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Carmel-based Heartland acquires Splenda, plans expansion
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Howard County youth workers discuss culture of poverty, how to break cycle
KUO director Jeff Newton shares insights at Indiana Youth Institute forum
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Boone County's broken bridges: Nearly two dozen in poor shape
One of the bridges, carrying CR 950 E over Mounts Runn, is 122 years old — and in better shape than many of the newer bridges on the list
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Perry County sheriff resigning to join Perry County Development Corp.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Amazon fish found in Mississinewa Reservoir
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Elkhart's Nautic Global Group is for sake
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
AM General misses on contract for new $6.7 billion military vehicle contract
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Lower assessment for CVS store could be first of many, Monroe County officials fear
Refund amount unknown, but just for 2013, the property assessment will decline more than $1.3 million
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
EDITORIAL: Using all our tools to fight drugs
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
EDITORIAL: Indiana legislators should comply with public access laws
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Purdue shows off first legal hemp fields in decades
Grown commercially in Indiana in the early 1940s to supply fiber for the resource-drained military, crop has been illegal to grow since a 1970 ban
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Gasoline prices to fall after Whiting refinery restarts unit
Could drop by up to 50 cents a gallon over the next two weeks
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Muncie group wants to facilitate networking, support among start-ups
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Divided Delaware County Council joins local Regional Cities Initiative
Projects could include riverfront development and a cultural trail in Muncie as well as unspecified projects in Henry and Madison counties
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
$50 million mixed-use Indianapolis project on Mass Ave ready to move forward
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Indianapolis tech firms chase talent with sharp creative, communication skills
Product managers are in shortest supply, observers say
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Western wildfires affecting Indiana by maybe taking away funds to fight blazes
12 Hoosier employees currently fighting fires out West
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
RV shipments down in July, but 2015 shipments are higher than 2014
Manufacturers say they’ve shipped almost 10,000 more units so far than were shipped last year at this time
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Greenfield to increase nonprofit funding to $200,000 annually
Funding comes out of the city’s share of the county economic development income tax fund
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Hitting the road in Hancock County: Census shows majority of residents leave county for work
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
47,000 Hoosiers at risk of losing SNAP benefits
Able-bodied SNAP recipients without children now required to show they are working or participating in an approved training program an average of 20 hours per week
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Brothers' overdose deaths prompt Penn-Harris-Madison policy change
Shields students from school discipline when they seek medical help for themselves or others in connection with drug or alcohol abuse
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Switzerland County artist's entry chosen for Indiana bicentennial medal
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
North Manchester considers higher-end housing
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Wabash County joins Huntington County in seeking workforce development grants
Competing for one on eight $250,000 state grants
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Rising drug use drives Indiana communities to adopt needle exchanges
State’s “bare-bones public health budget” provides little money for HIV testing and few treatment resources for drug addicts, IU official testifies
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Suburbs topping Indianapolis in chase for high-end jobs
Lack of growth in city is a problem for the region’s future, because urban centers are the primary places high-growth startups in advanced industries locate
Monday, August 24, 2015
OPINION: More deportation follies
Because of our strict legal immigration policies, poorer folks have little choice but to come here illegally
Monday, August 24, 2015
Pacers receive Indianapolis CIB approval for $50 million practice facility
Monday, August 24, 2015
Study finds downtown Anderson grocery store could generate $65,000 weekly
Monday, August 24, 2015
Poll: Americans wary of standardized testing
This was the first time the survey was able to report the opinions of blacks, whites and Hispanics because of the addition of the Web-based poll
Monday, August 24, 2015
New Albany City Council generally receptive to homelessness plan
More than 500 estimated to be without homes in Clark and Floyd counties
Monday, August 24, 2015
No more money, Union County warns local health clinic
Monday, August 24, 2015
EDITORIAL: Teacher shortages? Reformers once again blame teachers
Monday, August 24, 2015
Law professors say local civil rights ordinances better than federal regulations
Monday, August 24, 2015
Addiction series: A doctor with an addiction
"I thought I was invincible. I was a doctor. They can't do anything to me."
