Bomb threat arrest – A Plainfield woman has been arrested for allegedly making more than a dozen bomb threats beginning April 20 at the Cummins Distribution warehouse on Indianapolis Road in Whitestown. Juanita Lange, 32, was arrested and taken to the Boone County Jail pending charges of felony intimidation and false informing.
Dryer fire at ZPC – Zionsville firefighters responded to a commercial building alarm May 19 at Zionsville Presbyterian Church, 4775 W. 116th St. Fire department crews arrived to find the church and daycare evacuated and multiple people reporting a fire in the laundry room. Firefighters entered and were able to quickly extinguish the dryer fire. The daycare was closed for the day while the fire department ventilated smoke from the facility. There were no injuries to firefighters or occupants. Preliminary damage estimates for the building and contents may exceed $10,000.
PLTW Distinguished High School – Zionsville Community High School has been recognized as a 2021-22 PLTW Distinguished High School. ZCHS is one of 191 PLTW High School programs across the country to receive recognition this year.
Z’Tree of the Year – The People of Zionsville for the Aesthetics of Zionsville is presenting the Z’Tree of the Year Contest to celebrate the Town of Zionsville’s Tree City designation. Through June 1, residents are invited to submit a photo of their favorite tree. Bonus points will be given if there is a unique story behind the tree. The tree can be on private or public property but must be located within the town limits of Zionsville. PZAZ will select the winning tree. The winner will be honored with a framed photo inside Town Hall and a $100 gift card to the Little House at Earth and Turf. Enter the contest at zionsville-in/gov/FormCenter/Other-16/Z-Tree-of-the-Year-2022-99.
Peanut butter dip recall – Giant Eagle, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of GetGo branded Apples with Peanut Butter Dip sold in GetGo locations across Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana due to potential salmonella contamination. The impacted product was sold in GetGo locations through May 13 and can be identified by the UPC 30034 93770 6 and includes best if used by dates through May 29, 2022. The recalled items were sold in approximately 215 transactions. There have been no reports of illness associated with this recall to date. Guests who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return a qualifying receipt to the local GetGo for a refund.
500 Festival Queen Scholar – Melissa Aceves of Columbus has been named the 2022 Marlyne Sexton 500 Festival Queen Scholar. Aceves is a 2022 graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and earned a degree in community health. She was actively involved in the Undergraduate Student Government and the Chancellors Student Advisory Board. She also served on the Alliance for Immigrant Justice, in which she dedicated her involvement to community service, cultural awareness and education. Aceves is a graduate of Columbus North High School.
BCSO launches app – The Boone County Sheriff’s Office has released a smartphone app as a way to connect with the community and provide information quickly and efficiently. TheSheriffApp.com developed the app, which includes information about hiring, public records requests, inmates, sex offenders and more. The free app may be downloaded from an app store by searching “Boone County Sheriff, IN.”
Digital inclusion survey – The Boone County Economic Development Corp. encourages Boone County residents to participate in a recently released survey that focuses on the improvement of digital inclusion, which includes access to broadband. The survey includes questions related to internet connectivity, access, digital skills and education. More information regarding the Boone EDC’s plan for digital inclusion and access to the survey can found at betterinboone.org/digital-inclusion.
Over the Edge participants sought – This summer, adventurous philanthropists will rappel down a 23-story building in downtown Indianapolis – in the name of fundraising for Hoosiers in need. Registration is open for those who want to participate in United Way of Central Indiana’s third “Over the Edge” event, scheduled for Aug. 12 at Keystone Group’s 220 N. Meridian St. Space is limited to the first 80 people over age 13 who register. Participants commit to raising at least $1,000 for United Way’s Basic Needs initiatives, which help provide access to food, housing, transportation and health services. Last year, 73 people rappelled during the event, raising more than $196,000. For more or to sign up, visit uwci.org/ote.
Boone County Senior Services offers art classes — Boone County Senior Services Inc. offers weekly art classes in Zionsville from 9:30 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at Zionsville American Legion, 9950 E. 600 S. Instructor Shirley Luttrell leads the class, which costs $5 per class. Luttrell works with beginners, intermediate students and any medium — oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.
Vertex Intelligence acquired – Greenlight Guru, provider of the Medical Device Success Platform, has acquired Zionsville-based Vertex Intelligence, a data science company that partners with organizations to develop custom artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions. As a part of Greenlight Guru, Vertex will look to leverage machine learning to improve the medical device industry’s approach to all aspects of quality management. The acquisition is a culmination of the two company’s three-year working relationship, according to company officials. Founded in 2018 in Zionsville by CEO Tyler Foxworthy and partners Ken Miller and Zach Cardwell, the Vertex team will form the foundation of Greenlight Guru’s in-house data science department.
Tyler Trent golf fundraiser – The second Tee Off for Tyler Trent Charity Golf Classic is set for June 6 at the Bridgewater Club, 3535 E. 161st St. in Westfield. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. The event aims to raise more than $100,000 for the Tyler Trent Foundation to help advance cancer research. Learn more at one.bidpal.net/teeofffortyler/welcome.