MCS Hires Administrator Assistance

Muncie Community Schools has signed a contract with Administrator Assistance. The emergency management firm will continue to run the MCS district at a cost of nearly 60-thousand dollars a month.  Ball State assumed control of the financially recovering district July 1, when it appointed a seven-member school board to replace the five-member elected board.

Harrison College Closes Its Doors

An Indianapolis college shut down after 116 years, leaving students in three states scrambling for answers. Harrison College closed its doors Sunday on campuses in Ohio, North Carolina and here in Indiana. In a statement, the school says they are working with transfer and teach-out partners, plus the State, and are trying to devise a plan for student re-location.

Toughening The Laws On Phone Solicitation

Indiana lawmakers are looking into toughening the state’s regulations for telephone solicitation to combat unwanted, and often illegal, sales calls. Nearly 4,000 telephone solicitation complaints have been filed with Indiana’s attorney general’s office so far this year. One lawmaker says he wants to expand the liability for unwanted telephone solicitations to include executives of the companies making such calls.

Cleaning Up The White River

Hundreds of volunteers took to the banks of the White River Saturday as part of the annual White River Cleanup. 300 volunteers cleaned up over 15 miles of the River over the weekend. The event has been responsible for removing more than 96,000 pounds of trash and more than 600 tires from the river in the past 10 years.

House Goes Up In Flames In Muncie

It was a ball of flames. That’s what city firefighters say they arrived to find at 705 N. Mulberry Street in Muncie early Friday morning. The place was engulfed and was running so hot it melted vinyl on a home across the street. Neighbors tell the Star Press the place had been used as a drug house and was boarded up on several occasions. No injuries reported.