Monday, August 24, 2015
OPINION: Winners and losers created by government
Eye on the pie
Monday, August 24, 2015
Indiana's LGBT civil rights debate still simmers in cities throughout state
Front line moving from Elkhart and Goshen to Statehouse
Sunday, August 23, 2015
State Theater in South Bend goes up for sale again
Restoration, remodeling estimate: $1.5 million to $2 million
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Addiction series: Regulating Indiana's abuse of prescription drugs
Task force purpose is to “significantly reduce the abuse of controlled prescription drugs and to decrease the number of deaths associated with those drugs in Indiana”
Sunday, August 23, 2015
EDITORIAL: Vision that brought I-69 can build bridge
Sunday, August 23, 2015
EDITORIAL: Build a bridge to better road funding
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Lake County judge wants education for jailed juveniles
Believes tweens and teens should be taking classes and keeping current on school work while confined
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Ball State University president concerned about enrollment
On-campus enrollment declined slightly last fall as school  continued its emphasis on quality rather than the quantity of the student body
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Carroll County leaders aim to combat rise of prescription painkiller, spice use
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Lafayette Theater is staging a comeback after two entrepreneurs lease venue
Aim to bring city's music scene to a new level, one national act at a time
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Hancock County court getting new video system
County funded jail setup will reduce need to transfer prisoners, low-level offenders
Sunday, August 23, 2015
IU finding ways to expand musical reach
Sunday, August 23, 2015
China most common homeland of IU's international students
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Heroin deaths rise in Monroe County
Coroner, police logs attest to widespread problem of drug abuse
Sunday, August 23, 2015
INDOT: Monroe County roads key to I-69 project
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Community Health Network to build $8.6 million health pavilion in Anderson
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Homicides on the decline in Muncie and Delaware County
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Illinois firm to move HQ to Merrillville, create 55 jobs
Saturday, August 22, 2015
IUN profs: GIS software could boost Northwest Indiana economy
"Those people relocating businesses, those expanding businesses and existing businesses" will all be able to find the information they need in one spot, professor says
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Fact or fiction: Is there enough downtown Richmond parking spaces?
Saturday, August 22, 2015
IU Art Museum provides cultural haven for visitors
Saturday, August 22, 2015
B-17 bomber leaving Grissom Air Museum in pieces
Will eventually be reassembled in Museum of Aviation in Macon, Georgia
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Rushville's Hometown Collaboration Initiative focusing on local economy
Saturday, August 22, 2015
The battle to keep the lights: Clean Power Plan affecting local economy
The most recent layoffs were more than 120 miners employed at Sunrise Coal, located on the Carlisle Reserve in Carlisle
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Indiana sets a record for private-sector employment with 2,614,800
Surpasses previous record established in March 2000
Saturday, August 22, 2015
EDITORIAL: Indiana needs to raise the bar on education
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Peru's new $5.3 million solar park powers up
Expected to produce around 4,500 megawatts of energy each year to be placed on the city’s local electric distribution system
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Indiana schools report 6,805 bullying incidents in 2014-15
However, not all corporations have reported data
Friday, August 21, 2015
South Bend clerk's email is among those in Ashley Madison hack
Friday, August 21, 2015
'Did we go to far?' County prosecutors seek tougher penalties for drug dealers
19 counties plagued by opiate abuse have initiated efforts to begin needle-exchanges to ward off HIV and stop the spread of Hepatitis C
Friday, August 21, 2015
No ISTEP results puts schools in bind on how much they wind up paying teachers
Friday, August 21, 2015
New rail bridge could mean big development for Daviess County
Friday, August 21, 2015
Indiana looks to help ex-convicts find work
About 1.5 million Hoosiers have a criminal record
Friday, August 21, 2015
Talon Products announces 120 jobs, $13.5 million headquarters in Elkhart County
Friday, August 21, 2015
Tom Crean continues to top IU salaries, earning $604,858
Friday, August 21, 2015
Monroe County health officer declares hepatitis C emergency
Heroin poisonings resulting in trips to IU Health Bloomington Hospital have also increased by more than 50 percent every year for the past three years
Friday, August 21, 2015
Men -- a couple at least -- begin in new roles at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
School going co-ed on its 175th anniversary
Thursday, August 20, 2015
As quarter-finalist in national contest, Terre Haute has eyes on $3 million prize
Career advancement program is geared toward addressing job retention, expansion and attraction
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Northwest Indiana RDA approves Porter County airport funds for expansion
Will consider $12.9 million grant request from East Chicago for projets in and around marina
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Northwest Indiana July home sales add to 2015 rebound
Thursday, August 20, 2015
A growing problem: State Dept. of Health lays out initiatives to combat obesity
Almost exactly two-thirds of Hoosiers, 67 percent, are classified as either overweight or obese, making Indiana the ninth-most overweight state in the nation
