Fort Wayne-Allen County Capital Improvement Board (CIB) President James Cook briefed City Council on Nov. 24 about the impact of COVID-19 on food and beverage taxes. Then Grand Wayne Center Executive Director Bart Shaw talked about the $1.3 million the center lost this year from canceled eve…
On Nov. 23 New Haven Mayor Steve McMichael was taken from his home to Parkview Regional Medical Center by New Haven Public Safety after he experienced chest pains and difficulty breathing.
INDIANAPOLIS — October unemployment in Northeast Indiana dropped, but so did the labor force compared with a year ago when the economy was humming along at full employment.
Incoming Circuit Court Judge Wendy W. Davis, who will replace retiring Circuit Court Judge Thomas J. Felts in January, announced Nov. 23 that Jesus Ricardo Treviño has been selected as the new Circuit Court magistrate. Treviño will begin his tenure on Jan. 1, in the Circuit Court’s IV-D division.
Seven East Allen County communities that have banded together as the NewAllen Alliance are asking their neighbors to support local small businesses this holiday season.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.0% in October, well below the national rate of 6.9%, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported Nov. 20.
INDIANAPOLIS — Kyle Hupfer, chairman of the Indiana Republican Party and campaign manager for the reelection of Gov. Eric Holcomb, announced Nov. 20 that traditional celebratory events related to the swearing in of the governor will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Information rega…
Allen County Building Department staff will continue to process permits and complete inspections as normal while its offices and the rest of Citizens Square is closed to the public Nov. 23-Jan. 18, building commissioner John E. Caywood said.
The Allen County Public Library has closed to the public and moved to appointment-only genealogy services and computer use to prevent the number of visitors physically inside its buildings because of the county’s Code Red COVID-19 status.
AUBURN — A property tax phase-in for a new downtown office building passed its first vote by the Auburn Common Council on Nov. 17
INDIANAPOLIS — As much as Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box would like to see her family this year for Thanksgiving, she's told family members she'd rather see them the next 20 years more.
INDIANAPOLIS — Spread of COVID-19 has hit very high levels across northeast Indiana as numerous counties received red ratings from the Indiana State Department of Health’s weekly coronavirus county metrics.
Fort Wayne and Allen County agencies and event organizers issued a flurry of cancellation notices or event changes beginning Nov. 17 and 18. Some specifically mentioned the COVID-19 pandemic and the accelerating case count and government precautions.
Due to a lack of agenda items, the scheduled Nov. 20 legislative session of the Allen County Board of Commissioners is canceled. The next scheduled meeting is for 10 a.m. Dec. 4.
INDIANAPOLIS — As he's been asking Hoosiers to do throughout the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Eric Holcomb is staying home on quarantine after being exposed to person positive for the virus.
COVID-19 cases are increasing exponentially in Indiana and Allen County, prompting authorities to implement some new restrictions to curtail spread of the deadly virus, with 25 county deaths reported in less than a week.
INDIANAPOLIS — Before members of the Indiana General Assembly met for Organization Day on Nov. 17, the Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA) announced that during the 2021 session, it will support legislation that protects businesses from COVID-19-related liability when good-faith efforts …
INDIANAPOLIS — At the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s virtual legislative preview Nov. 16, it unveiled five policy actions that it believes will have the most impact on Indiana’s economic recovery as businesses and their workers get out from under the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission is seeking proposals to redevelop 23 acres in southeast Fort Wayne, located at 4209 Plaza Drive at the corner of Plaza Drive and McKinnie Avenue.
Gov. Eric Holcomb has proclaimed Nov. 15, 2020, Philanthropy Day in Indiana. Indiana Philanthropy Alliance joined in celebrating the contributions of individuals, foundations and businesses throughout Indiana in support of the social sector in this time of tremendous need.
Pharmaceuticals manufacturer Pfizer announced very encouraging results on a potential vaccine for the coronavirus Nov. 9, raising the possibility that distribution could begin in late 2020 or early 2021. Investors welcomed the news, with the S&P 500 jumping 1.2% on the day, even with a s…
The U.S. had 709,000 people seeking unemployment assistance in the week ending Nov. 7 as the number continues to fall from the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor released Nov. 12.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is moving backward on its reopening plan, as Gov. Eric Holcomb announced that the state needs to clamp down in sharply rising COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the state.
The inspiration for author Kayleen Reusser’s latest book, “Captured! Stories of American WWII Prisoners of War,” came when a friend suggested she read the journal of a man who had spent three years as a prisoner of war with the Japanese during the Bataan Death March and then as a slave labor…
ANGOLA — Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch has made quite a presence in northeast Indiana during her first four years in office as the No. 2 in charge behind Gov. Eric Holcomb.
Promenade Park, which opened a little over a year ago downtown along the St. Marys River, has received several awards over the past year, according to the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department.
A pod designed to be mounted on a U.S. Navy fighter aircraft that will jam signals coming from the enemy was designed and developed at the Raytheon Intelligence & Space facility in Fort Wayne.
The Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana again will highlight the expansion of early childhood care and education, broadband and the conversion of U.S. 33 to a freeway along with eight new items when the Indiana Legislature reconvenes in 2021.
After heavy rains, residents near the State Boulevard sharp curve between Eastbrook and Westbrook drives often had to contend with floodwaters from Spy Run Creek. Add to that the regular dings to the guardrails after snowstorms and crashes at other times along with the daily traffic backups …
Voters came in droves but with individual missions as they crowded into Allen County polling places on Election Day on Nov. 3.
Allen County Election Board has suspended operations for the night. It will resume counting ballots Nov. 4. Several thousand paper absentee ballots remain to be counted.
WELLS COUNTY — U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, was honored with the 116th Congress Friend of Farm Bureau Award from the American Farm Bureau last week in Wells County.
Ten years ago Allen County began its land banking program in the hopes of boosting economic development in the area. On Nov. 2 members of the Allen County Redevelopment Commission presented the results of an economic impact analysis.
Over 100,000 registered Allen County voters have voted ahead of Nov. 3's Election Day, either by machine or paper ballot.
COVID-19 may have killed Santa Claus — at least Fort Wayne’s Night of Lights’ version where thousands of people huddle together to watch the display turned on. However, Fort Wayne’s Coney Island, which normally benefits from some of the 25,000 Night of Lights visitors, again has its holiday …
INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers 60 years old and older have always been at the highest risk for serious symptoms of or death from COVID-19.
As Indiana’s statewide offices go, attorney general sounds pretty glamorous. Simply put, the Indiana attorney general’s office isn’t what a lot of people think it is.
INDIANAPOLIS — A Kendallville resident’s question took the spotlight Oct. 27 in the second and final debate of candidates for Indiana governor.
City Council approved the 2021 city budget Oct. 27 after several weeks of discussion with department heads as they sought ways to cut spending from the $186 million proposed by the city.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana received approval Oct. 26 to continue its successful alternative to traditional Medicaid expansion — the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) — for 10 more years. This allows the state to continue health coverage for more than 572,000 low-income adult Hoosiers.
Below is the text of a letter send from U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, to Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb: