In case you missed it – February 11

Woman sentenced in murder case

INDIANAPOLIS — A Hancock County native found guilty of the murder of her former boyfriend and the attempted murder of her romantic rival was sentenced to 85 years in prison, records show.

Rebecca Lawson, 27, a Shirley native and 2008 graduate of Eastern Hancock High School, was convicted last month on one count of murder and one Level 1 felony count of attempted murder after a three-day trial in Marion County.

Police say Lawson shot her ex-boyfriend and the woman he was dating at the time during an argument, killing the man and seriously injuring the woman, court documents state.

Woman found not guilty of child molesting

HANCOCK COUNTY – An Indianapolis woman was acquitted recently of two sexual assault charges at the conclusion of a one-day bench trial, records show.

A judge found Jennelle Saxon, 38, not guilty of the one Level 4 felony count of child molest and one Level 5 felony count of criminal confinement, records show.

Saxon was arrested and charged in July after a teen told police she had fondled him at a home in Fortville, according to court documents.

Prosecutors and Saxon’s defense attorney, Robert Elsea, argued their case before Hancock County Court Commissioner Scott Sirk on Feb. 2, records show. The judge took the matter under advisement and announced his ruling Monday, records show.

300 jobs planned for new Meijer store

McCORDSVILLE — Meijer opens on the west side of the county this spring, and with it comes hundreds of new jobs.

The company recently announced it plans to hire 300 people to fill various positions ranging from cake decorators to cashiers at its highly anticipated new store on Broadway Street. The company is also opening a new store in Franklin, which is expected to create 300 jobs as well.

The store, slated to open this spring, will be open 24/7 and will sell groceries, clothing and home goods. It won’t only bring new jobs to the area; it’ll also fill a gap in retail options and could spur economic development, town officials say.

In a news release, company officials said they’re looking for employees to fill openings in every department. Positions listed on the corporate website for McCordsville include pharmacist, store detective, cake decorator, meat cutter, pharmacy technician and receiving clerk.

Advanced Disposal acquires CGS Services

GREENFIELD — A longtime Indiana waste management and recycling company with an office in Greenfield has been sold.

Advanced Disposal, a publicly traded solid waste company based in Florida, has purchased CGS Services Inc., a family-owned business that serves 14 Indiana counties, including Hancock, and generates nearly $30 million in revenue annually.

Morristown-based CGS Services offers a variety of services in the waste management, recycling and hauling industry to central Indiana customers. It has been a family-owned and operated business since 1946, according to its website.

Advanced Disposal’s acquisition of CGS Services allows the company to expand its operations into Indiana, a news release states. The sale was final last week. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.