Youth Opportunity Center Makes Hires

The Youth Opportunity Center recently hired two new staff members: Elizabeth Kester as Director of Customers Relations, and Paul Ward as Spiritual Life Coordinator. Kester, of Ft. Wayne, joins the team with several years of experience in customer relations. Ward, of New Castle has more than ten years of experience in ministry, graduating from Indiana Wesleyan in 2007.

Ex-MCS Official Files Suit

A former official at Muncie Community Schools has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the district’s superintendent regularly made sexist, racist and intimidating remarks. The Star Press reports the lawsuit was filed Friday on behalf of the former human resources director for MCS. It cites more than two dozen instances of alleged “inappropriate” behavior. The district says it had investigated the allegations and found them to be unsubstantiated.

Donnelly Reacts To Defense Bill Signing

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly’s provision requiring a comprehensive strategy from the White House to confront the threat posed by North Korea was signed into law today by President Trump as part of the annual national defense bill. Donnelly, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said, “North Korea and the Kim regime pose a serious threat to our national security. Now that the defense bill has been signed into law, the Administration has 90 days to bring to Congress its strategy to confront this threat.

Miracle On 34th Street This Week In Portland

Jay County Civic Theatre’s 40th anniversary year celebration concludes this weekend with four performances of “Miracle on 34th Street” the musical. Shows happen at 7pm. Thursday, the 14th, Friday the 15th and Saturday the 17th, plus at 2pm on Sunday. The Theatre is located at 131 E. Walnut Portland. Tickets: $7 for students and $10 for adults.

Federal Lawsuit Filed Regarding MCS Superintendent

A former human resources director is suing Muncie Community Schools, claiming that Superintendent Steven Baule regularly made sexist, racist and intimidating remarks. Kathy Ray’s federal lawsuit cites inappropriate, severely offensive and intimidating conduct. MCS says when Ray’s complaint was brought to their attention; they investigated and found the charges to be unsubstantiated.

Muncie Man Facing Battery Charges

A Muncie man is facing battery charges. Police say Frederick Allen was brought to the South Council Street residence by a female resident. A younger occupant of the home told Allen he had to leave and that’s when Allen pulled a knife and attacked. Allen was being held in the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.