New subdivision in Marion

Marion officials announced that an Indianapolis-based house manufacturer will be building over 200 new homes in the Marion south side. Arbor Homes plans for a subdivision between 38th and 44th streets. Job growth in the region attracted the firm to the site, with a hope to appeal to Grant County workers who can’t afford existing housing within the county. A swimming pool and other recreation facilities and quick access to State Road 37 and Interstate 69 are highlighted as amenities of the project.

Rock throwing over I-465

The Indiana State Police are investigating rock throwing off an Indianapolis railroad overpass. Weekend incidents of rock throwing have been reported, with damage claims being investigated. The incidents occurred on a south side stretch of I-465, between Madison and Sherman Avenues. The rocks appear to have originated in the rail roadbed.

Yorktown bond issue delayed

The Yorktown Town Council delayed action on a bond issue proposal last night. A bond issue to fund a public works and parks facility will be addressed in a special meeting next month where financing can be addressed. While deferring most action until later, the council did sign off on design plans that would see the old Lions Club building converted into a street garage.

Student in hot water over coffee incident

A Wilson Middle School student faces expulsion after putting urine into a teacher’s coffee pot. The male eighth grader admitted to the act, which occurred in a teacher’s classroom. Principal DiLynn Phelps and Superintendent Marlin Creasy are issuing a letter to parents to state their commitment to not allow such types of behavior.

Honda vehicle recall

Honda Motor Corp. is recalling 165,000 vehicles from the 2005 and 2006 model years to deal with potential engine problems. The recall affects 2005 models of the Acura RL, TL and TSX sedans; 2005 Honda Accord coupes, sedans and hybrids; 2005 Odyssey minivans; and 2006 Ridgeline trucks.

Missing student's body identified

The body found in a Purdue Residence Hall has been confirmed to be the body of 19 Year Old Wade Steffey, missing since January. The Tippecanoe County coroner’s office ruled the cause of death as accidental. Purdue representatives say the body was discovered after someone heard a “pinging” noise coming from inside a high voltage utility room. A worker was called to investigate and found the body. During the earlier search process, the room was not examined as it was locked. An investigation continues, now focusing on how Steffey gained entrance to the room.

Architect enters Governor race

An architect plans to run for governor. Indianapolis Democrat Jim Schellinger Monday became the second Democrat to enter the race for the top executive office in Indiana. He joins Senate Minority Leader Richard Young Jr. of Milltown. Former U.S. Rep. Jill Long Thompson has stated that she will announce before summer her intentions for the Governorship.

Rollover accident

Delaware County Police report no serious injuries after a rollover accident on County Road 700-W and Bethel Avenue this morning. Police were called to the scene after 8:15 this morning. Traffic was temporarily backed up but resumed normal flow within 20 minutes.