Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, right, shakes hands with Majority Floor Leader Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) after Pence delivered his State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature at the Statehouse, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Lawmakers expected to vote on ISTEP bills

The Senate is scheduled to take up a House bill Thursday that would spare teachers from having merit pay docked due to this year’s low test scores.

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1/20 High school basketball recap

Bishop Dwenger bested Bellmont while the Huntington North and Norwell girls each came out victorious on Wednesday night in prep basketball action.

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Bethel trips up St. Francis at Hutzell Center

Bishop Luers graduate Brooke Ridley tallied 18 points and 12 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as Saint Francis fell to Bethel 68-63 at the Hutzell Center on Wednesday night.

Notre Dame’s Bonzie Colson (35) blocks a shot by Virginia Tech’s Jalen Hudson (23) as Notre Dame’s Steve Vasturia (32) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won 83-81. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

Auguste leads Irish over Hokies

Notre Dame’s Zach Auguste produced a double-double Wednesday night to help the Fighting Irish edge Virginia Tech 83-81 on Wednesday night in Atlantic Coast Conference basketball.

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IPFW standing atop the Summit League

IPFW will welcome North Dakota State University in Summit League men’s basketball action on Thursday night, January 21at the Hilliard Gates Sports Center.