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  • 99.5 ZPL, Noblesville Parks partner to bring Concerts at the Commons Series
    2/22/2018 The Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department announces Concerts at the Commons line up and new partnership with local radio station 99.5 ZPL to bring regional and local bands to the First Merchants Pavilion stage at Federal Hill Commons.
    Concerts at the Commons will take place on five Saturday nights throughout the summer with each show starting at 7 p.m.
    “With the success of last year’s concerts and events, we are expanding our free shows this year, to give the community more opportunities to enjoy Federal Hill Commons throughout the summer. We are excited to welcome some new bands to Noblesville, along with the return of our more popular acts from last year,” said Brandon Bennett, Noblesville Parks director.
  • 2/21/2018 A single vehicle crash overnight in southern Hamilton County left one person with serious injuries.
    Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a crash on 111th Street near Cornell Drive shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday.
    Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office Crash Team reported a black 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe was eastbound on 111th Street approaching Cornell when it ran off the pavement, striking a culvert and then a tree on the right side of the road.
  • 2/20/2018 CARMEL — Police in Carmel have arrested two juveniles in connection with social media threats made against Carmel High School.
    The juveniles, identified as Carmel High School students, were arrested for felony intimidation and taken to the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center.
    The Times’ newsgathering partner WTHR reports the threats surfaced last week after 17 people were shot and killed at a high school in Florida. Police and school administrators reassured students and their parents that they had investigated the threats.
    Security plans will remain in place at Carmel High School on Tuesday with increased police protocol, though police say evidence shows the social media threats allegedly made by the students "were fabricated by both juveniles and they had no means to carry out the threats."
  • Indiana proclaims FFA Week
    2/19/2018 INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric J. Holcomb issued a proclamation recognizing FFA Week in Indiana. 
    Claire Baney, a 2017 graduate from Hamilton Southeastern High School is the 2017-2018 Indiana FFA State President.
    Baney joined Hamilton Southeastern’s FFA organization during her freshman year of high school. She had no agricultural background before she joined FFA.
    She has competed in multiple FFA contests, specifically speaking competitions, throughout her high school FFA career and earned second and third place awards a few times throughout her time in the organization.
    Now she enjoys her duties as president and informing people about agriculture.
  • ‘Noblestories’ give voice to city’s history
    2/19/2018 “Noblestories,” a partnership between the Noblesville Preservation Alliance and Hamilton County Television, will give a voice to Noblesville’s history by tapping into the current popularity of public storytelling.
    “Noblestories” will give today’s residents a glimpse into Noblesville’s past through the eyes of people who have lived here the longest, its senior citizens.
    “When cities grow quickly, it’s easy to lose sight of how we got here. It’s important to make those cultural connections to the past that help explain the present. This series will help people connect with Noblesville’s heritage through these first-person accounts,” said Mike Corbett, program organizer.
    Storytellers will share their memories in a formal setting, accompanied by appropriate visuals. The program will be video recorded by Hamilton County Television and posted on the NPA and HCTV websites. Noblesville High School students also plan to record the sessions and edit them into small files for sharing on social media.
  • ‘New economy’ challenging state officials
    2/17/2018 FISHERS – Indiana is struggling to navigate the crossroads between the old and new economies.
    Traditional business has been met by non-traditional avenues of the economy, including AirB&B, Uber, online shopping, people renting their own vehicles, and even Tesla. Many of these new economic avenues are not part of the traditional tax structure and state legislators are working to find ways to include them.
    Several legislators, including Rep. Kathy Kreag Richardson, Rep. Tony Cook and Sen Victoria Spartz, met with members of Hamilton County’s four chambers of commerce, to give a “halftime report” on action at the Statehouse during this year’s short session.
    “This new economy affects Hamilton County is so many ways,” said Rep. Todd Huston. “We’ve built a lot of things off of taxes generated by car rentals, hotel room rental fees, we just didn’t imagine how this new economy would affect our funding strategies,”
    House Speaker Brian Bosma said Indiana isn’t alone, other states struggle with the issue as well.
    “We’ve found ourselves at this intersection between the old and new economies and we’re working hard to find solutions that benefit both,” he said.
  • 2/16/2018 A threat, made by a Noblesville High School student against the school, made Thursday, were found not to be credible, the corporation said in a statement released Thursday night.
    The threat, made during a bus ride home from school, was reported by two students using the corporation’s confidential “SpeakUp” reporting app on the students’ iPads.
    NHS adminstrators and Noblesville Police immediately made contact with the students making the threat and determined it was not credible.
    Administrators have taken appropriate action with the student to address this issue.
    “We would like to send our appreciation to the NHS students who chose to speak-up and share the concern. It's important as a community that we take the time to listen, be cognizant of things happening around us, and report them when we aren't comfortable or are concerned. These two students did the right thing. We ask that you have the conversation with your child about reaching out to an adult when they have a concern or reporting their concern via Noblesville Schools’ SpeakUp app,” the statement read.
  • 2/16/2018 Many of the Indiana Transportation Museum's materials, cleaned from its site in Forest Park, are usable products necessary to safely operate its antique engines, passenger cars, rolling stock and rail lines.
    That’s the conclusion of the ELAM Group, a Noblesville-based environmental firm assisting ITM with cleanup of the Forest Park property.
    ITM lost its lease in Forest Park, and is required to clean up the site. It has completed the first stage, and is ready to progress to underground testing.
    The Indiana Transportation Museum has completed the first stage of its cleanup of its site in Forest Park, and is set to begin step 2. 
    Step 2 will require soil borings to test the soil beneath the top soil.
    “The next phase of the testing involves sub-surface soil testing which requires drilling into the soil to see if any pollutants have been released into the ground. The number of borings to be taken is over 5 times more than typical. This below ground testing will take considerable time, and samples will take time to analyze,” said John McNichols, ITM Board chairman.
  • 2/15/2018 INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags across the state to be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the tragedy in Parkland, Fla.
    Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.
    Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff until Monday.
  • OutHouse to offer work-sharing spaces
    2/15/2018 Workers who don’t go to a regular office – maybe work from home – will soon have an alternative.
    Noblesville’s first co-working space, the OutHouse, is scheduled to open mid-March at 540 Westfield Road.
    “OutHouse is like the Starbucks of coworking. You’ll eventually find one on every corner,” said Taylor Jennings, owner.
    Jennings is the owner of Jennings Commercial Interiors, a seller of high-end office furniture. “Our primary line of business is commercial office furniture,” said Jennings, owner of Jennings Commercial Interiors. “But we saw a need for people who may have to travel to work, or who work remotely, to having a space they could use as an office.”
    The OutHouse will be equipped with Jennings furnishings.
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