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Anderson sells former GM building to Northwind Electronics

by IPR News

November 30, 2010

Anderson city officials announced today that it will sell a vacant General Motors factory to Northwind Electronics.  The Indianapolis-based company says the move will bring more than 100 new jobs to the city in the next 24 months.  Northwind Electronics says it specializes in building electrical systems and components for work vehicles.  Company officials say it... More »

State education officials agree tuition hikes can’t replace education funding

by IPR News

November 30, 2010

A panel meeting at Purdue University to discuss the future of public research universities agreed cuts to higher education can’t be solved by raising tuition and fees.  State Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers says these schools play a critical role in the state’s economy by providing an educated workforce and bringing new ideas.  But... More »

Planned Parenthood offers free HIV tests in Muncie for World AIDS Day

by IPR News

November 30, 2010

To recognize World AIDS Day tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec. 1), Planned Parenthood of Indiana will be offering free HIV tests in Muncie.  The organization says nearly 9,800 Hoosiers are currently living with HIV.  In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than one million people are infected.  They also say 21 percent of... More »

Indiana judge allows school funding lawsuit to go to court

by IPR News

November 29, 2010

An Indiana judge has denied a motion by Governor Mitch Daniels to dismiss a lawsuit over the state’s school funding formula.  Hamilton Superior Court Judge Steven Nation says three school districts can sue the state over what they say is an unconstitutional way of funding local schools.  Those districts are Franklin Township, Hamilton Southeastern, and... More »

Muncie Community Schools to hold public hearing on school calendar

by IPR News

November 29, 2010

Should Muncie Community Schools begin before or after Labor Day next year?  That’s one of the questions the school district wants to ask parents during a public hearing tomorrow (Tuesday). The M-C-S Board of Trustees wants parent input on a number of calendar questions.  They include the school start date, the Christmas Break and Spring... More »

Indy battery company to open facility in Muncie

by IPR News

November 26, 2010

The Delaware County Council has granted a tax abatement to an Indianapolis battery company with plans to open a southwest Muncie facility.  The one-year abatement for Worldwide Battery is worth about $21,000.  Senior Vice President John Carter tells The Star Press that it will buy the former Sovereign Tool building on Hoyt Avenue.  They will... More »

Open Burning Bans Greatly Reduced

by IPR News

November 26, 2010

Rainfall this has prompted authorities to drop open burning bans in all but four of the state’s 92 counties. Only Parke county in western Indiana, and Clark, Crawford and Floyd counties near the Ohio River, still have bans in place this (Friday) morning, according to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Two to three inches... More »

Fire at Muncie’s former ABB Building

by IPR News

November 25, 2010

Delaware County officials say a Wednesday fire at the former ABB building on Cowan Road shouldn’t scare away a locomotive manufacturer who is taking over the location.  Fire crews were called to the former power transformer plant just after noon on Wednesday.  Flames could be seen shooting from the roof.  Muncie Fire Battalion Chief Terry... More »

Welliver’s reopens as Willie & Red’s on Thanksgiving day

by IPR News

November 24, 2010

A famous Hagerstown restaurant will reopen on Thanksgiving with a new name and new owners.  The former Welliver’s Smorgasbord has been closed for nine months.  The renovated space will reopen as Willie & Red’s.  Owners Mike and Penny Wickes tell Richmond’s Palladium-Item they had hoped for a mid-October reopening, but the renovation took longer than... More »

President Obama and V.P. Biden visit Kokomo Chrysler plant

by IPR News

November 23, 2010

The President and Vice President of the United States spoke at a Chrysler transmission plant in Kokomo this afternoon.  They are using the city as a symbol of success for the automotive bailout and the economic stimulus package.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Presidential Visit to Kokomo   Barack Obama and Joe Biden speak at... More »

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