Scam alert from Switzerland County

first_imgVevay, IN—The Switzerland County Sheriffs Office recently received information that counterfeit $20 bills have been circulating in the area. All businesses should be exceptionally careful when accepting them.They have also learned of another scam going around the area. A caller will offer you money in return for placing a decal on your vehicle. The caller then goes on to say a size-able check will be mailed to you with instructions to cash it and give a determined amount of the funds to a subject that’s supposed come install the decal. As always use caution, the Switzerland County Sheriffs Office advises if something sounds too good to be true it usually is.The amount of different scams is never-ending and will never stop. They stress never give personal information or payment over the phone when you receive these types of calls.last_img read more

Leicester sacks Ranieri nine months after stunning triumph

first_imgBy Toby Davis(REUTERS) – Leicester City Football Club sacked Italian manager Claudio Ranieri yesterday, nine months after he clinched one of soccer’s most remarkable triumphs but with the team now hovering above the relegation zone.Ranieri’s side stunned the sporting world when they secured a maiden English top-flight title last May, having begun the season as 5000-1 outsiders, but have struggled to repeat those heroics in the current campaign.They are currently 17th in the table, a point and a place above the bottom three, having lost their past five league matches. They are the only side in the top four English divisions without a league goal in 2017.“Leicester City Football Club has tonight (Thursday) parted company with its first team manager, Claudio Ranieri,” the club said in a statement.“Claudio, appointed City manager in July 2015, led the Foxes to the greatest triumph in the club’s 133-year history last season, as we were crowned champions of England for the first time. His status as the most successful Leicester City manager of all-time is without question,” it added.“However, domestic results in the current campaign have placed the club’s Premier League status under threat and the board reluctantly feels that a change of leadership, while admittedly painful, is necessary in the club’s greatest interest.”The decision came 24 hours after the team put in a spirited performance in a 2-1 Champions League last-16 first-leg defeat at Sevilla with former Leicester and England striker Gary Lineker leading a chorus of disapproval among the pundits.“After all that Claudio Ranieri has done for Leicester City, to sack him now is inexplicable, unforgivable and gut-wrenchingly sad,” Lineker said on Twitter.UNDER PRESSURERanieri had come under pressure following Leicester’s amazing title success, with the team battling relegation amid media reports suggesting he had lost the dressing room.The club gave him “unwavering support” in a statement two weeks ago, but Leicester suffered another low last weekend when they lost in the FA Cup fifth round at third-tier Millwall.Leicester’s disjointed performances have been a far cry from their relentless accumulation of points last year.The Midlands club, who had narrowly avoided relegation the previous season, clinched the title by 10 points with a brand of fast-paced, counter-attacking football that played to the strengths of their inexpensively-assembled squad.Yet Ranieri, who had never previously won a league title in an itinerant career that included spells at Juventus, AS Roma, Inter Milan, Monaco and Chelsea, has struggled to get the best from his players this season.Having lost dynamic midfield enforcer N’Golo Kante to Chelsea, the likes of striker Jamie Vardy and playmaker Riyad Mahrez have misfired in a stuttering title defence.last_img read more

With multiple scenarios in play, Dodgers’ pitching plans are up in the air

first_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco But all of that could change.The Dodgers have scheduled rookie right-hander Walker Buehler to start Sunday against the San Francisco Giants. But Dodgers manager Dave Roberts would not commit to that if Sunday is not an elimination game for the Dodgers.“Obviously these next two games, things can change,” Roberts said. “Leading into Sunday, we have Walker slated. Then it gets to Monday or Tuesday – we’ve got some options. But right now, we’re just not prepared to say who and when we’re going to use Rich.“We have some options and we don’t have to make a decision right now. Things change. Going forward, we’ve got to think through every option.”Ross Stripling lasted only 1-2/3 innings and 47 pitches in his start Wednesday in Arizona. He could be available to pitch out of the bullpen on Sunday, Roberts said. Left-hander Alex Wood has not started a game since Sept. 10, making four relief appearances each under an inning in length since then. But either could be used as an “opener” in a bullpen game Sunday in San Francisco if the Dodgers decide Buehler should be saved for a play-in game or wild-card game. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season SAN FRANCISCO — Rich Hill hasn’t thrown a pitch since last Saturday. But he looms larger for the Dodgers with each passing day.The Dodgers skipped Hill in the rotation this week so that he would be available for a potential Game 163 play-in game on Monday or a wild-card game if that’s where the Dodgers land.“The mindset is like if you were at home and somebody picked up the phone and said, “Hey, you gotta pitch today,’” Hill said. “You stay ready. And if you always stay ready, you don’t have to get ready.”Hill said he threw his bullpen session earlier this week and did a shoulder workout Friday. He’ll do some more throwing Saturday if a Monday start looks likely. That would leave Hill waiting even longer for his next assignment.“Of course, it’s exciting,” Hill said of the prospect of play-in games. “You have to look at it as a positive. You can’t take it as a negative. You can play the ‘coulda,’ ‘shoulda,’ ‘woulda’ – ‘shoulda’ beat the Reds, ‘shoulda’ won this game in the middle of August, ‘shoulda’ beat the Phillies in extra innings. Whatever you want to say. But you can’t change it so you have to make the best of it.“There’s obviously a lot of teams that would like to be in that situation. Teams that are going home are like, ‘Man, I’d play a game 163 right now if we get a chance to compete.’”STRIP DOWNStripling rescued the Dodgers’ starting rotation in the first half of the season, going 8-2 with a 2.08 ERA and earning a trip to the All-Star Game.Things haven’t gone as well in the second half.Stripling failed to complete five innings in his first two starts after the break, went to the DL with a questionable toe injury and then went to the DL again in August with an actual back injury.Since returning, Stripling has made four starts with a 6.94 ERA, failing to complete four innings in any of the starts.“It’s been really tough,” Stripling said. “I think about the All-Star break and it kind of went down there. Coming off two DL stints. I’m not going to make any excuses. But you’re right, I haven’t been able to have a lot of traction. I haven’t had any outings where I was able to kind of build confidence going into another outing. They’ve all just kind of been a battle.“Normally, you want to throw a Day Two bullpen where you’re going through the flow, getting things right. It seems like all my bullpens I’m working on stuff. Kind of tough when you’re trying to help a team win and trying to help a team that’s battling for playoff implications and you go out there and you don’t get through two innings (Wednesday). That stinks. Hopefully, it’s not the last time I take the mound this year.”ALSOThird baseman Justin Turner was in the starting lineup Friday after taking a ground ball off his left thumb during Wednesday’s game in Arizona. X-rays taken Wednesday night were negative and Roberts joked that he had not checked in on Turner before Friday’s game because he didn’t want to hear any bad news. “Hopefully, no news is good news,” Roberts said. “He’s in the lineup.”UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw, 9-5, 2.53 ERA) at Giants (RHP Dereck Rodriguez, 6-4, 2.50 ERA), Saturday, 1:05 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), MLB Network (out of market only)Related Articleslast_img read more