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RENSSELAER — The recent layoffs of virtually all employees from Rensselaer's local Genova plastics plant has left an estimated 75-90 people out of work, just weeks before the holidays arrive.

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MERRIVILLE — With the holidays in full swing, calls from scammers to our homes and businesses posing as NIPSCO employees continue to rise—an issue impacting many energy companies around the United States.

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RENSSELAER — Vicki Dorris, general manager of the Emergency Services Billing Corporation (ESBC), was invited to speak Monday to the Rensselaer City Council to discuss its mission of “assuring adequate funding to support quality and up-to-date emergency services.”

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RENSSELAER — Crowds of locals walked Saturday through Potawatomi Park for the Rensselaer Park’s Department’s first Frosty Fest event, as well as the city’s second Holiday Tree Trail.

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DEMOTTE — Last week, the DeMotte Chamber of Commerce joined two local businesses in a ribbon cutting ceremony for each. On Thursday, The Ci Insurance office celebrated the merger of Consolidated Insurance with Century Insurance to create Ci Insurance located at 824 S. Halleck St. On Friday, …

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DEMOTTE — The Fase Senior Center honored 10 of its participants with a special dinner and program on Dec. 4. All of the 10 honored were age 90 or over with the oldest at 98, and the youngest at 90. A filled room joined in celebrating their long journey that continues through life.

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DeMOTTE — The family of Louis and Hazel Crane, of DeMotte, will celebrate with them for their 70th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Lincoln Twp. Fire Station in Thayer. Friends and family are invited to come and chat with the happy couple, share food and fellowship. The famil…

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JASPER COUNTY — The Jasper County 4-H program is providing an introduction of youth mental health for any adult in our community that works or interacts with our youth. It is important for us to understand youth mental health and how it affects everyone. The more knowledgeable people are abo…

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NEWTON COUNTY — Three new “legends” became the 74th, 75th and 76th inductees to be honored on the South Shore Wall of Legends at the Indiana Welcome Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The Wall of Legends Project is sponsored by BP Whiting Refinery.

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Meet Cheese, he is a 10-year-old DSH male. He weighs about 15 pounds and definitely will never pass up a treat. Cheese does not mind other cats but prefers calmer dogs. He also likes to be petted. Come meet with Cheese and see if he would be a good fit for you!

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RENSSELAER — Roger Beehler was one of those teachers his students loved and remembered long after their high school days were over. For 25 years, Beehler taught art classes and coached the baseball team at Rensselaer Central High School. Roger Beehler died in 2016 but has remained an inspira…

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DEMOTTE — A DeMotte man was arrested the day after Thanksgiving after the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a physical domestic disturbance, according to a press release…

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FRANKLIN, Ind., Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Athletico Physical Therapy has opened a new location in Franklin on Tuesday, December 10th and is conveniently located next to BMV and just east of Johnson Memorial Health Hospital. Athletico is looking forward to continuing its quality of care throughout the state of Indiana.

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FORT WAYNE, Ind., Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Steel Dynamics, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ/GS: STLD) announced today that it has consummated the sale of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 2.800% Notes due 2024 (the "2024 Notes") and $600 million aggregate principal amount of 3.450% Notes due 2030 (together with the 2024 Notes, the "Notes"). The net proceeds from the Notes will be used to redeem or satisfy and discharge the entire $700 million of the Company's 5.125% Senior Notes due 2021 (the "2021 Notes") in accordance with the indenture governing the Company's 2021 Notes and for general corporate purposes.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Steuben County Commissioner Lynne Liechty, R-North District, was elected president of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners Northeast District during the annual conference last week. Her peers have selected her to represent them.

WASHINGTON - When the House Judiciary Committee began its historic session Wednesday night to consider two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, one issue was glaringly absent - Russia. For three years, House Democrats made the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, and his bitter fight against the special counsel investigation into Moscow's meddling in the 2016 election, the ...

CHICAGO - Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx on Wednesday kicked off the first wave in a mass effort to automatically clear tens of thousands of low-level marijuana convictions from court records on the eve of the legalization of recreational cannabis in Illinois. Foxx personally presented the county's chief judge with the first of about 1,000 petitions filed Wednesday during a special ...

Lawsuit by Sandy Hook families against gun manufacturer will go to trial in 2021 WATERBURY, Conn. - A lawsuit by nine families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings against the company that made the gun used in the massacre will go to trial in September 2021. On Wednesday lawyers for Remington Arms and the families agreed to the date after nearly two hours of haggling before ...

SAN DIEGO - Five months after Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died in a hotel room with two opioids in his bloodstream, Major League Baseball and its players union have agreed on a new drug policy that will add opioid testing for major leaguers and marijuana use will not be punished in the major or minor leagues. The policy, which would be implemented next season, is expected to be ...