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Sara Wittmeyer

Sara Wittmeyer is the News Bureau Chief for WFIU and WTIU. Sara has more than a decade of experience as a news reporter and previously served with KBIA at the University of Missouri, WNKU at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, KY, and at WCPO News in Cincinnati.

Recent Posts by Sara Wittmeyer

May 23, 2017

 

The Utilities District of Western Indiana Rural Electric Member Cooperative serves several counties in south-west Indiana.

UDWI REMC Board President: ‘We’re Making A Lot Of Changes’

The FBI is investigating the electric co-op and the CEO is on paid leave while the company conducts an independent audit of financial records.

May 18, 2017

 

Crane Solar Panels

Crane Celebrates Opening Of 145 Acre Solar Farm

Duke Energy is leasing ground from Crane for the solar farm that includes about 76,000 panels.

May 12, 2017

 

Electricity Meter

Timeline: UDWI Electric Co-Op Under FBI Investigation

There are 2 investigations into the finances at the Utilities District of Western Indiana: an FBI probe and an internal audit ordered by the Board of Directors.

May 10, 2017

 

The Utilities District of Western Indiana Rural Electric Member Cooperative serves several counties in south-west Indiana.

UDWI Electric Co-Op Confirms FBI Investigation

The Utilities District of Western Indiana is also hiring an outside auditor to look into the electric cooperative's finances.

May 9, 2017

 

coal ash

Terre Haute Residents, Duke Energy Meet About Coal Ash Disposal

Duke Energy plans to remove an estimated 3.6 million tons of coal ash from two of the Wabash River Generating Station's ash ponds in Terre Haute.

May 5, 2017

 

Rachel Gahagen practices a medical exam at Marian University, where she will soon receive her diploma with the first graduating class.

How New Medical School Graduates Will Address The Doctor Shortage

Indiana will need about 800 more primary care doctors by 2030, and the first graduating class from Marian University is a step in the right direction.

May 4, 2017

 

Brian Sparks has served as the UDWI CEO for about the last decade.

Electric Co-Op Board Puts CEO Brian Sparks On Paid Leave

The Utilities District of Western Indiana Board of Directors voted unanimously this week to place Brian Sparks on a paid leave of absence.

April 14, 2017

 

The UDWI cooperative is broken up into 8 districts, with a board member representing each one.

Candidate’s Win In Disputed Electric Co-Op Election Stands

Todd Carpenter was elected to the board Saturday, but his win was called into question after someone filed a petition challenging his candidacy.

April 8, 2017

 

The UDWI cooperative is broken up into 8 districts, with a board member representing each one.

Incumbents Ousted, UDWI Co-Op Elects 3 New Members

UDWI held its annual meeting Saturday and ratepayers got to vote on three board positions.

April 7, 2017

 

The lights around the dome used to be incandescent, but after a recent renovation they're now all LED.

West Baden Hotel Unveils Renovation To Historic Dome

Guests can also now see a nightly virtual light show thanks to all-new LEDs surrounding the dome's interior.

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