Indiana’s manufacturing sector experiencing longest expansion in state history Indiana’s manufacturing industry is experiencing the longest expansion of employment in state history, according to the 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card from the Ball State Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) and Conexus Indiana. The report indicates here in Indiana, both manufacturing and logistics continue to expand.
SERVE week is underway now thorugh Friday. More than 450 children, youth and adults who live in Muncie are taking part rehabbing homes, picking up trash, visiting nursing homes, painting local parks, cook and giving away free food. There are also free block parties, work with non-profit agencies, and clean ups around the community. The event is put together by Union Chapel.
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Jun. 13, 2018 1:54 PM CST
Ball State Federal Credit Union, a full service financial institution with a main office, student center branch, and ATM locations to serve members in Muncie and Yorktown, has announced a rebranded look, logo, website and tagline. The new logo is a part of the credit union’s effort to update the brand and connect more effectively with members and the community. The tagline, “Helping Cardinals Reach New Heights,” reflects the genuine commitment to do whatever it takes to serve the best personal and financial interest of its members and potential members.
A Muncie man has been sentenced to 20 years for serious injuries he caused while shaking his infant son. 26-year-old Michael Crook Jr. signed a plea agreement in the case and pleaded guilty to aggravated battery. He also acknowledged he is a habitual offender. Under the terms of the plea deal, the 20-year term was the maximum sentence possible.
A Muncie man who is charged with confining three residents and participating in torture has been released after two years of incarceration. Benitez L. McCullum and co-defendant Robert A. Walton face 25 charges including aggravated battery. McCullum allegedly struck a victim with a shovel while Walton used a nail gun to torture a woman. McCullum’s lawyer’s request to release him was granted under a program that lets authorities track defendants with GPS devices. McCullum’s trial is scheduled for August 4th and Walton’s on July 9th.
The president of the Alexandria City Council has submitted his letter of resignation. President Jeff Bryan made the submission, effective July 1st, to the City of Alexandria on Monday. Bryan has not been active in government affairs in recent months due to ongoing health issues.
A Muncie man is being held in the Delaware County jail after police say he abducted his former girlfriend, tried to drown her in White River, and then tried to electrocute her. 32-year-old Christopher Ray Warfel is charged with more than a half dozen crimes. Bond is set at 72-thousand dollars.
More than 100 people attended the Much Better Together forum for Ball State’s strategic planning initiative last night at the Horizon Convention Center. President Geoffrey Mearns and BSU staff led a discussion and the sharing of ideas and opinions that will help guide the university into becoming a better partner with the Muncie community.
A freight train derailment in Princeton, Indiana has prompted an evacuation after a fire broke out in several train cars. Rail operator CSX says that one of the cars carrying propane had a release. No injuries have been reported and authorities are investigating what caused the derailment.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is planning to relocate the monument dedicated to Anderson High School students who died in World War 1. The Chapter’s regent, Cecilia Calvert had been looking for service projects with historical significance and decided the relocation in its centennial year would be perfect. Calvert and John Dick have discussed plans to move the obelisk to Maplewood Cemetery this fall. Local businesses and people are also fundraising to pay for the 5-thousand-dollar move.