AUBURN — No-shows have become a growing crisis for DeKalb County’s COVID-19 vaccination site.
ANGOLA — The Angola Historic Preservation Commission has decided to write to the Indiana Department of Transportation to request that it be given time to photograph and document a Pleasant Township farmstead before it is bulldozed to make room for a traffic circle.
The Allen County Department of Health is informing the public that children must have proof of age as well as a parent or guardian to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 strikes again, depriving us of a Three Rivers Festival parade for the second year in a row. At least this year, however, there will be a festival — last year’s was canceled entirely due to the coronavirus.
INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Eric J. Holcomb on April 7 announced a significant expansion of the Indiana Small Business Restart Grant that will add $60 million to the program, tripling the total allocation, and allow small businesses to seek reimbursement for eligible expenses incurred between March …
Access to COVID-19 vaccinations can be hampered by language and transportation barriers. Similarly, a lack of access to technology enabling online registration and access to accurate information are other barriers, according to Sharon Tubbs, director of Health Visions Midwest of Fort Wayne.
Veteran caregivers, spouses, CHAMPVA recipients and all veterans can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine from VA Northern Indiana Health Care System.
With the statewide mask mandate for Indiana set to expire April 6, Parkview Health, Lutheran Health Network and Matthew 25 have each released statements regarding mask usage in their facilities.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its information for travelers April 2 to say that fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19. However, international travel poses added risks and even fully vaccinated travelers are at increased risk for gettin…
After the economic disaster that started last spring when the COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses to close for several weeks, the National Federation of Independent Business March report shows a record number of small-business owners surveyed can’t find qualified candidates to fill jobs.
The U.S. economy gained 916,000 jobs in March, and the unemployment rate edged down from 6.2% to 6%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported April 2. At this rate, economist Michael J. Hicks, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University, believes a …
As individuals and families consider what to do with their third round of stimulus money from the federal government, cities, counties and states are beginning to think about same thing, on a much bigger scale. Not to mention they have to understand and follow the rules set forth for the mon…
Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Matthew Sutter isn’t planning to issue a mask mandate for the county since the state’s mask order ended April 6, but he and government leaders are asking residents to use “common sense” to keep the COVID-19 virus under control. They also ask customers to …
INDIANAPOLIS — As of March 31, about 4 in 5 Hoosiers were eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine and Indiana health officials are continuing to urge all people in the state to get their shot.
The 48th annual Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show will look just a little different. Show co-owner Becky Williamson is OK with that.
Lillian C. Embick of Fort Wayne, who formed Audiences Unlimited so nursing home residents could enjoy music, dance and other performances, died March 20 at age 97.
INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers in their 30s can get a jump start on signing up for vaccines two days ahead of everyone 16 and older becoming eligible for vaccines.
The 2017 Statistics of U.S. Businesses counted employment of 128.6 million, of which 68.0 million worked for enterprises 500-plus in size and 60.5 million for those under 500.
INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers ages 40 and older are now eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine. The Indiana Department of Health announced the policy March 20. It took effect March 22.
ANGOLA — Being able to send her daughter to a quality day-care facility and remain in the workforce has always been important to Hayley Smoker.
It is hard to believe that our community has lived with COVID-19 for one year. One year of quarantining, masking and social distancing. One year of e-learning, meeting virtually and, for many, working from home. In that time, many of us have adapted to a new way of living, working and engagi…
Ceruti Catering Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Allen County Health Department for COVID-19 restrictions that the business says has caused it monitary damages and lost revenues.
ANGOLA — There was a decline in revenue for the Steuben County Innkeepers Tax Commission and correspondingly the Steuben County Tourism Bureau due to the pandemic hitting tourism hard in 2020.
INDIANAPOLIS — Starting March 15, teachers, school support staff, child care workers, bus drivers, administrations and substitute teachers of any age will be able to get COVID-19 vaccines.
The city of Fort Wayne has established a new Emergency Rental Assistance program to help those struggling to pay rent and utility bills because of challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications began being accepted March 8.
K-12 teachers, who are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of their age, may be finding it tough to find an appointment after all Hoosiers 50 and older were given eligibility last week in a two-day span.
A question-and-answer with Dr. Matthew Sutter, M.D., MBA, FACEP, health commissioner at the Allen County Department of Health:
Superintendents of more than a dozen northeast Indiana school districts have joined in a letter to ask state officials to reconsider ILEARN achievement testing requirements this spring.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s age-based approach to expanding availability of vaccinations for COVID-19 is working, Indiana State Department of Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lindsay Weaver said March 3.
The Allen County Department of Health COVID-19 vaccine clinic will expand to serve nearly twice as many Hoosiers each week when it begins providing Pfizer shots early this month.
The Marine Corps League Detachment 1435 kitchen crew prepares a pancake breakfast at VFW Jim Eby Post 857 in Fort Wayne. The March breakfast will be served 8-11:30 a.m. March 20 at the VFW, 2202 W. Main St. at Leesburg Road. Breakfast is $5 for adults, $3 for children.
A Hope Center will welcome nationally recognized author and anti-abortion advocate Abby Johnson to speak at its April 27 fundraiser.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced Feb. 23 that Hoosiers age 60 and older are now eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine.
INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers in their 50s and those with serious medical conditions will be the next up for vaccines after people 60 and older.
The City of Fort Wayne on Feb. 8 announced that $398,000 will be distributed to seven nonprofit organizations to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19.
INDIANAPOLIS — A year-end audit of death certificates completed by the state resulted in more than 1,500 new deaths being added to the state’s all-time total, including 33 deaths in the four-county area.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Indiana Sen. Todd Young and nine of his fellow Republican Senate colleagues met with President Joe Biden on Feb. 1 to discuss the GOP’s counterproposal to the Biden administration’s coronavirus relief plan.
INDIANAPOLIS — After previously stating he would sign a new executive order loosening gathering size restrictions in counties on Jan. 31, Gov. Eric Holcomb jumped his own deadline and issued that new order late Jan. 28.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health on Feb. 1 announced that Hoosiers age 65 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. With the added number of seniors wanting to get vaccinated, wait times are frustrating and the next available appointment may be weeks out.
Employees vaccinated for COVID-19 should still stick to the same mask-wearing and other precautions as those who haven’t been vaccinated, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said.
INDIANAPOLIS — Unemployment in Northeast Indiana continues to move back toward prepandemic levels, said the final report of estimates for 2020, said monthly data released Jan. 27 by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
INDIANAPOLIS — Starting in Febrary, Gov. Eric Holcomb is easing up on gathering size restrictions, changing from raw numbers allowed at events to a percentage of a locations total capacity.
ANGOLA — Trine University’s average for employment or graduate school admission within six months of completing a degree remains above 99% for the past seven years, according to figures for its Class of 2020.