Latest News Archives for 2021-02

Indiana State Police warn of "Child Safety Kit" scam

The Indiana State Police recently received a complaint from a resident advising of what appears to be an ongoing scam solicited via Facebook. This scam involves the offering of a “Child Safety Kit” by clicking on a link provided in the Facebook post.


The resident stated that the provided link to receive the “Child Safety Kit” asks the requestor to submit personal information, to include: name, address, and phone number, information which is then followed up by a phone call wherein the scammer requests to set up an in-home visit to further the transaction.


She reports having received two phone calls from two very persistent males requesting to come to her home and be allowed to load an App onto her phone as part of their “Child Safety Kit” service. She stated the callers were very persistent on setting up an appointment, and they falsely claimed they work directly with the Indiana State Police. She was never provided with name or a company name.


This scam has apparently been ongoing for quite some time, and was even reported on by the Louisville based WDRB news channel back in December 2019, wherein an Evansville, Indiana woman was victimized (follow the link below for their full reporting).


The Indiana State Police would remind all Hoosiers that scam artists are pervasive across the internet and all social media platforms.  Scammer’s methods and tactics are primarily intrusive to your personal and financial information, but as noted in this instance, they may often resort to invading your personal space as well.  Luckily this resident was on the alert and did not fall prey to these scammers tactics.


This complaint reported to the State Police is full of red flags, and luckily this local resident did not fall prey to these scammers tactics.  You can protect yourself by:


  • ALWAYS consider any unsolicited internet/social media transaction with a “Buyer Beware”
  • NEVER provided personal or financial information to an unknown source, whether it be on the internet, by email, or by phone.
  • NEVER invite or allow a stranger into your home, especially an unsolicited sales person- thieves commonly use this as a way to case your home for future burglary.
  • Don’t be INTIMIDATED by a scammer’s pervasiveness. Delete the internet conversation or just hang up the phone when something doesn’t feel right.
  • If you feel you have been victimized by a scammer, suspicious or threatening activity should be reported to your local law enforcement immediately.

Police warning about wallet thieves in Greenwood

Greenwood police are warning shoppers about two people stealing wallets from elderly shoppers.


Police say they stole a wallet from an 82-year-old woman and used her credit card, charging more than $7,000 to it in an hour. Video surveillance shows the suspects stealing the wallet from the woman at a Meijer.


Police say they are distracting customers while they shop, and then stealing their wallets.


Police said there has been a rise in thefts targeting elderly people in the Greenwood area and anyone with information should call Detective Scott Cottongim with the Greenwood Police Department, at 317-887-5619.

Two men killed when van runs into back of parked semi on 465; driver from Greenwood

A Johnson County man was killed in a car-semi accident late Thursday on I-465


Just before midnight last night, emergency crews were called to the scene of a serious crash on I-465 westbound near Michigan Road on the city's northwest side. When first responders arrived they found the wreckage of a full size van into the rear end of a semi-tractor trailer. A medic from Hendricks County happened to be driving by and stopped to render aid until other first responders arrived.


Two adult males were entrapped in a full size van and both were unconscious and unresponsive. Crews from the Indianapolis Fire Department worked to extricate both individuals. Despite life saving efforts, the passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver was transported by EMS to an area hospital and later pronounced deceased.


Preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Crash Reconstructionists determined a semi-tractor trailer had pulled over to the right shoulder due to a mechanical issue. A white full size cargo van ran off the road and struck the back of the trailer. Indications are the semi-tractor trailer was not in the travel lane and had emergency flashers activated. The driver of the semi requested medical evaluation however was not transported by EMS. The Marion County Coroner's Office responded to the scene to recover the remains of the deceased. 


The driver of the Chevrolet van was identified as Andrew Blackwell, 33, of Greenwood. The passenger in the van was identified as Brenden Harper, 25, of Indianapolis. The semi driver was Raimundo Luis of Miami Florida.


The westbound lanes of I-465 were restricted for four hours while the crash was investigated, all westbound lanes have since reopened. 

Over 30 counties in BLUE on coronavirus map; Shelby still YELLOW

Indiana continues to make progress in the fight against coronavirus. 39 counties are now in the blue on the state's color-coded map -- the lowest risk of COVID spread.


Nine of those have been blue for two straight weeks and are now free of any restrictions. The other 30 -- including Marion, Johnson, and Hancock counties -- turned blue Wednesday and could be free of restrictions if they stay in the blue for another week.


