Bicyclist ‘critical’ after hit-skip accident

A bicyclist is in critical condition at a local hospital after being struck by a car Tuesday night in the intersection of South Calhoun and Killea streets, according to a police report. <br> It is unknown at this time if the bicyclist, a man, was struck while crossing Calhoun Street or riding on Calhoun Street when he was struck after leaving Belmont Beverage.

The driver of the car did not stop. The injured bicyclist was transported to the hospital in serious condition, but later was downgraded to critical condition. <br>

<center> Columbia City man arrested for child molesting </center><br>

A 41-year-old Columbia City man was arrested Tuesday evening by the Indiana State Police on a child molestation charge following a four-month investigation, according to a police report.

Ty P. McElroy was arrested after his vehicle was spotted traveling westbound on U.S. 6 on the west side of Butler. McElroy was arrested on a preliminary charge of child molesting, a Class A felony, for allegedly molesting a 10-year-old between August 2010 and June 2011 in a Butler area residence, the report said. <br>

<center> FWCS staff to visit families this evening </center><br>

Fort Wayne Community Schools staff members will visit families throughout the district 4:30-7:30 p.m. today to connect with families and to remind parents to preregister their students online.

This is the sixth year FWCS staff have visited families during the summer, and the first time staff are trying to visit all homes on the same day, a FWCS news release said.

“This is a fun day for staff and for our families,” FWCS Superintendent Wendy Robinson said in the news release. “Children love to see their teachers, assistants and principals arrive at their house, and families appreciate that our staff members care enough to take time during their summer break to visit their neighborhoods.”

Parents of current FWCS students can preregister for next year now through July 21 at the MyFWCS parent portal on the district’s website,, the news release said. Families still will have to attend in-school registration at their children’s school(s), but preregistering online will allow them to go through the Rapid Registration line.

In-school registration will be 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 28 and noon-7 p.m. July 31, the news release said. Parents will need to bring a photo ID and two proofs of residence.

Families of students new to FWCS must register at the Family & Community Engagement Center, 230 E. Douglas Ave., the news release said. Center hours for registration are 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, but open until 7 p.m. Wednesdays, and 9 a.m.-noon July 29. <br>

<center> AIDS Benefit planned Friday </center><br>

The 28th annual After Dark/Babylon AIDS Benefit will take place 6 p.m. Friday-3 a.m. Saturday at After Dark/Babylon, 112 E. Masterson Ave.

Activities include a live auction at 8 p.m., appetizers by Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, and live entertainment, a news release said. Tickets for the event are $5 each and are available at After Dark/Babylon. For more information, call Charles Miller at 456-6235 or leave a message at 420-5265.

Proceeds from the benefit will support programs and services of the Northeast Indiana Positive Resource Connection, a news release said. Since the first AIDS Benefit, After Dark has raised more than $950,000 for HIV and AIDS prevention and care in the Fort Wayne area. <br>