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WHITESTOWN, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Indiana companies on the search for talent are pulling out all the stops in a tight labor market. Whitestown-based Weaver Popcorn Manufacturing Inc. is offering $5,000 signing bonuses, as it looks to hire 100 new employees.

The popcorn maker says it is looking for skilled machine operators and technicians for its facilities in Whitestown and in the Grant County town of Van Buren.

Weaver says it is undergoing a large-scale capital expansion to add production capacity.

“This is due to high growth with our customers and overall demand in the popcorn category,” said Weaver Chief Executive Officer Jason Kashman. “We’re continuing to add new customers on top of this.”

In addition to the bonus, the base pay ranges from $22 to $29 per hour, among other benefits. The company says there is also a $2/hour premium for working nights.

VAN BUREN, Ind. (WISH) – Indiana State Police detectives from the Peru post have arrested the Van Buren town marshal after a complaint filed by a resident Thursday afternoon. 

Donald R. Bosley, 49, was charged with burglary and theft. He was put in the Grant County Jail in Marion. 

A preliminary investigation by Detective Josh Rozzi indicated the victim had prescription medication taken from his home earlier this year by an unknown person or persons. As a result, the victim installed a video surveillance system in his home.

On Tuesday, the victim was looking for his prescription medication and it was missing. He reviewed his video surveillance system and found that May 31, a man who he recognized as Bosley had entered his home in full police uniform and allegedly took the medication.

Bosley was being held on a $20,000 bond. Additional charges are pending, according to Rozzi. 

Van Buren, a town of about 800 people, is about 55 miles northeast of Indianapolis. 

VAN BUREN, Ind. (WISH) — Northbound Interstate 69 has reopened in northern Grant County after two semitractor-trailers collided late Thursday afternoon, Indiana State Police said.

The crash closed I-69 and restricted traffic for several hours.

A trooper with the state police’s Peru District said at least one man was taken from the crash by medical helicopter. Information was not immediately available on the man’s condition or to which hospital he was taken.

The crash occurred about 5:25 p.m. at the 271-mile marker.

No other information on the crash was immediately available.