IU Health/Meridian Services Announce Partnership

04.23.14

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A new partnership has been announced between two organizations that are committed to children receiving the most efficient, effective medical care possible. IU Health Ball Memorial Physicians, located at 205 North Tillotson Avenue in Muncie will begin collaborating with Meridian Health Services later this summer and will be renamed Meridian Health Pediatrics. The partnership with Riley Hospital for Children will continue.

No Pay For Suspended Edgewood Officer

04.23.14

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An officer suspected of causing a deadly accident while driving on prescription pills will not be paid during his administrative leave. The Herald Bulletin reports that the Edgewood Town Council has voted unanimously on the decision to halt the salary of Officer James D. Foutch, who was already suspended from duty since the accident on April 6 that killed 23-year-old Jesse Sperry. Foutch faces felony charges that include operating while intoxicated causing death.

“Drug Take Back Day” Is This Saturday

04.23.14

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It’s a push to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft. Collection sites will be set up for expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked. Citizens wishing to participate in the program may drop off their prescription drugs at any Indiana State Police Post throughout the state this Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Madison/Tipton Only Local Counties Receiving FEMA Funds

04.23.14

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FEMA funding has been granted to assist in cost incurred by January’s severe winter storms. The major disaster declaration will allow grants for 19 counties. Unfortunately, nearly all of east central Indiana was denied the funding. The lucky few here to receive the assistance are Madison and Tipton. The state can now also request assistance for additional counties.

Property Taxes Due Soon; With Options To Pay

04.23.14

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Spring Property Taxes for Delaware County residents are due Monday, May 12th. The County Treasure’s Office says you can pay at the office, at several local banks, mail it in or make your payment through the county website at co.delaware.in.us. For those that want to pay in person, the Treasurer’s Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:00.

Sentence Upheld For Hospital TV Bandit

04.23.14

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A man who stole two flat-screen TVs from a hospital waiting area had his conviction and sentence upheld on Monday. The 12-year sentence for the Jan. 6, 2013, theft at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital will stand for 42-year-old James O. Clark. He was convicted in April 2013 of the theft along with charges of theft and robbery for another incident. The footage of Clark committing the crimes was caught on hospital surveillance cameras.

State GOP Convention To Bring People (and $) To Fort Wayne

04.23.14

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Details of the State GOP convention in Fort Wayne are coming into focus, including the headline speakers. Fox News host and former Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee will address delegates and other attendees. Allen County Republican Chairman Steve Shine says the event will bring about two thousand people to the city. Tourism officials say it could mean as much as $350 thousand dollars in new money for Fort Wayne.

You Can Own A Piece Of Basketball History

04.23.14

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You have a chance to own a piece of Hinkle Fieldhouse history in June. Butler University and People for Urban Progress will be selling several hundred seats that have been removed from the Fieldhouse during the ongoing renovations. An exclusive pre-sale will be held June 6th for Butler men‘s basketball season ticket holders. The seats are $100 each and will be on sale at the CUE farm at Butler.

Student Use Of iPads Down 30%

04.23.14

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A Ball State University survey finds that the number of college students using tablets is on the decline. Michael Hanley is director of Ball State University‘s Institute for Mobile Media Research and says the number of students who use tablets has dipped from 30-percent. That‘s when iPads first came out. Hanley says that‘s because an increasing number of students believe tablets are more suitable for entertainment rather than academic and educational purposes. Hanley says tablets are most popular with those in the 25 to 45 year age range.

Lilly To Buy Novartais For $5.4 Billion Cash

04.23.14

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There has been a major development in the science of preventing and treating diseases in pets, farm animals, and even farmed fish. Eli Lilly has announced an agreement to purchase Novartais Animal Health for approximately $5-point-4 Billion. The all-cash transaction will strengthen and diversify Lilly‘s own animal health business, Elanco. When Lilly completes the acquisition, Elanco will be the second-largest animal health company in the US and globally.

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