FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2016 file photo, a clerk hands over a Powerball ticket for cash at Tower City Lottery Stop in Cleveland. Powerball estimates that its jackpot for the May 4, 2016, drawing is $348 million. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Powerball jackpot reaches $348 million

No one has won the full jackpot since March 2 and the multi-state lottery estimates Wednesday night’s drawing will be worth $348 million.

Fans dressed as movie Star Wars characters pose as they cerebrate the Star Wars Day in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, May 4, 2016.  (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

It’s Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you

May the Fourth, as in “May the Fourth Be With You” has become a day to celebrate all things Star Wars, especially following last year’s revival of the series with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

In this Nov. 6, 2002, photo, Charlie Keating IV, 16, poses for a photo in Phoenix for an upcoming series on the Discovery channel that he took part in. The Navy SEAL killed in Iraq on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, was identified as Charlie Keating IV, 31, a former Phoenix high school star distance runner and the grandson of the late Arizona financier involved in the 1980s savings and loan scandal. (Sherrie Buzby/The Arizona Republic via AP)  MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

Navy SEAL killed in Iraq had ties to Indiana

Charles Keating IV had ties to Indiana where he ran track and cross-country for IU and was a member of the 2004-05 Hoosiers team that was Big Ten Conference runner-up in both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

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Voters turn out to polls in strong numbers

In Whitley County, voter turnout exceeded 49 percent – an area high number. In Allen County, election officials said more than 36 percent of registered voters voted.

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FWCS’s $130 million referendum passes easily

More than 72 percent of voters said ‘yes’ to the referendum, which won’t raise property taxes but will fund necessary upgrades at 42 of the district’s 51 schools.