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    The consensus at a recent meeting hosted by Blackford County Concerned Citizens was that Hartford Iron & Metal should relocate its business operations to the Industrial Park area.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. shed 33,000 jobs in September because of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which closed thousands of businesses in Texas and Florida and forced widespread evacuations. It marked the first monthly hiring drop in nearly seven years.

They say that if you are ever out walking in the forest, that there is one sure way to tell which way is north. All you have to do is look for the green fungus that is known to grow on the north side of a tree.

Find our Fall Harvest page in Wednesday’s print edition of The News-Times, which is available in newspaper boxes around Blackford County. For home delivery specials, call (765) 584-4501.

  WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University’s Indiana Beginning Farmer program is sponsoring a two-day workshop for veterans who want to learn about beekeeping.

   On Sept. 26, the Eastern Indiana Livestock Breeders Association will again celebrate its long existence by holding the 92nd Annual Banquet at the Knights of Columbus Family Center at 3600 W. Purdue Avenue in Muncie.

   Diane Keaton, award-winning American actress, director, producer, photographer, writer and entrepreneur, will be a special guest at the 2017 Indiana Conference for Women, where she will share her insight and experiences with attendees during the luncheon plenary session.

 The Internal Revenue Service is warning people to avoid a new phishing scheme that impersonates the IRS and the FBI as part of a ransomware scam to take computer data hostage.

After renovations, singer bringing various musical styles to Glorious East End Bar

Average retail gasoline prices in Indiana fell 7.2 cents per gallon during the week of Aug. 21, averaging $2.28 a gallon on that date, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,271 gas outlets in Indiana.

 This past Saturday wrapped up this years Farmers Market program here in Blackford County. IU Health, WIC, Community & Family Services, Purdue Extension, Blackford County’s YMCA and the Growers and Makers Farmers Market teamed up to sponsor the program.

  Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.1 percent for July and remains lower than the national rate of 4.3 percent. The unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labor force.

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David Terry says the best way to teach someone new skills is to start from the basics.

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Not only will Blackford Schools be losing its superintendent this coming month, it will also be losing its long time business manager.

It was described as an extensive search, but members of the Blackford County Economic Development Corporation (BCEDC) believe they finally found what they were seeking in a new executive director in Jay County native Colton Bickel.

Naturally Recycled Proteins (NRP), a leading supplier to the pet food industry, announced on Monday that it will be investing nearly $10 million in Montpelier.