Highway project focus of discussion

A public meeting is planned for 5 p.m. Thursday in Winchester to discuss a project along State Road 32 between U.S. 27 and Randolph County Road 300 East.  The meeting takes place at the Winchester YMCA on Washington Street.  INDOT officials redesigned the project after local residents voiced concerns about land requirements.  They say the […]

Trio hurt in crash

Three people were hurt in an accident at State Road 67 and Tyson Road in Jay County Wednesday.  Police say Brittany Schlater, 16, pulled into the path of Amanda Hartman.  Schlater suffered back pain and cuts while Hartman, 26, suffered internal injuries.  A passenger in Schlater’s car, Christopher Martin, 16, suffered facial cuts but declined […]

Dangerous intersection sees another crash

There was yet another accident at the Muncie Bypass and Centennial Avenue Wednesday.  Police say a car driven by Patricia Gullett, 80 of Selma, was westbound on Centennial and pulled into the path of an northbound car driven by Nancy Harter, 61 of Mooreland.  Both women complained of pain and were taken to Ball Memorial […]

Hat officially in ring

A Muncie banker is now running for a city council at-large seat. Mike King announced his candidacy for a Democratic nomination Wednesday. King ran unsuccessfully for a Delaware County Commissioner seat last year.

Rezoning on hold

The Madison County Commissioners have tabled a rezoning plan that would allow Irving Materials Incorporated to expand its mining operation along State Road 67 in Pendleton.  There are questions about how state law may affect the proposed expansion.

Errington to go under the knife

Muncie State Senator Sue Errington will have outpatient surgery at Saint Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis Thursday to repair an injury sustained when she was mugged outside an Indianapolis convenience store last week.  Errington has a fractured cheekbone that could cause muscles to droop and nerve damage if it’s not repaired.

Landfill won't be fought, at least officially

JM Corporation will keep its permit to operate the Mallard Lake Landfill without a fight from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.  IDEM officials say they won’t appeal a court decision restoring the landfill permit.  Negotiations continue for a potential buyer for the landfill, and construction could start later this year.

New jobs in Middletown

A Henry County community is back in the pillow manufacturing business. Ohio-based Down Rite International has opened a pillow factory in the former West Point Stevens building in Middletown. West Point Stevens also manufactured pillows in the building until going bankrupt a year-and-a-half ago. Down Rite currently has contracts to supply pillows for the Martha […]