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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.2 percent for February and remains lower than the national rate of 4.1 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana's unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for more than four years. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force.

Indiana’s labor force had a net increase of 2,495 over the previous month. This was a result of 2,243 unemployed residents no longer seeking employment within the past four weeks, and a 4,738 increase in residents employed. Indiana's total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.31 million, and the state’s 63.7 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 63.0 percent.

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Peru, IN - If you go by Woodland Hills or Wabash Flats Mobile Home Communities in Peru, you’ll see that they have been making some big changes to their properties. The owners have removed many of the old trailers and replaced them with brand new ones. So far, Wabash Flats has twenty-four new trailers with Woodland Hills receiving fifteen. Some additional new trailers are yet to arrive.

“It’s all about doing better for the community,” according to new Property Manager Brandi. “We are trying to get away from the stigma of a trailer park and make this a community where people take pride in their properties.”

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Bayer is voluntarily recalling Alka-Seltzer Plus® packages that:

  • Were sold only in the U.S. at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger (including Dillons Food Stores, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food Stores, Ralphs, King Soopers and Smith’s Food and Drug) after February 9, 2018.
  • Can be identified by checking the Bayer logo located on the lower left corner of the front of the carton. If the logo has an orange or green background, the product is included in the recall.

The affected packages are being recalled because the ingredients on the front sticker may not match the actual product in the carton.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.3 percent for December and remains lower than the national rate of 4.1 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana's unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for more than four years. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force.

Indiana’s labor force had a net decrease of 7,294 over the previous month. This was a result of 4,105 unemployed residents no longer seeking employment within the past four weeks, and a 3,189 decrease in residents employed. Indiana's total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.31 million, and the state’s 63.7 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.7 percent.

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Peru, IN – Bob Schwartz Ford hopes to donate $6,000 to Peru High School in April as part of a “Dr!ve 4UR School” promotion to be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

For each licensed qualified driver who test drives a new Ford vehicle at the event, Ford Motor Company and Bob Schwartz Ford will donate $20.00 to Peru High School for their general fund. The max the school can earn is $6,000 if 300 qualified drivers take a test drive that day.

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Peru, IN — Volunteers for the American Heart Association and Lutheran Health Network Dukes Memorial Hospital are celebrating American Heart Month by knitting red hats for all babies born at Dukes Memorial Hospital in February. The Little Hats, Big Hearts™ project raises awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country and the leading killer of infants with birth defects.

Volunteers from across the country have knitted thousands of hats that will be given to all babies born at participating Indiana hospitals during the month of February.

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Indianapolis, IN - As you prepare to file your taxes, proceed with caution to keep your personal information safe from identity thieves. Identity theft is a growing problem and victims can experience damaged credit ratings, limited eligibility for certain loans, and inability to file a tax return or receive a refund. Because identity theft can have such a lasting effect on victims, it is important to take all of the necessary steps to prevent it.

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PERU, Ind. – Dukes Memorial Hospital is recognizing the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® campaign and celebrating National Heart Month to help raise awareness and save more lives. With approximately 2,300 Americans dying of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of one death every 38 seconds, chances are we all know someone affected by heart disease and stroke. But together we can change that.

Fortunately, 80 percent of cardiac events such as premature heart disease, stroke, and diabetes may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. The biggest part of living healthy comes down to simply making healthy choices. While you can’t change things like age and family history, the good news is that even modest modifications to your diet and lifestyle can improve your heart health and lower your risk.