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(The Center Square) – Like much of the rest of the country, Indiana is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases and a proportional increase in unemployment as measures are taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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FORT WAYNE, Ind., Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With flu season approaching and COVID-19 numbers rising, Premier Truck Rental is working to mitigate risk for customers. Keeping employees and customers top-of-mind, PTR has implemented cleaning procedures for their truck rentals.

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HUNTINGTON, Ind., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Northeast Indiana Bancorp, Inc., (OTCQB: NIDB), the parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, is proud to announce that its Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend of $1.00 per share on the Company's common stock. The record date will be December 9, 2020 and the payment date will be December 23, 2020.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) will participate in the Evercore ISI 3(rd) Annual HealthCONx Conference on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Michael Mason, Lilly senior vice president and president of Lilly Diabetes and Connected Care, will participate in a virtual fireside chat at 2:40 p.m., Eastern Time.

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ELKHART, Ind., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- THOR Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) is leveraging social media and its online presence to encourage contributions to its nonprofit partners this GivingTuesday, December 1(st), 2020. Observed on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving, GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that encourages donations to charitable organizations in communities around the world.

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FORT WAYNE, Ind., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivacelle Bio, Inc. today announces the Department of Defense awarded $5.3 million (USD) dollars for the clinical trial of VBI-S, an intravenously injected fluid based upon Vivacelle Bio's phospholipid nanoparticle technology for the treatment of septic shock due to various pathogens including COVID-19, other viruses and/or bacteria. Approximately 270,000 people in the US and 10 million people worldwide die of septic shock annually. Seventy percent of COVID deaths are due to septic shock. Vivacelle's VBI-S is likely to be effective in elevating blood pressure to survivable levels and improving oxygenation at early and even late stages of septic shock when current therapy, consisting of fluids and vasopressor medications, have failed. A phase IIa trial will be performed followed by a phase IIb/III trial of VBI-S.

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ELKHART, Ind., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: PATK) ("Patrick" or the "Company") announced today that it has appointed Jake Petkovich as Executive Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer ("CFO"), and Treasurer of the Company, effective immediately.

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After Pfizer submitted its application for a COVID-19 vaccine to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week, Illinois public health officials have continued preparing locations to store and distribute the vaccine that could be released to frontline hospital workers in a matter of weeks.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) ("Simon" or the "Company"), a real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, today announced the closing of its public offering of 22,137,500 shares of common stock, which includes an upsized base offering of 19,250,000 shares of common stock and an additional 2,887,500 shares of common stock issued in connection with the underwriters' exercise of an overallotment option. Net proceeds from the offering, after underwriting discounts and commissions, are approximately $1.56 billion.

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(The Center Square) – As if Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development hasn’t been under enough pressure since the COVID-19 pandemic began, now more and more fraudulent unemployment claims are being filed, according to Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill.

Warriors guard Klay Thompson underwent surgery in Los Angeles Wednesday to repair his torn right Achilles tendon, according to a team release. The five-time All-Star is expected to make a full recovery. As first reported by ESPN, the surgery was performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel in Los Angeles. Ferkel has worked with other NBA players, including Ricky Rubio, DeMarcus Cousins, Joel Embiid, Wesley ...

I packed for five nights in Nashville. I included items not usually in my travel gear — surgical gloves, Purell and a small barrel of wet wipes. I stopped just beyond Monteagle to get gas. It was March 11, 2020. We in sports media already had begun to wonder how/if COVID-19 might change March Madness. One week earlier, I'd written a little something about how the NCAA tournament might get ...

What's the sound of a lame duck tweeting? Weeks after losing the election, President Donald Trump is now losing Twitter followers by the day, according to Newsweek. More than 46,000 of the president's former disciples have reportedly stopped receiving his tweets since Sunday. The president still has nearly 89 million followers, but lost 10,000 readers by noon Wednesday. Newsweek observed that ...

DENVER — In March, Claire Tripeny was watching her dream job fall apart. She'd been working as an intensive care nurse at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado, and loved it, despite the mediocre pay typical for the region. But when COVID-19 hit, that calculation changed. She remembers her employers telling her and her colleagues to "suck it up" as they struggled to care for six patients ...