Donor Network or American Heart Association. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
– ‘Happy to be alive’ –Bartra recounted that straight after the blasts, he heard a ringing in his ears while the other passengers screamed.“I feared there would be more attacks,” he said. “My arm was bleeding, I was dizzy.”With the help of an interpreter he spoke in the hearing of his nightmares and later the sense of “panic” at having to face the attacker in court.“The attack changed my life,” he said. “I’m happy to be alive.”After the bombing, police initially suspected a jihadist attack, but then arrested Wenergold 10 days later.The 28-year-old electrical technician has been charged with 28 counts of attempted murder as well as setting off explosions and causing serious bodily harm.He had allegedly remotely set off the three explosive devices hidden in a hedge as the bus was leaving the team hotel for a Champions League match.He was staying in the same Dortmund hotel as the players, had a view of where the bombs went off and had bought the put options on the team’s shares on the day of the attack, prosecutors said.The defendant reportedly drew attention at the hotel, first by insisting on a window room facing the front and then, in the chaos after the blasts, by calmly walking into its restaurant to order a steak.A day after the attack, Dortmund played their postponed game against Monaco and lost, prompting then coach Thomas Tuchel to rail against UEFA for not giving the players time to come to terms with their fear before returning to the pitch.Wenergold faces life in prison if found guilty, although in Germany parole is usually granted after 15 years.Share on: WhatsApp Dortmund, Germany | AFP | German authorities criticised Borussia Dortmund player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for failing to testify Monday in a trial over the bomb attack targeting the team last year.Aubameyang, who is reportedly closing in on a lucrative switch to Arsenal, was due to speak at the trial of the alleged attacker, German-Russian man Sergei Wenergold, but did not show up, citing illness.Prosecutor Carsten Dombert called the sick note presented by the Gabon international’s lawyer “absolutely feeble”, AFP’s sport news arm SID reported.“I think the justice system shouldn’t just accept this,” he said. Presiding judge Peter Windgaetter said he agreed: “I see it in just the same way.”Bild said Aubameyang could face a 10,000-euro ($12,300) fine from the court.Wenergold has admitted to remotely setting off three explosions in an elaborate bid last April 11 to make a fortune on the stock market.Earlier, Spanish defender Marc Bartra told the court of his mortal fear when bombs hit his Borussia Dortmund bus in an attack which he said “changed my life”.Bartra, who suffered a fractured wrist in the attack, said he had had nightmares since the traumatic event, which left him in hospital for five “terrible” days.“I still haven’t fully got over the attack and continue to suffer,” the player said in a written statement read at the hearing in Dortmund.“I suffered mortal fear and was afraid I would never see my family again.”The triple blast shattered the team bus’s windows, with a police officer also suffering inner ear damage.Prosecutors say the three fragmentation bombs each contained up to a kilogramme (2.2 pounds) of a hydrogen peroxide mixture and around 65 cigarette-sized metal bolts, one of which ended up lodged in Bartra’s headrest.They charge that Wenergold had sought to profit from an anticipated plunge in the club’s stock market value by cashing in on so-called put options, essentially bets on a falling share price.
Story and Photos by Joseph SapiaATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce is now doing business at a new address, one which provides more visibility and easier access in the downtown.“The office we had was on the second floor,” said Cindy Fligor, the chamber president, recalling what had been the chamber office – above the Atlantic Cinema 5 at 82 First Ave. – until February.At that time, the chamber moved to a ground-floor location at 68 First Avenue, just two blocks away. “We moved to street level for easy visibility, access,” said chamber administrator Mary Thompson. “To be more neighborhood friendly,” added Fligor, president since January. “We have a lot of visitors from the harbor, transient boats.”Cindy Fligor, president of the Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce, at the new chamber office, 68 First Ave.While the move was made in February, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held April 24.The office is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. From Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend, the traditional beginning and end of the summer season, the office will be open Saturdays. Those hours are yet to be established.The chamber office has brochures, business cards, menus and business directories. “We’re a font of information,” Thompson said.The chamber has access to a conference room and extra space provided by their landlords, Mickey and Fred Rast, owners of the Atlantic Cinema 5. The Rasts also were the landlords at the previous location.Work continues on the new chamber location. For example, an awning was to be added above the doorway.The chamber has about 150 members, representing such businesses as retail, eateries, real estate, financial, professional services and contracting.Fligor owns Salon at 68, a unisex salon next door to the chamber office, but at the same address. She replaced Chuck Lero, a mortgage officer who served as chamber president for five years. Fligor is married to Borough Councilman Lou Fligor.
But a power play goal by Luke Jones followed by Hayden Pasacreta’s first goal of the season less than two minutes later tied the contest at 2-2.In the second the Leafs responded to a lively pep talk during the intermission to throw 23 shots at the Grand Forks net.The result saw Nelson score three times as Colton McCarthy, Cam Weir and Bryce Nielsen on the power play gave the hosts a 5-2 advantage after 40 minutes.In the third, Boyczuk and Colton Schell with one second remaining in the game concluded the Leafs scoring. Nelson finished the game out shooting the Bruins 50-21.Brett Soles had an easy time in the Nelson net to earn the win.Robert Dunsmuir started the game before being relieved by Dominic Stadnyk after injuring his hand.The win moved Nelson up the Murdoch standings to within two points of idle Castlegar Rebels.Castlegar hosts Sicamous Eagles Sunday in the Sunflower City.ICE CHIPS: The Leafs boarded a bus following Saturday’s game for Spokane in preparation for Sunday’s afternoon tilt . . .. The goal by Colton McCarthy is his team-leading 11th of the season. Only Brendan Burge of Fernie has scored more times — 12 . . ..Nelson defenceman Cole Arcuri missed the game due to an upper body injury. . . . North Okanagan Knight won its second game on the Murdoch road trip edging Beaver Valley Nitehawks 3-1. For the second consecutive game the Nelson Leafs struggled in the first period.But this was the Grand Forks Border Bruins Nelson was playing are not the North Okanagan Knights.The Leafs overcame the slow start, scoring five times in the final two frames to dump the lowly Bruins 7-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The win snaps a two-game slide for the Leafs.Nelson concludes the three-game weekend with a game Sunday afternoon in Spokane.“It was good but we struggled again in the first period,” said Leaf winger Jacob Boyczuk, named the game’s first star.“We got it going in the second but have to start better.”Matti Jmaeff and Seth Schmidt staked the Leafs to the 2-0 lead nine minutes through the opening period.