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Counterfeit Money in Kokomo

by IPR News

January 28, 2011

(KOKOMO) – Kokomo police are investigating counterfeit money being passed at a local mall. A store clerk at the Markland Mall alerted officials to finding a fake 100-dollar bill. Several other businesses reported fake bills passed in their stores as well. Store employees describe the same suspect in each case. (From Network Indiana) More »

New Orthopedics Facility To Open in Ft. Wayne

by IPR News

January 28, 2011

A state of the art orthopedics facility plans to make its home in Allen County.  A New York company will build a 40-million dollar facility behind Sweetwater Sound, near U.S. 30, in Fort Wayne.  Company officials at Greatbatch Incorporated expect to add 90 new positions and they already have a workforce of 180.  The company‘s... More »

Indiana’s Unemployment Fund Getting Attention

by IPR News

January 28, 2011

(STATEHOUSE) – A proposed refiguring of unemployment benefits is on a fast track at the statehouse. Senate President Pro Tem David Long says his chamber will take up the proposal to wrench the unemployment fund back in balance as soon as the house passes it. House Democrats opposed any benefit cuts in 2009 and still... More »

Tax program bill could save Hoosier homes from tax sales

by IPR News

January 27, 2011

An Indiana law may soon extend throughout the state to help struggling Hoosiers keep their homes.  In Lake County, Hoosier homeowners who owe delinquent taxes can pay their debt through a six-to-twelve month payment plan with the county auditor.  This program keeps many homes out of county tax auctions.  A bill in the Indiana House... More »

State School Superintendent Encouraged by President Obama’s Remarks

by IPR News

January 27, 2011

STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION DR. TONY BENNETT SAYS HE WAS ENCOURAGED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA‘S COMMENTS REGARDING EDUCATION REFORM IN HIS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS. BENNETT SAYS THE BIPARTISAN SPIRIT REGARDING EDUCATION REFORM ILLUSTRATES THE NEED FOR THE COUNTRY TO REGAIN GROUND ON THE EDUCATION FRONT IN ORDER TO COMPETE IN THE WORLD. BENNETT... More »

Layoffs Coming To Greenfield

by IPR News

January 27, 2011

(GREENFIELD) – CATERPILLAR IS PLANNING LAYOFFS AT IT‘S GREENFIELD DISTRIBUTION CENTER. THE REPORT TO THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INDICATES THE COMPANY WILL LAY OFF 84 WORKERS. THE LAYOFFS WOULD BEGIN MAY 1ST AND THEY WOULD BE PERMANENT. 155 WORKERS ARE CURRENTLY EMPLOYED AT THE PLANT IN THE MT. COMFORT COMMERCIAL PARK. (From Network... More »

Some Rural Post Office Branches Could Be Cancelled

by IPR News

January 27, 2011

(UNDATED) – U.S. POSTAL SERVICE OFFICIALS SAY IT‘S TOO EARLY IN THE PROCESS TO KNOW WHICH, IF ANY, INDIANA POST OFFICE LOCATIONS WILL CLOSE UNDER A NEW PLAN. OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED APPROXIMATELY 2000 RURAL OFFICES, NATIONWIDE, WILL CLOSE OVER THE NEXT 2 YEARS. INDIANA SPOKESWOMAN KIM YATES SAYS OFFICIALS WILL LOOK AT OFFICE ACTIVITY AND OTHER... More »

Ball State Basketball Summary

by IPR News

January 27, 2011

In sports … Billy Taylor’s Ball State men’s basketball Cardinals face fellow Mid-American Conference power Kent State, tonight (Thurs.)  at Worthen Arena. The game will be a face off of the 12-and-7 Golden Flashes who own a 3-and-2 record in the MAC East … good for third place. The Cards, meanwhile, have the best overall... More »

Vice President Biden visits Greenfield battery maker

by IPR News

January 26, 2011

Vice President Joe Biden visited a Hancock County lithium-ion battery maker today (WED) to reaffirm America’s commitment to clean, electric vehicles.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Biden visits Greenfield Photo: Ener1 CEO Charles Gassenheimer (speaking) and plant worker Wendy Howard (right) introduce Vice President Joe Biden (left) to the crowd on the factory floor. ... More »

Indiana Senate committee votes to limit teacher bargaining

by IPR News

January 26, 2011

One of Governor Mitch Daniels’ main initiatives in reforming education is getting support from a Senate Committee.  The panel voted seven-to-two to limit collective bargaining between teachers and school corporations.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Mike Loizzo reports. Loizzo — Teacher Bargaining More »

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