Regionally Speaking, Thursday, October 12, 2017

Oct 12, 2017

Lake Central students "don't feel safe" - teens' concerns are in the news this week, as one of the stories on Reporters Roundtable Thursday.
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Today:  It's Reporters Roundtable Thursday, and we talk to reporters Ed Bierschenk and Joseph Pete from the "Times of Northwest Indiana" and Meredith Colias from the "Post-Tribune" about the big stories they worked on for their respective print and digital media. 

The stories they covered range from Ed's Hammond City Council stories about the 2018 budget and a proposed early retirement program for city employees and the Lake Ridge Schools' being bilked out of $121,000 from a scammer from outside the U.S. -- to Meredith's stories on the latest school accountability grades from the Indiana Department of Education and the latest involving the Gary Community Schools Corp. as well as Lake Central administrators addressing their students' concerns -- to Joseph's updates on the northwest Indiana steel industry and his story on the "full court press" by northwest Indiana's "movers and shakers" to persuade Amazon to locate its second world headquarters here.