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11th Induction of South Shore Wall of Legends

HAMMOND – Gary Roosevelt and Crispus Attucks Basketball Teams battling for the 1955 state championship in Indianapolis; Lewis “Lew” Wallace writing the mega-hit Ben-Hur in the late 19th century; and the Fighting 20th Indiana Volunteer Infantry renowned for being in the forefront of Civil War history will be inducted starting at 5:30 p.m. today to mark the 11th induction of South Shore Wall of Legends …

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Regional Cities Initiative Winners Did Homework

Three Indiana regions will receive millions under the statewide Regional Cities Initiative because they created strong plans to improve quality of life and marketing efforts, says Michael Hicks, an economist at Ball State University.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation Board of Trustees selected three regions — northeast, north central and southwest — to receive $42 million each. Originally, there were only going to be

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IEDC Approves Grant to Regional Cities of Northern Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – The Regional Cities of Northern Indiana, consisting of 22 cities and towns in Elkhart, Marshall and St. Joseph counties, have been awarded one of three major grants for regional economic development through Governor Mike Pence’s Regional Cities Initiative today. The grant, in the amount of $42, was made possible by Indiana lawmakers who funded the program earlier this year with a tax …

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Purdue Startup Receives Funding for Wheelchair Technology

WEST LAFAYETTE – A Purdue startup has received federal funding to further develop an assistive wheelchair technology that allows power wheelchair users an efficient and easy-to-use method to more easily position and remove an iPad and other mobile devices.

Prehensile Technologies has received a STTR Phase I grant from the National Science Foundation worth just over $200,000. The company was co-founded by Brad Duerstock, Purdue

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NAWBO Indianapolis Announces 2015 Visionary Award Winners

INDIANAPOLIS – Over 700 people, including Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, Connie Bond Stuart, Regional President of PNC Indianapolis, joined in a celebration Indiana’s women entrepreneursduring the National Association of Women Business Owners – Indianapolis (NAWBO-Indianapolis) twelfth annual Visionary Awards Luncheon presented by PNC Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

This year, four individuals were honored for their achievements as business owners and leaders in the …

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St Mary Medical Center Opens New Surgical Pavilion

HOBART – St Mary Medical Center opens new surgical pavilion with32,000 square foot surgical department – the foundation of the hospital’s four-story, $40 million Surgical Pavilion/ICU addition. Hospital officials held an internal ribbon cutting and blessing ceremony on Wednesday, December 9th.

The new surgical department will feature 12 large surgical suites, one minor procedure room, two cystoscopy and two endoscopy suites. The suites are …

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NIPSCO Warns of Payment Scams

MERRILLVILLE — NIPSCO warns of payment scams which began by telephone over the weekend and has continued.

Reports state, the scammers are contacting businesses and residential customers from various 800 numbers claiming to be NIPSCO employees and informing them of a delinquent bill. They tell customers that immediate payment is required or their service(s) will be shut off.

In some cases, customers are asked to …

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Office of Community and Rural Affairs Awards

INDIANAPOLIS – Today at the Indiana Statehouse, Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann joined the Office of Community and Rural Affairsawards to recognize over 100 rural communities who partnered with the agency throughout 2015 to cooperatively shape and execute their vision for local community and economic development opportunities.

“It is important to determine where we want our state to be in the future,” said Lt. Governor …

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Purdue Professor Helps Create DNA Based Motor

WEST LAFAYETTE — A research team including a Purdue professor helps createDNA based motor that “rolls” rather than “walks” and is 1,000 times faster than conventional DNA-based motors.

Andrew Mugler, an assistant professor of physics in Purdue’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, provided insight into the theoretical framework of the physics associated with the motors and created computer models and simulations used …

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Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Designate Chosen

WEST LAFAYETTE — Thomas Keon will be the chancellor when Purdue University Northwest officially comes into existence on July 1, 2016, the result of the unification of Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central.The announcement was made Friday (Nov. 20) by Purdue President Mitch Daniels and search committee chair Gary Lehman, a Purdue trustee after the Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Designate chosen.

“Today, …

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