Long's salaries prompt questions

Questions still remain about the money former Anderson Community Schools Superintendent Tim Long makes from the school system.  He earns $124,000 a year as a construction consultant, on top of the $109,000 a year he now makes as superintendent of the Jay School Corporation.  School board members defend the arrangement, while others wonder about the expense.

Dealership apparently closes

Payton Wells has closed all of its Anderson locations according to the Anderson Herald-Bulletin.  The closure came as a surprise yesterday as cars were used to block the dealership’s entrances.  There is speculation that the closure is temporary.

Woman charged after domestic incident

A Muncie woman faces battery and neglect charges after a Wednesday evening fight with her boyfriend.  Holly Dietz, 21, allegedly grabbed the man by his groin, kicked him in his shins and bit him during an argument.  The couple’s daughter was lying in a room just a few feet away from where the fight occurred, leading to the neglect charge.

Car found in river; driver nowhere to be found

Muncie police are looking for the person or persons whose car ended up in the White River near Bunch Boulevard Thursday night.  The car, with its lights on, was facing upstream in water that nearly covered the tires.  Officials believe the car was southbound on Wolfe Street, crossed Bunch Boulevard and went over the river levee and into the water.  It’s also thought that the people in the car got out and walked away.

Naming rights for new YMCA

We could learn the name for the new Grant County Family YMCA under construction in the Marion Coliseum during the organization’s annual meeting on Monday.  Officials are keeping the name under wraps, but they apparently set up an arrangement for naming rights similar to the new Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Traffic signal out of commission in Marion

The flashing traffic signal at 5th and Washington streets in downtown Marion is out of commission for the next three to four weeks.  Someone ran over the controller box for the controller box Thursday morning.  Stop signs have been placed at the intersection for the time being.  City officials have been talking about completely removing the stop light.

No decision yet in disputed race

A hearing in a recount appeal for the Grant County Council District Two race won’t take place until April.  Democrat Dan Brock ended up tied with Republican Myron Brankle after a recount.  Brock then sued, claiming some ballots that were rejected should’ve been counted.