McCormick Has Ritz In Election Sights

It’s official. Dr. Jennifer McCormick, the superintendent of Yorktown Community Schools, has announced her candidacy for Superintendent of Public Instruction. In a press conference at the Indiana Statehouse Thursday, the nationally-recognized innovator and leader in education outlined her goals’ including a system that strives for excellence rather than focusing on political squabbling.

No Crisis Mode At B.S.U.

Over at Ball State, the interim President is reassuring BSU employees that the university is operating smoothly and is not in crisis mode since the former President stepped down for an unknown reason. He says the university is not having fiscal problems and that he will meet with Trustees today to update the Board.

Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest

A traffic stop for speeding has led to the arrest of a Muncie man. 29-year-old Johntrell Vance was charged after being pulled over by an Indiana State Trooper. Vance is charged with driving while impaired, possession of marijuana and endangerment as he had two girls under the age of 18 in the car with him […]

New Anderson Plant To Start In Frebruary

Production at a new Anderson plant will soon begin. That’s the word from Greg Winkler, director of the Anderson Economic Development Department. Italian company “Sirmax” is set to begin production by the end of February. The company produces plastics used in “white goods,” such as appliances, and in the automotive industry and will hire 20 […]

Goodbye Ski-Hi

A Delaware County landmark could soon face the wrecking ball. Calling it “the most dangerous thing in the county”, Delaware County building Commissioner Steve Minnick says the decaying Ski-Hi Drive-In is coming down, since the owner hasn’t been able to restore or sell it. The drive-in was built 63 years ago, and hasn’t been used […]

Yorktown Superintendent To Make Announcement Today

A big announcement from the statehouse at 9 this morning, as Jennifer McCormick, the superintendent of Yorktown Schools, is expected to announce a challenge to Indiana State Superintendent Glenda Ritz in November. McCormick has a doctorate in educational leadership from Indiana State University, a master’s degree from Ball State and an undergraduate degree from Purdue. […]

Teen Driver On Trial In May

A teen driver charged with killing three people, including two Muncie sisters, will go on trial in May. 19-year-old Ethan Lee will face a Vermillion County jury for crashing his truck into a building on January second of this year. Court documents allege the driver was going at least 87 miles an hour when he […]

Four Arrested In Hartford City

Police arrested four people on drug and weapons charges in Hartford City. Charlotte Kellogg, Kyle Stephen and Marquel Randall are charged with robbery and battery of a man on Jan. 14th at a home on West Kickapoo Street. That victim is also charged with firing gunshots at Kellogg. Police say the man, Layne Mahon, believed […]

Third Evaluation Ordered For Anderson Man

An Anderson man who was shot by a police officer in July after allegedly shooting two others will undergo a third mental health evaluation to determine his competency to stand trial. Madison County Circuit Court 1 Judge Angela Warner-Sims ordered the evaluation of Atul Navalo, delaying his trial, which was scheduled to start Feb. 10. […]

Italy-Based Company To Headquarter In Anderson

The city of Anderson will be the home of the North American facility for Italian based company Italpollina, a world leader in the production of organic fertilizers. The company is investing $9 million in the first phase of construction and plans to hire 35 people with an annual payroll of $1.8 million. The company will […]