Shelby and Bartholomew counties are in yellow.  Rush, Decatur, Johnson, Hancock and Marion have gone blue.


Almost everyone else is in the yellow -- the second-best rating.


Just three counties remain in the orange. Zero counties are in the red.


33 Indiana women selected as 2021 500 Festival Princesses; Milroy, New Pal and Whiteland represented

The 500 Festival has chosen 33 women from Indiana to be 2021 500 Festival Princesses.


They represent 16 Indiana colleges and universities as well as 21 cities and towns across the state.


They were selected based on communication skills, academic performance, community involvement, commitment to service, and leadership.  


Among the 33 chosen women:



Alie Brown, New Palestine, a graduate of New Palestine High School and a senior at the University of Indianapolis majoring in marketing and supply chain management 



Hannah McGee, Milroy, a graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School and a senior at Butler University majoring in strategic communication. 



Victoria Petriskey, Whiteland, a graduate of Whiteland Community High School and a senior at Ball State University majoring in history. 


The 2021 500 Festival Princesses were selected through a competitive process consisting of a written application and virtual interviews.

Culvert project delayed by weather scheduled to close Shelby Co. 375 E on Thursday

Shelby County's contractor, Trisler Construction Co, Inc., will be closing 375 E between 350 S and 450 S beginning Thursday, February 25, for a period of 4 – 6 weeks to replace a large box culvert.


The last address accessible from the north is 4098 S 375 E, Waldron.


The last address accessible from the south is 4339 S 375 E, Waldron.


Winter weather postponed the start of the project that was announced February 1.



Call for flags at half-staff to honor Covid deaths

Governor Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags across the state to be flown at half-staff in memory of the more than 500,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19.


Per the President’s proclamation, flags should be flown at half-staff from now until sunset Friday, February 26.


Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff.

Kroger says customer personal info could have been exposed in hack

If you shop at Kroger, your personal information may have been exposed. Kroger is sending letters to customers, explaining that a third party vendor was hacked. That means customer and employee information could have been leaked.


Kroger says at least one percent of customers could have been exposed, but that could be a lot of people.


The company says people who used money services or their pharmacy are most likely to have been exposed.

Johnson Co. inmate death investigation

An inmate's death is being investigated at the Johnson County Jail.


Sheriff Duane Burgess says the inmate that was found unconscious in his cell Monday morning and later pronounced dead is identified as Michael Leroy Reynolds, 33, of Indianapolis. Reynolds has been incarcerated in the Johnson County Jail since November 29, 2020.


Johnson County Coroner Michael Pruitt is scheduling an autopsy that will be completed in the next 48 hours. Sheriff Burgess says foul play isn’t suspected in this death investigation.


They will be awaiting an autopsy report and toxicology results.

Warm temperatures could yield flooding as snow melts

The wintry weather that has covered roads, rooftops, sidewalks and more will begin to melt with high temperatures warming into the 40’s.


Ryan Hansome with Shelby County Emergency Management says if you know of areas that tend to flood it’s time to be on the watch this week.  Be on the lookout for waterways and low-lying area.

Hansome also advises that residents should help keep drains on roadways and streets clear wherever possible.  Snow packed onto drains may prevent snow melt a path to exit further enhancing street flooding.


Hansome also notes that if you tend to have basement flooding you should make sure you’re sump pump is operational and ready, if needed.


A high of 41 degrees is in the forecast for Sunday. Monday calls for cloudy skies and 37.  Sunshine is in the forecast Tuesday through Friday with Wednesday the warmest day as the high tops out at 50 degrees.

Shelbyville State Rep Eberhart disputes reports of incident with Rep. Summers at Thursday's House session

Shelbyville State Representative Sean Eberhart says Thursday’s debate over a school-boundaries bill did offer some heckling and booing inside the chambers.  He also notes that a confrontation outside the chambers with Indianapolis Democrat Representative Vanessa Summers did not go as most have reported.


The bill would allow the John Glenn School Corporation in Walkerton to break off and try to annex part of the South Bend schools. Indianapolis Democrat Greg Porter had just begun to argue against the bill, warning of a "slippery slope." But when Porter referenced "discrimination and segregation," several Republicans interrupted, with shouts of "no" and "c'mon, man."


