Daily editor

Newman has covered the Indianapolis business community as an editor and reporter for 26 years, including the past 23 at IBJ. He joined the newspaper in 1995 as a real estate reporter, became editor of IBJ’s Focus section a year later and served the next 13 years in that position. He became daily editor at the beginning of 2009. Prior to IBJ, he had a three-year stint as an editor and writer at the now-defunct Indianapolis C.E.O. magazine. A graduate of Ball State University, Newman spent the first six years of his journalism career as a sports writer and editor at several Indiana newspapers, including the Michigan City News-Dispatch, the Whitley County Post & Mail and the Muncie Evening Press.


ACLU fires lawsuit at city on behalf of panhandlers

The suit, filed Friday, says four plaintiffs were soliciting donations downtown within the past week when they were asked by city police to cease the activity and leave the area. The plaintiffs were not violating the city’s existing panhandling ordinance, the lawsuit says.

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Music Mill to reopen again under new owner

The Music Mill, a local concert venue, restaurant and bar that has been closed down twice this year by different operators,
has new life. Local entrepreneur Ravi Chopra, 44, who owns the 6 Lounge & Restaurant downtown, announced last
night that he has purchased the Music Mill and plans to reopen it Oct. 12.

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Carmel jewelers part of securities fraud probe-WEB ONLY

The state has frozen the assets of three Indianapolis-area businesspeople, including the owners of J.S. Marten Jewelers in Carmel, as part of a fraud investigation, the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office announced late Wednesday afternoon. The state said Dorothy Geisler-Tragardh, formerly a partner in Virginia-based clean-coal energy company Praxis Resource Partners LLC, and jewelers Jan […]

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