A local business owner was arrested Wednesday, April 2, at his Indianapolis home on three felony charges related to securities fraud in a real estate scam. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry filed criminal charges against Darrin Marion, 38, owner of Darrin's Coffee Company in Zionsville, following an investigation by Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s Prosecution Assistance Unit. Those charges include one count each of broker-dealer registration required, unlawful acts related to offer or sale of a security, and securities fraud; all three are Class C felonies. Marion is being held in the Marion County Jail on $30,000 bond. His initial hearing was Tuesday, April 4, in Marion Superior Court 4. Peg McLeish, spokesperson for the Marion County Prosecutor's Office, said Darrin's Coffee, 120 S. Main St., is not involved in any of the criminal charges. According to neighboring merchants, the business has been open and now has hours posted. A sign states roasting will be on Mondays, and the shop will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, unless there are no events, then it will close at 4 p.m.; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Marion's arrest came after he allegedly sold an unregistered investment in a Texas real estate development to Robert Canady, according to the Secretary of State's office, which also reported Marion and Canady met through a mutual acquaintance in spring 2007 and discovered Marion's father and Canady had been college roommates. See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.
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- Ford Road bridge to close about Aug. 1 Construction of a detour is nearly complete, and the Ford Road bridge over Eagle Creek will be closed on or about Aug. 1, Boone County Highway Superintendent Rick Carney said Monday, July 21.
- Library patrons learn about herb gardening There are more than 300 species of thyme, which has antiseptic properties and has had many uses throughout the ages, including rubbing it into the eyes to bring about visions of fairies. "Which I would imagine, if you grind herbs into your eyes, you'd be seeing fairies," quipped Amy Mullen, The Fraudulent Farmgirl blogger and lead designer at Spotts Garden Service in Indianapolis.
- Zionsville ranked No. 1 safe place in state An analysis by staff at the Movoto Real Estate Blog found that the safest city in Indiana is Zionsville.
- Whitestown to have commuter bus service Commuter bus service is coming to Whitestown through the Central Indiana Regional Transit Authority.
- Plan Commission recommends approval for downtown study The downtown parking study and market analysis is one approval away from being added to the town's comprehensive plan.
- Downtown plan outlines strategies, goals The town of Zionsville is about to have another tool to help market and shape the future of the Village. A draft of the downtown Zionsville market study and parking analysis was presented to the working group Tuesday morning, June 24. It outlines several strategies and goals to help make downtown Zionsville more economically viable. The plan comes after the town adopted a strategic plan for the southeast quadrant of Zionsville as well as a comprehensive plan for the town.
- Zionsville local is crowned Miss Boone County Rachel Miller of Zionsville was crowned 2014 Miss Boone County 4-H Fair on Sunday, July 13. The 2013 Miss Boone County, Kate Emmert, was at the Witham Health Services Pavilion on the 4-H Fairgrounds to pass off her crown to Miller.
- Work set to begin on summer projects The Zionsville Community Schools Board of Trustees, at it's Monday, July 14, meeting, approved all summer construction projects and purchases for the corporation.
ZFD Knocks Down Fire
The Zionsville Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 7880 Circle Drive around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday night, July 9.
VIDEO: Fourth of July celebration fills Lions Park
Residents swarmed into Lions Park for Zionsville's Fourth of July celebration. The event included a watermelon eating contest, food, a kids area with inflatables, music, and of course, fireworks.
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