Mainstreet Shelbyville's Brandy Coomes on The Morning Show sets the stage for Small Business Saturday and the return of Downtown Dollars.
Mainstreet Shelbyville's Brandy Coomes on The Morning Show sets the stage for Small Business Saturday and the return of Downtown Dollars.
The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office has been humbled by the community outreach in response to the ultimate sacrifice our K9 Diesel made a little over a week ago. Several great organizations like the Bartholomew County Humane Society, Dog World and our great Veterans organizations have volunteered to host fund raisers for a memorial and to sustain our K9 Program.
These organizations, as well as hundreds of citizens, have sent cards, well wishes, prayers, personal items to the Sheriff’s Office and Deputy Matt Bush. We are still in the grieving process but our spirits are lifted by the outpouring of support.
Unfortunately, we have been alerted to a possible scam of someone positioning themselves as a supporter by raising funds on Spot Fund or Go Fund Me web sites. We wanted to alert the public that we have not endorsed or support these on line activities. Please don’t fall victim.
If anyone would like to drop off a card or other donation item, please bring it to the front desk at the Sheriff’s Office or mail it to 543 2nd Street. If we do launch a more broad based fund raiser, Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew A. Myers will personally endorse the effort.
If anyone has questions please send them to Deputy Dana Vogt at email@example.com.
We want to thank the community again for the overwhelming support
How much will a Thanksgiving meal cost you this year? According to the Indiana Farm Bureau, you can expect to spend about 5 dollars per person, or $47.81, on a full Thanksgiving meal. That's 12% more than what you would have spent in 2019.
That price includes the cost of "a sixteen-pound turkey, the stuffing, two pumpkin pies, rolls, peas, a relish tray, cranberries and some drinks as well," says IFB Public Relations Manager Molly Zentz.
However, that number is very likely a high-estimate. The price tag of $47.81 is meant to feed a group of ten individuals, which is the usual number the IFB measures by -- but gatherings that large are unlikely to happen this year due to the pandemic.
So, according to Zentz, whether people plan to have a large or small gathering, Thanksgiving may actually be more affordable this year.
The IFB also found that this year, more people are considering getting smaller cuts of turkey, or perhaps even ham, instead of the usual large turkey dish.
"If you're having a party with your immediate family, or even a virtual event where you're going to cook something just for yourself, you'll want to purchase small cuts of turkey, small cuts of meat," Zentz said. "It's possible that people won't want to purchase a large turkey if they're having a smaller gathering."
As a result, this year, the IFB also measured the price of a four pound ham. If that's the route you want to go, Zentz says, the average price for a four pound ham is just under eleven dollars.
Zentz adds that this deviation from a traditional turkey won't hurt local turkey farmers, as most of the turkey that Hoosier farmers produce becomes ground turkey or deli meat anyway.
"Even if you go out and purchase some deli meat or some ground turkey, you'll still be supporting Indiana's turkey farmers this year," Zentz said.
You can read the full IFB report at infarmbureau.org.
Rain and a wintry mix will be in the weather forecast early in the week, but it will clear out by Thanksgiving, according to the National Weather Service.
Mike Koch, meteorologist with the National Weather Service says the next significant weather event is tonight and Wednesday.
Onto Thanksgiving with improved weather.
Koch believes there may be small amounts of snow next week in parts of Indiana, but he believes there won’t be any “significant accumulation at this point.”
Bam” monoclonal drug for Covid treatment. We have given 4 patients this Ely Lilly drug. All four patients have tolerated it well without any interactions and are showing improvement. We are scheduled to give two additional infusions today. This drug is specifically designed for high-risk patients who have mild to moderate symptoms. It is not designed for patients who are already so ill that they require hospitalization.
Therapeutics and treatments for Covid. Unlike the first wave of Covid earlier in the year, we now have proven outpatient therapeutics and treatments that have shown excellent results in high-risk patients with underlying health issues; as long as they seek care early on in the disease. If you are high-risk or have underlying health issues, please do not wait until you are severely ill and be sure to seek care as soon as symptoms develop. It may mean the difference between a mild to moderate experience and a severe case, or worse.
Thanksgiving: We are asking the public to please be cautious over the Thanksgiving holiday. Help us slow the spread of Covid by washing your hands, social distance when possible, and WEAR YOUR MASK. Please have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.
