The State Fairgrounds Coliseum officially reopened Thursday after 17 months of reconstruction. Governor Mike Pence says the 63 million dollar renovation will help ensure the building remains the jewel at the center of the State Fair for decades.
While the exterior of the Fairgrounds landmark remains largely unchanged, inside is a new LED video scoreboard, a video ribbon board that lines the seating arena, and more than 70 wall-mounted flat screen monitors.
This week on WBOI Presents, we featured a speech by James Haslam, who is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pilot Travel Center and Cleveland Browns Majority Owner He spoke at the Economic Club of Indiana last March. He discusses entrepreneurship and of course, the NFL.
Indiana schools preparing for next week’s spring ISTEP test say they’re already having problem with the practice exam. Last spring, computer glitches interrupted more than 30,000 ISTEP testing sessions.
To prepare students and teachers for the ISTEP testing that begins next week, many districts in Indiana administered a practice test Tuesday.
Fort Wayne Community Schools spokesperson Krista Stockman says her district uses this practice test to find any problems with the school’s technology that administers the test.
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Establishing a strong local food culture has been on my radar for years, and based on the increasing prevalence of locally-owned restaurants and other food-related businesses, our region is gaining momentum.
Many factors contribute to our growing local food economy, and since the 1980s, Ivy Tech has been a big one. Through its Hospitality Administration Department, it offers the area’s only culinary program, providing students an opportunity to study culinary, baking, and pastry arts, and it has been churning out talent.
A study committee this summer will look at streamlining Indiana’s adoption process to further Governor Mike Pence’s goal of promoting adoption in the state.
Legislation passed this year funds a new adoption tax credit, about one thousand dollars per adopted child. It also creates an adoption study committee made up of people with experience in the field, including representatives from the Department of Child Services and adoption agencies, adoptive parents, and judges with adoption case experience.
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