A Bloomington-based candy maker will be featured next week at a national awards show. Joan Fischer, who owns Joan's Caramels LLC, is working to provide treats for 900 gift bags that will be handed to athletes, celebrities and members of the media at the 34th annual Sports Emmy Awards in New York. She was contacted late last week by a Vermont company charged with picking items from throughout the country for the "swag bags." Fischer says the caramels will be donated, but she believes the exposure will outweigh the expenses.
Purdue North Central Planning Major Project
Purdue University North Central is moving forward with construction of a new Student Services and Activities Complex. The school says the two-year budget approved by the Indiana General Assembly contains a provision supporting bonds for the nearly $35 million project.
IHSAA Approves Plan For Home-Schooled Athletes
The Indiana High School Athletic Association has agreed on a proposal allowing home-schooled students the opportunity to play for state-sanctioned teams. Provisions include requiring the student to have been home-schooled for three years prior to participation.
Paper Company Closing Indianapolis Facility
Tennessee-based International Paper Co. intends to close a central Indiana operation. In a notice to the state, the manufacturer says it plans to eliminate more than 90 jobs and shut down its Indianapolis container plant.
Community Conversations Lineup Announced
Indiana Humanities and the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University have announced this year's Community Conversations lineup. Four communities have been selected to host events that will focus on Indiana's 2016 bicentennial.
Rolls-Royce Unveils New Helicopter Engine
Rolls-Royce has released details of an unmanned helicopter engine that will be produced in Indianapolis. The company says the new M-250 model will increase takeoff power by nearly 8 percent and improve fuel efficiency by 2 percent.
Lilly Diabetes, Disney Expand Partnership
Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co.'s diabetes unit has announced an international expansion of its collaboration with Disney Publishing Worldwide. The program, which provides educational resources to families of children with diabetes, will now be available in 18 countries.
Health Pavilion Project to Get Underway
Community Hospital Anderson is set to begin construction today on a $6.1 million health pavilion. The facility is expected to be complete in early 2014 and will be the new home of the hospital's oncology services.
Ball Memorial, Rehab Hospital Partner on New Center
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana will partner to form the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Acute Rehabilitation Center. The facility will care for patients undergoing treatments including occupational therapy and total joint replacement.
Fort Wayne Commissions Youth Sports Study
Fort Wayne has selected Maryland-based Aquarius Sports and Entertainment to conduct a study on the city's youth sports marketing efforts. The report will also examine the community's existing sports facilities and future needs.
School to Graduate Largest Class in Years
The University of Evansville says its 2013 graduating class is the largest in more than a decade. The school says nearly 600 students will receive degrees during its commencement ceremony Saturday.
Allison Reports Profit Drop
Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. is reporting first quarter net income of $28 million, compared to $58 million during the same period last year. The company says "considerably lower demand" led to the decrease.
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