Priority Care: We are still seeing extremely high volumes of urgent care patients at Priority Care. The availability of support staff is a concern and we are starting to shift resources to move Medical Assistants from other departments to assist. We are encouraging established patients to temporarily utilize MHP Family and Internal Medicine’s walk-in clinic in order to offload some of the volumes at Priority Care.
Nursing Homes: We are pleased to report that the two local nursing homes that recently experienced a Covid outbreak are starting to steady and stabilize.
MHP TESTING STATUS:
Number of NEW positive results: 61 new positive cases since 11/18/2020
Out of the 61 new positive cases, 4 patients required inpatient care and 57 remained outpatient.
MHP INPATIENT STATUS:
Current number of 3rd floor inpatients: 25 and 6 of those patients are in the Critical Care Unit (CCU)
Number of available 3rd floor beds: 15
Currently, we have 17 inpatients that tested positive
Number of patients in the 1st floor ACC unit: 2 with 22 beds available and none of these are patients that have positive or suspected COVID.
MHP EMERGENCY DEPT STATUS:
Number of total ER patients in last 24 hours: 45 patients, which is lower than we have been seeing previously.
Number of vents currently in use and number of vents available:
We have 4 ventilators in use and 3 BiPAP in use, 0 trilogy units are in use. This leaves us with 13 ventilation units available.
James Lavarquis Graham, 40, of Shelbyville, was convicted by a jury of three counts of Level 5 Felony Dealing a Narcotic Drug, one count of Level 4 Felony Dealing Methamphetamine, and one Level 3 Felony count of Dealing Methamphetamine, as well as one Level 5 Felony count of Corrupt Business Influence.
The jury reconvened Thursday and found Graham to be an Habitual Offender.
Shelby County Prosecutor Brad Landwerlen called eight witnesses in the main part of the trial. This included two confidential informants, one accessory to one of the deals, one undercover Indiana State Trooper drug detective, three local officers, and a lab tech from the Indiana State Police Lab. Landwerlen says the evidence proved that Graham, who goes by the street name "Fuddy", sold fentanyl to police through an informant after promising to deliver heroin in April of 2019. A few days later, he sold Fentanyl and meth to police through an informant. A few days later he sold over seven grams of meth to police though an informant, and through the use of an accessory who actually delivered the meth. A few days later he sold meth to police through an informant, who was accompanied by an undercover officer. A few days later he sold fentanyl and meth to police through an informant. These deals took place between April 12 - April 30, 2019.
The prosecutor says he did not call the third informant to testify. The jury deliberated approximately 20 minutes before finding Graham guilty on all of counts.
Landwerlen then called five witnesses to testify regarding Graham's status of being an Habitual Offender. The jury deliberated roughly two minutes before finding him to be an habitual offender.
Graham had failed to appear for a hearing to revoke his bond a couple of weeks ago, and also failed to appear for trial, so he was tried in abstentia. After he is caught, he will be sentenced to up to 36 years in prison.
The prosecutor says he would like to commend narcotics investigator Jason Myers for conducting a thorough and difficult investigation, as well as the other officers involved in the case.
The prosecutor’s office requests that anyone with information on the whereabouts of James "Fuddy" Graham to avoid approaching him, and contact the Shelby County Sheriff's Department at 317-398-6661.
Public Notice to bidders regarding sale of property by the City Of Shelbyville Board of Public Works and Safety
At the November 2, 2020, meeting of the City of Shelbyville Board of Public Works and Safety (the "Board"), the Board determined that it was appropriate to sell a portion of real estate owned by the City of Shelbyville, Indiana, commonly known as 13 lots in the Hamilton Major Place Subdivision, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176, the legal descriptions and addresses of which are set forth herein below (the "Property"). The sale of the Property was approved by the Common Council of the City of Shelbyville on November 2, 2020. The sale of the Property shall be conducted as a public auction by an electronic sale upon the following terms and conditions:
1. The purchase price of the Property shall be not less than the amounts set forth below. The purchaser of the Property shall be responsible for paying certain additional expenses associated with the sale of the Property, which expenses shall include, but not limited to, the cost of the publication of notices, recording fees and other fees incurred by the Board as a result of such sale.
