Local News

Carroll-Hand intersection to be all-way stop

The intersection of Carroll and Hand roads will be converted to an all-way stop beginning July 15. Two additional stop signs will be in place by approximately 10 a.m. that morning so that motorists traveling Carroll Road will be required to stop for Hand Road. The conversion is being carried ...

Fort Wayne named a ‘pet-friendly community’

The city of Fort Wayne has received the official BETTER CITY FOR PETS™ certification as part of the Mars Petcare BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program, showcasing its commitment to creating a pet-friendly community. Fort Wayne received high marks for its Community Cat Program, partner ...

Coliseum ranks 125th worldwide for concert ticket sales

Pollstar, a leading concert industry publication, has ranked the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum as No. 125 on its 2019 Mid-Year Top 200 Arena Venues for worldwide ticket sales report with 67,779 concert tickets sold between November 22, 2018 and May 22, 2019. This ranking is among all ...

NeighborLink’s ‘Be A Good Neighbor Week’ event kicks off

NeighborLink’s Be A Good Neighbor Week Event kicks off Monday, July 8 and runs through July 13. It is an opportunity to give back to the community through a week-long opportunity to simply show up and volunteer for a home exterior project that helps a neighbor in need. To sign up, go to ...

New Haven Police seeking robbery suspects

New Haven Police are asking the public's help in their search for two robbery suspects. On Friday, July 5, officers were called to the 900 block of Indiana 930W in reference to an armed robbery at Papa John’s Pizza. The suspects are described as two teen-age black males, approximately ...

‘Startup Village’ offers help to entrepreneurs July 14

The city of Fort Wayne’s Summit City Match pilot program and Founders Spark will present Startup Village during the city’s Open Streets event July 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Startup Village will offer opportunities for area residents to learn about all that is involved in starting a ...

Study: Fort Wayne among nation’s best-run cities — but not for recreation

A personal finance website says Fort Wayne is the best-run city in Indiana and the 12th-best in the nation -- but that lofty rank does not apply to its recreational opportunities. WalletHub, founded in Washington, D.C., in 2013, and owned by Evolution Finance, Inc., determined the best- and ...

Members sought for Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council

Mayor Tom Henry is seeking applicants for his Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council for the 2019-20 school year. The council’s purpose is to be a service learning group of members who provide a voice for the youth of Fort Wayne to local government by engaging their peers, creating innovative ...

Blue Jacket to open second clothing store

Fort Wayne-based nonprofit Blue Jacket Inc. has expanded its operations with a second thrift-style business professional clothing store. A grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Tuesday, July 9, at 1 p.m. Located at 5511B Coldwater Road on the same side of the Coldwater ...

Transportation company to create up to 130 jobs in Allen County by 2020

Universal Dedicated of Fort Wayne (Universal Dedicated), a full-service provider of customized transportation and logistics solutions, will expand its Indiana operations, creating up to 130 new jobs in Allen County by the end of 2020. The company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal ...

Rep. Jim Banks discusses issues with about 60 constituents

U.S. Rep Jim Banks discussed immigration, national defense, domestic spending, the federal debt and a host of other issues with about 60 constituents at a town hall meeting Wednesday at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne. The meeting was originally scheduled for last week but was postponed because, ...

City employees make 30 trash collections on first day of program

The first day of a new plan to improve trash and recycling service saw four city Street Department employees using two trucks make about 30 collections between 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, according to city spokesman John Perlich. Mayor Tom Henry announced last week that, starting July ...

City providing cooling station Tuesday from noon to 6 p.m.

The city of Fort Wayne has designated the lobby of the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory as a cooling station due to high temperatures and heat indexes expected to impact the area. The cooling station will be available from noon to 6 p.m. today. The conservatory is located at 1100 S. ...

Fort Wayne, Allen County offices closed July 4; trash collection delayed

Due to the Independence Day holiday, all city of Fort Wayne and Allen County government offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4. City and county offices, with the exception of Allen Superior and Circuit courts, will reopen for business on Friday, July 5. However, the Board of ...

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks to host town hall in Fort Wayne Wednesday

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks will host a town hall meeting in Fort Wayne Wednesday, July 3, at 9 a.m. The event will be on the third floor of the Indiana Tech Corporate Engagement Center in the Keene Building at the corner of Comparet Street and East Washington Boulevard. Banks, R-3rd, will provide ...