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General News
1:37 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes

Mayor McBarnes says as many as 20 landlords could soon be told their properties are slated for demolition if they aren't rehabbed.
Credit City of Frankfort

A push by Frankfort’s mayor could help bring down blighted buildings in the city – but it might also force the people currently living in them to find a new home.

Chris McBarnes, speaking on WBAA’s “Ask The Mayor,” says letters will soon go out to as many as 20 landlords whose properties have been deemed unsafe by the city.

If those landlords don’t agree to a plan to refurbish them, the city may raze the property and evict any tenants. McBarnes says the city can’t do much more for those evicted than put them in touch with Frankfort’s landlord association, though.

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Business
5:44 am
Wed July 16, 2014

South Bend Council Rejects Smoking Ban After Businesses Object

The ordinance's author turned out to be the deciding vote against, not for, the measure.
Credit Raul Lieberwirth / https://www.flickr.com/photos/lanier67/237055775

A smoking ban has been rejected by South Bend‘s Common Council.

The bill would have gone a step further than the state‘s ban by prohibiting smoking in bars and private clubs. The vote was 5 to 4.

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General News
6:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

As Archery Popularity Spikes, Indiana Inventor Finds His Target Audience

Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

Sales of archery equipment have spiked in the last couple years – especially among fans of movie heroes wielding bows and arrows. That archery craze has helped bolster sales for a small Indiana company that builds its business around people shooting each other. It's a game that’s sort of like dodgeball and paintball meeting The Hunger Games.

One of the first things I did when I went to see Archery Tag played was get shot with an arrow. At close range. By someone who shoots arrows for a living.

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Government
4:53 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Small Business Caucus of IN lawmakers gathering input

State lawmakers from the Lafayette area have a better idea of problems facing small business owners.

They held a town hall meeting Thursday to get input on issues entrepreneurs are facing and feedback on current laws and regulations. Several business owners say the unemployment insurance system is stacked against them.

Representative Sharon Negele (R-Attica) says she’s realized the same thing with the small business she and her husband run.

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Business
7:53 am
Thu July 18, 2013

IN "Company to Watch" list includes one from Lafayette

A Lafayette based cyber security research and software firm is on the state’s “Company to Watch” list.

Emerging Threats is about three-years old, but the company has existed under another name since 2003. It sells threat intelligence for the online community.

CEO Ken Gramley says making it onto the list acknowledges the company’s hard work.

“It’s certainly an honor that helps show that we are on the cutting edge of what’s happening in the state and we’re proud to be there.”

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