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  • Beijing-based manufacturer to build in Greenfield, create 441 jobs ($52,000/yr in Indiana)

    04/12/2017 5:27:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Reporter ^ | April 12, 2017 | Samm Quinn
    GREENFIELD — A Chinese auto-parts manufacturer plans to build in Hancock County, bringing about 441 new jobs by 2021. BeijingWest Industries Co., which designs and builds brake and suspension systems, announced plans Wednesday to construct its first production facility in the United States in Greenfield’s Progress Park, closing a deal that’s been in the works for more than six months and marks one of the largest developments — in terms of jobs and investment — the city has seen in recent years. The facility, roughly 275,00 square feet, will be among the largestmanufacturing facilities in Greenfield. The company will invest...
  • EPA: US Steel leaks chemical into Lake Michigan tributary

    04/12/2017 2:35:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 12, 2017 4:05 PM EDT
    A spill at a U.S. Steel plant in northern Indiana that sent wastewater containing a potentially carcinogenic chemical into a Lake Michigan tributary was apparently caused by a pipe failure, the steelmaker said Wednesday. Tuesday’s spill of an unknown amount of wastewater led to the closure of two beach areas at the scenic Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and prompted a local water utility to stop drawing water from the lake out of “an abundance of caution,” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said. U.S. Steel said a preliminary investigation shows an expansion joint failed Tuesday in a pipe at its Portage,...
  • Drew Peterson reportedly attacked in prison

    04/12/2017 11:19:14 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies ^ | 4/12/17 |
    Convicted wife-killer Drew Peterson reportedly was jumped by another inmate at an Indiana prison -- only about a month after the Illinois ex-cop moved to the new facility for security. The inmate, who was not identified, attacked Peterson with a food tray on March 29 in a dining area of the maximum-security federal facility in Terre Haute, a source told The Chicago Tribune. Peterson wasn’t seriously hurt and was separated from the prison's general population afterwards.
  • Wabash Valley officials, truckers oppose tolls on I-70

    04/12/2017 12:12:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Terre Haute Tribune-Star ^ | April 1, 2017 | Dave Taylor
    For some, the possibility of tolls on Interstate 70 across Indiana is going over like a flat tire. But Republican lawmakers who control the legislature say they could help fund new driving lanes and only those who use the road would pay for them. “I think it’s totally unfair,” said Judy Anderson, president of the Vigo County Board of Commissioners. “I don’t think we would be supportive at all.” Pending legislation would let the governor place toll lanes on interstates and bridges, subject to federal approval. Many Vigo County residents commute to jobs in Indianapolis and a large number of...
  • Indiana Toll Road asks drivers to 'Put the Phone Down'

    04/11/2017 11:02:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    WNDU 16 ^ | February 27, 2017 | Travis Robinson
    When you're driving, there's a good chance you've seen someone on the phone, and maybe you've even been that person. Fifty-seven percent of American drivers admit to being on their phone while driving. Indiana Toll Road construction for the 80/90 Push project is just about halfway done. They expect to be finished July fourth, but in order to do that, they need workers to stay safe. So they're trying to cut down on those numbers. It really is difficult to put a dent in those numbers because we're all on-the-go. On top of that, you probably haven't met anyone who...
  • Subaru to create up to 600 jobs at Indiana plant

    04/11/2017 12:50:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | April 11, 2017 | Jiji Press
    LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Jiji Press) — Major Japanese automaker Subaru Corp. said Monday that it plans to hire up to 600 people at a factory in Indiana. The company will create the jobs in line with its plan to boost the factory’s annual production capacity from 394,000 units at present to 436,000 units in the summer of 2018, officials said. Indiana is the home state of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who once served as governor of the U.S. Midwestern state. As a good corporate citizen, Subaru hopes to contribute to the local economy in terms of employment, according to Subaru...
  • Group protests use of Gary Airport for deportations

    04/08/2017 11:00:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Northwest Indiana Times ^ | April 7, 2017 | Phil Wieland
    GARY — About 50 people gathered at the entrance to the Gary-Chicago International Airport Friday to protest the use of the airport to carry out the deportation policies implemented by the Trump administration. Frigid winds whipped banners and signs bearing the simple words "No Wall," "No Ban," "No Deportation" and "Resist." Other signs touted the need for job creation, not deportation. The protest was held at the airport, which organizers said is where people arrested as illegal immigrants are brought in buses from Northwest Indiana and the Chicago area by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office to be deported....
  • Tool company's $12 million expansion to create 77 jobs in New Haven (Indiana)