2. Real Estate Information Packages are available at the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office in City Hall, 44 West Washington Street, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 and online at www.cityofshelbyvillein.com. In order to be eligible to bid, Real Estate Information Packages must be completed and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered to the Clerk Treasurer’s Office in City Hall at 44 W. Washington St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 no later than 10:00 a.m. on December 2, 2020. Questions may be addressed by email to email@example.com or by calling 317-389-6624 or 317-392-5103.
3. Upon completion of the Real Estate Information Package, an interested bidder must register to bid at www.cityofshelbyvillein.com.
4. Interested bidders may inspect the Property during normal business hours upon (i) written notice to firstname.lastname@example.org; and (ii) execution and delivery of a release, indemnification and hold harmless agreement available in the Real Estate Information Package. All inspections will be conducted at such bidder’s expense. Inspections will be allowed through 1:00 p.m. on December 7, 2020.
5. Bids must be submitted electronically and are subject to the terms and conditions found in the Real Estate Information Package. The amount of bids and the identity of bidders will be disclosed and available to the public throughout the electronic sale.
6. Bids will be accepted electronically beginning at 9:00 am on December 4, 2020. Bidding will conclude at 4:59 pm on December 7, 2020. All bids will be open to public inspection upon receipt. Registered bidders will be notified of all subsequent bids via electronic means. Bids will be reviewed at the December 8, 2020 meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety. Successful bidders will be notified no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 2020, subject to the City’s ability to reject all bids for one or more lots. Successful bidders will be announced within 7 days of the conclusion of bidding.
7. Separate bids must be submitted for each lot individually.
8. The successful bidder must comply with the Hamilton Major Place Planned Unit Development Ordinance No. 19-2871 and the Hamilton -Major Subdivision Secondary Plat recorded as Instrument No. 2019006426.
9. The Property may not be sold to a person who is ineligible under Indiana Code § 36-1-11-16, and an offer to purchase the Property which is submitted by a trust as defined in Indiana Code § 30-4-1-1(a) must identify each beneficiary of the trust and the settler empowered to revoke or modify the trust.
10. The legal descriptions, addresses, tax parcel numbers and the minimum sales price of the Property are:
Lot 1 of Hamilton-Major Place Subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded as Instrument Number 2019006426 in the Office of the Recorder of Shelby County, Indiana, 180 W. Washington Street, Shelbyville, IN; Tax Parcel Number 73-11-06-200-623.000-002, Minimum Purchase Price $45,000.00.
Lot 2 of Hamilton-Major Place Subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded as Instrument Number 2019006426 in the Office of the Recorder of Shelby County, Indiana, 168 W. Washington Street, Shelbyville, IN; Tax Parcel Number 73-11-06-200-624.000-002, Minimum Purchase Price $45,000.00.
Lot 3 of Hamilton-Major Place Subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded as Instrument Number 2019006426 in the Office of the Recorder of Shelby County, Indiana, 156 W. Washington Street, Shelbyville, IN; Tax Parcel Number 73-11-06-200-625.000-002, Minimum Purchase Price $45,000.00.
Lot 4 of Hamilton-Major Place Subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded as Instrument Number 2019006426 in the Office of the Recorder of Shelby County, Indiana, 144 W. Washington Street, Shelbyville, IN; Tax Parcel Number 73-11-06-200-626.000-002, Minimum Purchase Price $45,000.00.
Lot 5 of Hamilton-Major Place Subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded as Instrument Number 2019006426 in the Office of the Recorder of Shelby County, Indiana, 179 W. Franklin Street, Shelbyville, IN; Tax Parcel Number 73-11-06-200-627.000-002, Minimum Purchase Price $36,500.00.
Lot 6 of Hamilton-Major Place Subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded as Instrument Number 2019006426 in the Office of the Recorder of Shelby County, Indiana, 167 W. Franklin Street, Shelbyville, IN; Tax Parcel Number 73-11-06-200-628-000-002, Minimum Purchase Price $36,000.00.
Lot 7 of Hamilton-Major Place Subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded as Instrument Number 2019006426 in the Office of the Recorder of Shelby County, Indiana, 155 W. Franklin Street, Shelbyville, IN; Tax Parcel Number 73-11-06-200-629.000-002, Minimum Purchase Price $36,000.00.
Lot 8 of Hamilton-Major Place Subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded as Instrument Number 2019006426 in the Office of the Recorder of Shelby County, Indiana, 143 W. Franklin Street, Shelbyville, IN; Tax Parcel Number 73-11-06-200-630.000-002, Minimum Purchase Price $36,000.00.
