DEARBORN COUNTY – A grant totaling $218,000 will assist Dearborn County demolish several vacant properties.A grant application was submitted to the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority in July to receive a Blight Elimination Program Award.The program helps prevent avoidable foreclosures by eliminating abandoned homes in select Indiana communities.Dearborn County officials will use the 218-thousand dollar grant to demolish five sites in Aurora, one in Moores Hill and five in unincorporated areas of the county, according to the Dearborn County Register.The Indiana Housing and Commmunity Development Authority estimates approximately 4,000 blighted or abandoned homes in the state will be eliminated through the program.
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In 43 1/3 innings last season for the Colorado Rockies, Anderson went 1-3 with a 2.91 ERA. He had an $8 million club option for 2015 and wasn’t sure if the Rockies would pick it up. When they didn’t, Anderson said he had five or six “legitimate” free agent offers waiting for him ‑ a strong testament to his perceived potential.The statistical models that analysts use to project a player’s performance aren’t kind to Anderson. Since he’s pitched so little the last few years, there really isn’t enough data to predict how he would perform over a full season’s worth of starts. Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi said in December that the results of Anderson’s physical put the club at ease.“With all the additional information we have,” Zaidi said at the time, “we feel confident.”Anderson cited money as one factor in his decision to sign with the Dodgers. So were his relationships with Zaidi and pitcher Brandon McCarthy, both of whom knew Anderson from their time in Oakland. Anderson was actually ahead of Clayton Kershaw in a starting rotation once, on Team USA’s under-18 squad in the summer of 2005.“It was kind of right before he became Clayton Kershaw,” Anderson recalled. “He had some hype. That summer between his junior and senior year, he had a tremendous arm. He flipped that switch. Next thing you know, he’s the Clayton Kershaw we all know now.”In a way, Anderson is in a similar position now. If there’s a “healthy” switch, he can become a different pitcher by flipping it on ‑ one whose narrative focuses more on talent and less on potential.“I’m trying to be proactive, put this all past me,” Anderson said. “Just pitching, not worrying about being in the training room and all that auxiliary stuff.” Since Anderson has never pitched more than 176 innings in a season, and never more than 113 since his rookie season of 2009, the Dodgers were willing to gamble the extra $4 million on his health.Here’s why Anderson is optimistic: surgery last August on the herniated disk between his L4 and L5 vertebrae seems to have worked. He’s throwing up to 160 feet on flat ground without pain and expects to begin throwing off a mound next week. By spring training, Anderson believes he’ll be on a normal routine ‑ normal for healthy pitchers, that is.Like most of his injuries, Anderson was told his back shouldn’t be a recurring problem.“If it’s recurring (injuries) with my arm I might be more concerned,” he said. “But the fact that it’s random, sporadic injuries, I feel good.”Anderson is slotted to be the Dodgers’ fifth starter. If injury strikes ‑ his next trip to the disabled list will be his seventh in five years ‑ Joe Wieland, Mike Bolsinger, Zach Lee, Juan Nicasio, Carlos Frias and non-roster invitee Erik Bedard are lining up to be his replacement. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson, this is a normal offseason. He hasn’t begun throwing off a mound yet, but that’s merely part of the drill.Three winters ago, he was recovering from Tommy John surgery. Two winters ago, it was a right abdominal strain. This time last year, he needed to build up arm strength after finishing the 2013 season as a reliever ‑ the Oakland A’s moved Anderson to the bullpen after he missed four months with a fractured bone in his foot.“I don’t really know what a normal offseason is,” Anderson said. “I started a couple weeks early to test out the back. I’m either right on par with what I normally would be or even a couple weeks ahead.”Only 26 years old, Anderson already has a long injury history to overcome. He signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the Dodgers in December. An additional $4 million worth of incentives await if Anderson pitches 200 innings.