    04/06/2017 10:08:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The News-Sentinel ^ | April 7, 2017 | Kevin Leininger
    Good economic news just keeps on coming for New Haven in the form of a $12 million, 77-job expansion by Continental Diamond Tool Corp. According to an application for tax incentives to be considered next week by New Haven City Council, the maker of cutting and grinding products will build and equip a new 112,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at 10801 Rose Ave. The company's current facility, the application states, needs repair and "is roughly 25 years old . . . (we will) lease it to another manufacturer to whom the building is suitable (and) we will be building a new, state-of-the-art...
  • Third Senate Democrat pledges to support Trump's Supreme Court nominee

    04/02/2017 1:47:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 2, 2017 | Erin Dooley
    A third Senate Democrat has announced his intention to vote for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. "After meeting with Judge Gorsuch, conducting a thorough review of his record, and closely following his hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, I believe that he is a qualified jurist who will base his decisions on his understanding of the law and is well-respected among his peers," Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly said in a statement. Donnelly joins Democratic colleagues Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who both pledged last month to vote to confirm Gorsuch,...
  • Police: Man tased after striking officer, yelling ‘Allah Akbar’ in Goodwill scuffle

    03/29/2017 5:24:14 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 41 replies ^ | March 28, 2017, 3:52 pm Updated: March 28, 2017, 11:35 pm | Staff Reports
    MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) — One man is facing charges after he struck an officer for attempting to restrain him following a commotion in Muncie. It happened just before 2 p.m. Saturday inside a Goodwill store when officers were responding to a call for a fight. Upon arrival, officials found 24-year-old Khalid Bilal confronting store employees. According to reports, Bilal then went on to break an officer’s hand after an attempt to place Bilal into custody. Bilal was later tased after charging another officer that arrived on scene. After the tasing, the officer was eventually able to corral Bilal into handcuffs....
  • Boat-seat maker to expand, add 140 jobs (Indiana, $15/hour)

    03/25/2017 4:00:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Journal Gazette ^ | March 24, 2017 | Sherry Slater
    An Elkhart-based manufacturer is expanding its presence in New Haven. Lippert Components Manufacturing Inc. will invest more than $15 million to build a 300,000-square-foot factory at Edgerton and Ryan roads, according to a filing with Allen County's Department of Planning Services. The company will move in about $4 million in equipment, retain 185 jobs and add 140 positions paying $15 an hour on average, according to the filing. Plans call for vacating Lippert's facility on Nelson Road as operations are consolidated. The company makes seating for pontoon boats. For more on this story, see Saturday's print edition of The Journal...
  • This Woman Voted For Trump But Now The Government Is Deporting Her Husband

    03/23/2017 3:47:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | March 23, 2017 | David Mack
    A Mexican man who entered the United States illegally almost 20 years ago is set to be deported on Friday, amid an uptick in detentions by immigration agents emboldened by President Donald Trump — whom the man’s own wife voted for. Roberto Beristain, 43, has been in the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers since he was detained on Feb. 6 in Indianapolis, department spokeswoman Leticia Zamarripa told BuzzFeed News. The Mexican national, who owns a steak restaurant in the Indiana town of Granger, arrived in the country in 1998 before being detained two years later and...
  • Winning Powerball ticket sold in Lafayette, Hoosier Lottery confirms

    02/23/2017 7:32:38 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 23, 2017
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning Powerball numbers have been drawn for the jackpot that’s climbed above $400 million for the first time in nearly three months. The numbers are 10-13-28-52-61 and Powerball 2. The game’s website says one winning ticket was sold in Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery confirmed Thursday morning that the ticket was sold in Lafayette.
  • Tech firm Levementum planning to add 175 high-wage jobs ($88,000 a year in Indiana)

