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Professional soccer coming to Fort Wayne next year

Fort Wayne is getting a new professional soccer team. Fort Wayne FC soccer club, an expansion team of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), will begin play in May 2020, Mayor Tom Henry and team officials announced Monday. The NPSL, a national outdoor soccer league at the fourth tier of ...

State Highway Department to host job fair Sept. 17

The Indiana Department of Transportation is hosting a statewide hiring fair on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (all times local) at 11 locations around the state to recruit candidates for more than 100 winter seasonal positions and full-time opportunities. The meeting in Fort Wayne ...

State schedules road work in Fort Wayne starting Monday

The Indiana Department of Transportation alerts motorists that there will be temporary lane restrictions planned for I-69 in Allen County on or after Monday, Sept. 9, weather permitting. Road sensor repair will be underway between mile marker 310 and mile marker 312 between 9 p.m. and 6 ...

Latest ‘Tox-Away Day’ is this Saturday

Many people are storing corrosive, toxic or ignitable products in our house without thinking about the hazards they present. So now is the time to round up such items and discard them at Tox-Away Saturday on Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The City’s Solid Waste Department is teaming with the ...

E-scooter and bike test program coming to downtown Fort Wayne

VeoRide, a shared mobility company based in Chicago, is launching a test program of e-scooters and pedal bikes in downtown Fort Wayne. VeoRide was recently issued a permit from the city's Right of Way Department to begin a 16-month pilot program. The permit can be revoked at any time if the ...

First ‘County Night Out’ will be downtown on Sept. 11

Fort Wayne residents are Allen County residents, too. That’s the message the Allen County Board of Commissioners hopes to get across at the first “County Night Out” to be held in downtown Fort Wayne. The first of the three fall events will take place in the Omni Room of Citizens Square, ...

Hillegas-W. California Road intersection to close for work Monday

The Indiana Department of Transportation is scheduled to close the intersection of Hillegas and West California road on or after Monday, Sept. 9, weather permitting, as contractors rebuild and realign the sharp curve on West Coliseum Road that leads into the intersection with Hillegas. To ...

Chicago firm recommended to lead local planning effort

The Fort Wayne and Allen County Land Use Governing Board is recommending that the city of Fort Wayne and Allen County hire Houseal Lavigne Associates to prepare the next community comprehensive plan. On Tuesday, an ordinance for approval of the contract will be introduced to Fort Wayne City ...

Police seeking identification in connection with robbery

The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying an individual in reference to an armed robbery at the Metro PCS located at 1622 Wells St. on Aug. 27. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Bureau at (260) 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at ...

Victim of Tuesday crash identified

The Allen County Coroner’s office has identified the victim of a fatal motor vehicle crash near the 25.6 mile marker of I-469 around 1 a.m. on Sept. 3. Dawn M. Cole, 33, of Fort Wayne was pronounced dead at the scene. Cause of death was smoke inhalation and thermal burns. She is the 26th ...

Allen county public schools push for state to stop changing standardized tests

As the Indiana Department of Education releases aggregate ILEARN scores, superintendents from East Allen, Fort Wayne Community, Northwest Allen and Southwest Allen County schools responded to the results of the state’s newest standardized test. Schools and districts have been notified that ...

$12.1M Dupont Road improvement project now complete

The $12.1 million Dupont Road improvement project is now complete, adding travel lanes to the busy and growing corridor and pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure where it didn’t exist before. “This project has exceptional design features along with safer connections for walkers, ...

Second ‘Kiddie Academy’ to open on Illinois Road

Fort Wayne is primed for its second Kiddie Academy location. After finding success at their first local location on Coldwater Road, co-owners Hajira and Dr. Zubair Khan will open a second childcare site on the city's southwest side at 9336 Illinois Roadd. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Kiddie ...

Man sentenced in sexual exploitation of minors case

Charles Tranter of Woodburn, 35, has bee sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady after pleading guilty to the receipt of material involving the sexual exploitation of minors. An iIndictment was filed against ...

Restored Salomon Homestead now open to the public

Mayor Tom Henry and Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Director Steve McDaniel cut the ribbon Thursday on the newly restored Salomon Farm Homestead, which will officially open for public tours during the Fall Harvest Festival at Salomon Farm Park on Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14. The ...

UPDATED: It’s official: Ruoff Home Mortgage plans new downtown headquarters

Nearly two years after The News-Sentinel first reported the project, Ruoff Home Mortgage has filed plans to build a new headquarters in downtown Fort Wayne. The company is seeking permission from the Department or Planning Services to erect the building on 0.728 acres of city-owned property at ...