States Seek Input on Ohio River Bridges Toll Plan
Transportation officials in Indiana and Kentucky are planning public meetings as part of the effort gather input on the potential impact of tolls for the Ohio River Bridges project. The sessions are set for next week in Clarksville and Louisville.
Hoosier Schools Secure Major Federal Grants
More than 30 Indiana schools will share more than $26 million in federal School Improvement Grants. The funds are designed to boost low-performing schools.
Cancer Treatment Company Secures Grant
Indianapolis-based ApeX Therapeutics has received a National Cancer Institute grant to help develop more effective treatments for leukemia and other cancers in children. The more than $240,000 will support the cancer-focused drug company’s efforts to potentially land a pre-investigational new drug meeting with federal regulators.
Community Foundation Plans New Headquarters
The Community Foundation of DeKalb County has unveiled plans for a new office building. The $400,000 investment will be called the Steininger Center in honor of the key donors for the project.
Technical Career Event Set for IMS
EmployIndy and the city of Indianapolis are partnering next week on a jobs event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Career Day @ the Brickyard will focus on job seekers trying to land positions in a technical field. It will take place on the first day of practice surrounding the Brickyard 400.
Steel Dynamics Profit Drops
Fort Wayne-based Steel Dynamics Inc. (Nasdaq: STLD) is reporting second quarter net income of $29 million, compared to $44 million for the same period a year earlier. Chief Executive Officer Mark Millet says slow growth in China and Europe, along with uncertainty in the domestic economy, contributed to the profit decline.
Greek Media Company Planning Growth
Indianapolis-based Olympia Media Group is planning to add more than a dozen workers over the next two months. The company says its fraternity and sorority-targeted publication, The Odyssey, can be found on nearly 40 college campuses throughout the country.