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Public can tour city’s water pollution control plant Saturday

The city will offer free guided tours of its P.L. Brunner Water Pollution Control Plant Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. Visitors can park across the street at 2601 Dwenger Ave. to join the tours and learn how the plant operates, including visiting the lab, viewing its high powered ...

Easter Egg Hunt at Byron Health Center April 20

Byron Health Center, 12101 Lima Road, will again host an Eggstravaganza Community Easter Egg Hunt presented by MKM architecture + design on Saturday, April 20, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Byron staff and family members will spread Easter Eggs throughout the campus of the facility and members of ...

Free radon-detection kits now available

Radon can’t be seen, smelled or tasted, but it could be present at dangerous levels in your home. The Allen County Department of Health is urging residents to reduce their risk of lung cancer by having their homes tested. Testing is simple and free test kits are available at the following ...

Hillegas Road to close for I-69 overpass work on April 1

The Indiana Department of Transportation will begin an overpass construction project on Interstate 69 at Hillegas Road on Monday, April 1, weather permitting. Hillegas will be closed between Leesburg and Goshen roads until work is completed. Drivers may also see overnight lane restrictions or ...

City plans a record $31 million in neighborhood impovements this year

A record $31 million will be spent on neighborhood transportation improvements in 2019. In the past five years more than 300 miles of neighborhood street improvements have occurred in the city. Joined by City Council members and residents of the Pettit-Rudisill neighborhood where more than 50 ...

$1.1M expansion to create up to 17 jobs at Franke Plating Works

Franke Plating Works of Fort Wayne, which bills itself as America's oldest family-owned plating company, plans to create up to 17 jobs and invest more than $1.1 million to upgrade its production facilities just east of downtown Fort Wayne. Established in 1930, Franke Plating Works is in its ...

New plan suggests ways to improve public spaces in downtown Fort Wayne

The city's Community Development Division has released the recently finalized Downtown Fort Wayne Public Realm Action Plan created by internationally recognized architecture and urban design firm, Gehl. The plan outlines possible pilot projects that would connect public spaces and encourage ...

Sirens tested Tuesday for ‘Severe Weather Preparedness’ week

If you hear sirens Tuesday, it may not be an actual emergency. The Allen County Office of Homeland Security, in partnership with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, is encouraging residents to plan for extreme weather as part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 17-23. On ...

City seeks public’s help for annual clean-up day May 4

The long snowy and windy winter has left trash and debris littering Fort Wayne's roads, ditches, neighborhoods and riverbanks, so the city is asking help in an annual effort to prepare for outdoor spring activities. Residents, families, churches, youth organizations and schools are invited to ...

Kreager Park access limited Wednesday due to police training

The Fort Wayne Police Department will be conducting large-scale training in various areas of Kreager Park Wednesday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. As a result, many areas of the park may be blocked off and restricted to public safety officers only.

Tuesday open house to showcase five-year transportation plan

The Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council (NIRCC) will host an open house Tuesday, March 19, to allow residents to review its Draft Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and corresponding Air Quality Conformity Analysis. The session will be from 4 p.m. to 6 ...

Rep. Banks’ staff to be in Huntertown, Bluffton this week

A member of the staff of U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, will be in Huntertown on Tuesday, March 19 and in Bluffton on Thursday, March 21 to meet with residents. Members of Banks’ staff also are available in his Fort Wayne office in the E. Ross Adair Federal Building, 1300 S. Harrison St., Monday ...

Lutheran Hospital to end heart-transplant program, at least for now

Effective April 1, Lutheran Hospital will inactivate its heart transplant program, according to Public Relations Supervisor Geoff Thomas. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) require programs to have a dedicated cardiologist with ...

ARCH to highlight Arts United Center’s history, future at March 23 lecture

Miriam Morgan learned a lot about the Arts United Center working there day after day as technical director. But it took meeting the people who showed up from all over the world at its front door to inspire her to learn the whole story of the building that opened in 1973. Morgan, now chief ...

Delays possible on Dupont Road starting Monday

Construction improvements for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians on Dupont Road will push forward beginning Monday, March 18, meaning lane restrictions between Lima and Coldwater roads. In order to accommodate the removal of temporary asphalt placed to open the road for the winter, traffic ...