KENDALLVILLE — More than 100 residents and staff in nursing homes in five northeast Indiana counties contracted COVID-19, leading to at least 15 deaths in the region.
INDIANAPOLIS — As several COVID-19 metrics in Indiana have been increasing throughout July, one important measure continues to see improvement — the death rate.
INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb doesn’t have the authority to unilaterally impose criminal penalties for people who don’t abide an upcoming statewide mask mandate, Indiana’s attorney general said in an advisory opinion issued Wednesday night.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development said it is putting “holds” on, and investigating, many Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims that have been recently filed before clearing them for payment.
Indiana will be among a few states to offer the COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit, which will have results confirmed in less than 72 hours, according to the Cincinnati-based company.
FORT WAYNE — Just a week after asking County Council for nearly $3.6 million to recoup losses from canceled events, the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum asked the Allen County Board of Commissioners for an additional $151,000 to replace lights in its parking lot.
INDIANAPOLIS — Odds are you’ve been driving and picked up your cell phone to send a quick text or answer a call you’d been waiting on all day.
COLUMBIA CITY — Since taking the reins of the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation this spring, Dale Buuck has spent a large portion of his time tracking down Columbia City business owners to get them to fill out the necessary paperwork to continue with their city tax abatements.
The Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana has raised about 94% of the money it needs for lobbying for an environmental impact study for U.S. 30.
An African-American Republican woman has put her name in for the 4th District Allen County Council seat vacated by Larry Brown.
COLUMBIA CITY — With all the turmoil surrounding law enforcement officers on a national level, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel took the time to see the city’s officers in action.
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Common Council unanimously approved the first reading of two rezoning requests that were presented by Planning Director Nathan Bilger in a council meeting earlier this month.
WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County’s fourth coronavirus death was tallied on the Indiana Department of Health’s website on June 17 as cases continue to rise in the county.
WHITLEY COUNTY — On March 18, Governor Holcomb signed into law Public Law 53. In short, it states that the county agricultural extension educator must be a resident of the county to serve as a voting member of the county plan commission. If the extension educator is not a resident, the law d…
COLUMBIA CITY — The Board of Directors for the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority approved more than $13 million in financing through its 2019-2020 HOME Investment Partnerships round for the new construction or preservation of affordable housing across nine rural Indiana counties.
COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County residents should still be cautious, but a local health officer says working toward herd immunity may be beneficial to the community in the long run.
FORT WAYNE — Fort Wayne city employees will have to wait until at least May 26 to find out if they qualify for hazard pay while working through the COVID-19 pandemic. City Council members voted unanimously May 12 to table a resolution that, if passed, could grant some city employees an addit…
COLUMBIA CITY — Iotron Industries, a global leader in radiation processing, broke ground on its expansion project during a time when sterilization is a key priority. The expansion will add 34,000 square feet to facilitate another line of sterilization capability.
INDIANAPOLIS — The number of Hoosiers who have contracted COVID-19 is likely about 11 times higher than the number of known cases, estimated at about 186,000 people total.
COLUMBIA CITY – Earlier this month, Peabody Public Library released plans to reopen over the coming weeks. The reopening strategy moves through five phases over the course of 11 weeks, with each phase gradually granting more access to the library.
COLUMBIA CITY — After Governor Eric Holcomb announced Indiana’s re-opening plans last week, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel changed the city’s plans, specifically for the parks.
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City officials have announced a phased re-opening schedule for municipal properties and programs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COLUMBIA CITY — With the retirement of current president Jon Myers coming in May, the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation board of directors announced his successor in a news release April 22.
WHITLEY COUNTY — With many unknown factors that could affect the county’s budget, the Whitley County Council made the decision to more closely monitor spending at its April meeting.
COLUMBIA CITY — A retirement party planned for Whitley County Economic Development Corporation President Jon Myers will not take place in-person in light of social distancing guidelines related to the coronavirus pandemic.
INDIANAPOLIS — Whitley County received more than $2.5 million in grants last week after the state announced the recipients of the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program.
Within three days of the state announcing the temporary closure of its bars and restaurants to all but carry-out business, more than 22,000 Indiana residents had filed for unemployment insurance benefits. And that figure more than doubled by the end of the week.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelming by voice March 27 for the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package.
COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Commissioners and Columbia City Mayor made changes to their respective agencies to promote safety during the coronavirus crisis.
Don’t expect a coronavirus check from the federal government right away, Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, said in a Facebook Live town hall-styled teleconference with constituents March 20.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on March 17 signed his executive order to stop the spread of COVID-19 that includes activating the state’s National Guard to assist as needed as well as suspending some requirements of public meetings.
WASHINGTON — Despite widespread bipartisan support for a coronavirus relief package passed by lawmakers after midnight Saturday morning, northeast Indiana Rep. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City, was one of 40 lawmakers to cast a “no vote.”
INDIANAPOLIS — In a continuing effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which claimed the first Hoosier life March 16, Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has announced additional efforts.
COLUMBIA CITY — After months of protesting, arguing and public comment, the Whitley County Regional Sewer District board decided to remove Stable Acres from the current list of projects. The decision was not met with the raucous applause that had become commonplace among the regular meeting …
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, this week introduced, House Resolution 99, the Five Ocean Navy Strategy, which aims to rebuild the U.S. Navy. Banks said for years, the total number of Navy ships has been reduced as an aging fleet of warships gradually retires. He said his resolution…
COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department has received permission from the Whitley County Council to hire a new deputy. During the council’s business meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5, Sheriff Marc Gatton talked more about the benefits of adding a deputy to the department staff. Gatto…
COLUMBIA CITY – After the safe transfer of an infant from its mother to the Columbia City Fire Department on Tuesday morning under the Safe Haven law, city officials are considering installing a Baby Box in the city. “We absolutely need to begin looking into this,” Columbia City Councilwoman…