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Woman seriously injured after car collides with FWCS bus

Cathie Rowand/The Journal Gazette A car collided with a Fort Wayne Community Schools bus this morning at the intersection of North Clinton Street and East State Boulevard.

Smith Road section restricted in overnights

Smith Road will have intermittent lane closures south of Covington Road the next three nights, the city of Fort Wayne said today.

Stutzman names communications director

Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd, has selected a communications director after three months without one.

Manchester reports largest incoming class in decades

Manchester University said Tuesday its incoming class was the largest in at least three decades.

Pearl Street to close at Fairfield for 10 days

Pearl Street will be closed at its Fairfield Avenue intersection for about 10 days, beginning Thursday, the city of Fort Wayne said today.

Yellow River Road section to close for day

Yellow River Road will close between Solon and Butt roads from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday to install a storm pipe, the Allen County Highway Department said today.

Berry Street section closed for week

Berry Street will be closed between Harrison and Webster streets until Saturday to install a stormwater line, the city of Fort Wayne said Monday night.

WWII vet, 86, beaten outside hospital

CINCINNATI – An 86-year-old World War II veteran was recovering Tuesday after being beaten outside a southwest Ohio hospital where he was visiting his ailing wife, authorities said.

North Anthony section restricted for week

A section of North Anthony Boulevard will be restricted for about a week to install a storm line across the street, the city of Fort Wayne said Monday night.

New roundabout takes shape downtown

By Cathie Rowand The new roundabout in downtown Fort Wayne is taking shape at the intersection of Ewing Street, Superior Street, Wells Street and Fairfield Avenue.

Local donations give downtown juicery a kick-start

Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette Kickstarter, if you haven't heard of it, is a way for ordinary people to put out a plea for money to help them accomplish a goal.

Fast action needed to halt abuse

JG photo On Feb. 11, a 5-month-old kitten named Pixie May died after she was picked up and thrown violently onto a linoleum floor.

Celebrating working people

Photos by Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette There were people lined up at the gates as early as 10:30 a.m.There were rides for the kids, face painting, bingo and free hot dogs and soda. There were union banners, union T-shirts, booths with pamphlets of information, political figures making the rounds, and there was beer.

Decline of fireflies treated as anecdotal

File It's been a summertime tradition for generations.

5 things of interest to area readers - Tuesday, Sept. 2

Cathie Rowand The Journal Gazette TODAY'S WEATHER Good news! This rain isn't going to last all day. Showers are likely and we may have a thunderstorm before 11 a.m. Then a slight chance of showers between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. After that, it will gradually become mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Whitley leery of new sewage plant

Whitley County has weighed in on Huntertown's plan to build a more than $14 million wastewater treatment plant and discharge the treated water into the Eel River.

Big hospitals switch blood banks

A major Indiana blood bank is losing its contracts with two large hospital systems in the state as they look for cheaper prices from blood suppliers.

Logansport steam engine a star

The history of a steam engine built 132 years ago this month in Logansport was chronicled in a recently published book. One of the stories Mark A. Stevens covered as publisher of the Erwin Record in Erwin, Tennessee, was community members' efforts to bring the Clinchfield No. 1 steam engine back to the town.

No 90-degree days in August again

Fort Wayne went without a 90-degree day in August for the second consecutive year, the first time that has happened since recordkeeping began in 1912, the National Weather Service said today.

County to collect toxic materials

Tox-Away Day is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the former Navistar Tech Center parking lot, 2911 Meyer Road.

Hospitals fight rule to list pay

Indiana county hospitals are seeking an exemption from a requirement that they make the salaries of doctors and staff public, saying doing so puts them at a disadvantage with their private counterparts.

Annual bat festival to be held on IUPUI campus

An annual festival celebrating bats and important role the flying mammals play in controlling insect pests is coming to Indianapolis.

Students'anti-bullying video wins top prize

Batchelor Middle School students will travel to the Big Apple next week to be awarded first place in the Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival.

RV industry sees rebound revving up

The RV industry is enjoying a smooth ride as the recession that devastated it gets further in the distance.

Utility gets OK for fee to replace old gas lines

State regulators have approved a Vectren Corp. proposal for a new customer fee to pay for a project replacing more than 1,000 miles of aging natural gas distribution lines across much of Indiana.

Road restrictions for Sept. 2, 2014

HALE AVENUE Closed between Brooklyn Avenue and the St. Marys River through Oct. 1.

Ohman, Brandon R.

Air Force Airman Brandon R. Ohman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

General Assembly candidates' forum set for Sept. 19

The Northeast Indiana Disability Advocacy Coalition will sponsor a public forum on Sept. 19 for people to hear from area candidates for the Indiana General Assembly.

3 Columbus churches vandalized overnight

COLUMBUS, Ind. The Columbus Police Department is investigating after three churches there were vandalized with spray paint.

Victim identified after boat sinks at lake

LAKEVIEW, Ohio – Authorities have identified a man who died after a boat carrying nine people sank in a western Ohio lake.

Meth suspected in house explosion

RICHMOND, Ind. – Police investigators believe a house explosion in Richmond might be related to methamphetamine production.

Burned body found in back yard

INDIANAPOLIS – Police said an Indianapolis homeowner found the body of a badly burned woman in his back yard.

Boy finds body in pond

GARY, Ind. – Authorities said a boy out fishing found a man’s body in a northwest Indiana pond.