Eberhart told GIANT fm News that this is when he decided to step out.



From there’ reports indicate Eberhart and Representative Vanessa Summers became involved in a confrontation that nearly became physical.  This is disputed by Eberhart.



Fort Wayne State Representative Bob Morris, who reportedly “shoved Rep. Eberhart into the men’s restroom to separate the two,” according to a Journal Gazette reporter.  Eberhart says Morris did intervene but it wasn’t necessary as far as the situation escalating.



Eberhart says an article on the situation in the Indianapolis Star has received some clarification about his reported use of a derogatory term.



Eberhart says he plans to speak with Rep. Summers when they return to session on Monday.



House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers), who's in his first full term as speaker after taking the gavel days before last year's adjournment, says he'll enforce the House's rules more strictly. He implored legislators to listen respectfully to each other and not impugn one another's motives, a prohibition explicitly included in House rules.




Indianapolis Colts trade for Carson Wentz

The Indianapolis Colts have traded for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.


Multiple news sources are reporting the Colts will receive Wentz for a 2021 third-round draft pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick that could become a first-round selection based on Wentz’s playing time with the Colts.


With the retirement of Phillip Rivers, the Colts were actively shopping for a quarterback for the 2021 season. Backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett is a free agent which left the Colts with 2020 fourth-round draft pick Jacob Eason as the only quarterback on the roster.


Early reports had the Eagles shopping the former Super Bowl winning quarterback for a pair of first-round draft picks.


The Colts now have their QB1 for the 2021 season and will keep its first-round draft pick for this year.


The Eagles will have the Colts’ third-round selection – No. 85 overall.

Shelby County expected to stay in Orange on travel advisory map

Shelby County Commissioners have informed GIANT fm News that, at this time, the intent is to keep Shelby County in the ORANGE category of the state's travel advisory map. 


As of this report, Hancock County is also an ORANGE county.


Secretary of State Connie Lawson to resign

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced today that she will step down as Secretary of State. Secretary Lawson has notified Governor Holcomb and will submit a formal resignation once Governor Holcomb selects her successor and the successor is ready to serve.


“I have dedicated the last 32 years of my life to public service,” said Secretary Lawson. “I have served with all of my heart and soul. It has been an honor to serve, but it is time for me to step down.


“Like many Hoosiers, 2020 took a toll on me. I am resigning so I can focus on my health and my family. I will work with Governor Holcomb to ensure our next Secretary of State is up to the task and has the tools and resources to hit the ground running.”


Secretary Lawson was first appointed Secretary of State on March 16, 2012, by then Governor Mitch Daniels. She successfully ran for election in 2014 and 2018. She is the longest serving Secretary of State in Indiana history and Indiana’s 61st Secretary of State.


As Indiana’s chief elections officer, she focused on ensuring the integrity and security of our state’s elections. She championed sweeping election reforms and led the effort to clean Indiana’s voter rolls.  Thanks to her efforts, all Indiana counties now have access to cybersecurity tools to protect not only elections, but every county and the entire state from adversaries who seek to destroy our republic.


A tireless advocate for increasing Indiana’s financial literacy and protecting Indiana investors, Secretary Lawson educated Hoosiers about smart money decisions and fought for stringent penalties for white collar criminals. She directed substantial innovation and leveraged cutting edge technology to improve how businesses interact with government by leading the charge on the state’s business one-stop portal. INBiz is now a nationally recognized portal that serves as businesses’ single point of contact for registration, filing, reporting and making payments across state agencies.


Prior to serving as Secretary of State, Lawson served in the Indiana Senate for sixteen years, where she accomplished significant legislative success. Respected across the aisle, she quickly earned the admiration of her colleagues and made history in 2006 when she was selected as the first woman to serve as Majority Floor Leader in the Indiana Senate.

Before joining the Indiana Senate, Lawson served as Clerk of the Hendricks County Circuit Court for eight years. During her tenure, she was named elections administrator of the year by the Indiana State Election Board and clerk of the year by the Indiana Clerk’s Association, both in 1993.


As a public servant, Lawson has been a true inspiration to women in government, an agent of change for Indiana counties and a determined advocate for the prevention of diseases that would rob us of our loved ones. In addition to her public work, she and her husband Jack own Lawson & Company, an auctioneer and real estate company.

