Area businessman Dave Ring is officially in the running for Delaware County commissioner. He and volunteers snatched up 648 signatures in less than two weeks. That puts him up against Republican incumbent Commissioner Shannon Henry and Democratic Party candidate Jason Donati in the contest for the District 3 commissioner seat. The county voter registration office certified the signatures.
Jeff Lang, a longtime area community leader, is the 2018 Campaign Chair for the United Way of Delaware County. Lang stepped in after Ball State University Miller College of Business Dean Jennifer Bott, who had accepted the role last year, left for a job at the Western Michigan University. Lang follows Casey Stanley, who helped raise nearly $1.5 million.
About $1.5 million in improvements at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport in Fishers have wrapped up ahead of schedule. The Indianapolis Airport Authority recently announced that the work was completed at the airport primarily used by smaller planes. The updates included resurfacing and extending Taxiway A to match the overall length of the runway, installing LED lighting and repainting runway markers.
Authorities in Allen County have made an arrest related to the 1988 cold case death of 8-year-old April Tinsley. 59-year-old John Miller, of Grabill, was arrested Sunday after reportedly admitting to the murder of the young Fort Wayne girl.
The new Muncie School Board will have its first meeting tonight after undergoing a day’s worth of training and orientation to prepare them for the job ahead. Currently none of the members have any school board experience. Their training will last from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the alumni center.
Noblesville Schools are improving security. Superintendent Beth Niedermeyer says new security measures include metal detector wands, tripling the School Resource Officers, more surveillance equipment, and mental health support.
Madison County Council President Anthony Emery says the council will review the budget in one day on August 16. Emery says all departments and officials are to keep their budget requests at 2016 approved amounts. Current budget requests for 2019 exceed 45-million-dollars.
A Muncie man has been arrested while walking in a southside neighborhood with his daughter. Police responded to reports of a man with a backpack going into vacant homes and found Joshua Guy Little carrying meth and paraphernalia. Little is charged with possession and child neglect.
A Hartford City woman has been arrested after failing to convince officers someone had planted meth in her purse. Kristin Machel Barger is charged with possession after police and a community corrections officer did a compliance check at her home and found the substance and paraphernalia.
Anderson Trustee John Bostic has asked the city council to include funding for the Trustee’s Youth Center & field house as a permanent part of the budget. Bostic requested the funds be drawn from the city’s share of Hoosier Park Casino’s slot machine taxes.