Eldorado Buys Caeser’s – Includes Hoosier Park

In a cash-and-stock deal valued at $17.3 billion, Eldorado Resorts Inc. is buying Caesars Entertainment Corp. – including Hoosier Park in Anderson. 60 casinos and resorts will now be held under a single name, and the combined business will be called Caesars. If approved by gaming regulators and shareholders, it will create the nation’s largest gaming operator.

MCS To Hire New CEO July 1st

Muncie Community Schools will hire a new Director of Public Education and CEO on July 1. The MCS Board of Trustees will meet to discuss and vote on the hiring during the 6pm meeting in the Muncie Central High School auditorium. The vote occurs on the one-year anniversary of MCS’ new partnership with Ball State University.

Grant County Searches For Accused Molester

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department is asking for your help in locating a man wanted for child molestation. Police say 19-year-old Carnelius Williams, faces charges of strangulation and three counts of child molestation. Williams is approximately 6’1″ and weighs around 140 lbs. If you have information about Williams or his whereabouts, call 765-662-TIPS.

Muncie Mom Accused Of Neglect & Battery

She’s accused of neglect and battery: Charges face a Muncie mother after she allegedly slapped her nine month old daughter because she thought the child’s father cared more about the youngster than about her. When 32-year-old Chantel Spradlin told the child’s father what had happened, he called police, as Spradlin tried to get the phone away from him. She’s charged with neglect and battery.

Madison/Henry Counties Mull Regional Jail

The discussions about a regional jail facility have been escalating. The possible facility would serve for both Madison and Henry counties, and it could feature 800 beds. Officials met with a State Representative last week to discuss the process, and a tentative meeting is set for 6 p.m. June 27 in New Castle.

Open Door’s Mobile Unit Making Muncie Stops

Open Door’s mobile unit is making some stops in Muncie: Open Door Health Services will partner with local agencies and non-profits this summer to ensure children have access to immunizations and school physicals. The Open Door Mobile Unit team will offer immunizations and physicals at a series of Muncie partner sites this week and through July 31. The first two are June 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Southern Pines (4110 S. Pinewood Dr.), the second is July 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Earthstone Terrace (3500 Juniper Ln.)

ISU’s Declining Enrollment Means A Reduced Budget

Indiana State University’s enrollment decline means less tuition revenue and a reduced general fund budget for 2019-20. The ISU board of trustees Friday approved a nearly $188.9 million general fund for 2019-20, down from $195.3 million in 2018-19. Earlier this year, officials projected an enrollment decline of about 4 percent.

Don’t Expect The Rain To Stop Any Time Soon

It’s been a wet summer so far, and do not expect the rain to stop any time soon. David Call, a meteorology professor at Ball State University, says climate change may be to blame. Call says that with climate change, the planet gets warmer and puts more moisture in the air. The long-range forecast calls for continuous rain throughout the summer.

Babies No Longer Need A Ticket

Starting this year, the Colts have made a move to make going to a game more affordable for parents. Children 24 months and younger will no longer need a ticket. Children 25 months and older will still need a regularly-priced ticket. The Colts will celebrate Family Day at the Colts-Browns preseason game on Sunday, August 17.