Grant County United Way officials are re-evaluating their fundraising efforts. Theyre far short of the $1 million goal at $550,000. They now want to beat last years final amount of $610,000.
Madison Circuit Court Judge Frederick Spencer has denied a request from a former Marion firefighter to shorten his sentence on charges of crimes against children. The attorney for Josh Cunningham claimed nothing more than a four-year presumptive sentence was needed in this case. Spencer ruled that the appellate court system should be allowed to take its course.
A remonstrance petition drive in Sheridan against a $25 million bond issue for the school system has succeeded in stopping the project. The money wouldve paid for a new elementary school and renovations to the middle and high schools.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has approved the sale of Andersons Hoosier Park. Churchill Downs will sell its controlling interest to minority partner Centaur Incorporated.
Jay County High School will get a new tech center. The Jay School Board voted this week to allocate $200,000 for the project. The center will be located where English classes are now taught.
The woman who helped an inmate get out of the New Castle Correctional Facility says she was tricked into getting him out of jail. Jared Bailey apparently forged documents indicating he was being transferred to the Marion County Jail. Indiana Department of Correction officials continue to investigate the incident. The woman’s name hasn’t been released.
An Indianapolis woman was killed in a Carmel crash Tuesday morning. Judith Ogden, 61, died about an hour after the three-vehicle accident at Westfield Boulevard and 111th Street.
The U.N.I.T.E.D slate won Ball States student government elections Tuesday. The margin of victory was around 300 votes over the Vote Bare slate. The new Student Government Association President will be Betsy Mills. The slate will be inaugurated March 21st.
A second Muncie teenager is being held in a shooting that occurred December 20. Najee Montgomery, 18, is charged with robbery and possession of marijuana. Montgomery and Deandre Ledsinger are accused with robbing Bradley Chappelle in his home. During the incident Chappelle retrieved his own gun and shot Ledsinger in self-defense. Montgomery then left the scene. The robbery apparently stemmed from a planned marijuana sale.
Inside Indiana Business reports that Delphis days are numbered in Anderson. Four separate layoff deadlines for this spring have been announced at Delphi Plant 20.