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Ivy Tech considering $3 million, 20,000-square-foot indoor farm in South Bend
Would partner with Portage's Green Sense Farms
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Vincennes University Research Center promotes hands-on learning
One of the ways founding director hoping to get students involved in the research process is by hosting a series of public policy debates this fall
Thursday, August 20, 2015
DNR looking for strategic plan proposals from the public
Forestry division, which supervises 156,000 acres of forest across 12 state parks and recreation areas, has proposed a universal entrance fee for all state parks
Thursday, August 20, 2015
State spending $9 million on one-stop business portal
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Fishers-based startup plans to hire 56 in expansion
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Delaware County to give East Central Indiana RDA another look
So far Henry County only participant in proposed six-county Regional Cities Initiative
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Experts testing I-65 bridge repair plan for northbound lanes in Lafayette
Center pier on the northbound bridge sank 9 inches after crews drove into the ground steel piles to widen it, according to INDOT
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Purdue students overflow to temporary housing
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Michigan City task force plans to address outdated internet data
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Jeffersonville's River Ridge megasite receives certification, could land automaker
Label makes 1,700-acre site more attractive
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
'We're truly blessed:' Match Day brings in $400,000 for Hancock County nonprofits
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Elkhart City Council head backs idea of LGBT executive action; mayor quiet on notion
No timeline has been set in the possible overhaul of city’s human relations ordinance
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Brown County health director favors needle exchange program
“I believe we have to be more proactive,” Dr. Norman Oestrike says
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Lawrence County Concert Association hopes to draw regional audiences
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Seven counties share $90,294 from Indiana Arts Commission grants
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
EDITORIAL: Praise for Pence's decisions
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Report outlines Northeast Indiana region's top transportation projects
The 54 proposed projects in 13 counties would cost roughly $4 billion
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
COMMENTARY: 'Your Life Matters' - A critique of Indianapolis program
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
New homes rise from vacant lots in South Bend
Project offers low-income residents housing, support
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Bed, Bath & Beyond closing South Bend store
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Proposal seeks 'living wage' for South Bend city employees
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
South Bend to allow home-schooled students in athletics
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Gasoline to stay high with Whiting refinery shutdown: Prompts calls for price-gouging probe
GasBuddy.com called increase "one the worst hikes in prices ever seen at the pumps"
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
E-cigs might be sold to Delaware County jail inmates to help control behavior
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Valparaiso University plans expanded science campus
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Tallian calls it quits in run for governor, leaving John Gregg as lone Democrat
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
For a fifth time, Marion fails to win Stellar Communities designation
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Green BEAN Delivery knocks on Lafayette's door
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Police cite impatience in I-65 37-mile detour deaths, wrecks
About 26,000 vehicles per day have been routed north off I-65 at the 141 mile marker in Boone County onto U.S. 52, Indiana 28 and U.S. 231 North
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Indiana Grown is statewide initiative aimed at promoting agriculture here at home
State late to the local food movement: More than 35 others have similar branding programs
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Elkhart, St. Joseph and Marshall counties join forces for Regional Cities Initiative
Just two Indiana regions will ultimately share in the $84 million available
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
A stellar day: Crawfordsville earns designation, pathway to funding
Mayor said it is a goal to attract professionals to Crawfordsville and to keep residents in the 20- to 35-year-old demographic
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Ashley in line for plant that make fuel products from recycled plastic
Steuben County Commissioners agree to $500,000 interest--free loan if company comes
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
COMMENTARY: Indiana legislators opt out of open records law - again
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
EDITORIAL: No-tax pledge haunting Indiana legislators
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
COMMENTARY: Good economics requires humility
Monday, August 17, 2015
Purple Vetch seeks $3.5 million in leveraged finance from Shelbyville
Monday, August 17, 2015
USDA expects massive drop in Indiana's soybean, corn harvest
Corn yields expected to decline 20 percent from last year's record with soybeans dropping 9.3 percent
Monday, August 17, 2015
U.S. Steel to lay off 1,100 workers in Alabama
Monday, August 17, 2015
OPINION: What leads to hikes in federal interest rates?
