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Health officials: When in public, use face masks

Local News

The Allen County Department of Health is strongly recommending the community use cloth facial coverings in public until transmission of COVID-19 significantly slows. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently modified recommendations, advising cloth face coverings should ...

Residents urged to help with update of community plan

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Mayor Tom Henry and the Allen County Commissioners are asking area residents to take part in the All In Allen comprehensive planning process by taking an online questionnaire. Input from residents will help update the community’s comprehensive plan, which is a blueprint to guide land use, ...

42 more COVID-19 deaths in Indiana, death toll rises to 245

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Forty-two more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, marking the largest single-day jump in the state’s death toll during the pandemic and pushing those deaths to 245, state health officials said Thursday. The 42 deaths reported Thursday were the largest number the ...

County COVID-19 deaths now at seven; total cases at 98

Local News

Another Allen County resident has died from COVID-19 and eight have tested positive, bringing the total to 98 cases and seven deaths Wednesday. 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 ...

Fort Wayne to receive 20,000 masks from Chinese sister city

Local News

Fort Wayne has received 4,000 surgical masks from sister city Taizhou, China -- and can expect 16,000 more. Fort Wayne has enjoyed a sister city relationship with Taizhou since 2012, and that city has assembled and shipped the masks to Fort Wayne in an effort to help medical professionals and ...

Officials outline help for most-vulnerable during COVID-19 crisis

Local News

Local government and several organizations working with the most vulnerable populations in the community today highlighted resources that are available to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Tom Henry and Allen County Commissioners Rich Beck, Therese Brown, and Nelson Peters were ...

New Haven extends City Hall closure until April 27

Local News

As COVID-19 continues to dominate the news, the city of New Haven is extending the closure of City Hall to the public until Monday, April 27. All essential personnel will continue to report to work. This includes public safety (Police/Fire/EMS) along with department heads, other senior staff ...

Allen County property tax bills mailed Thursday; due May 11

Local News

Allen County property tax bills will be mailed Thursday, April 9, accoring to County Treasurer William Royce. The due date for the first installment is Monday, May 11. Both the spring and fall remittance coupons are included in the bill; there will be no fall mailing. While the spring tax due ...

Pizza Hut donates food, cash, to ease pandemic’s impact

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Locally owned and operated Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne restaurants will provide hundreds of free pizzas to local small businesses and grocery store neighbors. They also have donated more than $10,000 of produce to homeless shelters and food banks in their markets the last three weeks. “This is a ...

Aqua Indiana donates $10,000 to food banks

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Aqua Indiana will donate $10,000 to three local food banks across its service territory to provide community support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The $10,000 will be split between the following food banks: • Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana • Community Harvest Food Bank ...

30 more COVID-19 deaths in Indiana, death toll rises to 203

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thirty more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, pushing the state’s death toll during the pandemic past 200 as its confirmed coronavirus cases neared 6,000, state health officials said Wednesday. The 30 new deaths reported Wednesday raised Indiana’s deaths to ...

Only city-issued trash and recycling carts collected until May 3

Local News

The temporary restriction to limit residential garbage and recycling collection in Fort Wayne to city-issued carts only is being extended through at least May 3rd. During this time, residents should not place any additional bags, boxes, personal containers or bulk items out for collection. ...