The Marion City Council has elected new leadership for 2007. Ward One Councilman Dave Homer was elected president. He replaces Del Garcia, an at-large councilman who held the position last year.
The Muncie Sanitary District Board of Directors decided to keep the same officers during a reorganization meeting Tuesday. Bill Smith will continue to serve as president while Mark Miller will serve as vice-president and Teresa Ford as secretary.
A total of over $1.4 million in grants is being sought by Anderson officials for brownfield cleanups of abandoned industrial sites. $1.2 million from the Environmental Protection Agency would be used to create a revolving loan fund program that would fund the assessment, cleanup and demolition of brownfield sites. Meanwhile $230,000 from the Indiana Finance Authority would go toward assessing the cleanup of petroleum-related brownfield sites like abandoned gas stations and fuel supply depots.
A Yorktown man was seriously injured in a Muncie crash Monday night. Shawn Wilson, 25, crashed his pickup truck head-on into a tree near the intersection of Centennial Avenue and Bennett Street. Police believe alcohol and excessive speed were factors in the crash.
A Muncie restaurant surprisingly closed over the weekend. Muncie Aviation officials found the keys to Vinces Restaurant in an envelope outside the door to their office when they arrived for work yesterday. Theyre now looking for a new tenant for the restaurant. It’s also likely gift cards from the restaurant won’t be honored by the new owners.
Noblesville police have charged two men with breaking into a laundromat and trying to steal a coin machine. Mikel Faith, 35, and Earl Smith, 52, were apprehended after an officer saw them inside the Sunshine Center while on patrol. Both men were caught after a short pursuit.
The longtime track photographer at Hoosier Park in Anderson died unexpectedly at his home last Saturday. Jim Linscott was 54. The Jagers Funeral Home in Athens, Ohio is handling funeral arrangements.
Mississinewa school officials are planning to renovate the science labs at Mississinewa High School. The school board took several steps last night to begin the construction process, which includes a new classroom. A January 15 public hearing is also planned.
A 19-year-old Noblesville woman is charged with taking money from her employer. Lindsay Tutusko faces nine theft counts for allegedly writing up bogus purchases of used clothing from customers at a Fishers store and then keeping the money for herself.
Muncie Mayor Dan Canan has named deputy Community Development Director Ron Anderson as the new CD director. He replaces Jerry Thornburg, who died December 17.