2015 NEWSMAKER: Glenda Ritz

The Democratic state schools superintendent—frustrated by legislative action to strip her office of some powers—announced she’d run for governor. But after a lackluster start, she decided to seek a second term as the superintendent of public instruction instead.

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2015 TOP STORIES: Carmel, Westfield mayors get pat on back from voters

Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard defeated Republican challenger Rick Sharp with 62 percent of the vote, even though the race had been expected to be much closer. Also in the primary, Westfield Mayor Andy Cook held off GOP challenger Jeff Harpe with 61 percent of the vote, despite fielding criticism for the city’s spending on the Grand Park Sports Campus.

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2015 NEWSMAKERS: Bob & Tom

Bob Kevoian and Tom Griswold—of “The Bob & Tom Show” fame—were inducted this fall into the National Radio Hall of Fame, where Kevoian announced he would retire at the end of the year.

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