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City’s anti-discrimination office to close until April 7

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the city of Fort Wayne’s Metropolitan Human Relations Commission will be closed beginning Wednesday, March 25, with plans to reopen on April 7. Anyone wanting to begin the process of filing a charge of employment discrimination is encouraged ...

Have questions about governor’s stay-at-home order? Here are some answers

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb delivered a statewide address Monday to order that Hoosiers remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. Below are frequently ...

With library workers at home, public should keep books until at least April 7

Though the Allen County Public Library’s 14 locations have been closed to the public since Monday, March 16, ACPL staff have continued to work, cleaning and focusing on projects. Following Governor Holcomb’s request on Monday, March 23 for Hoosiers to stay home, ACPL employees will no ...

Latest COVID-19 case in Allen County brings total to 6

Another Allen County resident tested positive for COVID-19 Sunday, bring the total to six. 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 and will be time-stamped to keep the public informed ...

Community Harvest Farm Wagon program changes schedule due to COVID-19

The Farm Wagon mobile panty program run through Community Harvest Food Bank will undergo schedule and location changes effective March 30, 2020 due to developments with our COVID-19 virus safety plan. Currently, our refrigerated trucks make 86 stops per month in our nine-county service area. ...

Region WorkOne centers closed to public

All 11 WorkOne Northeast career centers will be closed to the public indefinitely, effective March 24. The actions are designed to protect WorkOne customers, staff members, their families and the community at large as the region and nation tackle COVID-19. People must file for unemployment ...

Allen County has first COVID-19 death

The Department of Health announced the first Allen County death from COVID-19 Sunday. “Our hearts go out to the family who lost their loved one today as a result of COVID-19,” Health Commissioner Dr. Deborah McMahan said in a statement. “We continue to ask for the community’s help in ...

EACS consolidation is boosting education and cutting costs, officials say

East Allen County Schools began consolidating district buildings in 2008 with the demolition of Jefferson Township School and continued with the closure of four district elementary schools and Paul Harding High School. "That seems to have worked for East Allen. We thought, ‘We want our ...

Fifth COVID-19 case confirmed in Allen County

Another Allen County resident tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Department of Health, bringing the total to five. Updates to positive cases in Allen County are found at the top of the Department’s COVID-19 webpage at www.allencountyhealth.com/covid-19 and will be time-stamped to ...

Only city trash, recycling carts to be picked up

Beginning Monday, March 23, garbage and recycling crews will collect only City of Fort Wayne-issued carts used for residential collection. Workers will not pick up additional personal containers, bags, boxes or bulk items. Following public health guidelines, these restrictions are being ...

Commissioners to approve COVID-19 policy for Allen County employees

The Allen County Commissioners on Friday were expected to approve a policy covering county employees and operations during disruptions caused by COVID-19. The policy, which would be retroactive to Monday, March 16, states the commissioners "place the highest priority on the health, safety and ...

City golf courses to close indefinitely on Saturday

As Fort Wayne continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fort Wayne city golf courses will be closing effective Saturday, March 21. Reopen dates have not been determined at this time. Citizens are asked to follow FortWayneParks.org or follow FWParksGolf on Facebook for updates.

Lutheran Health suspends non-urgent surgeries

Lutheran Health Network facilities have cancelled or postponed elective or medically non-urgent surgeries due to COVID-19. In a statement, the Fort Wayne-based network said its actions were "in alignment with CDC guidance, the directive of Gov. (Eric) Holcomb and with full support from our ...

FWCS closes offices March 23-April 10, schools closed through May 1

Fort Wayne Community Schools will close all offices March 23-April 10, and schools will be closed through May 1, following Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announcement this week. The soonest students might return is Monday, May 4. From March 23-April 10 all FWCS buildings will be closed with ...

E-scooters are back, joined by new pedal bikes

E-scooters have returned to Fort Wayne and will be joined by pedal bikes that can also be rented for short trips. Veo, a shared mobility company based in Chicago, has released 300 e-scooters that were in storage for the winter months, as well as 150 new pedal bikes to the near downtown area. ...

March 21 butterfly release event cancelled at conservatory

With the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory currently closed to the public, the Painted Lady Butterfly Release scheduled for this Saturday, March 21, at the Conservatory has been cancelled. For those who have hatched a Painted Lady butterfly from one of the Conservatory butterfly ...