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INDIANAPOLIS  – Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.2 percent for March 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 7,513 over the previous month. This was a result of 2,077 unemployed residents no longer seeking employment within the past four weeks, and a 9,590 increase in residents employed. Indiana's total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.32 million, and the state’s 63.8 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.9 percent.

Boardwalk Cafe Sign

Peru, IN – The Original Boardwalk Café has opened for business in the former Marco’s Pizza location next to Family Video store at 123 N Broadway Street in Peru.

The Original Boardwalk Café is owned by Tricia Rozzi. The first Boardwalk opened in Detroit Michigan by Rozzi’s husband, Brian Stephens. He opened a second location in Logansport in 1992. The business has been very successful in Logansport which prompted them to open a third location here in Peru.

Rozzi’s husband had also worked with Marco’s Pizza and when the chain announced that they were closing their Peru location, Rozzi decided to step in and see how a Boardwalk Café would do in the location.

Photo of Justin Geiselman, Owner of Peru 2 Go

Peru, IN – Since May 9th of 2017, Peru’s Justin Geiselman has owned and operated Peru 2 Go, a food delivery service. Peru to go is a local franchise of My Town 2 Go which operates in several States. Peru 2 Go is their only Indiana location.

Over the last year, Justin has expanded his business, hired two people to help him with his deliveries and made over one thousand deliveries to hungry people who wanted their food delivered to their home. Not a bad start for the 24-year-old entrepreneur who had never worked in food delivery or owned his own business before.

Geiselman was born and raised in Peru, attended Peru Schools until the 10th grade when he transferred to Maconaquah. Unfortunately, things did go well for Justin in a formal school setting but he was able to earn his GED High School Diploma and is about to complete a degree at Ivy Tech in HVAC.

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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.

Photo of Woodland Hills Mobile Home Community

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.

Bob Schwartz Logo

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.