The YMCA is about $2 million short of its $10.2 million goal to build the facility, but a loan is covering the cost of construction.
The $5 million will be used for job training and a program offering free career certifications and high school equivalency degrees.
Monroe County Head Start says it will cut 12 Head Start slots for children ages three to five and lay off 15 employees.
Columbus Municipal Airport officials say they are still trying to find ways to avoid a shutdown of the airport's control tower.
Members of the Monroe County Aviation Board met Tuesday to discuss how they could avoid shutting down the airport's control tower.
The House budget unveiled Friday would restore K-12 education funding above 2010 levels.
Governor Mike Pence wants to use surplus dollars to fund transportation projects, but Senate leaders want a more permanent solution.
A bill in the state legislature seeks to raise funds for construction of a visitor and learning center at the Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area.
The legislation would provide grant money for children whose families' incomes are at 185 percent of the poverty level or less to go to preschool.
A budget proposed by Gov. Mike Pence gives higher education institutions a one percent funding increase, with funding based on performance the following year.