In the end, it is primarily calculus, not ideology that drives these decisions
Monday, August 17, 2015
Crawfordsville and North Liberty named Stellar Communities
Monday, August 17, 2015
EDITORIAL: Spend the surplus to fix the Hoosier roads
Monday, August 17, 2015
Kokomo's Metco Inc. announces expansion plan for production, employment
Monday, August 17, 2015
Tourism interlocks with economic development to drive millennials to Hoosier cities
Attracting them requires tailoring a message to their tastes and trends
Monday, August 17, 2015
COMMENTARY: Indiana Department of Child Services makes strides in lowering caseloads
Monday, August 17, 2015
For rent in Richmond: 147-year-old building, just two owners
Monday, August 17, 2015
COMMENTARY: Is the door slamming on open state government?
Monday, August 17, 2015
Volunteers in Medicine's mission shifts as more patients get insurance
Those with new coverage often need help navigating health care system
Monday, August 17, 2015
EDITORIAL: A detour in following the money of Indiana's elected officials and candidates
Monday, August 17, 2015
RAMP training: from homeless to the factory floor in Lafayette
16-week program is designed to prepare people who’ve been out of work for months for stable, assembly line positions
Monday, August 17, 2015
Area businesses join 'Indiana Grown' program
Monday, August 17, 2015
OPINION: Irrational exuberance emanates from Statehouse
Eye on the pie
Monday, August 17, 2015
Hancock County authorities say 'people are dying' of heroin abuse
New local officers to target drug use
Monday, August 17, 2015
Purdue generates more patents than Harvard, Duke
In 2014, school tied with the National Taiwan University for 16th worldwide in the number of patents
Monday, August 17, 2015
From Germany, with love to sister city Jasper
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Logansport police seeing fewer mopeds on city streets since new law went into effect
Over 180 Cass County mopeds registered with BMV per new law
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Gary cops feel August heat as death toll rises
Sunday, August 16, 2015
EDITORIAL: What's the point of standardized tests if not to improve instruction?
Sunday, August 16, 2015
More trauma centers likely on the way in Northwest Indiana
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Indiana suburban schools better off than urban in new state budget
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Gary reels under rising homicide rate
Of city's 38 homicides so far this year, 58 percent are believed to be drug or gang-related, police say
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Regional projects set for Delaware and surrounding counties - but is support there?
Council members expressed concerns about local governments giving power to a board that included few elected officials
Sunday, August 16, 2015
OPINION: Who actually pays taxes?
The statutory taxpayer is rarely the one who really pays a tax
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Hoosiers still struggle to gain access to public records
Even in era of electronic requests and records, obtaining information can be cumbersome
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Kosciusko County Council moves on pullet tax abatement
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Child neglect cases in Fayette County close to topping 2014 numbers
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Downtown becomes center of Shelbyville's attention
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Beacon hopes 'Blue Zones' can boost health in South Bend, Elkhart
Community collaboration required for project
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Stage is being set for northern Mishawaka business growth
Beacon Health System plans $15 million health and lifestyle center
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Northeast Indiana gets glimpse of Wabash as part of Regional Cities Initiative
Field trips to the 11 participating counties designed to highlight success stories in respective areas, along with their plans for the future
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Addiction Series: From Florida to Indiana, a cocaine addict's journey
In 2013, Indiana had the 17th highest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States
Sunday, August 16, 2015
New cold-press oil company is taking off near Converse
Using a process that's virtually unheard of and rarely practiced in the U.S. to make canola and sunflower oils

Saturday, August 15, 2015
USDA helps Indiana, Ohio and Michigan farmers protect Lake Erie
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Indiana attorney general backs ESPN in records fight with Notre Dame
Argues that the university's security police department incident reports are public records.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Knox County development group seeking highest-rated shovel-ready status
Looking to collaborate with Gibson and Sullivan counties for worker training in heavy equipment operations
Saturday, August 15, 2015
IU trustees give approval for Downtown Evansville medical school;
State Budget Committee approval is final step
Friday, August 14, 2015
Richmond men inspect White House chimneys
Friday, August 14, 2015
Lawmakers not open to Pence's pricey Statehouse doors
Friday, August 14, 2015
Ivy Tech defends low graduation rates to lawmakers, higher education commission
Friday, August 14, 2015
Report: La Porte County and Northwest Indiana not getting fair share of INDOT funding
Commissioners hear plan to turn county home into independent housing for the elderly
Friday, August 14, 2015
Climbing to completion: Work on Pulaski County adventure park continues
Friday, August 14, 2015
Northbound I-65 bridge in Lafayette closed until mid-September
