News http://wboi.org en Tony Lemmon: My Summer as an Author http://wboi.org/post/tony-lemmon-my-summer-author <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tony </span>Lemmon<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;teaches science and math at Shawnee Middle School and driver's education on the side. &nbsp;He put last winter's snow days to good use by writing a book about his driver's </span>ed<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> experiences and spent the summer getting the word out about his book. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Katy Anderson 34798 at http://wboi.org Tony Lemmon: My Summer as an Author Report: "Energizing Indiana" Was Cost Effective http://wboi.org/post/report-energizing-indiana-was-cost-effective <p></p><p>A new report indicates the state’s energy efficiency program legislators eliminated earlier this year was cost effective—saving about three dollars for every one dollar spent.</p><p>The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission report shows the biggest payback from the program—called Energizing Indiana—was in rebates given to commercial and industrial businesses that upgraded to energy efficiency equipment. For every one dollar in rebate, the companies saved more than five dollars in electricity costs.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:01:46 +0000 Gretchen Frazee 34790 at http://wboi.org Report: "Energizing Indiana" Was Cost Effective Artlink Chooses New Executive Director http://wboi.org/post/artlink-chooses-new-executive-director <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Artlink has a new Executive Director. The non-profit gallery in Fort Wayne approved Amber </span>Recker<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for the position on Monday.</span></p><p>Under the leadership of its current director Deb Washler, Artlink moved to the Auer Center downtown in 2011, where it expanded its exhibition and classroom space. <a href="http://wboi.org/post/artlinks-executive-director-stepping-down">Washler announced her resignation last month</a>, and is headed to the Lincoln Financial Foundation.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:40:38 +0000 Virginia Alvino 34789 at http://wboi.org Artlink Chooses New Executive Director Bob Ahlersmeyer: My Summer in Hollywood http://wboi.org/post/bob-ahlersmeyer-my-summer-hollywood <p>Nine months out of the year, Bob&nbsp;Ahlersmeyer&nbsp;is an English teacher at Carroll High School in Fort Wayne. &nbsp;But he’s a showman at heart, and once class is dismissed, you can often find him in community theater productions and even local commercials.</p><p>This summer though, he decided to try his hand at stardom. For six weeks, anyway.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Katy Anderson 34747 at http://wboi.org Bob Ahlersmeyer: My Summer in Hollywood State Private Sector Adds Jobs, Unemployement Rate Flat http://wboi.org/post/state-private-sector-adds-jobs-unemployement-rate-flat <p>Indiana’s private sector added nearly 10,000 jobs last month.&nbsp; Yet for the fourth consecutive month, the unemployment rate failed to drop.&nbsp; Still, Governor Mike Pence says July’s employment numbers tell him Indiana’s economy is “all systems go.”</p><p>The Hoosier private sector has added jobs for ten consecutive months, surging again in July with 9,900 jobs created.&nbsp; That boost was led by the manufacturing sector, which added more than 5,000 jobs, the most in the country last month.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:31:43 +0000 Brandon Smith 34734 at http://wboi.org Laura McCoy: My Summer Hiking in Peru http://wboi.org/post/laura-mccoy-my-summer-hiking-peru <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-size: 19px; line-height: 28px;">Laura McCoy is a music teacher at St. Joseph Central Elementary School in Fort Wayne. During the summer months, she decided to take a trip to Peru. But she had more on her mind than just sightseeing.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-size: 14pt; line-height: 1.5;">McCoy lost her parents at a young age, and now devotes a lot of her time to working with children at Erin's House for Grieving Children, which helps young people learn to cope with loss.</span></p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:40:00 +0000 Katy Anderson 34648 at http://wboi.org Laura McCoy: My Summer Hiking in Peru 30,000 Fairgoers Had a Drink at the State Fair http://wboi.org/post/30000-fairgoers-had-drink-state-fair <p>Alcohol sales at the Indiana State Fair are exceeding expectations.&nbsp; More than 30,000 fairgoers lined up to buy beer and wine.&nbsp; It was the first time in 67 years alcohol sales were permitted.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ryan Sweet spent three days at the Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition with Taxman Brewing.&nbsp; He says the experience was overwhelmingly positive, providing the new </span>Bargersville<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Ind<span style="line-height: 1.5;">., brewery with plenty of exposure.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:17:30 +0000 Brandon Smith 34649 at http://wboi.org Fair Alcohol Sales Top Expectations http://wboi.org/post/fair-alcohol-sales-top-expectations <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Alcohol sales at the Indiana State Fair are exceeding expectations. More than 30,000 fairgoers&nbsp;&nbsp;lined up to buy beer and wine. It was the first time in 67 years alcohol sales were permitted.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:52:29 +0000 Brandon Smith 34647 at http://wboi.org Episode 162 - Fireworks http://wboi.org/post/episode-162-fireworks <p></p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:22:46 +0000 Martin Fisher 34624 at http://wboi.org More Cuts to Higher Education Budgets http://wboi.org/post/more-cuts-higher-education-budgets <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Indiana is cutting another 2 percent from the state’s public colleges and universities in response to&nbsp;concerns about lagging tax revenues. That’s in addition to the 2 percent it cut last fiscal year.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:12:55 +0000 Brandon Smith 34601 at http://wboi.org