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BY Spencer Durham - sdurham@chronicle-tribune.com

Wolff trial pushed to July 31

The trial involving Douglas Wolff has been moved to July 31. The horse owner charged with animal cruelty was set to go to trial April 17. However, a motion of continuance was granted April 13. Wolff faces two counts of animal cruelty, two counts of intimidation and one count of obstruction of justice.

The trial is scheduled for July 31 at 8:30 a.m. in Superior Court II.

– Staff Reports

Taylor professor to debate secular author

Religious faith will be the topic for two debates between a Taylor University professor and a secular author. James Spiegel, professor of philosophy and religion for the university will debate author and philosopher John W. Loftus.

Spiegel has authored books such as “The Making of an Atheist: How Immorality Leads to Unbelief,” while Loftus has authored books such as “Why I Became an Atheist.”

The two will hold their first debate April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Brookville Road Community Church, 7480 W. US 52, New Palestine. The second debate will be at the theatre at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne at 6:30 p.m.

Both events are open and free to the public.

– Staff Reports