Township board to meet Tuesday
MARKLEVILLE — Adams Township Advisory Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Adams Markleville Fire Station, 7457 S. 200E.
The agenda includes the group’s annual organizational meeting.
Newspaper to host blood drive
ANDERSON — The Herald Bulletin, 1133 Jackson St., will host a blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 1 to 4:45 p.m.
The Bloodmobile will be parked in the newspaper’s lower parking lot behind the building. Appointments may be made by going to www.donorpoint.org or by calling Tammy Everitt at 648-4242.
Giant Eagle entering Indiana
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle supermarket chain is expanding into Indiana.
The chain says it has an agreement to build a GetGo convenience store and an upscale Market District grocery store in Carmel, Ind., a suburb of Indianapolis.
Both Indiana stores will be part of a development called The Bridges and are set to open next year.
2nd man pleads guilty in shootings
GOSHEN — A second man has pleaded guilty to murder charges in the shooting deaths of a northern Indiana convenience store’s owner and an employee.
Kevin Moore, 29, of Elkhart pleaded guilty mentally ill on two counts of murder during a court hearing Thursday. He admitted taking part in a Sept. 5 robbery at Saleh’s Market near downtown Elkhart, where Jagtar Bhatti, 55, and Pawan Singh, 20, were fatally shot.
Ports of Indiana cargo up 20 percent
INDIANAPOLIS — The Ports of Indiana handled 8.3 million tons of cargo at its three ports last year, an increase of 20 percent over a year earlier.
Officials with the Ports of Indiana say it was the third highest total of cargo in the organization’s 52-year history and the highest since 2006. They say shipments of coal, steel and agricultural-related products helped lead the increases.
Senate OKs vets’ property tax cut
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Senate has approved a measure that would increase the amount that disabled veterans receive in property tax reductions.