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United Way of Allen County announces new president and CEO

Local News

The United Way of Allen County has named Matthew Purkey its new president and CEO, effective Feb. 3 Purkey most recently served as financial manager in special operations for the United States Air Force (civilian) in Dayton, Ohio and is no stranger to the mission of United Way. He has led at ...

Jan. 6 crash claims life of Fort Wayne man

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A Jan. 6 traffic accident has claimed the life of a Fort Wayne man. William A. Voirol, 80, was driving a vehicle involved in a crash with a second motor vehicle at the intersection Dupont and Pinemills roads around 7:41 a.m. Voirol was taken to a local hospital, where he remained until his ...

Franklin College fires president following Wisconsin arrest

Indiana State News

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) — Franklin College in Indiana has fired its president after he was arrested in Wisconsin on suspicion of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime and attempted child enticement, the school said Monday. Thomas Minar was arrested by Sturgeon Bay police on Jan. 6 and ...

City program offers no-interest loans for some home repairs

Local News

The city's Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services' Heating, Air Conditioning and Roof Program is now open to qualified residents. The program offers no-interest 10-year loans for heating/air conditioning replacement or roof replacement projects. Applicants must own their home, it must be ...

Martinsville highway closure planned for I-69 extension work

Indiana State News

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — State highway officials expect to close a section of the main route between Indianapolis and Bloomington for 10 months in 2021 during work on the next stage of the Interstate 69 extension project. The Indiana Department of Transportation has awarded a nearly $165 ...

Questions raised over bill to extend Indiana voting hours

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — County clerks are worried a proposal for extending Indiana’s Election Day voting time by two hours would make it more difficult to find enough poll workers. The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Tim Wesco of Osceola would change Indiana’s current 6 p.m. closing time ...

You can ‘Talk to a Lawyer’ on Jan. 20

Local News

Need an attorney but can't afford one? The Volunteer Lawyer Program and the Indiana State Bar Association will sponsor Talk to a Lawyer Today, a program that provides free legal consultation for those who cannot afford counsel, on Monday, Jan. 20. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ...

Cost of Allen County recycling program to cost a lot more this year

Local News

The cost of a county-subsidized recycling program will go up this year -- way up. Under a three-year contract with Republic Services, Allen County had been paying $296,000 annually to operate six recycling trailers, five of them staffed. But Department of Environmental Management Director Tom ...

County’s first 2020 homicide victim identified

Local News

The man found dead along the railroad tracks near the 4600 block of Oxford Avenue Jan. 7 has been identified by the Allen County Coroner's office. Marlon Lee Kimbrough, 40, of Indianapolis, died from multiple gunshot wounds and was Allen County's first homicide of 2020. The incident remains ...

2019 was another record year for Fort Wayne’s Sweetwater

Local News

Sweetwater experienced another record-setting year in 2019. The Fort Wayne-based retailer of music instruments and pro audio gear reported sales of $805 million, up 11 percent from $725 million in 2018, which was also a record-breaking year. Sweetwater’s annual total sales increases have ...

Fort Wayne, Allen County offering free sand and sandbags

Local News

With the potential for flooding in the forecast for this weekend, the city of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Highway Department will be offering citizens free sand and sandbags. The Fort Wayne Street Department has placed sand in the parking lot of the ASH Centre, 1701 Freeman St., and the ...

Denise Anderson to lead Vincent Village

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Denise Anderson has been named Vincent Villages new executive director and will begin her duties Jan. as the organization celebrates its 30th year of service. Anderson was selected after a national search to replace Denise Andorfer, who left the organization in October after eight years at ...

City asks residents to keep storm drains clear

Local News

As forecasters are calling for heavy rain on Friday, Fort Wayne City Utilities has already placed pumps as a precaution, in neighborhoods prone to flooding. Pumps are in place, but not running, at the intersection of Old Mill Road and Fairfax Avenue, Hartman Road, Wheaton Court, Fernwood Avenue ...

Indiana teen gets 65 years in pregnant schoolmate’s killing

Indiana State News

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A 17-year-old northern Indiana boy has been sentenced to 65 years in prison in the fatal stabbing of a schoolmate who was pregnant with his child. St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Hurley sentenced Aaron Trejo on Tuesday to 55 years for murder and 10 years for ...

Indiana man sentenced for stabbing ex-girlfriend 105 times

Indiana State News

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A 26-year-old man in South Bend was sentenced to 55 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend by stabbing her 105 times. Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Hurley on Wednesday also sentenced Marshun Lloyd to 10 years of probation in what she called, “an act of hate, ...