INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Plan could replace tolls on new Ohio River bridges

2013-03-25T12:23:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Plan could replace tolls on new Ohio River bridgesGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
March 25, 2013 12:23 pm  • 

An effort is under way to replace planned tolls on part of the Ohio River Bridges project. Officials in southern Indiana are proposing a plan calling on the state to cover part of the project that is not funded by Kentucky.

 

Carbon Motors giving city silent treatment

The chairman of the Economic Development Group in Connersville says there "has not been an ongoing dialogue" among Carbon Motors Corp., the city and Fayette county. Pete Bell tells Inside INdiana Business he thinks Mayor Leonard Urban last to spoke with the police vehicle manufacturer "within the last two months." He doesn't believe Carbon Motors will renew its lease, which runs out Sunday. Bell says the lack of communication makes it tough to determine what the company is planning.

 

Purdue Seeks Input on Cost-Saving Measures

Purdue University has established an email account for faculty and staff members to submit cost-saving ideas. The school is looking to find $40 million in savings to offset the effects of the recently-announced two-year tuition freeze.

 

Medical Provider Announces Expansion Plans

Community Howard Regional Health is planning a $23 million expansion of its medical facilities in Kokomo. The project involves a new intensive care unit and a third catheterization lab. The Kokomo Tribune reports the hospital also has plans to open two new urgent care centers.

 

Simon Among Barron's Top CEOs

Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer David Simon is on Barron's list of the "World's Best CEOs." The publication says Simon has turned a family business into "a mall giant."

 

Hospitals Receive National Acclaim For Spine Care

Two Indianapolis hospitals are on a national list of "100 Hospitals With Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs." Becker's Hospital Review compiled the list based on the level of spine and neurosurgical care.

 

Lilly, Partner Seek New Treatment Approval

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. and Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH have submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a potential type 2 diabetes treatment. The drug candidate is entering a Phase III trial, with plans to enroll more than 14,500 patients.

 

Engineering Event Targets Young Women

Purdue University's "Women in Engineering Program" will host an event next month for high school juniors. The school hopes to use the event to connect students with professors and women engineers.

 

IU Researchers Receive NSF Early Career Honor

Two Indiana researchers are among the recipients of a prestigious National Science Foundation award for early career development. Apu Kapadia and David Crandall plan to use the funding to improve privacy mechanisms and using social media for scientific disciplines.

 

Lumina Partners in Education Competitions

Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation is partnering with InnoCentive Inc. in Massachusetts to create prize competitions designed to increase degree attainment. The challenges focus on topics including "unexpected" benefits of higher education and website design for community colleges.

 

Drought Disaster Loan Deadline Nears

The filing deadline is approaching for economic injury disaster loans for business owners in several Indiana counties affected by last summer's drought. The U.S. Small Business Administration says applications must be turned in by April 22.

 

Verizon Wireless Continues Network Expansion

Verizon Wireless is expanding its high-speed data network in Indiana. The company has added communities in seven counties to its 4G LTE network.

 

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