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Groups Discuss Future Of Michindoh Aquifer

Concerned Citizens of DeKalb County, or CCDC, hosted an informational meeting yesterday regarding the Michindoh Aquifer. Residents in the tri-state area are concerned about a plan to sell water from the aquifer to the Toledo suburbs. The Michindoh Aquifer, a portmanteau of the three states it touches; Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, is a prominent source of water for the corners of the three states. Various advocacy and environmental groups in Ohio and Indiana have hosted meetings in opposition...

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Digging the Downtown Music Scene At The Ruin

When Fort Wayne resident, Cassie Ledbetter decided to change careers, she traded her Archaeology tools in for a defunct Main Street bar in need of TLC, hired Left Lane Cruiser's Pete Dio as music booking manager and, well...dug in.

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Anne Gregory

WBOI Presents: Access to Behavioral Health Services

The full title of this week's episode of WBOI Presents is Access to Behavioral Health Services: A Matter of Social Justice.

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WBOI Presents: September News Roundup 2018

Groups Discuss Future Of Michindoh Aquifer

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Barb Anguiano / WBOI

 

Concerned Citizens of DeKalb County, or CCDC, hosted an informational meeting yesterday regarding the Michindoh Aquifer. Residents in the tri-state area are concerned about a plan to sell water from the aquifer to the Toledo suburbs. The Michindoh Aquifer, a portmanteau of the three states it touches; Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, is a prominent source of water for the corners of the three states.

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Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services received nearly $700,000 in state funds to help with lead paint remediation.

The city will partner with the Allen County Department of Health to identify children with elevated blood lead levels, and then help remove lead paint from their homes, homes where they attend daycare or homes where they visit frequently.

Plans for a controversial recycling and waste-processing facility in Gary hit a snag this week. The city council reversed its decision to approve the project. 

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis announced plans to acquire West Lafayette-based Endocyte for $2.1 billion.

Anne Gregory

The full title of this week's episode of WBOI Presents is Access to Behavioral Health Services: A Matter of Social Justice.

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Paulina Nieto, who grew up in Columbus, Indiana, was only 2 months old when she started to have heart problems due to a narrow artery.

Opioid Task Force Hearing Highlights Solutions

Oct 17, 2018
The Legal Services Corporation Opioid Task Force met in Indianapolis Wednesday. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
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An national Opioid Task Force held a field hearing in Indianapolis this week and provided a chance for the group to hear how legal interventions aid people with a substance use disorder.  

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A Purdue Fort Wayne associate psychology professor received a grant of more than $300,000 to help with mental health awareness and an early intervention program.

 

The $369,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration to Jeannie DeClementi will help train faculty and staff, as well as provide screenings, assessments and intervention, according to a release from Purdue University Fort Wayne.

 

Courtesy/The Ruin

When Fort Wayne resident, Cassie Ledbetter decided to change careers, she traded her Archaeology tools in for a defunct Main Street bar in need of TLC, hired Left Lane Cruiser's Pete Dio as music booking manager and, well...dug in.

Workers' Compensation Rates To Drop In 2019

Oct 17, 2018
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  Workers’ compensation rates in the state of Indiana will continue to decline in 2019. The state Department of Insurance announced the change Wednesday.

The Indiana Department of Insurance will decrease how much employers should pay in workers’ compensation by an average of 7.6 percent, beginning in January of 2019.

Commissioner Stephen Robertson approved the change. He says in a statement the decrease will create savings for Indiana businesses and provide support “as they grow their companies.”

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