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City, county to create first new comprehensive plan since 2007

The city of Fort Wayne and Allen County are issuing a request for proposals to create the community’s next comprehensive plan. The city and county are seeking a consulting team to develop a plan that will create a shared vision for future growth and development, encompass meaningful and ...

Police ask public’s help to ID Huntertown robbery suspects

The Allen County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help to help identify two suspects in an 11 a.m. burglary May 23 in Huntertown. The vehicle spotted fleeing the scene is believed to be a 2007 to 2011 GMC Sierra with aftermarket rims and tires. Both suspects appear to be male ...

New program aims to boost start-up companies

A new program is designed to boost start-up businesses in Allen County. Greater Fort Wayne Inc.'s Bridge Program helps established businesses support entrepreneurs, bridging the gap between startup and success. “When startups succeed, they create jobs, grow the local economy, and make our ...

Local VA to host benefits fair June 20

VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System will host a benefits fair at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation June 20 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Benefits classes will be held at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. during the fair. Groups from the Veterans Benefits Administration, ...

Bridge maintenance on U.S. 30 scheduled for Saturday

The Indiana Department of Transportation has scheduled bridge maintenance for U.S. 30 over Flat Rock Creek in Allen County on or after Saturday, June 15, weather permitting. Beginning June 15, motorists may see temporary barrier wall being erected, with lane restrictions in both directions, ...

Henry re-election team ads staff, schedules June 17 open house

Mayor Tom Henry's re-election campaign will host an open house June 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at campaign headquarters, 840 S. Calhoun St. The event is free and open to the public. “It’s been an honor to serve as mayor of Fort Wayne since 2008,” Henry said in a statement. “But more so ...

Anxious City Council members to hear from Electric Works developers Tuesday

Having pledged $13.5 million in Legacy and local income tax funds to the project, members of Fort Wayne City Council are anxious about the future of Electric Works in the wake of a public letter from developers suggesting it "will not move forward" unless current conditions change. So ...

Coliseum issues traffic advisory for Thursday

The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum has issued a traffic advisory for Coliseum Boulevard, Parnell Avenue and other roadways surrounding the complex on Thursday, June 13, for the 25th Annual Hot Rod Power Tour event. The 25th Annual Hot Rod Power Tour will include nearly 3,000 vehicles on ...

Dan Konow named CEO for Lutheran Health Physicians

Dan Konow, PA, MBA, an executive with more than 30 years of experience in local health care, has been chosen to be the new chief executive officer for Lutheran Health Physicians. Konow most recently served the network as the COO of LHP from 2016 to 2017 before moving to vice president of ...

Brotherhood Mutual seeks $3.5 million tax break on its planned expansion

A Fort Wayne insurance company that announced a $25 million, 100-employee expansion last week is asking City Council for more than $3.53 million in related tax breaks this week. The application for a tax abatement, to be considered Tuesday, also provides addition information about Brotherhood ...

Children’s Zoo to host river cleanup on June 15

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is hosting its first Spring into Action River Cleanup on June 15th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Zoo Education Center, 600 Franke Park Drive. Zoos and aquariums across North American are throwing a party for the planet and are inviting all families, community groups ...

$25 million expansion to create up to 100 jobs at Brotherhood Mutual

An expansion of Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co.'s Fort Wayne headquarters will create up to 100 new jobs by the end of 2022. The company, which insures Christian ministries, filed plans with the Allen County Department of Planing Services to add about 88,000 square feet to its headquarters at ...