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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 ...

Road near General Motors plant to get major upgrade

Allen County’s plans to reconstruct and upgrade a one-mile section of the Fogwell Parkway near the General Motors plant have received a major boost in the form of $6.5 million in federal funds. The Indiana Department of Transportation also has informed county officials that funding for other ...

Fort Wayne police, firefighters to get a cold-weather bonus

Working in frigid weather can be difficult and even dangerous, but it can also be rewarding -- as Fort Wayne police officers and firefighters are about to discover. Mayor Tom Henry has announced public safety employees who worked while city offices were closed during the recent polar vortex ...

Right to Life PAC endorses Tim Smith for mayor

As expected, the Allen County Right to Life Political Action Committee (PAC) has endorsed Tim Smith for mayor in the May 7 Republican primary against City Councilman John Crawford, R-at large. In a statement, the PAC said it believes Smith, an executive at Medical Protective, will be a ...

Parks Department seeking catering bids

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is seeking bids for catering services at three major private rental facilities: Salomon Farm Park, the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory and Promenade Park, which opens this summer and is the first phase of the Riverfront Fort Wayne ...

Mayor Tom Henry honored by clean-water group

Efforts to protect water resources, clean rivers and reduce energy costs have earned Mayor Tom Henry recognition from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), which this week, presented Henry its 2019 National Environmental Achievement Award for Local Public Service. The ...

Aging & In-Home group seeks proposals for services

Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, Inc. (AIHS) invites requests for proposals (RFP) for the delivery of services which include transportation, legal services, nursing home ombudsman and assisted living ombudsman to eligible elderly persons in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, ...

Environmental group urges city to beware ‘invasive’ 9/11 tribute tree

A group of environmental and nonprofit organizations has contacted city of Fort Wayne officials regarding an invasive tree species that was recently planted on city property as a tribute to victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The callery pear tree that was planted is a descendant of a ...

Spherion Staffing to locate in Electric Works

Spherion Staffing of Fort Wayne is making a big move. The locally owned office of the national staffing firm is celebrating its 10th anniversary and continued growth by relocating to a larger space at Electric Works. “We are experiencing an ever-increasing demand for our talented ...

First homicide victim of year identified

Allen County's first homicide victim of the year has been identified. According to the Allen County Coroner's office, Tywan Norton Carter, 31, was located on the street in the 1000 block of Senate Avenue on February 2, around 8:30 p.m. after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds. The manner of ...