    02/22/2017 1:17:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Indianapolis Business Journal ^ | February 22, 2017 | Staff
    Arizona-based tech firm Levementum LLC, which opened an Indianapolis office less than a year ago, announced expansion plans Wednesday that include creating as many as 175 jobs in Indiana over the next five years. The customer-relationship management consultancy, which has 11 Indiana employees, plans to move in March to a 5,000-square-foot office space in The Union 525 building at 525 S. Meridian St. in downtown Indianapolis. The company has been housed in co-working spaces in Fountain Square and Fletcher Place with some employees working remotely. Indiana economic development officials said the company plans to hire consultants, developers and strategic account...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Obama’s Feds Tried to Hack Indiana’s Election System While Pence Was Governor

    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials tried to hack Indiana’s state electoral system with at least 14,800 “scans” or hits between Nov. 1, 2016, to Dec. 16, 2016, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. The attacks are the second confirmed IT scanning assault by DHS officials against states that resisted then-President Barack Obama’s attempt to increase federal involvement in state and local election systems by designating them as “critical infrastructure” for national security. Members of the National Association of Secretaries of State voted Saturday at their winter meeting to oppose the designation. They are asking President Donald...
  • Police: Indiana Grandfather Killed by Drunk, Illegal Alien Without Driver's License

    02/17/2017 4:42:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | February 16, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    By all accounts David Kriehn, of Noblesville, Indiana was a good person. He was a gentle and caring man. “A good person,” Harry Straut told television station WTHR. “They guy you liked to hang out with as well as work with.” Mr. Kriehn was a former missionary – who managed Famous Dave’s, a popular barbecue joint near Indianapolis. “Dave was an inspirational leader,” Straut told the television station.” He was the kind of leader who put others ahead of himself – a great American. On Feb. 12th Mr. Kriehn was driving home from work in the wee hours of the...
  • Police on scene serving warrant at Delphi home [Indiana]

    02/16/2017 6:43:10 PM PST · by grame · 54 replies
    WLFI-TV Lafayette, In ^ | 2-16-17 | Alexandra Kruczek
    DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) — Indiana State Police have a large presence at a home in Delphi serving a search warrant. Sgt. Kim Riley tells News 18 state police are serving a search warrant at a home on the 11000 block of Bicycle Bridge Road in Delphi. Riley said police are taking tips and information related to the double-homicide case, and this investigation is related to leads they received through that case. No arrests have yet been made. A News 18 crew at the scene reports a majority of investigators left the scene just before 8 p.m. A few investigators still...
  • ‘I’m Still All Trumped Up’ Bellwether county thinks the new president is doing just fine

    02/13/2017 5:26:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | February 13, 2017 | Adam Wren
    TERRE HAUTE, Indiana—On the first Saturday of Donald Trump’s presidency, as protesters and marchers stormed the nation’s capital and cities around the country, Dick and Jane Ames threw a party. Four days earlier, they visited a Party Mania store and purchased two big red balloons, $11 apiece, one in the shape of the number 4 and the other in the shape of a 5. For $50, they purchased a cardboard cutout of the guest of honor. Jane, 74, prepared a tantalizing, if at first blush random, spread of food. She whipped up a tamale casserole, a tossed salad with tomatoes,...
  • Chilis Cancels Planned Parenthood Fundraiser After Pro-Life People Complain

    01/27/2017 7:04:03 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 1/27/2017 | Steven Ertelt
    Chili’s restaurants has cancelled a Planned Parenthood fundraiser that was being held at locations across two states after pro-life people complained. In an exclusive report a yesterday, Chili’s restaurants in two states were coming under fire from pro-life advocates for giving 15% of patron’s meal purchases to the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Earlier this week the Planned Parenthood abortion business affiliate in Indiana and Kentucky posted a promotional code its supporters could use to request that Chili’s donate 15% of the pre-tax meal purchase to benefit the abortion corporation. According to the image the abortion company posted, its supporters...
  • Chilis Restaurants in Two States Giving 15% of Your Meal Purchase to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    01/25/2017 10:16:26 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 73 replies ^ | January 25, 2017 | Steven Ertlet
    Chili’s restaurants in two states are coming under fire from pro-life advocates for giving 15% of patron’s meal purchases to the Planned Parenthood abortion business.Earlier this week the Planned Parenthood abortion business affiliate in Indiana and Kentucky posted a promotional code its supporters could use to request that Chili’s donate 15% of the pre-tax meal purchase to benefit the abortion corporation. According to the image the abortion company posted, its supporters can bring the voucher to any of the identified Chili’s locations participating in the give back program. The voucher is good weather people purchasing food at Chili’s dine in...