Lot 9 of Hamilton-Major Place Subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded as Instrument Number 2019006426 in the Office of the Recorder of Shelby County, Indiana, 178 W. Franklin Street, Shelbyville, IN; Tax Parcel Number 73-07-31-400-407.000-002, Minimum Purchase Price $38,500.00.
Lot 10 of Hamilton-Major Place Subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded as Instrument Number 2019006426 in the Office of the Recorder of Shelby County, Indiana, 166 W. Franklin Street, Shelbyville, IN; Tax Parcel Number 73-07-31-400-408.000-002, $38,000.00.
Lot 11 of Hamilton-Major Place Subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded as Instrument Number 2019006426 in the Office of the Recorder of Shelby County, Indiana, 154 W. Franklin Street, Shelbyville, IN; Tax Parcel Number 73-07-31-400-409.000-002, Minimum Purchase Price $38,000.00.
Lot 12 of Hamilton-Major Place Subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded as Instrument Number 2019006426 in the Office of the Recorder of Shelby County, Indiana, 142 W. Franklin Street, Shelbyville, IN; Tax Parcel Number 73-07-31-400-410.000-002, Minimum Purchase Price $38,000.00; and
Lot 13 of Hamilton-Major Place Subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded as Instrument Number 2019006426 in the Office of the Recorder of Shelby County, Indiana, 134 W. Franklin Street, Shelbyville, IN; Tax Parcel Number 73-07-31-400-411.000-002, Minimum Purchase Price $43,750.00
11. The Property will be transferred “as is”, “where is” and “with all faults”. The City of Shelbyville makes not representation or warranty as to the physical condition or value of the Property.
12. The City of Shelbyville reserves the right to reject all bids for one or more lots.
A corridor project on North State Road 9 would provide a new-look gateway to Shelbyville from the north.
The Shelbyville Common Council heard a second presentation from Taylor Siefker Williams design group and VS Engineering regarding the city’s planned LPA grant application to seek federal funds for the project.
The approximately $11.7 million project would involve just under $8 million in federal funds with just under $4 million from the city.
City Planning and Building Director Adam Rude says some of the numbers in Monday’s presentation are estimates
Mayor Tom DeBaun compared the project to what Franklin did on its entryway from I-65 toward the city. Milling and overlay will be a part of the project.
City of Shelbyville, IN and Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group, LLC
Funds received from the state as part of the relinquishment of the roadway to the city will also aid the city’s funding.
The mayor said discussions of the design, including a roundabout, involved talks with Knauf representatives.
The submittal deadline for grant funding is December 11. The project could go to construction in 2025.
Moderna and Pfizer both say they have coronavirus vaccines that are at least 90% effective.
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, also a former executive at Eli Lilly, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that Monday is a historic day.
Governor Holcomb's latest public-health order outlines for the first time potential enforcement actions for businesses who ignore coronavirus precautions.
Holcomb announced Wednesday he'd institute new limits on large gatherings, linked to the four-level weekly COVID risk score calculated by the Indiana State Department of Health. The text of the 15-page order spells out additional requirements businesses must follow, and says state and local health departments, police, the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, or the Indiana Department of Homeland Security can act against businesses which defy those orders.
The order recommends a three-step process, starting with a verbal warning to correct "unsafe practices." That would be followed by a written order, with businesses who still don't comply subject to shutdown. The order says businesses closed down for noncompliance should be referred to state licensing boards or the secretary of state for possible license revocation.
The state followed that progression earlier this year with businesses who defied a lockdown order, but this is the first time it's been explicitly applied to routine precautions. The order says businesses must mark off six-foot social distancing with signs or floor markings, make sanitizer readily available, and require employees to wear masks. It also requires restaurants, bars and clubs to keep tables six feet apart, and require patrons to remain seated.
The order requires businesses to post signs directing customers to wear masks, and recommends they deny admittance to those who won't.
The order also limits spectators at most high school sporting events. Counties in the high-risk "red zone" -- currently Clay, Decatur, Fayette, Fountain, LaGrange, Newton, Perry, Union and Warren -- are barred from allowing any spectators other than players' parents, guardians, or siblings. All but five of Indiana's other 83 counties are in the "approaching high risk" orange zone, and are limited to quarter-capacity. The order says the Marion County Health Department and the I-H-S-A-A will work out a separate spectator plan for the state high school football championships at Lucas Oil Stadium over Thanksgiving weekend.
