The Indiana Department of Transportation has sued 3M Corporation in Hartford City for land along State Road 26. INDOT officials want the land to widen the highway in the area, and 3M rejected an offer of $18,500 for the parcel. The Blackford County Commissioners and Hartford Equipment and Salvage have also been named in the suit as parties that might be interested in the land.
A countywide chamber of commerce could be coming in Jay County. Chambers of commerce in several of the countys smaller communities are considering a merger. The proposal could take up to a year to complete.
Muncie Mayor Dan Canan has appointed a new deputy Community Development director. Barbara Taylor replaces Ron Anderson, who was recently promoted to CD director.
Union City Mayor Roger Hoover has appointed a former mayor to the citys board of public works and safety. Perry Miller joins Hoover and Greg Harshman on the board.
The Randolph County Commissioners and County Council hold a joint meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday. The boards will discuss what to do about the aging Randolph County Courthouse. The previous commissioners board voted in 2005 to tear down the old courthouse and build a new one on the same spot. The commissioners then rescinded the decision after a huge outcry in the community.
Muncie City Councilman Sam Marshall wants another term as an at-large council member. Hell announce his re-election campaign at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Delaware County Democratic Party headquarters.
The Family and Social Services Administration call center planned for a former Marion middle school could be up and running by fall. The Marion School Board could vote on a lease agreement next week. 250 people will be employed at the center.
Marion Mayor Wayne Seybold held his State of the City address at the Meshingomesia Country Club Thursday. He says the city needs to raise the bar for education as it has for economic development.
The new chairman of the Marion City Councils ordinance committee says he plans to meet with opponents of a property maintenance ordinance to work out a compromise on the proposal. Del Garcia says he wants feedback on the plan. Opponents of the ordinance have repeatedly claim that the council wouldnt listen to them.
A 15-year-old Marion High School student is blamed with damaging a water sprinkler in a storage room area in the schools industrial arts department Thursday. The incident damaged records and memorabilia stored in the room. Police say school officials are dealing with the incident internally.