The Fort Wayne Five

Pistons basketball, 16 seasons: Now the NBA's Detroit Pistons, Fort Wayne's version existed from 1941-1957 in both the NBL and NBA. They won the NBL title in 1944 and 1945. After being the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons until 1948, they became just the Fort Wayne Pistons until their move to Detroit. They lost in the NBA finals in both 1955 and 1956. In 1952 (pictured), The Zollner Pistons edged the Boston Celtics 94-90 on Feb. 14 when they played at North Side High School's gym. It was a hotly contested game, in which officials called 71 fouls, including two technicals. (News-Sentinel file photo)

FORT WAYNE FIVE: Fort Wayne’s longest operated sports franchises

Fort Wayne has long been known as a big location of sporting times not quite among the elite leagues. In 2007, the city was rated the "Best Place in the Country for Minor League Sports" in an issue of Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal. For every Komet or Mad Ants franchise, there ...

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FORT WAYNE FIVE: Highest priced homes available in Fort Wayne

Looking to upgrade your living conditions and money isn't a problem? Here are the highest priced homes available for sale right now in Fort Wayne, according to Some are more fancy than others, but you can't replace land! Anyone looking for a 16 bedroom, 27 bathroom estate?

and the #1 Komets career coaching wins leader is . . .  Al Sims with 504. ( file photo)
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FORT WAYNE FIVE: Komets career coaching wins

During their 66-year history, the Fort Wayne Komets have been blessed with many outstanding coaches. But these five stand atop the list of the Komets top five all-time winningest coaches with the franchise.

#1 - Harmar's Defeat at Kekionga, October 22, 1790

Estimated soldiers engaged: Around 1,700. Estimated deaths: About 200. 

Three days after Hardin's forces were ambushed at Eel River, United States forces once again attempted to defeat a Native American force numbering around 1,000 warriors camped at Kekionga. When United States forces balked after seeing the size of the Indian force, Chief Little Turtle took the initiative, attacking from multiple sides and killing over 125 Americans. The battle was called the Battle of the Pumpkin Fields by the natives due to the steam of the scalped heads of the dead soldiers reminding the Indians of squash steaming in the cool air. 
 (Illustration courtesy of The History Center)

FORT WAYNE FIVE: The biggest military engagements in Fort Wayne-area history

For a good portion of early American history, the area in and around northeast Indiana was a battleground between Native Americans and British, French and American forces looking to lay claim to a region rich in natural resources and open land. We have profiled the five largest military ...

Takaoka, Japan (sister city since 1977). Pictured is the Great Buddha of Takaoka., Reaching a height of nearly 53 feet, the Great Buddha of Takaoka is the third largest in Japan.

Five sister and friendship cities of Fort Wayne

Since 1977, Fort Wayne has been designated as sister cities with four others around the world by Sister Cities International. Sister Cities International was created in 1956 based on a proposal from President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In 2015, Fort Wayne added its first friendship city.

The top five taxpayers in Allen County for 2017

Taxes have been in the news a lot over the last couple of weeks. Here are the top five taxpayers in Allen County for 2017, ranked in order of net taxes charged, which is affected by many variables including the location of the tax property.


Our 5 picks for chocolate-themed movies

In recognition of National Chocolate Day on Saturday, we'd like to suggest some chocolate-themed movies. So grab a cup of hot cocoa and settle in with these sweet flicks. *Chocolat: This flick stars Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. Depp plays Roux, who arrives among a group of ...

Chocolate cream pie, this one with bits of brownie, at Chrome Plated Diner. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of

Try these 5 Fort Wayne chocolate desserts

Saturday is National Chocolate Day, though we like to celebrate it every day. No matter how full we are, there always seems to be room for dessert. Here are five chocolate desserts we think you should try: *Azar's Big Boy's Hot Fudge Ice Cream Cake: Azar's Big Boy, 6800 Bluffton Road. That ...

. . . And the Number 1 tallest Building in Fort Wayne: The Indiana Michigan Power Center, 442 feet. Built in 1982. Fourth tallest building in Indiana, and tallest outside of Indianapolis. Formerly known as One Summit Square.

The five tallest buildings in Fort Wayne

It's a bird! It's a plane! Well, actually, it's neither, but if you are in a low-flying aircraft, you might want to watch out for the tops of these buildings, the five tallest in Fort Wayne.


FOODSTOCK 17: Five Fort Wayne Food trucks sure to titillate your taste buds

With FOODSTOCK 17 coming up this weekend, here’s a list of five Fort Wayne food trucks are sure to quench that lunchtime hunger. FOODSTOCK is set for 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Headwaters Park. Click through the slideshow to view the trucks. Check back with us through the week to see other trucks on ...

No. 1 -- Parkview Health Systems, 6,684 employees

Fort Wayne’s Five Largest Employers

Fort Wayne boasts a dozen private- and public-sector companies that employ more than 1,000 workers. The top five employers in the county combined have more than 21,000 workers. Click through the slideshow above to see the top five employers and the number of workers they employ. The full ...

NFL Hall of Famer Rod Woodson was born in Fort Wayne in 1965. He attended R. Nelson Snider High School. Woodson was a Parade and USA Today All-American, and in 1982 was named Indiana’s “Mr. Football.” He went on to a stellar career at Purdue University before spending 17 years in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens and Oakland Raiders.

Five Fort Wayne Sports Facts

Fort Wayne has been home to some of the nation's top athletes, and also has seen its share of major and minor league sports teams and historic sports moments. Scroll through the slideshow to learn more about some of Fort Wayne's top sports moments.

As of July 1, 2016, Fort Wayne had an estimated 264,488 residents, up from the 253,700 people counted for the 2010 U.S. Census.

Five Facts About Fort Wayne

Do you know Fort Wayne's population? Its median age? Average household income? Go through the slides above to learn a little more about our fair city.