Spectators other than family members are banned from community sports events in orange and red counties.
As Holcomb announced on Wednesday, public or private gatherings other than religious services are subject to capacity limits based on risk level. The moderate-risk "yellow zone" -- currently Crawford, Fulton, Monroe, Putnam and Switzerland Counties -- are allowed gatherings of up to 100 people. The limit is 50 people in orange counties and 25 in red counties, unless the local health department approves in advance a plan for handling more.
While counties with worsening virus numbers can be moved to a higher risk level, counties must show improving numbers for two straight weeks before being moved to a lower level.
Local governments can impose stricter limits if they want. Indianapolis and Fishers have already done so.
The order runs through December 12 but can be extended or revised.
Chad Christian’s efforts with an historic building in Shelbyville’s downtown are creating Shelbyville’s newest site to host weddings, reunions and events.
The Armory, 137 E. Washington Street, has a history that dates back to the early 1900’s. The site once had livery stables. For nearly 90 years, the National Guard Armory building turned Carl McNeely Civic Center has served over the years as home for the Parks Department, Girls Club and Shelby Senior Services.
Christian purchased the 30, 000 square foot building from a court-ordered auction.
Most recently, the Sanctuary of Shelbyville was there to serve those hurt by domestic abuse. Currently, there is living space with people who reside in apartments.
Christian says enhanced efforts to revamp the gym area along with the rest of the structure have made it available for people looking for space to host all types of events.
Christian says a lot of guys lended their time and expertise to the renovation project.
He says the venue is ready to host any number of events.
For more details or to schedule an event contact Christian Investments at 317-398-7203 option 3 for the Event Space or e-mail email@example.com .
An institution in the Pleasant View area of Shelby County is coming to an end this week as Mike McCalip will be locking up McCalip’s Service Station one last time this Friday.
After six decades, the business located at 12740 E. Southeastern Ave., Fairland, will have new owners as Indy Quick Stop has bought the service station and will brand it as a Shell gas station.
“It is bittersweet. I am going to miss the people, and I appreciate the business we have been in for almost 60 years. It has been a great run, but I am 65 and it is time. My wife and I will go to Florida, be snowbirds and that’s what we want to do. I’ve worked hard all my life and it will be time to go. I want a new chapter in my life,” Mike McCalip told Giant FM.
McCalip came to work for his father, who started the service station, when he was a child and took over the business in 1984 after his father died.
“My wife and I have owned it for almost 36 years and we grew the business. I always wanted to do it and make it bigger. We bought the property next door in 1987 and added on. My dream was to always make it bigger,” McCalip said.
And, that’s what he did with the help of many workers and a community that has shown up every day the station has been open for coffee and to catch up on the latest talk in town.
“It has been a daily thing for years. They are here, and I know the times people come and go. Stop just stop in for a cup of coffee and say hello and are gone. I have people who are retired that come here every day for a few hours and if they aren’t here by a certain time, I call. It’s been special. I will miss the customers who have become friends,” McCalip said.
Those customers and friends have helped the business back from a horrible time where the Covid-19 pandemic impacted business earlier this year.
“We had the worst month in business in March when the pandemic hit. We are back to about 90 percent, but it was tough the first month. I am very fortunate in the business I am in that people need their cars and gas. We have been fortunate, but I have friends in the restaurant business that have struggled. We’ve been blessed and when things got tight, people were still there for us,” McCalip said.
McCalip and his staff will be holding a customer appreciation day Friday, Nov. 13 from noon until 2 p.m. at the station.
“At 2 p.m., it closes. It’ll be sad. It will be real tough walking out the door the final time, lot of tears will be shed I can tell you that right now. It’s tough to talk about now and it will be tough that day. I have no complaints, and am a happy man. We had the business for sale and I was off for four weeks after getting Covid and did a lot of soul searching. It didn’t make me speed it up or slow down the decision to retire. I’m 65 and it’s time to slow down and smell the roses,” McCalip said.
MHP Staffing: We have had 50 employees test positive since March. Currently, we have 24 MHP employees off work. 3 employees returned to work today, but 5 new cases were added since Thursday. We anticipate staffing could potentially become a critical issue, especially in certain departments if volumes continue at this pace.
