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I&M offering efficiency programs to commercial, industrial users

Indiana Michigan Power recently launched its 2019 energy efficiency programs for commercial and industrial customers and is making the enrollment process easier. Energy Efficiency Programs have reduced I&M customers’ energy consumption by more than 262 million kilowatt hours (kWh) over ...

Kroger ‘shares the love’ with $91,877 in donations

Kroger’s Central Division on Thursday donated $91,877 to five charities as part of its “Share the Love” event. Chris Gomez of Kroger presented checks to local nonprofit agencies that exemplify the company’s philanthropic goals: As part of Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste ...

Northeast Indiana to urge prospects to make region ‘ your own’

“Make It Your Own” is northeast Indiana’s new brand to attract people ages 21–45 to live and work in the 11-county region. Unveiled by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and developed through a six-month process guided by focus groups and perception surveys, Make It Your ...

Vincent Village unveils latest home

Vincent Village hosted an open house Thursday at a new home built with funding from the city of Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services. The home, located in the 2700 block of Lillie Street, is on the Vincent Village campus in the Oxford Neighborhood. A family currently ...

I&M customers affected by storm should have power by Wednesday night

Indiana Michigan Power crews have restored power to 94 percent of customers who lost service during Tuesday’s ice storm. More than 250 line workers are working to restore the remaining 1,700 customers as soon as possible. Customers affected by the largest outages have been restored, and most ...

Founder of Safe Haven Baby Boxes to speak at Saint Francis Feb. 22

Monica Kelsey, founder of Safe Haven Baby Boxes, will speak at noon Friday, Feb. 22 at the University of Saint Francis Science Seminar. Kelsey will speak in the Parkview Physicians Group Auditorium in the Achatz Hall of Science and Research Center on the campus, 2701 Spring St. Kelsey ...

Fort Wayne Fire Department seeking applications

Beginning Friday, Feb. 15, the Fort Wayne Fire Department will accept applications for firefighter positions. The department is seeking qualified applicants, ages 21–35, beginning at noon Friday through 4 p.m. March 8. Late applications will not be accepted. Classes will start in August, ...

New ‘Family Recovery Court’ aims to protect vulnerable children

A new project launched this week by Allen Superior Court will provide a tool for families, parents and guardians struggling with substance abuse. Family Recovery Court (FRC), funded through a $15,400 grant from the Indiana Supreme Court and operated by Superior Court’s Family Relations ...

Madeline Phuong wins county spelling bee

Madeline Phuong, an 8th grader at Woodside Middle School, has won the Journal Gazette Allen County Spelling Bee presented by STAR Financial Bank. Her parents are Loi and Jennifer Phuong and she secured her win by correctly spelling ‘chloasma’ in round 20. The second-place finisher was ...

WOWO’s Art Saltsberg named to sportswriters hall of fame

Arts Saltsberg, a mainstay on radio station WOWO for decades, is joining the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (ISSA) Hall of Fame. Saltsberg spent almost 25 years as an on-air personality and another two decades in the station's sales department. He was among nine honorees ...

Sen. Mike Braun announces web site, Fort Wayne office

U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., has unveiled his official website, www.braun.senate.gov, along with details regarding regional offices located in Fort Wayne, Hammond, Indianapolis, South Bend and Washington, D.C. The Fort Wayne office is at 203 E. Berry Street, Suite 702B, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. ...

New Aardvark straws plant open; company still hiring

Aardvark Straws has opened its new manufacturing facility at 7310 Innovation Blvd., and about 50 of the 100 jobs expected to be created remain open. The company, which produces environmentally friendly paper straws, has openings for positions such as winders, wrappers and material handlers. ...

Will second time be the charm for effort to create ‘Anthony Wayne Day’?

More than a year after it was first proposed, a City Councilman will try again to establish a day dedicated to the memory of Fort Wayne's founder and namesake. The resolution to be considered Tuesday is sponsored by Jason Arp, R-4th, and would proclaim each July 16th as Gen. "Mad" Anthony ...