Government

Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour Secures Option to Purchase 13 Acres for New City Park

By City of Muncie Communications— Muncie, IN- Mayor Dan Ridenour has taken action on his commitment to expand and improve Muncie city parks, by securing an agreement to purchase 13 acres along South Tillotson Avenue along Buck Creek.  According to the Muncie City Parks 5-Year Park Plan, when comparing park systems according to acres, Muncie contains the 2nd lowest park acres. However, when Prairie Creek Park is included, Muncie’s parks department maintains the most park acreage among the 17 second…

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FBI Warns of Holiday Online Shopping Scams

By Chris Bavender, Public Affairs, FBI Indianapolis— Indianapolis, IN—Residents across Indiana are joining the rest of the country in shopping online this holiday season in big numbers. But Hoosiers aren’t the only one’s trying to steal a deal – so are scammers. With more people shopping online this year, consumers may encounter more online scams. “The holiday season not only means consumers are looking for the best deals for their holiday gift giving, but scammers are also looking for ways to swindle…


NFIB Awards Senator Todd Young ‘Guardian of Small Business’ Award

By Senator Todd Young Press Office— WASHINGTON – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) awarded U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) with their most prestigious legislative recognition, the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award. “As the son of a small business owner, I know how important small enterprises are to our economy. I will always fight to support Indiana’s small businesses, especially during the difficult times they have faced this year due to the pandemic. As we continue working to…


Rowray Sworn In As New State Representative for House District 35

By Lydia Kirschner, Press secretary— STATEHOUSE  – Elizabeth Rowray of Yorktown took the oath of office today to serve as state representative for House District 35. Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush administered the oath to all House lawmakers during a swearing-in ceremony in the House Chamber of the Statehouse during Organization Day, the formal start to the 2021 legislative session. “From growing up in the community to raising my own family here, I am fortunate to know…


City of Muncie Announces New Deputy Mayor and Deputy Controller

By City of Muncie Communications— Muncie, IN—Mayor Dan Ridenour has announced his selection of Richard Ivy to serve as the Deputy Mayor for the City of Muncie. During a press conference on November 12, 2020,  Mayor Ridenour highlighted Ivy’s experience as a former personnel director, a leader in the community, and experience in matters related to his service to the Muncie City Council. Below are highlights Mayor Ridenour shared regarding Ivy’s experiences: Government Experience—City Council At-Large, serves on Finance Committee…


Safe Haven Baby Box Installed at Muncie Fire Station #1

By City of Muncie Communications— Muncie, IN—In less than 5 years, the Safe Haven Baby Boxes organization has made great strides in accomplishing its primary goal of raising awareness of the Safe Haven Law and eliminating illegal infant abandonment. On Saturday, November 7th, that mission was celebrated as the 50th Safe Haven Baby Box in the nation went live in Muncie, Indiana. Two babies that were surrendered under Indiana’s Safe Haven Law were in attendance at the event along with…


Commissioners’ In-Depth Report Works to Bring Environmental Clarity to Industrial Park

By ECI Regional Planning District— Delaware County, IN— A comprehensive new report on potential industrial contamination in the county’s largest industrial park provides a road map not only for future economic development but aims to provide clarity for elected officials, concerned neighbors and activists. The 1,900-page report was funded by the Delaware County commissioners in cooperation with the Delaware County Redevelopment Commission and examines what is known about environmental conditions in the Industria Center industrial park. The concerns of neighbors of…


Video: Senator Todd Young on the Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

By Senator Todd Young Press Office— WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement in support of the nomination of Hoosier Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court: “I am thrilled with President Trump’s nomination of fellow Hoosier, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, to serve on the Supreme Court. I’ve come to know Amy as an incredibly sharp legal mind, a woman of great integrity, and a dedicated mother of seven. When Americans elected President Trump to office…


County Commissioners Provide Implicit Bias Training

By Arrick Garringer— MUNCIE, IN —The Delaware County Commissioners recently contracted with Shafer Leadership Academy to provide the workshop “Understanding Implicit Bias and Microaggressions” for their staff, other County employees, and other elected officials. The two-hour workshop, which was facilitated by Ball State University Professor of Sociology Dr. Melinda Messineo, provided participants with an understanding of unconscious bias, its origins, and its connection to micro-aggressions, along with tools and proactive everyday strategies for positive outcomes. Dr. Messineo explains “We used…


$6 Million Mixed-Use Investment Coming to Downtown Yorktown

YORKTOWN, IN – The Town of Yorktown’s Town Council paved the way for a $6 million commercial investment along the new Civic Green by approving an economic development agreement with Rebar Development at a Council meeting on Monday night. The Oliver project meets several of the goals outlined in Yorktown’s Downtown Redevelopment Plan by bringing high-quality, multi-generational places for residents and visitors to live, do business, and be entertained. “We are excited to be partnering with Rebar Development on this…