Shelby County: The 7-day positivity rate is over 14.29%, which is the highest of any surrounding counties around Marion County. Our death rate is the highest of any of the surrounding counties as well. We believe this is due in large part to our two nursing home outbreaks. (involving Ashford Place and Heriage House) The hospitalization rate at MHP is lower (i.e. better) than what it was in March-May.
Covid result turnaround times: The state lab for Covid results is taking as few as 4 days, but as many as 10 days at other times. We are exploring other lab options, but this is a limiting factor currently.
Supplies: Overall, our supplies are sufficient. We have no critical shortages at this time.
Screening: We are not currently conducting screenings at the main public entrances. However, we are screening visitors as they arrive at various hospital departments (surgery, ACC, OB, and ER). All visitors must answer both screening questions below with negative answers.
All visitors must wear masks. A complimentary mask will be provided upon entry if needed. Please also follow social distancing and hand sanitizing guidelines.
Visitation Restrictions for Patients age 18 and older:
“Designated visitors” are chosen by the patient and must remain the same for the length of the patient’s stay. Visitor restrictions vary by department. See the list below:
Inpatient/ACC: Patients may have two designated visitors from 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Emergency Dept: No visitors allowed (except for pediatric and altered mental status patients, both of which may have one designated visitor).
Imaging/Surgery/Lab: Patients may have one designated visitor.
Physician offices: Patients may have one designated visitor.
Maternity Care/OB: Patients may have one designated visitor (no limitation on visiting hours).
Pediatric Patients: Patients may have two designated visitors.
Clergy/Priests: Priests and clergy persons are permitted to visit patients upon request.
These restrictions are subject to change.
MHP TESTING STATUS:
Number of NEW positive results: 66 new positive cases since 11/6/2020 Out of the 66 new positive cases, 12 patients required inpatient care and 54 remained outpatient.
MHP INPATIENT STATUS:
Current number of 3rd floor inpatients: 28 and 8 of those patients are in the Critical Care Unit
Number of available 3rd floor beds: 12
Currently, we have 18 inpatients that tested positive
Number of inpatients in the 1st floor ACC unit: 5 with 17 beds available and none of these are patients that have positive or suspected COVID.
MHP EMERGENCY DEPT STATUS:
Number of total ER patients in last 24 hours: 70. We have 20 patients right now, which is busy for us.
Number of vents currently in use and number of vents available:
We have 3 ventilators in use and 3 BiPAP in use, 0 trilogy units are in use. This leaves us with 14 ventilation units available. The number of available vents is more than sufficient at this time based on the acuity of our patients and the number of inpatients. Our availability of ventilation units not a concern at this time.
Pet Valu will close all of its 358 U.S. stores, including its Shelbyville location.
The company announced last week that it is stopping operations due to the severe impact from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The business sells pet products and supplies and featured in-store services such as dog washes and grooming.
In addition to the Shelbyville location, the business featured four stores in Indianapolis, two in Carmel and stores in Anderson, Brownsburg, Greenwood, Kokomo, and Zionsville.
There is no specific date listed for the closing, but the business is advertising a 20 percent off sale on its website.
In a release, Jamie Gould, the company’s Chief Restructuring Officer, said, “The Pet Valu U.S. team is proud to have met the needs of our devoted pet lover customers in the U.S. for more than 25 years. However, the company’s stores have been significantly impacted by the protracted Covid-19-related restrictions. After a thorough review of all available alternatives, we made the difficult but necessary decision to commence this orderly wind down.”
It is believed all store closing sales will commence in the coming days, and the company states it will continue to take precautions to keep its stores safe for customers and employees.
New Palestine High School students will be going back to virtual learning due to a spike in Covid-19 cases.
District officials confirmed the measure comes after six positive tests for students and staff at New Palestine High School.
"At this time, evidence exists to suggest that community spread has occurred at school. Contact tracing has been completed related to these cases. If your family was not notified by the corporation nurse, your student was not identified as a close contact with any of the positive cases," said Wes Anderson, community affairs and communications director for the district.
As a result of the spike, New Palestine High School has switched to virtual learning immediately and will be until Thanksgiving break.
District officials said additional cases may result in the virtual learning timeframe to be extended.
