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Laycoff’s, 3530 N. Clinton St., improved its exterior last year with the help of a $20,000 city facade grant. (Courtesy photo)

Fort Wayne seeking applications for 2018 facade grants

The city of Fort Wayne is accepting applications for its 2018 Commercial Façade Grant program, which was introduced 10 years ago by Mayor Tom Henry to provide local businesses the opportunity to apply for matching grants to improve the exteriors of their buildings. Applications are available ...

Michael Barranda

Fort Wayne Councilman Michael Barranda may try to delay big downtown land deal

A City Council member says he will try to delay the proposed schedule for buying 29 prime acres just north of downtown unless the administration of Mayor Tom Henry clarifies the liability for removing any industrial contamination — the seriousness of which remains unknown despite an earlier ...

Ag Plus plans a new $10 million feed facility in Woodburn. (Courtesy photo)

$10 million feed plant planned for Woodburn

A South Whitley farm cooperative plans to invest about $10 million in a new grain-processing facility in Woodburn. Ag Plus Inc./Synergy Feeds, founded in 1912, on Thursday is expected to ask Allen County Council for an abatement that would reduce its taxes on the planned improvements at 1357 ...

Kevin Leininger

The Fort Report: Eric Doden and downtown development

This week’s show features President and CEO of Greater Fort Wayne Inc., Eric Doden, who discusses downtown development, economic development and the status of downtown projects. All episodes of The Fort Report premiere at 5:30 p.m. Saturday on Comcast Channel 57 and FiOS Channel 27 and ...

TJ Nowak Supply co-owner Doug Kline stands in front of the newest building of the company. Across the driveway is another building, the old 2-story white brick structure across the driveway is rumored to be the site of an active bordello before being purchased by T.J. Nowak. (By Barb Sieminski for News-Sentinel.com)

Nowak Supply migrating to Riverfront Development

There’s a bit of colorful history in downtown Fort Wayne’s TJ Nowak Supply Co. Inc., according to Doug Kline, one of the four co-owners of the longtime family company. The nearly 60-year-old business went from, um, serving johns in the 1950s to hauling Porta-Jons in the 1990s. “The ...

John Crawford

Ordinance targets perception of ‘pay to play’ in Fort Wayne contracts

Aimed at combating the perception that political donations influence the awarding of city government contracts, an ordinance will be introduced Tuesday that would deny some contracts to individuals or businesses making campaign contributions in excess of state-imposed limits. "I don't have ...

Several color guard groups were among the units marching in the annual Veterans Day parade Saturday on Parnell Avenue, from north of State Boulevard to Memorial Coliseum. (By Kevin Kilbane of News-Sentinel.com)

Veterans Day parade salutes service of Fort Wayne military veterans

People braved cold temperatures to participate in and cheer on Fort Wayne-area U.S. military veterans during the annual Veterans Day parade on Saturday organized by the Allen County Council of Veterans Organizations. The parade started at 11 a.m., with units rolling or walking north on ...