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‘County Night Out’ events to begin downtown Sept. 11

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The Allen County Commissioners’ office has scheduled its annual "County Night Out" events for 2019 — and there’s something different planned for the first one. This year the commissioners felt it important to offer a downtown Fort Wayne location for one of the events as a reminder to ...

Victim of Saturday motorcycle crash identified

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The victim of a fatal motorcycle crash on I-469 in New Haven Saturday has been identified by the Allen County Coroner's office as Paul Vaughn Zumbrum Jr., 55, of Fort Wayne. Cause of Death was blunt force injury. Zumbrum is the 24th traffic fatality for Fort Wayne and Allen County in 2019. The ...

U.S. 30 set for lane restrictions starting Monday

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U.S. 30 eastbound, between Lincoln Highway East and the Ohio state line, is scheduled for lane restrictions on or after Monday, Aug. 19, weather permitting. Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews will reduce the road to one lane to perform road repair in Allen County. The work ...

State to begin work on I-69 Monday

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The Indiana Department of Transportation will impose temporary lane restrictions on Interstate 69 in Allen County on or after Monday, Aug. 19, weather permitting. Motorists can expect the restrictions between mile marker 310 and mile marker 312 during overnight hours, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Work ...

Editorial: Evidence mounting that smoking age should be raised

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E-cigarettes were supposed to be an alternative to tobacco, a means to help people stop smoking. But any benefits have been eclipsed by nationwide concern over the negative effects of “vaping” on young people. That concern has been compounded by new developments in Wisconsin and Illinois ...

Fort Wayne man ordered to pay $566,000 in wire fraud case

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FORT WAYNE – A Fort Wayne man has been sentenced to a year in jail and ordered to pay more than a half million dollars in restitution for his role in a scheme to bilk aerospace firm BAE out of more than $800,000 in education reimbursement funds. Robin C. Opper, 36, was sentenced by U.S. ...

Editorial: Chief Justice Rush deserves another term

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Loretta Rush, Indiana’s first female chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, faces a vote this month to be reappointed to a second term. Chief justice appointments occur every five years. News-Sentinel.com believes Indiana’s Judicial Nominating Commission should approve her ...

Editorial: Grant to help Fort Wayne with school bus safety

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News-Sentinel.com praised the Indiana Legislature earlier this year for passing Senate Bill 2, which raises penalties for violators who ignore school bus stop arms and gives schools the option to conduct referendums for funding to pay for stop-arm cameras. But the fact is, it takes extra work ...

Letter to the Editor: Democrats obstruct progress on border

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Hobbies are great things. They take your mind off the drudgery of all those annoying, bothersome, daily duties. For Democrats in Congress that would include things like identifying problems, writing laws and allocating monies to fix those problems. But the Democrat clique has found a new hobby: ...

Officials hope facial reconstruction can ID woman found dead in 1992

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Using clay facial reconstructions, the Allen County Coroner’s office is seeking the public's help to identify a woman found dead on May 15, 1992. Mary Jane Doe, white, approximate age in her early twenties, was about 4’6” to 5’2” tall ad less than average muscularity and stature and ...

Jeffrey Kieffer named associate superintendent of Catholic schools

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Jeffrey Kieffer has been named associate superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Kieffer has been a Catholic school administrator since 2005 and a principal in the diocese since 2010, most recently at St. Joseph School in Decatur. “We are blessed to ...

Guardian Machine Protection expansion to create up to 170 jobs

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Guardian Machine Protection plans to add up to 170 new jobs, the company announced Monday. Headquartered at 6015 Highview Dr. in Fort Wayne, Guardian Machine Protection provides preventive maintenance services for manufacturers' industrial machinery. Founding company Wall Control Services, ...