Madison County Seeks Road Work Funding

Madison County is seeking a $1 million Community Crossing grant for several road projects from the Indiana Department of Transportation. A Madison County engineer says the money will be used for four road projects. The county’s grant request falls in the second of two INDOT grant-application periods this year.

Big Hit For Muncie Meth Market

Delaware County sheriff’s deputies say they’ve thwarted a Michigan man’s aspirations of selling large quantities of crystal meth in the Muncie area. The 24-year Grand Rapids man was arrested early Tuesday. The Star Press reports that he’s been charged with dealing after deputies seized about a pound of the drug.

Developer Buys Another Anderson Apartment Complex

Pennsylvania development company, Millennium Hill, has purchased the former Chase Apartments on East Tenth Street in Anderson. One of the company partners says Anderson should have some quality housing comparable with what is in Fishers and Noblesville. Last year, Millennium Hill purchased and remodeled the former Arbor Village Apartments, renaming the complex Parq on Eighth Street.

ARF Announces ‘Jeff’s House’

The Animal Rescue Fund facility in Muncie is taking on new residents. ARF’s new sanctuary is named “Jeff’s House” and it will serve for elderly pets and animals with special needs. Donations were made by longtime ARF supporters Dave and Ann Marie Ross., and the house is named after their son Jeff, who died of cancer.

Stabbing At A Summer Music Camp

A 17-year-old is being charged as an adult for a stabbing during a summer music camp in Bloomington. Indiana University Police say it happened at the music annex building when a 13-year-old girl suffered cuts to the hands and legs during the incident.

Three Wise Men Property Up For Auction

The Broad Ripple building where Thr3e Wise Men Brewery used to be located is going up for auction next month. According to Inside Indiana Business, the auction will include restaurant and bar equipment, a liquor license and even furniture — which would make it easier for the next restaurant to take over.

Muncie Sanitary District Administrator, Local Businessman Indicted

Indictments have been handed up against Nicole Grigsby, the District Administrator for the Muncie Sanitary District, and Tony Franklin, the owner of Franklin Building, and Design. According to the U.S. Attornies Office, they’ve been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, making false statements, and falsification of documents in a federal investigation. The 44 year old Grigsby, of Muncie, and 60 year old Franklin, of Yorktown, were arrested Tuesday morning without incident. The arrests are part of a multi-year and on-going investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service, into the payment of kickbacks in exchange for public works projects and other corruption-related matters in Muncie that have resulted in federal cases, including United States v. Craig Nichols, United States v. Tracy Barton, United States v. Jeff Burke, and United States v. Rodney Barber. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany J. Preston who is prosecuting this case for the government, Grigsby and Franklin face up to 20 years’ imprisonment if convicted of all charges.