One end of the center bridge pier sank 9 inches between 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and noon Friday
Friday, August 14, 2015
Trine University marks third year of record enrollment growth in 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015
Clark County Commissioners formally adopt HIV epidemic declaration
Could allow the county to establish a needle exchange program
Friday, August 14, 2015
Indiana Youth Survey finds Hoosier teens picking up e-cigarette habits
"What we can gather is that students have this misconception it’s somehow safer than smoking a cigarette,”
Friday, August 14, 2015
IU's new engineering program wins approval
Friday, August 14, 2015
Bloomington City Council will be asked to ban plastic grocery bags
“We would rather preserve customer choice,”Kroger spokesman say s
Friday, August 14, 2015
30-year mission: Story inspired couple to grow corn to feed the hungry
170,000 bags of high protein corn have been shipped around the world
Friday, August 14, 2015
Columbus Avenue Harvest Supermarket to close in Anderson
Friday, August 14, 2015
Big question: Is Mounds Lake reservoir dead if towns opt out?
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Hoist Liftruck plans to add up to 500 jobs in East Chicago within next 7 years
Jobs will pay an average of $55,000 a year and the company will invest around $50 million
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Whole Foods opens in Schererville Sept. 23
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Lake Station exit on Indiana Toll Road reopens after two years of repair
Thursday, August 13, 2015
July 2015 visitation down, but gambling revenue up for Tropicana Evansville
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Shelbyville adds artistic touch to parking spaces
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Vincennes University breaks ground on 'signature building'
Thursday, August 13, 2015
ISU launches 'It's on Blue' campaign to stop sexual harassment, violence
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Downtown Michigan City streets will be converted to two-way traffic
Thursday, August 13, 2015
TIF funding reported as strong, but is spending smart in New Albany?
City says districts are solid, but local State Rep. Ed Clere questions use of such funds
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Area northeast of the city of Huntington petitions for annexation
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Monroe County among 53 counties granted disaster declaration after wet summer
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Bedford Stellar Communities project to rehab downtown building into arts center
Thursday, August 13, 2015
EDITORIAL: HPV vaccination could save your child's life
Thursday, August 13, 2015
No-tax pledge clouds road funding debate in Indiana
INDOT says it needs $7 billion over next decade for state's existing bridges and roads
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Many Yorktown residents against proposed Mounds Lake reservoir
Ball State economist says economic impact to area will not be great enough to justify cost which he estimates could near $1 billion
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Floyd County Council votes against joining Regional Development Authority
Will not be joining 31 other counties in Regional Cities Initative competition
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Wasted time? Commuters talk cost of I-65 detour in Lafayette
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Free bus route for Logansport in the works
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Study: 24 percent of teens 'almost constantly' online
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
EDITORIAL: The cycle of life and economics in Hoosier farming
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Northwest Indiana casinos get big win in June-July 2015 revenue reports
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Lake County sheriff's officers doubling patrols on Gary streets to battle murders
The city has lost 28 officers since the beginning of the year, many to better-paying departments, officials said
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
$1.3 million grant extends IU East help to first generation college students
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Residents invited to look over plans, offer ideas in person for Parke County seat
Priorities include residential infill, downtown revitalization, town growth, a thoroughfare plan and sidewalk network and developing a capital improvements plan
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Warsaw-based OrthoWorx announces resource study for industry and universities
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Western Boone school buses escorted through intersection because of I-65 bridge closure
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
South Bend startup at front of IT trend
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Amish on bikes creating safety concern in Daviess County
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Rook Security plans to add 132 jobs in Indianapolis
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Rising Sun casino owner proposes $650 million development in Indianapolis
Would build gambling, housing, retail center near old Indianapolis airport terminal
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
German firm chooses Indianapolis for North American expansion
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Valparaiso council approves Community Civility Counts resolution
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Indiana tax revenue lower than expected in July 2015
Tuesday, August 11, 2015






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