Shelbyville woman lifelined from Thursday crash scene

A Shelbyville woman was lifelined from a two-car crash Thursday evening on south State Road 9.


The two-vehicle crash occurred at 600 South just before 5:30 pm.


Indiana State Police say one driver, Melinda Nevins, 28, of Shelbyville, was lifelined from the scene.


The driver of the other vehicle went by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries – Kristi Cooper, 28, of Greensburg.  A passenger in her vehicle, Paul Cox, 37, of Plainfield, was also taken by ambulance for medical treatment.


No details as to what led to the crash have been released as of this report.

CDC announces transportation mask mandate

You'll need to mask up when a nationwide public transportation mask mandate goes into effect..


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday issued an order requiring travelers in the United States to wear face masks at transportation hubs, on airplanes, and while using public transportation.


Travelers must wear a mask that completely covers the nose and mouth while "awaiting, boarding, disembarking, or traveling on airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares as they are traveling into, within, or out of the United States and U.S. territories," the CDC says.


Masks do not need to be worn when eating, drinking, or taking medication. Children under the age of two are not required to wear a mask, nor are people who cannot wear a mask due to disability.


The mandate takes effect Monday at 11:59 p.m.

Walmart is a federal retail pharmacy partner in 22 states

Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program on Feb. 12.


More than 1,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies in 22 states are receiving federal vaccine allocations this week, with an emphasis on locations that reach customers in underserved communities with limited access to health care. In addition to the 22 states, Walmart and Sam’s Club is also currently administering vaccinations under the state allocation in 11 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. While initial vaccine supply is limited, Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacists and technicians stand ready to help expand vaccine access across the country.

With 150 million customers and members passing through our doors each week, Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacists can safely and easily reach customers where they’re already shopping for household and health care essentials. The company worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and states taking into account the population density, customer demographics, infection rates and availability of local health care resources among other factors to identify many of the participating locations.


The company also looked at pharmacies located in Medically Underserved Areas, as designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration. 


“Ninety percent of the country lives within 10 miles of a Walmart. We’re at the heart of many rural and underserved communities, and we are committed to providing access to vaccines as groups become eligible,” Dr. Cheryl Pegus, Executive Vice President, Health & Wellness, said. “Vaccinations to achieve widespread immunity are important for re-opening across the country. We’re proud to work together with the federal government, states, communities, customers and associates to reach that goal.”


Walmart and Sam’s Club are partnering with CDC and states to move as quickly as possible to help administer vaccines to eligible populations in participating states, including Indiana.


Vaccine supply and eligibility will vary based on allocation as well as state and local guidelines. The number of vaccinations will be limited and is planned to continue to increase each week. Eligible customers can schedule a vaccine appointment directly via the Walmart and Sam’s Club websites once appointments are available, making it convenient to get vaccinated while allocation lasts. A membership is not required to get a vaccination at Sam’s Club. In addition to appointments, the scheduler will provide a digital reminder when it is time to return for the second vaccine, which is why customers are asked to create a profile, helping to ensure customers receive the second dose of the vaccine.


Walmart recognizes there are people who may have difficulty accessing in-store clinics, so it will be partnering with other providers and organizations to expand access to offsite vaccination clinics. The company will share details of these new vaccine options as they become available.

Johnson County child molest arrest

An Indianapolis man is accused of molesting a Johnson County girl he helped babysit.


Jonathan Thompson, 27, was faces charges of child molesting and statutory rape, reports The Daily Journal.


The Johnson County Sheriff's Office started investigating Thompson in January after the girl repeatedly said Thompson touched her genitals.


According to court documents, the victim said Thompson would touch and spank her over her clothes or underwear while she was sleeping. 


The Daily Journal says the victim told her parents about Thompson touching her and they confronted him, but he denied her claims.


Police contacted Thompson last month and set up an interview, but Johnson did not show up.


Thompson was arrested Tuesday and taken to the Johnson Co. Jail, where he was being held Wednesday on bond.

Old Dominion Freight Line grows service center network with 9 new or expanded facilities, including Edinburgh, IN

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (Nasdaq: ODFL) expands its network by adding nine service centers in new and existing markets. The steady growth brings the Company’s service center count to 245 and solidifies Old Dominion’s presence across the continental United States. The less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier’s new or improved facilities include Brooklyn, N.Y., Edinburgh, Ind., Grand Island, Neb., Louisville, Ky., Mansfield, Ohio, McDonough, Ga., Mesa, Ariz., Milton, Pa. and Olympia, Wash.


