"Steel City Salvage" will be created by Delta Institute to allow demolition of abandoned houses in Gary and re-use the lumber and other materials.
Obama granted clemency for 46 nonviolent offenders, saying their sentences were unduly harsh.
Police say the suspected serial killer could face more charges.
Police also say the slayings likely happened recently, but that the suspect indicated there could be additional victims going back 20 years.
It is not clear the seven Ball State charters slated for closure are the best in their neighborhoods. But some parents say they had nowhere better to go.
Of those attending the town hall meetings, 68 percent favor returning to the original single-class basketball format.
Mayors of some Indiana cities with partial smoking bans say they’re watching the statewide debate on the topic.