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It’s official: Fort Wayne’s water tastes great

Some say water has no flavor, but the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water begs to differ. It has just named Fort Wayne City Utilities' product as the best-tasting water in the state. The award enters Fort Wayne’s water in the "Great American Water Taste Test" national competition in Washington, ...

$680,000 grant will target threat of lead paint in older Fort Wayne homes

The city's office of Housing and Neighborhood Services has received a $680,000 grant to remediate lead paint in older homes and will partner with the Allen County Department of Health to identify children with elevated blood lead levels and remediate lead paint in the homes in which they live ...

Citilink to offer free bus rides Election Day

Courtesy of AWS Foundation, Citilink will operate fare-free on Election Day, Nov. 6, to help make sure that everyone has a ride to go vote. To vote you must have registered prior to Oct. 9; have your Indiana driver’s license or identification card; and know where to go. Many polling ...

Allen County Neighborhoods group to meet Oct. 25

The Allen County Neighborhoods Association will hold its quarterly meeting Oct. 25 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Omni Room of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St. Local attorneys Robert Eherenman and Henry Najdeski will discuss legal issues that neighborhood associations face and answer questions, ...

Improvements in east Allen County in line for a $2 million boost

Plans for several improvements in eastern Allen County apparently will get a $2 million boost from County Council Thursday. That's when council is scheduled to consider a resolution that would pledge $400,000 each year from 2019 to 2023 in support of the New Allen Alliance's "East Allen's ...

Coliseum named a ‘prime site’ for 18th straight year

The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum has been named a "Prime Site" by Facilities & Event Management Magazine for the 18th consecutive year. Members of the selection committee are industry executives who are directly involved in site selection, including promoters, booking agents and event ...

Fort Wayne City Council approves $13.5 million for Electric Works

In two separate 6-3 votes, City Council Tuesday approved a total of $13.5 million for the Electric Works project — a make-or-break step in developers' quest for $65 million in local public funding for the $250 million redevelopment of the former General Electric campus. The votes were ...

Kayla Blakeslee new ‘Morning News’ host at WOWO

Program and News Director Kayla Blakeslee will succeed the late Charley Butcher as host of WOWO's Fort Wayne’s Morning News program, the radio station announced Tuesday. Blakeslee has served as WOWO’s program director for the past two years and during her earlier years at WOWO she served ...

U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham to address sold-out GOP ‘bean dinner’ here Nov. 1

U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., who took a key and prominent role in the recent confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, will be the keynote speaker at the Allen County Republican Party's annual Reagan Bean Dinner Nov. 1. The sold-out event will begin with a VIP reception at ...

‘Sion Bass’ group seeks donations for veterans in need

The group "In Memory of Col. Sion Bass" will host its fifth annual event Nov. 10 from noon to 5 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, 1616 W. Main St. The event will make clothing and household goods available to veterans in need free of charge. Donations are needed and should be brought to the ...

St. Joseph River level to be adjusted this weekend

In preparation for winter, City Utilities will make annual adjustments to river levels beginning this weekend. In order to remove the flashboards at the St. Joseph Dam, St. Joseph River north of the dam will be temporarily lowered beginning at midnight on Saturday. Oct. 20, allowing the ...

Fort Wayne’s 311 call center offers expanded hours

The city of Fort Wayne's 311 call center will now be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, with two members of its team taking calls. These additional hours are intended to help provide residents with more opportunities to get in touch with the city in order to address problems with city ...