Anderson Hospital Opens New Surgery Pavilion

St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital has a brand new Surgery Pavilion. Hospital officials were on hand Sunday to guide visitors through its 8 new operating rooms and 23 patient care areas during an Open House. Doctors say the facility is state-of-the-art and cost about 27 million dollars. Hospital President Tom VanOsdol called the pavilion the […]

Muncie Man Held After Punching/Kicking Girlfriend

A Muncie man stands accused of breaking into his girlfriend’s home and attacking her. 43-year-old Jerry Kirk Foust Jr was charged with residential entry and domestic battery. According to police reports, the woman told officers she and Foust had been arguing about a parenting issue earlier in the day. The disagreement became out of control […]

Scooter Drivers Will Have a New Tax

Delaware County Council members approved requiring motorized scooters to be subject to wheel tax after splitting their vote yesterday along party lines. The three Republican council members attempted to cut the charge or stop the scooter addition completely but were outvoted by four council Democrats. The tax provides about a million dollars each for the […]

The State is Calling For the Immediate Suspension of Judge Bennington

The state’s disciplinary panel for lawyers and judges is seeking the immediate suspension of Muncie’s City Court judge. The Judicial Qualifications Commission filed 13 misconduct charges last week against Dianna Bennington, including using a racial slur against the girlfriend of her children’s father. Delaware County Prosecutor Jeff Arnold says he can’t in good conscience file […]

Races To Watch In Blackford & Jay Counties

In Blackford County, races to watch, a tense battle for County Auditor between Judith A. Confer, Republican and Jennifer K. Henderson, Democrat, and for Blackford County Sheriff Jeffrey C. Sones, Republican and Rikki R. Rhodes, Democrat Worth mentioning, Blackford Community School Board Member, District 1 Thomas I. High = Jesse E. Huggins Jr. = Brett […]

World’s Most-Expensive Burger?

It’s being called the world’s most-expensive burger! The “Glamburger” contains the obligatory Kobe beef patty from Japan and black truffle, however, this one throws in lobster, beluga caviar, venison, a duck egg and edible gold leaf. Chris Large, head chef at Honky Tonk in London, created the monstrosity that will set you back $1,768.

Mt. Summit Man Arrested On Meth-Related Charges

A Mt. Summit man has been arrested as the result of a three month long investigation. 45-year-old Bruce Shoaf has been charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Precursors and Possession of a Schedule II Substance, all three Class “D” Felonies. When arrested, Shoaf was also found to be in possession of pills and marijuana, […]

Indiana Mayors Seek Help To Reduce Violence

Mayors from around Indiana are trying to curb violence, starting at the preschool level. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard says he‘s been in conversations with mayors from around Indiana, and the country about a “needs-based” preschool initiative. Ballard is reaching out to part of Indiana‘s congressional delegation, asking Susan Brooks, and Andre Carson for help with […]

Company Expands, Bringing 300 Jobs To Northeast Indiana

More than 300 jobs are coming to northeast Indiana. Shared Services Center Fort Wayne announced plans to expand. The Lutheran Health Network affiliate provides services, including processing insurance claims, billing and customer service for hospitals in the region. The company is moving to a new Fort Wayne location as part of the expansion. The center […]

Convicted Sex Offender Accused Of Forgery

A convicted sex offender has been accused of forging checks he stole from senior citizens he did odd jobs for. Matthew Landon Bowling, of Yorktown, went to the police department on Monday and confessed to the crimes. An officer reported that he admitted to stealing one of the victim’s checks while feeding her dog. Bowling’s […]