5 things to know for Thursday in Indiana

Parents had to act quickly after school was suddenly canceled Wednesday, residents near the charred Lami-Plast factory are looking at longterm problems from the fire and three other stories to start your Thursday in Indiana.

Posted on Feb. 5, 2014 at 11:10 p.m.

1.  Parents frustrated by delayed school cancellation

Early Wednesday, most schools had alerted parents to a 2-hour delay but then lated decided to cancel the entire school day

Parents took to social media, in frustration, saying the cancellation left them scrambling to make plans to care for their children.

2. Residents near destroyed Lami-Plast factory could face longterm trouble from fire's effects

Randy Letner, 57, and his wife, Judy Letner, 57, have been living a nightmare the past few days, facing issues resulting from the Lami-Plast fire that started early Sunday

The couple lives in the 25000 block of Modrell Avenue, directly south of Lami-Plast. Since the fire started, among other things, runoff water from the plant has flooded the Letners' backyard. The water has gotten into their well pit and into the crawlspace underneath their house.

3. Notre Dame gets 23 players committed on signing day

Coach Brian Kelly said the Fighting Irish focused on loading both its lines and linebacker corps, as shown by the 23 men who committed Wednesday to playing for the Irish next fall. Of those who signed, 15 are offensive or defensive linemen or linebackers. 

4. 220 jobs coming to S. Indiana through Swiss auto parts company

Switzerland-based auto parts supplier Autoneum, a maker of acoustic and thermal management products, is expanding to a southern Indiana industrial park and creating about 220 jobs by 2018.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says Autoneum has begun hiring engineers and managers and will begin hiring production workers toward the end of the year.

5. Cold, windy weather to follow most recent snowfall

The good news: there's a few snow-free days ahead of us. The bad news: the temperatures are going to be frigid.

Thursday, Feb. 6, with partly sunny skies and a high temperature around 9 degrees but gusts of wind could bring the windchill to about -10. Friday will also be cold with partly sunny skies, a high around 12 degrees.

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