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GARY — Former Mayor Richard Hatcher, one of the first black mayors of a major American city when he was elected in 1967 at age 34, and whose five terms made him Gary’s longest-tenured chief executive, died Friday.

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NOIDA, India & SYDNEY, Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- JustCall, a popular cloud phone system software for businesses, today announced that it ranked 54th on the Deloitte APAC Technology Fast 500(TM) 2019. A ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in the Asia Pacific now in its 18th year. JustCall has grown 1367% over the past three years because of the organization's customer-centric approach. JustCall's core engineering & management teams operate from Noida and sales & support teams operate from the Philippines and United States.

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ELIZABETH, Ind., Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials with Caesars Southern Indiana today celebrated the grand opening of the new $90 million land-based casino - part of the internationally-known Caesars gaming and entertainment brand. The new casino replaces the 21-year-old riverboat casino that operated as Horseshoe Southern Indiana.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ADISA, the nation's largest trade association for the alternative and direct investment space, announced today the new 2020 directors for its board, selected by its members.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today that the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) issued a positive opinion recommending a new indication and associated label update for CYRAMZA(® )(ramucirumab). The Committee agreed that the label should include an indication for CYRAMZA in combination with erlotinib for the first-line treatment of adult patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with activating epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations. The CHMP positive opinion is now referred for final action to the European Commission, which grants approval in the European Union.

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ELKHART, Ind., Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) today announced that its Board of Directors approved, at their December 13, 2019 meeting, the payment of a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.40 per share.

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WHITING, Ind., Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Mascot Hall of Fame (MHOF) is excited to announce the four professional mascots being inducted into the Hall in June of 2020; Youppi! (Montreal Canadiens, NHL), Boomer (Indiana Pacers, NBA), The Oriole Bird (Baltimore Orioles, MLB), and Blue (Indianapolis Colts, NFL). The official announcement was made publicly at the MHOF's 2nd Annual Fur Tie Fundraiser held at the museum located in Whiting, Indiana on Wednesday, December 11th.

The Chicago Board of Education voted Wednesday night to close Chicago Virtual Charter School. The school was overseen by ex-Gary superintendent Cheryl Pruitt until the leader was placed on leave pending an internal investigation reviewing school management and finance.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- American College of Education (ACE) has earned International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Recognition for its M.Ed. in Educational Technology program, becoming the first higher education program to earn the designation.

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FORT WAYNE, Ind., Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Teamsters Local 414 drivers, warehouse and maintenance workers went on strike this morning at the Fort Wayne United Natural Foods, Inc. [NYSE: UNFI] distribution center to protest the company's violations of federal laws that protect workers' rights.

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CHESTERTON, Ind., Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hogan Consulting Group is pleased to announce its addition to the 2019 CRN Next-Gen 250 list. This list of 250 distinguished companies from across the country acknowledges IT solution providers who have successfully transformed their businesses to meet the demands of emerging technologies.

A change is in store for the Randolph County Superior Court. At the weekly meeting of the Winchester Rotary Club on Monday, December 9, the Honorable Judge Peter D. Haviza, who has presided over the court since 1999, announced that he would not seek re-election when his term expires. The Haviza family is well known throughout the area. Judge Haviza has been practicing law in the area since graduating from Indiana University School of Law in 1976. His father Vincent was a prominent educator and principal for many years.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that it has signed a joint marketing agreement in the United States with Fortelinea Software Systems that allows for the linking of Roche's VENTANA Connect middleware with Fortelinea's Prima lab tracking and management system to improve workflow for automated immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in-situ hybridization (ISH) testing in U.S. research laboratories.

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FRANKLIN, Ind., Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Athletico Physical Therapy has opened a new location in Franklin on Tuesday, December 10th and is conveniently located next to BMV and just east of Johnson Memorial Health Hospital. Athletico is looking forward to continuing its quality of care throughout the state of Indiana.

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FORT WAYNE, Ind., Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Steel Dynamics, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ/GS: STLD) announced today that it has consummated the sale of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 2.800% Notes due 2024 (the "2024 Notes") and $600 million aggregate principal amount of 3.450% Notes due 2030 (together with the 2024 Notes, the "Notes"). The net proceeds from the Notes will be used to redeem or satisfy and discharge the entire $700 million of the Company's 5.125% Senior Notes due 2021 (the "2021 Notes") in accordance with the indenture governing the Company's 2021 Notes and for general corporate purposes.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Steuben County Commissioner Lynne Liechty, R-North District, was elected president of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners Northeast District during the annual conference last week. Her peers have selected her to represent them.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced the opening of the LIBRETTO-431 clinical trial [NCT04194944] for selpercatinib, also known as LOXO-292, for treatment-naïve RET fusion-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Enrolled trial participants will be randomized to receive either selpercatinib or platinum-based (carboplatin or cisplatin) and pemetrexed therapy with or without pembrolizumab as initial treatment of their advanced or metastatic RET fusion-positive NSCLC.

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RUSHVILLE, Ind., Dec. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cormo USA Inc., which utilizes technology to turn corn field waste into sustainable products has officially registered as an Indiana company. Earlier this year, Cormo announced they were establishing operations in Rushville, creating up to 250 new, high-wage jobs by the end of 2023.

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GARY — A Belgium art collector is suing the Gary Community School Corp., the city and others for allegedly reneging on a $20,000 winning bid he placed for a district-owned wooden Picasso sculpture in early 2019.

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School funding is always a hot button issue in Indiana politics, but as we head into the 2020 session, I’m confused about what the Legislature is even driving at when considering the topic.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced interim clinical data from the LOXO-305 global Phase 1/2 BRUIN dose escalation trial. LOXO-305 is an investigational, highly selective, non-covalent Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor. These data were presented today at the 2019 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in Orlando (abstract 501). At all doses studied, LOXO-305 delivered objective responses in patients who had received diverse prior therapies and had exhibited varied molecular mechanisms of acquired resistance.