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Franklin Electric employee Katie Fox, center, fires during a snowball fight outside the Anchor Films studio on East Berry Street. She was joined by employees of Anchor Films and Boyden & Youngblutt.

5 things of interest to area readers - Thursday, March 13

Chad Ryan - The Journal Gazette
Hana Quinn, 10, plays as she holds her umbrella against the falling snow Wednesday in front of First Christian Church on South Calhoun Street.

A quick look at some things Fort Wayne area readers will want to know.

1. THURSDAY'S WEATHER - Partly cloudy with a high in the mid-20s. Morning wind chills of zero to -10. For more details, click here.

2. FYI

  • Many area schools are on a 2-hour delay. Click here to see a list of delays and closings.
  • Fitbit recalls ForceTM wireless activity-tracking wristbands. Click here to learn why.

  • Saint Francis 57, Ashford 37. Top-ranked Cougars roll in 1st round of the NAIA Division II women's tournament. Click here for game story.
  • Southeastern 84, Huntington 76. Foresters bow out of NAIA. Click here for game story.
4. ROAD RESTRICTIONS - There are lane restrictions on Anthony Boulevard at Coliseum Boulevard from 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily through April 10. Click here to learn of other area road construction projects and restrictions.