You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.


  • Obama acts where House fears to tread
    Republicans and Democrats should be equally wary of the arbitrary exercise of presidential power.
  • Weekly scorecard
    Winners Habitat for Humanity: Three homeowners in local chapter’s first neighborhood, Fuller’s Landing, will receive house keys today, allowing for
  • The impressive oeuvre of Nichols' lifetime
    Did Mike Nichols ever direct a bad movie? Of course he did. A person can’t have made his living in commercial filmmaking for as long as Nichols did without turning in a dud now and then.

Weekly scorecard



Bishop Dwenger: Saints win fifth girls’ state title in gymnastics, their first since 2006.

Jessica Rupright: Norwell senior will wear jersey No. 1 as Indiana’s Miss Basketball.

Henryville High School: Tornado-ravaged Indiana school is winner of country supergroup Lady Antebellum’s “Own the Prom Night” contest. Nearby Silver Creek High School submitted the video nominating Henryville for the concert.

Etch A Sketch: Romney campaign aide’s gaffe draws lots of attention to classic drawing toy created by Ohio Art Company, based in Bryan, Ohio.


Early spring: Unprecedented summer-like weather allows many Midwesterners to participate in summertime activities. But pollen counts in some places are off the charts, and insects have been out in force.

Indiana Youth Group: Gay, lesbian support group for teens loses its specialty license plate but gains lots of volunteers, contributions and attention.


Robert De Niro: The actor is forced to apologize after making a racial joke while introducing first lady Michelle Obama at a fund-raiser for the president.

Purdue University: Search committee responsible for screening applicants to replace outgoing President France Cordova fails to give proper legal notice of one of its meetings, violating Indiana’s open meetings law.

Chinese smokers: The American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation said tobacco use killed nearly 6 million people in China last year, making it the No. 1 cause of death.


Brian Lamb: Founder and CEO of C-SPAN announces he will step down on April 1. The Lafayette native and Purdue grad will continue to host a weekly show.

Tory Richardson: After eight years as executive director of the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, he moves on to the airport in Columbus, Ohio. Scott Hinderman, formerly the local airport’s director of operations and facilities, steps up to replace Richardson.