Business

Photos Around Town On April 1st During COVID-19

By: Mike Rhodes, Editor-in chief, MuncieJournal.com— This morning I decided to venture out and take some photos around town. I put on my MEDIA lanyard, grabbed my box of latex gloves, filled the car up with gas and just drove around for a while. Pretty drab outside today, but the weather is supposed to be nicer tomorrow. For the most part, I noticed many people were following CDC guidelines. That’s good!            

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Indiana Michigan Update Regarding Energy Service

 Statement of Toby Thomas, President and Chief Operating Officer of Indiana Michigan Power, updating communities in the I&M service territory regarding delivery of energy service during the coronavirus pandemic:  Thank you for this opportunity to update the community about the status of Indiana Michigan Power at this crucial time.  I&M does not anticipate any interruptions in our service related to the coronavirus. I&M’s No. 1 focus is on the health and safety of our customers and employees as our teams…


Muncie Community Organization Statements on Coronavirus, Part 2

Updated Editor’s Note: We have been publishing community statements from local organizations regarding the coronavirus as a community service.  There have been so many, the original page is quite lengthy. So, I am beginning a PAGE 2  for the latest statements I receive. Come back to this page to check and see if new ones have been added. Newest items received will be added at the top of this article. (Newest to oldest as you scroll down.)   The original…


MITS  Schedule Modification

By: Amanda Price— Muncie, IN—Muncie Indiana Transit System (MITS) is announcing a modification to service in response to COVID-19. This modification will take effect Monday March 30, 2020. Due to the restrictions on travel and businesses that have closed/shortened their hours, MITS will be running an enhanced Saturday schedule until further notice. This means that Monday thru Friday all routes will begin at their normal Monday thru Friday start times (some adjustments will be made to ensure the service is…


Muncie’s Tallest Christmas Tree Is Lit Again

By: Meridian Health Services— Muncie, IN—Under the direction of Meridian Health Services, and with the partnership of Jay Crew Landscaping and Indiana Michigan Power, Muncie’s tallest Christmas tree was lit again last night and will remain lit every night from dusk until dawn as a symbol of community hope and collaboration. “We have hundreds of superheroes on the front lines of this crisis,” said Hank Milius, president and CEO of Meridian. “Our hope is that this may help provide belief…


Dr. Greg Pyle: Dental Visits and Your Baby’s First Year

By: Greg Pyle, DDS— This is the second in a series of articles about ensuring your baby’s proper growth and development. Once your baby has turned 6 months old, you can expect to see baby teeth erupting. The first teeth to erupt (come in) are usually the lower front teeth.  However, it’s not that uncommon for other teeth to erupt first. Baby teeth will continue to erupt for the next 2-3 years. Remember, the baby teeth are very important and…


Jason May Insurance Agency: Prepare Your Home For Spring Storms

Presented by: Jason May Insurance Agency— Muncie, IN—Spring is known for its rapidly changing weather — and that can mean severe storms. Help get your home and family ready with these tips. Let it flow. Remove winter’s debris from your gutters, drains, and downspouts so that heavy rains can flow freely off your roof. Be sure that downspouts are secure and that water is draining well away from your home and not toward your foundation — add extensions if necessary. Trim the…


Muncie’s Mursix Corporation Ramps Up to Assist Medical Industry for COVID-19

By: Mursix Corporation— Muncie, IN—Like other businesses throughout the country, Mursix is feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company, which provides medical components, rapid prototyping services, and stamping solutions, is still open. Mursix is ramping up production to supply medical parts to manufacturers and hospitals all over the country. This aspect of its business is vital to the pandemic fight. Mursix has been deemed an essential business during the shelter-in-place order given by Delaware County authorities and Indiana…


Muncie Community Organization Statements on Coronavirus, Part 1

Editor’s Note: We are no longer adding updated items to THIS particular page, as it is getting very lengthy. We are adding updates to the following page now:   http://www.munciejournal.com/2020/03/muncie-community-organization-statements-on-coronavirus-page-2/ Soup Kitchen of Muncie March 22, 2020, 9:01 am—The Soup Kitchen of Muncie is closing. We will not be open until the crisis with the coronavirus is over. Please stay safe. Loretta Parsons   Second Case of COVID-19 Identified in Delaware County and First Death March 21, 2020, 3:34 pm—In an…


Pazols Jewelers Celebrates 100 Years In Downtown Muncie

By: Amy Leffingwell— Muncie, IN –  Downtown staple Pazols Jewelers celebrates 100 years in downtown Muncie this year. Founder Harry Pazol had been a jewelry salesman in Detroit, Cleveland, Toledo, and Pittsburgh in the early 1900s, but got tired of travelling and decided he’d like to settle down and raise a family. In 1920 the Harriott Jewelry Store in downtown Muncie was for sale, so Harry bought the business and opened the Harry D. Pazol Jewelry Store. In the 1930’s…