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Fort Wayne Newspapers adjusts staff, features

Fort Wayne Newspapers is adjusting staffing and features in response to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, said President and CEO Scott Stanford. “Our journalism mission is as important as ever,” Stanford said. “That puts great responsibility on us to make sound decisions and be ...

Parkview Health, Cigna extend contract

Parkview Health and global health service company Cigna have extended their contract and will provide in-network access at a reduced cost for Cigna customers at Parkview hospitals. Parkview's nearly 900 health care providers across northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio will also remain ...

Boys & Girls Clubs to distribute health-care packets

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne has formed the Healthy Habits Care Packets program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, a partnership between the Boys & Girls Clubs, Fort Wayne UNITED and Save A Lot stores, will distribute 1,000 care packets with health care ...

Latest COVID-19 death is county’s 32nd, with 350 total cases

Another Allen County resident has died from COVID-19 and 11 have tested positive, bringing the total to 350 cases and 32 deaths as of Wednesday. Updates to positive cases and deaths in Allen County are found at the top of the department’s COVID-19 webpage at ...

Hurshtown Reservoir opening delayed to May 22

The 2020 season opening of Hurshtown Reservoir has been delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak response, according to the city's Parks and Recreation Department. Hurshtown is now scheduled to open on May 22. For complete information about cancelled/postponed events and activities, go ...

Electric Works developers ask city for fourth extension thanks to COVID-19

Electric Works developers are seeking a fourth extension of their agreement with the city because of the financial disruption and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus. "As is painfully obvious to everyone, the COVID-19 pandemic has created extreme difficulties for the commercial workd and ...

Election Board member: For safety, send mail-in applications to all voters

When the Allen County Election Board will meet Tuesday to discuss how best to conduct the June 2 primary in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, its Democratic member will have a suggestion. Tim Pape, an attorney and former Fort Wayne City Council member, plans to propose a resolution that, if ...

Four more county COVID-19 deaths; total cases now at 339

Another four Allen County residents have died from COVID-19 and 12 have tested positive, bringing the total to 339 cases and 31 deaths as of Monday. department’s COVID-19 webpage at www.allencountyhealth.com/covid-19 and will be time-stamped to keep the public informed with the latest local ...

Superior Street to close Wednesday for sewer work

Superior Street between Calhoun and Clinton streets, will close Wednesday, April 22, 2020, for construction of a 48-inch consolidation sewer. The closure includes the two western most lanes on Clinton Street, and is expected to last through mid-summer. Clinton, at this intersection, will be ...

Steel Dynamics earnings beats forecasts, but stock down

(AP) Fort Wayne-based Steel Dynamics Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $187.3 million. The company said it had net income of 88 cents per share, beating Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 86 ...

Four more county COVID-19 deaths; total cases now at 327

Another four Allen County residents have died from COVID-19 and 13 have tested positive, bringing the total to 327 cases and 27 deaths Monday. Updates to positive cases and deaths in Allen County are found at the top of the department’s COVID-19 webpage at www.allencountyhealth.com/covid-19 ...

Jorgensen Foundation grants $10,000 to YMCA for food relief

The Ove E. Jorgensen Foundation has granted $10,000 to the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne to help continue to help feed those in need during the COVID-19 crisis. “The government-ordered closures due to the pandemic have created many urgent needs for people in our area. Caring for our neighbors ...

Holcomb revises stay-at-home order; some restrictions clarified

Gov. Eric Holcomb Minday issued a revised stay at home order that lasts through May 1 and is designed to limit interactions among Hoosiers to increase containment of COVID-19. But while the order chiefly continues as is, Holcomb's new order brings clarity to some essential businesses: ...

Single-vehicle crash victim identified

The victim of a single-vehicle crash early Saturday has been identified by the Allen County Coroner’s office. Johnluke Dartanyan B. Callebaut, 25, of Grabill, died in the accident in the 9500 block of Maysville Road from multiple blunt force injuries. He was the county's fourth fatal motor ...

Part of Ardmore Avenue closed starting Wednesday

The northbound lane on Ardmore Avenue from Fort Wayne International to Airport Expressway will close Wednesday, April 22, through July as crews work on the completion of road and new trail construction between 2nd Street and Airport Expressway. This road will only be open to southbound ...