The nine new and renovated service centers are strategically placed for operational efficiency aligned with the Company’s long-term strategic plan. Old Dominion’s investment in

each market will support capacity needs, improve shipping time, and enhance delivery flexibility,

allowing the Company to better serve customers as demand continues to grow amid the COVID19 pandemic.


“Investment in our service center network is a hallmark of Old Dominion’s long-term

strategic plan,” said Chip Overbey, senior vice president of strategic planning. “We measure

capacity in three key areas; service centers, people, and equipment. Each area is critically

important to serve our customers and accommodate the growing demand for premium LTL



Each service center is constructed with best-in-class facilities to improve operational

efficiencies. Old Dominion’s recent investments in innovative technology, such as tools for realtime track and traceability, allows the Company to adapt to meet evolving customer needs while maintaining its premium service.


“Shippers can expect to see improved transit times, faster response times, and adequate

capacity to meet their transportation needs,” said Overbey. “In each of these nine markets, our

team worked together with the common goal of wanting to serve our customer and community



Old Dominion’s service center openings include:

Edinburgh, Ind. – The Edinburgh service center is positioned near two major highways, I-65 and Highway 31, to help support shippers in southern Indiana. This facility operates

on 20.1 acres, with 63 doors and room to expand to a total of 120 doors in the future. Old

Dominion hired 15 new employees to help serve Edinburgh.


About Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is a leading, less-than-truckload (“LTL”), union-free motor

carrier providing regional, inter-regional and national LTL services through a single integrated

organization. Our service offerings, which include expedited transportation, are provided through an expansive network of service centers located throughout the continental United States.


Through strategic alliances, the Company also provides LTL services throughout North America.


In addition to its core LTL services, the Company offers a range of value-added services

including container drayage, truckload brokerage and supply chain consulting.


UPDATE: Shots fired at cars, a pursuit with law enforcement and arrest of a Michigan man Sunday

Update (original story below):  It has been confirmed that at least four vehicles were hit by rounds.


Investigators located two firearms at the scene. Charges are still pending, as the investigation continues.


The Shelby County Sheriff's Department asks that anyone who witnessed or anyone that was involved, please contact their department at 317-398-6661.   



A Michigan man is in the Shelby County Jail charged with attempted murder.


The Shelby County Sheriff's Department reports dispatch received a call of a male standing in the roadway, shooting at vehicles, around the 6000 block of West SR 44.


Frederick Dewon Charles, 36, of Grand Rapids, Michigan is charged with attempted murder and resisting arrest.


Larry Hill lives at 6417 West State Road 44.  He told GIANT fm News that he saw Charles try to get into his barn that is located across the road from his home.



Once units arrived, a pursuit began with the suspect. The pursuit went north through farm fields to Shelby CR 100 S. The pursuit went west on CR 100 S.  At some point one of the units was able to use stop sticks on the suspect vehicle. Charles  was taken into custody, shortly after that, in the 8000 block West of CR 100 S.


On the Facebook page of Fred Charles-Jones is video shot while he was parked along the roadway and then a later video shot of himself inside the cab while he is driving thru the field toward 100 South and eventually stopped by police.  He states he isn’t trying to hit anyone and doesn’t want to ram anyone.  Officers can be heard near the end of the video yelling for him to get out of the vehicle.  He then notes that he is boxed in and can’t go anywhere.


Charles says “Love you all” and gets out and is apprehended.


No injuries have been reported but it’s reported one vehicle was struck by a round shot from a gun.

Coldest temps of the season on the way

A mix of rain and snow along with frigid temperatures will be moving through Indiana for at least the next few days.


The National Weather Service in Indianapolis says a winter weather system will arrive Thursday afternoon.


“Precipitation should start as rainfall. There might be a little mix of precipitation in the early parts. We might see a few scattered snow showers overnight after the cold front passes through, but we’re not looking at any kind of accumulations,” said Aaron Updike, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis. “We’re also expecting pretty windy conditions Thursday. They could gust as high as 40 mph at times.”


Updike projects that Indiana will have the coldest temperatures of the season so far.


“That’s especially the case for Sunday. Sunday’s high temperatures may only reach the teens. Our wind chill values will be running 5-10 degrees below the actual values,” said Updike.


