Tippecanoe, Howard Among Pre-K Expansion Counties

Jun 7, 2017

Low-income families in 15 counties will soon be able to use state money to send their 4-year-old children to preschool. Indiana’s first pre-K pilot included five counties – some urban and some rural.

One of the additional counties is Delaware, where Carrie Bale runs the By5 Early Childhood Initiative. She says while she’s glad for the new opportunity, the expansion includes a new requirement that could exclude families that need the service.

Evonik slashes 45 jobs at Lafayette Lab

Dec 12, 2012

A Lafayette facility is losing 45 of its roughly 600 employees.

Evonick is cutting its workforce at its Tippecanoe Laboratories site.

The specialty chemical manufacturer is changing its business model and officials say the reductions are needed to increase flexibility and stay competitive in the market.

The Laboratory produces active pharmaceutical ingredients.

The employees losing their jobs will receive a severance package and Evonik is vowing to provide outplacement services.

Company officials says the reduction is not based on performance.