FAIRMOUNT, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Noblesville-based Aspire Indiana Health has opened a new health center in Grant County. The organization says the clinic, located at the former Madison-Grant United School Corp. administration building, will provide primary healthcare services to students, as well as their families, school staff and community members.
The new clinic is the result of a partnership between Aspire and the school district. Aspire says students requiring care during school hours can go to the on-site health center in a similar fashion to seeing a school nurse.
The organization says the clinic opened with three new full-time workers. The facility will provide a variety of services, including family medicine, prescriptions, lab tests, pediatrics, acute and chronic care management, elder care, and Hepatitis C treatment.
“Part of Aspire’s mission is to serve underserved populations,” Jerry Landers, vice president of strategy and business development for Aspire, said in a statement to Inside INdiana Business. “What better place to do that than at a school that serves as the hub for a large rural area?”
The clinic is located on the grounds of Madison-Grant Jr.-Sr. High School. Aspire says while the clinic is open to anyone, non-students will not be allowed to enter any school buildings.
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Two owners of six central Indiana restaurants have agreed to give restitution to the Indiana Department of Revenue after being convicted for tax evasion, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office announced Monday.
Rosalio Sanchez and Manuel Rodriquez Alonso operate Mexican restaurants in Indianapolis, Muncie, Gas City, Fairmount and formerly ran a pizzeria in Gas City that is now closed.
The pair were accused of failing to report about $1.8 million in sales tax, and not paying taxes of about $143,000. They were accused of failing to report over three years, from 2013-2015.
The pair pleaded guilty to criminal charges and have agreed to pay $142,930 in restitution to the Department of Revenue, a news release from the prosecutors said.
Sanchez pleaded guilty to six counts of theft. Rodriquez Alonso pleaded guilty to three counts of theft. Both were ordered to pay restitution and to home detention.
The prosecutor’s office said it seized $247,411 in cash and bank accounts for possible forfeiture. In addition to the $142,930, which will be paid from those funds as restitution, a separate forfeiture action remains pending seeking forfeiture of the remaining $104,480.
“This is the second recent case where restaurant owners have been convicted for skimming cash sales in order to avoid their sales tax obligation,” Prosecutor Terry Curry said in the news release. “Not only is this business practice unscrupulous, it is illegal and punishable.”
“Today’s sentencing should put merchants on notice: tax evasion will never be tolerated in Indiana,” Adam Krupp, Department of Revenue commissioner, said in the release. “Business owners are required to play by the same set of rules, and we will hold them accountable in remitting all sales taxes collected or face significant fines and criminal prosecution.”
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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The owners of six Indiana restaurants have agreed to pay back $143,000 to the state after prosecutors charged them with theft.
Manuel Alonso and Rosalio Sanchez under-reported about $1.8 million dollars in restaurant sales between 2013 and 2015, according to Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry. The $143,000 represent unpaid taxes on those sales.
Curry announced Thursday that Alonso and Rosalio agreed to plead guilty to level 6 felony charges.
“If you are not properly reporting your sales and you’re not properly paying your taxes that are due to the state of Indiana, you are cheating the people of the state of Indiana and you are committing a crime,” Curry said.
The six restaurants named in court documents are located in Muncie, Indianapolis, Gas City and Fairmount.
Megan Bowman owns a salon next to La Cabana, a restaurant named in the report, near 96th Street and I-69.
“That surprises me,” Bowman said. “I don’t know if I know the owner, but whoever runs the place over there is a really nice guy.”
Court documents say investigators paid for meals and noticed employees didn’t ring anything up on the cash register. The Indiana Department of Revenue eventually subpoenaed tax returns and bank account information.
Prosecutors said in one restaurant, the staff opened the register more than 3200 times in one day but only recorded a sale 71 percent of the time.
An initial hearing for the case hasn’t been scheduled.
The staff at La Cabana told a 24-Hour News 8 reporter no one was available to speak to the reporter Thursday.
FAIRMOUNT, Ind. (AP) – An African student at Manchester University remains in critical condition at a Fort Wayne hospital after being struck by a van along a northern Indiana highway in a crash that killed three other students.
Lutheran Hospital provided the update Monday on Israel Solomon Tamire of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The crash Sunday morning along Interstate 69 in Grant County killed Brook Dagnew and Kirubel Alemayehu Hailu, also from Addis Ababa, and Nerad Grace Mangai of Jos, Nigeria.
The van’s driver, 26-year-old Deangelo R. Evans of Chicago, faces three counts each of reckless homicide and operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and one count of OWI resulting in serious bodily injury.
He’s held on a $300,000 bond. It’s not clear if he has an attorney who might comment on his behalf.
MARION, Ind. (WISH) – Movie actor James Dean is usually associated with Fairmount, Indiana because he grew up there.
On Wednesday night, a group of people gathered to dedicate a memorial to him in Marion to make sure that they weren’t left out of the story.
Dean grew up in Marion, Indiana, and the memorial is on the property where he was born.
His fans appreciated the timing of the ceremony, since it also marked the 60th anniversary of his death in a car accident.
MARION, Ind. (AP) – A black granite monument honoring Indiana-born movie star James Dean will be dedicated this fall at the site of a north-central Indiana apartment house where Dean was born.
The 6-foot-tall monument etched with Dean’s image will be installed at the site of Marion’s one-time Seven Gables Apartment House.
Dean was born there in 1931 in the city 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis.
The monument will be the park-like memorial’s focal point. It’s set for dedication Sept. 30 on the 60th anniversary of Dean’s death at age 24 in a California car crash.
Dean grew up in Fairmount, Ind. He had iconic roles in “Rebel Without a Cause,” ”Giant” and “East of Eden.”
Main Street Marion director Loretta Walker developed the memorial with James Dean Gallery owner David Loehr.