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Anderson facility has 24 COVID-19 deaths; state toll 300

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Twenty-four residents of a central Indiana nursing home hit hard by COVID-19 now have died, the state’s health commissioner said Friday. Sixteen of the residents at the Bethany Pointe Health Campus in Anderson had tested positive for the disease caused by the ...

City buses to reduce hours starting Monday

Local News

Beginning Monday, April 13, and until further notice, Citilink will reduce service hours due to COVID-19. The new service hours will be Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the last line up at Central Station at 3:15 p.m. Call customer service at 260-432-4546 if you need essential ...

17 more COVID-19 cases in county; total now 129

Local News

Another 17 Allen County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 129 cases Friday. Updates to positive cases and deaths in Allen County are found at the top of the department’s COVID-19 webpage at www.allencountyhealth.com/covid-19 and will be time-stamped to keep ...

Parks Department: Obey guidelines or more facilities could close

Local News

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is reminding the public about the closures of most of its facilities to promote social distancing and prevent additional spread of the COVID-19 virus. Currently Open: • All 87 Fort Wayne parks: general park grounds and trails are ...

Easterseals Arc, RISE Inc. plan merger

Local News

Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana and RISE Inc. have begun proceedings to merge the two disability services organizations, with a goal of completing the merger by the end of May. Each agency has more than 55 years of history supporting individuals with disabilities as they live, learn, work ...

Church to hold Eucharistic procession Easter Sunday

Local News

With the permission of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, and with the guidance of the Allen County and state departments of health, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will lead a Eucharistic procession through its neighborhood on Easter Sunday, April 11, ...

Indiana’s COVID-19 deaths rise by 55 to 300 amid pandemic

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s death toll from COVID-19-related illnesses surged by more than 20% on Friday as state health officials reported another 55 deaths, pushing the state’s toll during the pandemic to 300 deaths. The 55 deaths were the largest number the Indiana State Department ...

Gov. Holcomb announces task force to track COVID-19 spending

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced a task force to plan, administer and account for federal relief funds the state of Indiana receives from the CARES Act. Indiana’s Economic Relief and Recovery Team will be chaired by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Cris ...

State issues stricter guidelines for religious services

Local News

Just days before Easter, Gov. Eric Holcomb and State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG, have issued stricter guidance for places of worship in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Holcomb’s executive order 20-18 states all public and private gatherings, including religious and ...

UPDATED: Churches encouraged to ring bells Easter Sunday

Local News

The Allen County Commissioners and the New Allen Alliance are asking residents, churches and community groups to participate in the ringing of the bells at noon on this Easter Sunday. Given that residents will be modifying their Easter celebrations this year due to the COVID-19 Crisis, the ...

First-time unemployment claims dropped last week

Local News

First-time unemployment insurance claims in Allen County dropped last week despite the lingering economic impact of COVID-19. According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Allen County had 6,848 first-time claims for the week ending April 3, compared to 9,950 the week before. ...

Police looking for men following two recent robberies

Local News

Fort Wayne Police are seeking the public's help in locating two men in connection with recent holdups. The first is sought following the March 31 armed robbery of an individual at the Marathon gas station at 422 Spring St. There was a loss reported and no one was injured. The second is ...