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Paper-straw maker’s $9 million expansion to create up to 205 new jobs

Aardvark Straws, a Fort Wayne maker of paper straws, will establish a new, state-of-the-art production facility here, creating up to 205 new jobs by the end of 2021. Aardvark will investing more than $9 million to lease and equip a new 100,000-square-foot facility at 7310 Innovation Blvd. in ...

Mayor Tom Henry: City exploring ‘monetary relief’ for poor trash service

City residents may be in line for some form of rebate in exchange for past garbage-collection problems, Mayor Tom Henry suggests. In a statement issued Thursday, Henry said "We know that many residents have experienced challenges over the past several months. The exploration of a measure of ...

Open house today on future of Franke Park

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation will host the first public open house regarding the Franke Park Master Plan today, Nov. 8, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Franke Park Pavilion No. 1, 3411 Sherman Blvd. This project, in partnership with the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, will result in a comprehensive ...

New commercial, office and parking project planned for downtown Fort Wayne

Downtown Fort Wayne's skyline is poised to grow again thanks to a multimillion-dollar mixed-use and parking project proposed by the same group whose recent $20 million renovation of an adjacent building produced the city's first million-dollar condos. According to documents filed with the Fort ...

Sculpture latest example of public art in downtown Fort Wayne

Mayor Tom Henry, local artists and others cut the ribbon on downtown Fort Wayne's latest piece of artwork: the sculpture and mural located in the 400 block of East Columbia Street. The sculpture was created by Cary Shafer and includes large, metal three-dimensional blocks painted to complement ...

Voter turnout today is key to Republicans holding majorities in Congress

President Trump rallied a crowd of Republican voters who packed the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne Monday night. Former President Obama tried to do the same for a Democratic rally in Gary Sunday. So you know there are high stakes in today’s midterm election in which the Republicans are ...

Another priest added to Fort Wayne Diocese’s abuse list

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has added another name to the list of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. Gerald Funcheon, who was a member of the Crosier Congregation, not a diocesan priest, is on the list of those credibly accused of abuse published by the Crosier ...

Police seeking help following Saturday hit-and-run accident

The Allen County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in connection with a hit-and-run accident. At approximately 1 a.m. Saturday, the department was notified that an unknown vehicle had struck a bicyclist in the 2800 block of Hillegas Road, south of Butler Road. The victim was ...

Braun our choice for Senate to embrace Trump agenda, not business as usual

Like Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, Mike Braun was a businessman among established politicians in the Senate primary race early this year. Todd Rokita had been Indiana’s Secretary of State from 2002-2010 and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 2011. Luke ...