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Ellison Brewing Co. to officially open Indy location

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – Michigan-based Ellison Brewing Co. is opening its third Midwest location this weekend. The brewery and tasting room in downtown Indianapolis will also hold a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Indy Chamber Friday night. 

Ellison will be brewing on site and feature Ellison’s Crescent Fresh India Pale Ale, Dawn Street Pale Ale, Amber Ale and Tiramisu Stout. The brewery says the line-up will include four core beers and six to eight rotating taps, which includes a barrel-aging and sour option. 

The kitchen seating area will serve those under 21, making the weekend event family-friendly. 

The menu will offer starters, wood-fired brick oven pizzas, wings, street fries, salads, burgers and sweets prepared by Ellison’s Executive Chef Ricky Hatfield. 

 Ellison Brewing Co. will be open from 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, November 9 and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 10.


2 Columbus police officers arrested, facing charges of misconduct, ghost employment

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Two Columbus police officers have been arrested on multiple charges including official misconduct and ghost employment.

According to Indiana State Police, Dan Meister and Ron May were arrested for allegedly working off-duty security jobs while also working on duty with the Columbus Police Department. An investigation into the officers began in November 2018 after a request was made by the Columbus Police Department.

Lt. Dan Meister and Sgt. Ron May allegedly worked overlapping shifts for both the police department and Columbus Regional Hospital between February 2015 and August 2018. The officers were paid by CPD and the hospital for the same hours worked on multiple occasions.

Meister had overlapped hours on 52 different occasions and May overlapped on 62 occasions, investigators say.

The investigation was turned over to a special prosecutor and arrest warrants were issued for the men on Friday. They were arrested Friday afternoon without incident and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, police say.

Both officers are facing charges of official misconduct, ghost employment and theft.

May and Meister are expected to face initial hearings soon.

Information about how long they have worked with CPD was not immediately available.