2013-07-28T00:00:00Z STORY OF THE WEEK
July 28, 2013 12:00 am

Fair Oaks Farms' latest innovation goes hog wild

Malcom DeKryger is seeing a two-year dream come alive in the form of Pig Adventure, the latest agritourism destination at Fair Oaks Farms.

Committed to the Community: Peoples Bank provides guidance and assistance to local businesses

When it comes to putting money to work, growing the businesses that drive local economies, local decision-making is often a lifeline of financial support for small businesses.

Indiana jobless rate inches up slightly in June

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up to 8.4 percent in June from 8.3 percent in May. Northwest Indiana's jobless rate rose to 9.9 percent from 9.2 percent over the same period.

Gary to revitalize north side neighborhoods

Leaders from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Transportation joined Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson on Friday to announce a new revitalization project for the city's north side. The city will look at sparking new life in the Aetna, Miller, downtown/Emerson and Ambridge-Horace Mann neighborhoods.

Folder installation complete on Times press

A new folder at The Times' main press has been installed. "The new folder went on production Thursday night as scheduled and was performing excellently," said Ben Brickman, print operations manager for The Times Media Co.

Deadly derailment won't stop oil on trains

A fiery and fatal train derailment earlier this month in Quebec, near the Maine border, highlighted the danger of moving oil by rail. This year, more trains carrying crude will chug across North America than ever before — nearly 1,400 carloads a day. In 2009, there were just 31 carloads a day.

NIPSCO plans $1 billion in upgrades to electrical grid

NIPSCO has filed plans for a $1 billion electric system modernization with state regulators, a move that could lead to 1 percent annual electric bill hikes for customers later this decade.

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