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Schoettle grew up in Indianapolis, graduating from Southport High School and Indiana University. He then departed on a tour of middle Indiana, reporting for papers in Greenwood, Frankfort, Columbus and Franklin before landing at IBJ in 1998. At his previous jobs, he spent a decade as a political/government reporter. Beyond writing, Schoettle’s passions include animals and wildlife, watching all manner of television and long-distance cycling. Though he put away his trumpet many years ago, he remains an avid music fan. Schoettle shares his home in Southport with his wife, Elizabeth, two Pembroke Welsh Corgis and two cats. Preferring to live in a “park-like setting,” one of his primary goals each spring and summer is to see how seldom he can mow his front lawn.

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Recent Articles

Small colleges using lacrosse to attract monied students from East Coast

July 5, 2014
Finances are increasingly challenging for small, private schools, causing many to do whatever is necessary to attract students, particularly students who can afford tuition ranging from $25,000 to $45,000 annually.

Late Pacers slump didn't slow season-ticket renewals

June 21, 2014
The season-ticket renewal rate for next season is around 93 percent, and season-ticket sales are 15 percent ahead of last season, said Todd Taylor, the team’s chief marketing and sales officer.

WIBC taking big risk by weaving news with opinions

June 21, 2014
The decision earlier this month by WIBC-FM 93.1 to part ways with longtime newsman and host Steve Simpson has many radio listeners and advertisers wondering if straight-up news radio is dead.

INDIANA 100: Indiana public companies turned in contrasting performances

June 21, 2014
Profit shot up for some, while others fought setbacks.

MCL stays fresh as cafeteria rivals slide into decline

June 14, 2014
The company that Charles O. McGaughey and his partner, George Laughner, started in 1950 has outlived thousands of Indiana restaurants—chains and mom-and-pops alike—and remained profitable through the changing tastes and trends of seven decades.

Simpson out as WIBC morning host, conservative Katz in wings

June 13, 2014
Steve Simpson was informed Friday that his contract would not be renewed by Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications Corp., which owns WIBC. Newsman Simpson will be replaced by conservative talk show host Tony Katz.

State excels in manufacturing and logistics, but issues loom

June 11, 2014
Manufacturing Logistics Hicks watch videoIndiana's sectors are among the strongest in the nation, according to a recent report. But challenges remain in work force education, the cost of worker benefits, and the pace of innovation.

Political conventions fell short on return on investment

May 31, 2014
Daunting scheduling and fundraising challenges led city officials to walk away from opportunities to bid on the 2016 national conventions for both Republicans and Democrats, but the city’s latest Super Bowl setback might make the 2020 political conventions alluring.

After Super Bowl setback, Indianapolis races to lure other events

May 24, 2014
A stinging defeat for Indy’s quest to land the 2018 Super Bowl leaves a giant opening in the city’s convention schedule and brings new urgency to recruiting future sports events.
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Recent Blog Posts

IndyCar team selling off assets at auction

July 10, 2014
Panther Racing, once one of the best little teams in the IndyCar Series, is now being sold off in pieces. A number of high-profile items are expected to draw a crowd.

Local sports magazine in financial peril

July 9, 2014
VYPE High School Sports Magazine is facing fourth down. But the owners of the seven-year-old publication are considering all options to keep it alive.

Volleyball event's projected impact raises questions

July 2, 2014
When Visit Indy announced this week that Indianapolis had landed the 2016 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships and that it would carry a $59 million economic impact, a few eyebrows were raised.

Clock ticking on Natatorium repair plan as Olympic trials loom

July 2, 2014
In November, Mayor Greg Ballard hoped to have City-County Council approval in January on a financing plan to help fix the IUPUI Natatorium. Now some councilors wonder if the mayor is changing directions on the issue.

Indians won't consider name change; attendance soars

June 25, 2014
With a shot at record attendance and increased profit this year, the Indianapolis Indians have no intention of changing a thing despite the brouhaha over teams with Native American names and logos.
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  2. to be the big fish in the little pond of IRL midwest racin' when yer up against Racin' Gardner

  3. In the first sentance "As a resident of one of these new Carmel Apartments the issue the local governments need to discuss are build quality & price." need a way to edit

  4. As a resident of one of these new Carmel Apartments the issue the local governments need to discuss is build quality & price. First none of these places is worth $1100 for a one bedroom. Downtown Carmel or Keystone at the Crossing in Indy. It doesn't matter. All require you to get in your car to get just about anywhere you need to go. I'm in one of the Carmel apartments now where after just 2.5 short years one of the kitchen cabinet doors is crooked and lawn and property maintenance seems to be lacking my old Indianapolis apartment which cost $300 less. This is one of the new star apartments. As they keep building throughout the area "deals" will start popping up creating shoppers. If your property is falling apart after year 3 what will it look like after year 5 or 10??? Why would one stay here if they could move to a new Broad Ripple in 2 to 3 years or another part of the Far Northside?? The complexes aren't going to let the "poor" move in without local permission so that's not that problem, but it the occupancy rate drops suddenly because the "Young" people moved back to Indy then look out.

  5. Why are you so concerned about Ace hardware? I don't understand why anyone goes there! Every time ive gone in the past, they don't have what I need and I end up going to the big box stores. I understand the service aspect and that they try to be helpful but if they are going to survive I think they might need to carry more specialty parts.