As a result of virtual learning, ISTEP testing has been postponed, but extracurricular activities are set to continue.
At this time, the other schools in the district will continue in-person until further notice.
"We encourage all families across the corporation to prepare for virtual or hybrid learning if positive cases increase, community spread occurs, and/or a color change to the ISDH map on Wednesday. Families should have a plan for the potential of changes to the school schedule on short notice," Anderson said.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), in partnership with Conexus Indiana, announced the second round of awards totaling approximately $3 million to 31 Indiana businesses in Manufacturing Readiness Grants, which Governor Eric J. Holcomb first announced in May. The grants are part of the Economic Activity Stabilization and Enhancement (EASE) program designed to stimulate manufacturing investments that will position Hoosier operations, and the sector overall, for future growth and prosperity.
“It's truly incredible to see manufacturers across the state of Indiana rise to the unprecedented challenges of this year," said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. "The response we continue to see from the Manufacturing Readiness Grant program is remarkable, and I'm am encouraged by the progress we've seen in getting these businesses back on track."
The 31 manufacturers receiving grants represent 21 Indiana counties and cover a wide range of specialties, including automotive, aerospace and defense, agriculture, machinery and construction, consumer packaging products, and health care and medical. Together, these businesses plan to invest more than $19.3 million in technology and equipment to position their businesses for future growth by increasing capacity and modernizing operations. Four of the manufacturers – EARL Solutions LLC, Helmer Scientific LLC, Hightech Signs and Trinity Guardion LLC – are accelerating operational investments in health care manufacturing technology to support critical COVID-19 response efforts.
Georg Utz Inc. (Bartholomew County; $50,000 grant award) headquartered in Switzerland with a production facility in Edinburgh since 2009, develops and produces reusable plastic transport devices for automated and manual systems across various industries. The company is implementing a full Manufacturing Execution System (MES) with interconnectivity between machines and IOT sensors, material planning, production control and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
Kimura Foundry America (Shelby County; $38,000 grant award), a Japan-based metal foundry with operations in Shelbyville, is investing in 3D printing to produce castings and purchasing new equipment, including Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), to enhance operations and efficiencies.
The IEDC initially made $4 million available for Indiana Manufacturing Readiness Grants and has since been able to expand the awards for Hoosier manufacturers with support of CARES Act funding. The awards are issued in the form of matching grants up to or equal to the amount of the qualified investment in new equipment and machinery (minimum 1:1 investment match).
While the allocated program funding has been exceeded, Conexus, with the input of a peer review panel, will continue to assess applications and make funding recommendations to the IEDC, which will fund select applications if and when additional funding becomes available. Eligibility requirements and the grant application are available online.
The Department of Justice announced today that Waste Management, Inc. (WMI) will be required to divest 15 landfills, 37 transfer stations, 29 hauling locations, over 200 waste collection routes, and other assets in order to proceed with its $4.6 billion acquisition of Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. (ADS). The department said that without the divestiture, the proposed acquisition would substantially lessen competition for small container commercial waste collection or municipal solid waste disposal services in over 50 local markets.
The department’s Antitrust Division — along with five state Attorneys General — filed a civil antitrust lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to block the proposed transaction. At the same time, the department filed a proposed settlement that, if approved by the court, would resolve the competitive harm alleged in the complaint. The participating state Attorneys General offices represent Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
“Without divestitures, this merger would have harmed competition for essential waste collection and disposal services throughout the country,” said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim. “By requiring WMI and ADS to divest numerous facilities and assets in ten states, will ensure that businesses, municipalities, and towns continue to benefit from competition for these critical services.”
According to the complaint, WMI and ADS both supply small container commercial waste collection and municipal solid waste disposal services. In each of the local markets alleged in the complaint, WMI and ADS compete vigorously against each other and are either the only two or two of only a few significant providers of one or both of these essential services. The combination of the two companies would eliminate head-to-head competition between them and threaten the lower prices and better service that customers have realized from that competition.
Under the terms of the proposed settlement, WMI and ADS must divest assets covering over 50 local markets including landfills, transfer stations, hauling locations, and waste collection routes to GFL Environmental Inc., or to an alternate acquirer approved by the United States. GFL, based in Ontario, Canada, is a provider of small container commercial waste collection and MSW disposal in local markets in Canada and the Unites States.
