Nicholas Echevarria News

Teacher's dismissal over sexual harassment upheld by Fifth District

By Nicholas Echevarria | Apr 4, 2018

MT. VERNON — The Fifth District Appellate Court on March 13 affirmed the decision by Harmony-Emge School District’s Board of Education to terminate tenured teacher James Watkins after he was accused of sexually harassing a colleague.

Fifth District affirms dismissal of Belle Rive's lawsuit against railroad

By Nicholas Echevarria | Mar 15, 2018

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed a circuit court's dismissal of a complaint filed by the village of Belle Rive over a nearly 100-year-old agreement with a railroad company.

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