A former local reporter was honored recently for his work.

Nathan Rubbelke, who served as The Commercial Review’s county reporter for about a year, received two awards from The Association for Business Journalists.

Rubbelke, who is a reporter at the St. Louis Business Journal, won the Association’s Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing 2020 Best in Business Award in the small division for best range of work. He also teamed with Jacob Kirn and James Drew to earn the real-team reporting award in the small division for their story about St. Louis’ $790 million NFL settlement.

In the 2020 awards, Rubbelke received honorable mention for sports business stories about how the coronavirus pandemic was impacting St. Louis sports franchises.

During his time with The Commercial Review in 2016 and 2017, he earned a second-place Indiana Associated Press Media Editor’s Award for best column.



Kaup hosting

Kaup Pharmacy will host “Gut Health and Food” with pharmacist Sue Homan at 6 p.m. Thursday at its board room at 1001 Industrial Drive West, Fort Recovery.

Homan will provide information about “how to help make a gut happy with probiotics, food enzymes and optimal food.” She will also answer questions about heartburn, acid reflux and other issues.

The presentation will include a food tasting. The cost will be $5 for adults and $2.50 for children.

Reservations are required. To sign up, visit kaupoptiyou.com/book-online or call (419) 375-2092.



McClure takes over

Amelia Dieter McClure started her tenure as Hoosier State Press Association’s new executive director and general counsel Wednesday.

She takes over for Steve Key, who retired at the end of April after leading the organization for 29 years.

McClure previously served as assistant director for government relations and compliance for Indiana University. She also has worked in government relations for Hosparus Health and as a practicing attorney.

“Her vision and desire to lead our organization will provide our members the resources to succeed in the future, and her commitment to protect our rights will endear her to all journalists in the state,” said HSPA president Larry Hensley in a press release.



Chamber offering

Indiana Chamber of Commerce is offering several safety training courses in the coming months.

The chamber will host its Indiana Worker’s Compensation Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25. It will be at Ritz Charles in Carmel and there will also be an option to attend virtually.

Other sessions at Indiana Chamber Conference Center in Indianapolis include respiratory protection June 14, lockout/tagout June 15 and OSHA 10- and 30-hour courses for general industry Aug. 23 through 26.

For more information or to register, contact email events@indianachamber.com or call (800) 824-6885.



IU Health donates

Indiana University Health recently provided the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network with $400,000 to be used to improve rural access to broadband internet service in west-central Indiana.

Wabash Heartland Innovation Network announced a Warren County pilot project to demonstrate wireless technology in difficult terrain, reported Inside Indiana Business.

“Our unique role in helping make innovative wireless broadband technology and network design available to underserved rural communities quickly, while our counties continue to work toward more fiber deployment, will help IU Health serve its patients better now,” Wabash Heartland Innovation Network CEO Johnny Park told the publication.



Ardagh completes

Ardagh Group, which operates glass manufacturing facilities in Dunkirk and Winchester, has announced that it has acquired Consol Holdings Proprietary Limited.

Ardagh purchased the company for $1 billion, including net debt assumed in Consol.

Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, Consol is the leading producer of glass packaging in Africa. It was formed in 1944 and operates production facilities in Kenya, Nigeria and Ethiopia in addition to South Africa.

“By combining Ardagh’s global reach with Consol’s know-how on the African continent, we are very well-positioned to partner with our customers to meet the growing consumer demand in Africa for premium, sustainable glass packaging,” said Ardagh chairman and CEO Paul Coulson in a press release.



Purdue partnering

Purdue University announced Friday that it is partnering with Ascension St. Vincent to build a hospital in the college’s Discovery Park District.

According to a press release, Ascension St. Vincent has purchased seven acres from the university for a facility to provide inpatient and emergency care. It will include eight inpatient beds, eight emergency department treatment rooms and a variety of other services.

“Our expansion in West Lafayette comes at a time when access to convenient health care options is more important than ever,” said Jonathan Nalli, CEO of Ascension St. Vincent Indiana.