Wage gap persists locally

Chad Ryan | The Journal Gazette The U.S. Department of Labor says today is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. In essence, it's a national tribute to their contributions to the nation's prosperity and well-being.

Tandem rally tours city for first time

Photos by Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette It was only natural that Dave and Mary Pakledinaz would meet each other the way they did.

5 injured in Noble as car strikes tree

Five Noble County people were injured when their vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree early Sunday.

Harding teacher gets icy boost

Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette The Ice Bucket Challenge has pulled in millions of dollars for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Hit-and-run driver injures bicyclist

A hit-and-run driver left a bicyclist seriously injured Sunday morning in Williams County, Ohio. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Troy Presnell, 50, of Montpelier, Ohio, was hit from behind as he rode his bike east on State Route 107 near State Route 15 at approximately 1:10 a.m. The other vehicle then left the scene.

Chairman of Joint Chiefs to speak at Notre Dame

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will speak about national security during a visit to the University of Notre Dame this month.

County hospitals chafe at posting doctors’ pay

Indiana county hospitals say a state law that requires them to make the salaries of doctors and staff public is putting them at a disadvantage.

New film on Ball brothers premieres Sept. 25

A new documentary that explores the lives of five brothers whose glass-making empire helped turn Muncie into an industrial powerhouse will premiere this month in the central Indiana city.


COMMUNITY CENTER: Activities for ages 50 and older; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 233 W. Main St.; $1 drop-in fee; call for program information, 427-6460.•Tuesday Afternoon at the Movies, "Dreamer," 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, free.•Diabetic screening, 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday.

Road restrictions for Sept. 1

COVERDALE ROAD Closed between Winters Road and Airport Expressway through Sept. 12. HALE AVENUE Closed between Brooklyn Avenue and the St. Marys River through Oct. 1.

Grace gets innovative to recruit students

Kristen Bellinger, an 18-year-old senior from Columbus, Indiana, wasn't sure where she wanted to go to school before she visited the campus of Grace College in Winona Lake.

Five injured in early morning crash in Noble County

Five Noble County people were injured when their vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree early Sunday.

Living with car-buying fever

Photos by Rachel Von | The Journal Gazette Joe Favazzo just wanted to look, not buy. But ... you know how it is.

Commerce brisk at ACD Festival

Rachel Von | The Journal Gazette Daniel Stutzman isn't what you'd call a car guy. Not by a long stretch.Even so, this was his 10th consecutive year attending the annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, an extravaganza that literally places classic cars on pedestals.

Local halfway house breaks cycle

Chad Ryan | The Journal Gazette Nestled in the middle of the West Central neighborhood, The Thirteen Step House may be easily confused as just another house on a residential block of West Washington Boulevard. That's on purpose.

Big rigs wreak havoc at shopping center, making tenants mad

Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette About two years ago, the president of International Business College, Steve Kinzer, arrived at the school's campus at the Village of Coventry to find two car-carriers parked in the area normally reserved for student parking.

Ohio bicyclist seriously injured by hit, skip driver

A hit and run driver left a bicyclist seriously injured Sunday morning in Williams County, Ohio.

Excise officers arrest 25 at Luke Bryan concerts

Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested 25 minors during two Luke Bryan concerts at Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville Friday and Saturday for illegal possession or consumption of alcohol. Four were less than 18 years of age.

Budget belies Pence office moves

  Since taking office in January 2013, Gov. Mike Pence has added positions to his staff and is finishing a pricey renovation of some work space.

MRAPs And Bayonets: What We Know About The Pentagon's 1033 Program

A database of every item the Pentagon has sent to local, state and federal authorities since 2006 sheds light on the massive scope, and evolution, of the 1033 program.

Should Local Police Get The Military's Extra Armored Trucks?

The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. Built to protect U.S. forces from roadside bomb blasts at war, these huge vehicles aren't always welcome.

The Politics Of Calling In Sick

A growing grass-roots movement aims to establish paid sick leave in the U.S., enjoying some success at the city and state level. The issue is already playing big in 2014 political races.

Sen. Menendez Wants Ukraine Supplied With Defensive Weapons

David Greene talks to Sen. Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about the situation in Ukraine. The New Jersey Democrat has just returned from a trip to Ukraine.

Obama Fires Opening Salvo In Fall Congressional Campaign

At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.

Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedly defeated in a June primary.

Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads

Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."

151 Years Later, Pickett's Charge Hero Gets Medal Of Honor

Wisconsin native Lt. Alonzo Cushing's award caps a nearly three-decade campaign to get the Civil War battle honor through Congress.

It Might Sound Stupid, But Maybe It Isn't The Economy This Time

An oft-repeated bit of campaign advice held that, "It's the economy, stupid." But maybe in this midterm election cycle, that's not quite right.

A Political Family, Funding And Running On Both Sides Of The Aisle

The wealthy Ricketts family includes conservatives and a liberal, activists and a candidate. Between them, they raise and spend a lot of political money — and exemplify how the system has changed.

Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."

Obama Faces Hard Decisions On Syria, Immigration

Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.

Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion

The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.

Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics

Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday.

McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns To Avoid Being 'Distraction'

There's an investigation into a payoff scheme before the 2012 presidential caucuses in Iowa. Jesse Benton says suggestions of his involvement are inaccurate and politically motivated.

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