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UPDATED: John Urbahns to succeed Eric Doden as CEO of Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Fort Wayne's leading economic development organization will fill its soon-to-be-vacant top job from within. Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Thursday announced that John Urbahns, its executive vice president of economic development sine 2013, will succeed Eric Doden as CEO. Doden, who has had the job ...

Tyrin Boone sought in connection with motel death

Fort Wayne Police are asking for the public's help in locating a person they believe to be connected to the death investigation that took place Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Regency Inn, 1004 W. Coliseum Blvd. The person of interest, Tyrin Royce Boone, 40, is six feet tall and weighs 205 lbs., ...

Rachel Lott to seek 4th District City Council seat

Local businesswoman Rachel Lott announced Thursday she will be a candidate in the 2019 Republican primary for the 4th District City Council seat now held by Republican Jason Arp. Lott is vice president of Group Stellar, a strategic communications firm specializing in public relations, ...

Thursday job fair offers more than 200 positions

Six companies with a total of more than 200 available jobs will participate in a job fair from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Allen County WorkOne career center, 201 E. Rudisill Blvd. The job fair, open to all jobseekers, was arranged by Northeast Indiana Works, Fort Wayne UNITED ...

Rescue Mission to offer ‘Backpacks of Hope’ Friday

The 7th annual delivery of Backpacks of Hope will be Friday, Dec. 14, between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Rescue Mission, 301 W. Superior St. More than 700 backpacks filled with essentials like hats, gloves, socks, blankets. hygiene items and more will be available for the homeless and anyone ...

Police seek public help in finding Abdul Jerome Jackson Sr.

Fort Wayne Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a person of interest in an ongoing investigation who has several active warrants for his arrest. Abdul Jerome Jackson Sr., 45, is 5’4” tall, weighs 135 lbs. has brown eyes and a shaved head. He has active warrants for ...

Thursday open houses will showcase improvements at Dupont Hospital

Dupont Hospital has finished a multimillion dollar renovation that highlights a new access point to the services offered by Lutheran Children’s Hospital and its own growing emphasis on inpatient care for premature infants, children and teens. On Thursday, Dec. 13, the hospital will unveil ...

Park Foundation seeks public’s support for riverfront endowment

The Fort Wayne Park Foundation is inviting donors to support the city's newest destination -- Promenade Park along St. Marys River downtown. According to Foundation President Rick Phillips, "A gift of $500-$4,999 will be recognized with an inscription on a Greenscape Step within the Park. It's ...

Allen County government lists 2019 state legislative priorities

Several criminal justice funding initiatives top Allen County government's list of legislative priorities for the 2019 session of the Indiana General Assembly. The priorities were developed by the Board of Commissioners and Government Affairs Director Beth Lock following discussions with ...

Holiday Cab program returns for its 31st year

The Holiday Cab program will return this year to provide free cab rides home for impaired drivers during the holiday season. In its 31st year, the program runs from Thursday, Dec. 20 to Tuesday, Jan. 1, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. each day. Last year the program offered 229 rides. “The Holiday ...

Fire victim identified as Evan Ehinger

The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a fatal Nov. 22 house fire in the 230 block of Elyetta St. as Evan C. Ehinger, 50, of Fort Wayne. According to the coroner's office, Ehinger died of smoke inhalation and thermal burns in the accident and was identified through ...

Allen County elected officials to be sworn in Dec. 31

The inauguration ceremony for newly elected Allen County officials will be held on Monday, Dec. 31, starting at noon in the rotunda of the Allen County Courthouse. The event is open to the public, and cameras and other recording devices will be permitted inside the building. David Long of ...

BREAKING NEWS: Atlanta IT firm to open Fort Wayne hub; create up to 130 jobs

An Atlanta-based information technologies company plans to open a $3 million Midwest hub in Fort Wayne, creating about 130 jobs by the end of 2021. The announcement was made at Parkview Field Friday by Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Crouch, Mayor Tom Henry and executives from Rural Sourcing, a ...