Community Link: Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana

Community Link: Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Each week in Community Link Carolene Mays-Medley and Marco Dominguez take a look at an organization or business that is making a positive impact on the community.

Epilepsy is a condition that results from abnormal activity in the brain due to genetics, trauma, disease or developmental disorders.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana helps Hoosiers suffering from the condition.

Ryan Keys, the executive director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana, stopped by the WISH-TV studios to talk more about the organization.

“We have 69 and a half thousand Hoosiers that have epilepsy currently,” said Keys. “So we help people that have epilepsy. There’s more than 20 different types that people deal with. We help with education, programs, support, services, information, trainings, really we run the gamut.”

Keys said the disorder is more common than you think.

“One in 26 people will have epilepsy during their lifetime. And one in 10 people will have a seizure,” said Keys.

Click the video to learn more.


2 Columbus police officers arrested, facing charges of misconduct, ghost employment

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Two Columbus police officers have been arrested on multiple charges including official misconduct and ghost employment.

According to Indiana State Police, Dan Meister and Ron May were arrested for allegedly working off-duty security jobs while also working on duty with the Columbus Police Department. An investigation into the officers began in November 2018 after a request was made by the Columbus Police Department.

Lt. Dan Meister and Sgt. Ron May allegedly worked overlapping shifts for both the police department and Columbus Regional Hospital between February 2015 and August 2018. The officers were paid by CPD and the hospital for the same hours worked on multiple occasions.

Meister had overlapped hours on 52 different occasions and May overlapped on 62 occasions, investigators say.

The investigation was turned over to a special prosecutor and arrest warrants were issued for the men on Friday. They were arrested Friday afternoon without incident and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, police say.

Both officers are facing charges of official misconduct, ghost employment and theft.

May and Meister are expected to face initial hearings soon.

Information about how long they have worked with CPD was not immediately available.