The Lafayette Hearing Authority is adding two homes to the city’s list of unsafe structures.
Officials say the homes at 424 Central Avenue and 113 Walnut Street need to be demolished due to deteriorating foundations, shingles, siding and roofs.
Mayor Tony Roswarski says ordering the demolition of a home is a last resort, especially since the city usually ends up footing the bill.
He says in some cases the city is able to recoup the demolition cost by placing a lien on the property which is paid off when it’s sold.
Lafayette’s South Tipp Park is getting a makeover.
The city is partnering with Subaru of Indiana Automotive on the $260,000 project.
Crews are ripping out the old playground equipment to make way for a complete renovation of the park along Third Street, next to Bauer Community Center.
Plans include the addition of new swings, a 20-foot shelter, and water spritzer.
In honor of the primary donor, the park will be named Subaru South Tipp Park when it opens in early fall.
The West Lafayette Board of Works has approved spending up to 35-thousand dollars to determine the extent of a mold problem in City Hall.
All offices were moved out of the building in February to allow for an environmental remediation survey.
Mayor John Dennis says the results will determine whether or not officials move back into the building.
Currently, the mayor and the clerk-treasurer are on the second floor of the Police Department, while the Engineering and Development offices are in Morton Community Center.
Changes are coming to the Scholastic Aptitude Test, more commonly known as the SAT.
The College Board has decided to make the essay portion of the exam optional beginning in Spring 2016.
That returns the highest possible score on the test to 1,600.
Purdue Dean of Admissions Pam Horne is the university’s representative on the College Board.
She says the changes are a result of conversations with both high school teachers and college faculty.
Tippecanoe County officials have settled on polling locations for the 2014 primary.
Commissioners this morning approved 13 early voting sites and 19 for Election Day.
Board of Elections Co-Director Jared Bond says all of the early voting locations are consistent with previous years.
He says the list of Election Day sites has two changes.
The county will be using the Eagles Lodge on South 18th Street instead of the Brady Lane Church of Christ.
Bond says the Lodge is still on the bus line and offers better parking and more space inside.
Purdue will host a group of its NASA astronaut alumni for a reunion next month that will culminate with a public forum.
The unviersity has had 23 graduates become astronauts, including the late Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, and Eugene Cernan, the most recent man to walk on the moon.
Eight of the astronauts, including Cernan, are expected to attend the forum, "A Conversation with Our Astronauts," on April 12th at 7 p.m. in Elliott Hall of Music.
The forum is free, but those attending will need tickets.
A new collaboration involving Purdue aims to make the pathway from drug discovery to the marketplace more efficient.
The university is partnering with Houston Methodist Research Institute for research and educational initiatives, including clinical trials of drugs developed at Purdue.
Philip Low is a Chemistry professor and the inaugural director of the Purdue Center for Drug Discovery.
He says the goal is to find cures for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and cancer, and to get those drugs to the patients who need them as soon as possible.
The following schools are CLOSED today:
Lafayette School Corporation
Tippecanoe School Corporation
West Lafayette Community School Corporation
Delphi Community School Corporation
Montessori School of Greater Lafayette
Rossville Consolidated Schools
The following schools are on a 2-hour delay today:
Lafayette Catholic School System
The Noontime Concert & Luncheon Series at St. John's Episcopal Church has been canceled for today.
Indiana’s attorney general has amended a lawsuit against a local trash hauler that went out of business earlier this year.
Greg Zoeller is accusing the owners of Tippecanoe Waste Removal of using corporate funds to pay for personal expenses.
He says corporate bank records raised concerns about the actions of Kurt and Melissa Kanable.
The amended lawsuit accuses the two of using customer’s payments for personal expenditures such as child support, student loan payments, and groceries.
The Purdue women’s basketball team has been named a finalist for the Russell Athletic “Together We R”Team Award.
The honor is for programs that have strived to succeed in the face of adversity and exemplify strong commitment to core values of togetherness, courage, and work ethic and heart.