Bishop Dwenger: Saints win fifth girls’ state title in gymnastics, their first since 2006.
Jessica Rupright: Norwell senior will wear jersey No. 1 as Indiana’s Miss Basketball.
Henryville High School: Tornado-ravaged Indiana school is winner of country supergroup Lady Antebellum’s Own the Prom Night contest. Nearby Silver Creek High School submitted the video nominating Henryville for the concert.
Etch A Sketch: Romney campaign aide’s gaffe draws lots of attention to classic drawing toy created by Ohio Art Company, based in Bryan, Ohio.
Early spring: Unprecedented summer-like weather allows many Midwesterners to participate in summertime activities. But pollen counts in some places are off the charts, and insects have been out in force.
Indiana Youth Group: Gay, lesbian support group for teens loses its specialty license plate but gains lots of volunteers, contributions and attention.
Robert De Niro: The actor is forced to apologize after making a racial joke while introducing first lady Michelle Obama at a fund-raiser for the president.
Purdue University: Search committee responsible for screening applicants to replace outgoing President France Cordova fails to give proper legal notice of one of its meetings, violating Indiana’s open meetings law.
Chinese smokers: The American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation said tobacco use killed nearly 6 million people in China last year, making it the No. 1 cause of death.
Brian Lamb: Founder and CEO of C-SPAN announces he will step down on April 1. The Lafayette native and Purdue grad will continue to host a weekly show.
Tory Richardson: After eight years as executive director of the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, he moves on to the airport in Columbus, Ohio. Scott Hinderman, formerly the local airport’s director of operations and facilities, steps up to replace Richardson.