INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Sue Glick’s bill to limit the emergency powers of Indiana’s governor passed the state Senate by a 38-8 vote last week.
Fort Wayne City Council turned down a grant for $90,000 at its March 2 meeting, but that was because the city's share of the project would have cost $254,142.
Civil rights leader Vernon Jordan, a close friend of President Bill Clinton and former first lady Hillary Clinton, who survived a 1980 assassination attempt in Fort Wayne, has died at age 85. No cause of death was immediately released.
The Allen County Redevelopment Commission has presented a final payment to the BFGoodrich plant in Woodburn that closes out a longstanding financial commitment to the tire manufacturing facility.
All nine Fort Wayne City Council members signed a letter that was sent to four state senators on Feb. 24 asking them to vote "no" on a bill that would take away local control of where cell towers are built.
The Allen County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Friday opposing a state bill affecting zoning approval for commercial renewable energy projects.
(Editor’s note: Public health concerns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic forced most festivals to cancel plans for 2020. Fort Wayne’s signature celebration — the Three Rivers Festival — begrudgingly skipped its first celebration since 1969. As vaccinations expand and precautions become sta…
ANGOLA — Angola wants to make sure it has enough money to continue to help local businesses that have been impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, so the Angola Common Council held a public hearing on Feb. 15 about applying for another round of grant funding from Indiana’s Office of Co…
ANGOLA — A digital billboard located in Angola, just minutes south of the Michigan border, is drawing national attention for satirically proclaiming Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer the 2020 “Indiana Businessperson of the Year.”
A large parcel of land currently owned by the Fort Wayne Department of Redevelopment is going to be sold to a private entity if a previously filed primary development plan is modified.
KENDALLVILLE — Noble County’s state legislators, Sen. Sue Glick and Rep. David Abbott, fielded questions Feb. 20 at a legislative forum in the Community Learning Center’s auditorium. East Noble’s social studies AP class, taught by Andy Bell, sponsored the forum in partnership with the CLC an…
In a 5-4 party line vote Feb. 23, Fort Wayne City Council approved a resolution that opposes changes to the Allen County Food and Beverage Tax or implementation of a Fort Wayne Food and Beverage Tax.
The Allen County Highway Department announced Feb. 23 that it has secured $1.4 million for a southeast Allen County road project.
ANGOLA — All 78 full-time city of Angola employees will be getting additional $1,500 each for their “extraordinary service” in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic.
Calling small businesses the “glue in the heart and soul of our community,” President Joe Biden on Feb. 22 announced changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Mayor Tom Henry and Police Chief Steve Reed announced Feb. 19 the city administration will request the purchase of additional body cameras for Fort Wayne Police Department (FWPD) officers.
The Indiana Department of Transportation will begin a much fought for environmental study needed to turn the U.S. 30 corridor from Valparaiso to the Ohio state line into a limited-access freeway.
INDIANAPOLIS — The goal of state Rep. Ben Smaltz, R-Auburn, to make “lawful carry” of handguns legal in Indiana took a step forward last week.
ALBION — The Albion Redevelopment Commission on Feb. 10 voted to table a decision on whether it should make an offer on a 22.19-acre plot of farm land which is inside the industrial park by the railroad tracks.
INDIANAPOLIS — The magnitude of Indiana not having a work share program during the pandemic was revealed Feb. 10 in new research from the Brookings Institution, according to the Indiana Chamber.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and lenders are taking more strides to improve the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) so that small businesses can access much needed PPP funds to persevere through the pandemic, recover, and build back better. The SBA is working to in…
WASHINGTON — An amendment introduced by Indiana Sen. Todd Young and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton to bar a new round of stimulus checks going to noncitizens illegal immigrants passed the Senate recently with bipartisan support.
LAGRANGE — Last spring, when the coronavirus pandemic started to sweep over the Midwest, it looked like the local economy was in for a pretty rough ride as Indiana started limiting the businesses that could stay open and mandating stay-at-home orders for most Hoosiers.
The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Crosby Excavating $14,400 in the deaths of three workers in Columbia City last year.
Fort Wayne City Council approved an ordinance for $11.7 million for three years of computer services provided by KSM Consulting of Indianapolis at its Feb. 9 meeting.
The Humane Society of the United States presented State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) with the Indiana 2020 Legislator of the Year Award for his efforts to help protect exotic animals in Indiana and the country.
INDIANAPOLIS — Top government officials and Indiana business leaders will come together virtually 4-5:30 p.m. March 16 for the Indiana Chamber’s annual Chamber Day Event.
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.
The U.S. economy added 49,000 net jobs in January, close to the consensus expectation of 50,000. This followed job losses in December. Performance was mixed across industries.
Economist Michael Hicks, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University had these takeaways from the Feb. 5 U.S. unemployment report.
This morning’s (Feb. 5’s) jobs report reveals that the pace of job gains has slowed sharply in recent months as the pandemic continues to weigh on job creation, especially in face-to-face services. Strong relief is urgently and quickly needed to control the virus, get vaccine shots in arms, …
INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would strip protections for designated Indiana wetlands passed out of the Senate on Feb. 1 and on Feb. 2 was referred to the Indiana House.
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.
At the Feb. 2 Fort Wayne City Council meeting, members passed a resolution that requested that state legislators who represent the Fort Wayne area will allow the city’s legislative body to appoint a representative to the Allen County-Fort Wayne Capital Improvement Board (CIB).
ANGOLA — A proposed Indiana law that would somewhat mirror in spirit a federal rule change last year by the Trump administration would strip protection of Indiana’s wetlands, something that has environmentalists upset and has attracted the attention of northeast Indiana officials.
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.
When the Electric Works deal dissolved last summer, Fort Wayne car dealer Tom Kelley commissioned a study to gauge what the economic loss would be if planned anchor tenant Do it Best decided to move its headquarters to another community more accommodating to its growth needs. That would have…
INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb on Jan. 28 announced a new strategic alignment that will create a tool to bolster the state’s business attraction and expansion efforts. The Indiana Office of Career Connections and Talent (CCT) will integrate with the Indiana Economic Development Corporat…
STATEHOUSE — A bill authored by State Sen. Mark Messmer, R-Jasper, that would provide liability protections to Indiana businesses, organizations and individuals in coronavirus-related lawsuits passed the Senate on Jan. 28 by a vote of 40 to 8.
On Jan. 26, Fort Wayne City Council approved an ordinance that will allow an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan that will include the Southeast Strategy Update.
Former Business Weekly reporter Chelsea Boulrisse, a native of Massachusetts, is one of the first “Hoosiers by Choice” showcased in a new statewide campaign.
A year ago Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry stood in front of the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne and talked about his goals for 2020, including the health of the community. He wanted to reduce obesity and infant mortality rates in the city.