Franklin Electric to acquire three distributors

FORT WAYNE — Franklin Electric Co., Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire controlling interests in three distributors in the U.S. professional groundwater market. Franklin...

Barkley Builders earns Chamber’s August honor

Randy Barkley learned the construction trade from his uncle in Decatur right out of ...

New ramp installed for veteran

With the help of materials from Lowes, members of American Legion Post 111 recently ...

Toys R Us to close 182 stores

By  ANNE D’INNOCENZIO and MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us, a nostalgic favorite even as many shoppers moved to Amazon...

Strong: Legion continues to work for veterans, nation

The American Legion will start preparing later this year for the organization’s ...

First place basketball winner

Shane Bennett, right, with a 49-inch LG television after Bennett won the News-Banner’s ...

Trained up

Seventeen workers from American Axle and Manufacturing, formerly Metaldyne, recently completed training that will allow them to work at higher-paying jobs. Freedom Academy of...

Velocity earns monthly Chamber honor

The Wells County Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors recognized Steve Feasel with Velocity Motors as the October Member of the Month last week. Velocity...

Rotary donates to Wells County Food Bank

Bluffton Rotary Club President Michael Towne presents a check for $5,000 to the Wells County Food Bank. Rotary holds fundraisers each year to assist...

U.S. stocks are in ‘correction,’ taking investors for a ride

By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer Stocks struggled to stabilize Friday as investors sent prices climbing, then slumping in unsteady trading a day after the market...