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Bridge maintenance on U.S. 30 scheduled for Saturday

The Indiana Department of Transportation has scheduled bridge maintenance for U.S. 30 over Flat Rock Creek in Allen County on or after Saturday, June 15, weather permitting. Beginning June 15, motorists may see temporary barrier wall being erected, with lane restrictions in both directions, ...

Henry re-election team ads staff, schedules June 17 open house

Mayor Tom Henry's re-election campaign will host an open house June 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at campaign headquarters, 840 S. Calhoun St. The event is free and open to the public. “It’s been an honor to serve as mayor of Fort Wayne since 2008,” Henry said in a statement. “But more so ...

Anxious City Council members to hear from Electric Works developers Tuesday

Having pledged $13.5 million in Legacy and local income tax funds to the project, members of Fort Wayne City Council are anxious about the future of Electric Works in the wake of a public letter from developers suggesting it "will not move forward" unless current conditions change. So ...

Coliseum issues traffic advisory for Thursday

The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum has issued a traffic advisory for Coliseum Boulevard, Parnell Avenue and other roadways surrounding the complex on Thursday, June 13, for the 25th Annual Hot Rod Power Tour event. The 25th Annual Hot Rod Power Tour will include nearly 3,000 vehicles on ...

Dan Konow named CEO for Lutheran Health Physicians

Dan Konow, PA, MBA, an executive with more than 30 years of experience in local health care, has been chosen to be the new chief executive officer for Lutheran Health Physicians. Konow most recently served the network as the COO of LHP from 2016 to 2017 before moving to vice president of ...

Brotherhood Mutual seeks $3.5 million tax break on its planned expansion

A Fort Wayne insurance company that announced a $25 million, 100-employee expansion last week is asking City Council for more than $3.53 million in related tax breaks this week. The application for a tax abatement, to be considered Tuesday, also provides addition information about Brotherhood ...

Children’s Zoo to host river cleanup on June 15

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is hosting its first Spring into Action River Cleanup on June 15th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Zoo Education Center, 600 Franke Park Drive. Zoos and aquariums across North American are throwing a party for the planet and are inviting all families, community groups ...

$25 million expansion to create up to 100 jobs at Brotherhood Mutual

An expansion of Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co.'s Fort Wayne headquarters will create up to 100 new jobs by the end of 2022. The company, which insures Christian ministries, filed plans with the Allen County Department of Planing Services to add about 88,000 square feet to its headquarters at ...

WOWO wins community service award

WOWO radio's annual Penny Pitch program will receive the 2019 Cardinal Community Service Award from the Indiana Broadcasters Association. The awards are given to TV and radio stations that accomplish "outstanding achievements by stations impacting their listening and viewing areas." The 2018 ...

Men seek Democratic nod for New Haven mayor, council

The Democratic Party offered no candidate for New Haven mayor or in the city's 3rd District City Council district, but two men plan to be on the ballot come November. New Haven Police officer Darren Peterson on Thursday is expected to announce plans to challenge Republican mayoral nominee ...

City’s wastewater plant open for tours Saturday

Free guided tours of the city's P.L. Brunner Water Pollution Control Plant will be offered this Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, with the last tour starting at 11:30 a.m. Visitors will learn about the process of wastewater treatment, the role organisms play in that treatment and ...

City parks department’s summer playground program resumes

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation's 2019 Summer Playground Program has begun. Children ages 5 to 18 who are still in school can participate in the program Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., through July 26. The program is held at five playgrounds: Hamilton Park, Lafayette Park, Memorial ...