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Fixing Indiana’s Protected Persons statue

by IPR News

October 29, 2010

Delaware County court officials are working with two Muncie-area lawmakers to fix a legal loophole … that came to light in a set of sexual abuse cases prosecuted in the county’s courts.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Protected Persons More »

Progress Rail Services brings 650 jobs to Muncie

by IPR News

October 29, 2010

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels joined Muncie officials today on Cowan Road to welcome a new company who will bring a fifty million dollar investment and hundreds of new manufacturing jobs to the city.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Progress Rail Services brings jobs More »

Gov. Daniels will announce new jobs in Muncie on Friday

by IPR News

October 28, 2010

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels will visit Muncie tomorrow for a job announcement that will bring hundreds of jobs to the area.  The Indiana Economic Development Corporation has scheduled an 11 A-M announcement at the former A-B-B building on Cowan Road.  The 740,000 square-foot plant closed in 1998.  The Muncie Star Press reports that the announcement will... More »

Politicians stop in Muncie to meet voters before Election Day

by IPR News

October 28, 2010

Candidates for both the Republican and Democratic parties are in Muncie today, reaching out to voters ahead of Tuesday’s election.  Democratic state treasurer candidate Pete Buttigieg spent time at the intersection of McKinley and Riverside on the Ball State University campus, handing out hot dogs and chatting with college students.  Buttigieg says even students need... More »

Legislative committee recommends law changes for religious daycares

by IPR News

October 27, 2010

A legislative study committee is recommending the Indiana legislature pass new laws requiring licensed religious child care centers to meet some of the same safety guidelines as non-religious ones.  Currently, non-religious daycare centers are required to lock up poisons and medications, be trained in CPR, have proper immunizations, and have employees drug-tested.  These rules don’t... More »

Delphi to spend $28 million in Kokomo

by IPR News

October 26, 2010

Delphi Electronics and Safety will spend $28 million revamping its operations in Kokomo.  Company officials say Michigan-based Delphi will update its manufacturing and research equipment.  It will also build an engineering lab.  The company says the move will consolidate its fourteen hundred employees in Howard County… but does not create new Delphi jobs.  The Kokomo... More »

Clarian to change name of Ball Memorial Hospital and all hospitals

by IPR News

October 26, 2010

Clarian Health has announced today that Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie will have a new name next year.  Beginning in early 2011, the facility will be known as Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital.  Clarian president and CEO Daniel Evans, Jr. says all Clarian hospitals will receive the name change to align with the Indiana... More »

Engine maker Cummins supports fuel efficiency standards

by IPR News

October 25, 2010

Officials with Columbus-based Cummins say they favor new fuel efficiency standards being proposed by the Obama Administration.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Stan Jastrzebski reports the large engine manufacturer plans to make changes, but can’t increase efficiency on its own. Jastrzebski — Cummins & Fuel Efficiency For more stories from Indiana Public Broadcasting, please visit their news... More »

September 2010 Unemployment Report

by IPR News

October 22, 2010

Indiana’s unemployment rate fell slightly in September to 10.1 percent — the sixth straight month of double-digit unemployment.  About 298,000 Hoosiers were unemployed last month.  Despite the drop in unemployment, Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development says total private sector employment fell by 7,500 jobs in September.  Still, DWD Commissioner Mark Everson says any drop in unemployment... More »

Congressional Series: 8th District

by IPR News

October 21, 2010

Today, Indiana Public Radio and Indiana Public Broadcasting continue our congressional series with the 8th district.  When U.S. Senator Evan Bayh announced his retirement last February, a game of musical chairs for his seat began.  Current Congressman Brad Ellsworth is running for Bayh’s seat, which leaves the 8th district seat open.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Micah... More »

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