Indiana Files Suit Against Big Pharma

The State of Indiana is suing Purdue Pharma, a major manufacturer of opioids. The company is accused of encouraging over-prescribing and using misleading tactics in order to get doctors to prescribe its drugs. The State claims Purdue Pharma violated state law by underselling the risks of addiction and overstating the benefits of opioids for chronic pain.


For the eighth time in four years, Muncie Community Schools has a new CFO. Bradley T. DeRome was approved for the hire by the school board Tuesday night. He has been business manager and treasurer of Jay School Corporation in Portland, which has an enrollment of 3,130, since 2000.

Peckinpaugh Out As Animal Shelter Director

The head of the Muncie animal shelter is out of a job after a recent run-in with the law. Phil Peckinpaugh had been appointed by Mayor Dennis Tyler in 2012. Peckinpaugh was arrested last month for invasion of privacy concerning a woman from Yorktown. He was cuffed on a similar charge in May. The county prosecutor is considering Peckinpaugh’s case.

‘Men Who Cook’Event Raises $90K

In its fourth year, Old National Bank’s 100 Men Who Cook event raised a mountain of money for the Community Champions Fund. $90,000 will head to the fund to help support not-for-profits, civic, business, and government groups aimed to making the community a safer place to live, work and play. The event has raised more than $320,000 since its inception.