WMI, a Delaware corporation, headquartered in Houston, Texas, had total revenues of over $15 billion in 2019.
ADS, a Delaware corporation headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, had total revenues of over $1.6 billion in 2019.
As required by the Tunney Act, the proposed consent decree, along with a competitive impact statement, will be published in the Federal Register. Any person may submit written comments concerning the proposed settlement during a 60-day comment period to Katrina Rouse, Chief, Defense, Industrials, and Aerospace Section, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Suite 8700, Washington, D.C. 20530. At the conclusion of the 60-day comment period, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia may enter the final judgment upon a finding that it serves the public interest.
Final Shelby County 2020 election numbers as submitted by the county clerk's office
The City of Shelbyville Common Council is moving closer to the auction of lots on the former Major Hospital site.
Mayor Tom DeBaun explains how interested parties can take part in that auction to acquire a lot for a home at the site.
The city council heard a brief presentation Monday from a representative with Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group. The city is looking at initial ideas for North Riley Highway Redesign Discussion.
Shelby County polling locations for Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
All locations are in an accessible facility.
West Street Methodist Church
629 S. West Street
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
3718 E. Blue Ridge Road
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Intelliplex Conference Center
2154 Intelliplex Drive
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Fairland Town Hall
105 S. Walnut Street
Fairland, IN 46126
Morristown United Methodist Church
221 S. Washington Street
Morristown, IN 46161
St. George Lutheran Church
10931 S. 600 W.
Edinburgh, IN 46124
Waldron United Methodist Church
202 W. Washington Street
Waldron, IN 46182
Moral Township Fire Station
8333 N. Frontage Road
Fairland, IN 46126
Crossroad Community Church
475 Progress Parkway
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Shelby County Fairgrounds
Family Arts Building
500 Frank Street
Shelbyville, IN 46176
An old Shelbyville staple has come back as Greek's Pizzeria has returned.
Owners Ben Tanner and Bruce Graves told Giant FM, Greek's Pizzeria was located on the square during the 1970's.
"It was a popular spot for a long time and went away for a while," they said.
In June, the two began looking for an area to open a new restaurant in when they heard about Shelbyville.
"Fortunately, we found a perfect building located near the circle. It fit all of our requirements, and we decided to lock in that location," Graves said.
The new location is 20 S. Harrison St. It is open 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from noon until 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Graves and Tanner said the business has been a win-win for them and the community.
"A lot of people around town remember the old Greek's and they come in to talk about their experiences like watching dough being made to telling stories about working in the old shop. It's been rela fun having the same Greek's Pizzeria come back to Shelbyville and being a part of the community once more," Tanner said.
A report of a man being held at gunpoint by homeowners in a residential entry brought Shelbyville Police to the scene
Shelbyville Police responded to 107 East Taylor Street for a report of residential entry. Upon arrival, dispatch advised the home owners had the male on the ground at gunpoint.
Robert Belles, 75, and Mildred Belles, 67, explained that the neighbor contacted them in reference to a man walking into their residence through the back door. Robert Belles stated that the residence is a rental and they are in the process of remodeling it. He and his wife came to the residence to check on the property and located a man inside.
Robert stated due to the circumstance he drew his firearm from his right jeans pocket and ordered the male to lay on the ground and not move and that's when his wife made contact with the police. The back door was not secured and there were no visible signs of forced entry.
Officers located a black jacket which the suspect identified as his and also a black BB gun that the suspect didn't claim. The male suspect, identified as Joseph Fortney, 24, of Shelbyville, stated that he lives at the residence and that his ID has that address on it. The owner stated he has never rented to the man and that he has no idea who he is.
Once Fortney was placed under arrest, a search was conducted. Police say they located in his right back pocket a clear baggy with a white crystal-like substance. Fortney immediately stated that the homeowner placed the item in his back pocket and he was unaware of the findings. The substance was field tested on scene for methamphetamine and came back with positive results.
A number of tools were stolen in the incident.
Fortney was taken to the Shelby County Jail.
State Representative Sean Eberhart is running unopposed in this election cycle. So, he knows he will be at the legislative session when they reconvene in January. He says the governor’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic will be at the forefront of discussions.
Eberhart says lawmakers need to be a part of the pandemic decision process going forward.
The state representative told GIANT fm that the ongoing situation of the pandemic has allowed too much time to pass for the governor to make lone decisions.