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Work on Purdue Fort Wayne-Ivy Tech bridge to resume Monday

The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced that that contractors plan to resume work on the Cole-Parker Crossing over Indiana 930/Coliseum Boulevard on or after Monday, May 6, weather permitting. Work on the pedestrian bridge, which connects the campuses of Purdue University Fort ...

Bill Brown to step down as president of Downtown Improvement District

Bill Brown, president of the Fort Wayne Downtown Economic Improvement District (DID) since 2012, will step down at the end of July. Brown said his decision was based on a desire to spend more time with family and to pursue personal projects. “I’ve led from a position of facilitation and ...

St. Joseph Hospital to throw 150th birthday bash Saturday

What was once considered “the country hospital” prior to its 1900 annexation into the city is now commemorating its 150th anniversary in an unmistakably urban setting. Under the leadership of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, St. Joseph Hospital opened May 4, 1869, in what was previously ...

Allen County seeks nominations for Vandeveer Impact Award

The Allen County Board of Commissioners is accepting nominations for the third annual “Linda and Jerry Vandeveer Impact Award,” designed to honor volunteerism and community service work in the names of the longtime community advocates. Nominations will be accepted through July 15. Forms ...

Mike Poore steps down as regional president of Lutheran Health Network

The regional president of Lutheran Health Network is stepping down. In a statement to employees Friday, Mike Poore said that "After thinking about this for the past several weeks, I’ve decided that this is the right time for me to return home. I will be concluding my work with the Lutheran ...

State OKs $3.3 million for Pufferbelly Trail

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has approved the Allen County Board of Commissioners' application for nearly $3.3 million for further construction of the Pufferbelly Trail. The money comes from the state’s Next Level Trails program. A total of $25 million was available for the ...

Fort Wayne Police officer under investigation

Details remain scarce, but the Fort Wayne Police Department has acknowledged that one of its officers is under investigation. In a statement, department Public Information Officer Sofia Rosales-Scatena said that "in an effort to have a transparent, unbiased and fair investigation, the Fort ...

Saturday is ‘Free Comic Book Day’ at Allen County Library

If you like comic books, mark Saturday, May 4, on your calendar. That's when the Allen County Public Library will celebrate Free Comic Book Day, a world-wide event that takes place the first Saturday of each May. Comic book fans can come get a free comic (or maybe two) at the Main Library ...

Dispose of hazardous household waste this Saturday

Residents can dispose of expired or unwanted household hazardous waste products safely at the next Tox-Away Day on Saturday, May 4, through a partnership between the city of Fort Wayne and Allen County. The event also coincides with the annual Great American Cleanup. To offer more Tox-Away ...

Joseph Decuis to open ‘more casual’ restaurant in Electric Works

The team behind one of Indiana’s most-awarded restaurants is bringing its unique farm-to-fork experience to Electric Works. Joseph Decuis will locate a more casual version of its fine-dining restaurant in Roanoke at Electric Works. While the restaurant’s official name and identity are ...

‘Pay to play’ bill is legal despite court challenge: John Crawford

Responding to a court challenge filed last week by the owners of a Fort Wayne construction company, City Councilman ad Republican mayoral candidate John Crawford Wednesday defended the legality of the "pay to play" ordinance he co-authored in 2017. The ordinance, which Crawford sponsored with ...

Four more early voting sites are open

Early voting for the May 7 primaries continues at the Rousseau Centre downtown this week and four additional early voting locations will open Wednesday, May 1. The four additional locations are Indiana Wesleyan, 8211 W Jefferson Blvd., Ivy Tech Coliseum Campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., the ...

City will accept yard waste free this Saturday

Residents can bring their grass clippings, brush, twigs/branches, leaves and garden waste to City Utilities’ Biosolids Handling Facility on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The drop-off is free for residents of Allen County and is in conjunction with the city’s Great American ...

Final design of new ‘Lutheran Downtown’ hospital released

As preparations for Lutheran Downtown continue to move forward in advance of the new hospital’s groundbreaking ceremony this summer, the exterior design of the facility has been finalized. Updates released Tuesday include more windows to allow more natural light, which enhances a healing ...

Tom Kelley to receive second ‘Sagamore of the Wabash’ award

Kelley Automotive president Tom Kelley will receive the Sagamore of the Wabash award Wednesday at the biannual Northeast Indiana Conservation Banquet and Fundraiser held at Parkview Mirro Center, 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive. The Sagamore is the highest distinction in Indiana, awarded for ...

Allen County Property tax bills due May 10

The deadline to pay Allen County property taxes is approaching fast. Payments must be in the county treasurer’s office or postmarked by May 10 to be considered on time and to avoid penalty. Metered mail stamps do not qualify as a postmark. Both the spring and fall tax bills were mailed in ...

City seeks public’s help after dog abandoned in alley

Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is asking for the public’s help after a dog was found abandoned in an alley. An Animal Control Officer responded to the 1800 block of High Street Friday around noon and found a chihuahua, which appeared to be in good condition, inside a crate a ...