The frenzy of deal-making inevitably leads to speculation about the future of WTHR-TV Channel 13—which, incredibly, has been under the ownership of the same family—the Wolfes of Columbus, Ohio—since 1975.
Such a deal would give the merged company a breathtakingly large Indiana presence, with 12 newspapers in the state, including The Indianapolis Star, South Bend Tribune, The Journal & Courier in Lafayette and The Herald-Times in Bloomington.
The bank will use the three-story building that fronts Monument Circle for lending offices and a branch location. The magazine's staff plans to move into the adjacent headquarters for Emmis Communications.
The deal involving 21 networks adds to a growing sports portfolio for Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcasting Group, which earlier this year announced a partnership with the Chicago Cubs to form Marquee Sports Network.
David and Marilyn Shank decided to fold the firm they founded out of their house in 1987 rather than sell it. The agency, which became known for crisis communications, had a laundry list of big-name clients.
Varvel will contribute a cartoon twice a month to IBJ's op-ed pages. He joins Shane Johnson, who has been an IBJ editorial cartoonist for seven years and will continue as a regular cartoonist for the publication.
Verma, a protege of Vice President Mike Pence and the architect of Indiana's Medicaid expansion, appears to have steered agency money to political allies in an effort to boost her reputation, prominent Democrats say.