That means it will likely feel as if it is below zero at times even if the temperature is above zero.

“We’re tracking another snow system coming in Saturday night, maybe in the one to two-inch range,” said Updike. “It should be that light, fluffy snow. It won’t be like the snow from last weekend when it was really dense and heavy. We are tracking another system early next week. It’s hard to say how much we’ll get this far out, but it does look like the potential for much more significant snow values.”


Updike expects the cold weather to continue for the next few weeks. 

DWD, WorkOne Central hosting Shelby County virtual hiring fair

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and WorkOne Central are hosting a virtual hiring fair highlighting dozens of job openings in Shelby County.


The virtual hiring fair is scheduled to run from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021.

Participating employers will include Freudenberg-NOK, Major Hospital, Penske Logistics and Toray Resin. Presenters from each company will discuss the job opportunities in detail, along with benefits and how to apply.


“Businesses need workers. We continue to hear this from Shelby County employers as well as from employers throughout the region,” said Lance Ratliff, Executive Director, Region 5 Workforce Board. “To help address this need, the Region 5 Workforce Board is pleased to partner with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to offer a virtual hiring fair for several Shelby County businesses. A virtual hiring fair engages technology to provide a safe and efficient method for recruiting new workers.”


To register, visit:


After registering, a confirmation email will be sent containing information about joining the webinar.








Prosecutor has law license suspended; avoids jail time

Bradley Cooper, the former Johnson County prosecutor, has had his law license suspended for four years by the Indiana Supreme Court.


Cooper avoided jail time with a plea agreement in 2019 after brutally beating his girlfriend. He also stole her cell phone and pretended to be her in messages, then conducted media interviews where he accused her of attacking him.


The attack happened in March 2019. The following month he pled guilty to criminal confinement, domestic battery, identity deception and official misconduct. 


The Court ruled that Cooper narrowly avoided disbarment, calling his acts “deplorable.”


Cooper’s law license has already been under “interim” suspension for a year and a half, according to the ruling.

BBB warns of sharing too much when getting vaccination

Have you received your coronavirus vaccine? The Better Business Bureau is reminding you of one thing not to do after you get your shot.


Many people are sharing photos of their vaccine card on social media. The BBB says you shouldn't do that.


"Unfortunately, your card has your full name and birthday on it, as well as information about where you got your vaccine," the BBB said on its website. "If your social media privacy settings aren’t set high, you may be giving valuable information away for anyone to use."


They say if you want to share the news of you getting your COVID shot, share a photo of your vaccine sticker or use a "I Got My Vaccine" profile frame instead.

Mitsubishi closing Franklin facility; 80 employees impacted

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. plans to close its facility in Franklin and lay off more than 80 employees.


In a notice to the state, the company said the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Climate Control plant will shut down at the end of the year.


The Franklin facility opened in 2015. It makes turbochargers and compressors for car air conditioning systems, according to Inside Indiana Business.


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries says the facility is closing "due to lack of sales and no future business."

Layoffs will begin in March and extend through the end of the year.

Section of Shelby County 375 E closed starting Wednesday for 4 -6 weeks

The county’s contractor, Trisler Construction Co, Inc., will be closing 375 E between 350 S and 450 S beginning Wednesday, February 3, for a period of 4 – 6 weeks to replace a large box culvert.


The cost of the project is $105, 000.


The last address accessible from the north is 4098 S 375 E, Waldron


And the last address accessible from the south is 4339 S 375 E, Waldron.

Thousands sign up for vaccine as age reduces to 65

Nearly 96,000 Hoosiers ages 65 to 69 had scheduled appointments to receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of 5 p.m. Monday, the first day of their eligibility.


A total of nearly 103,000 first-dose appointments for all eligible age groups were scheduled Monday. Since Indiana began offering vaccine in late December, more than 1.3 million first- and second-dose appointments have been scheduled.


Hoosiers age 65 and older, along with healthcare workers, long-term care residents and first responders who are regularly called to the scene of an emergency to render medical assistance, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule, visit Hoosiers who do not have a computer or cell phone or those who need assistance scheduling an appointment can call 211 or contact one of Indiana’s Area Agencies on Aging.


Vaccine clinics are widely available across the state. Hoosiers who cannot find an appointment at the nearest location are encouraged to look at other sites in neighboring counties. Appointments are being added regularly as vaccine supplies permit.