Marion Mayor Wayne Seybold makes his annual State of the City address Thursday at noon at the Meshingomesia Country Club. Economic growth and keeping the city clean will be among the main topics in his speech.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has approved a timeline for the transfer of Hoosier Parks ownership from Churchill Downs to Centaur LLC. The timeline for transfer of the Anderson track to Centaur includes a public hearing during the commissions meeting on February 27 beginning at 9 a.m.
The Delaware County Commissioners are now getting updates from their appointed boards during commissioners meetings. Representatives of the county airport authority told the commissioners Tuesday they want to do things with the airport to stimulate economic development in the community. They also informed the commissioners that Michael Lynn will take over as airport manager next month, replacing the retired Carl Simmons. Lynn has been the deputy executive director of operations and maintenance at Capital City Airport in Lansing, Michigan.
New Castle police are looking for the man who held up nine people at a card and pool hall at 123 North Main Street Monday night. The man fired a shot into the ceiling and took everyones money. He was wearing a dark sweatshirt with red lettering, Carhart blue jeans and a black baseball cap with a crown emblem.
The North Madison County Public Library System is adding computer classes. Everything from digital pictures to operating a computer will be covered. Call the library for more information.
Marion officials say parking will be banned along Washington Street between 41st and 43rd streets. Cars parked in the area have created vision problems for drivers. The ban wont take effect until construction on the west side of the Indiana Wesleyan University campus is completed. Construction workers dont have anywhere else to park.
The owner of Breakers Billiards in the White River Plaza in Muncie says Delaware Countys smoking ordinance is forcing him out of business. Felix Lukenbill requested a variance from the countys smoking ordinance that the commissioners rejected.
Westfield now has an acting fire chief. Gary Southerland is filling the position vacated when Keith Smith resigned to become Carmels fire chief.
Noblesville police have charged an Indianapolis man in an Anderson womans stabbing death. Bryan Harper, 26, allegedly stabbed Carrie Kendall, a 36-year-old quadriplegic, to death during an apparent burglary designed to steal a TV set and prescription medication. Kendall was apparently staying with friends when the incident occurred. Harper is being held in the Hamilton County Jail without bond.
Tuesday morning’s commute was a little dicey thanks to what Indiana State Police Sgt. Rod Russell called a “potpurri” of factors. Light snow and freezing temperatures combined with standing water from recent heavy rains caused several problems. There were several crashes, including one on State Road 32 near Priest Ford Road in Delaware County that saw some power and telephone lines knocked down. The highway was closed for several hours while repairs were made. High water also blocked several state highways in the region, including State Road 26 both east of Upland and Hartford City and State Road One south of State Road 28.