Huntington University power outage

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (FDN) — A power outage occurred at 5 p.m. on the campus of Huntington University.

The Merillat Center of Arts building (MCA) was one of the buildings that was affected by the outage. After the building lost power, there was a back-up generator that started automatically.

The Huntington internet router also shut off because of the outage. Some students were not able to work in the building for hours after the outage occurred. Some technology in the building did not go back to their original settings and that made some students go to different buildings to do work on campus.

Emma Fried was in the MCA when the power first went off and told FDN that she was done with the work that she was doing, but she was a little frightened when it all happened.

The power has yet to be restored and the MCA is running on generators.

Firefighters struggle to eradicate downtown structure fire

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (FDN) — Fire crews are in a battle to extinguish a large structure fire in downtown Huntington.

The building is home to a century-old law firm as well as a barbershop.

Firefighters were called to the corner of Cherry and Market street just after 8 a.m. Wednesday on reports of a fire. The fire continued to be active later in the day with flames climbing through the top fo the building around 11 a.m.

The downtown building is home to multiple apartments and various businesses.

Around 60 to 70 firefighters were on scene, according to Huntington Assistant Fire Chief Wayne Huff.

A heavy and thick smoke clouded the downtown area as firefighters struggled to put out the fire. Crews worked to eradicate the fire from the Cherry street and Market street roads.

Families were seen evacuating the area, clutching on to their belongings and their kids.

No injuries have yet to be reported, according to Huff.


Bowling team goes for gold

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (FDN) — On February 22 Huntington University’s bowling team was announced they would be bowling in sectionals in Addison, IL.

The regular season tournaments have ended and left the women’s team ranked 62 out of 124 and the men’s team 44 out of 167. Only the top 64 teams get to move on to sectionals.

The season ended with senior Brooke Ewing scoring the highest average with a 192 and freshman Thomas Gunter with a 197.

While the women’s team has only one senior, the men’s team will be losing Derek Beckler, Daniel Miller, Joe Miller, Seth Walker, Jess Meyers, Adam Shoemaker and Colin Madden as they graduate this May.

With only a few tournaments left, the team is working hard towards sectionals and NAIA Nationals.

Not only are the teammates putting in their time on the lanes but equally as much on their academics.

Daniel Miller, Joe Miller, Derek Beckler, Shelby Price, Brianna Fish and Heidi Tucker were all recognized as Honor Athletes.


Four Good Samaritans save Huntington resident

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (FDN) — On Monday, September 12 at 2:00pm, police were called to County Road 200 East with reports of a UTV accident. Jerry Landrum was heading northbound on C.R. 200 when he struck a culvert on the side of the road. Landrum was then thrown from his UTV and pinned underneath it.

Four passing Samaritans stopped and freed him before police showed up. Landrum was taken to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne with reports of shoulder and rib injuries. FDN’s Randi Orr and Shelby Price tried contacting Landrum to follow up on his injuries, but we received no response.

We also met with Trea Kiefer, HU’s Simulation Lab Coordinator, to talk to her about what to do when you come upon the scene of an accident. These are the steps she suggests that everyone should take:

  1. Call 911
  2. Make sure the area is safe and secure before approaching the accident.
  3. Determine if the victim is responsive.
  4. Identify their injuries. If there is blood apply pressure to those areas.
  5. Stabilize the head and neck.
  6. Keep the injured person talking
  7. Stay calm and get out of the way when emergency personnel arrive.