Metamora, In. — Construction on a new fire station in Metamora could begin as early as mid-May. The fire station will be built on three acres of land where the Metamora School was located. The Metamora Volunteer Fire Department signed a 99-year lease for the property with Franklin County commissioners back in 1972.The new location is expected to improve response time and eliminate issues for firefighters during Canal Days.This year, the Metamora Volunteer Fireman’s Festival is Saturday, July 6 from 3 p.m. to midnight at the fire station.
“Robinson told her that she was very important to him and that she `had a future’ in the athletics department,” according to court documents. In her complaint, Mueller claims she was frequently subjected to sexual harassment by Robinson and other PCC staff, including suggestive comments and physical contact. During the next several months, Robinson gave or loaned Mueller several hundred dollars, and twice took her to different casinos while she was on the clock. On the second such paid trip, Mueller alleges that Robinson, who is married, kissed her on the lips, pulled her close and attempted to “nibble on her ear.” After she said she rebuffed Robinson’s advances and made it clear she would not reciprocate in March 2004, Mueller alleges Robinson withdrew his support and reneged on promises to help her obtain scholarship money. Mueller claims Robinson retaliated when he did not hire her back and later canceled a summer cycling class she was teaching through the college’s extension program. After complaining to a school administrator and the Human Resources Department in October 2004, Mueller said her confidentiality was violated and no action was taken after six months of investigation by the college. PCC spokesman Juan Gutierrez said the school could not comment on the lawsuit. According to the college’s sexual harassment policy, it “considers sexual harassment a serious offense” and prohibits students and employees from engaging in “verbal, nonverbal, physical and visual conduct, and/or reprisal” relating to such harassment. The same policy promises “a prompt and thorough investigation” with possible penalties including discharge or expulsion. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4444160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – The athletic director at Pasadena City College denies accusations of sexual harassment by a former student and employee. According to court documents, Kelley Mueller, 36, is suing Willie “Skip” Robinson for harassment and retaliation, as well as the college for mishandling her complaints and failing to prevent a year-long pattern of behavior by Robinson. “She suffered significant emotional distress,” said Dan Stormer, a lawyer with the firm representing Mueller. “This type of behavior, from someone who is supposedly a leader … has done severe emotional damage to her.” The suit, filed late last year in Los Angeles County Superior Court, seeks unspecified damages for emotional distress and lost income. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsRobinson on Tuesday described the allegations as “bizarre.” “I deny it all,” he said, and referred further questions to his lawyer, Stephan Birgel. Birgel could not be reached for comment. Mueller enrolled at PCC in 2002, and at the encouragement of a coach there, became a javelin-thrower, according to court records. While recovering from a knee injury that curtailed her athletic ambitions, Mueller claims she was befriended by Robinson and offered a part-time job as his assistant at the start of the 2003 school year.